Book Description

Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association by The Bedford Press. London. 1917. Royal Octavo. xvi, 371pp. Engraved portrait plate, 1 photo plate. Later quarter calf, cloth boards. Spine in six with gilt rules, lettering, embellishment and leather labels. More recent endpapers. Lightly toned, with some foxing to prelims and towards the end. Ink splash to top foredge. Slightly strained at portrait. Richard Fenton (1747-1821), poet and topographical writer. His friends included Oliver Goldsmith, David Garrick, Samuel Johnson, Sir Richard Colt Hoare, William Owen Pughe, Theophilus Jones and Sir Joshua Reynolds. "He built up a large library of books, manuscripts … and toured Wales extensively to visit prehistoric sites, many of which he excavated, and other features in the landscape. His books and journals, more tour literature than history, are entertaining reading, being an attractive mixture of accurate reporting and recording interspersed with personal descriptions of scenery and accounts of oral history, local legends, and substantial alfresco meals." ODNB
Author Fenton, Richard (Fisher, John ed.)
Date 1917
Binding Quarter calf
Publisher Printed for the Cambrian Archaeological Association by The Bedford Press.
Pages xvi, 371pp.

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