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Letters from Wales

By: Abse, Joan

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Bridgend, Seren (The Book Imprint of Poetry Wales Press): 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113435

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


Brown boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. In the original publisher's lettered/decorated dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 336 pp. An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "This fascinating anthology of letters ranges over eight centuries of life in Wales and provides an enthralling commentary on its development. The letters bring Welsh history to life through vivid vignettes of personal experience and all too human opinion. While seemingly devoted to events in Wales the correspondents are also measuring Wales' place in Bri... View more info

Celtic Art in Pagan and Christian Times . Second Edition, Revised.

By: Allen, J. Romilly

Price: £30.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co. Ltd.: 1912

Edition: 2nd Edition Revised

Seller ID: 110981

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


Red boards with bright gilt titling to the spine and front cover. There is slight edge wear to the corners of the boards and the page fore-edges are uiniformly tanned with foxing (brown) spots. The endpapers are also browned. The paper/plates is/are generally Very Clean and the paper uniformly cream. There are NO Inscriptions or other Marks. (xxii) + 315pp. Illustrated with b/w prints. (Plates Collated). Index. Overall, apart from the 'faults' as detailed above, this is a Tight and Bright, Near 'Very Good' copy. "This work is an attempt to give a concise summary as to the origin and develo... View more info

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To Stay Alive

By: Anderson, Linda

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, The Bodley Head Ltd: 1984

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114699

ISBN: 0370308018

Condition: Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket


Light Tan boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. Front bottom corner bumped. In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket, which is NOT price-clipped. Dust-jacket by Les Wies. There are very light smudge marks to the dustjacket covers, which can only be seen if held up to the light. The d/j is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks FINE. The pages are lightly tanned due to the cheap paper used, otherwise there are NO inscriptions or other marks. Looks unread. 196 pp. Overall, this is a Very Clean, Tight and Bright, Near 'Fine' copy. "Linda A... View more info

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales, Adapted to the New Poor Law, Franchise, Municipal, and Ecclesiastical Arrangements, and Compiled with a Special Reference to the Lines of Railroad and Canal Communication...(volume 1)

By: Anon

Price: £95.00

Publisher: Glasgow, A FULLARTON & CO ND (?1866): (?1866)

Seller ID: 107776

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Title continues...as Existing at the Close of the year 1839 illustrated by a series of maps, forming a complete county atlas of England. Volume 1 only. A - G (ri) only. Leather covered boards with decorative edges, few small spots to front cover, light scrape to rear cover. Corners lightly bumped. Title label missing, blind stamp titling to spine. Includes articles in introduction on English and Welsh languages etc. Black and white frontispiece of 'London from theTower of Saint Saviour's', and 7 lovely strong imaged doubled fold Country maps of Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Ch... View more info

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Types of the British Army. Scots Guards

By: Anon

Price: £85.00

Publisher: Edinburgh, Stevenson, Clark & Co.: (1930)

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 109972

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


NO Date given - but another copy online gives it as c. 1930 - and the last print in the book is dated 1930 - so it is definitely around that date. In the original publisher's grey coloured card covers with a Ribbon binding, with the lettering/titling in dark blue, and with the Scots Guards insignia decorating the front cover. A little light shelfwear and a couple of biro marks on the covers but overall VG. (see photos) This is Volume 1 of a proposed series of Atholl Prints entitled "Types of the British Army". "The Portfolio contains 8 large ('tissue' guarded) coloured plates illus... View more info

Jack Yeats

By: Arnold, Bruce

Price: £25.00

Publisher: New Haven and London, Yale University Press: 1998

Edition: Presumed First Edition

Seller ID: 110265

ISBN: 0300075499

Condition: As New in Near Fine dust jacket


Stated 1998 on the Title page but has the letter 'B' (at the foot of the publishing detail - which may indicate a 2nd impression 1998? ) Either way it's exactly the same book/contents. HEAVY. Clean black boards with bright gilt titling to spine, In the original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is not price clipped. NO INSCRIPTIONS or Marks/Markings. (x) + 418pp, numerous colour and black/white illustrations -17 colour paintings on plates, 238 b/w photographs and illustrations. "The Biography and study of the work of the major Irish twentieth-century artist - Jack B. Yeats (... View more info

Bartholomew's Reduced Ordnance Survey Sheet 16 Braemar and Blair Athole for Tourists and Cyclists.

