Antiquæ lingvæ Britannicæ, nunc communiter dictæ Cambro-Britannicæ, à suis Cymraecae vel Cambricae, ab alijs Wallicæ, rvdimenta: [DAVIES John] 1567-1644 [Mallwyd] Publisher: Apud Iohannem Billium Publish Year: 1621 Publish Place: Londini, Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006874 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 16mo - over 5¾ - 6¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,400.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information First edition, 1621, Latin Welsh Grammar. In modern (to style) full dark calf, some blind edge tooling. Spine, raised bands, blind tooling, gilt titles to red calf label. Internally, , , , , 2-223 pp, , ], , last 3 gatherings with some rodent damage affecting headings (& some loss to last 5 leaves), oval stamp to to and 1 other leaf, new old endpapers (old eps loose), bookplate to fpd (Owen Jones), William Ball, 1668 ink ownership inscription to tp, ownership signatures to fep (Edward Parry 1830 - 1798-1854 of Bridge St, Chester, bookseller publisher & antiquary) and Lewis Gilbertson, 1842, (1814-1896, cleric vice-principal of Jesus College, Oxford), presented by Gilbert to S. Michael and All Angels Theological College, Aberdare, labels on fep, S Michaels Clergy School, Aberdare, stamps on title and fep. (141*92 mm). (ESTC S109369. Rees 1550. Lowndes V2, 550). Davies's achievements in propagating both the Bible and the Welsh language deeply influenced Welsh culture. Rowland Vaughan, a contemporary, described him as 'the only excellent Plato of our tongue', and Sir Glanmor Williams continues to see Davies as 'the greatest Welsh scholar of his age, if not of all time' (Williams, Recovery, 476).