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RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW:  DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL., Macdonald, Hugh.
161 Macdonald, Hugh. RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW: DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL.
Glasgow C.L. Wright New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - 
434 pp, 7 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black borders and decoration on front board, blindstamped decoration on rear board. No date, but includes the Preface to the Second Edition dated 1856. Six b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Public Green; Carmyle and Kenmure; Cambuslang and Dychmont; Blantyre and Bothwell; Rutherglen and Cathkin; Cathcart and Langside; Pollokshaws and Its Environs; Eaglesham and Lochgoin; The Earn, Mearns Castle, and Moorhouse; Barrhead and Neilston; Cardonald and Crookston; Paisley and Its Environs; Gleniffer and Elderslie; Govan, Renfrew, and Inchinnan; Partick and Kelvin Grove; Duntocher and Old Kilpatrick; New Kilpatrick and the Whangie; Milngavie and Strathblane; Baldernock and Balmore; Kirkintilloch and Campsie; Robroyston, Auchinloch, and Chryston. Very light browning to margins of pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
OLD GLASGOW:  THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE.  FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY., MacGeorge, Andrew.
162 MacGeorge, Andrew. OLD GLASGOW: THE PLACE AND THE PEOPLE. FROM THE ROMAN OCCUPATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY.
Wakefield EP Publishing, Wakefield, 1976, reprint. 1976 0715811789 / 9780715811788 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good - Good 
338 pp, 8vo (9" H). B&w illustrations. First published 1880. "MacGeorge wrote this most readable history 'to give in a popular form some idea of the state of Scotland, and especially the locality around Glasgow, at and subsequent to the time of Kentigern, its patron saint; of the growth of the city; of the condition of the people - their language, their habits and customs, and their municipal history' together with notes on the Clyde basin, and 'the wonderful development of the river as a means of traffic'. This intention he admirably fulfilled in twenty-seven chapters covering various topics ranging from the early inhabitants and houses to the prices of commodities and labour." Small pencil erasure mark, previous owner's name/address and large gift inscription on front free endpaper; two very small stains on fore-edge of text block; light browning to edges of textblock; minor browning in margins of pages; cigarette odour; tiny bump at top /bottom of spine, one small corner bump and three tiny corner bumps. Dust jacket has moderate to heavy edge wrinkling/browning, is price clipped, light line indentations on rear panel, has light fading to spine colour. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
HONOURS FOR SALE:  THE STRANGE STORY OF MAUNDY GREGORY., Macmillan, Gerald.
163 Macmillan, Gerald. HONOURS FOR SALE: THE STRANGE STORY OF MAUNDY GREGORY.
London Richards Press 1954 First Edition Hard Cover Good 
244 pp, 8vo (8 3/8" H) - red cloth boards with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. How much would a knighthood or a baronetcy cost? In the time of British Prime Minister Lloyd George, the man to ask would have been Arthur John Peter Michael Maundy Gregory. This is the story of corruption in high places and the sale and political use of Honours. It is also a tale of blackmail, fraud and, perhaps, murder. Split in front inside hinge paper, tiny faint foxing marks on free endpapers, very light browning to pages, wrinkling and light wear at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, small bump at bottom corner of front board, three very small colored pen marks and light soiling on bottom of text block 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE:  THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'., Magnusson, Magnus, et al.
164 Magnusson, Magnus, et al. THE GLORIOUS PRIVILEGE: THE HISTORY OF 'THE SCOTSMAN'.
Nelson, (London, 1967), Ist ed. 
196 pp, large 8vo, HC. Published to celebrate the 150th birthday of 'The Scotsman', the great Scottish newspaper. It is a lively story of how 'The Scotsman' came into being asa strongly liberal paper in a period of re-action, and how throughout it s history it has always retained its typically Scottish note of independence. Illus with many b&w photos. Dj has light edgewear and light browning to edges, bottom of spine has two closed tears up to 1/1/4" with creases and chips. VG / V G - 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
165 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright with one faint crease on spine. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
166 Marriott, Leo. WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON.
Shepperton Dial House 1995 0711023034 / 9780711023031 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 
160 pp, 8vo (9" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. This volume details museums, collections, historical sites, etc. where items and locales related to Lord Nelson can be viewed. "This series (of books) concerns the lasting impression that several eminent figures have left upon society. History records their actions and words and their lives are illustrated in books, photo-graphs and paintings. But each person leaves behind more than writings, reputation or notoriety: the place where they were born; the houses they lived in; the clothes they wore; the structures they owned, built or made; where they died and where they are laid to rest. Each of these books in the 'What's Left of' series is a detective story piecing together the physical remains that famous people leave behind - remains that we can see today and perhaps allow us to recapture some of their history - (not just major attractions) but the personal possessions, clothing or jewellery, that give us a clear insight into their personality." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - tiny soft corner crease on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE., Martin, E.W.
167 Martin, E.W. THE BOOK OF THE VILLAGE.
Phonix House, London, (1962), first edition. 
