The Welsh Sale

Sat 20 October 2018, 10:30 AM - Cardiff Saleroom, South Wales

24% Buyer's Premium inc. VAT (INCLUDING DROIT DE SUITE WHERE APPLICABLE)

Intro to this Welsh Sale:

Special London Viewing: Sunday 7th October 2-7pm at The London Welsh Centre, 157 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8UE

Cardiff Viewing: Friday 19th October 12pm - 7pm & the morning of auction 9am - 10.15am

One hundred years ago John Kyffin Williams was born and appropriately his Centenary has been marked by the National Library of Wales with a superb exhibition of his work. While we as a company were privileged to have been the sponsors of the Annual Kyffin Williams Student Prize for 2018. It is also 50 years to the day of this October 2018 Welsh Sale that Kyffin landed in Patagonia. It was the start of his adventure of a life-time, to document the Welsh-speaking community, 12,000 miles away.

The Mimosa ship sailed to Patagonia in 1865 with the first Welsh emigrants. I should imagine that Kyffin felt a similar excitement and trepidation as the passengers then, as he took the same seaward journey in 1968. The trip proved to be a seminal trip for the artist from which he produced an outstanding body of work.

I can understand Kyffin’s fascination with the struggle of the migrants to establish a colony in Patagonia. I took off to Gaiman, Patagonia in 2009. Of course, by then it was a well-trodden Welsh tourist path and to my dismay I knew two people who had already signed the guest book at the Gaiman guesthouse I stayed at! While a short walk down the road tourists could buy Princess Diana tea-towels at an ‘authentic Welsh tea-room’! It seemed even Princess Diana had beaten me to it! But of course, Kyffin’s trip was quite different; he was travelling to a sketchily documented Patagonia -  by sea, alone, with few comforts and with his epilepsy never too far away. He was certainly adventurous and certainly brave.

There have been many books written and programmes made documenting Kyffin’s life and work. He is the most discussed and well-known of Welsh artists. But for me, his paintings reveal as much about the man than anything written. In this Welsh Sale auction there are six oils by the artist and twelve works on paper. All of the oil paintings this time are landscapes and each of them represent both the personality of the landscape and the personality of the artist. The most brooding example being Lot 407 which is perhaps a representation of the darkest period of his life when his suffering was at his most acute. While Lot 356, is a scene high up in the peaks of Snowdonia in snow, demonstrating Kyffin’s go-getting attitude to his work, his bravery and his sense of adventure.

The word ‘ambitious’ is perhaps not associated enough with Sir Kyffin Williams. For me there is ambition in most of his oil paintings. His ambition was certainly demonstrated in his adventure to Patagonia but also every time he took off in ominous Welsh weather to capture the rugged Welsh environment.

When offering Kyffin’s work to market we hope to match Kyffin’s ambition. We want to continue to be the ‘go to’ for Welsh art, for auctioning Kyffins, Nantgarw porcelain and premium Welsh art. We also want to, wherever and whenever we can, continue promoting Welsh art to the masses.

So with this in mind, this October we are off to London and the whole Welsh Sale is coming with us! Call it our Patagonia adventure if you will. On Sunday October 7th this Welsh Sale will be available to view at The London Welsh Centre in Clerkenwell. Don’t worry, the auction will (and always will) take place in Wales, but we hope that the viewing will help us expose Welsh art even further and enhance further the reputation of Wales as a country of high importance in the art-world.

We hope that you enjoy looking through this catalogue and we hope to see you in London or Cardiff. Every Welsh Sale it is a privilege for us to catalogue and research such a tremendous variety of Welsh art and antiques. It continues to be a lovely experience, travelling the breadth of the country, drinking a ‘panad’ with interesting and welcoming collectors and admiring their fantastic collections. We hope you enjoy it with us.

