Bibliography

R. I. (Richard Irvine)
Best
b. 1872–d. 1959

60 publications between 1903 and 1983 indexed
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1983

work
Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, M. A. O'Brien, and Anne O'Sullivan (eds.), The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, 6 vols, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954–1983.
CELT – 1-260: <link> CELT – 400-470 (excl. Táin bó Cúailnge): <link> CELT – 471-638 and 663 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn): <link> CELT – 761-781 and 785-841 (excl. Dinnshenchas Érenn and Togail Troí): <link> CELT – 1119-1192 and 1202-1325 (excl. Esnada tige Buchet and Fingal Rónáin ): <link>

1967

1966

work
Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien (eds.), Togail Troí, from the Book of Leinster, vol. IV, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1966.

1965

work
Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 4, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1965.
CELT – pp. 761-781 and 785-841: <link>

1958

article
Best, R. I., “Palaeographical notes III”, Ériu 18 (1958): 102–107.

1957

work
Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 3, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1957.
CELT – pp. 471-638 and 663: <link>

1956

article
Best, R. I., “Bodleian MS Laud 610”, Celtica 3 (1956): 338–339.
work
Best, Richard Irvine, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 2, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1956.
CELT – pp. 400-470: <link>

1954

work
Best, R. I. [introduction], MS. 23 N 10 (formerly Betham 145) in the library of the Royal Irish Academy, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 6, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1954.
work
Best, Richard Irvine, Osborn Bergin, and M. A. O'Brien, The Book of Leinster, formerly Lebar na Núachongbála, vol. 1, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1954.
CELT – edition (pp. 1-260): <link>

1952

article
Best, R. I., “Some Irish charms”, Ériu 16 (1952): 27–32.

1942

work
Best, R. I., Bibliography of Irish philology and manuscript literature: publications 1913-1941, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1942.
Bill.celt.dias.ie: <link>

1941

article
Best, R. I., “The oldest fragments of the Senchas Már: addendum et corrigenda”, Analecta Hibernica 10 (1941): 299–303.
Addendum and corrigenda to Senchas Már: facsimile of the oldest fragments from Ms. H.2.15 in the library of Trinity College (1931)

1940

article
Best, R. I., “An Irish version of the Somniale Danielis”, in: Ryan, John [ed.], Féil-sgríbhinn Eóin Mhic Néill: Essays and studies presented to professor Eoin MacNeill on the occasion of his seventieth birthday, May 15th 1938, Dublin: Three Candles, 1940. 3–17.

1938

article
Bergin, Osborn, and R. I. Best (ed. and tr.), “Tochmarc Étaíne”, Ériu 12 (1934–1938): 137–196.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>

1936

work
Best, R. I. [intro.], The commentary on the psalms with glosses in Old-Irish preserved in the Ambrosian Library (Ms. C 301 inf.), Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1936.

1933

work
Best, R. I., and Eóin MacNeill (eds.), The annals of Inisfallen: reproduced in facsimile from the original manuscript (Rawlinson B 503) in the Bodleian Library, Dublin: Royal Irish Academy, 1933.

1932

journal volume
Ériu 11 (1932), Dublin.

1931

article
Best, R. I. [ed.], “Story of Mael Ruain of Tamlacht”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus I, London, 1931. 34–35 + fasc. V: 100 (corrigenda).
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
article
Best, R. I. [ed.], “Amairgen son of Ecet Salach”, in: Fraser, J., P. Grosjean, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Irish texts, fasciculus I, London, 1931. 32–34 + fasc. V: 100 (corrigenda).
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link>
work
Best, R. I., and Rudolf Thurneysen (introduction), Senchas Már: facsimile of the oldest fragments from Ms.H.2.15 in the library of Trinity College, Dublin, Facsimiles in Collotype of Irish Manuscripts 1, Dublin: Stationery Office, 1931.
work
Best, Richard Irvine, and H. J. Lawlor, The martyrology of Tallaght: from the Book of Leinster and MS. 5100–4 in the Royal Library, Brussels, Henry Bradshaw Society 68, London: Henry Bradshaw Society, 1931.

