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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France
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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France

By Bromfield, James

First edition. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. London. 1863. Octavo. xii, 314pp. Original embossed red cloth, gilt to spine. Light shelf wear and rubbing to edges. Partially unopened. Inscription "Presented to Benjamin Williams Ffrith Tryddyn by Mrs Jones" dated 1910 to fep, same date to ffep. Vestiges of a removed bookplate to fep. James Bromfield (1815 -) [I. Hope; James Broomfield] He lived at 16, rue de Callac, Morlaix for more than a decade in the mid nineteenth century with his wife, children and two sisters, one of whom, Elizabeth, was the author of 'Recollections of Brittany, in Prose and Verse'. London: James Blackwood, 1863. In 1851, the founders of the Le Bulletin Évangélique de Basse-Bretagne, his friends pastors Achille Le Fourdrey, John Jenkins, James Williams and Jacques Planta, appointed him as treasurer. At the same time, he became the editor of this small suppressed newspaper. James Bromfield was passionate about the Protestant evangelization of Brittany, and religious freedom, whether in Morlaix, then Brest, Quimper and Lorient. This volume is the culmination of his work before he returned to Llanbadoc, Usk in 1862. His previous works were published under assumed names under the coup d'état regime. "I send this book forth in my own name". John Jenkins (1807-1872) born in Cwmcrawnon, Llangynidr, was a fundamental player in the revival of Breton Protestantism in the 19th century. As the first Welsh missionary in the province, he was a linguist, pedagogue, evangelist and pastor. With his colleague James Williams who joined him a few years later, he is the father of a very original form of Protestantism in the Celtic language. James Williams, born at Laugharne, 1812, in 1842 his Protestant mission to "the Welsh people in France" came to Quimper. Author of 'Lower Brittany and Wales: some simple and truthful words addressed to Count Hersart de La Villemarque'. Meyrueis. 1860. He translated the Book of Psalms into Breton.

$100.13

A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.
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A review of the principal questions in morals. Particularly those respecting the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, relation to the Deity, obligation, subject matter, and sanctions.

By Price, Richard

The third edition corrected, and enlarged by an appendix, containing additional notes, and a dissertation on the Being and the attributes of the Deity. Printed for T Cadell. London. 1787. 8vo. vii, 512pp, 3pp publisher's adverts. Later full calf, spine in 6 compartments with raised bands, blind tooling, leather label and gilt lettering. Signature to title page. The first work by Price, Richard (1723 - 1791) FRS, philosopher, demographer, and political radical. He studied under Vavasor Griffiths at Chancefield, Talgarth. His writings in defence of the American patriots led to an invitation to advise congress conveyed to him by Benjamin Franklin, Arthur Lee, and John Adams. A member of the intellectual societies the Bowood Group and Benjamin Franklin's 'Club of Honest Whigs'. The journal Enlightenment and Dissent remains a focus for the study of Price's thought. This is his first work: the third edition, being greatly enlarged. Provenance: Signature of William Torrence (slightly cropped) to upper margin of title page. Probably the William Torrence the thirteenth member of the Speculative Society in 1764, ordained July 1788 and afterwards Minister of the Parish of Glencross, Edinburghshire. Robert Louis Stevenson in a letter to Frances Sitwell dated 4 July 1875 "The small kirkyard is full of old gravestones…in church old Mr Torrence preached, over eighty and a relic of times forgotten". William Torrence and the church appear in R.L.S. last unfinished book, The Weir of Hermiston. ESTC T44902

$467.29

Ballad of the Mari Lwyd and other poems
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Ballad of the Mari Lwyd and other poems

By Watkins, Vernon

First edition. 8vo. 92pp. Original cloth, in original dust wrapper. Lower corner bumped. Dust wrapper sunned to spine. Lightly toned. The author's first book. Contemporary review loosely inserted.

$53.40

Narrative of a Journey, Associated with a Fly, from Gloucester to Aberystwith, and from Aberystwith through North Wales. Jul 31st to September 8th 1837.
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Narrative of a Journey, Associated with a Fly, from Gloucester to Aberystwith, and from Aberystwith through North Wales. Jul 31st to September 8th 1837.

By Turner, Thomas

Printed for Private Distribution Only. London. 1840. Octavo. xii, (3), 222pp. Half-title, Title, Engraved frontis. portrait with coat of arms, 11 further engraved plates (D. Cox & W. Radclyffe), with tissue guards, errata slip. Later quarter calf, original boards, spine in six with gilt motifs, rules and lettering. Slightly toned with occasional spotting/foxing. Coombs Bookseller label to fep. Bookplate of W. H. Reece to fep. William Henry Reece, F.S.A. ( -1873) Lawyer, author and translator, of Plas Tudno and Warwickshire. Thomas Turner (1782-1859) Banker, of Hillfield House, Gloucester.

$106.81

Poetry for Supper
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Poetry for Supper

By Thomas, R. S.

