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Publications of William Rees of Llandovery.
Dictionary of the Ancient Celtic Language of Cornwall, in which the words are elucidated by copious Examples from Cornish Works, with translations, and the Synonyms in Welsh, Armoric, Irish, Gaelic, and Manx, 3 parts in 1 vol. 4to. 400 pp. cloth, 36s
Llandovery, 1862-65 -- the same, parts II and III, 4to. containing General Title, Preface and pp. 145 -400, completing the work, sd. 258
1862 Very few copies remain for sale.
This work is the first attempt towards collecting and preserving all that now remains of the Ancient Language of Cornwall, which is supposed to have been that Dialect of the Celto-British that was once spoken throughout the central and southern divisions of England, by the original inhabitants, who ultimately coalesced with the Anglo-Saxons, an event which has in a considerable degree influenced the formation of the English Language. This is also the first time that the six Celtic Dialects have been carefully examined and analysed, and the result is no less curious than interesting. Besides the cognate languages above mentioned, illustrations are added from the Sanskrit, Greek, Latin, and Germanic Languages. Jones (Barch. John, Tegid) Gwaith Barddonawl
y diweddar, a Bywgraffiad o'r Awdur, gan HENRY ROBERTS, fcp. 8vo. XX and 262 pp.cloth, 6s
1859 A collection of Poems, Sonnets, and Englynions by an eminent Welsh Bard, including effusions which have gained distinction at the National Eistedffodds. Layard (A. H.) Hanes Poblogaidd m Ddarganfyddiadau
yn Ninefeh, prif ddinas hen Ymerodraeth Assyria, post 8vo. 72 wood engravings, (sells 4s) sd. 28
1852 A popular account, translated into Welsh, of Mr. Layard's discoveries of the remains of Nineveh. It is an appropriate prize for a Welsh school.. Lloyd (John, of Dinas) Poems on various subjects, post 8vo. viii and 247 pp. (sells 78 6d) cloth, 2s 6d
18:17 “A very pleasing volume, which we can recommend to our readers, as very far above the mark of the ordinary Poetical Wares, which have for a long time past been appealing to their critical saffrage."-Gloucester Journal. Price (Rev. Thomas, Carnhuananc) Literary
REMAÌNS AND LIFE. 2 thick vols. 8vo. photographic portraits and numerous plates. (Subscription price 218) cloth, 128
1815-55 These volumes contain several elaborate Essays by Mr. Price, interesting not only to Welshmen, bat likewise to all students of European Literature : together with a selection of his Letters, those of Lady Hester Stanhope and of his other eminent Friends and Correspondents.
The following are the subjects of some of the Essays : 1. Tour in Brittany, including an Essay on the causes and the extent of the Early Intimacy and
Mutual Intercourse between the Armoricans and Britons : and the National Affinity still
existing between their Descendants. 2. The History of the Language and Literature of Wales. 3. The influence which the Welsh Traditions have had on the Literature of Europe. 4. The Comparative merits of the Remains of Ancient Literature in the Welsh, Irish, and
Garlic Languages. 5. An Historical Account of the “Statuta Walliæ,” or the Statutes of Rhuddlan, by which
Wales was annexed to England. 6. Essay on Welsh Music. Owen's (David, Brutus) Brutusiana; sef Casgliad
detholedig o'i Gyfausoddiadau, royal 8vo. 586 pp. double cols. (sells 248) cloth, a large volume, reduced to 78 6d
1855 An intimate connection with the Welsh Press, for a long series of years, during which the Author has been ngaged as Editor of several Welsh Periodicals, has enabled him to produce from time to time a variety of Treatises and Articles which have been very generally acceptable and popular, owing to their entertaining and moral character. The far greater number of these Articles have appeared in the pages of the “Haul," of which Periodical the Author has been one Publications of William Recs of Llandovery. of the principal Editors for the last sixteen years, and he has been repeatedly urged by several influential friends to publish a selection therefrom, and to make such alterations and improvcments therein as he might dcem expedient, as well as to add thcreto some original articles, and reminiscences of occurrences in the course of his literary carcer. Schulz, the influence of Welsh Tradition upon the
Literature of Germany, France, and Scandinavia, which obtained the Prize of Eighty Guineas at the Abergavenny Eisteddvod 1840 : translated from the German of Albert Schulz, Author of the Life of Wolfram von Eschenbach, etc. By Mrs. Berrington, 8vo. (sells 68) hf. morocco, 4s 6d 1841
“ Albert Schulz has undertaken in this Essay to explain the circumstances which rendered the cycle of the Romances of the Round Table so popular throughout Europe, that they may be said to have become naturalized in almost every part of Christendom. He has conducted the investigation with great zeal and ability. This work is highly creditable to the translator."-Athenæum.
