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Jones, Edward, 1752–1824

Musical and poetical relicks of the Welsh bards : preserved by tradition, and authentic manuscripts, from remote antiquity : never before published : to the tunes are added variations for the harp, harpsichord, violin, or flute : with a choice collecton of the pennillion, epigrammatic stanzas, or, native pastoral sonnets of Wales, with English translations : likewise a history of the bards from the earliest period to the present time : and an account of their music, poetry, and musical instruments, with a delineation of the latter / dedicated, by permission, to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, by Edward Jones, of Henblas, Llandderfel, Merionethihire.

London : Printed for the author, and to be had of him, at No. 9, Princes-Street, Hanover-Square. Likewise may be had a book of sonatas, &c. composed by the same author, 1784.
Physical Description:
[8], 78 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
M1742.A2 J77 1784+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Arranged for keyboard instrument or harp, many pieces with figured bass.
Frontispiece engraving by Charles Hall and Samuel Middiman; after Philippe-Jacques de Loutherbourg.
Bibliographical footnotes.
A 2nd vol. was published in 1802 under title: The bardic museum; and a 3rd, in 1820, under the title: Hên ganiadau cymru.--Cf. New Grove.
Engraved music.
Versos of title page & dedication blank.
English short title catalogue, T115800
New Grove, v. 14, p. 658
List of subscribers follows dedication.
Subject Terms:
Bards and bardism -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- 18th century.
Music -- Wales -- Early works to 1800.
Musical instruments -- Wales -- Early works to 1800.
Welsh poetry -- Early works to 1800.
Engravings -- 1784.
Hall, Charles, 1720?-1783, engraver.
Middiman, Samuel, approximately 1750-1831, engraver.
Loutherbourg, Philippe-Jacques de, 1740-1812, ill.
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Art in Focus : Wales (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-04-04 - 2014-08-10) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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