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The Bardic Museum, of primitive British Literature;
The Bardic Museum, of primitive British Literature; and other admirable rarities; forming the Second Volume of the Musical, Poetical and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids ... containing the Bardic Triads; Historic Odes; Eulogies; Songs; Elegies ... with English translations and historic illustrations: likewise the ancient War-tunes of the Bards ... To these national melodies are added new Basses; with Variations, for the Harp, or Harpsichord; Violin, or Flute;
By Edward Jones, Bard to the Prince.
London: Printed by A. Strahan, Printer-Street, for the Author; 1802. (Price 1/. 5s.) Entered at Stationer's Hall.
Book; small folio (340 x 250mm, 13¼ x 9¾"), text and sheet music with lyrics complete as issued. With hand coloured etched frontispiece by Rowlandson after Ibbetson and J. Smith, of figures gathered around a harpist playing on a hillside. Unmarked blue paper-covered binding with calf spine. Binding chipped, scuffed and rubbed; paper covers tearing. Spine largely worn away, front cover disbound. Sheets slightly foxed, some offsetting to music sheets.
Edward Jones (1752 - 1824), known as Bardd y Brenin, or the King's Bard, was a musician and Welsh writer. He taught music to many persons of rank and was appointed bard to the Prince of Wales, an honorary office, in 1783. In 1784 he published ‘Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, preserved by Tradition and Authentic Manuscripts from very remote Antiquity, with a Collection of the Pennillion and Englynion, Epigrammatic Stanzas or native Pastoral Sonnets of Wales, a History of the Bards from the Earliest Period, and an Account of their Music, Poetry, and Musical Instruments,’ London, folio, in 2 parts; republished with additions in 1794. This companion volume was issued in 1802. These works, largely based on the author's original researches among unpublished Welsh manuscripts, rescued and preserved some of the oldest Welsh airs extant. In many ways Jones can be said to have invented Wales as the 'land of song', while defining its people as 'aboriginal Britons' and as the oldest musical nation in Europe. A scarce Rowlandson image.
British Library: 004439254.
[Ref: 10521]   £500.00  
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Welsh Costumes. No. 4.
Welsh Costumes. No. 4.
Lithographed & Published by Newman & Co. 48, Watling St London.
Very fine hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic. Sheet: 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾").
An interior scene in which various women in traditional Welsh costume carry various items including a Bible, clock, broom and tea set. Perhaps giving wedding presents?
[Ref: 46768]   £110.00   (£132.00 incl.VAT)
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Welsh Costumes. No. 5.
Welsh Costumes. No. 5.
Lithographed & Published by Newman & Co. 48, Watling St London.
Very fine hand-coloured lithograph with gum arabic. Sheet: 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 11¾").
A Welsh scene in which a procession of men and women walk out of a church in traditional welsh costume.
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Welsh Costumes No 5. [Coming from Church.]
Welsh Costumes No 5. [Coming from Church.]
[after Richard Dadd?]
Lithographed and Published by Newman & Co, 48 Watling St., London.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 12") with large margins.
A Welsh congregation leaving church, apparently after a wedding, both men and women wearing the 'stove-pipe' Welsh hat popular in north-west Wales. A watercolour of this scene in the National Library of Wales has been attributed to Richard Dadd (1817-86), famed for his paintings of fairy scenes and for killing his father, an act that resulted in him being sent to Broadmoor mental hospital.
See NLW PB07218 for the watercolour.
[Ref: 46335]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Welsh Costumes No 6. [Market Scene.]
Welsh Costumes No 6. [Market Scene.]
Lithographed and Published by Newman & Co, 48 Watling St., London.
Tinted lithograph. Sheet 220 x 300mm (8¾ x 12") with large margins.
Five Welsh women and a man in tranditional costume. Three of the women are wearing the 'stove-pipe' Welsh hat popular in north-west Wales; a fourth has removed hers to carry a ewer on her head. A watercolour used for this series in the National Library of Wales has been attributed to Richard Dadd (1817-86), famed for his paintings of fairy scenes and for killing his father, an act that resulted in him being sent to Broadmoor mental hospital.
