- [c. 1600-1620]. (Creation)
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712 pp.Bound in leather.In many places the corners have been nibbled by rodents.In many places the corners have been nibbled by rodents.
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Scope and content
A manuscript entitled 'Carpiog Aber Llyfeni', i.e. the 'Tattered [Book] of Aberllefenni, containing poetry, the poets cited including Iolo Goch, Huw Machno, Siôn Mawddwy, Siôn Brwynog, Guto'r Glyn, Rhisiart Phylip, Siôn Phylip and others. There is an index to authors, alphabetically arranged, 1746, by Richard Morris on pp. 673-689; and a list of first lines, with authors' names, on pp. 693-711.
The volume is made up of two different manuscripts. Fifteen poems are wanting at the beginning of the first part, which breaks off in the middle of its 105th poem (p. 176). The second part begins in the middle of its 20th poem (p. 177) and ends with the 12th line of its 309th poem. Pp. 1-668 are written in the same hand as that of Mostyn MS 160 and Peniarth MS 114, while pp. 669-712 are in later hands.
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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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Language and script notes
Physical characteristics and technical requirements
J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 579-592.
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Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Shirburn MS D. 3.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 118 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].
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- Morris, Richard, 1703-1779 (Subject)