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1 Ashe, Geoffrey. FROM CAESAR TO ARTHUR.
London Collins 1960 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ Good- 
320 p, 8 1/2" H. "(A) study of the life and career of the historical King Arthur in so far as it can be traced through early documents and remains. (The author) begins with the decay of Roman power and its slow disappearance from Britain, while invasion, anarchy and warring small kingdoms take its place. Then comes a reversal of fortune without parallel in the dissolving Empire, when a western Christian military chieftain stems the Saxon tide and imposes a long truce. In this unique recovery, it is suggested, lies a previously unnoticed clue to the whole development of the British monarchy. The kingdom finally created by Alfred the Great and his successors turns out to have been decisively affected by the earlier achievement of Arthur and the failure of the first Saxon attempt at conquest. Piecing together his fragments of history to form the most vivid possible whole, Mr. Ashe explains how the great tradition of Arthur flowed into the Arthurian Legend, and shows how that legend, fantastic and romantic as it is, nevertheless embodies a profound historical insight." Very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, moderate browning to edges of text block. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear/wrinkling, a few tiny and small edge tears, a few tiny scuffs on spine, minor edge browning, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
2 Gordon, E.O. Appendices by Rev. John Griffith. PREHISTORIC LONDON: ITS MOUNDS AND CIRCLES.
London Covenant Publishing 1946 Fourth Edition (Revised) Hard Cover Very Good+ Fair 
159 pp, 8 11/16" H. B&w illustrations. Chapter headings: I. On the Religion, Race, Language and Literature of Pre-Christian Britain; II. On the Open-air Sanctuaries of Comparative Antiquity and Places of National Assembly of Pre-Christian Times in Britain; III. Schliemann and Sayce's Researches Afford Evidence of Kinship Between Trojans and Britons; Brutus, the Trojan Prince, Founder of the British Dynasty; His Landing at Totnes Commemorated from Time Immemorial on the Accession of a Sovereign; British Laws Traced by Legal Authority to Trojan Source; Troy Towns or Mazes in London, Winchester and Elsewhere; British Kings Buried at the Bryn Gwyn, Billingsgate and Ludgate; Lleuver Mawr Builds a Church on the Druidic Circle at Westminster and Preserves the Use of the Druidic Sanctuary; Origin of Broad Arrow; The Continuity of Druidic Worship of the Most High to be Traced in the National Gorsedds or Eisteddfods of Wales, Solemnized Within a Circle of Twelve Stones by Members of the Oldest Educational Order in the "Oldest Living Language in Europe". Spine is slightly twisted, crease down top half of spine, light edge wear, light rubbing on spine, some very faint tiny foxing marks on edges of text block, previous owner's small ident label on free front endpaper. Dust jacket has been clipped on front flap, several small and large chips, several old tape repairs to edge tears, light browning on spine, light edge wear/rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS., Merrifield, Ralph.
3 Merrifield, Ralph. LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS.
B T Batsford, London, 1983, first edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0713427450 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans, drawings, diagrams. "Under the Roman Empire, London became a major city - valuable to Rome as port, administrative c apital and strategic base. But, despite spectacular discoveries such as that of the Temple of Mithras, the available evidence has been inconclusive on many of the basic questions that have puzzled generations of archaeologists and historians . W a s there a pre-Roman London - and if not, why not? How exactly did the city develop during the four centuries of Roman occupation? What happened between 410 and 600, during the traditional 'Dark Ages'? Over the last ten years, however, the r e sc ue e x cavations carried out in the City and in Southwark have produced a great deal more material evidence. By carefully correlating the archaeological discoveries, new and old, with the historical and numismatic evidence, it is possible to m a ke som e h is torical sense of the innumerable scraps of seemingly unconnected information. Recent excavations have also raised new questions: why were so many houses and workshops apparently abandoned in the later second century, and what is the m yst erio us d ark earth that sometimes overlies their remains and underlies late Saxon and early medieval features? These and many other fascinating questions are probed by (the author) in his magesterial study of Roman London." Previo us o wner 's smal l sta mp ma rk o n front pastedown, one small and one tiny corner bump with slight migration into adjacent pages. Dust jacket has very light rubbing, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL LONDON., Struthers, Jane.   Photography by Ricky Leaver.
4 Struthers, Jane. Photography by Ricky Leaver. ROYAL LONDON.
New Holland, London, 2005, first edition. 
128 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 1843309580 Colour photographs. "The streets of London are alive with a 2,000-year history that stretches back to its birth as the Roman city of Londinium and is closely intertwined with the history of the monarchy. That profound royal influence is still obvious today, but runs much deeper than simply physical architecture and geography. 'Royal London' reveals the fascinating regal history behind over 130 buildings, parks, gar d e n s , s tatues and other objects in London, from such instantly recognized landmarks as St Paul's Cathedral and the Victoria and Albert Museum to less obvious areas such as York Watergate and the church of St Mary le Bow." Very light wear at t op /b ot to m o f spine and at corners. Dust jacket has a few minor tiny dints on front panel. Very Good+/Very Good+ 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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