BARDIC SYNTACTICAL TRACTS by McKENNA, Lambert, editor

BARDIC SYNTACTICAL TRACTS

Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies, 1979. Facsimile reprint of the 1944 edition. Blue cloth. (xx), 304 pp. Nice bookplate on front pastedown; very nearly fine otherwise. Text in Irish with notes and intro. in English. "Portions of four MSS are here printed; they are those which deal with the grammar, and - to some extent at least - with the metre of Bardic Poetry. Their whole style and matter make it clear that they were intended as hand-books to be used by the professors in the Bardic schools for the instruction of their scholars in correct Bardic language and versification. A comparison of each of the MSS with the others strongly suggests that they arr derive from a common source, viz, that they contain portions, partly the same, partly different, of a more comprehensive and more detailed work on the subject." - Introduction.

Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

Book ID: 22613
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