Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
- [1650s] / (Creation)
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Extent and medium
182 pp. Bound in leather.
Name of creator
The volume bears the inscriptions 'Liber Willelmi Salesbury de Bachymbyd in comitatu Denbigh Armiger . 1655' and 'Sum liber Willelmi Salesbury de Bachymbyd . 1658'.
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Scope and content
A manuscript containing mainly (pp. 7-181) pieces by and in the autograph of William Salesbury of Bachymbyd, in which the author evidently deliberately imitated the style and manner of Rhys Prichard ('Yr Hen Ficer'; 1579?-1644), some of which William Salesbury also copied (see also Llanstephan MS 37). The volume also includes poetry of Siôn Tudur, Gruffydd ab yr Ynad Coch and others.
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Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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Script of material
Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 760-763.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Edward Breese MS.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales