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Good, but look at the other options too.
on 1 August 2007
This is a sound translation, though it reads a little stiffly, and includes all the tales Charlotte Guest included when she published the first version, except the tale of Taliesin, which is not from the same manuscript.
But you might also like to consider the new translation by Sioned Davies - The Mabinogion, OUP, ISBN 978-0-19-283242-9 which I find livelier and more up-to-date, and contains all the same stories.
For the older tales of the collection (the Four Branches, Culhuch and Olwen, Lludd and Lleuelyss) Patrick K. Ford's version (The Mabinogi,University of California) is very good if you can get hold of it, and also contains a translation of one of the original versions of Taliesin.