The Cambrian Popular Antiquities;
or, an Account of some Traditions, Customs, and Superstitions of Wales: with Observations as to their Origin, &c. &c.London: Printed for E. Williams, 1815 Stock Code: 90606
First edition of this study of Welsh customs and superstitions. Roberts (1760-1819) was a Church of England clergyman and antiquarian and wrote three books on Wales of which this is the third. Cambrian Popular Antiquities collected numerous folk stories, including Arthurian legend, and records ancient traditions still enacted such as various funeral rites. It "remains a valuable source to Welsh social history" (ODNB).
Octavo. With original blue-grey paper boards, printed paper label to spine, edges untrimmed.
With 9 aquatint plates, one full-page plan and 2 diagrams.
With bookplate of John Sides Davies to front pastedown. Light wear to extremities, covers and spine slightly soiled, title label worn. A very good copy with slightly foxed prelims and endmatter.
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