“A Work like the present, coming as it does, from a learned foreigner, ought to remove some of the sneering doubts, which so many affect to entertain as to the real merits of the ancient literature of Wales." --Archæologia Cambrensis. Stephens (Thomas) The Literature of the
KYMRY; being a critical Essay on the bistory of the LANGUAGE and LITERATURE of WALES, from the time of Gruffydd ab Kynan and Meilir, (A.D. 1080) to that of Sir Gruffydd Llwyd and Gwilym Ddu, (A.D. 1322 ;) containing numerous specimens of Ancient Welsh Poetry, accompanied with literal English Translations. Thick 8vo. xii. and 512 pp. cloth, 78 6d
1819 Few copies remain for sale.
« This work is the learned and able production which obtained the Prince of Wales's Prize at the Abergavenny Eisteddfod, October 11, 1848, on the award of the Venerable Archdeacon Williams; and seldom, indeed, has a prize been more deservedly obtained. In literary and historical merit it comes into the same class with the work of Professor Rees on the Welsh Saints,'—with Mr. Williams's' Ecclesiastical Antiquities of the Cymry,' and other standard books of our national collections. It contains a large fund of literary lore, and ought to be well examined by all Welsh Antiquaries. It is just the kind of book to obtain much celebrity among continental scholars, and we gladly profit by this opportunity of recommending it to the carefui notice of our Brethren in Brittany."-- Archeologia Cambrensis. Williams's Enwogion Cymru. A BIOGRAPHICAL
DICTIONARY OF EMINENT WELSHMEN; from the earliest times to the present, and including every name connected with the Ancient HISTORY of WALES ; by the Rev. ROBERT WILLIAMS, M.A., (Author of the Cornish Dictionary,) thick 8vo. 568 pp. (sells 168) cloth, 10s 1852
“This work is highly useful in elucidating the History of the Principality, and will be a book of reference on the subject. The Author draws his information froni sources of the beat authority, many of them not lying within the reach of the ordinary reader; and, while he has condensed his information in a clear forcible manner, he preserves at the same time, great freedom and elegance of diction.
“It is a Work which ought to be on the table of every Cambrian Antiquary.”—Archæologia Cambrensis. Ystradffin, a descriptive poem, with an appendix, containing historical
and explanatory notes, by Mrs. Bowen, iv. and 190 pp.(sells 78) cloth, 2s 1839
"It consists of one long poem, full of historic or legendary characters, and exquisite scenes drawn from South Wales." - Monthly Chronicle.
“Mrs. Boven's Megan is quite as charming as Thomson's Lavinia."-Hereford Times.
“In her descriptions of all the minutiæ of Welsh Life, there is nothing of common place in her diction."—Merthyr Guardian.
“The execution of her Poetry is creditable to her taste, her verses are harmonious and flowing".—Gentleman's Magazine.
"The Notes' contain much interesting information respecting the ancient history and customs of the Principality.”—Hereford Journal.
“A perfect mirror of the costume, the traditions, the domestic habits, and the scenery of the upper part of Carmarthenshire."-Monthly Chronicle.