See NLW PB07218 for the watercolour.
[Ref: 46336]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Iron Mills.
Iron Mills. A View near Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire.
Drawn & Engraved by J. Hassell
London, Pub.d March 2d 1795 by T. Jones No.23 Clarges Street, and J Hassell, No.2 Castle Street, Leicester Square.
Fine & rare coloured aquatint. Sheet 245 x 330mm (9¾ x 13"). Trimmed within plate, losing publication line.
A rustic setting, with water wheels.
[Ref: 41928]   £240.00  

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In Memory if Mrs Mary Carryl Deceased 22 November 1809. This Monument is erected by Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby of Plasnewydd in this Parish…Monument to the Memory of Lady Eleanor Butler, Miss Ponsonby, and Mary Carryl, erected in Llangollen Church
In Memory if Mrs Mary Carryl Deceased 22 November 1809. This Monument is erected by Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby of Plasnewydd in this Parish…Monument to the Memory of Lady Eleanor Butler, Miss Ponsonby, and Mary Carryl, erected in Llangollen Church Sacred to the Memory of the Right Honourable Lady Eleanor Charlotte Butler Late of Plas Newydd in this Parish, Deceased 2d June 1829. Aged 90 Years. ... Sarah Ponsonby, departed this Life on the 9th.December 1831, aged 76...
[n.d. c.1840.]
Lithograph. Two images, Sheet 437 x 305mm. 17¼ x 12".
The Ladies of Llangollen were two upper-class Anglo-Irish women: Lady Eleanor Charlotte Butler (1739-1829) and the Honourable Sarah Ponsonby (1755-1832). They devoted their time to seclusion, private studies of literature and languages and improving their estate. Mary Carryl (d.1809) was a servant and friend of the two ladies.
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Peasants of the Vale of Llangollen.
Peasants of the Vale of Llangollen.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r del.t. J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London, Pub'd Nov.r. 2; 1783, by W. Dickinson, Engraver & Printseller No. 158 New Bond Street.
Pair of stipple engravings, both sheets 285 x 280mm (11¼ x 11"). Both trimmed to platemark.
Pair of stipples depicting Welsh rural life after Henry Bunbury (1750-1811), amateur artist who enjoyed a successful career as a designer for printsellers. Tim Clayton writes: 'Prints by Bunbury and his imitators were conspicuously 'polite' and appealed, like novels, 'To the Fashionable World and Polite circles'. Of good family, amply endowed with social skills, a beautiful wife and connections in high society, Bunbury's appeal was not solely aesthetic' and his admirers 'recognized his comic talent, his informed enthusiasm for literature, and his ability to draw a momentary pang with something of the sensitivity with which Sterne could write it.' These plates were originally published by the printmaker Joshua Kirby Baldrey in 1781 (for which see ref. 1069)- these are slightly later reissues after the plates had been sold on.
For the individual (coloured) prints see refs. 1068 and 1069.
[Ref: 37969]   £320.00   view all images for this item
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Welsh Market Woman.
Welsh Market Woman.
J. Brandard. M. & N. Hanhart Imp.t.
Published by T. Catherall, Chester & Bangor. Entered at Stationers Hall. [n.d., c.1840.]
Tinted lithograph with hand colour. Printed area 285 x 200mm (11¼ x 8") with large margins. Foxing.
A woman wearing the felt Welsh hat, with the drum-shaped crown of popular in north-west Wales, carrying an umbrella and wicker basket.
[Ref: 46334]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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The Merionethshire Macaroni.
The Merionethshire Macaroni.
Pubd. accordg. to Act Octr. 1st. 1772 by MDarly (39) Strand.
Etching, platemark 175 x 125mm (7 x 5"). Small margins.
A Welsh country squire(?), his face a grotesque profile. He has a long, thin, tightly-bound queue. Under his right arm is a knotted stick. His sword has a large old-fashioned hilt. He wears a hat trimmed with a leek, his coat is long; round his neck is knotted a striped neck-cloth. From 'Macaronies, Characters, Caricatures &c by MDarly', in an album of caricatures published by Mary Darly dated January 1776. It seems that her husband Matthew made the plates. Numbered 'V.4' upper left and '20' upper right.
