1888 edition in clean Victorian blind stamped dark green cloth.2 illustrations (vi), , (vi-xi), , 4-708 pp, ex library reading room one bookplate no ink stamps tight binding clean pages.facsimile of the 1848 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 . N° de réf. du libraire
Titre : Iolo Manuscripts. A Selection of Ancient ...
Éditeur : I. Foulkes
Date d'édition : 1888
Reliure : Hard Back
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : First Edition
Description du livre Liverpool: I. Foulkes, 1888. État : Very Good. *Price HAS BEEN reduced this weekend for our July ABEBOOKS Sale!* xi, 708 pp., frontis., plated, original gilt and blind stamped dark green cloth (Hardcover), spine chipped, else very good. N° de réf. du libraire ZB919336