Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Rawlinson B 512

  • s. xv – s. xviin
  • composite manuscript
  • Irish manuscripts
  • vellum
Collection: Rawlinson
B 512
Provenance and related aspects
s. xv – s. xviin
15th and early 16th century (Ó Cuív).(1)n. 1 Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 223.
Hands, scribes
multiple scribes
Codicological information
UnitCodicological unit. Indicates whether the entry describes a single leaf, a distinct or composite manuscript, etc.
composite manuscript
Foliation / Pagination
154 folios: I (ff. 101-22, 1-36, 45-52), II (ff. 53-75), III (ff. 75B-100, 37-44), IV (ff. 123-44) and V (ff. 145-54)
Palaeographical information
double columns
Distinct units
Work in progress
ff. 1-36


ff. 37-44
ff. 45-52


ff. 75B-100
ff. 101-122


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.



Brian Ó Cuív, Catalogue of Irish MSS in the Bodleian (2001): 223.

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: <>.
Photographic reproduction. direct link

Secondary sources (select)

Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.
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.
223–254 [id. 38.]
Dennis Groenewegen
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