Roberts, Peter

The Cambrian Popular Antiquities; or, an account of some traditions, customs, and superstitions of Wales with observations as to their origins &c &c.

Published: London, E. Williams, 1815.


(viii), 353 pp. Illustrated with 9 coloured copper-plates and a plan of a labyrinth (the City of Troy). The plate at p164 has been bound as frontispiece. Some offsetting from the plates, although the plates themselves are in an excellent condition. Modern green half leather with marbled boards and end papers. teg. Spine has title in gilt and gilt tooling on 5 raised bands. Internally clean and bright, overall condition very good. Bookplate of Robert William Llewellyn of Court Colman and Baglan Hall

Roberts (1760-1819) was the Vicar of Halkyn (Flints.). Apart from the splendid colour plates the book has articles on inter alia druidism, stone circles, King Arthur, Merlin, seasonal festivals, corpse candles, holy wells, etc. A fine example of a fascinating book.

L. Havell, fine colour plates, rare at the time.

Very good.


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