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Poetry Wales. Volume 13 Number 2 Autumn 1977 (Signed by Dannie Abse)

By: Ward, J. P.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Wales, Poetry Wales: 1977

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 002454

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


October 1977. Contents include; 6 new poems Dannie Abse; predicaments of otherness, 31pp plus photograph. SIGNED BY DANNIE ABSE. NO OTHER INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT. 123 pp.; 002454; 8vo; Signed by One Author View more info

Local Government of Newport 1835-1935

By: Warner, John (Borough Librarian)

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Newport, South Wales, Newport Corporation, Municipal Corporations Centenary Committee.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113266

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


71 pp. Blue Decorated Card covers (very sl. Fading/discolouration to edges, and sl. Rusting to staples) - with the Arms of Newport on the front cover and the Title Page. Contents include articles on Early History, Ordinances 1711, Improvement Commissioners, 1826 - 1850, The Corporation in 1833, Extensions of the Borough, Police and Justices, Overseers of the Poor, Water Supply, Public Health, Docks, Harbours, Education, Libraries, Museums, Art Gallery, etc, All relating to Newport, South Wales. No Inscriptions or Marks. Unused/Unread just discoloured with age. Internally FINE. Overall an Excel... View more info

A Hundred Years of Schooling . The Story of St. German's Schools, Roath, Cardiff 1873-1973

By: Waters, H. C. ; F. M. A. Jones; V. E. M. Fisher; and K. M. Evans

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cardiff, St German's School Managers: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112097

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Yellow/black pictorial card covers. No dustjacket, as issued. There are a few stain marks to the front outer edge (1" in ) of the card covers and light foxing (brown) spots to the page fore-edges and to the front free-endpapers. There is also some edge-wear- scuffing and creasing - to the corners of the card covers, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 58 pp. Ilustrated with b/w plates. Four Appendices. Contents include 'The Boys' School 1873-1944; The Girls' School 1875-1944; The mIXED sCHOOL 1944-1973; The Infants' School 1875-1973; List of Teachers; Managers; Clegy.... Ov... View more info

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The Romance of Parish Registers. Foreword by The Lord Bishop of Norwich.

By: Waterville-Muncey, R.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Lincoln Williams (Publishers) Ltd: 1933

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114388

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth, gilt titling to spine, spine base colour and gilt slightly dulled. The front cover, spine and another section of the DUSTJACKET are all pasted onto the front endpaper. On the same page is a single oblong light blue 'Withdrawn' stamp from a local LIBRARY, but there are NO other library marks anywhere in or on the book. A review of the book from the 'Church Times' 1933 is pasted opposite the half title - with a little offsetting to the Half Title. (xv) + 156 pp. Black and White Frontispiece. A Concise History of Registers, etc, with fascinating extracts. In green ink on the title pag... View more info

Ystorya Bown De Hamtwn Cyfieithiad Canol Y Drydedd Ganrif Ar Ddeg O La Geste De Boun De Hamtone (The Story of Bevis of Hampton)

By: Watkin Morgan (Rhagymadrodd, Nodiadau, A Geirfa)

Price: £40.00

Publisher: Caerdydd (cardiff), Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru: 1958

Edition: First Edition Thus

Seller ID: 108448

Condition: Very Good+ in Fair dust jacket


"The Welsh Language Edition of the text preserved in the White Book of Rhydderch Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (c.1350-) with an introduction and notes. The text is a thirteenth-century translation of a lost Anglo-Norman 'La Geste de Boun de Hamtone'. It blends elements from romance, epic, folk-tales and saints' legends: the hero fights with dragons and Saracens, travels widely, and marries a (converted) princess. The story was widely popular all over Europe, and exists in many vernacular versions. The Welsh rendering belongs to the same literary milieu as the Charlemagne tales, and the translator'... View more info

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Cast to the Winds. The Life and Work of Penry Williams (1802-1885)

By: Webley, Derrick Pritchard

Price: £35.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, The National Library of Wales: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113590

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Clean yellow boards with bright gilt titling to spine. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. No date (1994/ 1997? Probably the latter? ) NOT price clipped. A NEW UNUSED/UNREAD COPY. NO inscriptions or marks. 144 pp, numerous colour and black/white illustrations. "Accomplished artist and sophisticated socialite...British Roman artist...this is the first substantial study of Penry Williams and his work...There are over one hundred and forty illustrations from international collections." . An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'AS NEW' copy . ; 4to 11" - 13" tall View more info

John Wesley in Wales 1739-1790. Entries from His Journal and Diary Relating to Wales. Edited, with an Introduction, by A. H. Williams

By: Wesley John; Williams A. H. (editor)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112523

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Dark Green Boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's decorated/pictorial dustjacket. Despite its status as an Ex-Library copy there are NO Library markings to the outside of the covers or dustjacket. Inside on the front endpapers are some traces of removed labels, a 'Discarded' stamp and a small (1.75 cm in diameter) round library stamp. The rear endpaper also has one small circular library stamp and 'Stack 8/91' stamped/written on. A small black line runs across the top page edges and hese small round stamps are scattered here and there throughout the book plus... View more info

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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. A Middle-English Arthurian Romance Retold in Modern Prose, with Introduction & Notes, by Jessie L. Weston... With Designs by M. M. Crawford.

