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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
New Haven Yale University Press 1977 0300003129 / 9780300003123 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
(xxiv), 482 pp, 10 1/4" H. Black cloth with red title block/gilt lettering and crest on spine. B&w illustrations. Plain brown paper dust jacket with two cut-outs revealing title and volume number. Contents: Authors in Volume Three; Illustrations; Acknowledgements; General References; Principal Periodicals Consulted; Location Symbols; Bibliography of American Literature; Initials, Pseudonyms, and Anonyms. Very light wrinkling at top of spine, light bump at bottom of spine, three very small corner bumps, small tear and tiny chip at bottom edge of first three page leaves - archivally taped. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, a few small & tiny tears archivally taped, a few tiny chips. 
Price: 35.00 USD
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1931 Hard Cover Very Good - Good- Dora Curtis. 
127 pp, 7 1/8" H. 8 colour plates, including frontiespiece (collated), plus b&w drawing at the top of each chapter beginning. Contents: Introduction; The Coming of Arthur; Of the Finding of Excalibur; Of the Treachery of Queen Morgan le Fay; Of the Birth of Sir Tristram; The Magic Potion; How Sir Tristram rescued the Fair Isolt; The Adventures of Gawain and Gareth; The Adventures of Geraint; The Coming of Sir Galahad; How Sir Galahad won the Red Cross Shield; The Adventures of Sir Launcelot and the End of the Quest; How Mordred plotted against Sir Launcelot; The Trial of the Queen; How King Arthur and Sir Gawain went to France; The Morte D'Arthur; The Death of Sir Launcelot and of the Queen. Light browning to pages and edges of text block, two thirds of page 46 has moderate browning due to old newspaper clipping, one page leaf with small corner crease, very light edge wear to boards, minor soiling on rear board. Dust jacket has light soiling, moderate browning on spine - light browning elsewhere, several tiny and small edge chips/tears, light to moderate edge wrinkling. 
Price: 20.00 USD
Shaftesbury, Dorset Element 1991 1852301996 / 9781852301996 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Courtney Davis. 
234 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w drawings, maps, family trees. "(T)he most comprehensive book available on the Arthurian tales. Ronan Coghlan, an acknowledged authority on the Celtic tradition, has drawn together all the different strands of Arthurian myth from such various sources as Geoffrey of Monmouth, Malory, Chretien de Troyes, the Mabinogion and the English Gawain Cycles. He examines every character appearing in the myths and explains the history and stories associated with them, and their overall importance within the cycle of legends." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of each board. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE BOOK OF GOLF.  PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C.  NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951., Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et
5 Harlow, Bob; Lacey, A.J.; Graffis, Herb; Roe, R.C.T.; Dey, Joseph; Keeler, O.B.; Bartlett, Charles, Byrod, Fred; Fraley, Oscar; Walter, John; Miles, Ed; Looney, Joe; Dann, Marshall; Newland, Russ; Grimsley, Will; Howell, Fritz; Darsie, Darsie L., et THE BOOK OF GOLF. PUBLISHED BY THE PGA ON THE OCCASION OF THE 9th BIENNIAL BRITISH-AMERICAN RYDER CUP GOLF MATCHES, PINEHURST, N.C. NOV. 2 AND 4, 1951.
Professional Golfers' Association of America, Chicago, 1951. 
[128 pp], 11 1/4" H, hard cover (maroon boards with gold lettering, emblem on front board) - no dust jacket. B&w photographs. Divided into six "books": Golf in Britain and America; Golf's Governing Bodies; Great Moments in Golf; The 1951 Ryder Cup Matches; Where Golf is Played; Tournament Golf. Includes such articles as: Two Great Bobby Jones Stories; I Knew Hogan When; I'll Take Byron Nelson's 1939 Open; A Couple of Gals Named Mae and Fay; How Goodman Beat Bob Jones; Ryder Cup Rec o r d s ; T h e Royal and Ancient Club of St. Andrews; Ohio's Famed Scioto; The Monterey Peninsula; Golf in Arizona's Valley of the Sun; Portland Golf Club; Inverness Club; Golf in the Chicago Area; Bob O'Link, A Man's Club; Detroit Golf Club; Pho en ix O pe n; Pa lm B each Round Robin; Greenbrier - Open and Pro-Am; Seminole; The Cavalier; etc., etc. Seven (7) pages with a very faint scuff/wrinkle at top corner, minor edge wear to boards, very small bump to corners of boards, tiny bump to to p/b ott om of s pin e, tin y scuff and few light scratches on rear board. Very Good 
Price: 200.00 USD
Prospero 1998 0886653584 / 9780886653583 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
96 pp, 9 1/4" H. Pictorial endpapers, many b&w and colour reproductions, decorations. "The enigma of Guinevere, a beautiful and courageous queen or a disgraced adulteress, has received less attention than the achievements of King Arthur, the adventures of noble Sir Lancelot and other knights, the magic of Merlin, or the sorcery of Morgan Le Fay. A key figure in the life of Camelot, this remarkable woman is seen variously as a scholar, seductress, warrior and gentle beauty by the countless artists and writers who have depicted her. Who, then, was Guinevere? (This) is an elegant anthology of poetry and prose, literature and legend, with commentary by Arthurian scholar Andrea Hopkins, accompanied by beautiful illustrations from medieval manuscript illumination to pre-Raphaelite masterpieces. An enlightening introduction describes the contradictory traditions of Celtic oral sources and the blending of these strands by medieval writers into the complex legend we know know. Guinevere's roles - as educated scribe to the court, hapless victim of circumstances, wise counsellor, devoted wife of King Arthur, and lover of Sir Lancelot - are explored through writings through the centuries by detractors and admirers alike." Very light edge wear, Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling, light fading to spine color. 
