- 1595 (Creation)
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Reel 1: 2 ff. conjoint.
Reel 2: 52 pp.
Reel 1: Loose in boards.
Reel 2: Bound in original vellum chemise.
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George Owen (1552-1613), antiquary, was born at Henllys, near Newport, Pembrokeshire. His most important work, The Description of Penbrokshire, was begun in December 1602.
Reel 2: 'R Keble, Coll Reg Cant' on p.1, xviii cent. 'Ex dono Hen. Penrudock Wyndham April-Nov 1806/R Fenton' inside cover. '36' on cover.
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Reel 1, a map 'This is the true description of the entrance of Milford Haven with the largenes depth and distance of the best and only rodes of it' [cf. George Owen, Description of Pembrokeshire, Cymmrodorion Record Series 1, p. 531]. Reel 2, 'A Pamphelett conteyninge the description of Milforde Haven... 1595 by George Owen...' [cf. Cardiff MSS 2.879 and 2.932]. Written in excellent secretary and italic by one of George Owen's scribes. Title-page decorated in colour, black and white pen drawings for initials.
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Formerly Phillipps 14445.
Preferred citation: Cardiff MS 2.46.