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Icelandic Manuscripts

MS 1017 fol 29: 18th-century Icelandic natural history

MS 1017 fol 29: 18th-century Icelandic natural history

There are around 60 items of Icelandic origin in the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library; many of these are 18th-century transcripts of legal texts, poetry, medical texts, prose texts and the sagas.

Of particular interest are TCD MS 1017, a natural history dating from 1724 illustrated with drawings of wild, domestic and fabulous creatures; TCD MS 1023, a 15th-century law book; and TCD MS 1029, a 16th-century work containing treatises on logic and rhetoric.

Catalogues and Bibliography

Catalogues for individual collections are available in the reading room of the Manuscripts and Archives Research Library.

O. Halldórsson, Skrá yfir íslenzk handrit í Dublin. Unpublished.

O. Skulerud, Catalogue of Norse Manuscripts in Edinburgh, Dublin and Manchester (Kristiania: Emil Moestues Boktrykkeri, 1919)

G. Waterhouse, "G. J. Thorkelin and the Rev. James Johnstone", The Modern Language Review 26(4) (October 1931), pp. 436-444