By: Weston Jessie L (retold by with notes)

Price: £45.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt at the Sign of the Phoenix, Long Acre,: 1900

Edition: Second Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114619

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Beige pictorial boards, with a delightful 'Art' Nouveau' illustration to the front cover stamped in blue, green and gold, and titled in black in the illustration and to the spine. Some very light wear and very slight discolouration to the beige but overall very good. This is the First Printing of the Second Edition which was newly published with some revisions. Top edge gilt, the remaining page fore-edges slightly irregular, as published, and lightly 'toned' with some foxing spots (pale brown spotting) Internally some light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers and a former owner's name a... View more info

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The Story of Tristan & Iseult. Rendered Into English from the German of Gottfried von Strassburg by Jesse L. Watson... With Designs by Caroline Watts. Volume One ONLY.

By: Weston, Jessie L. (Trans From The German Of Gottfried Von Strassburg)

Price: £175.00

Publisher: London, David Nutt,: 1902

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 114620

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


VOLUME ONE ONLY. Second Impression 1902. Beige pictorial boards, with a delightful 'Art' Nouveau' illustration to the front cover stamped in blue, green and gold, and titled in black in the illustration and to the spine. Some very light wear to the tips of the corners but overall Very Good Plus. Top edge gilt, the remaining page fore-edges slightly irregular, as published, and with just a few scattered foxing spots (pale brown spotting) to the very edges. Internally some light offsetting to the front and rear endpapers. An odd tiny foxing spot (tiny pale yellowy spotting) here and there, but m... View more info

Writing the Future Lazamon's Prophetic History

By: Wickham-Crowley, Kelley M.

Price: £35.50

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 108539

ISBN: 0708317146

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Dark Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The corners are sl. 'bumped'. In the original publisher's decorated dustjacket." Dustjacket is Not clipped. (viii + (2) + 182 pp. Lazamon's Brut - a twelfth-century verse history of Britain from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the seventh-century Cadwalader - is the first major work in English after the Norman Conquest and also marks the first appearance of the Arthurian legends in English. Previous Brut scholarship has tended to focus on the philological and linguistic aspects of the text, despite its historical importance and i... View more info

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The Welsh Cottage. Building Traditions of the Rural Poor, 1750-1900

By: Wiliam, Eurwyn

Price: £110.00

Publisher: Aberystwyth, Royal Commission On the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Wales: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114052

ISBN: 1871184371

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


A MINT copy. FINE Brown cloth boards with bright gilt titling and a bright gilt Welsh Dragon to the front board. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. Clean white page fore-edges. NO INSCRIPTIONS OR MARKS. 288 pp. Illustrated throughout in b/w and colour. CONTENTS = Foreward by Lord Dafydd Elis-Thomas. Preface. Chapter 1 - Introduction: Home-made Homes; Sources. Chapter 2 - Geography and Settlement: The Geography of Wales; Settlement History; Enclosures and Squatters. Chapter 3 - Traditional Buildings in Wales: Vernacular Building; Farmhouses; Cottagers & Cottages; The Ty Unnos; Pl... View more info

Legendary Stories of Wales

By: Wilkie, E. M.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap & Company: 1934

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112809

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Original 1934 First Edition. Decorative art deco blue cloth boards with black titling to the spine. No dustjacket. There are patches of foxing (brown) spots the page fore-edges and to the half-title page. There are a few very light negligible (? Thumbing/smudge ? ) Marks to the covers, Otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. 252 pp. Illustrated with b/w plates. Overall, this is an Excellent, Very Clean, Tight and Bright,' Very Good ' copy. "Collection of Welsh mythological stories. Some from the Mabinogion, others from other and obscure sources. A good number of these are Arthu... View more info

John Frost. A Study in Chartism.

By: Williams David

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press Board: 1939

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113050

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's (brick-red) cloth boards with gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. The base colour to the spine is very lightly sunned/faded but all lettering/titling is still clear and bright. A couple of small (? Ink) spots above the title. Internally the front free endpaper and half title have some foxing spotting but the rest of the book completely free of any marks/foxing. No Inscriptions or Marks. (14) + 355 pp. Black and white portrait frontispiece of John Frost; Map of the March on Newport; and a Ground Plan of Westgate Hotel. Overall an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and... View more info

Llyfryddiaeth Yr Iaith Gymraeg

By: Williams J. E. Caerwyn (Golygwyd Gan)

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Caerdydd (Cardiff), Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112963

ISBN: 0708310257

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Ex-REFERENCE Library with Minimal markings. Blue cloth boards with Bright Gilt Titling to the spine. In the original publishers' lettered dustjacket. One small inked line across the top edge. A Label, numbers and traces of small removed labels to the front free endpaper only; traces of a small label removed and a date on the rear free endpaper; and one stamp at the end of the text, o/w NO other markings at all. None on the dustjacket. A VERY Clean Tight and Bright copy. (xxiv) + 283 pp. WELSH TEXT. Trefnwyd gan Marian Beech Hughes. Welsh Language Bibliography. Bibliography of the Welsh Languag... View more info

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Hanes Bethel Tymbl

By: Williams Parch J. S.

