Dublin, Trinity College, MS 1363

  • various
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Composite Irish manuscript consisting of 16 different sections of various hands, which have been bound into five volumes.
H 4. 22
Cat. no. 1363
Provenance and related aspects
various ages
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
vellum + paper
Foliation / Pagination
244 pp.
Distinct units

Volume 1:

pp. 18-35
Dublin, Trinity College, …  2 (pp. 18-35)
pp. 36-39
Dublin, Trinity College, …  3 (pp. 36-39)
pp. 54-59
Dublin, Trinity College, …  5 (pp. 54-59)

Volume 2:

pp. 60-63
Dublin, Trinity College, …  6 (pp. 60-63)
pp. 64-79
Dublin, Trinity College, …  7 (pp. 64-79)

Volume 3:

pp. 89-104
Dublin, Trinity College, …  10 (pp. 89-104)
pp. 105-124
Dublin, Trinity College, …  11 (pp. 105-124)
pp. 125-156
Dublin, Trinity College, …  12 (pp. 125-156)

Duanaire Seifín

Volume 4:

pp. 157-158

Front cover (section 13)

pp. 211-212

Back cover (section 15)

Volume 5:

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 for 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.


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.

[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 5, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
Volume 5 of the Corpus iuris Hibernici, which is numbered pp. 1532–1925, contains diplomatic editions of legal material from TCD 1363 (H 4. 22), the Book of Ballymote (RIA 23 P 12), BL Egerton 90 and TCD 1336 (H 3. 17).
Diplomatic edition of legal materal on pp. 3-36b, 50-88 and 211a-211b.

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.
Internet Archive: <link> Internet Archive: <link>
199–216 (Abbott); xx (Gwynn) direct link
Breatnach, Liam, A companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici, Early Irish Law Series 5, Dublin: DIAS, 2005.  
comments: A companion to Binchy (D. A.) 1978a. Review article: McLeod, N., “A true companion to the Corpus iuris Hibernici”, Peritia 19 (2005).
6–7 (description of the manuscript); 66–70 (CIH contents)
Dennis Groenewegen
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