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Legends of King Arthur; (Three Volumes in a Single Slipcase) Arthur, Tristan & the Holy Grail

By: Barber, Richard; (Illustrated by) Roman Pisarev

Price: £17.00

Publisher: London, The Folio Society: 2003

Edition: 4th PRINTING

Seller ID: 110856

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


In a dark green slipcase that has bright gilt titling and very minor black smudges to the side. Quarterbound Illustrated green paper boards with bright gilt titling on a green cloth spine. No dustjacket, as issued. The tips of the corners are very slightly rubbed from putting the books in and out of the slipcase and the first few pages of the introduction to the 'Holy Grail' are creased, otherwise there are no Inscriptions or other Marks. Charmingly Illustrated in b/w by Roman Pisarev. Acknowledgements; Further reading. Overall, apart from the minor 'faults', as detailed above, this an Excelle... View more info

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CARMARTHENSHIRE STUDIES. Essays presented to Major Francis Jones

By: Barnes, Tudor and Yates, Nigel (Editors)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire County Council: 1974

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119563

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial laminated car covers. Some light corner rubbing, some very light corner creases, a little discolouration and small marks to the plain rear cover o/w near VG. Internally a mark above the 'M' of the printed title, but o/w No Inscriptions or other Marks. Illustrated with 16 plates, (Coloured Frontispiece, the rest are b/w) 18 figs and diagrams, etc, and 14 Maps. 266 pages, including a Subscribers list and Index. Essays include 'Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Roman Carmarthen', 'Historical Domestic Architecture in Dyfed', The Carmarthenshire Poss... View more info

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The Wine Bird (SIGNED Copy)

By: Barnie, John

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Llandyssul, Cardigan, South Wales UK, Gomer Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 113426

ISBN: 1859025528

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


SIGNED presentation copy - Signed by the Author on the Title page. Correct title is 'THE WINE BIRD' and NOT 'The Winebird' - as Amazon have it listed! Together with a loose postcard, hand-written and also Signed by the Author. In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. 56 pps. " A collection of 19 short fiction works presenting portraits of various lonely characters, their hopes and fears, and their individuality while facing life and death, set against two differing backgrounds - the Welsh Borders and Mississippi. ". Poet and essayist. John was ... View more info

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Starling Benson of Swansea

By: Bayliffe, Dorothy M. & Joan N. Harding

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Cowbridge And Bridgend, D.Brown & Sons Ltd: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 119566

ISBN: 1872808425

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. The book focuses on the role played by Starling Benson in the History of Victorian Swansea. (xiv) + 303pp. Monochrome & other illustrations, maps, bibliography, index. Internally No Inscriptions or Marks. The very tips of the covers' corners are very very slightly 'rubbed' and there is a crease line to the bottom front cover o/w an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright copy. Smooth spine - Looks unread, unused but with very slight storage wear as noted above. See Images; Large 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

Changing Times Welsh Women Writing on the 1950s and 1960s

By: Beddoe, Deirdre

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Dinas Powys, Wales, UK, Honno: 2003

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 109901

ISBN: 1870206533

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. No Inscriptions or Marks. 284 pp. Illustrated in b/w. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "Documenting the experiences of women in the 1950s and 1960s by presenting their own autobiographical accounts, Changing Times features sections on a range of issues from childhood and chapel to unmarried mothers and the swinging sixties. The detailed introduction sets the accounts in context, illuminating the significance of women's lives during such changing times. This is the third in the au... View more info

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About Aberpergwm . the Home of the Williams Family in the Vale of Neath, Glamorgan

By: Belcham, Elizabeth F.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Aberpergwm, Glynneath, West Glamorgan, Heritage Ventures: 1992

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 119605

ISBN: 0952049104

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In green cloth-covered boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The pictorial dustjacket is about 3mm taller than the book, and is consequently lightly wrinkled with a small tear around top edge and the base colour of the d/j - cream - is lightly faded to a slightly lighter cream, there are a few tiny smudges/scratches which are only seen if held up to the light, and some edge discolouration to the rear d/j. All hardly noticable, and all titling and illustration are clear and bright = Negligible. The dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and look... View more info

Dafydd Ap Gwilym Fifty Poems

By: Bell H. Idris and David Bell (Translators & Editors)

Price: £18.00

Publisher: London, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: 1942

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 108487

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


'Buff' (beige-ish) boards with black titling to the spine. NO Dustjacket. In the series 'Y Cymmrodor' Volume XLVIII. The spine is lightly sunned and there is some foxing in the book and quite a few foxing spots to the page-edges, but otherwise the copy is in very good condition. There are a few neat pencil notes on the front pastedown and some light pencil underlining to the Introductory Essays, easily removable. A small neat former owner's name and date to the bottom of the ffep. There are Introductory Essays by the translators, on the Poet , his Poetry, and Poetic Art, and the poems are in b... View more info

Dafydd Ap Gwilym. Fifty Poems.

