File Peniarth MS 5 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch,

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Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch,


  • [14 cent., second-third ΒΌ]. (Creation)

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166 ff. (foliated viii ff. (folios iv-viii also lettered b-f) + 158 ff.) : vellum and paper ; 218 x 149 to 153 mm.

Rebound at NLW.

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Religious works translated from the Latin, including works from the Apocrypha; the Lives of St Katherine and St Margaret and the Life of Mary of Egypt; the Purgatory of Patrick; the Charlemagne Cycle of Stories; and Bown of Hampton.

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

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  • Welsh

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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), 305-316, and the text is printed in J. G. Evans & R. M. Jones, Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (Cardiff, 1973).

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Digital version available: (viewed September 2018)

Available on microfilm at the Library (NLW Film 92).

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Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 5 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 5.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 5 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - NLW Film 92.