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NEWS AND NOTES POWEL'S HISTORIE (1584) In the Journal, Vol. III, Nos. 1 and 2, the notes on the woodcuts in the Caradoc and Holinshed give no reference to Edward C. Levis Engraved British Royal Portraits from 1521 which tells the other places where these same cuts were used before and after 1577. Harvard, University Library. WILLIAM A. JACKSON. THE BANGOR MISSAL' (N.L.W. MS. 492) On looking over some old papers, I have found notes on the Bangor Missal' which I should have incorporated in my article for your Journal [IV, pp 57-60]. The MS. belonged to James Brydges, Duke of Chandos (d. 1744), and appears as lot 2983 in the sale-catalogue of his library in 1747 thus 2983 A Romifh Miffal in 2 vols. written on Vellum, and curiously illuminated with fine Figures and Initial Letters, at the Beginning of the 2d vol. is the following Remark, viz. This Booke was given to the hye Alter of the Paryshe Churche of Osvestrey, by Sir Morys Griffith, Prist. to Pray for all Christen Soules, the Yere of oure Lorde God, a Thousande ande four Hundred fyfty and Four. You will notice that at this time, it was in two volumes. According to our copy of the sale-catalogue, it fetched £ 1. 12.6. The MS. appears again in the sale-catalogue of 1772 of the library of Thomas Martin (1697-1771), "Honest Tom Martin of Palgrave". It is found as lot 164 on page 173 in the catalogue, thus: 164 A most Curious Miffale, elegantly written on vellum and illuminated N.B. At the end of the Calender is this Note, This Booke was geven to the hye Alter of the Paryshe Chyrche of Oswestrey, by Sir Morys Griffith, prist, to praye for all Chriften Sowles, the yere of oure Lorde God a Thowsand Four Hundred Fifty and Four The copy of this catalogue in my Department has the following note 1774- Ap 7th the above in the hands of J. Suffolk [i.e. John Ives (1751-1776)]. A. J. COLLINS. ANOTHER HENGWRT MANUSCRIPT (N.L.W. MS. 7857) The National Library has recently acquired a holograph manuscript of an exposition by Robert Vaughan (1592-1667), of the historical triads called Trioedd Ynys Prydain (see Myv. Arch.2, pp. 388 et seq.). The work gives the text of the triads, a translation into English, and copious notes upon them. The manuscript, a small folio, is unfortunately imperfect, beginning with the description of the breadth of the island of Britain as set forth in the second triad, and ending abruptly in the middle of a commentary on the seventh triad in the series. The existence of this work was known through a transcript made by Evan Evans (' leuan Brydydd Hir') in 1773 (Panton MS. 51, Trioedd Ynys Prydain a nodau Robert Fychan o'r Hengwrt gwedi eu dat- scrifennu gennyfi Evan Evans, 1773 '). Though both versions agree in the main, the tall bard's copy is slightly fuller on some topics and for the sake of his reputation as a transcriber one can only hope that he was copying from another exemplar. It is a late work by Robert Vaughan. James Ussher, who died in 1656, is called ye most pious & revered father James Vsher late Archbishop of Armagh & primate of all Ireland'. Other authorities cited are Mr. Selden (Mare Clausum), Mr. Camden, Humfrey Llwyd, John Jones of Flintshire (i.e. Gellilyfdy), Mr. John Lewis of Llinwenney, Sir John Price, Francis Godwin, late bishop of Hereford, and Dr. John Davies, Mallwyd ('yt grave Dr. whose name truly I should not (of all others) mention with [out] respect & reverence for his [love] & friendship never fayled me, & his house & study was alwayes open & free for me '). How the manuscript left Hengwrt is not known. A piece of paper pasted to a fly-leaf records the sale of the manuscript (' being Trioedd Hengwrt, &c.') by William Owen to Evan Evans for thirty shillings, 22 January, 1825. Under the receipt is written Mr. Wm. Vaughan 1767 to Mr. Wm Herbert & Wm H. to Wm. Owen in 1818 Later in the nineteenth century it was in the possession of Griffith Lewis, bookseller, of Penygroes, Caernarvonshire. E. D. JONES.