Parker, The Rev. John.


Containing The Celtic Annals. [Vol. 1. All Published]. London: Sold by Messrs. Rivington ... Eddowes Shrewsbury ... Price Oswestry ... 1831.
1st Ed. vii + [i] Errata + 231pp. 2 Day & Hague lithograph plates from illustrations by the Author. Light browning, modern, ex.-libris Stanley Leighton, amateur rebind in modern leather backed marbled boards, rubbed gilt motifs and ruling to spine. Scarce. Stanley Leighton (18371901) English barrister, landowner, artist and Conservative politician. Also known as an antiquarian and author. John Parker (1798-1860) amateur architect and cleric, born at Sweeney Hall, Shropshire. ... His only know published work consists of a dialogue between three gentlemen, referred to as Allansley, Clanvoy and Larndon on a tour in North Wales. Also a poem called the Celtic annals in illustration of an argument incidental to the subject, and as a specimen of Greek versification in the English language. Clanvoy is almost certainly Parker. Sometimes the conversation is broken by an explanatory narrative ... Early Tourists in Wales.
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