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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 Manuscripts & Archives; 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 Manuscripts & Archives.

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 Unpublished.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