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Pen-Rhys: The Historical Background 1179-1538.

By: A Member of Y Cylch Catholig.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Catholic Truth Society.: 1950

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: M009784

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A good 28 page stapled A5 booklet with "C21" written in ink on the front cover, otherwise unmarked. Staples rusted and this shows through to the inner gutters - but just holding. 9 chapters, no illustrations other than the cover desgn which is an heraldic map showing the principal Cistercian foundations in Wales. "Penrhys is a meadow on the nose of the forest, Mass bread and holy water". So wrote the Welsh poet Gwilym Tew in the fifteenth century. At that time Pen rhys was one of the holiest places in Wales. Pilgrims came 'over land and sea' (or so the poets said) to worship at... View more info

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

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

Y Cymmrodor. The Magazine of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (vol XXXIX)

By: ANON

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Society: 1928

Seller ID: 000265


Card Cover. Good to Very Good/No Jacket. First Edition. 8vo. volume 39. Contents include; The castle of Ewloe and the Welsh Castle plan by W Hemp, Early Celtic Missionaries by Rev Hartwell Jones, A North Cardiganshire Woollen Yarn Factory - its history, machinery, trade and rural associations with a note on a family of Montgomeryshire Millwrights by Iorwerth Peate, Legal references,m terms and conceptions in the Mabinogion by T Ellis etc., etc., Illustrated in black and white. 205 pp. letters to and from W OWEN (PUGHE) 1804-06. Rough cut pages. INTERNALLY VERY CLEAN AND BRIGHT.; 000265 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

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

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

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

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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

Image for 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.

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

Our Conservative and Unionist Statesmen. 2 Volume Set Complete.

By: Anon (Photographs)

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Newman, Graham & Co: (1905)

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 112098

Condition: Very Good


No date but from internal evidence this was published circa 1905 or just after. Burgundy Red bevelled edged thick morocco leather covers with gilt titling and crown decoration to the front covers and the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt to the rear covers. Gilt decorated inner dentelles. All Edges Gilt. The leather is a bit marked/rubbed and the edges/extremities have some scuffing/chipping - particularly the corners which in some cases are through to the boards - but the Set is Complete and all Hinges are secure if a bit shaky at the back - amazing considering each volume is HUGE and weigh a... 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

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Skewen & District . A History.

By: Bailey John and Emyr Gough.

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Neath, John Bailey: 1998

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 119603

ISBN: 0953449408

Condition: As New with No dust jacket as issued


A MINT, NEW, unused, unmarked copy. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 248pp. 2 full colour illustrations to the reverse of the title page and numerous b/w illustrations throughout. The original edition in the Sept 1988 sold out so quickly that this 2nd Impression had to be published in December the same year. A few corrections/omissions were made to this 2nd impression. GIFT QUALITY. See Images. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall View more info

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The Valleys Call. A Self-Examination by People of the South Wales Valleys During the 'Year of the Valleys, 1974.'

By: Ballard Paul H. ; Erastus Jones

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Ferndale, Ron Jones Publications: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112885

ISBN: 0950162329

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


Green cloth bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and with bright gilt titling and decoration to the front cover. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is not price-clipped. Some very pale spotting to the page fore-edges. There is also some very light wear to the dustjacket extremities - negligible. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FineThe Book is otherwise internally 'FINE' and there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 498 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates and maps . Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as ... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 106988

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Grey card covers, pencil name/writing on corner, foxing spots, fading, stain to front cover which runs through to the reverse of black/white frontispiece. Foxing spots to page edges, (10) + 64pp, rough cut pages, illustrated in black and white, hinges sound, internally clean and bright. Papers reprinted from the "Transactions of the West Wales Historical Society", Vols IX-XII. Includes papers on "The Reb... View more info

Gleanings from a Printer's File (Limited Edition)

By: Ballinger, John

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1928

Edition: 1st and Limited Edition of 1000 copies only

Seller ID: 113159

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Printed at the private press of the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth. Limited to 1,000 copies only. A series of essays on various documents from Welsh history in the library. Marine Blue cloth spine with Bright Gilt titling, and blue patterned paper covered boards. The boards are lightly rubbed to the tips of the corners o/w in VG plus condition. Light foxing spots to page fore edges. Internally there is a stamped name/address and a separate n/a sticker of 2 former owners on the plain white front free endpaper. (10) + 64pp. Black/white frontispiece (A Recantation - in Welsh - 1849) , and... View more info