Ben Rogers Jones

Auctioneer & Partner
 

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  • Lot 425

    Lot 425

    A PARCEL OF DYLAN THOMAS BOOKS ETC including `Under Milkwood` on Graphis Press Ltd vinyl, a vinyl single for Dylan Thomas reading `Fern Hill` & another for `A Few Words of a Kind`, books include paperbacks `Dylan Thomas Collected Poems 1934-1952` & `Dylan Thomas in America` by John Malcolm Brinnin

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    Lot 425

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 426

    Lot 426

    JOHN SAMPSON `TWENTY-ONE WELSH GYPSY FOLK TALES` FOR THE GREGYNOG PRESS (217/250) dated 1933, with engravings on wood by Agnes Miller Parker, covered in critron sheep-skin with gilt title¦Condition Report: an excellent volume considering age, binding has some marks but pages appear to be immaculate without foxing

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    Lot 426

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    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £460.00

  • Lot 427

    Lot 427

    EDWARD DAVIES Celtic Researches on the Origin, Traditions & Language of the Ancient Britons, 1804 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 427

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    £50 - £80

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 428

    Lot 428

    OWEN JONES ET AL the Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales, 2nd edition, 1870, half leather Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 428

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    £120 - £150

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 429

    Lot 429

    OWEN JONES, ET AL - the Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales. 2nd ed. 1870. Full leather, elaborate gilt tooling Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 429

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    £120 - £150

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 430

    Lot 430

    THOMAS PENNANT Pennant, Thomas - Tours in Wales. V.1. 2 Ed. 1810 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 430

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 431

    Lot 431

    THOMAS PENNANT Pennant, Thomas - A Tour in Wales, 1st ed. 1778 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 431

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    £100 - £140

    Hammer price £110.00

  • Lot 432

    Lot 432

    THOMAS PENNANT - The Journey to Snowdon. 1781 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 432

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £120.00

  • Lot 433

    Lot 433

    OWEN (PUGHE), WILLIAM - The Cambrian Biography, 1803 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 433

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    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 434

    Lot 434

    CARADOC OF LLANCARFAN ET AT - The Historie of Cambria, Now Called Wales, 1811 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 434

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 435

    Lot 435

    HENRY ROWLANDS - Mon Antiqua Restaurata, 1723 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 435

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 436

    Lot 436

    EVANS J GWENOGVRYN (editor and translator) - Poems from the Book of Taliesin, 1915 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 436

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 437

    Lot 437

    STEPHEN THOMAS - The literature of the Kymry, 1849 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 437

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 438

    Lot 438

    WILLIAMS, EDWARD (Iolo Morganwg) (ed.) - Iolo Manuscripts, 1848 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 438

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    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £65.00

  • Lot 439

    Lot 439

    ENWOGION CYMRU dated 1870 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 439

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £20.00

  • Lot 440

    Lot 440

    JONES, JOSIAH THOMAS - Geiriadur Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru, 2 vol. 1867 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 440

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 441

    Lot 441

    T ROSCOE - Wanderings in North/South Wales, 2v. 1829 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 441

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 442

    Lot 442

    EVANS REV. J - Letters Written during a Tour of North Wales 1804 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 442

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 443

    Lot 443

    SINCLAIR, CATHERINE Hill and Valley, 1839. Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 443

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £35.00

  • Lot 444

    Lot 444

    EDWARD LHUYD - Archaiologia Britannica, 1707 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 444

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    £500 - £700

    Hammer price £365.00

  • Lot 445

    Lot 445

    WOODWARD B B - History of Wales, From the Earliest Times, 1863 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 445

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 446

    Lot 446

    WARRINGTON, REV. WILLIAM - Cambria Triumphans or Britain in its Perfect Lustre, 1806 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 446

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £35.00

  • Lot 447

    Lot 447

    RHYS GWEIRYDD AP - Hanes y Brytaniaid a`r Cymry, 1872 & 1874. 2 vols. in brown half leather, black labels Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 447

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 448

    Lot 448

    RHYS GWEIRYDD AP - Hanes y Brytaniaid a`r Cymry. 1872,1874. 2 vols. in brown half leather, red labels Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 448

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 449

    Lot 449

    PRITCHARD, JAMES COWLES - Eastern Orgin of the Celtic nations, 1831 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 449

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    £90 - £130

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 450

    Lot 450

    ROBERTS, PETER - The Cambrian Popular Antiquities, 1815 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 450

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    £150 - £180

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 451

    Lot 451

    GILPIN, WILLIAM - Observations on the River Wye, 1792 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England¦