149 pp, small 8vo (7 1/2" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. "...(written) for older children who would like to hear about their forefathers and the people who made and built the places they see around them. In 'The Book of the Village' we read the story of the growth of the pattern and ways of our villages, from Saxon to our own times, from the ox-plough to the combine harvester, and from the darkling hills and forests of the earliest farmers to the settled and tidy England of today. We learn about the early village and its lord of the manor, the village before factories and mass production killed cottage crafts, of the squire, of the parson - and the squarson - of the high farming of the eighteenth century, of Coke of Norfolk; Jethro Tull, and Turnip Townshend; of the enclosing and stealing of common land, and of the village today." Very light rubbing to board edges, one very small corner bump. Dust jacket is price clipped, small corner crease on front flap, slight fading to spine color, minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing/soiling. VG/VG 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN., Martine, Roddy.
168 Martine, Roddy. THE SECRETS OF ROSSLYN.
Birlinn, Edinburgh, 2006, reprint. 
200 pp, large 8vo (9 1/8" H), soft cover. ISBN 184158438X Colour photographs. "Ever since its creation in the mid fifteenth century, Roslyn Chapel has cast a mesmerising spell over all who have visited it. Nestling in an exquisite glen barely se ven miles from the centre of Edinburgh, it exudes an extraordinary atmosphere, serene yet charged, as if it holds the secret of some vast, unearthly mystery. Almost 600 yers after its creation it remains an enigma that continues to confoun d a n d i n t rigue thousands of people, inspiring stories of The Knights Templar, the Holy Grail and a myriad of esoteric beliefs. Now, with the film of Dan Brown's best-selling 'The Da Vinci Code', Rosslyn is set to capture the imagination of c ou n tl es s o th er s. In this book, Roddy Martine sifts through mounds of unfounded conjecture and fantasy to make sense of it all. (This) is the only book that lets the facts speak for themselves, showing ultimately that the truth is no less a maz in g t han f ic tio n." S mall bump to top corner of pages and covers, soft crease at top corner of rear cover, three very tiny dints on front cover. Very Good- 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE.  2 VOLUME SET., Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by.  (Gilbert White.0
169 Massingham, H.J., selected, edited and with Introduction by. (Gilbert White.0 THE WRITINGS OF GILBERT WHITE OF SELBORNE. 2 VOLUME SET.
London Nonesuch Press 1938 Limited Edition Hard Cover Very Good Eric Ravilious. 
311 pp, 356 pp, 10 3/4" H - 2 volumes. Number 128 in an edition limited to 850 two volume sets. Mauve/grey cloth with gilt lettering/decoration on spines, gilt decoration on front boards. Top edges gilt. B&w wood-engravings by Eric Ravilious. Single-page map in Volume I - part of 'A Survey of Hampshire' 1791. Fold-out map at rear of Volume II - 'Selborne in 1842'. Volume I Contents: Introduction. Gilbert White of Selborne; Advertisement to the First Edition; Part of W. Faden's Map of Hampshire [1791]; The Natural History of Selborne; Introductory Note by the Editor; Letters to Thomas Pennant, Esquire; Letters to the Hon. Daines Barrington; Summary of the Weather. Volume II Contents: The Naturalist's Journal, 1788-1793l The Antiquities of Selborne; Poems; Private Correspondence; Index; Appendix: The Tithe Award Map; The Map. Light tanning to spines, light rubbing to top edge gilt, very minor rubbing at top/bottom edges of spines and at board corners. 
Price: 1000.00 USD
 
 
170 Matthews, John, editor/compiler. Foreword by Philip Carr-Gomm. (P.W. Joyce, J.A. MacCulloch, Julius Pokorny, T. Rice Holmes, Lewis Spence, John Toland, Edward Davies, Godfrey Higgins, Algernon Herbert, W.A. Winwood Read, Iolo Morgannwg, et al. THE DRUID SOURCEBOOK: FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO THE PRESENT DAY. (SOURCEBOOK.)
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198422 / 9781860198427 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good Very Good+ 
384 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w illustrations. "The Druids have long been misrepresented and misunderstood. The only true records that survive from when the Druids originally flourished are those of the classical writers, who were completely opposed to Druids and their practices. Julius Caesar wrote disparagingly about them and sought to destroy them. The historical reality is that Druidism and early Christianity lived side by side for a long period, and a considerable amount of Druid philosophy was absorbed into Christianity itself. Whether Druidism is regarded as a Celtic priesthood in origin and name, or a religion, it is clear that Druids and Druidism were important aspects of the life of the early European peoples, especially in Britain. In this comprehensive and brilliantly researched book, John Matthews presents a cross-section through the diverse layers of Druid history and custom. Using rare sources - often lost or forgotten texts and translations - he shows how various aspects of Druidism originated and how these contributed to practices we see today. A Druid himself, (he) has expert knowledge and avoids the popular misinterpretation of Druidism as 'wanting to live in the past'. Instead, this book reveals the truth about Druidism, its ideas and customs, and makes a vital contribution to current interest in the Druids." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, very small bump at bottom corner of both boards, very minor eubbing on boards. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
171 Matthews, John. KING ARTHUR AND THE GRAIL QUEST: MYTH AND VISION FROM CELTIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT.
London Brockhampton 1998 1860198635 / 9781860198632 Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Steven Brown. 
