Jones, Edward

Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, and The Bardic Museum

Published: Publisher: Author, London, 1794, 1802.

Date: 17941802

2 vols. ½ vellum, gray boards, maroon morocco labels with gilt lettering. Both vols have bookplate of Wm. Fred. D'Arley. 1- Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards: preserved, by tradition and authentic manuscripts, from very remote antiquity [with] a General History of the bards and druids; a new edition, doubly augmented and improved. London, Author, 1794. [ii], 183 p. (124-183 contain musical scores), viii. Ink name on front end paper dated 1795 of Elizabeth Kenrick. Fine frontispiece showing bard with harp on rock by Loutherbourg, also plate of harp and other instruments by the author. Some marking on boards with larger stains on rear board, interior clean and bright. 2 - 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, etc. London, author, 1802. xx, 112 p. (61-112 contain musical scores). Frontispiece of harpist by Ibbetson, etched by Rowlandson. A few marks on boards, interior clean and bright.

Note
Jones (1752-1824), a native of Merionethshire, was known as Bardd y Brenin, the King's Bard (George IV). These books are a key source for traditional Welsh music. An excellent set of these famous works, keenly priced for the two-volume set.

Illustrated
Frontispieces to both volumes by Loutherbourg and Rowlandson

Condition
Very good

Binding
Half leather.

£775

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