First edition. Rupert Hart Davis. London. 1958. 8vo. 48pp. Original boards v.g., in original d/w, sl. faded to spine. Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000) believed in "the true Wales of my imagination". "Springs directly from the remote unpeopled valleys"

$53.40

Destinations. With illustrations by Paul Nash.
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Destinations. With illustrations by Paul Nash.

By Thomas, R. S

Celandine Press. Shipston-on-Stour. 1985. No 266 of a limited edition of 300. Crown 8vo. 30, (1)pp. 3 plates by Paul Nash tipped in. Original quarter cloth, marbled boards, gilt lettering to spine bound by Woolnough Fine Bindings. Printed on Hahnemuhle mould-made paper. Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000) "Destinations is the neglected mainspring of [his] philosophical turning towards affirmation" Christopher Morgan.

$126.83

An acre of land.
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An acre of land.

By Thomas, R. S.

Montgomeryshire Printing Company. Newtown. March 1952. 2nd impression. 38pp. Original wraps. Sunning/ browning to edges. Occasional light pencil to margin. Ronald Stuart Thomas (1913-2000) believed in "the true Wales of my imagination". His second book, 'An Acre of Land' takes its title from the sacred "acre of land between the sea and the hills", epitomising hiraeth, a theme shared with the Welsh poets Sion Tudor and Edward Thomas.

$60.08

Annals of South Glamorgan. Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive Chapters on some leading places of interest.
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Annals of South Glamorgan. Historical, Legendary, and Descriptive Chapters on some leading places of interest.

By Spencer, Marianne Robertson

W. Spurrell & Son. Carmarthen. n.d. [1913]. First edition. Royal 8vo. viii, 269pp. Title in red. Photo frontis., numerous photo illus. and drawings. Historiated initials. Corrigenda tipped in. Original cloth, bumped, a little rubbing to extremities. Teg. Occasional spotting, and to foredge. With local ephemera loosely inserted. Marianne Robertson Spencer (1861-1924)

$46.73

The graphic works of Ceri Richards
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The graphic works of Ceri Richards

By Sanesi, Roberto (Burns, Richard transl.)

Cerastico Editore, Milan. 1973. 4to. 152, (1)pp. Illus. Original paper covered boards, slightly chipped to spine. Minor spotting to edge of upper board. A crisp bright copy. Ceri Geraldus Richards, CBE (1903-1971) Artist.

$133.51

The Illustrated History and Biography of Brecknockshire.
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The Illustrated History and Biography of Brecknockshire.

By Poole, Edwin

Printed and Published by the Author. Brecknock. 1886. 4to. xxiii, 495pp. Engraved frontis., title page in red and black, 15 further engraved plates. Later addenda loosely tipped in to relevant page. Original box label tipped in to 3rd blank. Later full calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, gilt, and leather labels, new endpapers. Slight foxing to title (from tissue guard) and to edges. A very nice copy. (See also our copy of Theophilus Jones A History of the County of Brecknock in matching binding.) Edwin Poole (1851-1895), Writer, printer, and antiquary.

$333.78

The lost houses of Wales. A survey of country houses in Wales demolished since c. 1900.
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The lost houses of Wales. A survey of country houses in Wales demolished since c. 1900.

By Lloyd, Thomas

SAVE Britain's Heritage. London. 1989. Second edition. Landscape 4to. 128pp. Photo illus. Original paper covers. Update loosely inserted. "Each picture here tells its own sad, wasteful story"

$80.11

History of Swansea and of the Lordship of Gower. From the earliest times to the XIV century
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History of Swansea and of the Lordship of Gower. From the earliest times to the XIV century

By Jones, W. H.

W. Spurrell & Son. Carmarthen. 1920. Royal 8vo. xix, 347pp. 6pp subscriber’s list. Photo port. frontis., 4 further plates, text illus. Original green cloth, gilt lettering, slight rubbing to head and tail of spine, some slight foxing. Inscription removed to fep with rubbing. Volume 2 was not published until 1992. A Brief Description and History of the Castle of Oystermouth by W. H. Jones FRGS 8pp. loosely inserted, with owner’s signature.

$113.48

A History of the County of Brecknock.
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A History of the County of Brecknock.

By Jones, Theophilus

Published and Sold by Blissett, Davies & Co., 14 Bridge Street. Brecon. 1909. 1911. Brecknock Society. 1930. 4 volumes bound in 2. 4to. xiv, 200, vii, (1), Frontispiece plate, folding map, 17 further plates, 3 text illustrations; 257, ix, Frontispiece plate, 12 further plates, 1 text illustration; 222, xiii, Frontispiece plate, 14 further plates, 2 text illustrations; xii, 317, (34), Frontispiece plate, 14 further plates, 5 text illustrations. (A total of 61 plates, as published). Later full mottled calf, spines in 6 compartments, with raised bands and leather labels. Tear to final page of index neatly repaired. Half titles and last pages of each volume slightly soiled, prior to rebinding. A very handsome set. (See also our copy of Poole, Edwin The illustrated history and biography of Brecknockshire in matching binding) Theophilus Jones (1759-1812), the Historian of Brecknock. Lifelong friend of Edward Davies, 'Celtic Davies'.