By: Bartholomew, J.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Edinburgh, John Bartholomew and Co. The Edinburgh Geographical Institute: N.D.

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 107224

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Mounted on cloth, edges of covers worn, slight stain to bottom corner of front cover, the Pocket Series of Touring maps, pencil Name/writing on map, small tears to edges of map where folded, overall very, clean and bright. No date. ; 107224; 8vo (small) View more info

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The Scenery and Antiquities of Ireland, Illustrated from Drawings by W. H. Bartlett - Volume II (Volume 2 of 2) ONLY

By: Bartlett, W. H. and (Text by) J. Stirling Coyne

Price: £165.00

Publisher: London, George Virtue: 1842

Edition: Presumed First Edition but Undated

Seller ID: 113713

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


NO Date or Edition shown - the consensus seems to be circa 1842 - and as the title page states that "Literary Portion of the Work" is only done by J. Stirling Coyne in this copy, I would assume that this may be a first, and that the copies with the addition of N. P. Willis are later, but I could be wrong. I can find little information on this. In a most attractive, quite sumptuous, full sage green leather, decorated/illustrated on both covers and the spine in gilt. The base colour to the spine has sunned from green to a tan colour, but all the gilt (Irish themed) illustration/titling i... 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

Watt

By: BECKETT, Samuel

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, John Calder: 1963

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 108045

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


Mottled/damp stained brown cloth covered boards. Poor covers but internally excellent. A rebinding copy? Hinges sound, NO INSCRIPTIONS. 255pp."...an account of the grotesque and improbable adventures of a fantastically logical Irish servant and his master, narrated with mordant wit and rooted in Beckett's own terrifying vision of despair." CLEAN TIGHT AND BRIGHT.; 108045; 8vo 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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A History of the Town of Belfast from the Earliest Times to the Close of the Eighteenth Century. & A History of the Town of Belfast from 1799 Till 1810 Together with Some Incidental Notices on Local Topics and Biographies of Many Well-Known Families. (2 Volumes Bound As One) - a Benn 'family related' item with an 1877 letter, etc.

By: Benn George

Price: £545.00

Publisher: London, Marcus Ward & Co. ,: 1877/80

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113607

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Benn's 'History of the Town of Belfast...' consists of two volumes, here bound together in full red leather with bright gilt titling and decoration. 5 raised bands to the spine with gilt decorated banding and gilt decoration in the compartments. A black leather title label with titling in gilt. The front and rear covers have gilt banding and the front cover has the Royal Coat of Arms in bright gilt in the centre. Some of the leather is rubbed/scraped to the edges in places and a small triangle of leather (approx 1cm x 1cm) is missing from the top front of the spine, together with a 4cm sliver ... 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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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

Culloden and the '45

By: Black, Jeremy

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton Publishing: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 109532

ISBN: 0750903759

Condition: As New with no dust jacket


In the original publisher's glossy pictorial card covers. No dustjacket as issued. There is a former owner's small b/w name and address sticker on the top corner of the front blank free endpaper o/w NO Inscriptions or Marks. (xiv) + 217 pp. Illustrated in b/w plus Maps in b/w. Overall An Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright 'As New' copy. "This book covers the bloody destruction at the battle of Culloden and looks at why the Jacobite rebellion fell apart. The book concentrates heavily on the wider political and military perspective of the time regarding the British government and its arm... View more info

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The Imperial Atlas of Modern Geography. An Extensive Series of Maps, Embracing the Most Recent Discoveries and the Latest Political Divisions of Territory in all Parts of the World. Compiled and Engraved from the Most Authentic Sources.

