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

MS. Rawl. B. 502

Summary Catalogue no.: 11849

Physical Description

Composite: fols. 1-12 || fols. 13-18 || fols. 19-89 || fols. 90 - 103

Record Sources

Summary description by Elizabeth Solopova and Matthew Holford, based on 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) and supplementary sources.

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Digital Images

Digital Bodleian (full digital facsimile)
Digital Bodleian (18 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.163-200

MS. Rawl. B. 502 - Part 1

Contents

Irish world-chronicle (fragment)
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Initials. (P&A iii. 1271)

History

Origin: 11th century, end - 12th century, beginning ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 502 - Part 2

Contents

Irish historical excerpts copied by Sir James Ware from royal archives
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 1642 ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 502 - Part 3

Contents

1.
Saltair na Rann (biblical history, in verse)
Language(s): Irish and Latin
2.
Sex aetates mundi
Language(s): Irish and Latin
3.
Miscellaneous prose and poetry
Language(s): Irish and Latin
4.
Irish genealogies including saints
Language(s): Irish and Latin
5.
Legal texts
Language(s): Irish and Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: parchment

Decoration

Fine initials. (P&A iii. 1270, pl. CXVII)

History

Origin: 12th century, second quarter ; Irish

MS. Rawl. B. 502 - Part 4

Contents

Documents relating to Ireland, excerpts made by or for Sir James Ware from the royal archives at Dublin
Language(s): Latin

Physical Description

Form: codex
Support: paper

History

Origin: 17th century (partly dated 1647) ; Irish