File NLW MS 3049D [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Gwaith yr hen feirdd Cymreig

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Gwaith yr hen feirdd Cymreig


  • [16 cent., last ¼]-[17 cent., first ½] (Creation)

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259 ff. (paginated i-vi, 1-336, 336b-c, 337-510) ; 290 x 190 mm.

Re-bound in half leather and repaired at NLW (replacing previous vellum binding, see Gwenogvryn Evans, p. 168).

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Name of creator

Name of creator

Archival history

The manuscript bears the names John Rogers (p. 3), Thomas Owen (p. 236), Thomas Edwards 'of the parish of yfion Llanrwst' (p. 307), Robert Williams (pp. 462, 509), and John Davies (p. 508); 'Gloddaeth Library' ticket.

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Scope and content

A collection of awdlau and cywyddau, including a substantial section of poems ascribed to Guto'r Glyn (pp. 151-300) and Dafydd ap Gwilym (pp. 355-379). The manuscript also includes a copy of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe (pp. 87-100). Gwenogryn Evans states that pp. 1-22, 335-406 and 410-33 are written in an archaic style in the early part of the seventeenth century, while pp. 23-85, 101-33 and 151-303 belong to the last quarter of the sixteenth century. Other parts of the manuscript are later additions, except the vellum leaf (pp. 305-6).

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Conditions governing access

Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.

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Language and script notes

Welsh, English.

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Finding aids

The poems in this volume are indexed on-line in the Index to Welsh Poetry in Manuscript (MALDWYN).

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Digital version available (July 2016)

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 146.


Original title (label on binding).


Preferred citation: NLW MS 3049D [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 3049D [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3049D.