File Peniarth MS 16 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Breuddwyd Macsen Wledig,

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Peniarth MS 16 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Breuddwyd Macsen Wledig,

Date(s)

  • [13 cent., second ½]-[mid-15 cent.] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

67 ff. (foliated iv ff. + 63 ff., 15 of which are blank) : vellum ; 169 x 124 to 174 x 103 mm. (Great variation in the sizes of pages).

Rebound in white vellum with the original leather laces used and the original covers included.

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Scope and content

The manuscript is made up of five fragments. The main texts include the Credo, with a commentary; the prophecy of Merlin, with a commentary; a version of Macsen Wledig; triads; and Bonedd y Saint.
F. iv is from a musical manuscript.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 16). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4440968. Date: 20040302. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 16) : Tannic acid staining on many pages, most damage on edges of f54, part of foredge tie detached. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 16). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4440968. Date: 20041119. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: A. Pugh. Status: Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 16) : Repaired f54, encapsulated thong (foredge tie) and hinged in. Institution: WlAbNL.

Item: 2.1. Action: Digitized. Action identifier: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). Date: 20140806. Site of action: NLW. Authorization: NLW. Authorizing institution: Bill Endres of the University of Kentucky. Extent: ff. 11, 13, 17. Type of unit: Folios.

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Conditions governing access

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

Conditions governing reproduction

Usual copyright laws apply.

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Language and script notes

Welsh.

Physical characteristics and technical requirements

The manuscript bears marks of water damage since being rebound.

Finding aids

A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 337-339.

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Existence and location of copies

Digital version available: http://hdl.handle.net/10107/4533649 (viewed September 2018)

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Note

Formerly Hengwrt MS 54.

Note

Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 16 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls004440968

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Physical storage

  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 16.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 16 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - The manuscript bears marks of water damage since being rebound.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..