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First Report of the Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire. AND Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission

First Report of the Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouthshire. AND Minutes of Evidence taken before the Royal Commission

Royal Commission on Land in Wales and Monmouth NF, 7 Vols 1894-1896. Reports, Minutes & Appendices. Fascinating & unique collection of information on Farming Farm working & Owning in Wales! All in modern blue cloth, gilt tooling & titles to red cloth label to spines. Internally: Vol 1, 1894, (Report), [3], (v-vii), [1], [3], (iv-xx), [1], 2-898 pp. Vol 2, 1894, (Minutes of Evidence), [2], (iii-x), [1], 2-958 pp. Vol 3, 1895, (Minutes), (ii-xi), [1], [1], 2-1054 pp. Vol 4, 1895, (Minutes), [2], [1], (ii-ix), [1], [1], 2-956 pp. Vol 5, 1896, (Minutes), [2], [1], (ii-vii), [1], [1], 2-806 pp. [Vol 6], 1896, (Report), [2], [1], (II-X), [1], 2-962pp, 17 illustrations (mostly folding & coloured), (lacking No 6-The Ogam Alphabet illustration). [Vol 7], 1896, (Appendices to the Report), [4], [3], 4-507 pp, 5 plans (large folding). New endpapers, Law society oval stamo to TP of Vol 1 & 3, evidence of removed bookplate to fpds. Uncommon. The last time this run came up for auction was 1939 at Sothebys! (210*317 mm approx for all) 2 volumes complete. In blue leather covers with brown leather spine, blind tooling, corners bumped very lightly. Spine has faded slightly, has tooling and title in gilt, edges worn and bumped a little. Internally both volumes have floral endpapers, with an ink name and address to them. Vol 1, (x), 476 pp, 12 maps and illustrations, light foxing to blank pages. Vol 2, 477-962 pp, missing end blank page. A nice copy of an important title.