- 1638. (Creation)
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Extent and medium
94 ff. (ff. i–viii + 1–80 + pp. ix–xiv). Fols i–iii are modern paper fly-leaves, ff. iv–vii and pp. ix–xiv fly-leaves of [17 cent.] ; 191 x 141 to 192 x 143 mm. Quarto. ‘Sewn, with thick leather covers’ [RMWL]; rebound at NLW, the original covers bound in.
Folios iv–vii and pp. ix–xiv are old fly-leaves, binder’s waste, all taken from a folio manuscript containing notes in Latin in a good hand, [16 cent., second ½] on a Greek text. Among many names inscribed on these leaves are: Lewis Morris [Maurice; father of William Maurice], 1638 (f. vii verso); William Johns and Hugh Konwy Fychan ‘o fryn euryn’, [mid-17cent.] (f. vii); Morris Cadwalad, ‘his booke’, 1709 (f. viii), ‘Llyfr Evan Lloyd a rodd Morris Cadwalad iddo’, 1726 (f. viii). Other names, [17-18 cent.] are Edward Williams (f. vi recto-verso) and Edward Richards (f. 80 verso). Used by Thomas Lloyd [‘I’ in his Explicatio].
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Scope and content
‘Brith-waith ... William Morris 1638’ (f. viii, title-page), a collection of cywyddau and englynion, of [14-17 cent.], in the early hand of William Maurice (also signed and dated on f. 32). On ff. 56 verso–57 he experiments with italic script. His contents list is on f. viii verso. A few variant readings and notes are added in his later hand.
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Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
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A detailed list of the manuscript's contents may be found in J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. I (London, 1898-1905), 924-926. Description based on Daniel Huws, A Repertory of Manuscripts and Scribes c.800-c.1800, vol. I (Aberystwyth, 2022), 400.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Hengwrt MS 193. The number ‘192’ on fol. iv is in error for ‘193’; the Hengwrt number 193 is on the label laid down inside the old cover (there replacing ‘488’).
Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 151 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].