By: Bell H. Idris and David Bell (Translators & Editors)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion: 1943

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 108747

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


In the Series 'Y Cymmrodor' - Volume XLVIII. 'Buff' (beige-ish) boards with black titling to the spine. In the Scarce Original publisher's lettered dustjacket. A few creases, chips and a couple of closed tears to the slightly marked d/j, which is overall VG+. The head/tail of the spine is lightly bumped and there are quite a few foxing spots to the page-edges, but otherwise the copy is in Excellent condition. There is a neat former owner's name and date to the ffep. (xx) + 320 pp. There are Introductory Essays by the translators, on the Poet, his poetry, and poetic art, and the poems are in bo... View more info

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David Bellamy's Pembrokeshire (SIGNED Copy)

By: Bellamy, David

Price: £49.00

Publisher: Tiverton, Devon, Uk., Halsgrove,: 2004

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 114795

ISBN: 1841143537

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


In black cloth-bound boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. This 2004 Hardcover FIRST Edition, FIRST Printing is Near Fine in a VG Plus dust-jacket (the d/j neatly price-clipped to the front corner flap). The d/j has some minor edge creasing but is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. Very clean white page fore-edges. Flat SIGNED by the Author-Illustrator with just his name in black ink on the illustrated title page. NO other Inscriptions or Marks. 144 pp, with a Foreword by Jenny Keal; An Introduction and 6 further Chapters and A Final Word... View more info

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Cardiganshire. The Concise History (Volume 4 - The Histories of Wales)

By: Benbough-Jackson, Mike

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2007

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 114624

ISBN: 0708321119

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No Dustjacket as issued. AS NEW. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xi) + (1) + 166 pp. Notes ; Select Bibliography ; Index. Looks UNREAD/UNUSED - smooth spine. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright, NEW unmarked copy. " This volume charts the past of the historic county of Cardiganshire from the last ice age to the end of the twentieth century when it was officially renamed Ceredigion. Many facets of this county's lively history - economic, political, cultural and social - are explored chronologically within this dynamic work. Cardigan... View more info

I Sang in My Chains . Essays and Poems in Tribute to Dylan Thomas

By: Bennett, Gilbert; Eryl Jenkins & Eurwen Price (edited by)

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Probably Swansea?, Dylan Thomas Society of Great Britain: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111778

ISBN: 0954583906

Condition: Fine with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy decorated card covers. No dustjacket as issued. Some light 'smudging' to the covers from sitting on a shelf and being handled but only seen if held up to the light - negligible - o/w Near 'As New'. NO Inscriptions or Marks. (viii) + 135 pp. Authors and the Essays/Articles/Poems include: - 'Memoirs' - Aeronwy Thomas; 'Portrait of a Friend' - Gwen Watkins; 'A Sweet Union' ? : 'Dylan Thomas and Post-War American Poetry' - M. Wynn Thomas & Daniel Williams; 'Drowning' (Poem) -Aeronwy Thomas; 'Not in Rolph, Not in Maud: Byways in the Bibliography of Dylan Thomas' -... View more info

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Howell Harris and the Dawn of Revival

By: Bennett, Richard

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Bridgend, Mid-Glamorgan, Evangelical Press of Wales, Bryntirion: 1987

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 114739

ISBN: 185049035X

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


New Edition 1987 with a Revised Bibliography, and an added Index. FINE Unused copy in the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. Smooth, uncreased spine. NO Inscriptions or Marks. Looks unread. Introduction By D. M. Lloyd-Jones. 210 pp + 2 pp Adverts. An Excellent 'As New' copy. See Images. ; Small 8vo 7½" - 8" tall View more info

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STACKPOLE and the BENNIONS. Being the Autobiography of John E. Bennion. Edited by Roscoe Howells. (Signed by 'Young John', John E. Bennion's Son)

By: Bennion, John E. ; Roscoe Howells (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Gomerian Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114655

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


Bound in grey cloth boards, titled in black, with some stains to the rear cover. In a slightly discoloured, scratched, rubbed and chipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks much better. Internally some tan coloured offsetting to the endpapers. SIGNED on the front free endpaper by 'John Bennion' who was the son of the author. This copy came from library of the late Editor, Roscoe Howells. 159 pp. Illustrated in b/w with 10 full page plates. The story of John E. Bennion and his family farming in Pembrokeshire at Stackpole.... View more info

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The Gwentian Poems of Dafydd Benwyn. A selection from the works of Dafydd Benwyn. The Tudor bard of the Morgans of Tredegar. Arranged with notes and introduction by J. Kyrle Fletcher (SIGNED by the Compiler - J. Kyrle Fletcher)

By: Benwyn Dafydd - Arranged, with Notes and Introduction, by J. Kyrle Fletcher

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Rees' Electric Printing Works: 1909

