A criminal code, scarcely equalled for barbarity, though twice mitigated by royal edict since 1785, remained in force in its main provisions till 1895.
No Icelandic novelist has as yet equalled Jon Thoroddsen (1819-1868).
A leading position among Icelandic lexicographers is occupied by Jon porkeisson, formerly head of the Latin school at Reykjavik, whose Supplement til islandske Ordbcbger, an Icelandic-Danish vocabulary (three separate collections), has hardly been equalled in learning and accuracy.
This value was almost equalled by that of eggs and poultry ($14,050,727), which increased 79.7% in the same decade.
Twenty years after his first, he produced another book, De l'Ancien regime, which almost, if not quite, equalled its success.