A catalogue of Western manuscripts at the Bodleian Libraries and selected Oxford colleges

MS. Laud Misc. 610

Summary Catalogue no.: 1132


Historical, genealogical, theological and poetic texts relating to Ireland.

A composite manuscript: fols. 59-72, 123-146 = part of 'The Book of the White Earl', another fragment of which is in Trinity College Dublin MS. E. 4. 1

Described in detail by Ó Cuiv (see Bibliography).

Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment


Fine initials, 15th century, on fols. 59-72, 123-146. (P&A iii. 1277, pl. CXVII, giving a 14th century date for the decoration)


Origin: 15th century ; Irish

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858-1885) and supplementary sources.


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    Brian Ó Cuiv, Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries, 2 vols (Dublin, 2001-3), I.62-87