Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48a

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Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48a

Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, part 1
  • c. 1435-1440
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Shelfmark
23 O 48 (a)
Classification
476
Title
Liber Flavus Fergusiorum, part 1
> named after John Fergus
Description
First part of the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum. For the second part, see Dublin, Royal Irish Academy, MS 23 O 48b.
Provenance and related aspects
Date
c. 1435-1440
c. 1435-1440
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
The folio numbering is based on Caoimhín Breatnach, ‘Manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum’, Ériu 61 (2011)

f. 1raline 1–f. 2rbline 9
[Inventio Sanctae Crucis] » Story of the invention of the Cross
f. 2rbline 10–f. 10rbline 27
[Stair Fortibrais] » MS heading: ‘Sdair Serluis Moir’ » Early Modern Irish story of Fierabras
f. 10rbline 28–f. 10valine 8
[Scéla Siluester ocus Constantin (miracle)] » Incipit: ‘Rig rogabh an doman feacht n-aill’ » Middle Irish story of Constantine the Great and his miraculous cure
f. 10valine 9–f. 10valine 37
» Short text on the four kinds of wood used to make the Cross
f. 11vbline 36–f. 12raline 9
» Text on the 17 wonders that occurred on the night of Christ’s birth
f. 11rbline 46–f. 11vbline 10
» Story of Máel Suthain Ó Cearbhaill
f. 12raline 10–f. 12rbline 10
» Fifteen signs of Doomsday
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 concerning 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.
(Text)
ff. 27(78)rb–28ra8  
(Text)
[3rd] ff. 29r–30v  
(Text)
f. 45  
Epistle of Jesus only.
(Text)
f. 10(63)va  
(Text)
f. 37(92)rb  
(Text)
ff. 28ra (9)–28va (50)  
(Text)
ff. 17vb–20va  
(Text)
ff. 13(65)ra–15(67)rb.m  
rubric: Betha Moling   
Inventio Sanctae Crucis
(MS)
f. 1ral. 1–f. 2rbl. 9
Story of the invention of the Cross
(Text)
f. 30v  
rubric: Pais Andrias   
(Text)
f. 33(88)b  
(Text)
f. 31va-31vb  
rubric: Pais Parrtholoin apstail   Breaks off imperfect.
(MS)
f. 10rbl. 28–f. 10val. 8
incipit: Rig rogabh an doman feacht n-aill   Middle Irish story of Constantine the Great and his miraculous cure
(Text)
ff. 10rb–10va (line 27)  
incipit: Rig rogabh an doman feacht n-aill   
(Text)
f. 37v  
incipit: Righ rogabh an domhun feach n-aill   
(MS)
f. 2rbl. 10–f. 10rbl. 27
rubric: Sdair Serluis Moir   Early Modern Irish story of Fierabras
(Text)
ff. 2rb–10rb  
Entitled Sdair Serluis Moir
(Text)
f. 25(76)r.inf-25(76)va.12  
(Text)
f. 10vb  
Abbreviated version. Prose only.
  • Sources

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.

“Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.

Secondary sources

Mulchrone, Kathleen, Thomas F. O'Rahilly, Elizabeth Fitzpatrick, and A. I. Pearson (eds.), Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the Royal Irish Academy, 8 vols, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1926–1970.
Vol. 2, 1254–1273 [id. 476.]
Breatnach, Caoimhín, “Manuscript abbreviations and other scribal features in the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Ériu 61 (2011): 95–163.
Herbert, Máire, “Medieval collections of ecclesiastical and devotional materials: Leabhar Breac, Liber Flavus Fergusiorum and the Book of Fenagh”, in: Cunningham, Bernadette, Siobhán Fitzpatrick [eds.], and Petra Schnabel [picture ed.], Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2009. 33–43.
Gwynn, Edward, “The manuscript known as the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 26 C:2 (1906–1907): 15–41.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Queried results

if available
Herbert, Máire, “Medieval collections of ecclesiastical and devotional materials: Leabhar Breac, Liber Flavus Fergusiorum and the Book of Fenagh”, in: Cunningham, Bernadette, Siobhán Fitzpatrick [eds.], and Petra Schnabel [picture ed.], Treasures of the Royal Irish Academy Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 2009. 33–43.
“Royal Irish Academy”, Ó Macháin, Pádraig (director), Irish Script on Screen – Meamrám Páipéar Ríomhaire, Online: School of Celtic Studies, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. URL: <https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/RIA/english/index.html>.
“MS 23 O 48 (a) (Liber Flavus Fergusiorum: Part I)”
Gwynn, Edward, “The manuscript known as the Liber Flavus Fergusiorum”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 26 C:2 (1906–1907): 15–41.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

External links

web page identifiers

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