London, British Library, MS Egerton 90 Unit: section 3, first part, ff. 9-12

  • Irish
  • s. xv/xvi
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Four leaves of material relating to early Irish law, notably extracts from the so-called E-version of Bretha éitgid. The leaves were taken from a manuscript, described by William O'Sullivan as ‘The book of Cairbre mac Domhnaill Uí Dheoradháin’, fragments of which survive elsewhere (RIA 23 Q 6).
early Irish legal texts
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv/xvi
15th or 16th 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.


See also the parent manuscript for further references.

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.

[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

Secondary sources (select)

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).

7; 10-11; 71; 176–182
OʼSullivan, William, “The Book of Domhnall Ó Duibhdábhoireann: provenance and codicology”, Celtica 23 (1999): 276–299.
279; 286 n. 59
OʼGrady, Standish Hayes, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 1, London: British Museum, 1926.
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