File Peniarth MS 434 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Vita Griffini filii Conani,

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Vita Griffini filii Conani,


  • [1575x1850] / (Creation)

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64 pp. (paginated iii pp. + 1a + 58 pp + 2 pp.) + 58 interleaved blank pages ;304 x 210 mm.Half-bound in modern vellum and marbled-paper sides.The manuscript has been severely affected by damp.The manuscript has been severely affected by damp.

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Memoranda on p. i gives some of the provenance of the manuscript: It was bought by G. B. Phillimore from Mr William Ridler, book seller, of 45 Holywell St, Strand, in the summer of 1884; William Ridler had bought the manuscript (along with others also bought be Phillimore) at the sale of the collection of Alfred J. Horwood Esq. of the Temple. The manuscript was given to W. R. M. Wynne on 21 October 1888.

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A draft translation of Buchedd Gruffudd ap Cynan, with corrections and additions in the autograph of Thomas ap William, Trefriw. Also included in the manuscript are some Latin hexameters; an order in pursuance of a warrant under the Royal sign manual for the payment of a quarter's annuity of £100 to Diana Hotham or her assigns, 28 October 1806; and memoranda concerning the 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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  • Latin

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The description is also available in Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Part I (Aberystwyth, 1940-3), 15 and in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), 85.

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Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 434 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: Peniarth MS 434 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - The manuscript has been severely affected by damp.; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 434.