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

MS. Rawl. B. 488

Summary Catalogue no.: 11835

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-26 || fols. 27-28 || fols. 29-34 || fols. 35-48 + following blanks

History

Provenance and Acquisition

Richard Rawlinson, 1690-1755

Bequeathed to the Bodleian in 1755

MS. Rawl. B. 488 - Part 1

Contents

1. (fol. 1)
Irish world-chronicle, to c. A.D. 361
Language(s): Latin
2. (fol. 7)
Annals of Tigernach

To 1088, with continuation to 1178 (fragments)

Language(s): Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Good initials. (P&A iii. 1274, pl. CXVII)

History

Origin: 14th century, third quarter ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 488 - Part 2

Contents

(fol. 27)
Irish annals, with special reference to Connacht (?), for 1237-1249 and 1303-1314 (two fragments)
Language(s): Latin and Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

History

Origin: 14th century, late (?) ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 488 - Part 3

Contents

(fol. 29)
Irish annals for 1392-8 and 1401-7, probably originating from the monastery of Saints' Island in Lough Ree, Co. Longford, for 1392-1398 and 1401-1407 (two fragments)
Language(s): Latin and Irish

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials.

History

Origin: 14th century, late - 15th century, early ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 488 - Part 4

Contents

(fol. 35)
Historical transcripts and notes made by or for Sir James Ware.
Language(s): Latin and English

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th 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).

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (1 image 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.141-53