Probably the rarest of Welsh Topographical books! (1835)

YOUNG William [Weston] 1776-1847

Guide to the Beauties of Glyn Neath

Published: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green. Paternoster Row - London.

Date: 1835

1835, VG, Complete with Hand Painted Plates. In contemporary cloth, gilt title, corners & edges lightly bumped & worn. Spine, relayed, no title. Internally, additional tissue guarded, engraved title page with vignette, [3], (iv-v), [1], 7-85 pp, [1], 19 pls (complete & tissue guarded, including double page map, leaf of music & the frontis), printed by John Wright, 18, Bridge-Street, Bristol, small scratches to covers, mid 20c endpapers, pages 7 & 9 with ms page numbers, 2 small professional paper repairs, some light edge browning. A stunning production, possible with as few as 28 copies produced, with each plate HAND painted on card & tipped in, each with ms title.

Bibliography
Abbey Scenery 532. Anderson 350. Jenkins - Glamorgan Historian V5 p61-101. Yerburgh - An attempt to depict the Vale of Neath 2001 p100.

Note
Young was probably also responsible for a proposal for the publishing of British Ornithology or History of British Birds between 1800-1810, 8vo again with hand coloured plates. Young was involved with the Cambrian Pottery of Weston Dillwyn anf became a major investor in the Nantgarw Potter and developed the Dinas Firebrick!

£3200

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