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Guidebooks, Wales and Aberystwyth

MUS/119/1
Three pages (chapter on Newcastle in Emlyn, illustration of Devil’s Bridge, and illustration of ‘The New Castle Emblyn’) from The Antiquarian Itinerary, comprising Specimens of Architecture, Monastic, Castellated, and Domestic: with other Vestiges of Antiquity in Great Britain by James Storer. 
1st edition, London.
1815

MUS/119/2
Topographical and statistical description of the principality of Wales, part 1 by G.A. Cooke, ESQ, London.
1816

MUS/119/3
Two volumes bound together: 
1. Synopsis of Roman Antiquities or a Comprehensive Account of the City, Religion, Politics and Customs of the Ancient Romans… by John Lanktree. Printed in Belfast, 1828
2. The Aberystwyth Guide containing a Concise Description of the Town, Harbour, Boundaries, Buildings, Places of Worship, Costume etc. with an Index of the Householders and an Analytical Account of the Chalybeate Spring, its Properties, Effects, Disorders to which it is applicable, and Medical Directions for its Use, to which are added Several Extracts, selected from some of the best Writers, descriptive of the Rivers Ystwyth & Rhydol, The Devil’s Bridge, Hafod, Strata Florida &c. Printed by Samuel Williams, Bridge Street, Aberystwyth.
1816.
[4625]

MUS/119/4
Panorama of the Beauties, Curiosities, and Antiquities of North Wales, by J. Hemingway. London.
1846

MUS/119/5
Aberystwyth and its Environs guides by Thomas Owen Morgan.
1. Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs. Printed by J. Cox, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. Red cover.
1848
2. Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs. Printed by J. Cox, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. Same as previous but with green cover.
1848.
3. Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs. Printed by J. Cox, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. Third edition.
1858
4. New guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs. Printed by J. Cox, Pier Street, Aberystwyth.Third edition.
1864
5. Guide to Aberystwyth and its Environs. Printed by J. Cox, Pier Street, Aberystwyth. Fifth revised edition. Faded photograph of Aberystwyth seafront glued inside front cover. Owner’s inscription: ‘Wm. Jones, Fron Haul’.
Dated 1869 on title page and 1870 on cover.

MUS/119/6
Cliffe’s book of South Wales, the Bristol Channel, Monmouthshire and the Wye, by Charles Frederick Cliffe. Hamilton, Adams & Co., London.
1848

MUS/119/7
The Aberystwyth Welsh Interpreter, containing a Sketch of the History of the Principality, Explanatory Introduction to the Language (etc.). E. Williams & Son, Aberystwyth.
1849

MUS/119/8
Black’s Picturesque Guides
1. Black’s Picturesque Guide through Wales, North and South Wales and Monmouthshire. Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.
1852
2. Black’s Guide to North and South Wales. Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh.
1867

MUS/119/9
The Aberdovey Guide and Hand-book for the Aberystwyth & Welsh Coast Line, by Thomas Owen Morgan. Philip Williams, Bridge Street, Aberystwyth. Owner’s inscription: ‘David Samuel, Aberystwyth’
1863

MUS/119/11
The Wales Register and Guide. A Topographical and Historical Description of each Town, Parish and Village in North and South Wales. Eyre Bros., Guide Publishers.
London. Owner’s inscription: ‘T.L. Owen, London’
1878

MUS/119/12
Gossiping Guides to Wales
1. Gossiping Guide to Wales, North Wales and Aberystwyth, Oswestry and Wrexham
1889
2. Gossiping Guide to Wales, North Wales and Aberystwyth, Oswestry and Wrexham by Askew Roberts and Edward Woodall. Traveller’s Edition.
1898
3. Gossiping guide to Wales (North Wales and Aberystwyth) by Askew Roberts and Edward Woodall. Popular Edition.
1900
4. Gossiping guide to Wales (North Wales and Aberystwyth) by Askew Roberts and Edward Woodall. Popular Edition.
1907

MUS/119/13
Tourist guide to Aberystwyth and around. Central section and title page missing. Replacement cover sewn on.
c. 1891

MUS/119/14
Thorough Guide, North Wales (part 2), Llangollen, Bala, Dolgelley, Barmouth, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Llanidloes, Machynlleth, and Aberystwyth sections, by M.J.B. Baddeley and C.S. Ward. Dulau & Co, London. Owner’s inscription: ‘W.S. Grignon’
1895

MUS/119/15
Guide to Aberystwyth. Cover and title page missing.
c.1897
[AYB22]

MUS/119/16
Ward Lock’s guides
1. Ward Lock & Co’s Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to North Wales including Chester and Aberystwyth. Ninth edition.
1898-9
2. Ward Lock’s Guide to North Wales, (Southern Section) Aberystwyth – Aberdovey – Towyn – Barmouth – Porthmadoc and Borth-y-gest – Criccieth – Pwllheli – Snowdon – Llangollen – Corwen – Bala. Eleventh edition.
Post-1936
3. Ward Lock’s Pictorial and Descriptive Guide to Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth and North Wales. Ninth edition- revised, London and Melbourne. Owner’s inscription ‘L. Evans’
c. 1939-40
4. Ward Lock’s Guide to Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth and North Wales.
Tenth edition. Owner’s inscription ‘C.J. Macgregor’
Pre-1948
5. Ward Lock’s Guide to Aberystwyth, Borth, Machynlleth and North Wales.
Twelfth edition.
Post-1952
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