The Diary of Thomas Jenkins of Llandeilo 1826 -1870

By: Jenkins Thomas (Edited by D. C. Jenkins)

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Book Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


FINE Light Tan cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's illustrated dust-jacket. The dust-jacket has some slight fading to the base colour of the d/j spine and inner edges, but all lettering deep and clear - negligible, and is not clipped. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks AS New. Clean page fore-edges. NO Inscriptions or marks. Looks unused / unread . (10) + 206 pp; Black and White Portrait Frontispiece, Forward, 2 Appendices = 1. Plan of Cilrychen Cave. 2. Plan of Llygad Llwchwr Cave. Alphabetical List of Places mentioned in the Diary; Alphabetical List of Persons mentioned in the Diary. Notes; A Large Fold-Out Family Tree at the end of the book. Overall this is a Near As New, Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. "It is December 1858, and in West Wales the small town of Llandeilo is preparing to celebrate the return of Lord Dynevor, its greatest landowner. Thomas Jenkins, the town carpenter, has been put in charge of the entertainment, in particular of the fireworks. In his diary he records a busy week.....December 3: Made 30 torches. Labour and materials, 15/9.....December 6: Lord Dynevor and family arrived at 6pm. Town illuminated. Made 20 fireballs .......December 7: Dynevor Castle caught fire at 8pm ... ... (! ) ...The story of this Welsh 'Leonardo' in his own words. Set in Llanddewi Brefi in the authors youth, then for a time in Carmarthen, and for the remainder of his lifetime in Llandeilo. This is the Fascinating Diary of a Master Craftsman (A Cabinet Maker by trade) who travelled this area of Wales and further afield to Pembroke Dock and Bristol, etc, more than a century and three-quarters ago. He built boats, an artificial leg, and amongst many other things, violins - and taught himself to play! ". A pretty Scarce and Elusive title. See Images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall

Title: The Diary of Thomas Jenkins of Llandeilo 1826 -1870

Author Name: Jenkins Thomas (Edited by D. C. Jenkins)

Categories: Wales/Welsh, Anglo-Welsh Literature. Welsh Interest, Biography. Essays. Letters. Diaries, Architecture. Art. Crafts, History & Politics. Churchill, British Topography,

Edition: Second Revised Edition

Publisher: Bala, North Wales, Dragon Books: 1986

ISBN Number: 0907158161

ISBN Number 13: 9780907158165

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket

Seller ID: 119961

Keywords: Carmarthen South West Wales; Carmarthenshire; Welsh History; The Diary Of Thomas Jenkins Of Llandeilo 1826 -1870; Llanedy; Welsh Craftsman; Llandewi Brefi; Carmarthen; West Wales; Travelling Craftsman; Meidrim Brecfa Llandeilo Llandewi Brefi Cabinet Making