File NLW MS 16663A. - Music book,

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NLW MS 16663A.


Music book,


  • [1740x1918] / (Creation)

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i, 89 ff. ; 130 x 150 mm. Full leather, panel-stamped binding, with brass clasps; letters 'J' and 'D' tooled on upper cover. Probably bound by John Davies himself.

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Mrs J. A. Davies; Aberaeron; Donation; June 1958

See also NLW MS 12350A.

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Music book, [1740x1918], of John Davies ('Siôn Dafydd y Crydd'), bookbinder, cobbler and musician, of Llanfihangel Ystrad, Cardiganshire, consisting mainly of notes on the theory of music and psalmody, largely transcribed from the works of William Tans'ur and others.
Also included is an epitaph to John Davies, apparently composed by David Davies, Castell Hywel (f. 86 verso), together with a related note, 1918, by John Jones, Aberaeron (f. 87).

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Usual copyright laws apply.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 16663A.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

October 2006.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Barbara Davies;

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  • Text: NLW MS 16663A.