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

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84 manuscripts.

City Library Shelfmark/section Contents Script Dating Origin Provenance Images
BerlinStaatsbibliothek Preussischer KulturbesitzLat. Qu. 690 (ff 65–188)Augustine, EnchiridionCaroline minusculeIX 2/4 or IX medReichenau? Mainz (circle of Probus)?Trier
BernBurgerbibliothek207
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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 minuscule779–797FleuryLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
BernBurgerbibliothek258Glossary with glosses from Haimo of Auxerre and Johannes Scottus Eriugena, Glossae divinae historiaeX or XIAngersFleuryLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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. CambraiLink to images available
CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Parker Library144Corpus GlossaryInsular minusculeVIII (or IX?)EnglandCanterburyLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
CambridgeCorpus Christi College, Parker Library279Canon law (Liber ex lege Moysi)IX²ToursWorcesterLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
CambridgeSt John's CollegeC.9 (olim 59) (Southampton Psalter)PsalterIrish minusculelate 10th or early 11th cent.IrelandDover (St Martin's Priory)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
CambridgeUniversity LibraryFf.4.42 (1285)JuvencusIX²WalesWorcesterLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
CambridgeUniversity LibraryIi.6.32 (Book of Deer)Evangelia; liturgical rite for visitation of the sick (28v–29r)Irish minusculec. 850–1000, prob. IX¹Deer (Scotland)DeerLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DresdenSächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und UniversitätsbibliothekA.145.b (Codex Boernerianus)Epistulae Pauli (Graeco-Latina)Irish minusculeIX medSt Gall?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DublinRoyal Irish AcademyD II 3 (ff 12–67) (Stowe Missal)Sacramentarium CelticumIrish majusculeVIII–IX (ca. 792)Ireland (Lorrha? Tallaght?)Link to images available
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)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DublinTrinity College55 (A.IV.15) (Codex Usserianus Primus)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vetus latina, Mt, Mc, Lc, Io fragm.)Irish Half-UncialVII inIrish centreLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
DublinTrinity College59 (A.IV.23) (Book of Dimma)Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Mt, Mc, Lc, Io)Irish cursiveVIII²Ireland (Roscrea)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
EinsiedelnStiftsbibliothek321 (647) (ff 27–156)ComputusCaroline minusculeIX 2/3Lake Constance area/StrasbourgEinsiedelnLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
FlorenceBiblioteca Medicea LaurenzianaPlut. 44.14 (ff 2–29)Vergil commentary (Philargyrius, Brevis expositio)Caroline minusculeIX 2/3Central (?) FranceLyonLink to images available
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?)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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 1/4ReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 132 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Priscian)PriscianIrish minusculeIX 2/4Soissons/NE FranceReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 167 [palimpsest new] (Karlsruhe Bede)Computistica; Bede, De natura rerum, De temporum rationeIrish minusculeIX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 [palimpsest new]Augustine, SoliloquiaIrish minuscule (& Half-Uncial)IX 1/2NE France (Soissons?)? Ireland?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 195 (fol. 19) [palimpsest old]Antiphonarium (Liturgia Sabbati Sancti (?))Irish majusculeVIII–IXIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekAug. perg. 233 (ff 1–40)Commentary on Catholic EpistlesMinuscule, some Alemannic characterIX 1/3ReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
KarlsruheBadische LandesbibliothekFragm. Aug. 18 [palimpsest old]Sacramentarium (Antiphonarium)Compressed Irish majusculeVIIIIrelandReichenauLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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 3/4LaonLink to images available
LaonBibliothèque municipale447Isidore, EtymologiaeIX 2/4MainzLaonLink to images available
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 67 (Leiden Priscian)Priscian, Periegesis, Ars grammatica (Institutiones grammaticae), Institutio de Nomine, pronomine et verboIrish minuscule838FranceEgmondLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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-OmerLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
LeidenUniversiteitsbibliotheekBPL 2391 aBoethius, De institutione arithmetica (frag.)Irish minusculeIX 2/4Ireland? Continent?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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?)CanterburyLink to images available
