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

Browse category: Origin: Ireland

98 manuscripts.

City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Provenance
BaselUniversitätsbibliothekF III 15dMarius Victorinus, Ars Grammatica; Isidorus Iunior, De Vitiis et VirtutibusIrish minusculeVIIIIrelandFulda
CambridgeSt John's CollegeC.9 (olim 59) (Southampton Psalter)PsalterIrish minusculelate 10th or early 11th cent.IrelandDover (St Martin's Priory)
Cambridge, Mass.Harvard University, Houghton LibraryTyp. 620 (Rosenthal fragment)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Lc 16.27–17.26)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland
ColmarBibliothèque municipale217 (444) (flyleaf)Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²IrelandMurbach
CologneHistorisches ArchivGB Kasten B 148 + 148aCaesarius Arelatensis, Homiliae (94, 102, fragm.)Irish majusculeVII–VIIIIreland (or Bobbio?)
DublinNational Museum of IrelandS.A. 1914: 2 (Springmount Bog Tablets)Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, Ps 30–32)Early Irish minusculeVIIIreland
DublinNational Museum of Irelandn/a (Fadden More Psalter)Testamentum Vetus (Ps.)Irish minusculec. 800Ireland
DublinRoyal Irish Academy12 R 33 (Cathach of St Columba)Testamentum Vetus (Ps 30.10–105.13)Early Irish majusculeVII¹Ireland
DublinRoyal Irish Academy24 Q 23 (Domnach Airgid)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII–IXIreland
DublinRoyal Irish AcademyD II 3 (ff 1–11)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Io, excerpta)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
DublinRoyal Irish AcademyD II 3 (ff 12–67) (Stowe Missal)Sacramentarium CelticumIrish majusculeVIII–IX (ca. 792)Ireland (Lorrha? Tallaght?)
DublinTrinity College52 (Book of Armagh)Muirchú, Vita Sancti Patricii; Dicta Patricii; Tírechán, Collectanea de Vita S Patricii; Patricius, Confessio; Testamentum Novum Evangelia (Vetus Latina passim, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io); Sulpicius Severus, Vita S Martini, Dialogi de S Martino, EpistulaeIrish minusculeIX in (ca. 807)Ireland (Armagh)
DublinTrinity College56 (A.IV.6) (Garland of Howth/Codex Usserianus Secundus)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Irish majusculeVIII–IXIreland
DublinTrinity College59 (A.IV.23) (Book of Dimma)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Irish cursiveVIII²Ireland (Roscrea)
DublinTrinity College60 (A.I.15) (Book of Mulling)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mt 26.42–27.35, Mc 1.1–4.8, 5.18–6.35)Irish minusculeVIII²Ireland
DublinTrinity College60 (A.I.15) (ff 95–98)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt. 26.42–28.35, Mc 1.1–4.8, 5.18–6.35)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
DurhamCathedral LibraryA.II.17 (ff 2-102) (Durham Gospels)
+ 1 other unit
Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt 25.35–fin., Mc, Lc 1–8, 12–22, Io 1–29)Insular majusculeVIIINorthumbria (Irish tradition) or Ireland
DüsseldorfUniversitäts- und LandesbibliothekK1: B.212
+ 2 other units
Lathcen, Ecloga Gregorii Magni Moralium in Iob (17); Philippus Presbyter, Expositio in IobIrish minusculeVIIIIreland
FuldaLandesbibliothekBonifatianus 3 (Cadmug Gospels)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt 1.1–9.27, 11.25–28.20, Mc 1.1–10.1, 12.1–37, 14.1–16.20, Lc, Io 1.1–18.15, 19.27–21.25)Irish minusculeVIIIFulda (or Ireland?)
GhentUniversiteitsbibliotheek254 (Catal. 445) (fol. 172)Testamentum Vetus (Vulgata, Iob 33.24–34.22)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 (f. 18) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 (ff 86, 91, 92, 97–99, 101–104, 106, 107) [palimpsest old]Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores (Vetus Latina, Dn, fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Bede)Computistica; Bede, De natura rerum, De temporum rationeIrish minusculeIX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 15/18) [palimpsest old](illegible)MinusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 16/17) [palimpsest old](illegible)MajusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (ff 24, 25, 27?, 29, 33?, 35, 36) [palimpsest old](Apparently biblical or liturgical)MajusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (fol. 34) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 (fol. 38, 40–47, 49) [palimpsest old](Grammatical)MinusculeIX
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 [palimpsest new]Augustine, SoliloquiaIrish minuscule (& Half-Uncial)IX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 3, 5–8) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gelasianum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII¹IrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (fol. 19) [palimpsest old]Antiphonarium (Liturgia Sabbati Sancti (?))Irish majusculeVIII–IXIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 32, 34, 39, 40, 42) [palimpsest old]Antiphonarium (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (ff 33, 41) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (fol. 35) [palimpsest old]Fragmentum Liturgicum (Sacramentarium (?))Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 18 [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (Antiphonarium)Compressed Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 19OrationesIrish majusculeVIIIIreland or Irish centreReichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 20Consuetudines Monasticae (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII–IXIreland (Tallaght)Reichenau
KasselLandesbibliothekTheol. fol. 22Hieronymus, Commentarii in Prophetas MinoresIrish minusculeVIIIIrelandFulda
KuesHospitalbibliothek171 (formerly binding)Iuvencus, Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor (2.289–344, 562–616)Insular majusculeVII exIreland (poss. Northumbria)
LaonBibliothèque municipale26 (ff 1–27)Cassiodorus, Expositio psalmorumIrish minusculeIX 1/2Ireland? Irish colony in NE France?
