File Llanstephan MS 197 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - The Laws of Hywel Dda,

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Llanstephan MS 197 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].


The Laws of Hywel Dda,


  • 1662 / (Creation)

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89 pp. Bound in full Russian leather.

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A manuscript containing 'Leges Hoelianæ ex vetustissimo Exemplario Membranaceo Per Guilielmum Mauricium Lansilinniensem', noted as being 'fideleter Transcriptæ Annno Domini MDCLXII'. The words 'Per Guilielmum Mauricium Lansilinniensem' and 'Anno Domini MDCLXII' have been blottesquely deleted by a hand which has substituted in the margin 'in Bibliothecâ Roberti Vaughan de Hengwrt Armigeri': in other words, it is a transcript of pp. 1-47 of Peniarth MS 28. The text is beautifully written but left unfinished.
In c. 1685 the transcript was noted as being 'curâ Doct: Humphrys Decani Banchorensis'.

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

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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), p. 781.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 197 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO LLANSTEPHAN MS 197.
  • Text: Llanstephan MS 197 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..