The Meini Hirion and Sarns of Anglesey. Considered in relation to the early hundred system. William EVANS, Wil Ifan O. Fon.

The Meini Hirion and Sarns of Anglesey. Considered in relation to the early hundred system.

Published by the Author at Pen-y-Bont, Red Wharf Bay, Anglesey. 1927. First (and only edition, until very recently when the printers did a facsimile). 8vo. 54pp. Later cloth binding with titles to spine and upper in gilt. A little foxing and toning to sheets else fine. Binding is unmarked. A fascinating exploration of the standing stones of Anglesey and their possible function as a kind of prehistoric GPS system...apart from tying in to the whole ley-line/long straight track theoretical thornbush this small privately printed volume is primarily an example of strenuous and diligently technical amateur archaeology at its very best. There's a small subscribers list in the rear which probably lists every other member of the 1920's Anglesey Archaeology Club and the whole production is very clearly a labour of love, pride and old fashioned curiosity. Amongst other interesting detail is the rather depressing fact that whilst Mr. Evans lists and surveys over 300 standing stones and prehistoric monuments on Anglesey...if you were to retrace his steps today it is unlikely that you would find a third of that number. A fascinating record of history that is now completely lost. Apparently not met with critical acclaim upon its small run of publication, the book all but disappeared until partially ressurected by the resugence of interest in amateur antiquarianism encouraged by people like Julian Cope. Item #44914

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