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A selection of :- Welsh Acts of Parliament
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Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.

  1. Anglesea HOLYHEAD TO GREAT ORMES HEAD Compiled from Admiralty Surveys 1835-1893. Sea chart size 26" x 37", three sections and inset map of Amlwch Harbour along the top, linen-backed and folding into plain cloth boards. Corrections to Jan. 2nd 1931. £15.00

  2. Barmouth, Cader Idris ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LIX N.E, border all round. Hachures. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth wraps with yellow Stanford label. Electrotype, c1880. £14.00

  3. Evans (Powys), 'Quiz' LETTER to a friend ('Ian') dated Llys Meirion, Dolgellau, Dec. 1 1957. 2p., on both sides of small 4to sheet, written in a very small hand. Writes about a 'mixed show of humourous drawings... Sir John Betjeman has just bought one - very nice - of J.C. Squire', and refers to 'D.B' (possibly a dealer) who has gone to Dublin... regarding a Memorial Show at Neptune Gallery... I expect a number of the paintings will be sold in Dublin...'. Also refers to Sybil Thorndike. 1957. £18.00
    Powys Evans (1899-1981) was known as 'Quiz' was known for his cartoons of famous people. In his later years he painted landscapes.

  4. Greenwood (C. & J) MAP OF THE NORTH WEST CIRCUIT OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF WALES, COMPRISING THE COUNTIES OF ANGLESEY, CAERNARFON & MERIONETH. From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1830 & 1831. Corrected to the Present Period & Published April 1st 1834. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Hand-coloured, size 23" x 27", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, marbled endpapers, small stamp with name of library to lower corner. With fine large vignette view of Bangor Cathedral. Published by Greenwood & Co. London: 1834. £70.00

  5. Janssonius (Johannes) MERVINA ET MONTGOMERIE COMITATUS (Montgomeryshire) An original decorative hand coloured, copper engraved map, size 19 x 15", plus good margins. Shows decorative title cartouche, compass rose, the Royal Arms, Arms of Wales and the Arms of Philip Herbert Earl of Mongomery, hills, and county borders all coloured. Some off-setting, and slight light mottling in sea area. Small stains to top corner and edge of left hand margin, margins very slightly browned to edges, otherwise a clean copy. Amsterdam: c.1646. £140.00

  6. Llanarmon, Denbigh FEOFFMENT of an Allotment of Common Land in Llanarmon in Yale, Edward Jones, Farmer, Edward Davies, Shoemaker, and others to John Davies, Miner, all of Llanarmon. Vellum, size 21" x 27". 4 wax seals. 1842. £22.00
    Refers to land at Oyfnant, number 12 on the Inclosure map. Gives details of lands adjoining.

  7. Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £15.00

  8. Llandudno TWO REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS of large groups of about 70 people posing outside the Ormes Cliffe Hotel. Each with the name 'Ormes-Cliffe' and the date 17.8.14, and 5.7.15 in the plate. 1914-15. £10.00
    In the later group there are many young women, neatly dressed in white blouses.

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  9. Monmouthshire and Glamorgan MANOR OF RUMNEY by Wm. Upjohn. Survey book, folio, marbled boards, parchment spine, manuscript label. Neatly written throughout. The first 6 pages list different tenements with number on map, name of property, field, orchard, etc., Quality, Quantity. Lists 6 tenements, including Newton, Salt Land, Ty Mawr. There follows, under the general heading 'Copyholds', 26 pages listing holdings under different names, including J. Kemeys Tynt, Sir Charles Morgan, Rev. William Green Humphrey, Overseers of the Poor, with columns for quantity and acreage of each field, ale house and garden, wharf piece, salt marsh, etc. Written on rectos only, with some pencil notes on facing page noting changes, further details, and notes of Land Tax. At the end is a double-page 'Extract' with columns Proprietors, Measure, Page Number.', in alphabetical order. Paper watermarked 1809. £140.00
    The Statue Measure of Rumney Wharf is given as 176 acres, 2 rods, and 'Rumney River' 77a. 3r. 24p. Rumney was originally in Monmouthshire. In the 1930's it became a suburb of Cardiff.

  10. Mount Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire CATALOGUE OF SALE at Home Farm, March 29th, 1887 comprising Young Dairy Cows & Heifers, Fresh Barrens, Fat Cows, Yearling Heifers, Flock of Grand Shropshire Down & Leicester Ewes... Agricultural Implements... 10pp, 8vo. Traces of having been folded twice. 1887. £12.00

  11. Newport CERTIFICATE OF ADMISSION of Henry Jayne into the Isca lodge of Freemasonry. Printed on vellum, decorative title, and engraving of pillars, tools, etc. Size 15" x 12", folds. Printed with manuscript inserts. Embossed seal. 1869. £18.00

  12. Pembroke GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXVIII. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Fully hand coloured. Key in sea area. 6" repaired tear from right edge, in blank area, some feint spotting near right margin. About two thirds of map is sea area. Geologically surveyd by Sir H. De la Beche. Watermarked 1858. £45.00
    Covers Milford Haven, Skokholm Island, Saundersfoot.

  13. Rhos-on-Sea PROSPECTUS of Rhos-on-Sea School. 12pp, 8vo. Wraps with school badge. 1937. £6.00

  14. Rhyl ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH SUSSEX STREET Treasurer's Book, 1913. 72 pages of manuscript accounts in 4to notebook, half calf, rubbed. 1913-1935. £18.00

  15. South Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 7. Fourth Edition. With National Grid. Folding to blue and buff wraps size 12" x 5", key map and coat of arms on front wrap. Town plans at rear. Linen-backed. First Published 1946. £9.00

  16. St. Davids, Milford Haven ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 192, 209. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 36" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to cloth wraps, Stanford label. Small brown stain at two points in top margin, and at central fold, and part of right margin. 1910. £10.00

  17. Stanford's RAILWAY & STATION MAP of England & Wales in 24 Sheets. Sheet 7 covering Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth. Scale 3 miles = 1in. Size 20" x 20", dissected and mounted on linen, printed label with key map darkened. Shows railways and stations in red. Dotted lines presumably proposed lines. Some grubby marks in corners. 1879. £12.00

  18. Walker (J) & (C) WALES SOUTH EAST Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 15" x 12", folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. c1841. £18.00

  19. Welsh literature LETTER from Tresilian(?) Williams to Egerton Grey. Says 'this little story has no Welsh colour about it - try again, that is, try your hand at a short story dealing with Welsh life and character.' Roath Park, Cardiff, June 6 1910... together with... another rejection letter to the same writer 'I cannot find room for the enclosed in the next number of 'The Nationalist'. The other little poem has been sent on to the printers'. Each 1p., 8vo. 1910-11. £10.00

  20. Welshpool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 60 N.E. Size 12" x 19", border all round, folded. Trimmed to border. 1" split at fold at edge. 1880. £9.00

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