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[LAMBERT, Harry F.]. Valuation of the books relating to wales at cwrt colman nr bridgend the property of captain w. h. c. llewellyn. j.p.

[Bridgend, Glamorgan]. [s.n.], [1921].
[43] leaves of typescript.

[Together with:] A valuation and inventory of the books at cwrt colman nr bridgend the property of capt. w.h.c. llewellyn. j.p. made for the purpose of Insurance. [Bridgend, Glamorgan], [s.n.], [1921]. [7] leaves of typescript.

Uniformly bound in contemporary blind-ruled red cloth folders (supplied by Shaw & Sons of London), lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, overall clean and crisp.
Two typescript registers recording the valuation, for the purposes of insurance, of the extensive library of Captain W.H.C. Llewellyn of Court Colman Manor, Bridgend, Glamorgan; the first of those books relating solely to the history and antiquities of Wales, the second of the comparatively meagre general historical and literary titles.

The Welsh volumes were valued, by local 'auctioneer & hotel valuer' Harry F. Lambert, at a total of £290, the remainder at £489 15s 0d. The highest price contributing to the latter sum was an astonishing £65 for a set of Lilford's British Birds (1891-7). First editions of the novels of Dickens, though well represented, afforded far less interest, with the highest price attributed to a copy of Nicholas Nickleby, £4 4s 0d.

An at first curious anomaly is included with the Welsh contingent - the complete works of Shakespeare (£15). However, helpfully, Lambert provides an explanatory note stating that the set contains numerous illustrations by Kenny Meadows 'born at Cardigan in 1790'.
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref: 29348