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Lebor gabála Érenn :
the book of the taking of Ireland /
edited and translated, with notes, etc., by R. A. Stewart Macalister, D. LITT.
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Dublin : Published for the Irish Texts Society by the Educational Co. of Ireland, 1938-1956.
Irish Texts Society
Irish and English on opposite pages.
"A compilation which professes to narrate the history of ... successive colonists ... The earlier redactions have come down to us ... in fifteen mss. ... They fall into redactional groups, essentially at variance in the selection ... of the narratives, and in the language ... The editor has no alternative but to print them in extenso." - Publisher [ix]
"These different histories appear ... to have been still available in their separate form, when Nennius wrote his Historia Britonum, about the end of the eighth century." - Publisher [xxviii].
Genealogical Office has Vol V of this set (Vol XLIV of Irish Texts Society, 1956).
Volume V contains note explaining that R. A. S. Macalister died in 1950, hence the delay in the series, but some of his typescripts were already completed and were posthumously proofread and printed.
Physical description: 5 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm. (8vo)
Parallel title: Book of the taking of Ireland.
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|Call Number||View in||Collection||NLI Holdings|
|A29815||Main Reading Room||Irish||Part I|
|A29816||Main Reading Room||Irish||Part II|
|A29817||Main Reading Room||Irish||Part III|
|A29818||Main Reading Room||Irish||Part IV|
|A29819||Main Reading Room||Irish||Part V|
|Ir 94101 l 2||Offsite Special Access||Irish||Part II|
|Ir 94101 l 2||Offsite Special Access||Irish||Part IV|
|Ir 94101 l 2||Offsite Special Access||Irish||Part V|
|Ir 94101 l 2||Offsite Special Access||Irish||Part III|