Manuscripts

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, MS 20143A

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  • s. xiv2
  • Welsh manuscripts
Identifiers
Shelfmark
20143A
Description
Welsh lawbook, siglum Y of the Cyfnerth redaction.
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiv2
second half of the 14th century.(1)n. 1 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Origin, provenance
Origin: Wales, southWales, south

No description available

Written by two scribes in the south of Wales.(2)n. 2 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Later provenance: For a period between c.1860 and 1969, the manuscript was lost.(3)n. 3 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Hands, scribes
Hands indexed:
Hand of scribe A
Hand of scribe B
Exemplars
unknown exemplar
Codicological information
Collation
13 quires: 1 (ff. 1-8), 2 (ff. 9, 11-19), 3 (ff. 20-29), 4 (ff. 30–37), 5 (ff. 38–43). The following 8 quires (6-13) are 8 folios each.
Condition
some wear, many wrinkles(4)n. 4 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Palaeographical information
Illumination
red or blue-green drawings in lower margins, including symbols of the four Evangelists, a number of different animals, dragons, peacocks and fish(5)n. 5 Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Table of contents
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Sources

Notes

Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.
Daniel Huws, ‘Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts’ in The Welsh king and his court... (2000): 420–424.

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National Library of Wales, National Library of Wales: Digital gallery, Online: NLW. URL: <https://www.llyfrgell.cymru/darganfod/oriel-ddigidol/llawysgrifau/>. 
Previously Digital Mirror / Drych Digidol, the digital library of the National Library of Wales gives access to digitised manuscripts, printed works, archival materials and other media.
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Secondary sources (select)

Huws, Daniel, “Descriptions of the Welsh nanuscripts”, in: Charles-Edwards, T. M., Morfydd E. Owen, and Paul Russell (eds.), The Welsh king and his court, Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2000. 415–424.
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