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Letters from Wales

By: Abse, Joan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Bridgend, Seren (The Book Imprint of Poetry Wales Press): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113435

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered/decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 336 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "This fascinating anthology of letters ranges over eight centuries of life in Wales and provides an enthralling commentary on its development. The letters bring Welsh history to life through vivid vignettes of personal experience and all too human opinion. While seemingly devoted to events in Wales the correspondents are also measuring Wales' place in Bri... View more info

The Collected Poems of Roland Mathias

By: Adams, Sam (Complied and Edited by)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110007

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Maroon red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered dustjacket. Dustjacket is Not clipped. A little light, negligible, shelfwear to the d/j covers - just a few light smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light. The dustjacket has now been protected in a clear book plastic cover and looks Fine. No Inscriptions or Marks. (xvi) + 383 pp. Black and White Portrait Frontispiece. " Roland Mathias is one of the most important writers to emerge in Wales since the Second World War. He was one of the founders of 'Dock Leaves' in 1949 and bec... View more info

Insurrection in Wales: The Rebellion of the Welsh Led by Owen Glyn Dwr (Glendower) against the English Crown in 1400

By: Allday, D. Helen

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Suffolk, T. Dalton: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107674

ISBN: 0861380010

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, price ticket to front free flap. Slight creasing to edges of dustwrap. Clean white boards with bright gilt titling to spine. Map to endpapers. Previous owners name written to front endpaper and half title. Hinges sound. xii +182pp. Illustrated with black and white photographs. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Contents include; The first Princes, the Kings of England, Great Omens, The New Prince of Wales, The Welsh King, Castles and Places connected with Glyn Dwr, early rulers - Wales, the Tribal system etc. Index.; 107674; 8vo View more info

Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times . Second Edition, Revised.

By: Allen, J. Romilly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 2nd Edition Revised

Seller ID: 110981

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. There is slight edge wear to the corners of the boards and the page fore-edges are uiniformly tanned with foxing (brown) spots. The endpapers are also browned. The paper/plates is/are generally Very Clean and the paper uniformly cream. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 315pp. Illustrated with b/w prints. (Plates Collated). Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults' as detailed above, this is a Tight and Bright, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This work is an attempt to give a concise summary as to the origin and develo... View more info

Welsh Sketches. Third Series

By: ANON

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, James Darling: 1853

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 000029

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Original blind stamped cloth bound boards with gilt titling and price (1/-) to front board. Spine creased/crumpled. Edges slightly scuffed. Front and rear inner paper hinges splitting. 1853. Name/Writing on half-title and first page. 192 pp. Contents cover Edward the Black Prince, Owen Glyndwr- Prince of Wales, Mediaeval Bardism and The Welsh Church. Overall very clean and tight. ; 000029; 8vo View more info

The Episcopal Registers of St David's 1397 - 1518 (3 volumes)

By: ANON

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: 1917

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000301

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


No Jacket. First Edition. Small 4to. Cymmrodorion Record Series. From the original registers, in the Diocesan registry of Carmarthen with a translation and a general index by R F Isaacson formerly of the Public Record Office. Red cloth bound boards with blind stamps on front boards and gilt titling to spine. Spines are patchily faded but all three are similarly affected. OTHERWISE VERY GOOD++ COPIES. Very lightly mottling to page edges.; Cymmrodorion Record Series; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall View more info

History of Kidwelly Castle

By: Anon

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Llanelly, James Davies & Co: 1889

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 001937

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Covers have repaired internally near spine with tape. Name/Writing on inner front cover. Covers grubby, worn, creased. Spine reinforced with tape. Rusting staple. 16 pp. Internally clean and bright.; 001937; 8vo (slim booklet) View more info

Cardiganshire Antiquarian Society. Volume 5

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, Cambrian News: 1927

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 004299

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's stiffish light mustard brown coloured paper covers. Contents include; The Sculptured Stones of Cardiganshire, The Introduction of Metal into Wales, Old Aberystwyth, Some of the Remains of the Lost Goidelic Language of Cardiganshire, Twm Shon Gati (Twm Sion Catti) etc. NO INSCRIPTIONS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Rough cut pages. Covers slightly worn to edges, slight stain to top edge of front cover. 109pp. Illustrated in black and white. ; 004299; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall View more info

GEIRIAU WILLIAM MORGAN. DETHOLION O FEIBL 1588.