BM Satires: 5035.
[Ref: 37926]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Peasants of the Vale of Langollen.
Peasants of the Vale of Langollen.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r del.t. J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London, Publish'd Nov.r. 2; 1783, by W. Dickinson Engraver & Printseller No.158 New Bond Street.
Coloured stipple. 280 x 285mm. Tear to image at left.
[Ref: 1068]   £190.00   (£228.00 incl.VAT)
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Peasants of the Vale of Llangollen.
Peasants of the Vale of Llangollen.
H.W. Bunbury Esq.r del.t. J. Baldrey Sculp.t.
London, Pub'd Nov.r. 1; 1781, by J. Baldrey, No.37 Green St. Gros.r Sq.r & Sold by J. Wilkinson Cornhill.
Coloured stipple. 280 x 285mm.
[Ref: 1069]   £260.00  
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Welsh Moutain Ponies.
Welsh Moutain Ponies.
J. Trasott, Nelson Sq.e
A very rare etching. 260 x 382mm. 10¼ x 15".
Welsh mountain ponies are known for their good nature; their movement is bold and free, and often characteristically fast, especially at the trot. The Welsh Pony is reputed to be trustworthy and to have a good disposition, but is also spirited and enduring. They are known for their stamina and soundness; they generally have even temperaments and friendly personalities. They are usually easily trained, in part due to their high level of intelligence.
[Ref: 20237]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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The Second Booke: Contayning The Principalitie of Wales. Delivering An exact topographie of the Covnties. Diuisions of their Cantreves and Commots. Descriptions of their Cities and Shire-Townes. With A Compendiovs Relation of Things Most Memorable In
The Second Booke: Contayning The Principalitie of Wales. Delivering An exact topographie of the Covnties. Diuisions of their Cantreves and Commots. Descriptions of their Cities and Shire-Townes. With A Compendiovs Relation of Things Most Memorable In Every of Them.
Performed by Iohn Speed.
London. Printed by Thomas Snodham, for John Sudburie and George Humble. 1616. Cum Priuilegio.
Letterpress and woodcut. 416 x 266mm. 16 x 10½". Water-staining. Nick & crease lower left-hand corner.
Frontispiece with the Royal coat of arms to John Speed's (1552-1629) Welsh section of "The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine"; which was first published c.1610 and contained the first set of individual county maps of England and Wales. These maps also had town plans on them.
[Ref: 20859]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Welsh Harper.
Welsh Harper.
G.B. Campion Litho Printed by J. Graf.
London, Published Decr. 1st. 1836, by Ackermann & Co. No. 96, Strand.
Hand coloured lithograph, sheet 295 x 455mm. 11½ x 18". Closed tear lower left.
Attractive lithograph by George Bryant Campion (1796 - 1870), watercolourist, lithographer and writer.
Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 12611]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Welch Peasants.
Welch Peasants.
H. Bunbury Esq.r. Delin.t. J. Baldrey Fecit.
London, Publish'd Aug.st 20th 1788 by W. Dickinson, Engraver, Bond Street.
Oval stipple, printed in sepia. Sheet 325 x 250mm (12¾ x 9¾"). Trimmed to plate.
A pair of rustic women, carrying a tub and a ewer.
[Ref: 42028]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Welsh Peasants.
Welsh Peasants.
Painted by R. Westall R.A. Engraved by Ant.y Cardon.
Published Oct.r 1799 by I.B. Smith Engraver in Mezzotinto to his R.H. the Prince of Wales No. 31 King Street Covent Garden London.
Coloured stipple, rare. 387 x 420mm (15¼ x 16½").
A family and goats sitting outside a cottage, a young woman looking and gesturing to left, towards a young man, who walks away, downhill to left, carrying a bundle on a stick over his shoulder and covering his face with his hands, while another woman stands beside the first, looking down and an elderly couple sit behind them, watching, the man with his hand on the woman's knee to console her;
[Ref: 29033]   £280.00  
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