Publications of William Rees of Llandovery.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE WELSH MANUSCRIPT SOCIETY. Liber Landavensis; or Ancient Register of the Cathedral Church
of Llandaff, edited with English Translations and Notes; by W. J. Rees, royal 8vo, nearly 700 pp. facsimiles of ancient MSS. cloth, £2. 28 1810
" The Liber Landavensis is the ancient Chartulary or Register Book of the Cathedral of Llandaff, in which are recorded memoirs of its most eininent prelates, grants of endowments, and other particulars respecting the Church and Diocese. It was compiled in the early part of the twelfth century from older materials, and is one of the most valuable authorities we possess for the antiquity of the British Churches; as such it well deserved the attention of the Society for the Publication of Ancient Welsh MSS., and is an auspicious commencement of their literary career."-Atheneum. Heraldic Visitations of Wales, and the Marches,
in the time of Queen Elizabeth and James I. by Lewis Dwnn, Deputy
1846 Heraldic Visitations of Wales and the Marches,
Vol. II, impl. 4to. facsimiles and autographs, cloth, £5. 1846
These volames are most important and interesting to the ancient Families of the Principality, and to those who claim a Welsh descent; as they embody an inexhaustible stock of genealogical History from the earliest ages to the time of James I., and in many instances the descents are, in the notes, continued to the present representatives.
“ The work is one of those standard books of reference without which the Welsh antiquary can hardly prosecute his genealogical researches.”—Archæologia Cainbrensis. Dosparth Edeyrn Dafod Aur: or THE ANCIENT
WELSH GRAMMAR, compiled in the thirteenth century, by Edeyrn the Golden Tongued, by command, and at the desire of Llywelyn Ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales; Rhys Vychan, Lord of Dynevo and Vstrad Towy; and Morgan Vychan, Lord Paramount of Morganwg; and which received the sanction of a National Jury. With an English translation, and copious notes. Edited by J. WILLIAMS AB ITHEL, thick 8vo. cxxvii and 350 pp. cloth, 208
1855 The Editorial Notes, in a smaller type, are incorporated in the Text of Edeyrn, with the view of supplying deficiencies, and rendering ihe work complete as a practical Grammar of the Cymraeg from the 6th century to the present day. It consists of Four main parts: 1. Orthography; 2. Parts of speech ; 3. Syntax ; 4. Prosody. Under the last head, in addition to the rules furnished by Edeyrn, are given also the numerous and interesting regulations relative to poetic compositions which are to be found in “Y Pum Llyfr Kerddwriacth," a MS. work of rare merit, which is printed entire in its original form. Altogether, it is expected that this will prove the standard Grammar of the Welsh language, calculated as it will be to aid in the composition of modern Cymraeg, and to unravel the peculiar structure of the ancient and mediæval literature. Barddas; or Bardism, a COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL
DOCUMENTS, illustrative of the Theology, discipline and usages, of the Bardo-Druidic System of the Isle of Britain, with translations and notes, by J. WILLIAMS AB ITHEL, Vol. I. all published, thick 8vo. xxxv. and 425 pp.-a portion of the second volume, containing “ Privilege and Usage," pp. 9-168, being all ever printed-together 2 vols. 8vo. cloth, 20s 1862-72
The curious matter brought to light for the first time in this volume, cannot fail to attract the particular attention of scholars, and to open a new and interesting cra in the History of Welsh Literature. The Welsh and English Text are placed opposite cach other, an arrangement more convenient for the Scholar, who may wish to test the accuracy of the translation by a reference to the original.
The portion of the unfinished second volume described above, was discovered during the Publications of William Rees of Llandovery. examination of Mr. Rees stock, after its purchase by Mr. Quaritch ; and as there is no possi. bility of its completion, it is now added to the first volume, that Welsh scholars may have the work complete as far as it was printed.
