Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 506

  • s. xiv + s. xvii
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum + paper
Collection: Rawlinson
B 506
Provenance and related aspects
s. xiv + s. xvii
14th and 17th centuries
Hands, scribes
Codicological information
vellum + paper
Distinct units
ff. i-iv
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  ff. i-iv

Paper leaves

ff. 1-16a
ff. 63r-67r
Oxford, Bodleian Library,…  ff. 63r-67r

Paper leaves with items copied by James Ware. The remainder of the 43 paper leaves are blank, without page numbering.


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.] Oxford Digital Library, Early manuscripts at Oxford University, Online: University of Oxford. URL: <>.
[dipl. ed.] Binchy, D. A. [ed.], Corpus iuris Hibernici, 7 vols, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1978.  
comments: numbered pp. 1–337; diplomatic edition of legal material three manuscripts: the Bodleian manuscripts Rawlinson B 487 and Rawlinson B 506, and TCD 1433 (E 3. 5).
81–190 Diplomatic edition of the legal material on ff. 16a–62d.
[ed.] Meyer, Kuno [ed.], “Mitteilungen aus irischen Handschriften: Schreibersnotizen aus Rawl. B. 506”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 12 (1918): 358.
Journal volume:  Internet Archive: <link>, <link>
Scribal notes

Secondary sources (select)

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.
Dennis Groenewegen
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