A manuscript copy of "Eochair-Sgiath an Aifrinn" ["The Key and Defence of the Mass" also known as "The Key-Shield of the Mass"] by Geoffrey Keating;
copied by James Quinlivan [Seamus Ua Coinnliomhain] of Cork;
|Main Creator:||Keating, Geoffrey, 1570?-1644?|
Seathrún Céitinn [Geoffrey Keating], scholar and priest is best known for his history of Ireland from native sources "Foras Feasa ar Éirinn" but his devotional works such as "Trí Bior-ghaoithe an Bháis" ["The three shafts of death"] and the present work, were also widely circulated. The present work was not in print until the late 19th century and was circulated for well over 200 years only in manuscript copies like this one.
Note: In Irish and English.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts.|
Small quarto, full leather, blind tooled borders. Good quality laid paper. Traditional scribal hand with contractions.
A manuscript copied by James Quinlivan of Cork(Seamus Ua Coinnliomhain)finished August 1821 [see pp. 1, 239 and 265]. Keating is identified as the author on page 1 [second enumeration], where the scribe gives his place of work as "Inse Cuillionn".
A note at the end of the volume records that "This book was lent to me by Mr. Fitzgerald, Carpenter who went to America some time ago. Cork, Aug. 6th, 1838, Saml. Connor". There are also some other short notes in Irish and English with the name T.G. Egerton, twice inside front cover.
Physical description: 1 v. [35 pp.], + 265 numbered pages; 37.6 x 27.3 cm
Portion of title: Eochair-Sgiath an Aifrinn [The Key and Defence of the Mass] by Geoffrey Keating copied by James Quinlivan [Seamus Ua Coinnliomhain] of Cork
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|MS G 1,426||Manuscripts Reading Room Special Access||Gaelic Manuscripts|
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