LaonBibliothèque municipale55 [incl. frag.]Bede, Commentarius in Parabolas Salomonis + (frag.) Augustine, De quantitate animaeIX 2/3Ireland (?); circle of Eriugena
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 67D (ff 13–14) [palimpsest old]Lectionarium OfficiiIrish majusculeVIII–IXIreland or Irish centre
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 2391 aBoethius, De institutione arithmetica (frag.)Irish minusculeIX 2/4Ireland? Continent?
LeuvenUniversity Library1094Testamentum Vetus, Pentateuchus; Lectionarium (Vulgata, Gn 4.20–6, 6.9–21)Irish majusculeVIII¹Ireland
LondonBritish LibraryAdd. 40618Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Lc, Mc, Io, imperf.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
LondonBritish LibrarySloane MS 1044 (fol. 3)Gregorius Magnus, Dialogi (3.31–32)Insular majusculeVIII²Ireland
LondonLambeth Palace Library1370 (MacDurnan’s Gospels)Testamentum NovumIX²Ireland (Armagh?)Canterbury
LondonPrivate Collection J. Paul Getty Jr.naRufinus, Historia Ecclesiastica (1.1–3, 10)Irish Half-UncialVIIIreland
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaA 138 sup.Priscian (frag.)Irish minusculeIXBobbio? Ireland?
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaC 5 inf. (Bangor Antiphonary)Antiphonarium (Vetus Latina)Irish minusculeVII exBangor (Ireland)
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaC 301 inf. (Milan glosses)Theodorus Mopsuestenus, Commentarii in PsalmosIrish minusculeVIII–IXIreland (Bangor? Leinster?)Bobbio
MilanBiblioteca Ambrosiana*D 23 sup.Isidorus, Liber Differentiarum (38.146–40.167)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland?
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaF 60 sup. (ff 1–46, 58–77)Excerpta ex PatribusIrish minusculeVIIIIreland
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaL 22 sup. (ff 146, 147)
+ 2 other units
Computus; CalculusIrish minusculeVIII–IX vel IX¹IrelandBobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaM 67 sup. (flyleaves)Augustinus, Tractatus in Epistulam 1 Iohannis 4, 5–7Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14429 (ff 1–62, 64–71, 73–82) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gallicanum (imperf.)Irish majusculeVII–VIIIIrelandReichenau
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 29300/2Sacramentarium Celticum: Officium MortuorumIrish majusculeVIIIIrelandSt Emmeram, Ratisbon
NancyBibliothèque municipale317 (356)Grammatici Latini; Virgilius Maro; computus fragmentIrish minusculeIX 1/4Bobbio (Ireland?)
OxfordBodleian LibraryAuctarium D.II.19 [S.C. 3946] (Mac Regol/Rushworth Gospels)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Lc, Mc, Mt, Io)Irish majusculeVIII–IX (ante 822)Ireland
OxfordBodleian LibraryAuctarium F.III.15 [S.C. 3511] (ff 54–65)Liturgica (Antiphonarium Celticum)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
OxfordBodleian LibraryRawlinson G 167 [S.C. 14890] (Rawlinson Gospels)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Lc 1–24.47, Io 1.14–6.54, 7.1, 21.16)Insular majusculeVIII–IXIreland
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9488 (ff 3–4)Sacramentarium (fragm.)Insular majusculeVIIIIreland or N England
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9488 (f. 5)Sacramentarium (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII exIreland or Irish traditions
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9488 (ff 75–76)Antiphonarium (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10399 (ff 35–36) + Lat. 9528 (fol. 201)Computistica (Dionysius Exiguus, Tabula Paschalis; Anatolius, Canon Paschalis); Augustinus, De Genesi ad Literam (2.14); Gaudentius, Tractatus I in ExodumMixed Anglo-Saxon majuscule and minusculeVIIIEngland? Ireland? Echternach?
