Aibidil Gaoidheilge & caiticiosma Public Deposited

Aibidil Gaoidheilge & caiticiosma

Alternative title
  • Aibidil Gaoidheilge agus caiticiosma
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • OL Safe
Rights statement
  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Date Created
  • issued 1571
  • Aibidil Gaoidheilge, & caiticiosma: forcheadal nó teagasg Criosdaighe, maille lé hairtiogluibh dhairidhe don riaghal Criosduighe, is ínghabhtha, dá gach aon da mbhé fómánta do reachd Día & na bannríoghan sa ríghe so, do tairngeamh as laidean, & as gaillbhérla go gaoidheilg, lá Seaan O Kearnaigh. ... Bound ca.1800 on 6 cords in stained calf; gilt roll along cover borders and turn-ins; gilt fillet on board edges; green, red and white endbands; pink silk marker; marbled endpapers; edges sprinkled blue; later red morocco spine label.Ligatures and contractions on title-page expanded in transcription, in the main following Brian Ó Cuív's edition of the work, Dublin 1994, p.51. Printing: woodcut initials A and F are A28a and F28a in M. Pollard, 'The woodcut ornament stocks of the Dublin printers 1551-1700', (FLA thesis 1966); the headpiece used on A1\r, B2\r and F1\r (8 x 56mm.) is not noted by Pollard; all came from the stock of Humfrey Powell, who seems to have ceased printing in 1567. Pollard names the printer of the present work 'The Irish Printer of 1571'. There is evidence that William Kearney, a nephew of John Kearney and a trained printer, was in the trade as early as 1573 (see Dix, Pr. in Dublin prior to 1601, p.19-20). He was later to work in Dublin, from 1592 or 1593, so it is not impossible that he was the printer of the 1571 Aibidil. The first book printed in the Queen Elizabeth Irish type, and the first book to be printed in Ireland in the Irish language. Errata, G4\r. Paper: watermarked: Hand ?P / - (like Heawood 2513); Hand R? / -; Head IB? / - (like Heawood 2518).
  • From the library of Crichton-Stuart, Marquess of Bute, with the family's library bookplate. Bought at Christie's sale of books from the Bute library, 15 March 1995, lot 218, funded partly by the National Heritage Council and the Friends of the Library.
  • Ussher, John, b.1514
Resource type
  • ink
  • leather
  • paper (fiber product)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • LCN11500613_001
  • 0000443


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