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CASTLES OF BRITAIN.  TOLD IN PICTURES., Airne, C.W.
1 Airne, C.W. CASTLES 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 - staples are rusty, very light browning to pages, very soft crease down title page, browning to inside of covers, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - browning to edges of covers and to edges of textblock, s t a p l e s r usting, very light wear on spine, soft crease down front cover, corner crease on front cover. 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
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE., N/A.
3 N/A. A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE.
W.H. Smith and Son, Warwick, n.d. 
23 pp, 6 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions. A small guidebook, giving a brief history of the Castle and its times, and a description of the ruins. Interior - staple is slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft corner crease on rear panel, staple slightly rusty. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES:  THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE., Prestwich, Michael.
4 Prestwich, Michael. ARMIES AND WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES: THE ENGLISH EXPERIENCE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1996 0300064527 / 9780300064520 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
396 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour photographs, reproductions, maps. "(R)e-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. (The author) challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Written by a leading scholar of the period and rich with anecdote and illustrations, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the social history of war in the Middle Ages." Very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light wear at corners and top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has some minor edge wrinkling, one small edge tear archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KENILWORTH, Scott, Walter, Sir.
5 Scott, Walter, Sir. KENILWORTH
London Collins Clear-Type Press Full-Leather Very Good - C.J. Stanliland. 
498 pp, 16mo (6 1/8" H), thin burgundy leather over card covers/spine - gold lettering and decoration on spine, top edge gilt - in slipcase. Burgundy endpapers, b&w plates, including frontispiece, decorated title page. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, is married to Amy Robsart, but his ambition to rise at Queen Elizabeth's court causes him to keep the marriage secret. Plots abound and in the end, Amy is murdered while Dudley entertains the Queen at Kenilworth Castle. Previous owner's name, date (1924) and a small number in ink on a preliminary page; small business stamp at bottom of half-title page; light browning to pages; moderate browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block; minor edge wear; light fading to spine colour; a few very light scuffs on rear cover. Slipcase has light edge wear - more at corners, light rubbing, bottom of rear panel has a crease and is concave. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
6 Slater, Terry. A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE. THE DARWEN COUNTY HISTORY SERIES.
London Phillimore 1981 0850334160 / 9780850334166 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Cartography - Jean Dowling. Marginal Drawings - Tim Grogan. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions, maps. Contents: Introducing the County; Prehistoric peoples and settlement; Roman Warwickshire; The Anglo-Saxon settlement; Warwickshire in Domesday Book; Medieval farming; The medieval church; Castles, moats and deer parks; Towns, markets and fairs; Medieval Coventry; Deserted settlements; Lords and the landscape; Enclosing the fields; Turnpikes, canals and railways; The East Warwickshire coalfield; Industrial development; The growing towns; The rise of Birmingham; Changing standards of living; Warwickshire 1901-1981; Select Bibliography; Index. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has kight browning on spine and top section of panels, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small edge tears - one with a crease, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE DECLINE OF THE CASTLE., Thompson, M.W. (Michael)
7 Thompson, M.W. (Michael) THE DECLINE OF THE CASTLE.
Harveys (Magna), Wigston, 1994, reprint. 
211 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1854226088 "Extensively illustrated with photographs, plans and period engravings, (this) book examines the decline of the castle as both fortification and seigneurial residence over th e two and a half centuries that preceded the Civil War. In general, this was a period in which function played less and less part and display - even fantasy - ever more in the minds of castle builders. Although few new castles were built in E n g l a n d after 1400, the growing power of artillery and continuing warfare in Scotland and across the Channel in France continued to provide stimuli to fresh architectural development. Dr. Thompson relates alterations in design to contemporar y s oc ia l ch an ges and devotes particular attention to the rapid decline of Tudor times and to the massive destruction wrought by Parliamentary forces during the Civil War and Commonwealth. A concluding chapter examines the enticing quality the i mag e o f t he ca stl e has continued to hold over the intervening three centuries and examines some remarkable latterday examples of the genre, among them Burges' Castell Coch in Glamorgan and, in this century, Lutyens' Castle Drogo." Dust jac ket has min or r ubb ing, ver y minor edge wear. Fine/Near Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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