- [c. 1631x1680] / (Creation)
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Foliated i-iii, 1-267 (of which ff. 1-236 are written on recto only). Half bound.
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A manuscript containing poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym, Rhys Fardd, Iolo Goch, Dafydd Llwyd ap Llewelyn ap Gruffudd (Dafydd Llwyd, Mathafarn) and others. Ff. 83-134 contain transcripts, mostly in a modernised orthography, of pp. 9-62, 70 (l. 13)-102 of the Black Book of Carmarthen. F. 134 has the following note: 'Tro oddiyma rhagot 17 o ddalennau ac yno y cei di ychwaneg wedi ei scrifennu allan or llyfr du : ac yn dechreu Marwnad Madawc mab Mredydd'; however, there is no trace left of the leaves containing the material to which reference is made. Ff. 237-267 verso are in the hand of William Maurice, as is the note on f. 137 - 'O Lyfr Phylib Wiliams or Dyffryn'. The poem at ff. 135-136 is attributed by the scribe to Dafydd ap Gwilym, yet on its reproduction at f. 137 it is attributed to Gruffudd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion [Lygliw]); this work is attributed in most manuscripts to Dafydd ap Gwilym - wrongly, as most students of Dafydd ap Gwilym would say.
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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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Usual copyright laws apply.
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J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 545-549.
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Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Shirburn MS E. 8.1
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 54 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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- Maurice, William, -approximately 1680 (Subject)