Dublin, Trinity College, MS 55 Codex Usserianus primus

  • Latin
  • s. viiin (?)
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
A 4. 15
Cat. no. 55
Codex Usserianus primus
Provenance and related aspects
Old Latin.
s. viiin (?)
early 7th century?
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.


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.

[dig. img.] Digital resources and imaging services, Trinity College Library Dublin, Online: Trinity College Dublin, 2009–present. URL: <>.
Digital images direct link
Abbott, T. K. [ed.], Evangeliorum versio antehieronymiana ex codice Ussariano (Dublinensi): adjecta collatione codicis Usseriani alterius accedit versio vulgata sec. cod. Amiatinum cum varietate cod. Kenanensis (Book of Kells) et cod. Durmachensis (Book of Durrow), 2 vols, Dublin, London: Hodges, Figgis, Longman, 1884.
Internet Archive: <link>

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Néill, Pádraig P., “Note: Dry-point glosses in Codex Usserianus Primus”, Peritia 14 (2000): 430–431.
Ó Néill, Pádraig, “The earliest drypoint glosses in Codex Usserianus Primus”, in: Toby Barnard, Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, and Katharine Simms (eds), ‘A miracle of learning’: studies in manuscripts and Irish learning. Essays in honour of William O’Sullivan, Aldershot: Ashgate, 1998. 1–28.
Colker, Marvin L., Trinity College Library Dublin: descriptive catalogue of the mediaeval and Renaissance Latin manuscripts, 2 vols, Aldershot: Scolar Press, 1991.
Kenney, James F., “Chapter VII: Religious literature and ecclesiastical culture”, in: James F. Kenney, The sources for the early history of Ireland: an introduction and guide. Volume 1: ecclesiastical, Revised ed., 11, New York: Octagon, 1966. 622–744.
628 (§ 453) [id. 453.]
Lowe, E. A., Codices Latini antiquiores: a palaeographical guide to Latin manuscripts prior to the ninth century. Part 2: Great Britain and Ireland, Codices Latini Antiquiores, 2, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1935.
Abbott, T. K., Catalogue of the manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin; to which is added a list of the Fagel collection of maps in the same Library, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1900.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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