Lot 8 THREE BOOKS RELATING TO WELSH PORCELAIN comprising 'William Billingsley (1758-1828): His Outstanding Achievements as an Artist and Porcelain Maker' by W D John, from The Ceramic Book Company 1968, an unused copy of 'The Cambrian Company' by Jonathan Gray (still in original polythene) and a 1st edition of 'The Pottery & Porcelain of Swansea & Nantgarw' by E Morton Nance, 1942
Lot 11 MOSTLY BY WILLIAM WILLIAMS, A FASCINATING COLLECTION OF BOUND SEVENTEENTH CENTURY HANDWRITTEN TEXTS IN JOURNAL FORM 1.The initial page entitled 'A Short COMPENDIUM of Mirch'ts Accounts' by William Williams 1685 and the first seven pages being an inventory of transactions for the years 1684/5 in respect of mortgages, funerals, servants wages, household goods, cloth, wheat and sugar etc. 2.The ...
Lot 12 J B HARTZENBUSCH fine limited edition (1/175) Gregynog Press volume - 'The Lovers of Teruel', dated 1938, copy in full red crushed Morocco-binding, together with a fine limited edition (1/75) volume of 'The Gregynog Press' by THOMAS JONES dated 1954, copy with dust-jacket and a framed Peter Reddick 'Gregynog Hall' wood engraving print with poem by Norman Schwenk
Lot 13 DAFYDD AP GWILYM 'Barddoniaeth' being a good half-calf copy, London 1789, the text being in Welsh with a thirty-three page introduction in English by William Owen this volume being the first accessible print of this major canon of Welsh poetry, together with a rare volume of 'Translations Into English Verse from the Poems of Davyth Ap Gwilym' 1834 by A J Johnes
Lot 14 GWENOGRVRYN EVANS & JOHN RHYS limited edition (1/350) volume of 'The Book of Llan Dav', with facsimile illustrations, dated 1893, together with 'The Mabinogion', second edition of Lady Charlotte Guest's translation in a handsome gilt decorated red calf binding, dated 1877
Lot 15 J T BARBER 'A Tour Throughout South Wales & Monmouthshire', being a clean and fresh 1803 volume with coloured map and twenty fine aquatint engravings by the author, together with a good volume of 'Letters Written During a Tour of South Wales', 1804 by JOHN EVANS
Lot 16 GEORGE WILLIAM MANBY 'History and Antiquities of the Parish of Saint Davids' dated 1801 and being a good volume with aquatint plates and in original half-calf. Together with WILLIAM JONES & EDWARD FREEMAN 'The History and Antiquities of Saint Davids',1856, a special large-paper quarto in green full-calf and with twenty-two fine full-page engraved illustrations
Lot 17 CHARLES HEATH 'An Excursion Down the Wye', 1803, bound together with 'Tour to Tintern Abbey 1803' by the same, a very good copy of this standard work by the eccentric printer / topographer. Together, with a good copy of the 1904 reprint of 'A Historical Tour Through Monmouthshire' by WILLIAM COXE and in half-calf binding and in good order
Lot 18 EDWIN POOLE 'History of Breconshire' being a fine crisp copy in good black half-calf, illustrated & dated 1886. Together with two volumes of 'Historical Memoranda of Breconshire' by JOHN LLOYD, dated 1902 and bound together in green buckram-binding
Lot 19 EDWARD PARRY 'Royal Visits and Progress to Wales', Chester 1850 being a large quarto with blue cloth gilt binding and complete with ten excellent coloured chromo-lithographic full-page illustrations for ancient manuscripts and other engraved plates
Lot 20 R S THOMAS special edition (1/250) copy of 'Collected Poems: 1945-1990' dated 1993 and bound in blue cloth gilt with a slip-case, signed by R S Thomas. Together with a PAUL PETER PIECH limited edition (1/10) framed woodcut of R S Thomas, signed & dated, 31 x 22cms
Lot 21 CERI RICHARDS / VERNON WATKINS limited edition (1/150) copy of 'Elegiac Sonnet, Images and Texts', dated 1970 with two original colour lithographs, numbered & signed by Richards together with a facsimile of the Vernon Watkins poem for Dylan Thomas which inspired them, translation by Roberto Sanesi. Milan, M'Arte. lithographs printed at The Curwen Press
Lot 26 VARIOUS CARTOGRAPHERS parcel of loose Welsh antiquarian maps and topographical prints including Speed (condition problems) Provenance: The Estate of Paul Rees FRSA, former Senior Art Conservator at the National Museum of Wales between circa 1972 and 1992. Graduate of Cardiff College of Art
Lot 27 JOHN SPEED 1610 MAP OF CARDIGANSHYRE, hand tinted, by John Sudbury and George Humble, corner inset of Cardigan town and with coat of arms, the reverse side with alphabetical 'Table of all the Townes' and 'Cardiganshyre' described, 40 x 52cms
Lot 28 JOHANNES BLAEU map of Wales 'Wallia Principatus vulgo Wales', circa 1650, engraved map with hand colouring, decorative cartouche, coat of arms and cherubic title, verso 'Herefordshire' & 'Silvres' described in Latin text, 41 x 52cms
Lot 37 A WELSH MILITARY BUGLE in mainly copper, late nineteenth century, engraved Victoria cypher, crowns and with crests, inscribed 'Presented to Usk and Raglan Rifle Corps by Henry W F Greatwood - Ensign'
Lot 38 AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories. Complete with official cushion.
Lot 42 AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories. This particular chair is being sold together with a green ground rug decorated with Prince of Wales feathers and a well-preserved ...
Lot 43 AN INVESTITURE CHAIR an icon of design being the 1969 Prince of Wales Investiture chair by Lord Snowdon, built in stained beech and plywood with olive-ash and embossed with the Prince of Wales motif in gold leaf, the chairs were manufactured by Welsh Remploy factories, the chair is in almost new condition
Lot 44 A FASCINATING COLLECTION OF 25 GLASS PHOTOGRAPHIC SLIDES OF CRICKHOWELL & RURAL MONMOUTHSHIRE CIRCA 1900s with copyright, many focussed on the market square in Crickhowell with crowds gathering for events around the Victorian monument including bus-trips aboard GWR motorbuses, the town decorated with flags and banners for the welcome of The Duke of Clarence, speakers addressing the crowds, possibly ...
Lot 47 A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF REV. JOHN ELIES being the incorrect spelling for John Elias, (1744-1841) the Welsh Calvinist preacher modelled standing against a pillar in black jacket and breeches, 37cms high
Lot 48 A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF JOHN BRYAN the Welsh Wesleyan Methodist minister (1776 - 1856) modelled standing against a pillar with right-hand resting on The Bible, wearing a black suit, 27cms high
Lot 49 A STAFFORDSHIRE FIGURE OF CHRISTMAS EVANS the one-eyed celebrated Welsh Non-Conformist minister (1766-1838) modelled in black jacket and breaches confidently standing aside a pillar with books, 35cms high