File Peniarth MS 1 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin

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Peniarth MS 1 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin

Date(s)

  • [mid-13 cent.] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

70 ff. (foliated i-ix, 1-61) : Parchment ; 170 x 130 mm.

Repaired and re-bound at NLW in black morocco in 1976 (see note on f. 59); late-nineteenth century black half-leather covers and box, products of the British Museum bindery, retained.

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Archival history

The manuscript was owned by Sir John Price of Brecon (1502?-1555), who found it, it is said, in the possession of the treasurer of St Davids Cathedral, the manuscript at the time reputed to have come from Carmarthen Priory. It was later owned by Jasper Gryffyth (died 1614), warden of Ruthin Hospital, who has written in the 'Black Book' both his name in Hebrew characters and a note on its contents. William Salesbury (c. 1520-1584?), translator of the New Testament into Welsh, has also written a note at the bottom of one of the pages, and it is stated in NLW MS 5262, p. 167, that the poet SiƓn Tudur (died 1602) of Wigfair, St Asaph, also owned the manuscript at one time. The manuscript was later acquired by Robert Vaughan (1592?-1666) of Hengwrt. Yellow bookplate of R. Wiilames Vaughan, Hengwrt.

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Scope and content

A collection of Welsh poetry, compiled by one scribe during the mid-thirteenth century, containing verse composed at various times during the period between the eighth and thirteenth centuries.
The volume includes triads (p. 27), religious and vaticinatory poetry, eulogies, elegies and numerous poems relating to the Myrddin Legend.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling

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: f. 39v. Type of unit: Folio.

Item: 2.2. Action: Digitized. Action identifier: Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI). Date: 20140805. Site of action: NLW. Authorization: NLW. Authorizing institution: Bill Endres of the University of Kentucky. Extent: f. 40v. Type of unit: Folio.

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Conditions governing access

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

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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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), pp. 297-9.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

Digital version available $$u http://hdl.handle.net/10107/4623419 (viewed September 2018)

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Publication note

Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin, Gyda Rhagymadrodd, Nodiadau Testunol a Geirfa, ed. by A. O. H. Jarman (Cardiff, 1982).

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 11.

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Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 1 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls004439072

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Peniarth MS 1 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 1.