Manuscripts

Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 610

  • s. xv
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Location
Collection: Laud
Shelfmark
Misc. 610
Type
Two vellum manuscripts:
  • Part of the Book of the White Earl (ff. 59–72 and ff. 123–46), written 1410 x 1452 by an anonymous scribe for James Butler, 4th Earl of Ormond (d. 1452), also known as the White Earl
  • Later manuscript, Leabhar na Rátha (ff. 1–58 and ff. 73–122) written in 1453–4 for Edmund Butler. There two principal scribes (Seaán Buidhe Ó Cléirigh and Giolla na Naomh Mac Aodhagáin), but some 18 anonymous scribes were involved at a later stage.n. 1 Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.
Description
collection of prose, verse and Irish genealogies
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xv
15th century.n. 3 Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
Material
vellum
Dimensions
33.75 cm × 24.75 cm
33.5–34 x 24.5–25 cm.n. 2 Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.
Foliation / Pagination
146 folios (excluding two paper flyleaves)

Sources

Notes

Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.
Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.
Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 62.

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.

[digital images] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <http://image.ox.ac.uk>.
Photographic reproduction. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Best, R. I., “Bodleian MS Laud 610”, Celtica 3 (1956): 338–339.
Dillon, Myles, “Laud Misc. 610”, Celtica 5 (1960): 64–76.
Dillon, Myles, “Laud Misc. 610”, Celtica 6 (1963): 135–155.
Ó Cuív, Brian, Catalogue of Irish language manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford college libraries. Part 1: Descriptions, Dublin: School of Celtic Studies, DIAS, 2001.
62–87 (no. 22).
Ó Macháin, Pádraig, “Tuileagna Ó Maoil Chonaire and the Book of Pottlerath”, Ossory, Laois and Leinster 4 (2010): 244–248.
O'Sullivan, Anne, and William O'Sullivan, “Three notes on Laud Misc. 610 (or the Book of Pottlerath)”, Celtica 9 (1971): 135–151.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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