Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506 Unit: section ff. 16b-62Irish legal material

  • Irish
  • s. xiv
  • distinct manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
early Irish legal texts
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main hand An anonymous scribe who wrote for Brian Mac Aodhagáin and was responsible for ff. 16br–62v (Ó Cuív 2001: 217). “In the legal texts on ff. 16br-62v there are numerous notes, either marginal or interlinear, which seem to be in the same hand as that of the text” (Ó Cuív). Anonymous [Rawl. B 506 (ff. 16br–62v)]Anonymous ... Rawl. B 506 (ff. 16br–62v)
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Annotator “A few notes (e.g. f. 48rb, marg. dext. and interlinear) seem to be in a different hand” (Ó Cuív).
Mac Aodhagáin (Brian)Mac Aodhagáin (Brian)
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Codicological information
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distinct manuscript
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.

[dig. img.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford, 2001–present. URL: <>.
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1–337; diplomatic edition of legal material three manuscripts: the Bodleian manuscripts Rawlinson B 487 and Rawlinson B 506, and TCD 1433 (E 3. 5).
81–190 Diplomatic edition of the legal material on ff. 16a–62d.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Schreibersnotizen aus Rawl. B. 506”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 358.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Scribal notes.

Secondary sources (select)

Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
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