A handlist of early medieval manuscripts (before c. AD 1000) relevant to the study of Irish book culture.

Hereford, Cathedral Library, O.III.2

(Origin: Continent) Irish exemplar Irish-language content

Identifiers

CountryUK
CityHereford
LibraryCathedral Library
ShelfmarkO.III.2

Description

No. of folios205
Page height (mm)248
Page width (mm)193
ContentsJerome, De viris illustribus; Decretum Gelasianum; Gennadius, De viris illustribus; Isidore, De viris illustribus; Augustine Retractationes; Cassiodorus, Institutiones (book 1); Isidore, Prohemia, extracts from De ecclesiasticis officiis, De ortu et obitu sanctorum patrum, Allegoriae
ScriptCaroline minuscule

History

DatingIX 3/4 (850–875)
OriginFrance?
ProvenanceCanterbury (c. 1100)

References

Bischoff, Katalog1523

Notes

Bischoff: Irish exemplar? Mynors (ed.), Cassiodori Senatoris Institutiones (Oxford, 1937), pp XV–XVI: Irish abbreviations for autem and per sometimes taken over, sometimes wrongly interpreted. Two embedded Irish glosses misunderstood: sitipio (sc. stibio): id est o dub dabrom (John Fraser: ó dub da bró); fenus: id est amthi (cf. Sg. 11b19 l: foenus: aithi).

Library location

Pádraic Moran, MIrA: Manuscripts with Irish Associations, draft version (2021) <mira.ie/234> [accessed 6 December 2021]