I meant to send the previous message as a reply to this, but I hit the
wrong button (twice.) Better quit before I get in any deeper...
On 1/8/11 1:11 PM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> Thanks, Dennis, for finding the manuscript facsimile on the web.
> Here is the description on the Bodleian website:
> "A 15th-century miscellany of prose and verse texts in Irish and Latin,
> assembled mostly in 1453 and 1454 in Carrick, Pottlerath and elsewhere for
> Edmund Butler (d. 1464). The two main scribes copied out earlier materials
> including genealogies and legends, partly from the Saltair of Cashel (now lost),
> and also incorporated (fols. 59r-72r, 123r-146v) 'The Book of the White Earl',
> which had been made with finely decorated initials between 1410 and 1452 for
> Edmund's uncle James Butler, 4th earl of Ormond (d. 1452)."
> Click on 'view all' at the left lower side of the screen, under the photo of
> the book. Then scroll down and click on folio 97 Recto. Our text starts in the
> lefthand column slightly more than halfway down the page. There is a large
> fancy D that spans more than 3 lines of text at the beginning of the story.
> The text is very clear and readable. Liz