M. Henri Martin writes to the Atheneum, April 24, 1875 : “Il est bien regrettable que le tome 2e, qui contiendra des pièces très singulières se fasse si long-temps attendre.” As will be seen by the above a good fragment of the second volume is for sale, no more will ever be published. Lives of the Cambro British Saints, from ANCIENT
WELSH and LATIN MANUSCRIPTS, with English Translations and
Containing the Lives of the following British Saints:-Bernacus (Brynach), Beuno, Cadoc,
being a compendium of the medical practice of the celebrated Rhiwallon and his sons, Cadwgan, Gruffudd, and Einion, of Myddvai, in Caermarthenshire, physicians to Rhys Gryg, Lord of Dynevor and Ystrad Towy, son of Gruffydd Ap Rhys, the last prince of South Wales, about the year 1230; from various Ancient MSS. in the libraries of Jesus College, Oxford, Llanover, and Tonn; accompanied by an English translation. To which is prefixed the curious legend of the Lady of the Lake, called Llyn-y-van, from whom the above physicians were said to be descended. And a copious Herbal, edited by J. WILLIAMS AB ITHEL, M.A., and translated by JOHN
PUGHE, thick 8vo. xxx and 470 pp.cloth, published at 21s, reduced to los 1862
“Rhys Gryg was the son of Rhys ab Gruffyd, prince of South Wales, and lived in the former part of the 13th century. He was a distinguished warrior, and fought with various success in the wars which were carried on in Wales almost without intermission during his life. According to old usage he had his domestic Physician, namely Rhiwallon, who was assisted by his three sons, Cadwgan, Gruffydd, and Einion, from a place called Myddvai, in the present county of Caermarthen, whose rights and privileges, as enjoined by law, were worthily maintained and upheld by him. Under his patronage these men made a collection of valuable medicinal recipes applicable to the various disorders to which the human body was then subject. But though this collection bears their name, we are not to suppose that all the prescriptions contained therein were the result of the studies and experience of the Physicians of Myddvai. Some no doubt had been in the materia medica of Wales long before; a few indeed may be traced up to the time of Howel the Good, if not to the sixth century. Such, however, do not seem to have been reduced to writing, until the Physicians of Myddvai took the matter in hand, and produced the work which is now for the first time printed. The original manuscript is supposed to be one lately transferred from the library of the Welsh Charity School in London, to the British Museum. Of this there are several copies; the one adopted as the basis of the present volume is from the Red Book, in Jesus College, Oxford, which was carefully collated by the Rev. Robert Owen, B.D., Fellow of the said College, with a transcript made by the late Mr. Saunders, from Mr. Rees of Tonn's copy; which MS. was moreover copied about 1766, by William Bona, of Llanpumsaint, from another belonging to Iago ap Dewi of Llanllawddog.
* A knowledge of medicine was preserved in the descendants of this family, and they continued to practice as Physicians at Myddvai without intermission until the middle of the last century.
“ The second portion of this volume purports to have been compiled by Howel the Physicianson of Rhys, son of Llewelyn, son of Philip the Physician, a lineal descendant of Einion, the son of Rhiwallon, from the Books of the first Physicians of Myddvai. William Bona made a transcript from the Book of John Jones, Physician, of Myddvai, the last lineal descendant of the family, a.m. 1743. The late Iolo Morganwg took a copy of this MS. in 1801, and it is his copy that forms the text of our volume." The lolo Manuscripts, a selection of ANCIENT WELSH MSS.
in prose and verse, from the collection made by THE LATE EDWARD WILLIAMS, (IOLO MORGANWG,) for the purpose of forming a continuation of the Myvyrian Archaiology; and subsequently proposed as materials for a new HİSTORY OF WALES ; with English Translations and Dates, by his son, MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS. Publications of wVilliam Rees of Llandovery.
the late TALIESIN WILLIAMS, (AB IOLO,) royal 8vo. 700 pp. plates of ancient Crosses and facsimiles, OUT OF PRINT, RARE, cloth, £3. 38
1818 CONTENTS: History; Ecclesiastical Antiquities; Fables; Tales; Poetry by Rhys Goch aud others; and Miscellapies, including Charters, Proverbs, etc.
This volume contains reprints of MSS. intended to be included in the Myvyrian Archæology, and is a necessary supplement to that work.