By: Anon

Price: £19.50

Publisher: London, Cymdeithas Gelfyddydau Gogledd Cymru: 1988

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 48049

ISBN: 0950068624

Condition: Fine in Very Good dust jacket


Wedi eu golygu (?Edited by...) gan Bedwyr Lewis Jones a Gwyn Thomas. Large 4to, Original Bright Red Cloth. FINE IN Very Good (with a few closed tears) D/W. Welsh Text. Limited Edition of "tri chan copi o'r gyfrol hon" (? 300 or 3000 copies?) this is copy No 90. Printed on Parilux Gwyn 170gsm paper by Gwasg Gomer. I'm fairly certain this is a sort of 'Extracts from' 'Geiriau' meaning 'words', so in effect 'William Morgans words' (?). The book has a facsimile page from the bible tipped in as a Frontispeice, but the rest of the book consists of various 'extracts from' sections of... View more info

Welsh Dylan. An Exhibition to Mark the Twentieth Anniversary of the Poet's Death

By: Anon

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Welsh Arts Council: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106150

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Sepia illustrations/photographs. Illustrated card covers, corners bumped/creased. NO INSCRIPTIONS, internally some light foxing spots/thumbing, overall CLEAN AND BRIGHT.; 106150; 8vo Square View more info

Llyfrau Plant Children's Books in Welsh 1900-1991

By: Anon

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru / Prifysgol Cymru, Aberystwyth:

Seller ID: 106558

ISBN: 090715882x

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Text in Welsh and in English. 302pp, covers clean, NO INSCRIPTIONS. "This work attempts to list the first edition of all children's and school books in the Welsh language...the following categories of materials have been included within the scope of the work: fiction, poetry, collections of songs, plays, information books, textbooks and title with miscellaneous contents. Serials, music scores...and basic painting books..." Excellent copy, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT; 106558; Tall 4to / Small Folio View more info

Domesday 1086 - 1836 - 1986 Domesday Book and Other Surveys in Wales. Llyfr Domesday Ac Arolygon Eraill Yng Nghymru

By: Anon

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1986

Seller ID: 106571

ISBN: 0907158188

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Apart from remains of price ticket to rear cover, covers are clean. 36pp+, NO INSCRIPTIONS, UNUSED, MINT, text in English and Welsh, Illustrated in colour and black/white, maps, photographs of MSS etc. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. "...examines the significance of Domesday Book for the history of medieval Wales and the border shires but also displays subsequent surveys of land and people throughout the centuries to the Tithe Commutation Act of 1836 and the decennial censuses of modern times."; 106571; 4to View more info

THEY LOOK AT WALES an Anthology of Prose and Verse

By: Anon

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cardiff, UNIVERSITY OF WALES PRESS: 1941

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 106745

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Paper covers slightly sunned to edges, light creasing to corners, few small spots, NO INSCRIPTIONS, light foxing to title page, 126pp, internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. Contents include; Land; people; history; language; literature; general etc; 106745; 8vo View more info

Baronia De Kemeys from the Original Documents at Bronwydd Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association.

By: ANON

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, J Russell Smith and J H & J Parker:

Edition: Presumed First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 107540

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


No date (c 1880's) Brown cloth covered boards with gilt titling to spine, very slight staining to covers, corners and head/tail of spine bumped, edges of covers knocked (indentation to front/rear cover at edge). Spine has been reglued. Inner hinges good. 136pp. Black/white illustrations. Large fold out map of the Lordship of Kemeys with Heraldic shields to top/middle left. 1 large fold out pedigree of 'Thomas Davies Lloyd Esq of Bronwydd in Co. Cardigan from the emblazoned pedigree on vellum at Bronwydd, 1859, drawn up in 1677, and brought down to 1861.' (three small tears to edges of pedig... View more info

