Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Cotton Nero A vii Composite

  • Latin, Irish
  • composite manuscript
  • Non-Celtic manuscripts
  • parchment

A composite manuscript that includes matter pertaining to Anselm and Lanfranc, archbishops of Canterbury; a 16th-century Irish manuscript containing a copy of Bretha Nemed toísech; and Henry of Saltry's description of St Patrick's Purgatory.

Identifiers
Location
Collection: Cotton manuscripts
Shelfmark
Cotton Nero A vii
Type
manuscript miscellanies
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin, Irish
Date
Of various ages.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Material
parchment
Distinct units
ff. 132-157

Irish manuscript (1571).

Table of contents
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Locus

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  • f. 23ra.34: meaning folio 23 recto, first column, line 34
  • f. 96vb.m: meaning folio 96, verso, second column, middle of the page (s = top, m = middle, i = bottom)
    • Note that marg. = marginalia, while m = middle.
  • p. 67b.23: meaning page 67, second column, line 23

Sources

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[dig. img.] British Library: digitised manuscripts, Online: British Library. URL: <http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts>.

Secondary sources (select)

OʼGrady, Standish Hayes, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 1, London: British Museum, 1926.

External links

Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
Page created
December 2010, last updated: July 2022