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A copy, finished, according to the colophon, March 10, 1643, of the Foras Feasa, or history of Ireland to the English Conquest, Written in 1643 in Ireland

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MS. Fairfax 29

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A copy, finished, according to the colophon, March 10, 1643, of the Foras Feasa, or history of Ireland to the English Conquest, in Irish by Geoffrey Keating (here 'Ketting'), who died about 1650. MS. Ir. d. l is an 18th-cent. English translation, and other copies are mentioned in the D.N.B.

Dates

  • Written in 1643 in Ireland

Extent

176 Leaves

Language of Materials

Irish

Shelfmark

MS. Fairfax 29

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. II, no. 3909

Custodial History

Owned by Ellis FitzGerald, whose scribblings occur on fly-leaves at both ends, and perhaps by Edmond Walsh (fol. 157v rev.). There is a note, explanatory of the title, by Tully Conry (fol. ii). A fragment, probably 14th cent., taken from the binding is from a commentary on a philosophical work.

Physical Facet

On paper, binding, parchment from an earlier work

Dimensions

9 1/5 × 7 2/5 in. (kept in box 12 1/5 × 9 in.)

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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