Telephone: + 44 07871 145407
cymraeg

Fine books and prints:
the harmony of art and craft

Craftsmen and artists using traditional techniques to create beautiful books.

Your basket is empty

Catalogue

We offer a variety of discounts. See the discounts page for more details.


title page from The Romantics in Wales

The Romantics in Wales

An Anthology

This anthology of extracts from English Romantic writers, edited by Glyn Tegai Hughes, is drawn from poetry, essays, novels, travel writing and letters. It is illustrated with sixteen wood engravings by Hilary Paynter, and bound in quarter leather by John Sewell.

A seven-page introduction shows how Wales became a fashionable destination in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, partly because the Napoleonic Wars made travelling difficult in Europe, and partly as a result of an increased interest in folklore and antiquarianism. Extracts from Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Southey figure largely in this selection, but there are also pieces by De Quincey, Hazlitt and Peacock and a wide range of lesser figures. The arrangement is thematic: Distant Prospects, History and Legend, Anticipations, The Welsh, The Language, Religion and Reform, Characters, Valleys and Ruins, Rivers and Cataracts, In the Mountains, Lake and Coast, Towns and Places. Separate notes trace the growth of interest in the Wye valley and outline the current critical discussion of Wordsworth's 'Tintern Abbey' and of the Snowdon passage in the 'Prelude'. In addition to a Select Bibliography, references to books and articles relating to Wales are included in the biographical notes. There is an index of persons, and one of places that indicates the present-day form. The edition is limited to 150 copies, printed by David Vickers on Zerkall mould-made paper, and bound in quarter-leather dark blue goatskin.

View more information and images from the book

Price: £795.00 (Quarter bound)
Add to basket
£500.00 (Unbound)
Add to basket


Displaying all: Books       Display all: Prints   Display all: Miscellaneous   

Show English | Welsh | Bi-lingual books only.

Social Hymns details
The Romantics in Wales details
Welsh Time details
Of A Feather details
Kyffin: A Celebration details
Mapping Golgotha details
The Afanc King and the Sons of Teyrnon details
Byron Rogers: The Lost Children details
Pennant and his Welsh Landscapes details
The Book of Ruth details
The Special Bindings of Gwasg Gregynog details
George Herbert: Sundrie Pieces details
Llyfr Ruth details
Eirene: A Tribute details
Emynau Morgan Rhys details
Goethe: Poems details
Gwyddau yng Ngregynog / Geese at Gregynog details
The Twelve / Y Deuddeg details
Inwards Where All The Battle Is details
Hwiangerddi Owen M. Edwards details
Intimate Leaves from a Designer's Notebook details
Jan Morris: A Machynlleth Triad details
W.H.Davies: The Lovers' Song-book details
John Ormond: Cathedral Builders details
The Pleasant History of Lazarillo de Tormes details
Walt Whitman: Wrenching Times details
Gwasg Gregynog: A Descriptive Catalogue details
Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru/Welsh Assembly details
Gwendolin 75 Years on details
Princes and Castles details
Stephen Crane: The Red Badge of Courage details
The Texture of the Universe details