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

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83 manuscripts.

City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Provenance
BerlinStaatsbibliothek Preussischer KulturbesitzLat. Qu. 690 (ff 65–188)Augustine, EnchiridionCaroline minusculeIX 2/4 or IX medReichenau? Mainz (circle of Probus)?Trier
BernBurgerbibliothek207
+ 1 other unit
Donatus; Maximus Victorinus, De Finalibus Metrorum; Asper; Sergius; Alcuinus, De Grammatica; Beda, De Schematibus et Tropis; Isidorus, Etymologiae (1); Iulianus Toletanus; Probus, De Ultimis SyllabisMixed minuscule779–797Fleury
BernBurgerbibliothek258Glossary with glosses from Haimo of Auxerre and Johannes Scottus Eriugena, Glossae divinae historiaeX or XIAngersFleury
BernBurgerbibliothek363Dioscorides; Servius (Ecl., Geo., Aen to 7.16); Chirius Fortunatus; Augustine on dialectic and rhetoric; Horace (Odes, Epodes, Carmen Saeculare, Ars Poetica, Satires to 3.134); extracts from Ovid, Metamorphoses; Bede, History; Priscian, De laude Anastasii imperatoris; poemsIrish minusculeIX medN. Italy (Milan?)? Strasbourg? St Gall?
CambraiBibliothèque municipale679 (619)Collectio Canonum Hibernensis (incl. Cambrai Homily)Early Caroline minusculeVIII²prob. Cambrai
CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Parker Library144Corpus GlossaryInsular minusculeVIII (or IX?)EnglandCanterbury
CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Parker Library279Canon law (Liber ex lege Moysi)IX²ToursWorcester
CambridgeSt John's CollegeC.9 (olim 59) (Southampton Psalter)PsalterIrish minusculelate 10th or early 11th cent.IrelandDover (St Martin's Priory)
CambridgeUniversity LibraryFf.4.42 (1285)JuvencusIX²WalesWorcester
CambridgeUniversity LibraryIi.6.32 (Book of Deer)Evangelia; liturgical rite for visitation of the sick (28v–29r)Irish minusculec. 850–1000, prob. IX¹Deer (Scotland)Deer
DresdenSächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und UniversitätsbibliothekA.145.b (Codex Boernerianus)Epistulae Pauli (Graeco-Latina)Irish minusculeIX medSt Gall?
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 College55 (A.IV.15) (Codex Usserianus Primus)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io fragm.)Irish Half-UncialVII inIrish centre
DublinTrinity College59 (A.IV.23) (Book of Dimma)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Irish cursiveVIII²Ireland (Roscrea)
EinsiedelnStiftsbibliothek321 (647) (ff 27–156)ComputusCaroline minusculeIX 2/3Lake Constance area/StrasbourgEinsiedeln
FlorenceBiblioteca Medicea LaurenzianaPlut. 44.14 (ff 2–29)Vergil commentary (Philargyrius, Brevis expositio)Caroline minusculeIX 2/3Central (?) FranceLyon
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?)
HerefordCathedral LibraryO.III.2Jerome, 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, AllegoriaeCaroline minusculeIX 3/4France?Canterbury (c. 1100)
JenaThüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek1Charisius, Ars Grammatica (excerpta)Irish minusculeVIII exUncertainWürzburg?
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 18Canon law, incl. Collectio Canonum HibernensisIX 1/4Reichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Priscian)PriscianIrish minusculeIX 2/4Soissons/NE FranceReichenau
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. 195 [palimpsest new]Augustine, SoliloquiaIrish minuscule (& Half-Uncial)IX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 233 (ff 1–40)Commentary on Catholic EpistlesMinuscule, some Alemannic characterIX 1/3Reichenau
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 18 [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (Antiphonarium)Compressed Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenau
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
LaonBibliothèque municipale444Glossary, grammatica, poetryIX 3/4Laon
LaonBibliothèque municipale447Isidore, EtymologiaeIX 2/4MainzLaon
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 67 (Leiden Priscian)Priscian, Periegesis, Ars grammatica (Institutiones grammaticae), Institutio de Nomine, pronomine et verboIrish minuscule838FranceEgmond
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 135 (ff 87–112) (Codex Burmannianus)Clemens Scottus, Expositio in Barbarismo; Martianus Capella (frag. on grammar); excerpts from Georgicorum Brevis Expositio (Virgilii)IX 2/4NE FranceSaint-Omer
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 2391 aBoethius, De institutione arithmetica (frag.)Irish minusculeIX 2/4Ireland? Continent?
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekVoss. Lat. F. 96 A (Leiden Leechbook)Medical textInsular minusculeprob. VIII/IX or IX inBrittany (or Fleury?)Fleury
LondonLambeth Palace Library1370 (MacDurnan’s Gospels)Testamentum NovumIX²Ireland (Armagh?)Canterbury
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaA 138 sup.Priscian (frag.)Irish minusculeIXBobbio? Ireland?
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaC 301 inf. (Milan glosses)Theodorus Mopsuestenus, Commentarii in PsalmosIrish minusculeVIII–IXIreland (Bangor? Leinster?)Bobbio
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaF 60 sup. (ff 1–46, 58–77)Excerpta ex PatribusIrish minusculeVIIIIreland
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaL 22 sup. (Ars Ambrosiana)Ars AmbrosianaIX 3/4Bobbio or N Italy
