Celtic Researches, on the Origin, Traditions & Language of the Ancient Britons; DAVIES Edward 1756-1831 Publisher: Edward Davies Publish Year: 1804 Publish Place: London: Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 000492 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: First Edition Inscription: Unknown £125.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information In modern brown quarter leather over later grey boards, corners & edges a little bumped & worn. Spine, gilt title & tooling to red calf label, some blind edge tooling. Internally, , (iv-x), , (ii-lxxiii), , , 2-561 pp, 2 pls, top edge cut, remainder not, first & last few pages have some light damp staining, binding a little tight, plates watermarked 1802 & 1802 SW, text leaves watermarked J SWann, printed by J Barfield, Wardour-Street. (Folio, 15.7*25.2 cms). (Huth 397). Title continues: with Some Introductory Sketches of Primitive Society. Davies, antiquary and author was one of the first to query the authenticity of fallacious claims made by Iolo Morganwg with regard to the Gorsedd of Bards. See OBNB for a full Bio.