Manuscripts

Dublin, National Library of Ireland, MS G 4

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originally part of the Yellow Book of Lecan
  • s. xivex
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
G 4
Classification
Phillipps 8214
Title
originally part of the Yellow Book of Lecan
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xivex
late 14th century
Hands, scribes
Tomás Cam Mac Fir BhisighMac Fir Bhisigh (Tomás Cam) (fl. c. 1400) – Irish scribe, son and assistant of Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh
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Áedh Óg [YBL scribe]Áedh Óg ... YBL scribe
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There are two main hands in this part of the manuscript:
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Foliation / Pagination
10 folios
Table of contents
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Texts

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Sources

Notes

Secondary sources (select)

Ní Shéaghdha, Nessa, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the National Library of Ireland, fasc. 1: Mss G 1 – G 14, Studies in Irish Manuscripts, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1967.
Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies: <link>
28–31.
Ó Concheanainn, Tomás, “Gilla Ísa Mac Fir Bhisigh and a scribe of his school”, Ériu 25 (1974): 157–171.
O'Sullivan, William, “Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan”, Éigse 18:2 (1981): 177–181.
National Library of Ireland, Report of the Council of Trustees for 1930–1931, Dublin, 1932. 27 pp.
16 Description by R. I. Best
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