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Tymbl ( Tumble) , South West Wales. UK, Eglwys Bethel, Tymbl: 1954

Edition: Presumed First UK Edition

Seller ID: 114519

Condition: Very Good+ with No dust jacket as issued


In red, textured, card covers with (slightly tarnished) gilt titling to the front cover. All text in WELSH. A Local Chapel History. 40 pages with 5 photo Illustrations in b/w, and a b/w chart. NO Inscriptions or marks - a few creased tips to some corners, but o/w Excellent inside. Very Clean, tight and bright - quite scarce. See Images. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall View more info

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Cerddi Robert Williams Parry. Detholiad Gyda Rhagymadrodd Gan Thomas Parry

By: Williams Parry, Robert

Price: £310.00

Publisher: Y Drenewydd, Powys ( Newtown, Powys ), Gwasg Gregynog (Gregynog Press): 1980

Edition: Limited Edition No. 167/200

Seller ID: 113309

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Quarter bound in dark green goatskin, black rule, with green buckram boards. The title embossed in blind on the upper cover and titling in bright gold to the spine. This is No 167 of a Limited Edition of 230 copies of which only 200 numbered copies are for sale (originally published in December 1980 at £112.00 apparently). 15 copies were 'Specials'. This copy has a little light damp staining to the bottom and front edge of the front board (around 2" at it's deepest) but this is hardly noticable as it melds neatly into the exisiting colour, all that is slightly different is the patina in t... View more info

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Facsimile Reproduction of Y Seint Greal. the Holy Grail. Edited and Translated by the Reverend Robert Williams, M. A. in 1876 . (Text in Welsh and English)

By: Williams The Reverend Robert (This New Illustrated Edition Produced/Compiled by Jane Frost)

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Pwllheli, Gwynedd, Wales, UK, Jones (Wales) Publishers: 1987

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 114960

Condition: Near Fine in Good dust jacket


Text in both WELSH & ENGLISH. Maroon textured boards, simulating a leather look, (leatherette) with Bright Gilt titling/Celtic decoration to the spine, and the same, but larger, Celtic decoration and Titling in Bright Gilt to the front cover. In the original publisher's identically decorated maroon/gilt dustjacket. NOTE: There is a stain on the top right, and top of the inner flap, of the dustjacket, together with some creasing to the same area, but the dustjacket is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and it looks Near Fine, APART from the top inner front flap w... View more info

Transit over Roadways, Waterways and Railways in its Relation to the Commercial Development of the Country, with a Special Reference to the County of Glamorgan (Transit and Commerce Illustrated)

By: Williams W. E.

Price: £22.00

Publisher: Swansea, South Wales Daily Post: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113112

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


In the original black cloth boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front board. Base colour to the spine and edges of the boards faded slightly, but not the lettering. There is a small split (1cm) to the foot of the edge of the spine and a couple of small chips to the top of the spine. The corners are lightly bumped, but the bottom front corner is more heavily bumped with a little loss to the cloth. Overall the boards are Very Clean and Tight. All Hinges Secure. The endpapers are browned, but internally the Contents are Excellent - Tight and Clean. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 95 pp + 1... View more info

Atgofion Am John Pugh . Sylfaenydd Symudiad Ymosodol Y Methodistiaid Calfinaidd

By: Williams, Annie Pugh

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Llandysul, Gwasg Gomer: (1944)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 112283

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Welsh Language Text. Grey paper boards with black titling on a white cloth spine. No Dustjacket, presumed as issued. There are light speckle marks to the boards and the former owner has written their name and date in blue ink to the front free-endpaper. There are NO other inscriptions or marks. 68 pp. Illustrated with one b/w frontispiece of John Pugh. Overall, this is a Clean, Tight and Secure,' Very Good Plus' copy. "The Calvinistic Methodist minister John Pugh (1846-1907) was born at New Mills, Montgomeryshire. While Superintendent at Clifton Street (Cardiff) , he started 48 mission hal... View more info

Tourmalet (Yn Gymraeg a Saesneg) Ac Ysgrifau Crwydryn

By: Williams, D P

Price: £10.00

Seller ID: 107684

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


Mainly Welsh text, some English. No date, 1940/50's. Stiff boards, clean, clear black titling to front board. Hinges sound. Previous owners name written to front endpaper. 89pp. Black and white frontispiece. Internally excellent, CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 107684; 8vo View more info