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1 Erickson, Carolly. ROYAL PANOPLY: BRIEF LIVES OF THE ENGLISH MONARCHS.
New York St. Martin's Press, New York, 2006. 2006 0312316437 / 9780312316433 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine 
351 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). Colour and b&w plates. "(This book) replaces the stereotypic images with true multifaceted portraits, bringing each of England's rulers to fully fleshed life. Here is the puny Charles I, nervous, tense, and socially awkward; the frail, slight Richard II, melancholic and sad; the homosexual James I with his handsome favorites; the stuttering William II and the stammering George VI. Here also is the choleric, violent William I (William the Conqueror), bred among the chaos of constant warfare in his native Normandy, ceaselessly embattled once he became King of England. The unkingly Henry III, mild and charitable, despised by his barons for his weakness. And the well-meaning, deeply affectionate Queen Anne, whose many children all died before they could reach adulthood and who was so heavy and gout-ridden that she had to be carried to her coronation. Each ruler's life has a unique story, and 'Royal Panoply' tells that story with award-winning historian Carolly Erickson's characteristic blend of scholarly authenticity, engaging prose, and psychological insight. The focus is not merely on the tale of each reign, but on each king's or queen's entire life, for some rulers did not come to the throne until middle age, and had already led full lives before their accession. Here they are in full panoply: feudal warriors, Renaissance icons, Regency dandies, and modern constitutional monarchs, fascinating characters all." Dust jacket has very minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
2 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Christmas (1984) gift inscription in ink on one preliminary page, one light separation between two page gatherings but pages are held firmly in binding, light browning to spine and most edges of boards, several light to dark small stains on rear board, a few scattered very light stains on front board, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, scattered tiny foxing marks on top and bottom of text block. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
 
MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP:  A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO., Irwin, Ross W.
3 Irwin, Ross W. MARIPOSA, THE BANNER TOWNSHIP: A HISTORY OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MARIPOSA, VICTORIA COUNTY, ONTARIO.
Guelph, Ontario Ross Irwin Enterprises 1984 0969174500 / 9780969174509 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
192 pp, 10 1/4" H. White cloth boards with dark brown lettering on spine, dark brown lettering, banding and township crest on front board - no dust jacket (as issued). Map endpapers, b&w photographs, reproductions, maps/plans. Contents: Natural Resources; Indian Settlements; Government; Survey; Settlement; Transportation; Agricultural Industries; Agriculture; Communications; Public Utilities; Education; Religion; Social Life; Military; Communities; References; Appendix; Index. Minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, boards are slightly curved, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
4 Neillands, Robin. THE WARS OF THE ROSES.
London Brockhampton 1999 1860199976 / 9781860199974 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
223 pp, large 8vo (9 7/16" H). B&w photographs, maps, genealogical table. "The vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster marked the end of medieval England and the birth of the Renaissance. The end of that thirty-year period of strife and bloodshed, which succeeding generations have called the Wars of the Roses, saw the collapse of the great Plantagenet dynasty, rulers of all England and much of France for over three hundred years, and the rise of the Tudors, destined to dominate English political life during the next century, following the triumph of Henry Tudor over Richard III at Bosworth Field. Robin Neillands tells this tale in clear and uncomplicated language, unravelling a fascinating and complex story to bring this period in England's history vividly to life. He also investigates the mysteries concerning the sudden marriage of Edward IV, the seizure of Edward's throne by his brother Richard of Gloucester and the murder of Richard's nephews, the Princes in the Tower." 
Price: 14.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF CHIVALRY., Uden, Grant.
5 Uden, Grant. A DICTIONARY OF CHIVALRY.
London Longmans 1968 582153719 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Pauline Baynes. 
352 pp, 9 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "The making of this Dictionary arose from the author's wish to give, in an accurate yet exciting work of reference, a picture of the Knight and the things that occupied his life and thought - his education and training; his armour, weapons and equipment; the stories he heard and read; the captains he followed and the men he led; the complex code he was sworn to; the enterprises in which he was engaged; and the cathedrals, abbeys and churches where memorials of chivalry survive. The book does not seek to hide the dirt, cruelty and intolerance behind the elaborate courtesies, the pageantry and the heroism. There are well over 1,000 entries (with plentiful cross-references), ranging from short definitions to several paragraphs, and there are many extracts from literature and early chronicles. There is also a brief classified index at the end. The illustrations in full colour and in b&w were drawn by Pauline Baynes page by page, to keep text and pictures side by side. This remarkable illustrator has captured all the changing moods of the entries, in splendid pictures ranging from gay interpretations of the fancies of mediaeval storytellers to accurate and detailed drawings of armour, weapons, etc., from contemporary sources." Very tiny stain on half-title page, tiny foxing marks and very light browning on top of text block, wrinkling at bottom of spine, minor faint color loss on spine and boards. Dust jacket has minor edge wear, light wrinkling at bottom of spine, light browning at top edge, minor rubbing. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 


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