Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Harley 5280 Unit: ff. 3-9

  • Latin
  • s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • paper

Seven paper leaves which have been inserted at the beginning of BL MS Harley 5280. They contain four Latin tracts in an early 17th-century hand which Robin Flower has ascribed to Hugo Casserly (anglicised form of Mac Casarlaigh), who owned the vellum manuscript and may also have authored or compiled the Latin texts he added.

Identifiers
Location
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Latin
Date
s. xvii
Origin, provenance
Origin: Ireland
Ireland
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ass. with Hugo CasserlyCasserly (Hugo)
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Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand (Cassarly)

Hand “apparently that of Hugo Casserly” (Flower), whose name also appears in various places in the main MS, e.g. on f. 45v (Hugo Cassarlye Hiberniensis homo). See main entry.

Hugo CasserlyCasserly (Hugo)
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Exemplars
The rubric on the first folio credits an old red volume (in libro quodam antiquo cui nomen uolumen rubrum) as the source, though not necessarily exemplar, of at least the first tract. Flower has offered the very tentative suggestion that it may have been the now lost Red Book of Mac Aodhagáin (Leabhar Ruadh Mhic Aedhagáin).
Codicological information
Material
paper
Foliation
7 ff.
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Sources

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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.

[ed.] [tr.] Gray, Elizabeth A., “Early seventeenth-century Hiberno-Latin tracts in Harleian 5280”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1982): 136–164.

Secondary sources (select)

Gray, Elizabeth A., “Early seventeenth-century Hiberno-Latin tracts in Harleian 5280”, Journal of Celtic Studies 3 (1981–1982): 136–164.
Flower, Robin, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 2, London: British Museum, 1926.
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