The Bardic Museum of primitive British Literature; and other admirable rarities; forming the second volume of the Musical, Poetical, and Historical Relicks of the Welsh Bards and Druids: Drawn from authentic documents of remote antiquity (with great pains now rescued from oblivion) and never before published... containing the bardic triads; historic odes, eulogies; songs; elegies, memorials of the tombs of the warriors; of king Arthur and his knights; regalias, the wonders of Wales, et cetera: with English translations and historic illustrations: likewise, the ancient wartunes of the bards to these national melodies are added new basses; with variations for the harp, or harpsichord; violin of flute...

London: Strahan for the author, 1802. Large 4to, [3], (iv-xx), [1], 2-112 pp, (pages 61-112 printed music). With a hand-colored engraved frontispiece, drawn by Ibbetson and J. Smith and engraved by Rowlandson, and an uncolored tailpiece. Original leather-backed boards, printed label, all somewhat worn but sound. Vol. two complete in itself of a three-volume set that opened with “Musical and Poetical Relicks...” (1784) and ended with “The Bardic Museum” (1820). Further volumes were planned but never completed due to Jones’s death in 1824. Included in this volume are grammatical rules of Welsh poetry, Bardic triads, British proverbs, odes and verses, and a dialogue between Arthur and Guinevere. Item #110658

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