'. from the collection made by the late Edward Williams, Olo Morganwg, for the purpose of forming a continuation of the Myfyrian Achaiology; and subsequently proposed as materilas for a new history of Wales. xi+708pp. Ttiled in gilt on spine; 2 edges untrimmed; very clean text; heavy foxing to frontispiece, title page and last couple of pp. Otherwise, a very goood copy; bumping to corners. VG considering age. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: IOLO MANUSCRIPTS. A Selection of ANCIENT ...
Editorial: The Welsh MSS. Society Liverpool
Año de publicación: 1848
Descripción Liverpool: I. Foulkes, 1888. Estado de conservación: Very Good. xi, 708 pp., frontis., plated, original gilt and blind stamped dark green cloth (Hardcover), spine chipped, else very good. Nº de ref. de la librería ZB919336
Descripción I. Foulkes, Liverpool, 1888. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. No Jacket. Small 4to. Green cloth over boards with decorative blindstamped border on both boards, gilt lettering on spine; pp. xi, -708, plus a tissue-guarded frontispiece and two plates; collates complete (see below). 2nd edition. Boards soiled and a little scuffed; corners bumped; spine tips rubbed, with head of spine beginning to fray; both boards bumped at fore-edge; foxing on prelims and terminals; mostly unopened. This copy has the illustrations for pages 90 and 288 on one plate, at page 96 (the same is true for the copy at Harvard, with the plate at page 90). Text in English and Welsh. Iolo Morganwg claimed to have manuscripts proving that Druidism and the bardic tradition had continued unmolested in Glamorgan since the days before the Romans, through the introduction of Christianity, and into the modern era. He was wrong. Fearful that the Welsh were losing their heritage and traditions, and determined to preserve and reintroduce them to the public -- and, perhaps, influenced by a heavy laudanum habit -- Morganwg forged documents and created traditions (some of which are still in practice today). Translated into English, with notes, by Morganwg's son, Taliesin Williams, who died in 1847 unaware of his father's forgery, leaving the Rev. Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc) to complete the work. The fraud, perpetrated during Morganwg's prison sentence for debt, lasted for 150 years after his death. He was actually a gifted poet who understood his subject -- had he remained on the straight and narrow, he might've been remembered as a Blakeian visionary, rather than as a forger. Nº de ref. de la librería J2795