• This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 210 NLW MS 13075B.
  • Alternative Id.
      (alternative) vtls004982804
  • Dates of Creation
      [1575x1800] /
  • Name of Creator
  • Language of Material
  • Physical Description
      (ff. [8] -38, [40-45], 47-13[3], two folios numbered 97, no. 101 missed out, end folios missing. Repaired and rebound in full leather with the previous, vellum covers bound in at the end.
  • Location
      ARCH/MSS (GB0210)

Scope and Content

An imperfect manuscript (ff. [8] -38, [40-45], 47-13[3], two folios numbered 97, no. 101 missed out, end folios missing) in the hand of the Glamorgan copyist Llywelyn Siôn, the scribe of NLW MSS 970E, 6511B, 13076B, and the greater part of 13070B (see TLLM, tt. 157-60; also the inscription 'Llaw Llywelyn Siôn o Langewydd yw'r Llyfr hwn' in the hand of Edward Williams ('Iolo Morganwg') on one of the previous covers). The contents consist of transcripts of Welsh prose compositions (tales, religious items, etc.) including items with the following titles or incipits - ff. 8 recto-15 verso, ['Owain a Luned] (wanting the beginning owing to the loss of ff. 1-7); 15 verso-21 verso, 'llyma ystori ipotys'; 22 recto-25 recto, 'llyma wyth santaiddrwydd yr evengil'; 25 recto-37 recto, 'llyma ystori Selvestr'; 37 recto-[40 verso], 'llyma ystori Speseanvs a Theitvs i vab ar vronica a Philawtvs' (incomplete, f. 39 missing); [40 verso-45 verso], 'llyma ystori prenn y vychedd'; 45 verso, 'Gwr oedd gynt a phvm maib . . .' (wanting the end, f. 46 missing); 47 recto-51 recto, ['Ystori Mynachlog yr Ysbryd Glan'] (wanting the beginning from f. 46 missing); 51 recto-52 recto, 'Gildas penn proffwyd y brytaniaid a ddywad . . .'; 52 recto-54 verso, 'llyma val i kavad Taliesin'; 54 verso- 57 recto, 'llyma ystori y gwr moel o Sythia yn dyvod at alexander mawr . . .'; 57 recto-60 recto, 'llyma ystori alestotlys yn kynghori alexander . . .'; 60 recto-61 recto, 'llyma gyfrinach alestotlys i alexander mawr'; 61 recto-63 recto, 'llyma beth o gynghorav Catwn ddoeth ar bardd glas or gadair . . .'; 63 verso-68 verso, 'llyma val i traethir o gynghorav Catwn'; 68 verso, 'Gwr a ddyly bod yn eryr . . .'; 69 recto- 84 verso, 'llyma ystori alexander a lodwig'; 84 verso-104 recto, 'llyma ystori saith doethion Ryvain' (text published, see Henry Lewis: 'Modern Welsh Versions of the Seven Wise Men of Rome', Revue Celtique, vol. XLVI, pp. 50-88; see also TLLM, t. 176); 104 recto-verso, 'llyma enwav tri thlws ar ddeg o aur dlysav ynys brydain'; 104 verso-106 verso, 'llyma ystori y llong voel' (text published, see Bryn F. Roberts: 'Ystori'r Llong Foel', The Bulletin of the Board of Celtic Studies, vol. XVIII, pp. 337-62); 106 verso, 'Pvmp achos a sydd i delyir vrddasv gwraig yn vwy na gwr'; 106 verso-107 recto, 'Paham i try'r offeirad i wyneb bvmwaith at y bobl ar yr offeren'; 107 recto, 'Ef a vydd mewn dyn . . .'; 107 verso- 113 recto, 'llyma lyfr a elwir llyfr Ovydd'; 113 recto-116 verso, 'llyma araith Paen a Gwgan'; 116 verso-117 recto, 'llyma val i dwedir paderav y gwyryddon'; 117 recto, 'Pvmp amser it wylawdd krist ar y ddaear honn'; 117 verso-119 recto, ['Araith Iolo Goch']; 119 recto-122 verso, 'llyma ystori Pilatvs o ynys y bont'; and 122 verso-133 verso, 'llyma burdan Patrig' (incomplete, end folios missing).


Title based on contents.

Formerly known as Llanover B. 17.

Preferred citation: NLW MS 13075B.

Other Finding Aids

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

Custodial History

A number of personal names appear in the margins of various pages, the following being coupled with claims to ownership of the volume - John Moris, ? 1666, William Richart, ? 1667, Thoma[s] Edwart, ? 1678, John William, 1742/3, John Williams, 178[ ], and John Lewellin, n.d.

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