Manuscripts

London, British Library, MS Egerton 90

  • s. xiv-xvi
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
A slim, composite Irish manuscript. It includes the deed of a dispute over land (section 2), two legal fragments (section 3) and four leaves which have been identified as belonging originally to RIA MS D ii 1 alias the Book of Uí Maine (section 4).
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Egerton
Shelfmark
90
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiv-xvi
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Material
vellum

f. 1–f. 1
[MS] [[]]  » A memorandum written in English by James Hardiman
f. 2–f. 7
[MS] London, British Library, MS Egerton 90/section 1 (ff. 2-7)  » A calendar in Irish, signs of the zodiac and a marginal medical recipe
f. 9–f. 12
[MS] London, British Library, MS Egerton 90/section 3.1 (ff. 9-12)  » First part of the third section, containing material relating to early Irish law.
f. 13–f. 16
[MS] London, British Library, MS Egerton 90/section 3.2 (ff. 13-16)  » Second part of the third section, containing material relating to early Irish law.
f. 17–f. 20
[MS] London, British Library, MS Egerton 90/section 4 (ff. 17-20)  » Four leaves which belonged originally to the Book of Uí Maine (RIA D ii 1).

Sources

Secondary sources (select)

O'Grady, Standish Hayes, Catalogue of Irish manuscripts in the [British Library, formerly the] British Museum, vol. 1, London: British Museum, 1926.
76–85
O'Sullivan, William, “The Book of Uí Maine formerly the Book of Ó Dubhagáin: scripts and structure”, Éigse 23 (1989): 151–166.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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