File Llanstephan MS 88 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Aristotle's Book of Physiognomy, &c.,

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Llanstephan MS 88 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Aristotle's Book of Physiognomy, &c.,


  • [?16-18 cents]. (Creation)

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28 ff. (written on one side only). Half bound.

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A manuscript containing a copy of Aristotle's Book of Physiognomy (originally written by Aristotle for Alexander the Great) (ff. 1-9) (cf. Jesus College MS 7, p. 48); material relating to astrology (ff. 10-26); and Traethiad Robin Moyses (ff. 26-28).
The two works contained in ff. 1-19 are copied from a manuscript written by John Jones, Gellilyfdy in 1604, which was copied by Jones from a manuscript written in 1476.

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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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  • Welsh

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 561-562.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Shirburn MS C. 42.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 88 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 88.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 88 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..