Black Book of Carmarthen

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Language: English, Welsh

Collection: National Library of Wales, Peniarth 1

Material: parchment

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The Black Book of Carmarthen (known in Welsh as "'Llyfr Du Caerfyrddin") is thought to be the earliest surviving manuscript written solely in Welsh. The book dates from the mid-13th century; its name comes from its association with the Priory of St. John the Evangelist and Teulyddog at Carmarthen, and is referred to as black due to the colour of its binding. (continued on English Wikipedia)
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