MilanBiblioteca AmbrosianaL 22 sup. (ff 146, 147)
+ 2 other units
Computus; CalculusIrish minusculeVIII–IX vel IX¹IrelandBobbio
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 6235Anonymi Scoti Commentarius in epistulas Pauli; Pseudo-Hieronymus, In IV evangeliaIX 3/4N. Italy (Bobbio?)Freising
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 6415 (ff 1–45)Donatus OrtigraphusIX 2/4N. Italy (Bobbio? Monza?)Freising
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14429 [palimpsest new]Liber Glossarum (ff 3r–221v), etc.IX²Reichenau or S GermanyRegensburg
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14456 (Munich Computus)Computus, etc.IX 2/4Regensberg
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14846Erchanbertus, Commentarius in Donatum; Sortilegia CelticaIX ex/X inLake Constance area?Regensberg
NancyBibliothèque municipale317 (356)Grammatici Latini; Virgilius Maro; computus fragmentIrish minusculeIX 1/4Bobbio (Ireland?)
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleIV.A.8 (ff 1–39) [palimpsest new]Charisius, Ars Grammatica; Servus, De Centum MetrisIrish minusculeVIIIBobbio
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleIV.A.34Grammatica (Virgilius Maro Grammaticus, Sergius, Eutyches, Phocas, Consentius, Iulianus Toletanus, Malsachanus)IX 1/4Luxeuil
NaplesBiblioteca NazionaleLat. 2 (biff 57 & 70; 58 & 69; 59 & 68; 61 & 66) [palimpsest new]Grammatica et Patristica VariaIrish minusculeVIIIBobbio
OrléansBibliothèque municipale65 (olim 62) (pp 273–378)Liber Questionum in EvangeliisIX medFleury
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 1841 (ff 1–24)Epistula Alexandri de mirabilibus Indiae; Hieronymus, Commentarii in evangelium Matthaei; Excerpta; Pseudo-Hieronymus, Expositio in IV evangelia; etc.IX c. 1/4 or 2/4N ItalyStrasbourg
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 2384 (ff 1–153)Anonymi Scotti Commentarius in Matthaeum; Beda, Libellus retractationis in Actus apostolorum; Liber Questionum in Evangeliis; etc.c. 820Saint-Denis
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 3088 (ff 108–121)Eriugena, Glossae divinae historiae (110v–115v)IX 3/4Reims?(owned by Pierre Daniel)
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 7960Vergil commentary (Philargyrius, Brevis expositio)IX med or XAuxerre?Auxerre
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9382Testamentum Vetus. Prophetae (Vulgata, Ier–Mal). Anglo-Saxon majusculeVIII inAnglo-Saxon centre on the ContinentEchternach
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10290PriscianCaroline minusculeIX²prob. BrittanyEchternach
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. 11308Philargyrius; Georgicorum Brevis Expositio; Vita Vergilii; Commentum AeneidosIX 2/4Reims
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 11884 (ff 7–19)Gregory the Great, HomiliaeIXIreland?
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 12021 (ff 33–139)CanonesCaroline minusculeIX 3/4 or XBrittanyCorbie
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 13026 (ff 121–181)Eutyches, Cruindmel, Donatus Ortigraphus, Ars Malsachani (ff 161r–181v), etc.IX 1/4CorbieParis area
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 13048 (ff 1–30)Adamnán, De locis sanctis; Venantius FortunatusIX¹CorbieSaint-Germain-des-Prés
Saint-OmerBibliothèque municipale342 bis (fol. B)Glossae super AmosInsular majuscule and Insular minusculeVII–VIIIIreland or WalesSt-Bertin
St GallStiftsbibliothek136PrudentiusIX medSt Gall
St GallStiftsbibliothek258Alcuin, Commentary on JohnCaroline minusculeIX medE France (Reims?)St Gall
St GallStiftsbibliothek904Priscian851Ireland
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 418–419, 422–423, 426–427)Litania (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²Ireland
St GallStiftsbibliothekVadSlg Ms. 317Vita FindaniCaroline minusculeIX/X or XI inS GermanySt Gall
St Paul im LavanttalArchiv des BenediktinerstiftsCod. 86b/1 (Reichenauer Schulheft)Vita Vergilii; Ambrose, Hexameron (extracts); Old Irish poems; scholia on the Aeneid; astronomical table; Greek paradigms; Greek–Latin glossaries; etc.Irish minuscule840sNE France (Laon? Soisson?)Reichenau
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.24 (fol. 93) [palimpsest old]Testamentum Novum, Epistulae catholicae (1 Pt, 2 Pt 1–13)Irish minusculeVIIIIreland
TurinBiblioteca NazionaleF.VI.2, fasc. 4Liber questionum in evangeliis (frag.)IX?Bobbio
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaLat. 13501/XXIV (ff 44–45)Fragment on month namesIrish minusculeIXNE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaPal. Lat. 68Glossa in Psalmos (39–151)Anglo-Saxon minusculeVIIIEngland? (poss. Ireland?)Germany, prob. Lorsch
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaReg. Lat. 215OT glossaryContinental hand876/7Limousin? Tours? Laon?
ViennaÖsterreichische NationalbibliothekLat. 940Commentary on Matthew (13r–142v); + Jerome, Epistula ad Damasum papam; Gospel canons; Sedulius Scotus, Argumenta, etc.IX inSalzburg (or Saint-Amand)
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.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
ZürichZentralbibliothekRh. 73 (ff 1–29)Adamnán, De locis sanctis; etc.Caroline minuscule842ReichenauRheinau

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