Bibliography

Richard Irvine
Best

61 publications between 1903 and 1983 indexed
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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>
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.
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>
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>
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>
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>
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.
Best, R. I., Bibliography of Irish philology and manuscript literature: publications 1913-1941, Dublin: Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1942.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Best, R. I., Bibliography of Irish philology and of printed Irish literature, Dublin, 1913.
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d'Arbois de Jubainville, H., The Irish mythological cycle and Celtic mythology, tr. R. I. Best, Dublin: Hodges, Figgis, 1903. 
English translation by R. I. Best, first published in The United Irishman
Internet Archive: <link>
English translation by R. I. Best, first published in The United Irishman

Works edited

Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 5, Halle and Dublin, 1913.
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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>
Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 3, Halle and Dublin, 1910.
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Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2, Halle and Dublin, 1908.
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Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 1, Halle and Dublin, 1907. 
comments: Addenda and corrigenda were published in Kuno Meyer (ed.) • Osborn Bergin (ed.) • R. I. Best (ed.) • J. G. O'Keeffe (ed.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2 (1908): 80.
Celtic Digital Initiative – PDF: <link> Internet Archive – vols 1-5: <link>
comments: Addenda and corrigenda were published in Kuno Meyer (ed.) • Osborn Bergin (ed.) • R. I. Best (ed.) • J. G. O'Keeffe (ed.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2 (1908): 80.

Contributions to journals

Best, R. I., “Palaeographical notes III”, Ériu 18 (1958): 102–107.
Best, R. I., “Bodleian MS Laud 610”, Celtica 3 (1956): 338–339.
Best, R. I., “Some Irish charms”, Ériu 16 (1952): 27–32.
Best, R. I., “The Yellow Book of Lecan”, Journal of Celtic Studies 1 (1949-1950): 190–192.
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)
Addendum and corrigenda to Senchas Már: facsimile of the oldest fragments from Ms. H.2.15 in the library of Trinity College (1931)
Bergin, Osborn, and R. I. Best (ed. and tr.), “Tochmarc Étaíne”, Ériu 12 (1934–1938): 137–196.
CELT – edition: <link> CELT – translation: <link>
Allen, Philip Schuyler, F. M. Stenton, and R. I. Best, “Charles Plummer, 1851–1927”, Proceedings of the British Academy 15 (1929): 463–476.
Best, R. I., “An early monastic grant in the Book of Durrow”, Ériu 10 (1926–1928): 135–142.
Best, Richard Irvine, “Notes on Rawlinson B. 512”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 17 (1928): 389–402.
Best, R. I., “On the subscriptions in the Book of Dimma”, Hermathena 20:44 (1926): 84–100.
Best, R. I., “Bibliography of the publications of Kuno Meyer”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 15 (1925): 1–65.
Best, R. I., “Kuno Meyer”, Ériu 9 (1921–1923): 181–186.
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.
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Best, R. I., “Prognostications from the raven and the wren”, Ériu 8 (1916): 120–126.
Best, R. I., “The St. Gall incantation against headache”, Ériu 8 (1916): 100.
Best, R. I., “Palæographical notes II. Lebor na hUidre”, Ériu 8 (1916): 117–119.
Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The battle of Airtech”, Ériu 8 (1916): 170–190.
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Best, R. I., “Comhrag Fir Diadh & Chon Cculainn (Táin bó Cúailgne)”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 10 (1915): 274–308.
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Best, R. I., “Palaeographical notes I. The Rawlinson B 502 Tigernach”, Ériu 7 (1914): 114–120.
Best, R. I., “Erschienene Schriften”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 593–594. 
Additions to Timothy Lewis' bibliography of the works of Heinrich Zimmer.
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Additions to Timothy Lewis' bibliography of the works of Heinrich Zimmer.
Best, R. I., “Notes on the script of Lebor na hUidre”, Ériu 6 (1912): 161–174.
Best, R. I., “Bibliography of the publications of Whitley Stokes”, Zeitschrift für celtische Philologie 8 (1912): 351–406.
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Best, Richard Irvine [ed. and tr.], “Cuchulainn’s shield”, Ériu 5 (1911): 72.
Best, R. I., “A hymn of praise”, Ériu 4 (1908–1910): 120.
Best, R. I. [ed. and tr.], “The settling of the manor of Tara”, Ériu 4 (1910): 121–172.
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Best, R. I., “The canonical hours”, Ériu 3 (1907): 116.
Best, Richard Irvine [ed. and tr.], “The adventures of Art son of Conn, and the courtship of Delbchaem”, Ériu 3 (1907): 149–173.
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Best, R. I. [ed.], “The tragic death of Cúrói mac Dári”, Ériu 2 (1905): 18–35.
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Best, R. I., “The graves of the kings at Clonmacnois”, Ériu 2 (1905): 163–171.
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Best, R. I. [ed.], “The Leabhar Oiris”, Ériu 1 (1904): 74–112.
CELT – edition and preamble: <link> Internet Archive: <link>

Contributions to edited collections or authored works

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.
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).
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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).
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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.
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.
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.
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Best, R. I. [ed.], “Betha Adamnáin”, in: Bergin, Osborn, R. I. Best, Kuno Meyer, and J. G. O'Keeffe (eds.), Anecdota from Irish manuscripts, vol. 2, Halle and Dublin, 1908. 10–20.
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R. I. Best, “Additional notes”, in: Marie-Henri D'Arbois de Jubainville, The Irish mythological cycle and Celtic mythology (1903): 225–230.

As honouree

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

As honouree

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