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The Cambrian Popular Antiquities;
E Williams, London: No 11, Strand. 1815 - 1st ed, VG+, 10 pls. In c1950s half calf, red marbled boards, corners and edges rubbed. Spine, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to red calf label;, edges brushed. Internally, 50s endpapers, lacks half title, [5], (vi-viii), [1], 2-360 pp, 10 pl, of which are 9 are coloured, depicting various interesting scenes including the ancient method of reaping, singing to the harp and dancing, and more, the 10th plates is a plan of the City of Troy, 1 illustration within text, printed by W Cowes, Northumberland-court, Strand, plates dated 1814, text leaves watermarked 1812, small mark verso fep, some very faint plate offsetting. Has articles on Druidism, Merlin, King Arthur, Lent, Wakes, Christmas, Welsh Music, Corpse-candle, Burials, Faries, Sacrilege punished, Eagle of Snowdon, Maen Morddwyd in Anglesea, Cock-fighting to mention but a few! (Tooley 403. Allibone 1819. Abbey 520). An excelent copy. Roberts, Church of England clergyman and antiquary, son of John Roberts, the famous clock-maker, in addition to this title he published two volumes on early Welsh history, A sketch of the early history of the Cymry (700 BC ¿ AD 500) (1803), and The Chronicles of the Kings of Britain (1811), a translation of the work of Geoffrey of Monmouth. See ODNB. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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