$467.29

Jamaican landscape
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Jamaican landscape

By Jones, R. Gerallt

First edition. Christopher Davies. Llandybie. 1969. 36pp. In d/w. Robert Gerallt Hamlet Jones (1934-1999) Writer and educationist. His only book of poetry written in English

$33.38

Green places. Poems of Wales.
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Green places. Poems of Wales.

By Prys-Jones, A. G.

First edition. Gwasg. Aberystwyth. 1948. 91pp. Original cloth, sl. faded, in original d/w. sl. rubbed and chipped. Spotting to foredge. Arthur Glyn Prys-Jones (1888-1987) Anglo-Welsh poet.

$26.70

Llanelly Pottery
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Llanelly Pottery

By Hughes, Gareth & Pugh, Robert

Llanelli Borough Council. 1990. Quarto. Xv, 144pp. 116 b/w illus., 190 colour illus. Original cloth in original d/w. "Beyond personal and local identity the Pottery's production reflected the tension between an English and a Welsh identity".

$26.70

Radnorshire
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Radnorshire

By Howse, W.H.

First edition. E. J. Thurston. Hereford. 1949. Octavo. 347pp. Photo frontis., 18 further photo-plates. Folding map. Small errata slip tipped in before preface. Some important corrections and additions dated 1957 by W. H. Howse tipped in to half-title. Original green cloth, sl. rubbed to edges. ALS tipped in to verso frontis. Occasional marginal neat addenda. Provenance Closely handwritten and signed letter (2pp) from W. H. Howse to "my dear Horne" relating to finds and other promising archaeologists, dated 14/8/59, Presteigne. Howse MBE clipping from the Radnor Times 1964 tipped in to pastedown. London Calling: The Weekly Letter by W.H. Howse dated January 29 1948 loosely inserted. "In the little Welsh county of Radnorshire, you may complain that 'there is nought to see but scenery. On the other hand that scenery and the quietude, and dreamlike stillness that ever dwells upon hills, may become the very anchor of your existence.'" Howse, W. H. MBE, FSA. (1884-1966) Historian and author. Horne; James Sidney (1889-1982) Historian, author and auctioneer; Secretary of Stafford Historic and Civic Society; Trustee of the William Salt Library (1940-82)

$100.13

Tours in Wales (1804-1813). Edited from his Ms. Journals in the Cardiff Free Library by John Fisher, B.D.
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Tours in Wales (1804-1813). Edited from his Ms. Journals in the Cardiff Free Library by John Fisher, B.D.

By Fenton, Richard

Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association by The Bedford Press. London. 1917. Royal Octavo. xvi, 371pp. Engraved portrait plate, 1 photo plate. Later quarter calf, cloth boards. Spine in six with gilt rules, lettering, embellishment and leather labels. More recent endpapers. Lightly toned, with some foxing to prelims and towards the end. Ink splash to top foredge. Slightly strained at portrait. Richard Fenton (1747-1821), poet and topographical writer. His friends included Oliver Goldsmith, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, William Owen Pughe, Theophilus Jones and Sir Joshua Reynolds. "He built up a large library of books, manuscripts … and toured Wales extensively to visit prehistoric sites, many of which he excavated, and other features in the landscape. His books and journals, more tour literature than history, are entertaining reading, being an attractive mixture of accurate reporting and recording interspersed with personal descriptions of scenery and accounts of oral history, local legends, and substantial alfresco meals." ODNB John Fisher (1862-1930), Welsh scholar. FSA.

$113.48

The Angels of Mons. The Bowmen and other legends of the war.
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The Angels of Mons. The Bowmen and other legends of the war.

By Machen, Arthur

First edition. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent & Co. London. 1915. Small octavo. 86pp. Original pictorial card boards, cracked and chipped to top and base of spine. With original publisher's adverts on the rear. Offsetting to free endpapers. London Standard March 21st 1986 clipping: letter from Rita Tait, instigator of the Arthur Machen Society loosely inserted. Arthur Machen (1863-1947) Author, mystic, supernaturalist, psychogeographer, magic realist. Born Arthur Llewelyn Jones in Caerleon. The origin of the legend of the Angels of Mons. Machen maintained it was a fiction.

$66.76

The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies.
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The Book of Archery, being the complete history and practice of the art, ancient and modern, interspersed with numerous interesting anecdotes, and an account of the existing toxophilite societies.

By Hansard, George Agar (Gwent Bowman)

Henry G. Bohn. 1845. 8vo. xxi, (1), 456pp. Title dated 1841. Engraved frontis., half title dated 1845, 13 further engraved plates. 24 outline plates. Original cloth, with gilt and blind stamped decorative boards, corners bumped. Elaborate gilt spine, sl. rubbed and sunned. Some light spotting/foxing.

$233.64