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)
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Computus; CalculusIrish minusculeVIII–IX vel IX¹IrelandBobbio
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 6235Anonymi Scoti Commentarius in epistulas Pauli; Pseudo-Hieronymus, In IV evangeliaIX 3/4N. Italy (Bobbio?)FreisingLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 6415 (ff 1–45)Donatus OrtigraphusIX 2/4N. Italy (Bobbio? Monza?)FreisingLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14429 [palimpsest new]Liber Glossarum (ff 3r–221v), etc.IX²Reichenau or S GermanyRegensburgLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14456 (Munich Computus)Computus, etc.IX 2/4RegensbergLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
MunichBayerische StaatsbibliothekClm 14846Erchanbertus, Commentarius in Donatum; Sortilegia CelticaIX ex/X inLake Constance area?RegensbergLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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 ItalyStrasbourgLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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-DenisLink to images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 3088 (ff 108–121)Eriugena, Glossae divinae historiae (110v–115v)IX 3/4Reims?(owned by Pierre Daniel)Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 7960Vergil commentary (Philargyrius, Brevis expositio)IX med or XAuxerre?AuxerreLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 9382Testamentum Vetus. Prophetae (Vulgata, Ier–Mal). Anglo-Saxon majusculeVIII inAnglo-Saxon centre on the ContinentEchternachLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10290PriscianCaroline minusculeIX²prob. BrittanyEchternachLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 10400 (ff 109–110)
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Eutyches, De Verbo (fragm.)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandEchternachLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 11308Philargyrius; Georgicorum Brevis Expositio; Vita Vergilii; Commentum AeneidosIX 2/4ReimsLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 11884 (ff 7–19)Gregory the Great, HomiliaeIXIreland?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 12021 (ff 33–139)CanonesCaroline minusculeIX 3/4 or XBrittanyCorbieLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 13026 (ff 121–181)Eutyches, Cruindmel, Donatus Ortigraphus, Ars Malsachani (ff 161r–181v), etc.IX 1/4CorbieParis areaLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ParisBibliothèque nationale de FranceLat. 13048 (ff 1–30)Adamnán, De locis sanctis; Venantius FortunatusIX¹CorbieSaint-Germain-des-PrésLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Saint-OmerBibliothèque municipale342 bis (fol. B)Glossae super AmosInsular majuscule and Insular minusculeVII–VIIIIreland or WalesSt-BertinLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothek136PrudentiusIX medSt GallLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothek258Alcuin, Commentary on JohnCaroline minusculeIX medE France (Reims?)St GallLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothek904Priscian851IrelandLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothek1395 (pp 418–419, 422–423, 426–427)Litania (fragm.)Irish majusculeVIII²IrelandLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
St GallStiftsbibliothekVadSlg Ms. 317Vita FindaniCaroline minusculeIX/X or XI inS GermanySt GallLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
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?)ReichenauLink to images available
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?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaPal. Lat. 68Glossa in Psalmos (39–151)Anglo-Saxon minusculeVIIIEngland? (poss. Ireland?)Germany, prob. LorschLink to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
Vatican CityBiblioteca Apostolica VaticanaReg. Lat. 215OT glossaryContinental hand876/7Limousin? Tours? Laon?Link to images availableEmbedded IIIF images available
ViennaÖsterreichische NationalbibliothekLat. 940Commentary on Matthew (13r–142v); + Jerome, Epistula ad Damasum papam; Gospel canons; Sedulius Scotus, Argumenta, etc.IX inSalzburg (or Saint-Amand)Link to images available
ViennaÖsterreichische NationalbibliothekLat. 15298Beda, De Temporum Ratione (7–22)Irish minusculeVIII–IXIrelandLink to images available
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 exIrelandWürzburgLink to images available
WürzburgUniversitätsbibliothekM.p.th.f.61 [palimpsest new]Testamentum Novum, Evangelia (Vulgata, Mt)Irish majusculeVIII²IrelandLink to images available
ZürichZentralbibliothekRh. 73 (ff 1–29)Adamnán, De locis sanctis; etc.Caroline minuscule842ReichenauRheinau

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Origin: Ireland Origin: Insular, poss. Ireland (Origin: Continent)
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Hiberno-Latin text Irish-language content
Pádraic Moran, MIrA: Manuscripts with Irish Associations, draft version (2021) <www.mira.ie/index.php?cat=vern> [accessed 27 June 2022]