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The Nation's First Library?

Calendar Thursday, 5 August 2021
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Eisteddfod 2021

Enthusiastic book collector Enoch Salisbury is almost a forgotten man today. But as the first to try (and fail) to create a National Library for Wales, there is much more to the history of this bookworm, and his vast collection of Welsh books.  

Was he an eccentric bankrupt, or a pioneer of his age? Join me as I discuss significant books from his collection, now being managed by Cardiff University, and decide for yourself... 

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