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The Mabinogion From the Llyfr Coch o Hergest and other Ancient Welsh manuscripts.
London & Llandovery - Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans et al., 1849 Book. VERY GOOD INDEED. Hardcover. First edition.. An English translation of the earliest prose stories of Britishliterature. The Mabinogion were compiled in Middle Welsh in the 12th to 13th centuries from earlier oral traditions. The stories are ofdrama, philosophy, romance, tragedy, fantasy and humour. The first person to published the full collectionbi-lingually was Lady Charlotte Guest. Her first edition of the collection was issuedbetween 1838 and 1845. This translation of the work remained the standard edition until Gwyn Jonesand Thomas Jones translated the work in 1948. Illustrated, with20 plates total. This editioncontains pieces of work in Welsh, English and French. There are discussions of different versionsof tales in various Europeantongues such as German, Swedish and Icelandic. With the 1912 bookplate of the Earl of Cromer to the front pastedown. The plate was designed by J F Bradley. This bookplate belongs to Evelyn Cromer, a British statesman, diplomat and colonial administrator. Condition: In half morocco bindings with marbled boards. Externally, generally smart with minor bumping to the extremities. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine and to the raised bands. Prior owner's bookplate to the front pastedown, Earl of Cromer. Another bookplate to the verso of front endpaper with the initials ' D U R'. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound. Pages are slightly age toned with occasional light spots. Overall: VERY GOOD INDEED..
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