Registrum vulgariter nuncupatum "The Record of Caernarvon"; e codice msto Harleiano 696. descriptum.

[London]: printed by command of Her Majesty Queen Victoria under the direction of the Commissioners of the Public Records, 1838. First publication of Harley MS. 696, a volume of transcripts of important miscellaneous medieval manuscripts, edited by Henry Ellis (1777-1869), large folio, pp. [2], xxii, [2], 362; ex-Mercantile Library with a few stamps, else a very good, sound copy in green library buckram lettered in gilt on spine. The text is in Latin with a large number of Welsh loan words. The "Extenta Walliae" or "Record of Caernarvon" is a collection of extents in the counties of Caernarvon and Anglesey dating from the 26th year of the reign (1327-77) of Edward III, with an extent of the bishopric of Bangor, "seemingly in imitation of the Great Survey of England made by William the Conqueror" (p. iii). A second gathering of records, "Leges & Consuetudines Walliae" presents principles, laws, and ordinances by which the conquered Welsh were governed; and in addition the volume presents many documents attesting to matters of rights and title, taxation, ecclesiastical patronage, etc. Item #26554

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