The man who collected 18,000 books about Wales

Image copyright Cardiff University Image caption Portrait of E G Salisbury – 1867: He was likewise a conspicuous barrister in north Wales

The life of a maverick Welsh collector who improved the first major library of records about Wales is being celebrated 200 times after his delivery.

Enoch Salisbury formed a collect of over 18,000 records about Welsh culture, politics, geography and beyond.

The Flintshire bibliophile’s work is now searched after by Cardiff University, who are welcoming parties to take a closer look.

The wide-ranging collection features journals in both English and Welsh.

Highlights include a uncommon portion of black Welsh history, a less than feelings phrasebook for English travellers in Wales and the scribbles of a noted Welsh forger and cultural pioneer.