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: M006641

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


A good hardback book with the signed and dated (1912) dedication by J. Kyrle Fletcher, who arranged this collection, etc, in the top margin of the title page, to a Mr J. Rees-Jones. The signature of Mr Rees-Jones, the former owner of this dedication, is written by him inside the front cover. Green cloth boards with gilt titling to the front cover. Fading to the unlettered spine. 51 pp. Mild tanning/foxing to page edges and endpapers, rusting to staples, which are only seen on the endpapers, A few very small ink amendments/alterations by the Editor in the book, otherwise Internally VERY clean a... View more info

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Who are the Welsh? and Other Essays

By: Bevan John, Rhys

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Western Mail Limited: 1930

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113410

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A Thick Grey card covered booklet, clean but with discoloured edges, and centrally stapled. 8 1/2" tall. Staples rusted. 45 pages. Foxing (light brown spotting) and light dust to page edges, and light foxing to some of the pages/inner gutters, but Overall a generally clean and tight copy. No Inscriptions or other Marks. Apart from the Title essay 'Who are the Welsh? ', other Essays in the book are Welsh related : - The Romance of the Romance (Welsh Literature) ; Taffy was a Thief (Welsh Pirates) ; The Welsh Long-bow; Tooth and Nail ( The Welsh Diet). See images. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall View more info

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Lewis Morris and the Cardiganshire Mines

By: BICK, David and Philip Wyn Davies

Price: £11.50

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1994

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114959

ISBN: 090715865X

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Bought NEW and never read. FINE clean grey boards with bright gilt titling to spine. In the original publisher's FINE pictorial dust-jacket. The dust-jacket is Not clipped. Illustrated endpapers. NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks. Black and white portrait frontispiece of Lewis Morris. (x) + 89pp. Many b/w illustrations, maps, charts, etc, throughout, and a Large fold-out colour-tinted 'Plan of the Mannor of Perverth' at the end of the book. " Born in Anglesey in 1701, Lewis Morris was a surveyor who settled in Cardiganshire in 1742, producung a detailed report on the mines in the hill country to th... View more info

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King Arthur's Round Table: An Archaeological Investigation.

By: Biddle Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk , UK, The Boydell Press.: 2000

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: M010733

ISBN: 0851156266

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A Near Fine hardback book. Could pass for new - may be unread - but a large former owner's label on front endpaper. No other inscription or markings. Red cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dust-jacket. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks Fine. (xxxvi) + 533 pp. Illustrated in b/w and colour with 14 chapters, 2 appendices, index, 28 plates, 169 figures, 20 tables, index. Looks at the Round Table in literature & legend; Its construction & dating; The painting; And it's symbolism in the historic... View more info

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The Life of Henry Prince of Wales, Eldest Son of King James 1. Compiled Chiefly from His Own Papers, and Other Manuscripts, Never before Published.

By: Birch Thomas

Price: £120.00

Publisher: Dublin, Ireland, G. Faulkner, in Essex Street,: 1760

Edition: First Irish Edition

Seller ID: 113027

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


This Dublin first edition is same year as the London first edition. Contemporary full calf - sound but with some damage to the leather. There is a 1" split/loss to the front top inner hinge, the rear bottom hinge is splitting (0.75") and the leather generally is scratched/marked/rubbed with some patches surface rubbed or completely missing the leather. The spine has 7 gilt bands (not raised) and a (chipped) burgundy leather Title label lettered in gilt. Overall the hinges are Tight and the covers sound - the spine looks reasonably good on the shelf. (2 blank endpapers - almost detached... View more info

Iorwerth A'R Deinosor . Welsh Edition of ' Gumdrop and the Dinosaur'

By: Biro, Val

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cardiff, Gwasg y Dref Wen: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 111729

ISBN: 0946962421

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


Welsh Language Book. Laminated pictorial boards with black titling to the spine and front cover. No dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are No Inscriptions or Marks. Unpaginated. Illustrated with delighful colour line drawings by Val Biro. Overall, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'As New' copy. "Mr Oldcastle inadvertently turns Gumdrop into a time machine which takes them all into a prehistoric landscape - complete with dinosaurs. Formal introductions over the increasingly weird and wonderful collection of creatures grant Gumdrop the title of 'honorary dinosaur'. ;... View more info

Wales in Cameracolour

By: Bloemendal, F. A. H.; Hollingsworth, Alan

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Ian Allan: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 107658

ISBN: 0711008027

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


NOT PRICE CLIPPED, split to dustwrap approx 3cm. Clean beige coloured boards with bright gilt titling to spine. NO INSCRIPTIONS. Hinges sound. 111pp. Profusely illustrated with full page colour photographs of the Welsh countryside with accompanying text. Glossary of Welsh Place Name terms.; 107658; 4to View more info