“This collection makes one of the most interesting volumes that I ever saw in Welsh. It contains so much valuable information.”—Tegid. Tracts relating to Wales, its History and Lan
GUAGE: CLAUDIA and Pudens; an attempt to shew that Claudia, mentioned in St.
Paul's second Epistle to Timothy, was a British Princess, by John Williams. 8vo. (pub. at 28 6d) sd. 6d
1848 COELBREN Y BEIUDD, or Ancient Bardic Alphabet, by Taliesin Williams, (Ab Iolo) 8vo. sd. 38 6d
1840 · The COELBREN Y BEIRDD implies a system of alphabetical writing, which is alleged to have been in use among the old bards. Its peculiarities consist of the form of the letters, and their being always cut on wooden tablets. These tablets being constructed of small squaro rods, placed in a frame like bars in a grating, and turning on their axles, were to present in front any square that might be required - the letters being cut in these squares, each of which contain one line of poetry. AWDL AR Y GREADIGAETH, gan R. FARRY, 12mo. Od
1850 * This production is worthy of a place in the first class-With respect to the threc poems occupying the first rank, the Judges beg to observe, that the Poem signed GWALCHMĂI AB Meilir, is the effusion of a powerful muse, and displays great vigour of thought, and the use of correct language.”- Beirniadaeth yr Eisteddfod fel ei Cyhoeddid gan J. Richards, Ysw. Treiorwerth. (BARBER) Specimens of Welsh Archæology, forming from the Celtic puns or
paronomasia, Annals of Britain, fourteen centuries ago, 8vo. 2s 6d 1854 JONES (D. Rice, Aberhonddu) Isolda, or the Maid of Kidwelly, a Welsh Legend and other Poems, dedicated to Lady Charlotte Guest. 18mo. 18 6d
1851 CRADOCK (Sir Matthew, Kt. of Swansea) Historical Notices of, by J. M. Traherne, roy. 8vo. plates, stiff wrapper, 4s
1810 Sir Matthew Cradock lived in the reigns of Henry VII. and VIII. and was ancestor of the Earls of Pembroke and Carnarvon, the Marquess of Bute, and other branches of the Herbert family, of whom a detailed Pedigree is prefixed to this Work. A copy of Sir Matthew's Will and that of his Wife, Lady Katherine Gordon, widow of the celebrated Perkin Warbeck, are given together with a view of the Place House, Swansea, where he resided, and his tomb in Swansea Church ; also Fac-Similes of his hand writing and that of Sir Rice Mansel, Knight, Historical Notices of whom are likewise included.
- - The six together (pub. 158) 78 6d, or separately at the above prices. Rodwell's Koran. The Koran, commonly
called the Alcoran of Mahommed, re-arranged and translated into English, with Notes by J. M. Rodwell, M.A., 1 vol. demy 8vo. new and carefully corrected edition, cloth, 12s
1876 The Koran as arranged in the authentic Arabic MSS. is a sad jumble of the original compo sition of Mabommed, made some years after his death by order of Abu Bekr. Mr. Rodwell has re-arranged all the Surahs chronologically, so as to form one perfect work, showing the growth and progression of the doctrines of the Prophet.
Readers who would be unable to wade through other versions, will peruse Rodivell's, with pleasare and satisfaction.
"The arrangement of the Suras in this translation is based upon the traditions of the Muhammadans themselves, upon the ancient chronological list given by Weil in his · Mohammed der Proplet,' as well as upon a consideration of the subject-matter of each separate Sura and its probable connection with the sequence of events in the life of Muhammad. The text, as hitherto arranged, Lecessarily assumes the form of a most unreadable and incongruous patchwork; 'un assemblage,' sars M. Kasimirski in his Preface,“ informe et incohérent de préceptes moraux, religieux, civils et politiques, mêlés d'exhortations, de promesses, et de menaces' ----and conveys no idea whatever of the development and growth of any plan in the mind of the founder of Islam, or of the circumstances by wbich he was surrounded and influenced."-Preface,