Ancient laws of Ireland : Senchas mar, facsimile of the oldest fragments from ms. H.2.15 in the Library of Trinity college, Dublin

Title:
Ancient laws of Ireland : Senchas mar, facsimile of the oldest fragments from ms. H.2.15 in the Library of Trinity college, Dublin
Library:
Trinity College Library
Language:
Irish
City:
DUBLIN, Ireland
Shelf Mark:
selections from Ms. 1316, olim H.2.15
Alternate Names:
Fragments of the Senchas Màr --
Origin:
Ireland
Dimensions:
1st vol. of this ms. is a collection of fragments from several manuscripts, from which three sections are reproduced in the facsimile -- a total of 56 pages are reproduced -- ca. 350 x 255 mm.
Date Description:
mid-fourteenth century, with later commentary and glosses --
Content:
The four fragments of much older legal tracts reproduced in the facsimile are described on pp xiii-xiv of the Introduction -- They concern, among others, vassalage, marriage property, rights and duties of the various social orders (including the church), contracts, the honour-price, the rights of women, laws concerning bees, regulations concerning mill-ponds, theft. Heavily glossed --
Hand:
large Insular minuscule for the main text -- glosses and commentary in Insular minuscule --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
decorated initials (zoomorphic and interlace) , mostly red, purple and green --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Oversize PB 1347 .S46 1931 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
No
Nature of Facsimile:
Full-size monochrome reproduction of selected fragments originating in various manuscripts -- wide margin araound each reproduced page -- pagination in the facsimile bears no relationship to the pagination on the pages, which are fragments from different manuscripts --
Series:
Facsimiles in collotype of Irish manuscripts., 1
Publication Date:
1931
Place of Publication:
Dublin, Ireland
Publisher:
The Irish Manuscripts Commission
Printer:
The Stationery Office of Saorstat Eireann
Notes:
Descriptive introduction by R.I. Best and Rudolf Thurneysen -- For a listing of the contents of the entire manuscript Trinity College Library, Ms 1316, see Catalogue of the Manuscripts in the Library of Trinity College, Dublin / [compiled by] Thomas Kingsmill Abbott (Dublin, 1900; repr. Hildesheim and New York : G. Olms, 1980), pp. 325-327.
Type of Text:
document, legal, secular, vernacular