File Llanstephan MS 28 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Theology, cerdd dafod, &c.,

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Llanstephan MS 28 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

Title

Theology, cerdd dafod, &c.,

Date(s)

  • [1455-1456] / (Creation)

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223 pp., more or less misplaced by binder, and with many lacunae.The top half of pp. 95-96 is torn away and the beginning is wanting. At pp. 145-167, 177-178, 183-184 folios are wanting and at least one is imperfect. The bottom half of pp. 185-186 is torn away. There is at least one folio missing before p. 213, and the text contains many lacunae.The top half of pp. 95-96 is torn away and the beginning is wanting. At pp. 145-167, 177-178, 183-184 folios are wanting and at least one is imperfect. The bottom half of pp. 185-186 is torn away. There is at least one folio missing before p. 213, and the text contains many lacunae.

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Biographical history

Archival history

'Phylib ap Madoc ap jeuaf ap Jerwerth biav y llyfr hwn' in the hand of Gutun Owain on p. 33. The name of Maurice Thomas occurs on p. 1.

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Scope and content

A manuscript which includes theological passages (pp. 1-9); a treatise on Cerdd Dafod (pp. 10-16); Cyfrinach y Beirdd (pp. 33-68); Bonedd y Saint (pp. 69-79); pedigrees (pp. 80-84); Cynghorau Catwn Ddoeth (pp. 98-99); medical recipes (112); astronomy (pp. 123-124); Daniel's interpretation of dreams (pp. 126-133); the Book of Fate (pp. 186-212); the Lives of Saints Margaret (p. 145-167, 177-178, 183-184) and Catherine (pp. 167-176, 179-182); etc. The manuscript was written by Gutun Owain (fl. 1450-1498) (see p. 33) in two styles: pp. 33-101, l. 9 and p. 125, ll. 1-6 are in a formal book hand, and the remainder of the text is in cursive writing; however, a combination of both hands occurs on p. 142. The text on p. 94 is imperfect.
For pp. 98-99 (Kynghorav kadw ddoeth ...) cf. Peniarth MS 27, p. 16; for pp. 101-111, 134-135 (Si deus est animus nobilis ...) cf. ibid., p. 17. For the missing folio before p. 213 see Peniarth MS 86, p. 187. For p. 222 (Llyma vrrevddwyd Grono ddv ...) see Mostyn MS 110, p. 215, which has a transcript of this manuscript.

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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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Welsh, Latin.

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Finding aids

J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 462-465.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Note

Formerly Shirburn MS 119 I. 26.

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Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 28 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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vtls006080536

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 28.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 28 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - The top half of pp. 95-96 is torn away and the beginning is wanting. At pp. 145-167, 177-178, 183-184 folios are wanting and at least one is imperfect. The bottom half of pp. 185-186 is torn away. There is at least one folio missing before p. 213, and the text contains many lacunae.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..