- [1685x1688] (Creation)
Level of description
Extent and medium
Foliated 15-71, 77-89, 93-256. 263-318 + 11 ff. added at the end (f. 56 occurs twice, but the numbering of ff. 61 and 133 were 'skipped' by the scribe).
Bound in calf and lettered 'CERDD-LLYFR CYMRAEG A'.
Name of creator
'Sum ex Libris Thomæ Powell oxoniensis Exoniensis' inscribed on f. 128.
Immediate source of acquisition or transfer
Content and structure area
Scope and content
'Y Llyfr hir or Mwythig', being a collection of five hundred and sixty-six cywyddau, etc. by various authors arranged into 'books' according to subject. The poems in each 'book' are numbered separately. The poets cited include Iolo Goch, Dafydd ap Gwilym, Siôn Cent, Iorwerth Fynglwyd, Bedo Brwynllys and Siôn Phylip. The volume is dated temp. James II (see p. 382). The text is followed by nine folios of index, arranged under authors' names, by Richard Morris. Following the index are three further poems (by Dafydd ap Gwilym, Siôn Cent and Dafydd ab Edmwnt) in the hand of the Reverend Samuel Williams.
The volume is in the same hand as Llanstephan MSS 47, 48 and the end of 164.
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
Slightly imperfect at the corners of ff. 15-22, 309-318; wanting beginning and end.
J. Gwenogvryn Evans, Report on Manuscripts in the Welsh Language, vol. II, part II (London, 1903), pp. 695-712.
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 116 G. 33.
Preferred citation: Llanstephan MS 134 [RESTRICTED ACCESS].