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until well on in the seventies, after he had gone to reside
in Liverpool. His first extensive purchase of Welsh Books
was on April 7th, 1875, followed in September and October
of the same year by the acquisition of a large number of
eighteenth century classics. The following list which gives
the date of purchase of some well-known books, together
with the price paid, will not be without interest to the book
collector :­
s. d.
Psalmau W. Middleton. 1603. Oct. 7, 1881. 7 6
Bedydd J. Owen. 1693. Jan. 8, 1882. gift.
Powell's Cambria. 1584. April 26, 1884. 40 o
Trugaredd a Barn. 1715. March 16, 1886. 1 0
Bibl Dr. Morgan. 1588. Impf. August 23, 1886. 3 o
Theomemphus. 1764. April 24, 1886 2 6
J. D. Rhys's Grammar. 1592. May 24, 1888. gift.
Drych y Prif Oesoedd. 1716. June 15, 1888. 3 6
Aleluia (W. Williams) parts 2, 3, 4,
5 and 6. 1745-47. August 25, 1887. 0 4
Llyfr Gweddi. 1634. Jan. 20, 1889. 6 o
Y Ffydd Ddiffuant. 1677. do. 3 o
Bibl. 1690. do. 1 0
Llyfr Homiliau. 1606. do. 7 6
Perl y Cymro. 1655. Sept. 2, 1892. 5 o
Allwydd Paradwys. 1670. 12 o
Rheol Buchedd Sanctaidd. 1701. 1 6
He picked up the exceedingly rare edition of the Aleluia
of W. Williams at a bookstall in Carnarvon for four pence,
and he always referred to this as his luckiest find. The sixth
part was previously unknown to book collectors, though it
was of great importance, as it proved that Williams was
not the author of several well-known hymns which had been
attributed to him. Mr. Jones was probably the leading
authority of his time on Welsh Hymnology, and to him is
due the credit of settling many knotty points as to the
authorship of hymns.
He had in his library over a hundred different collec-
tions and editions of Welsh hymns printed in the eighteenth
century, and some of them are possibly still unique, in spite
of the extraordinary impetus given to Welsh book collecting
within the last ten years. His collection of books of a
secondary interest, such as books written by Welshmen or
on Wales in the English language, is by no means a large
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