File A8 - Branwen verch Llyr

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Branwen verch Llyr


  • [1841]-[1842x1843] (Creation)

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A8/1: 48 ff. (foliated 1-47, 50; text on rectos only) ; c. 230 x 190 mm.
A8/2: 20 ff. (text on rectos only) ; 255 x 205 mm.
A8/3: 11 ff. (10 items) ; 605 x 205 mm. and less.

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A transcript, [?1841] (watermarks 1836, 1837, 1839), [in the hand of John Jones (Tegid)], of the Welsh text of 'Branwen verch Llyr' (entitled 'Llyma yr eil geinc or mabinogi') [see Mabinogion (1849), III, 81-102] (A8/1); an autograph draft, [1841], of Charlotte Guest's English translation, 'Branwen the daughter of Llyr' [Mabinogion (1849), III, 103-129] (A8/2); and drafts, [1842x1843] (watermark 1842), of ten of the twelve notes in the printed version [Mabinogion (1849), III, 130-140], with the notes on 'Harlech' and 'Five Divisions of Ireland' being absent (A8/3).
The texts were first published in The Mabinogion… Part VI: Branwen the daughter of Llyr, Manawyddan the son of Llyr, and Math the son of Mathonwy (London and Llandovery, 1845).

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  • Welsh

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Folios 8, 28 (A8/1) and ff. 5, 11 (A8/2) cut in two; part of f. 45 ('...hynny y gelwit.') cut away. The cuts mostly coincide with the beginnings of new gatherings in the 1849 printed version.

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  • Text: A8 (Box 2)