File NLW MS 23704C. - John William Bythell poems,

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NLW MS 23704C.


John William Bythell poems,


  • [1825] / (Creation)

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iv, 40 ff. (paginated 1-79; blank from p. 75) ; 230 x 185 mm. Bound in green morocco with blind tooling, double gold fillet on covers and gold-stamped decoration on spine; 'POEMS' in blind and 'MS' in gold on spine; marbled endpapers.

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'Some of the Earlier Poems of John William Bythell' on f. iv.

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Dylans Bookstore; Swansea; Purchase (with NLW MS 23703B and Papurau'r Parchedig E. R. Williams, Patagonia); November 1997; B1997/43.

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A manuscript volume, [1825] (watermarks 1822, 1824), containing autograph drafts of poems, some of Welsh interest, by John William Bythell, attorney, of Shoplatch, Shrewsbury, with numerous emendations and deletions in pencil.
A few of the poems had previously appeared in The Salopian Journal and the Shrewsbury Chronicle; many were later published in his Salopia, The News-Room and Other Poems (London & Shrewsbury, 1841). Included is a parody of a poem by Thomas Moore (pp. 18-20).

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For other poems by Bythell see NLW MS 19186B.

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23704C.

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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Description follows NLW guidelines based on ISAD(G) 2nd ed.; AACR2; and LCSH


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May 2009.


  • English



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Description revised by Rhys Morgan Jones;

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  • Text: NLW MS 23704C.