- 1599 (Creation)
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v, 569 ff. (original foliation 1-578 with errors) ; 280 x 190 mm.
Rebound, [early 19 cent.], in blind-tooled pigskin, on five raised bands with 'BRITISH POETRIE MS.' and 'PORKINGTON MANUSCRIPT No 3' in gilt on spine; inlaid into each cover is a blind-stamped panel, 240 x 150 mm. (front cover) and 230 x 150 mm. (back), with two rolls identifiable as Oldham, nos. 556 and 577, which are associated with London bindings of c. 1510-1529; positions of two clasps still visible; bottom edge of front cover repaired, [20 cent.], with a strip of lighter pig-skin with modern blind tooling.
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The same scribe also wrote Bodewryd MS 1, BL Addl MS 14933, Llanstephan MSS 35, 118, and NLW MS 3056D (Mostyn MS 160). Jesus College MS 101 (see Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, 2 vols (London, 1898-1910), II, pp. 68-86) appears to be a straight transcript from this manuscript. A series of englynion in Welsh and Latin have been added in an early-seventeenth century hand on f. v.
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Available on microfilm at the Library.
Online version available on the Library's website https://www.llgc.org.uk/discover/digital-gallery/manuscripts/early-modern-period/wmffre-dafis-book-of-cywyddau/ (viewed April 2016)