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THE MABINOGION, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest (Red Book of Hergest) and other Ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes by Lady Charlotte Guest. [3 Volumes] by  Lady Charlotte (Trans.) Guest - First Editions - 1849 - from Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB and Biblio.com

THE MABINOGION, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest (Red Book of Hergest) and other Ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes by Lady Charlotte Guest. [3 Volumes]

by Guest, Lady Charlotte (Trans.)

Condition: Fine


London / Llandovery: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. Printed by William Rees, Llandovery, 1838, 1840, 1849, 1849. Three vol. set. (with Llandovery at base of spine). 27 x 18 cm. Fine large paper copy in full crimson morocco bound by F. Bedford with 5 raised bands, ornate gilt spine, gilt edges, marbled endpapers. Bookplate: Sir Edward Sullivan [Lord Chancellor of Ireland]. Vol. I xxiii + 416 pp.; Vol. II 444 pp.; Vol. III 400 pp. From the library of Canadian literary giant, Robertson Davies with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. . First Editions. Hard Cover. Fine. Tall Octavo.
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  • Bookseller: Hugh Anson-Cartwright Fine Books, ABAC/ILAB CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 3301
  • Title: THE MABINOGION, from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest (Red Book of Hergest) and other Ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes by Lady Charlotte Guest. [3 Volumes]
  • Author: Guest, Lady Charlotte (Trans.)
  • Format/binding:Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Fine
  • Edition: First Editions
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans. Printed by William Rees, Llandovery, 1838, 1840, 1849
  • Place: London / Llandovery
  • Date published: 1849
  • Keywords: Robertson Davies
  • Bookseller catalogs: Literature;
  • Subjects: FICTION / General;
  • Size: Tall Octavo


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