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    Lot 451

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 452

    Lot 452

    EVANS, REV. J - The Beauties of England and Wales, Vol. XVII Part 1 (North Wales). 1812 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 452

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    £40 - £60

    Hammer price £40.00

  • Lot 453

    Lot 453

    JONES, EDWARD - Musical and Poetical Relicks of the Welsh Bards, 1794 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 453

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    £400 - £500

    Hammer price £410.00

  • Lot 454

    Lot 454

    VAUGHAN, ROBERT - British Antiquities Revived, 1854 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 454

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £30.00

  • Lot 455

    Lot 455

    SOTHEBY, EDWARD - A Tour Through Parts of Wales (Poems). 1794 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 455

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 456

    Lot 456

    WELSH LEGENDS, 1809 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 456

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 457

    Lot 457

    HOWELLS, W - Cambrian Superstitions, 1831 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 457

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £80.00

  • Lot 458

    Lot 458

    PUGH, EDWARD - Cambria Depicta, 1816 (one plate missing) Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 458

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    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £130.00

  • Lot 459

    Lot 459

    BINGLEY, REV. W - North Wales, 2 Vols. 1804 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 459

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 460

    Lot 460

    JONES, REV. W - A Prize Essay, 1841 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 460

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 461

    Lot 461

    GUEST, LADY CHARLOTTE - The Mabinogion Pt. 1 being The Lady of the Fountain, 1838 1st Edition Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 461

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    £30 - £50

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 462

    Lot 462

    GUEST, LADY CHARLOTTE The Mabinogion. Vol. 1 - The Lady of the Fountain, Ywayne, Le Chevalier au Lion etc. 1849 and The Mabinogion. Vol. 2 - Geraint ab Erbin etc. 1899 and The Mabinogion. Vol. 3 - Pwyll etc. (4 branches) 1899 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England¦

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    Lot 462

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    £280 - £350

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 463

    Lot 463

    TIMMINS, H T - Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire, 1895 together with Owen, Henry - Old Pembroke Families, 1902 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 463

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    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £70.00

  • Lot 464

    Lot 464

    GASTINEAU, HENRY - Wales Illustrated, 1830 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 464

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    £100 - £140

    Hammer price £100.00

  • Lot 465

    Lot 465

    DAVIES JOHN H - Letters of The Morrises of Anglesey (Morrisiad Mon) 2 Vols 1907, 1909 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 465

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    £70 - £100

    Hammer price £60.00

  • Lot 466

    Lot 466

    OWEN, HUGH - Additional Letters of The Morrises of Anglesey, 1937, 1949 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 466

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    £30 - £40

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 467

    Lot 467

    EVANS, D SIMON - Emynau Morgan Rhys, 2001 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 467

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    £50 - £70

    Hammer price £45.00

  • Lot 468

    Lot 468

    MORGAN, DEREC LLWYD - Emynau Williams Pantycelyn, 1991, Gwasg Gregynog Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 468

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    £110 - £140

    Hammer price £50.00

  • Lot 469

    Lot 469

    GRUFFYDD, R GERAINT - Cerddi Saunders Lewis, 1986, special quarter leather goat-skin binding No. XLVIII of 75, Gwasg Gregynog Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 469

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    £200 - £250

    Hammer price £90.00

  • Lot 470

    Lot 470

    GRUFFYDD, R GERAINT - Cerddi Saunders Lewis, 1986, Standard Edition No. 145 of 450, Gwasg Gregynog Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 470

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    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 471

    Lot 471

    WILLIAMS, J E - Cerddi Waldo Williams, 1992, Gwasg Gregynog Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 471

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    £130 - £170

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 472

    Lot 472

    WYNNE, ELLIS - Gweledigaetheu y Bardd Cwsc, 1940, Gwasg Gregynog Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 472

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    £180 - £250

    Hammer price £0.00

  • Lot 473

    Lot 473

    LLWYD, A - A History of the Island of Mona or Anglesey, 1833 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 473

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    £150 - £200

    Hammer price £150.00

  • Lot 475

    Lot 475

    WILLIAMS AB ITHEL- Barddas Vol. 2 1874 Provenance: part of the stock of a retiring specialist Welsh antiquarian book dealer based in the South East of England

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    Lot 475

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    £80 - £120

    Hammer price £0.00