Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 Unit: pp. 377–410Supplement to the Book of Leinster

  • Irish
  • c. s. xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1339 (H 2. 18, 1339) = Book of Leinster [s. xii2]
Supplement to the Book of Leinster
Irish genealogies vernacular Irish verse manuscript miscellanies
Sixteenth-century manuscript folios. Although it is now bound together with the Book of Leinster, it was not originally part of it. In his facsimile edition (1880), Robert Atkinson distinguishes between three sections which he designates Q (pp. 377–396), R (pp. 397–408) and S (pp. 408–410). For a recent discussion of section Q, see e.g. Sharon Arbuthnot, ‘Some accretions to genealogical material in a manuscript boxed with the Book of Leinster’, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 55 (2006).
Provenance and related aspects
c. s. xvi
c. 16th century.
Origin, provenance
Later provenance: ass. with Edward LhuydLhuyd (Edward)
(d. 1709)
Llwyd (Edward)
No short description available
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Hands, scribes
Codicological information
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[facs.] Atkinson, Robert [ed.], The Book of Leinster sometime called the Book of Glendalough: a collection of pieces (prose and verse) in the Irish language, compiled, in part, about the middle of the twelfth century, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1880.
Facsimile edition

Secondary sources (select)

Arbuthnot, Sharon, “Some accretions to genealogical material in a manuscript boxed with the Book of Leinster”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 55 (2006): 57–67.
OʼSullivan, William, “Notes on the scripts and make-up of the Book of Leinster”, Celtica 7 (1966): 1–31.
Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. OʼBrien, and Anne OʼSullivan [eds.], The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>
Vol. 1, Introduction
C. A., Dennis Groenewegen
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