Pontardulais Cricket Club Centenary 1876-1976

By: Anon

Price: £11.00

Publisher: Pontardulais Cricket Club: 1976

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107581

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


Clean dark blue boards with bright gilt titling to spine. Hinges sound. 171pp. Numerous black/white illustrations. Advertisements. Contents include; Facts in the first quarter century; a glimpse into the early history of Club and Village life; Recollections; memorable moments; hockey; rugby; soccer; cricket history etc. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 107581; 8vo View more info

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Twenty-Four Costumes of Wales

By: Anon

Price: £70.00

Publisher: Germany, Made in Germany: (1880)

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114019

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth-covered boards with a untitled plain cloth spine. The front board has the title, decorative borders and an heraldic 'Welsh Dragon' tooled in gilt on the front cover, the gilt a little dulled in places. The rear board has blind stamped decoration. The edges and corners are slightly rubbed here and there. NO date or publisher shown other than 'Made in Germany' on the bottom of the front board. This type of publication was usually sold as a gift 'souvenir' and invariably printed abroad and could be any date from the 1850s to the 1890s - often with the name of the gift shop on the rear ... View more info

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The Cambrian Directory, Or, Cursory Sketches of the Welsh Territories. with a Chart, Comprehending At One View, the Advisable Route-Best Inns-Distances-And Objects Most Worthy of Attention.

By: Anon (Attributed To Allen Cliff, Of Worcester)

Price: £140.00

Publisher: Salisbury, J. Easton,: 1800

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113860

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


FIRST Edition. Near contemporary/or contemporary half green leather (spine and corners) blind stamped decoration to the spine, with marbled boards. A burgundy coloured title label to the spine with bright gilt titling, plus gilt banding and decoration to the spine. Base colour to the spine has drkened to a browny-green with age but all very clean and clear. Extremities a little rubbed, and 2 names, and an address, to the plain front free endpaper, both from a local Carmarthenshire family named White - and the book was also bound by the family as indicated by a small binders label at the end 'B... View more info

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Books About......A 'Dig for Victory' Exhibition (pamphlet)

By: Anon (Newport Library)

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newport, Wales, R. H. J. Ltd. , (Newport Library): 1943

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114681

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original lettered paper wraps. Near Fine - apart from very Rusty staples - but holding tight. First Edition. 8vo. 8 pp pamphlet.. Not Illustrated. Part of the 'Dig for Victory' campaign during 2nd World War. The 'Dig for Victory Exhibition' was held in the Great Central Hall on 24-27 February 1943. " The object of the exhibition was to encourage increased production of vegetables, etc... And to show how best old methods could be applied".." This Pamphlet Advises people on the best 'self-help' books, etc. The Leaflet is entitled - 'Books About..Vegetables, Wild Foods, Fruit, ... View more info

Yr Eglwysydd a'r Cenhadwr Eglwysig. Cyfrol XI. 1857 (Complete Year)

By: Anon (Various)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Treffynnon ( Holywell, Flint, North Wales), Treffynnon: Argraphwyd a Chyhoeddwyd yn Swyddfa'r ' Cymro ', Gan W. Morris: 1857

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112365

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Welsh Text. A bound volume of this journal running the full year from Ionawr (January) 1857 complete to Rhagfyr (December) , 1857. A VERY Attractive Binding. Bound in full dark burgundy leather with Bright gilt titling and decoration to the spine. Both front and rear covers have a double gilt border with luxurious corner decoration. The edges and inner dentelles are also decorated in gilt. The corners of the boards are lightly bumped, rubbed and worn, as are the edges and head/tail of the spine. All hinges, outer and inner, are Tight and Secure. All edges Gilt. Plain endpapers, and there is a ... View more info

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Rugby Annual for Wales 1981-82 (Welsh Brewers) WRU Centenary Review

By: Arwyn Owen (editor)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Welsh Brewers Ltd. ,: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114596

ISBN: 0953664848

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Wales Rugby Annual for 1981-1982, sponsored by Welsh brewers Ltd. In the original publisher's pictorial card covers. Very slight edge wear - negligible. Smooth uncreased spine and tight and bright inside with No Inscriptions or Marks.128 pps. Illustrated throughout in b/w, with some colour to the adverts. WRU Centenary Review issue - with numerous Rugby & Rugby related Articles, Adverts and Statistics, etc. See Images; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info