1929

article
Allen, Philip Schuyler, F. M. Stenton, and R. I. Best, “Charles Plummer, 1851–1927”, Proceedings of the British Academy 15 (1929): 463–476.

1928

article
Best, R. I., “An early monastic grant in the Book of Durrow”, Ériu 10 (1926–1928): 135–142.
article
Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.

1927

article
Best, R. I. [ed.], “The birth of Brandub, son of Eochaid and of Aedán, son of Gabrán”, in: Loomis, Roger Sherman [ed.], Medieval studies in memory of Gertrude Schoepperle Loomis, Paris, et al.: Columbia University Press, 1927. 381–390.

1926

article
Best, R. I., “On the subscriptions in the Book of Dimma”, Hermathena 20:44 (1926): 84–100.

1925

article
Best, R. I., “Bibliography of the publications of Kuno Meyer”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 15 (1925): 1–65.

1923

article
Best, R. I., “Kuno Meyer”, Ériu 9 (1921–1923): 181–186.
journal volume
Ériu 9 (1921–1923), Dublin: School of Irish Learning.

1920

article
Lawlor, H. J., and R. I. Best (eds.), “The ancient list of coarbs of Patrick”, Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy 35 C (1918–1920): 316–362.
Internet Archive: <link>

1916

article
Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The battle of Airtech”, Ériu 8 (1916): 170–190.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
article
Best, R. I., “Prognostications from the raven and the wren”, Ériu 8 (1916): 120–126.
article
Best, R. I., “Palæographical notes II. Lebor na hUidre”, Ériu 8 (1916): 117–119.
article
Best, R. I., “The St. Gall incantation against headache”, Ériu 8 (1916): 100.

1915

article
Best, R. I., “Comhrag Fir Diadh & Chon Cculainn (Táin bó Cúailgne)”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 274–308.
CELT – edition: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

1914

article
Best, R. I., “Palaeographical notes I. The Rawlinson B 502 Tigernach”, Ériu 7 (1914): 114–120.

1913

work
Best, R. I., Bibliography of Irish philology and of printed Irish literature, Dublin, 1913.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>
edited work
Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 5, Halle and Dublin, 1913.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link> Internet Archive – vols 3-5: <link>

1912

edited work
Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 4, Halle and Dublin, 1912.
Internet Archive – vols 3-5: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link>
article
Best, R. I., “Erschienene Schriften”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 593–594.
Internet Archive: <link>
Additions to Timothy Lewis' bibliography of the works of Heinrich Zimmer.
article
Best, R. I., “The Lebar Brecc tractate on the canonical hours”, in: Bergin, Osborn, and Carl Marstrander (eds.), Miscellany presented to Kuno Meyer, Halle: Max Niemeyer Verlag, 1912. 142–166.
article
Best, R. I., “Bibliography of the publications of Whitley Stokes”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 351–406.
Internet Archive: <link>
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Best, R. I., “Notes on the script of Lebor na hUidre”, Ériu 6 (1912): 161–174.

1911

article
Best, Richard Irvine [ed. and tr.], “Cuchulainn’s shield”, Ériu 5 (1911): 72.

1910

article
Best, R. I., “A hymn of praise”, Ériu 4 (1908–1910): 120.
article
Best, R. I. [ed.], “Betha Pátraic”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 3, Halle and Dublin, 1910. 29–42.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>
article
Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The settling of the manor of Tara”, Ériu 4 (1910): 121–172.
TLH – edition: <link> TLH – translation: <link>
edited work
Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 3, Halle and Dublin, 1910.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link> Internet Archive – vols. 3-5: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link>

As honouree

Property "Source" has a restricted application area and cannot be used as annotation property by a user. Celtica 5 – Richard Irvine Best memorial volume (1960), Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

About the author

Property "Source" has a restricted application area and cannot be used as annotation property by a user. White, Terence de Vere, “Richard Irvine Best and his Irish literary contemporaries”, Irish University Review 7:2 (Autumn, 1977): 168–183.
Property "Source" has a restricted application area and cannot be used as annotation property by a user. National University School of Library Training, “Bibliography of the publications of Richard Irvine Best”, Celtica 5 (1960): v–x.