THE VICAR OF LLANDOVERY, or, light from the Welshman's candle
Edition: First Edition
Haverfordwest: Joseph Potter, 1821. Translations from the Canwyll y cymry of Rhys (or Rees) Prichard (1579-1644). 15.7 cm. pp (4), (xxvi), 240, (6, list of subscribers), (2, ads). Rebound in full calf, blind-bordered sides, spine with two labels and gilt rules. Top half inch of spine leather chipped away, head of spine touched up to match the leather; cracked front joint repaired; ink names at front and pencil note that the rebinding was done in 1927; page edges browned; title leaf browned & soiled with some chips at corners including largest one at upper outer corner (loss of "RY" in title), title leaf partially detached; occasional soil spots in text; in all, just a good copy. 17th century Welsh religious poetry and moral guidance aimed at the Welsh peasantry, at one time one the three most likely books to be found in a Welsh home. Contains a long Preface by Bulmer. Scarce edition.