By: Blackie W. G.

Price: £1,050.00

Publisher: London, Blackie & Son.: 1860

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 113798

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


Modern? (ish) half leather, bound with a heavy plain black unlettered leather spine, with 4 raised bands, and corners over burgundy cloth boards. Reinforced inner hinge in blue 'cloth' with marbled paper endpapers stuck down to white card, and similar to the rear endpapers - which in this case should be 'endcards'. These 'endcards' have the half title and the last page stuck down to these white card endpapers. Possibly an Amateur binder? . Large Folio/Small Elephant Folio. Approx 38 cm x 31 cm (15" x 12.5"). (xi) + [i] + 100 maps plus Index 117 pp. These 100 numbered maps are hand-colo... View more info

Airman at the Helm A Wartime look at a Special Branch of Air-Sea Rescue. Eric Blackman's story of Training and Action that spilled over into Deep Sea Yachting.

By: Blackman, Eric

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Hampshire, UK, Kenneth Mason: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 110088

ISBN: 0859371670

Condition: Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket


Blue boards with bright gilt titling to the spine. The book has a very slight 'lean' due to storage, and the very top and bottom edges have a thin line of fading but overall are VG. In the Original publisher's pictorial dustjacket. The dustjacket is NOT price clipped. The page fore-edges are VERY slightly foxed. NO Inscriptions or Marks. 116 pp. Illustrated in b/w. Overall, apart from the minor faults mentioned above, this is an Excellent Very Clean, Tight and Bright Near 'Fine' copy in its Original dustjacket. " "Bombing up" a Catalina flying boat. I was "promoted" to deck... View more info

Wild Wales. An Account of the People, Language and Scenery With an Introduction by Bryan Rhys

By: Borrow, George

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London And Glasgow, Collins: 1939

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 112721

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


NO Date but a short neat Xmas note dated 1939 on the reverse of the ffep. Very Clean Green textured leatherette (? ) with very bright gilt titling/logo to the spine. A very nice crisp copy almost Near Fine. The page fore-edges have some very light foxing spots. Top edge pale green (? Blue? ) a little faded and with a couple of spots, Internally unmarked double page pictorial endpapers in sepia photogravure. 602 pp, 12 illustrations in sepia gravure from Camera Studies by J. Dixon-Scott. Includes a chapter on 'Cumro' and 'Cumraeg'. Includes the original integral green ribbon bookmark which has ... View more info

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Trioedd Ynys Prydein. The Welsh Triads Edited with Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Rachel Bromwich

By: Bromwich, Rachel [editor]

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Cardiff, University of Wales Press: 1961

Edition: First Edition; First Printing

Seller ID: 113924

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Blue cloth-covered boards with Bright gilt titling to the spine. No dustjacket. Covers are generally clean and the titling is bright. A little 'bumping' to the head/tail of the spine and the corners, and a little light wear to the covers overall, but the book is generally VG, and is now in a new protective clear - removable - bookfilm plastic cover and looks very good. (Images taken without the clear cover) . Internally the endpapers and page fore-edges are lightly spotted and lightly tanned, and withthe odd 'patch' of light browning sporadically in the book. There is a former owner's name and... View more info

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Anne of Geierstein or The Maiden of the Mist (Three Volume Set)

By: by The Author of " Waverley " etc, (Walter Scott)

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, Cadell and Co. , and Simpkin & Marshall: 1829

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 114026

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A re-backed 3 volume,1st Edition, set. Each volume in identical (presumed original) green pebbled cloth-covered boards with a newer, very similarly coloured, green cloth spine, and a Blue blocked, Gilt bordered, Gilt Title to the spine of each volume. New lemon endpapers to each book. Corners bumped and rubbed with age. Lacks all half-titles and advertisements, all books start with the title page after the new endpapers. Quite heavy foxing (browny-yellow spotting/patching) throughout to all volumes. Bindings very tight, all hinges sound, and, apart from the foxing, the text is clear and otherw... View more info