Archdruid in his Full Judicial Costume [19th cent.] (Public Domain Image)
The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg
J. Williams Ab Ithel (editor)
This is volume II of the Barddas of Iolo Morganwg. This volume, which ends abruptly mid-sentence on page 167, is essentially a set of bylaws for the organization of Welsh Bards. While it does not have the depth and curious lore of the first volume, it is of some historical interest. This is because Iolo Morganwg was a central founder of the modern Welsh Gorsedd, the bardic contest which is still held to this day. This is his vision for how Bardism should be organized and the high standards to which bards should adhere.