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1 Blake, Steve and Lloyd, Scott. With John Baldock. THE KEYS TO AVALON: THE TRUE LOCATION OF ARTHUR'S KINGDOM REVEALED.
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 2000 1862047359 / 9781862047358 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
302 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w maps, family trees, decorations, colour and b&w photographs. "(The authors) unearth the truth about King Arthur and the magical realm of Avalon. They reveal how, through their investigations, they traced original key documents which had lain neglected for centuries. By combining the ancient sources with an intimate knowledge of the British landscape, they have managed to cast new light on the Dark Ages. Every piece of the puzzle they have put together fits - perfectly. The authors prove that the stories about Arthur and Avalon are rooted firmly within historical events which took place within a precise geographical setting in Wales; they also expose how and to what ends Arthurian legend has been hijacked for political gain throughout the ages. By establishing the historical facts about Arthur, his knights and the exact location of Avalon, (they) rip away the tissue of fabrication and fairy-tale that has shrouded the true origins of the British people and of anyone claiming ancestry from these isles." Book is very slightly cocked. Dust jacket has minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very minor edge wear, minor browning at inside edges, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR., Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen.
2 Butler, Alan and Dafoe, Stephen. A SECRET HISTORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR.
Magpie, London, 2009. 
233 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 9781849010368 "The true genesis of the Knights Templar belongs far back in time, long before Christianity even developed. The Templars were an offshoot of a little understood monastic brotherhood, the Cistercian s, who themselves danced to the tune of an extremely powerful group of individuals inhabiting Burgundy and Flanders from the time of the Romans onwards. Butler and Defoe offer a detailed account of the rise of a specific group identified as ' t h e T r oyes Fraternity' which did not simply respond to the caprices of history, but made it. Behind the Knights Templar lay a belief pattern almost as old as humanity and a heritage that was already ancient before recorded history began. Th e st or y i s bo th fascinating and compulsive. It will leave the reader in no doubt as to the true intentions of the Knights Templar, or of the shadowy but immensely influential organization that brought them into being. This story is both surpris in g a nd sh oc ki ng, and its implications for our orthodox view of history are staggering." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - one very tiny corner crease. Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
3 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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