Garland of Howth. Back cover; endleaves Public Deposited

Garland of Howth. Back cover; endleaves

Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • IE TCD MS 56 ; former shelfmarks: Lyon: A.4.6 ; Bernard: 413 ; Foley: [A.23] ; c1670: [P.1.17]
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.
Copyright status
Date Created
  • circa 700-899
  • IE TCD MS 56, the Garland of Howth: back cover, spine, fore edge, head and tail detail, and 2 unnumbered blank endleaves
  • J. H. Todd, Descriptive Remarks on Illuminations in Certain Ancient Irish Manuscripts (London, 1869), with illustrations by M. Stokes. W. M. Lindsay, ‘Notes on Two Mss. From Irish Scriptoriums (The Book of Durrow and the Garland of Howth)’, in Hermathena 18, Issue 40 (1914), pp. 44-5.H. C. Hoskier, The text of Codex Usserianus 2: r2 ('Garland of Howth') / with critical notes to supplement and correct the collation of the late T. K. Abbott (London, 1919).P. McGurk, Latin Gospel Books from AD 400 to AD 800 (Paris-Brussels, 1961).J. J. G. Alexander, A Survey of Manuscripts Illuminated in the British Isles, Vol. I: Insular Manuscripts from the 6th to the 9th Century (London, 1978), no. 59. F. Henry and G. Marsh-Micheli, Studies in Early Christian and Medieval Irish Art 2 (London, 1984), p. 184.Treasures of the Library. Trinity College Dublin, ed. by P. Fox (Dublin, 1986), pp. 55-6.T. H. Ohlgren, Insular and Anglo-Saxon Illuminated Manuscripts: An Iconographic Catalogue c. A.D. 625 to 1100 (New York and London, 1986), no. 59.M. L. Colker, Trinity College Dublin. Descriptive Catalogue of the Mediaeval and Renaissance Latin Manuscripts (Aldershot, 1991), pp. 103-6 (with further bibliography). M. Brown, The Book of Cerne: Prayer, Patronage, and Power in 9th-Century England London, 1996), esp. pp. 98-9.
  • Traditional association with St Nessan’s monastery on Ireland’s Eye island, near Howth, Co. Dublin and later said to have been given to Elizabeth Plunkett, wife of Christopher St Lawrence, Baron Howth (d. 1589). Although written about by Archbishop James Ussher, his former ownership of the MS remains unproven.
  • Bank of America Merryl Lynch
Resource type
  • ink
  • vellum (parchment)
  • Irish
Digital Object Id
  • MS56_181
  • 0152213


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