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Yny lhyvyr hwnn

The earliest book printed in Welsh, 1546.

Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos

A 1580 copy of Vindiciae Contra Tyrannos, an influential Huguenot tract, that belonged to Robert Williams Vaughan of Hengwrt.

Y Drych Cristionogawl

The first book printed on Welsh soil, 1585 [1586-87].

William Salesbury's New Testament

A significant publication in the history of the Bible and the Welsh language, published on 7th October 1567

1588 Welsh Bible

The first Welsh translation of the complete Bible.

Monsterous Fish

The story, 1604, of the sighting of a mermaid near Pendine, Carmarthenshire.


Robert Hooke's Micrographia (1665).

The Welsh Almanac Collection

A collection of 17th, 18th- and 19th-century Welsh almanacs

The Printed Works of William Williams, Pantycelyn

The Printed Works of William Williams, Pantycelyn, hymn writer, poet, and one of the great leaders of the Evangelical Revival of the 18th century

The case of Dr Thomas Bowles

A pamphlet, 1773, about the case against the non-Welsh-speaking rector of Trefdraeth, Anglesey.

Gwallter Mechain's Reports for the Board of Agriculture

Surveys by Walter Davies ('Gwallter Mechain') on agriculture in Wales published between 1800 and 1815.

The Blue Books of 1847

An inquiry into the state of education in Wales.

A Welsh Classical Dictionary

A Welsh Classical Dictionary contains biographical and historical articles on Welsh and Brythonic people up to about the year A.D. 1000 who appear in early Welsh historical manuscripts.

National Library of Wales Journal

The National Library of Wales Journal was founded in 1939. Its main purpose is to enable researchers to publish articles or short notes based on the Library’s collections.

Dictionary of Welsh Biography

A website containing over five thousand concise biographies of Welsh people who have made a significant contribution to national life, whether in Wales or more widely.