File Peniarth MS 158 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Llyfr Robert ap Ifan o Fryn Siencyn,

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Llyfr Robert ap Ifan o Fryn Siencyn,


  • [1587x1599]. (Creation)

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251 ff. (foliated iii ff. + 247 ff. + 1 blank ff.) : paper ; 201 x 148 to 204 x 153 mm. Rebound at NLW. The old covers are included.

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A collection of Welsh Grammars of Edern Dafod Aur and Einion Offeiriad; Dwned [Siôn] Brwynog; etc. in the hand of Robert ap Ifan of Bryn Siencyn, 1587. The second part of the manuscript includes copies of indentures (32 Henry VIII, 3 Edward VI and undated); poetry; recipes; arithmetical problems; rules for playing cards; and 'gwehelaethau', most probably in the hand of John Jones, Gellilyfdy, 1599.
The Book of Robert ap Ifan was begun on May 6 1587 and completed on May 22 1587 (pp. 30, 57, 69, 72, 89), and was apparently written in Anglesey.

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

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Welsh, English, Latin.

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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), 942-945; a description of the manuscript and its Latin text can also be found in Prof. Edward Bensley, Catalogue of Peniarth Manuscripts which are Wholly or Partly in Latin (NLW), p. 12.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Formerly Hengwrt MS 212.


Preferred citation: Peniarth MS 158 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: $h - MEICRO PENIARTH MS 158.
  • Text: Peniarth MS 158 [RESTRICTED ACCESS]; $z - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies..