Tag Archives: Wales

¶ Borrow — Wild Wales (1872)

March 20, 2015

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Borrow, George. Wild Wales: its people, language, and scenery. 3rd ed. London: John Murray, 1872.

Provenance: Morris. — Unlocated.

Reference: MS catalogue (2), no. 108.

Digital version: HathiTrust.

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¶ Caradoc, of Llancarvan — Historie of Cambria (1584)

July 16, 2014

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Caradoc, of Llancarvan. The historie of Cambria, now called Wales: a part of the most famous yland of Brytaine, written in the Brytish language aboue two hundreth yeares past: translated into English by H. Lhoyd Gentleman: corrected, augmented, and continued out of records and best approoved authors, by David Powel Doctor in divinitie. London: Rafe Newberie and Henrie Denham, 1584.

Illustrated. Bibliographical note by Cockerell laid in.

Provenance: Richard Lloyd. — Thomas Lloyd [?]. — Henry Davies. — Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 665 (sold to Henry Wellcome for £2 12s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Wellcome Library (Closed stores EPB / B 1273/B).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 52b (no price). — ESTC (S121940).

Digital version: EEBO.


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¶ Mabinogion (1839–49)

April 15, 2014

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Guest, Lady Charlotte, trans. The Mabinogion from the Llyfr Goth o Hergest and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English translation and notes. 3 vols. London: Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans; Llandovery, W. Rees, 1839–49.

Provenance: Morris (purchased for £8 1s. 15d.). — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 422 (sold to Quaritch for £3). — Unlocated.

References: MS catalogue (1), fol. 13v. — MS catalogue (2), no. 379.

Digital version: Google (vol. 1, vol. 2).

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¶ Kenward — For Cambria (1868)

April 11, 2014

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Kenward, James. For Cambria: themes in verse and prose, A.D. 1854–1868, with other pieces. London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1868.

Presentation copy to Morris.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 611 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for £1 18s.).— Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.


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¶ Skene — Four ancient books of Wales (1868)

March 31, 2014

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Skene, William. F. The four ancient books of Wales, being the Cymric poems attributed to the bards of the sixth century. 2 vols. Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1868.

Morris had only vol. 2.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 1003 (part; sold to Henry Wellcome for 18s.). — Henry Wellcome. — Unlocated.

Digital versions: HathiTrust.


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¶ Batty — Welsh scenery (1825)

March 29, 2014

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Batty, Robert. Welsh scenery, from drawings by Captain Batty. 2nd ed. London: R. Jennings, 1825.

Provenance: Morris. — Richard Bennett. — Sotheby 1898, lot 82 (sold to Pickering for 2s.). — Unlocated.

Digital version: HathiTrust.


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