Alderman Edward Harris wrote this ‘short survey’ of the history of Swansea in response to a “need for a brief, clear and readable, but inexpensive history…” in 1933. The book works forward through the history of the town as the Alderman knows and has researched it, resulting in a book filled with interesting paragraphs and short explanations of the town, from the discovery of a Roman villa in Oystermouth, Swansea during the civil wars, to the origins of Potato Street.
Cardiff, Western Mail & Echo Press, 1935. Hardback, 224 pages. The book shows signs of wear and general use. The cover is intact but had a few small dents and pencil marks on the cover. The inside shows some age colouring on the pages, but the binding is intact.
Please note, this book is second hand.