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CARNES , EDWARD ( 1772? - 1828 ), bookseller and printer at Holywell, Flints.

It is possible that he started printing in June 1796 ; he may have been a bookseller before that. One of the best examples of his work is his edition, 1823 , of David Jones , Blodeu-Gerdd Cymry . His printing office was in Whitford Street in 1828 ; William Carnes , who was a bookbinder in Well Street at the same time, may have been his brother. Edward Carnes d. 25 May 1828 , of typhus fever , aged 58.

Sources:

  • Ifano Jones , A history of printing and printers in Wales to 1810, and of successive and related printers to 1923 , 1925

Author:

Sir William Llewelyn Davies, M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. (1887-1952), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959