['A Llanbrynmair Farmer'.] Printed pamphlet: 'Letters on Improvements, addressed to Landlords and Road Commissioners, with a Petition to Parliament for a Cheap Ocean Postage; and a Memorial to the Prime Minister for Franchise Reforms.'

'A Llanbrynmair Farmer' [Rev. Samuel Roberts (1800-1885), Welsh author on economic matters, and advocate of postal reform] [Royal Mail; the Post Office; postal reform; transatlantic postage]
Publication details: 
'Albion Office: Published and Sold by the Rev. S. Roberts, Llanbrynmair; and Henry Parry, Printer, Horse-market, Newtown.' 1852.
SKU: 13936

59pp., 12mo. Stitched. Front wrap present, with the title printed within an ornate border on yellow paper, and the price given as sixpence. In fair condition, on aged paper, with dog-eared corner and slight loss at foot of the worn front wrap. Two ownership inscriptions: 'David Davies his Book' on the inside wrap, and 'David Davies his Book | 1852 | Tynyfawnay Llanfair | Montgomeryshire'. An 'Advertisement' by Roberts under the initial 'R.' reads: 'Some of the following Letters have appeared in the "Shrewsbury Chronicle," and the "Midland Counties Herald," and the "Carnarvon Herald," and the "Hereford Times," and the "Times;" bu the others are now for the first time published: and attention is particularly requested to the suggestive History of "CIL-HAUL FARM," as detailed in Letter II. to Landlords and Tenants; and to the Memorials for Postal and Franchise Reforms.' The twelve letters are: 'Landlords and Tenants', 'History of Farmer Careful, of Cil-haud-uchaf', 'A Rail to Newtown', 'Turnpike Gates. - To Thomas Penson, Esquire', 'The Turnpike Gate System', 'Mail-Route between Welshpool and Aberystwith', 'Letter to the Right Hon. the Earl of Powis', 'Letter to B. Churchill, Esquire', 'Letter to the Shrewsbury Chronicle', 'A Road from Cann-office to Llanbrynmair', 'Ocean Postage. - Petition to Parliament', 'Franchise Reform. - Memorial to Lord John Russell'. Scarce: the only copies traced at the British Library, Cardiff and the National Library of Wales.