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Ref: LIB/60

Acc. 2718

Reference: [GB 0212] LIB/60
Title: Engravings and prints (not Cardiganshire)
Date(s): 1769-1850 (approx.)
Level: Fonds
Extent: 69 items

Scope and Content:

Engravings or prints of subjects, places and personages in Wales, including maps.

Prints, photographs and other illustrative material relating to people and parts of Wales outside Cardiganshire.

Illustrative material relating to people.

The National Gallery of Wales and other historical portraits published by D. Salesbury Hughes.

1-2. Gatefold leaflets in English and Welsh advertising The National Gallery of Wales, a collection of 12 historical portraits. On number 1 the printed publisher's name and address, D. Salesbury Hughes of Gainsborough Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool, has been replaced by a stamp with that of The Brython Press (Hugh Evans & Sons Ltd.) of Hackins Hey, Liverpool.

3. Sheet with single printed page repeating much of the above leaflets. A number of the portraits listed have been ticked in blue ink.

4-15. The 12 portraits, with accompanying text, making up the National Gallery of Wales. Many of these have been pinned up for display.
4. Caradog
5. Dewi Sant
6. Hywel Dda
7. Sir Henry Morgan
8. Gwenllian
9. Owain Gwynedd
10. The Lord Rhys
11. Llywelyn Fawr
12. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd
13. Owen Glyndwr
14. Sir Rhys ap Thomas
15. Bishop Morgan

16-24. Large format portraits published by D.S. Hughes of Prestatyn. Most in brown paper folders, some retaining tissue cover sheets.
16. Bishop Morgan, 1907
17. Dewi Sant, 1908
18. The Lord Rhys, 1908
19. Rhys ap Thomas, 1908
20. Henry Morgan, 1908
21. Hywell Dda, 1909
22. The Rt. Hon. D. Lloyd George Esq. M.P., 1910
23. Thomas Edward Ellis A.S., the "hope" of Wales (coloured), 1910. With biography on separate sheet.
24. Portrait photograph in same format as the above, 'Syr Owen M. Edwards, M.A.D. Litt. 1858-1920', published by the Cymric Publishing House, Liverpool, 1920.

Miscellaneous portrait engravings.

1. Reverendus admodum Thomas Tanner Asaphensis Espiscopus - Soc: Ant: Lond. 1736

2. Richard Watson, Lord Bishop of Llandaff, from an original portrait by G. Romney Esq., drawn by W. Evans, engraved by H. Meyer and published by T. Cadell & W. Davies of The Strand. 11 October 1809

3. Richard Watson, Bishop of Llandaff, also from Romney, engraved by H.R. Cook and published by J. Asperne at the Bible, Crown & Constitution, Cornhill. 30 March 1810

4. Catherine Phillips, drawn from an original picture by J. Thurston, engraved by W. Finden and published by W. Walker of Greys Inn Square. 1 March 1822

5. Mature portrait of Robert Owen Esq., published by J. Robins & Co. London. 9 August 1823

6. Lieut. General, Sir Thomas Picton, G.C.B., with signature, engraved from a painting by Sir William Beechey R.A. by P.W. Tomkins and published by Fisher, Son & Co., London. 1847

7. Sketch of a youthful 'Mr Owen'.

8. Henry Herbert Earl of Pembroke, J. Bretherton.

1-4. Maps
5-10. North Wales
11-22. North-east Wales
23-28. Eastern Wales
29-33. South Wales

1. 'A New Map of Carnarvanshire drawn from the best Authorities by Thos. Kitchin Geographer'. c. 1750-1784


2. 'Wales, Plate 1. North Part.' Engraved by S. Hall of Chapman & Hall No. 186 Strand. 1 April 1832


3. 'Wales, Plate2. South Part.' Published by Chapman & Hall No. 186 Strand. 1 April 1832


4. 'Montgomeryshire'. Drawn and engraved by J. Archer of Pentonville. c. 1850


5. 'Cader Idris'. Drawn by Capt. Batty, engraved by Edwd. Finden and published by John Murray, London. 1 June 1823


6. 'Barmouth, North Wales'. Engraved and published by Newman & Co. of Watling Street, London. c. 1850


7. 'Harlech Castle from the Tremadoc Road, Merionethshire'.


8. 'Llanrwst Bridge. Page sculp.' Mounted on pink sugar paper. Later 18th century?


9. 'Beaumaris'. Drawn and printed by W. Crane of Chester and published by Messrs. Potter & Co., printers and booksellers of Carnarvon. Early-mid 19th century


10. 'Beaumaris from Baron Hill'. Drawn and printed by W. Crane of Chester and published by Messrs. Potter & Co., printers and booksellers of Carnarvon. Early-mid 19th century


11. 'The South East View of Flint Castle, engraved for England Display'd'. Date added in pencil. 1775


12. 'Flint, from Park-gate'. Engraved by J. Walker from a drawing by W. Turner, and published by J. Walker of Rosomans Street, London. Vol III. Pl. 134. 1 August 1779


13. 'Mold, Flintshire'.


