File NLW MS 3047C [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Llyfr Coch Nannau

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Llyfr Coch Nannau


  • [17 cent., second ¼] (Creation)

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808 pp. (pp. 15-39, 143-146 blank) ; 270 x 170 mm.

Re-bound in red leather at NLW (previous binding described by Gwenogvryn Evans as 'strongly bound in red leather').

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Archival history

'This book was presented to Griffith Vaughan Esq. The 10th of 7ber [16]78 by his humble Servant Henry Williams of Hendre Vechan' (p. 332); 'Griffith Vauchan of Corsygedol, Esq. is the true owner of this booke the 7th of October 1683 ... In wittnesse whereof I Henry Williams put my hand this day & year Above written' (p. 443); 'Y Llyfr Côch o Nannau a gaeadwyd yn Nhre Ddulun yn flwyddyn 1738 dros Lewis Morris; A thrachefn Ynghaerlleon dros Edw. Parry' (p. 1). For a full list of signatures present in the volume see Gwenorvryn Evans (p. 131). 'Cors-y-gedol Library' ticket.

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Scope and content

A collection of awdlau and cywyddau written during the second quarter of the seventeenth century by William Phylip. The contents are almost entirely poetical, but the volume also includes transcripts of a treatise on poetical composition by William Middleton (pp. 274-302) and on Welsh metres by John Phillipp [Siôn Phylip] (pp. 303-313). The title page, table of contents and an index of poets are in the hand of Lewis Morris (pp. 1, 3-11, 13-14, 40).

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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 of material

  • Welsh

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Affected by damp; one leaf apparently missing between pp. 648-649.

Finding aids

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

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Existence and location of copies

Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Mostyn MS 144.


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Preferred citation: NLW MS 3047C [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 3047C [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $q - Affected by damp; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..
  • Microform: $h - MEICRO NLW MS 3047C.