Lot 159: Welsh Mining



2015-06-29 14:47:46

Lot 159: Welsh Mining. A manuscript volume of retained copies of letters and reports and watercolour diagrams compiled by Lewis Ambrose Williams (1814-1873, Mineral Surveyor) between 1849 and 1868, approximately 235 pages, detailed reports include 'upon the Glamorgan Coal & Coke Company Works', 'Report of the Coal lying under Cruglas Property situate in the Parish of Coychurch, Glamorgan, the Property of Mr William Thomas', 'Report of Survey of the Pontypridd Colliery', & numerous other properties, the final entry is a copy of his advertisement for funds in developing the Lanhanan Colliery and a copy of his reply to a prospective investor, at the other end of the volume are 4 pages entitled 'Measurements of Superfices & of Solids, with diagrams, also included are 6 geological sections, 3 in watercolour and 7 watercolour drawings of mine heads and machinery, some fraying and dampstaining mostly to margins of first few leaves, contemporary ha Dominic Winter's Printed Books, Maps & Ephemera Auction June 2015 Wednesday, 10th June 2015 Estimate: £250-350
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