Armor -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800



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A treatise descriptive of arms

A manuscript in three hands containing a treatise on arms addressed to Morgan Elfael (fl. c. 1528-1541) from Hywel ap Syr Mathew (d. 1581); also poetry, etc. Pp. 1-165 are in the autograph of Hywel ap Syr Mathew and were written in 1557 (cf. the writing in Peniarth MS 138 and Cardiff MS 51); pp. 167-194 are in a second hand and written about 1598; pp. 195-204 are in a third hand and were written about 1600. The poets whose works are cited include Dafydd ab Edmwnt, Siôn Cent, Gruffudd Hiraethog and Iolo Goch. The volume also contains medical recipes (pp. 166-170) and a chronicle of the reign of British rulers (p. 198).

Hywel ap Syr Mathew and others.

Poetry, &c.,

A manuscript containing poetry (pp. 3-10, 54-179, 181-362), the poets cited including Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Tudur Aled, Guto'r Glyn and Siôn Phylip; medical recipes taken from the texts of Meddygon Myddfai (pp. 11-16); Disgrifiad Arfau ('a Jon Trevor ai troes or Lladin ar ffrangeck yn gymraeck - August 1 . 1632' (pp. 25-53); a copy of a document relating to the boundaries of Cyfeiliog (p. 180), which bears a note at the end: 'It doeth beare date 1204 Mr. Edw: Herbert of Mountgomery had thorriginall deed in keepinge; Mr. Jenkyn gwyn and Mr. Ifan llwyd ap dd: esqrs. did copy the same per me Wythen Jones.'
The text is written in several hands, the principal hand occurring at pp. 3-10, 55-222, ?267-350, c. 1636 (see p. 219). The text was copied from a manuscript belonging to Evan Bowen of Penyrallt, Llanidloes.