Bibliography

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

61 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.

1950

article
Best, R. I., “The Yellow Book of Lecan”, Journal of Celtic Studies 1 (1949-1950): 190–192.

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>
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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

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>
work
Best, R. I., Bibliography of Irish philology and of printed Irish literature, Dublin, 1913.
Internet Archive: <link>, <link>, <link>, <link>

1912

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.
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., “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

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>
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>

As honouree

Celtica 5 – Richard Irvine Best memorial volume (1960), Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies.

About the author

White, Terence de Vere, “Richard Irvine Best and his Irish literary contemporaries”, Irish University Review 7:2 (Autumn, 1977): 168–183.
National University School of Library Training, “Bibliography of the publications of Richard Irvine Best”, Celtica 5 (1960): v–x.