File 796D. - Antiquae Linguae Britannicae ...,

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Antiquae Linguae Britannicae ...,


  • [1632x1666]. (Creation)

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The volume bears the names of Rob[ert] Vaughan, Thomas Owen (1789, 1808) and T. M. Davies (1832), and on the fly-leaf and the inside upper cover respectively are the inscriptions 'The gift of R. V. of Dol y melynllyn to his Nephew R. V.', and, in the hand of J. H. Davies, 'Bought at the Sale of the books of Professor H. R. Helwich of Prague, May 6, 1903 ....'.

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John Davies, Antiquae Linguae Britannicae .... et Linguae Latinae Dictionarium Duplex (London, 1632), with marginal insertions and with additional texts at the beginning and the end partly in the hand of Robert Vaughan (1592?-1666), Hengwrt, Merionethshire. The additions include '15 qual[i]ties of a good horse', 'Pymth[eg] cynneddf march da', 'Am yr Attaliadau. A'u Gwir Ddeunydd' ('Y mae chwe m√Ęth o attaliadau mewn Llyfrau printiedig ac mewn Yscrifen ... '), two 'englynion' by John Davies in a copy of his dictionary presented to Rolant Vychan of Caergai, 'An admonition for the reading of the British words', 'Geiriau or Un Swn ac nid o'r un Feddwl', and 'The Numbers, Names, qualities, Royalties, Footings, Degrees of Age etc. of Beasts of the Forests according as they are termed of skillfull Forresters and Woodmen' (the latter from John Guillim, A Display of Heraldrie). On the inside lower cover is a paste-down of the certificate of subscription, 20 March 1767, by Thomas Owen of Jesus College, Oxford [rector of Upton Scudamore, Wiltshire, from 1779 until his death in 1812.].

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Welsh, Latin, English.

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Preferred citation: 796D.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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