14. 'Valle-Crucis Abbey'. Drawn & eng'd. and published by I. Hassell of London. 1 July 1807


15-16. 'The Vale of Llangollen'. W. Harvey, del. And T.A. Prior, sc., from a sketch by J. Thorne, published in London by Charles Knight. 2 copies. 1849


17. 'The Town and Vale of Llangollen'. G. Pickering del., G. Hawkins, lith. Day & Son, lith'ps. To the Queen. Published by T. Catheral of Eastgate Row, Chester. 16 August 1850


18-19. 'Pont Y Cyslte [Cysyllte] Aqueduct, North Wales'. Printed from a drawing by G. Pickering by Engelmann & Co. and published by J. Seacome, bookseller of Chester. 2 copies.


20. 'Erthig [Erddig], Denbighshire'. Plate 8. Engraved by Medland from an original drawing by Evans and published by Harrison & Co. of Paternoster Row. 1 May 1792


21. 'Wynnstay, in Denbighshire, the Seat of Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, Bart.' Evans, del., Birrell scupt., and published as the act directs by Harrison & Co. of Paternoster Row. 1 September 1788


22. 'Wynnstay'. Coloured engraving of house as reconstructed following the fire of 1858.


23. 'Machynlleth, Montgomeryshire. Date added in pencil. 1830


24-25. 'View of Powis Castle in Montgomeryshire'. Engrav'd for England Display'd. 2 copies, date added in pencil to number 24. 1775


26. 'Trewern Hall, Montgomeryshire. Photo-Lithograph by C.F. Kell of Castle Street, Holborn, of a drawing by Thos. Edward Pryce, March 1882, for the Architectual Association Sketch Book, New Series 9. 1889


27. 'Nannerth Rocks Etc.' (Radnorshire). S. Ireland del. 1 March 1797


28. 'Tretwr, Brecknockshire'. Drawn & engraved for Dugdales England & Wales delineated.


29. Photograph mounted on green card with inscription, 'The Ogham Stone, Eglwys Newydd'. This is an early medieval inscribed stone formerly at Water Street, Kenfig (Glamorgan), and now at Margam Abbey.

30. 'Glanbran, Carmarthenshire'. Caption to an illustration in an (?)early 19th century magazine, newspaper or book. 1810? On reverse, small text on 'Sundridge Park, Kent' and 'Blickling, Norfolk' (from page 126).

31. 'Cilgeran Castle'.


32. 'Remains of St. Dogmael's Priory, Pembrokeshire'. Drawn by H. Gastineau (1791-1876) and engraved by J.C. Varral.


33. 'St Dogmail's Priory, April, Pembrokeshire.' Mounted in cartouche on paper and thus published by R.A. Shepherd.


National Museum of Wales monotone postcards, printed at the Oxford University Press.

1. 17th century Welsh Books. Llyfr Gweddi, 1621, specially bound for presentation to King James I. Numbered in top left, '43'.

2. Portrait of the Reverend Thomas Charles (1755-1814), the founder of the British and Foreign Bible Society. Numbered in top left, '59'.

3. 16th century Welsh books. The first Testament in Welsh, 1567. Numbered in top left, '73'.

Letter, dated from Ashley, Watford, 29 April 1920, with left hand margin torn away, offering two volumes of engravings to a librarian in Wales, presumably the Cardiganshire County Library.
'... Revd. John Trist, formerly minister at ... Congregational Church at Mold - and where friend ... Ellis Edwards was principal of Bala Colege - ... ?would introduce himself, having 2 Vols & boards which ...y be useful in your library: if he were a rich man ... would ask just your acceptance of them, but as it [ha]ppens he is very poor.
The 2 Vols lge. 8vo in boards referred to are entitled "England Delineated" tho. It should have been E & Wales they are in excellent condition almost every 2nd or 3rd page (or leaf) with a fine copper-plate e.g. of Aberystwyth Castle, Beaumaris Castle, Brecknock Castle, Carmarthen d[itt]o., Conway, Cardigan and Cardiff - all castles - also Denbigh, Flint, Harlech, Montgomery, St Winifred's Well, Swansea, Cwmera etc., etc. J.J./I.I. will pay carriage for 7/6 the 2 vols - they have more than 100 fine copper-plates and the vol was published in 1804.'
This is likely to refer to 'England Delineated in two volumes', by John Aikin, published in two volumes by Lackington Allen & Co. at the Temple of the Muses, Finsbury Square, in 1804.

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