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Five Hundred Years of Rare Books: 1508-2008

List of books on display




Geoffrey, of Monmouth, Bishop of St. Asaph. Brita[n]nie utriusq[ue] regu[m] & pri[n]cipu[m] origo & gesta insignia.
[Paris] : Io. Badius Ascensius, 1508




Littleton, Thomas, Sir. Les tenures de Monsieur Littleton : ouesque certeine cases addes per auters de puisne temps, queux cases vous troueres signes ouesque cest signe al commencement, & al fine de chescun de eux: au fine que ne poies eux misprender pur les cases de Mounsieur Littleton ; pur quel inconuenience, ils fueront dernierment tolles de cest lieur ; et cy un foits pluis admotes al request des gentlehomes, students en la ley Dengleterre.
London : Imprinted for the Companie of Stationers, 1608

Hall, Joseph. Epistles.
London : Printed by A.H. for Eleazar Edgar & Samuel Macham, 1608

Bible. O.T. Jeremiah. English. The lamentations of Ieremy / translated with great care of his Hebrew elegancie, and oratorious speaches... with explications from other scriptures, touching his story & phrases, by Hugh Broughton.
[Amsterdam?] : [s.n.], 1608

Bulkeley, Edward. An apologie for the religion established in the Church of England : being an answer to T[homas] W[right] his 12. articles of the last edition... ; also answers to three other writings of three seuerall Papists.
London : printed by George Eld for Arthur Iohnson, 1608




Baxter, Richard. Compassionate warning and advice to all, especially young persons
London : Printed for J. Luntley, 1708

Philips, John. Cyder : a poem.
London : Printed and sold by H. Hills, 1708

Bowen John. The reply of John Bowen, under sentence of death in Newgate… in relation to the killing of his son.
[London], 1708

Rogers, Nathan. Memoirs of Monmouth-shire, anciently call’d Gwent, and by the Saxons, Gwentland : shewing, When this county was subdued by the Romans, but never by the Saxons or Danes, not by the Normans, till King Henry II ... With an appendix, Of the case of Wentwood, with the severe usage and suffering of the tenants in the late reigns for defending their rights. London : Printed by J.M. for D. Brown, 1708

Santeüil, Monsieur de. Santeüilliana, ou les bons mots de Monsieur Santeüil, avec un abrege de la vie.
Joseph Crispin, 1708

Beveridge, William, Bishop of St. Asaph. Eglurhaad [sic] o gatechism yr Eglwys [The Church catechism explained. Welsh].
Llundain : A brintiwyd...gan Edm. Powel...a Rob. Whitledge..., 1708

Blanckaert, Stephen. The physical dictionary, wherein the terms of anatomy, the names and causes of diseases, chirurgical instruments and their use are accurately described.
London, 1708

Palfyn, Jean. Description anatomique avec un traité des monsters. Leyden, 1708

The Post-Man and Historical Account
18 Sept 1708




A syllabus of the lectures on midwifery delivered at Guy’s Hospital, and at Dr Haighton’s Theatre.
London, 1808

The chirurgical works of Percivall Pott, surgeon.
London 1808

Heath, Charles. The excursion down the Wye from Ross to Monmouth.
Monmouth, 1808

Heath, Charles. Historical and descriptive accounts of Chepstow. Monmouth, 1808

Jones, G. The Welshman’s candle. Canwyll y Cymry: sef, gwaith y parchedig Mr Rees Pritchard.
Caerfyrddin, 1808

Effusions of love from Chatelar to Mary, Queen of Scotland. Translated from a Gaelic manuscript.
London, 1808

Lempriere, J. Universal biography; containing a copious account, critical and historical, of the life and characters, labours and actions of eminent persons.
London, 1808

[Almanac] Cyfaill llesawl / [compiled by Robert Roberts, Caergybi].
Dublin : Printed..., 1808

Clarkson, T. The history of the rise, progress and accomplishment of the abolition of the African slave-trade by the British Parliament London: Longman, 1808

London Chronicle
6 Feb 1808

Sherwood, Mrs. Two boys: or, the reward of truth.

Wakefield, P. Juvenile anecdotes, founded on facts

Wakefield, P. Sketches of human manners, delineated in stories intended to illustrate the characters, religion, and singular customs, of the inhabitants of different parts of the world.




Shakespeare, William. The tempest.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1908

Davies, W. H. The autobiography of a super-tramp.
London: A. C. Fifield, 1908

Bernard Shaw, G. The sanity of art: an exposure of the current nonsense about artists being degenerate.
London: New Age Press, 1908

Gwaith yr hen ficer. “Gelwais hon yn Ganwyll Cymro.” Llanuwchllyn: Ab Owen, 1908

21 October 1908

Moore, Norman. The history of the study of medicine in the British Isles.
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1908

Parsons, J. Herbert. The pathology of the eye.
London: OUP/Hodder & Stoughton, 1908

The diseases of children.
London: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1908

Bowen, Ivor. Statutes of Wales.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1908

Central Wales News Radnorshire Standard
4 March 1908

Y Brython
9 Ionawr 1908

Taff Vale Railway Bill Minutes of Proceedings, Lords and Commons
Cardiff, 1908




Evans, William Davies. [Dros gyfanfor a chyfandir. English.] Travels of a Welsh preacher in the U.S.A. : peregrinations of William Davies Evans during the later nineteenth century. Originally published in Welsh in 1883.
Llwyndyrys, Pwllheli : Gwasg Carreg Gwalch, 2008

Griffiths, Ralph A. In conversation with Napoleon Bonaparte : J.H. Vivian’s visit to the island of Elba. This new edition of Vivian’s memoir is based on the first printed edition of 1822.
Newport : South Wales Record Society, 2008

Huws, Daniel. Peniarth 28 : darluniau o Lyfr Cyfraith Hywel Dda = illustrations from a Welsh lawbook.
Aberystwyth : The National Library of Wales, 2008