- [after 1629]. (Creation)
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Extent and medium
136 pp.Half bound.Leaves more or less worn at the bottom outer corners.Leaves more or less worn at the bottom outer corners.
The following names occur in the margins: Katherin Owens (p. 84); Cadwaladr Jones (p. 94); 'Edward Davies his book Jany . 6 . 1697' (p. 98).
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
A manuscript containing poetry of Taliesin, Dafydd Ddu Hiraddug, Sion Tudur, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch and others (pp. 1-52); the Twenty-four Feats (pp. 53-55); triads of the court of Arthur (pp. 56-57); carols (pp. 65-79); proverbs collected by Gruffudd Hiraethog (pp. 81-126); prayers (pp. 127-136); etc.
At p. 8 three triplets are written in the margin. For the estimated date of the manuscript see pp. 80, 132. The text at p. 127 differs greatly from that in the Book of Taliesin (see Peniarth MS 2).
Appraisal, destruction and scheduling
System of arrangement
Conditions of access and use area
Conditions governing access
Access to the original manuscript by authorised permission only. Readers are directed to use surrogate copies.
Conditions governing reproduction
Usual copyright laws apply.
Language of material
Script of material
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. 531-534.
Allied materials area
Existence and location of originals
Existence and location of copies
Available on microfilm at the Library.
Related units of description
Formerly Shirburn MS E. 7.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 52 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].