File NLW MSS 13217-13218E. - Proflenni beibl Cymraeg 1620

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NLW MSS 13217-13218E.


Proflenni beibl Cymraeg 1620


  • [1601x1620] (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 volumes.

Bound in tree calf, probably in the late eighteenth century.

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Name of creator

Archival history

The names 'Thomas Roberts' and 'Myles Reilly' occur, the one on a blank leaf between the Apocrypha and the New Testament, the other at the foot of a page in the Epistle of James.

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Scope and content

Two volumes made up of page-proofs of the 1620 edition of the Welsh Bible (Y Bibl Cyssegr-lan ..., Llundain: Bonham Norton a John Bill, 1620). The lettering on the spine, 'Bibl y Dr Morgan', is inaccurate as the 1620 edition is Bishop Richard Parry's revision of Bishop William Morgan's Bible (1588). Most of the pages are printed on one side of the leaf only. Some of the manuscript corrections are almost certainly in the hand of Dr. John Davies of Mallwyd. Most of the corrections which were not incorporated in the published edition correspond with the list of errata published c. 1672 [?by Bishop George Griffith] as Some omissions and corrections in the British translation of the Bible. A note in manuscript on the reverse side of the first leaf of Genesis is in the autograph of [Rowland Lewis of Mallwyd] (see The National Library of Wales Journal, IX, pp. 495 and Plate IX, 9). The second volume contains a few Welsh prayers written in a contemporary hand, one near the middle of the book of Ezekiel (sig. Ggg6), the others at the beginning of the New Testament.

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Language of material

  • Latin
  • Welsh

Script of material

Language and script notes

Latin, Welsh.

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Finding aids

The description is also available in the Handlist of Manuscripts in the National Library of Wales, Volume IV (Aberystwyth, 1971).

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Title based on contents.


Preferred citation: NLW MSS 13217-13218E.

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Institution identifier

Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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Dates of creation revision deletion

June 2010.


  • English



Archivist's note

Description compiled by Bethan Ifans for the retrospective conversion project of NLW MSS.

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  • Text: NLW MSS 13217-13218E.