Cambrian Popular Antiquities of Wales, by Peter Roberts First Edition 1815 Full Leather Binding


The Cambrian Popular Antiquities; or, An Account of Some Traditions, Customs , and Superstitions of Wales: with Observations as to Their Origin, &. &. Illustrated with Copper Plates by Peter Roberts. First Edition printed for E. Williams, bookseller, London 1815

Tract on the traditions, customs and superstitions of Wales with commentary on their origins. Included are sections on Druidism, Merlin and the Arthurian legends, holidays, ceremonies, etc.

Bound in full straight grained brown Morocco leather with gilt coat of arms of Corpus Christi College Cambridge as cover decoration. All edges gilt. viii, 360 pages with ten engraved copper plates, nine hand-colored.

Very lightly rubbed along exterior edges including head and foot bands of spine. Loosely inserted is a type-written description on the stationary of the famous antiquarian bookseller Charles Sessler of Philadelphia. Images provided are of the actual book on offer.

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