File NLW MS 16966B - British Antiquities Revived

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NLW MS 16966B


British Antiquities Revived


  • [mid-17 cent.] (Creation)

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39 ff. (unnumbered) ; 205 x 157 mm.

Binding: Russia with gilt tooling; lettered on the spine as follows: 'Proofes / that / Cadelh / was the / eldest / son / of / Roderic / circa / 876 / MS.'

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This volume was formerly Mostyn MS 227 [see Fourth Report of the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts (1874), Appendix, p. 359].

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A draft tract entitled 'Proofes drawne from authorities and other reasons why Cadelh prince of Southwales was the eldest sonne of Roderic the greate (kinge of Wales) and that he and his issue after him had a superioritie over the rest of Wales and his two bretheren and the descendantes from them' by, and in the autograph of, Robert Vaughan of Hengwrt. The substance of this tract was subsequently incorporated in Vaughan's British Antiquities Revived (Oxford, 1662). The volume contains both the arguments and answers set forth by Vaughan and therefore differs considerably from Peniarth MS 277 which contains only the arguments.
Pasted inside the front cover is a short description of the volume in the form of a cutting from Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson and Hodge’s Sale Catalogue of the Mostyn Library (1919), p. 22.

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  • English

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • English



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  • Text: NLW MS 16966B