- [mid-13 cent.] (Creation)
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39 ff. (foliated iv ff. + 35 ff. (folios 1-26 are also paginated 1-52 pp.)) : Vellum ; 182 x 142 to 193 x 148 mm.
Rebound at NLW in red leather. The old covers have been included.
The following note is on p. 52: 'D. Rob. Vachani li[er] L[egum] Brit[tanie] qui et fideliter transcript: per Guil. Mauricium An. 1662', possibly in William Maurice's hand.
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A Latin text of the Laws of Hywel Dda, being one of the earliest, by a single scribe and dating from the mid 13th century.
The notes on a piece of paper pasted onto the inside the end cover which is now partly perished have been transcribed by Gwenogvryn Evans. There is also a loose piece of paper of modern date at the end of the manucsript with Latin words and numbers on both sides.
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Item: 1.1 Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 28B). Action: Condition reviewed. Action identifier: 4441019. Date: 20061120. Authorization: Selected for conservation. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 28B) : Spine joint broken near cap. Institution: WlAbNL.
Item: 1.2 Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 28B). Action: Conserved. Action identifier: 4441019. Date: 20061120. Authorizing institution: NLW. Action agent: J. Thomas. Status: Manuscript Volume (Peniarth MS 28B) : Repaired leather joint. Institution: WlAbNL.
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Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
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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), 359; a description of the manuscript can also be found in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), p. 2.
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Available on microfilm at the Library.
Digital version available: http://hdl.handle.net/10107/4400109 (viewed September 2018)
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Formerly Hengwrt MS 7.
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 28 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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