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

MS. Rawl. B. 486

Summary Catalogue no.: 11833

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-3 || fols. 4-15 || fols. 16-22 || fols. 23-75

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

MS. Rawl. B. 486 - Part 1

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century

MS. Rawl. B. 486 - Part 2

Contents

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Flourished initials.

History

Origin: 13th century, second half - 14th century, first half

MS. Rawl. B. 486 - Part 3

Contents

Martyrology, Use of Rome

Fragment, with added obits for the Augustinian abbey of Navan, Co. Meath.

Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Flourished initials.

History

Origin: 15th century ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 486 - Part 4

Contents

Irish miscellany, including historical narratives, genealogies of saints and others, lists of kings, etc.
Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. Obituaries of 1360, 1369, and 1370 on fol. 45v in the margin. (P&A iii. 1276)

History

Origin: 14th century ; Irish

Additional Information

Record Sources

Summary description abbreviated from the Quarto Catalogue (W. D. Macray, Catalogi codicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecæ Bodleianæ...viri munificentissimi Ricardi Rawlinson, J.C.D., codicum...complectens, Quarto Catalogues V, 5 fascicles, 1862-1900). Decoration, localization and date follow Pächt and Alexander (1973).

Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (19 images from 35mm slides)

Bibliography

    Brian Ó Cuiv, Catalogue of Irish Language Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Oxford College Libraries, 2 vols (Dublin, 2001-3), I.119-34 [for part 4, fols. 23-75]