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Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1319

vol. 2, pp. 172-187, 192-194
fragment of the Book of Lecan
  • xvin
  • Irish manuscripts
Nine leaves which previously belonged to the Book of Lecan (RIA 23 P 2).
Part of
Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1319 (H 2. 17, 1319) [various]
fragment of the Book of Lecan
Provenance and related aspects
beginning of the 15th century
Hands, scribes
Later history
Abbott: “The great Book of Lecan was in this Library in 1688, when the first extant Catalogue of MSS. was compiled (the same Catalogue a copy of which was supplied to Bernard for his ‘Catalogus’). At that time these nine leaves were wanting: see Bernard, No. 257. It seems to have been carried to France in the reign of James II and in 1787, through the Abbé Kearney, of Paris, it was presented to the then recently founded Royal Irish Academy, in whose Library it is now preserved. By a singular fate, the nine leaves which were missing in 1688 have found their way to the shelves where the remainder of the book formerly stood. These were identified by O’Curry. These leaves have since been transposed so as to follow p. 193.”

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.


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.] “Trinity College, Dublin”, 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/master.html?https://www.isos.dias.ie/libraries/TCD/english/index.html>.
MS 1319/2/6 (ff. 63r–71v)

Secondary sources (select)

Abbott, T. K., and E. J. Gwynn, Catalogue of the Irish manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis & Co, 1921.
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112–113; 349–350 direct link direct link
Bernard, Edward, Catalogi librorum manuscriptorum Angliae et Hiberniae: in unum collecti cum indice alphabetico, Oxford, 1697.
Internet Archive: <link>
Vol. 2, 22 [id. 257.] direct link
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