Guest, Lady Charlotte (transl.and ed.)

The Mabinogion from the Llyfr Coch o Hergest, and other ancient Welsh manuscripts, with an English Translation and Notes

Published: Longman & Rees - London & Llandovery, 1849.

Date: 1849

First complete edition. 3 Vols: xxiii, 411 pp, 444 pp, 400 pp (nb. Vol III bound without Part VI - Pwyll Pendefig Dyfed, pp 5-76)..Marbled boards and end papers. Spines have dark labels and 5 raised bands with particularly fine gold tooling, in excellent condition. Several facsimile documents and illustrations. Some rubbing on boards, internally clean and bright.

The 10 tales draw on pre-Christian Celtic mythology, international folktale motifs, and early medieval historical traditions, and are considered a prose masterpiece of medieval Welsh and indeed European literature. The stories preserve much of the ancient mythology of the British Celts. Lady Charlotte Guest (1812 -1895), later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, was an English translator and wife of the Welsh ironmaster Sir Josiah Guest.. A very handsome set.

Very good.

Half leather.


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