On 20/06/2015 10:21 AM, Liz Gabay wrote:
> There was some discussion about continuing this story about Bec mac Dé from Leabhar
> Breac and I hope people are still interested.
> Manuscript is available at isos.dias.ie
> Royal Irish Academy, Leabhar Breac MS 23 P 16 page 260, 2d column. The story starts
> halfway down the page with a big black and red 'O'. Isos describes Leabhar Breac as early
> 15th century.
> This scribe's writing is not as easily readable as the scribe in Yellow Book of Lecan. Please
> look at the manuscript as more eyes on the page would be helpful.
Will do. Part of it (not the first sentence, so far as I can find) is also
in Egerton 1782 = Silva Gadelica 80.17f, which will no doubt help us work
out the harder readings.
> The story is 13 lines long, plus the title.
> I have been unable to find a transcription or translation of this story on the internet.
> "Leabhar Breac: Leabhar Breac, The Speckled Book, otherwise styled Leabhar Mór Dúna
> Doighre, the Great Book of Dun Doighre; a collection of pieces in Irish and Latin, compiled
> from ancient sources about the close of the fourteenth century; now for the first time
> published from the original manuscript in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy. [Preface
> by Samuel Ferguson.] 66+283+20 pp., 2 colured pls. Large fol., Dublin 1872–76.
> [Lithographic reproduction of Joseph O'Longan's transcript.]"
This is just a lithographic facsimile of the MS.