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10400 (ff 109–110)
+ 1 other unit
Eutyches, De Verbo (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandEchternach
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 11411 (fol. 123)Consentius, Excerpta ex Arte (fragm.)Insular majuscule and Insular minusculeVIII²Ireland
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 11884 (ff 7–19)Gregory the Great, HomiliaeIXIreland?
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 12292 [flyleaves]Anonymous, Commentarii in Matthaeum (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXprob. IrelandCorbie
Saint-OmerBibliothèque municipale342 bis (fol. B)Glossae super AmosInsular majuscule and Insular minusculeVII–VIIIIreland or WalesSt-Bertin
SchaffhausenStadtbibliothekGen. 1 (Schaffhausen Adomnán)Adamnanus, Vita S ColumbaeIrish minusculeVII–VIII (ante 713)IonaReichenau
SchaffhausenStadtbibliothekMin. 25 aFragmentum Argumenti IncertiInsular majusculeVII exIrelandSchaffhausen
SchaffhausenStadtbibliothekMin. 45 (ff 44, 45, 48, 49) [palimpsest]Fragmenta Textus IncertiInsular minusculeVIIIprob. Ireland
St GallStiftsbibliothek51 [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus Latina, Mc, Mt, Lc, Io partim)Irish majusculeVIII–IXIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek60Testamentum Novum, Evangelium (Vetus Latina, Io partim.)Irish majuscule and Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek904Priscian851Ireland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1394 (pp 95–98)Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish majuscule and Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1394 (pp 101–104)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Lc 1.12–32, 2.43–3.9)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 418–419, 422–423, 426–427)Litania (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 430–433)Missa pro Defunctis (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 436–437)Augustinus, De Musica (5.5)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 444–447)Sacramentarium Celticum (Visitatio Infirmorum, fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
TrierStadtbibliothek137 (ff 48–61) [palimpsest old]Collectio Canonum Hibernensis (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland or Irish centre
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.1, fasc. 7Ps-Hieronymus, Commentarii in Marcum (1.1–6, 14.52–15.21)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandBobbio
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.1, fasc. 9Antiphonarium CelticumInsular majusculeVIII inIrelandBobbio
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.14 (binding) [palimpsest old] + F.IV.16 (binding) [palimpsest old] + F.VI.2 Fasc. 8 [palimpsest old] + G.V.2 (ff 139, 167–170) [palimpsest old] + O.IV.20 [palimpsest old]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io) (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIreland
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.IV.24 (fol. 93) [palimpsest old]Testamentum Novum, Epistulae catholicae (1 Pt, 2 Pt 1–13)Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaPal. Lat. 235 (ff 4–29)Paulinus Nolanus, CarminaInsular minusculeVIII exIreland or Northumbria
ViennaÖsterreichische NationalbibliothekLat. 15298Beda, De Temporum Ratione (7–22)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIreland
WarminsterLibrary of the Marquess of Bath [Longleat House]NMR 10589 (flyleaves)Isidorus, Etymologiae (6.16.6–17.9, 7.1.29–38)Irish minusculeVII–VIIIIrelandGlastonbury by 1189
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.1 + M.p.th.f.18 + M.p.j.f.7 + M.p.j.f.5 + M.p.th.f.78 [binding]Grammatica (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII ex(Ireland?)
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.12 (Würzburg Glosses)Testamentum Vetus, Epistulae Pauli (Vulgata, Rm, 1 Cor, 2 Cor, Gal, Eph, Phil, Col, 1 Th, 2 Th, 1 Tim, 2 Tim, Tit, Phlm, Hbr)Irish minusculeVIII exIrelandWürzburg
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.61 [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.61 (ff 21, 24) [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium Gallicanum (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandWürzburg
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.183 (flyleaf)Beda, De Ratione Temporum (praefatio, capitula)Irish majuscule verging on minusculeVIII²Ireland
ZürichStaatsarchivA.G. 19 No. 16 (fol. 32 = p. 77–78)Lectionarium (fragm.)Insular majusculeVIIIprob. Ireland
ZürichStaatsarchivA.G. 19 No. 36 (fol. 57 = p. 117–118)Sacramentarium Celticum (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
ZürichStaatsarchivA.G.W 19 No. 12 (ff 24–5 = p. 61–4)Testamentum Vetus, Prophetae maiores, cum Commentario et Glossis (Vulgata, Ez 2.6–3.6, 8–15, 16.4–21, 26–42)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandprob. St Gall

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Origin: Ireland Origin: Insular, poss. Ireland (Origin: Continent)
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