The Old Farmhouse
Hard Cover. London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd, 1961. Near Fine / Dust Jacket Included.
Translated from the Welsh by Waldo Williams. First edition. 8vo. Publisher's blue cloth, lettered in blue; white dust jacket with black and green lettering. Near fine book with light wear and very light stain to rear board; dust jacket with light soiling, wear to spine, and a 1" closed tear to spine head. Overall, a very good and attractive copy of a lovely story. The Old Farmhouse was originally written in Welsh, under the title Hen D? Ffarm. It embodies the oral story-telling tradition of Welsh culture, and as such was chosen by UNESCO to be translated to serve as a glimpse into both country life in England and this rural art form. Specifically, it is the story of a Carmarthenshire farmer who was born in 1885, and his stories of his grandfather's time.