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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


Pächt and Alexander iii. 1277, pl. CXVII, giving a 14th century date for the decoration:

Fine initials, 15th century, on fols. 59–72, 123–146.


Origin: 15th century (partly 1453 and 1454) ; Irish

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (H. O. Coxe, Laudian Manuscripts, Quarto Catalogues II, repr. with corrections, 1969, from the original ed. of 1858–1885). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).


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    Printed descriptions:

    A. Watson, Catalogue of Dated and Datable Manuscripts in Oxford Libraries (1984), no. 617 (fols.1-58, 72v-122)
    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

Last Substantive Revision

2017-07-01: First online publication.