File Bodewryd MS 106C [RESTRICTED ACCESS]. - Mona Antiqua Restaurata

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Mona Antiqua Restaurata


  • 1723, [1740s], [1840s] (Creation)

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ii, 500 ff. (paginated 1-84, 84a-l, followed by original pagination i-viii, 1-388 (with a further 212 ff. of unnumbered interleaves and plates), and pp. 85-168; some leaves blank; old pagination 1-69 on initial ff. i-ii and pp. 1-63) ; 260 x 200 mm.

Calf over boards, panel stamped, repaired and rebacked at NLW.

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Biographical history

Lewis Morris ('Llewelyn Ddu o Fôn', 1701-1765) was a poet and scholar.

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'Purchased by J[ohn] T[homas] S[tanley] 1838' (ink inside front cover).

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An interleaved copy of Henry Rowlands, Mona Antiqua Restaurata ... (Dublin, 1723, ESTC T139797), with manuscript notes by two former owners, Lewis Morris, [1740s], and Sir J. T. Stanley (later 1st Baron Stanley of Alderley), [1840s].
The notes are to be found on additional leaves inserted at the beginning of the volume (ff. i-ii, pp. 1-84 passim), at the end (pp. 85, 166-168) and on the interleaves, with annotations on some of the original printed leaves by Lewis Morris. The volume also includes a number of pen and wash drawings by Lewis Morris of churches, houses and other objects, including churches at Rhospeirio, Llanrhuddlad (pencil draft), Amlwch, Holyhead, Llanddona, Penrhôs Lligwy, Llanelian (pencil draft), Llanerchmedd, Bodedern, Llanfechell, Llanynghenedl, Llanfflewyn, Llanvair yn Neubwll, Llanddausant, Aberffraw and Bodewryd, the village of Llanfechell, and the seats of Brynddu, Caerau, Bodowen, Bodorgan and Penrhos; these are mostly to be found on the additional leaves at the end of the volume (pp. 85-143 passim).

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

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  • English
  • Latin
  • Welsh

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English, Welsh, Latin.

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Available on microfilm at the Library.

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Preferred citation: Bodewryd MS 106C.


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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Microform: MEICRO BODEWRYD MS 106.
  • Text: Bodewryd MS 106C [RESTRICTED ACCESS] - Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.