Price: 12.50 USD
7 Keswick, Maggie, editor. Revised and updated by Clara Weatherall. (Alan Reid, Peter Ward Fay, Yen-p'ing Hao, Kwang-ching Liu, Pat Barr, Edward LeFevour, John Keswick, Adam Williams, Jeremy Brown, John King Fairbank, Percy Weatherall.) THE THISTLE AND THE JADE: A CELEBRATION OF 175 YEARS OF JARDINE MATHESON.
London Frances Lincoln 2008 0711228302 / 9780711228306 1st Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
320 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). First printing of the revised edition (an update of the 1982, 150th anniversary volume). Profusely illustrated in b&w and colour with photographs and reproductions. "Founded in Canton in 1832, Jardine Matheson has grown, principally from bases in the East, to become an international trading house with business interests throughout the world. (This book) assembles contributions from leading historians, such as Professor John King Fairbank and Professor K.C. Liu, and old Jardine hands, including Alan Reid and Sir John Keswick, as well as figures from the more recent history of the firm, to chronicle how this happened. They tell the story of how wealth and influence were accumulated in the early days of trading, and of the special relationship forged by 'the Princely Hong' with China and her people. They describe the opening up of Japan. They explain how the company faced the challenge of the last years of the nineteenth century by diversifying into railway construction in China and other industrial activities. After World War II the firm had to cope with the closure of China before going public in 1961. A major restructuring in the 1980s propelled the Group forward into new markets in Asia and, more recently, has allowed it to recommence full-scale operations in China. 'The Thistle and The Jade' is truly a tale of merchant adventure." Minor wear at corners and top/bottom edges of spine. Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 57.50 USD
London Blandford 1995 0713724307 / 9780713724301 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good Celtic Art by Courtney Davis. 
128 pp, 9 15/16" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "(T)he great tales, myths and legends of Arthur, Guinevere, Merlin, the Knights of the Round Table and the Quest for the Holy Grail have been vividly recreated in the stunning plates of modern Celtic artwork for which Courtney Davis enjoys a fully justified world reputation. With an accompanying text by Celtic writer Helena Paterson, (this book) begins by retracing Arthur's past life in a series of cameos from the ancient Arthurian saga. Then, mindful of our own New Age of self-discovery and awareness of the continuity of ancient wisdom, the text provides an in-depth analysis of the spiritual nature of Celtic traditions. The combination of superb graphic imagery and a dedicated, sympathetic commentary show how the Arthurian legends remain one of the classic voyages of discovery, symbolically depicting the human struggle for a spiritual evolution through physical deeds. It is a theme as relevant today as it ever was in the past." Light to moderate edge wear on boards, tiny bump at top corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE., Shields, Carol.
9 Shields, Carol. THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE.
Random House, Toronto, (1992), Ist edition. 
366 pp, lg 8vo (9 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0394222180 "Where does love go? Is Fay better off on her own anyway? Is she capable of permanent romantic love? Does such a thing even exist in the late twentieth-century? Now that her affair-of-a-thousand-days is over and her routine disturbed, Fay has somehow to reestablish some sort of order in her life..." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. Near Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
THIS IS OUR PARISH.  NEW EDITION.  FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES., Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine.
10 Sister M. Marguerite and Beebe, Catherine. THIS IS OUR PARISH. NEW EDITION. FAITH AND FREEDOM SERIES.
Toronto Ginn & Company New edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket - (as issued) Corinne Malvern & Charlotte Ware. 
256 pp, 8 1/4" H. Published for the Catholic University of America in the 1950s/early 1960s, this is the second level basic reader to be used in Grade Two after the completion of the New Edition of 'These Are Our Neighbors', extending the pupil's vocabulary by 233 words. Join the Fay family, which includes children Rosemary, James and Michael, as they move to their new home; are welcomed at their new church and school; and learn about their parish, etc. Charming colour illustrations showing clothes, toys, schools, etc. of days-gone-by. A real nostalgia trip! Light browning to edges of text block, minor edge wear, minor rubbing/soiling, slight bump a top/bottom of spine, small bump at three corners of boards, one page with damage at top corner, a few pages with small corner bump, tiny foxing mark on rear endpapers. 
Price: 35.00 USD
THE BOOK OF LOST TALES.  PART I.  (PART ONE)., Tolkien, J.R.R.  Edited by Christopher Tolkien.
11 Tolkien, J.R.R. Edited by Christopher Tolkien. THE BOOK OF LOST TALES. PART I. (PART ONE).
Boston Houghton Mifflin 1984 0395354390 / 9780395354391 Book Club Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good 
297 pp, 8 1/2" H. Contents: Foreword; The Cottage of Lost Play; The Music of the Ainur; The Coming of the Valar and the Building of Valinor; The Chaining of Melko; The Coming of the Elves and the Making of Kor; The Theft of Melko and the Darkening of Valinor; The Flight of the Noldoli; The Tale of the Sun and Moon; The Hiding of Valinor; Gilfanon's Tale: The Travail of the Noldoli and the Coming of Mankind; Appendix; Short Glossary of Obsolete, Archaic, and Rare Words; Index. "Each tale is followed by a commentary in the form of a short essay". Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling, a few faint line indentations on front panel, three tiny dents on hinges. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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