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THE SCENERY, ANTIQUITIES AND BIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH WALES,
Malkin, Benj. Heath.

THE SCENERY, ANTIQUITIES AND BIOGRAPHY OF SOUTH WALES,

From Materials Collected During Two Excursion in the Year 1803. T.N. Longman and O. Rees ... 1804.
1st Ed. 4to. 634pp. + [ii]. 12 tinted litho. plates drawn on the spot and engraved by Laporte, folding map. Some waterstaining, new e.ps., amateur rebind in modern morocco with original calf laid down to boards with double gilt rule and blind tooling, original blind tooled calf with gilt lettered label laid down to spine. An early example of a lithographically illustrated work. Benjamin Heath Malkin (1769–1842), schoolmaster and antiquary. ‘... Malkin’s best known work is an account of his travels in South Wales in 1803, published as [the above] which was described by R.T. Jenkins as ‘by far the best of old Travel books on South Wales -acute and interesting in its observation, usually tolerant in its judgements, with a substantial knowledge of Welsh history and (upto a point) of Welsh literature.’’ Oxford Companion to the Literature of Wales.
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