Manuscripts

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Llanstephan MS 55

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Book of Dr. John David Rhys
  • Welsh
  • c.1579
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • paper
Welsh paper manuscript miscellany (268 pp.) in the hand of John David Rhys containing Welsh poetry as well as a vocabulary, a bardic grammar of the Dafydd Ddu recension, the so-called statutes of Gruffudd ap Cynan, a translation of Genesis I, items of biblical and historical interest, etc.
Identifiers
Shelfmark
Llanstephan 55
Title
Book of Dr. John David Rhys
Type
Welsh poetry
Provenance and related aspects
Language
Welsh
Date
c.1579
c.1579
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Main hand The manuscript is written for the most part in the hand of the grammarian David John Rhys. Page 207 gives the date of writing (for at least that page) as 1579.
John David RhysRhys (Siôn Dafydd) / (Rhaesus) Jo. David / Rhys (John David) (1534–1609?) – Welsh physician, scholar and grammarian
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One or multiple other hands (Evans does not specify how many) were responsible for ff. 256-259 and f. 198.

Codicological information
State of existence
imperfect
Material
paper
Dimensions
8 ″ × 5.75 ″
Foliation / Pagination
ff. i-iv + pp. 1-268 (originally foliated). Ff. 1-30 and 56 of this original foliation are wanting; bottom corners of pp. 217-20 torn out.
The list below has been collated from the table of contents, if available on this page,Progress in this area is being made piecemeal. Full and partial tables of contents are available for a small number of manuscripts. and incoming annotations for individual texts (again, if available).Whenever catalogue entries about texts are annotated with information about particular manuscript witnesses, these manuscripts can be queried for the texts that are linked to them.

Sources

Secondary sources (select)

Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 2:2: Plas Llan Stephan; Free Library, Cardiff, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1903.
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549–553 direct link
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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