- 1843-1852. (Creation)
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210 ff. (old pagination 1-128, 1-189; ff. 201-205 verso, 206 verso-208 verso blank) ; 100 x 165 mm. Bound in full calf; 'Y Perl' in gold on spine.
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A volume containing hymn-tunes and folk-tunes together with an index to the tunes, written in a mid-nineteenth century hand (ff. 73-209), bound together with a copy of William Owen, Prysgol, Y Perl Cerddorol... (Caernarfon, 1852) (ff. 7-72). A note in pencil on f. 1, probably in the hand of Philip Thomas, suggesting 'Shenkin Dounie, Harpist, Neath' to have been the scribe is probably an error for John Dounie [Downey], harpist, the Mera, Neath (see E. E. Williams, 'The queen of the Mera', Neath Antiquarian Society Transactions (1979), 6-7). Also included is a printed advertisement for John Ambrose Lloyd, Casgliad o Donau... (1843) (f. 210).
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Philip Thomas MS 39.
Preferred citation: NLW MS 13776A.