Geiriadur Cenhedlaethol Gymraeg a Saesneg. A National Dictionary of the Welsh Language. PUGHE W Owen (William Owen 1759-1835) (PRYSE Robert John - editor) 1807-1889) Publisher: Thomas Gee and Son Publish Year: 1866 Publish Place: Denbigh Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 007175 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 3rd Edition Inscription: Unknown £75.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 3rd ed 1866 2 volumes. In half dark calf over cloth, some blind tooling, corners rubbed. Spines, raised bands, gilt tooling & titles, edges rubbed. Internally, Vol 1, 1866, frontis, , (iv-xxiv), , 2-672 pp. Vol 2, 1873, , 4-638 pp. Red marbled endpapers & text block edges, a few marks to boards, two columns per page. A very good example. (216*135 mm). Pughe, (pseud. Idrison), antiquary and lexicographer, whose contribution to scholarship must be regarded as a product of its own age, and it was the Romanticism of that age which clouded his linguistic approach. Many of his idiosyncrasies remained in the Welsh orthography and vocabulary until the early years of the twentieth century. However, Owen did lay the foundations for later scholars, and his dictionary shows a very profound knowledge of early Welsh texts. See ODNB for a full Bio.