Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1318
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The part of the composite manuscript now known as the Yellow Book of Lecan that bears the title [Leabh]ar buidhe Leacain ‘The yellow book of Lecan’. It is known for containing a number of early Irish voyage tales (immrama).
Anonymous. The hand has been identified in other manuscript fragments, RIA MSS D v 1, D iv 1 and D i 3 and Rawl. B 488, ff. 1-26 (e.g. see Oskamp 1975).
A Latin note written in Anglo-Irish script and dated to the 15th century occurs at the end of the manuscript (col. 400 inf). It reads Iste liber in se continet centum lxv folia, suggesting that the original numbered 165 leaves.(1)n. 1 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975).(2)n. 2 William O'Sullivan, ‘Ciothruadh’s Yellow Book of Lecan’, Éigse 18 (1981).
Sometime during the early 16th century (1510 x 1530), Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh, usually identified as belonging to the Mac Fhir Bhisigh family, adds a footnote (now only half-legible) to cols 380–81, in which he gives the title of the manuscript as <Leabh>ar buidhe Leacain ‘The yellow book of Lecan’.(1)n. 1 Hans P. A. Oskamp, ‘The Yellow Book of Lecan proper’, Ériu 26 (1975): 102, 116, 119.Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh Mac Fhir BhisighMac Fhir Bhisigh (Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh) (fl. 1510 x 1530) – Mac Fhir Bhisigh, Ciothruadh mac Taidhg Ruaidh - apparently a great-great-grandson of the scribe Giolla Íosa Mac Fhir Bhisigh. He is known primarily because he added a footnote to cols 380–81 of Yellow Book Lecan (TCD 1318), in which he states his name and gives the title of the manuscript as Leabhar buidhe ‘Yellow book’. When Ciothruadh's manuscript was bound together with other, unrelated parts, the title was carried over to the compilation as a whole.
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