File Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Poetry, &c.,

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Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


Poetry, &c.,


  • [1650s] / (Creation)

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182 pp. Bound in leather.

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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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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 SiƓn Tudur, Gruffydd ab yr Ynad Coch and others.

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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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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 760-763.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Edward Breese MS.


Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 170.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 170 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..