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Leabhar breac, the speckled book, otherwise styled Leabhar mór Dúna Doighre, the Great book of Dún Doighre :

a collection of pieces in Irish and Latin, compiled from ancient sources about the close of the fourteenth century : now for the first time published from the original manuscript in the Library of the Royal Irish Academy.
Contributors: Ferguson, Samuel, Sir, 1810-1886.
Format: BOOK
Published / Created: Dublin : Royal Irish Academy House, 1876
Notes:In two parts

Each part has a separate titlepage and half title not included in pagination

The following leaves have not been included in collation as given above: temporary t.-p., 2 half-titles, and leaf of corrigenda issued with pt. 1 , 1872; temporary t.-p. and half-title issued with pt. 2, 1876.

L.C. copy retains the temporary matter and is bound, as issued, in 2 vols., with general t.-p. at end of v. 2.

Extra pages 238a-238d, inserted in the facsimile.

"The impression has been limited to two hundred copies."--Pref.

A lithographic facsimile, produced under the supervision of Mr. Gilbert, printed from a transcript by Joseph O'Longan. The description of the ms., by Prof. O'Looney, is based mainly on the account compiled about 1843 by Eugene O'Curry; but two letters, here for the first time made known, help to complete the history of the book. cf. Pref. (signed: Samuel Ferguson.)

"Chiefly ... religious and devotional tracts. A compilation from various older books ... It is uncertain who the compiler was, but ... we may safely assume Leabhar breac to be the work of some one of the family of MacEgan."--Pref.

Pt. I only. Wanting preface and description.

Physical description: xx, 41, [5], facsim.(280[ie 284] p.)15, [1] p. : 2 col. facsim. ; 46 cm. (fol.)

Credits:Preface signed: Samuel Ferguson
"Printed from a transcript of the original, made by Mr. Joseph O'Longan ... and carefully collated by him, in conjunction with Professor O'Looney" (Preface)
Description of the mss. mainly based on an acccount compiled by Eugene O'Curry about 1843
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