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CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CATHEDRALS OF BRITAIN. TOLD IN PICTURES.
Sankey, Hudson, Manchester, n.d. 
64 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, map. Consists of one page of introductory text followed by pages of captioned photographs showing interiors, exteriors and architectural details. Interior - light browning to inside of covers, , minor browning to pages, rusty staples, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers, rusty staples, light browning to edges of textblock, minor e d g e w e a r . Good+ 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
2 Byng, John, Viscount Torrington. Edited by Donald Adamson. RIDES ROUND BRITAIN.
London Folio Society 1996 Hard Cover Very Good Anne Hayward. 
505 pp, 8vo (8" H). Bound in quarter orange-brown buckram, Ann Muir marbled paper boards; dark brown endpapers. Plain dark brown slipcase. Frontispiece and 25 half-page and smaller b&w engravings by Anne Hayward, 9 maps by Denys Baker. A countryman at heart, Byng travelled throughout Britain on horseback whenever his position at the Stamp Office would allow him to escape from London. As a chronicler of the eighteenth-century, "Byng travels with an observant though never a roving eye. At times it is the eye of the modern photo-journalist, as when he records a meeting with Humphrey Repton, visits Sarah Siddons in her dressing-room at Birmingham, or glimpses Warren Hastings changing horses on his way to Daylesford. At other times his eye is more like that of the self-taught but well-trained artist, as when he admires the flickering tapers of Yordas Cave or the Kentish hop-pickers working in all haste among the twinkling lights of the hopfields. At Cromford in Derbyshire the bustle and brilliance of Arkwright's great cotton 'manufactory' even blind him to what he basically regards as the horrors of creeping industrialism: 'The cotton mills,' he observes, 'seven storeys high and fill'd with inhabitants, remind me of a first-rate man of war and, when they are lighted up on a dark night, look most luminously beautiful.' As is now widely acknowledged, (Byng) is one of the greatest British travellers of the eighteenth or indeed of any century. Not only has he produced an excellent travel guide (as, in a way, he intended to do); his work is also a major contribution to the social history of England and Wales - and especially Welsh social history. (This book) is, finally, a masterpiece of social observation, written with as fine an eye for detail as Jane Austen's and (like Pepys diary) superb in its delineation of its author's own character." Some light rubbing to paper on boards. Slipcase has minor rubbing and one very small edge bump. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS, Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John.
3 Felton, Herbert and Harvey, John. THE ENGLISH CATHEDRALS
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Herbert Felton, photographer. 
99 pp + b&w photographic plates, 9" H, red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, top edge red. 175 b&w photographs, plus floor plans and drawings, colour frontispiece. Contents: Writer's Preface; Photographer's Foreword; Acknowledgment; Introduction; The English Cathedral; Norman Cathedrals; Early English Cathedrals; Decorated Cathedrals; Perpendicular Cathedrals; The Renaissance and Conclusion; Historical and Descriptive Notes on Each Cathedral; The Descent of Architectural Features; Bibliographical Note; Index. Very light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block slight bump at top corner of front baord, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has moderate browning at top edge, one small edge tear, very light edge wear, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, 1/2" dia. light stain on spine, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KATHERINE SWYNFORD:  THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS., Weir, Alison,
4 Weir, Alison, KATHERINE SWYNFORD: THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2008 0771088574 / 9780771088575 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)ecounts one of the greatest and most extraordinary love stories of mediaeval England. It is the tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster - one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century. Although Katherine's story provides unique insights into the life of a mediaeval woman, she was far from typical. She was renowned for her beauty; she was enigmatic and intriguing. (She) was an important person in her own right, a woman who had remarkable opportunities, made her own choices, flouted convention, took control of her own destiny and her own public image - not without consequence. She knew most of the great figures of the times - among them her brother-in-law, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. She lived through the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, she knew loss, adersity and heartbreak, and she survived them all triumphantly. Perhaps the most dynastically important woman within the English monarchy, she was the mother of the Beauforts and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since." Minor wrinking at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV.  CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII.  (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE, Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds.
5 Wright, Irene A.; Chaytor, Rev. H.J.; Woodruff, Canon C. Eveleigh; Broome, Dorothy M.; and, McKisack, May, eds. CAMDEN MISCELLANY VOL. XIV. CAMDEN THIRD SERIES VOL. XXXVII. (CONTAINS; NARRATIVES OF ENGLISH ATTACK ON ST. DOMINGO (1655); EMBAJADA ESPANOLA; WILL OF PETER DE AQUA BLANCA, BISHOP OF HEREFORD (1268); RANSOM OF JOHN II, KING OF FRANCE; AND ONE OTHE
[Royal Historical Society], Offices of the Society, London, 1926. 
Each article individually paginated, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (dark blue cloth with gold lettering/border on spine, blind embossed borders to front and rear board and gold 'CS' on front board) - no dust jacket. Contents: 1, Spanish Narratives of the English Attack on Santo Domingo 1655. Transcribed and translated from the original documents in the General Archives of the Indies and edited for the Royal Historical Society. 2. Embajada Espanola: An Anonymous Contemporary Spanish Guide to Diplomatic Procedure in the Last Quarter of the Seventeenth Century. 3. The Will of Peter de Aqua Blanca Bishop of Hereford (1268). 4. The Ransom of John II, King of France, 1360-70. 5. Historia Siue Narracio de Modoet Forma Mirabil is Parliamenti Apud Westmonasterium Anno Domini Millesimo CCCLXXXVJ, Regni Vero Regis Ricardi Secundi Post Conquestum Anno Decimo, Per Thomam Fauent Clericum Indictata. Edited from a manuscript in the Bodleian Library. Interior - light browning and some tiny foxing marks on endpapers, tiny tear on inside front hinge, very light browning to pages, some pages unopened at top edge, one archivally taped small tear on fold-out page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - light edge wear with a few small edge scuffs, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light rubbing, browning to top/fore-edge of textblock, fading to spine color. G+ 
Price: 50.00 USD
 


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