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Seren Gomer neu Gyfrwng Gwybodaeth Gyffredinawl I'r Cymry, Am y flwyddyn 1853

By Various

1853

Argraffwyd, Dros Y Cyhoeddwyr et al : Caerfyrddin

9" by 5.5"

[5], 574-588, 17-572; 432, [1], 434-572, iv, 570pp

 

 

 

DETAILS

Several issues of this Welsh-language periodical. The work contains a selection of news, novel excerpts, music, poetry and biographies. An uncommon work.

'Seren Gomer' was the first Welsh-language weekly newspaper. This is the periodical formed from the newspaper. The original 'Seren Gomer' covered news of the whole of Wales and from overseas. With two plates and several in-text illustrations. In the original Welsh. This volume contains parts of the periodical for the year 1853 and the entirety of the year for 1854. These are volumes XXXVI and XXXVII of the work. Of the 1853 volume this book contains: January no.448 A few leaves only, (pp.574-588), A portion of what is presumably March (no.450) as the pagination continues into April (pp.17-144), April no.451, May no.452 and June no.453. Following June there are no title pages for further issues although the pagination is continuous until the October issue, which means that July, August and September could be present without title pages. The volume also has the entirety of the October no.457 issue. Of the 1854 volume this book contains all months; Jan No.460, Feb no.461, March no.462, April no.463, May no.464, June no.465, July no.466, August no.467, September no.468, October no.469, November no.470, December no.471. A fascinating example of this Welsh language periodical.

CONDITION

In a half morocco binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed. Heavies trubbing to the spine and boards. Front hinge is slightly strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are age toned. Scattered spots to pages, heavier to the first and last few pages. Tear to passage page 567-8 losing a few lines. Tape repair to page 25/6 of the 1854 issue.

Overall Condition: Good

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