Dublin Apocalypse: folios [i] to [iii], plus front cover Public Deposited

Dublin Apocalypse: folios [i] to [iii], plus front cover

  • MS 64, the Dublin Apocalypse is an apocalypse manuscript in the style of the Ormesby Psalter workshop, created around 1300-1339 . Unlike most apocalypses which typically contain half-page illustrations, the Dublin Apocalypse contains almost full-page pictures, in gold and colour, drawn by an artist who was undoubtedly the Ormesby Master. This section includes folios [i] to [iii], an endleaf, and the front cover. Inside the cover is bookplate: ‘Servire Deo Sapere. Franc Sadleir. F.T.C.D. ’ On [i]r is an MS note inserted: ‘The Apocalypse of St. John - illustrated by a series of pictures. A MS. of the 14th Cent. Presented by the Rev. Fr. Sadleir DD Late Provost of Trin. Coll. K.4.31.’ On [iii]r is MS name: ‘Franc Sadleir F.T.C.D. ’
Alternative title
  • Bible. Revelation. Latin. Dublin Apocalypse
Date Created
  • circa 1300
  • circa 1339
  • colored ink
  • ink
  • parchment (animal material)
  • morocco (leather)
  • English
  • TCD MS 64 was presented to the College by Franc Sadleir, provost of Trinity College Dublin (died 1851), possibly in exchange for old uncatalogued annuals (see Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 83) . 'Born in 1775, Sadleir became a Fellow of Trinity College in 1805. He was Professor of Hebrew from 1822 to 1825, Professor of Mathematics from 1825 to 1836, and Librarian from 1821 until appointed Provost of the College in December 1837' (Bernard Meehan, 'A note on the Dublin Apocalypse (Trinity College Dublin MS 64)' in Scriptorium 38, (1984), 82-83, p. 82). The ownership of the codex prior to Sadleir remains unknown.
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 64 ; former shelfmark: Lyon: K.4.31
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.
Last modified
  • 24/08/2020
Resource type
  • 0148013
Digital Object Id
  • MS64_001


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