Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1363

  • Irish
  • various composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Composite Irish manuscript consisting of 16 different sections of various hands, which have been bound into five volumes.
H 4. 22
Cat. no. 1363
Provenance and related aspects
various ages
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
vellum + paper
Distinct units

Volume 1:

pp. 18-35
Dublin, Trinity College, …  2 (pp. 18-35)
pp. 36-39
Dublin, Trinity College, …  3 (pp. 36-39)
pp. 54-59
Dublin, Trinity College, …  5 (pp. 54-59)

Volume 2:

pp. 60-63
Dublin, Trinity College, …  6 (pp. 60-63)
pp. 64-79
Dublin, Trinity College, …  7 (pp. 64-79)

Volume 3:

pp. 89-104
Dublin, Trinity College, …  10 (pp. 89-104)
pp. 105-124
Dublin, Trinity College, …  11 (pp. 105-124)
pp. 125-156
Dublin, Trinity College, …  12 (pp. 125-156)

Duanaire Seifín

Volume 4:

pp. 157-158

Front cover (section 13)

pp. 211-212

Back cover (section 15)

Volume 5:

Table of contents

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Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Digitisation wanted
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
Volume 5 of the Corpus iuris Hibernici, which is numbered pp. 1532–1925, contains diplomatic editions of legal material from TCD 1363 (H 4. 22), the Book of Ballymote (RIA 23 P 12), BL Egerton 90 and TCD 1336 (H 3. 17).
Diplomatic edition of legal materal on pp. 3-36b, 50-88 and 211a-211b.

Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
199–216 (Abbott); xx (Gwynn) direct link
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series, 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  

A companion to D. A. Binchy, CIH (1978). Review article: Neil McLeod, ‘Review,A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici’, Peritia 19 (2005).

6–7 (description of the manuscript); 66–70 (CIH contents)
Dennis Groenewegen
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December 2010, last updated: November 2022