Manuscripts

Aberystwyth, National Library of Wales, Peniarth MS 2

Book of Taliesin (Llyfr Taliesin)
  • s. xiv1
  • Welsh manuscripts
  • vellum
Identifiers
Location
Shelfmark
2
Classification
Hengwrt, no. 17
Title
Book of Taliesin (Llyfr Taliesin)
The title is not a medieval convention.
Provenance and related aspects
Date
s. xiv1
first half of the 14th century
Hands, scribes
Anonymous [hand in Harl. 4353, Cot. Cleo. A xiv and Book of Taliesin]Anonymous ... hand in Harl. 4353, Cot. Cleo. A xiv and Book of Taliesin
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Codicological information
Material
vellum

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 concerning 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

Primary sources This section typically includes references to diplomatic editions, facsimiles and photographic reproductions, notably digital image archives, of at least a major portion of the manuscript. For editions of individual texts, see their separate entries.

Reproductions
National Library of Wales, Digital gallery, Online: National Library of Wales. 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.
The book of Taliesin: digital version; issued in 2003 direct link
Editions
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn [ed.], Facsimile & text of the Book of Taliesin, 2 vols, Series of Old Welsh Texts 9, Llanbedrog, 1910.
Internet Archive – vol. 1: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 2: <link>, <link> Internet Archive – vol. 3: <link> Internet Archive – vol. 4: <link>
Williams, Ifor [ed.], The poems of Taliesin, tr. J. E. Caerwyn Williams, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1968.
Editions of the so-called ‘historical’ poems attributed to Taliesin.
Haycock, Marged [ed. and tr.], Legendary poems from the Book of Taliesin, Aberystwyth: CMCS Publications, 2007.
Editions of the ‘legendary’ poems (e.g. Preiddeu Annwn), as opposed, for instance, to the historical poems edited by Ifor Williams.

Secondary sources (select)

Haycock, Marged, “Llyfr Taliesin”, National Library of Wales Journal 25 (1987–1988): 357–386.
Huws, Daniel, Medieval Welsh manuscripts, Cardiff and Aberystwyth: University of Wales Press, 2000.
Williams, Ifor [ed.], The poems of Taliesin, tr. J. E. Caerwyn Williams, Mediaeval and Modern Welsh Series 3, Dublin: DIAS, 1968.
Introduction
Evans, J. Gwenogvryn, Report on manuscripts in the Welsh language, vol. 1:2: Peniarth, Historical Manuscripts Commission, London, 1899.
Contributors
Dennis Groenewegen
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