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Number 3 in the library of Edward Murphy, Montreal. Acquired by the McGill Library in 1922.
Consists of a fragment from a copy of an Irish disctionary or lexicon (foclóir). Begins with the entry "Ab" ands with the entry for "Coibic." Manuscript copied in 1706. Cover wanting. Contains a manuscript title-page with inscriptions of former owners. Text in two columns.
Manuscript inscriptions on cover: "Ad simplicem usum P. Francisci Valesii" and "Edmund Murphy 1718" (in different hands).
Clipping from printed catalogue pasted onto title-page: "A fragment of an Irish vocabulary, or Focloir, to the word Coibic explaining the meaning of obsolete words in the Irish language. Written A.D. 1706."
Armorial bookplate of Edward Murphy.