159 pp, 10" H. B&w and colour illustrations - photographs, reproductions, maps. "Two great narrative themes, which link the sacred and the secular, have been passed down to us from the Dark Ages. These are the stories of the heroic, godlike Arthur and of a mystic object of quest, the Holy Grail. John Matthews has created an easily understood survey of the origins and merging of these epic themes and stories It is a richly woven tapestry of myth and legend, and of love and desire - both sacred and profane. It covers city and temple, knights and monks, and ranges far and wide, from Camelot to Carbonek. In gathering together the strands that make up the stories, the author has examined many of the hundred or so extant texts. He has selected from these - some still untranslated and obscure - to show how the two great themes changed and developed down the centuries as they became inextricably joined. (This book) provides a fascinating survey as well as including five of the traditional stories, retold by the author. In addition, there is a full summary of all sources and an extensive bibliography." 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
OFFICIAL GUIDE:  PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH., Maxwell, Herbert, Sir.
172 Maxwell, Herbert, Sir. OFFICIAL GUIDE: PALACE ABBEY-CHURCH AND ENVIRONS OF HOLYROODHOUSE WITH A HISTORICAL SKETCH.
His Majesty's Stationery Office, Edinburgh, 1934. 
xxi, 154, xxii-xl pp, 7 1/4" H, soft cover. B&w photographs, plans, reproductions, advertisements. Contents: The Palace - The Picture Gallery, The Portraits of James III and His Queen, Margaret of Denmark; Historical Apartments - The Duchess of H amilton's Drawing-Room, Lord Darnley's Rooms, Lord D's Audience Chamber, Lord D's Bedroom, Lord D's Dressing-Closet, Queen Mary's Private Stair, Queen M's Audience Chamber, Queen M's Bedroom, Queen M's Supper-Room, Queen M's Dressing-Closet ; T h e S t a te Apartments - The Household Dining-Room, Grand Staircase, The West Drawing-Room, The Throne Room, State Rooms; Chapel Royal; The Environs of Holyrood; Historical Sketch - Annals of Holyrood Abbey, A.D. 1128-1498 - Holyrood as a Roy al Pa la ce - Tr ou bled Times at Holyrood - The Years of Blood - Holyrood Eclipsed by St. James's - From Charles I to George V. Interior - several pages with a tiny corner crease,minor browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other o wne r shi p m ark s . Ex ter ior - soft creases at corners of covers, small tear at top/bottom of hinges, light rubbing, small liquid stain on rear cover, wrinkling on spine and light wear at top/bottom. Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII., McCarthy, Justin.
173 McCarthy, Justin. MODERN ENGLAND, VOLUME II: FROM THE REFORM BILL TO THE ACCESSION OF EDWARD VII.
T. Fisher Unwin, London, [1912], Third impression, with a new epilogue. 
360 pp, 8vo, HC, The Story of the Nations series, volume 52, Subscription Edition. Chapters include: The Convict Ship; Tithes and State Church in Ireland; Queen Victoria; Foundation of the Canadian Dominion; The Chartist Collapse; Steam, Telegraph and Postage; "The Stockdale Case"; The Opium Question; The Irish National Movement; Peel's Triumph and Fall; Crimea and Cawnpore; The Waning Century; Lord Beaconsfield; Mr. Gladstone; The Close of Some Great Careers; Literature, Art and Science. B &w drawings and photos. Top of text block dust stained, patches of light browning to bottom of text block near spine and at fore edge. Light creasing to top and bottom of spine and some light scuffing, approx. 1/4" dent near top of spine with scratch inside. Very minor edge wear elsewhere. Free endpapers starting to brown. Boards are medium blue with white, dark blue and gilt decoration. VG- 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
KINGSTON UPON THAMES:  A PICTORIAL HISTORY., McCormack, Anne.
174 McCormack, Anne. KINGSTON UPON THAMES: A PICTORIAL HISTORY.
Phillimore, Chichester, 1989. 
Unpaginated, large 8vo (9 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 085033716X Pictorial endpapers. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions. "Kingston upon Thames is a Royal Borough, one of only four in England and Wales. Seven Anglo-Saxon Kings were crowned in the town, which has been an important market and trading centre for more than a thousand years. The Royal Borough was enlarged in 1965 by the inclusion of the two former Boroughs of Malden and Coombe, and S u r b i t o n . At the beginning of the 19th century, the built-up area around the Market Place supported the traditional trades for which Kingston was famous - malting, brewing, tanning, and tallow-chandlery - while mansions with extensive pleas ur e gr ou nd s an d farms surrounded the town. The coming of the railways in 1838 and the subsequent rush for development land produced a dramatic change. Large estates were sold and built over to form the pattern of streets and houses familiar t oda y. S urb ito n and M alden and Coombe became separate authorities and churches, chapels and schools were built to serve their expanding communities. The construction of the Kingston By-Pass in 1927 encouraged further growth and the developme nt o f t he a rea into a cen tre of light industry meant that firms like the Sopwith Aviation Company grew rapidly alongside more traditional businesses. The splendid illustrations in this book, many of which come from the local history collecti on in Kin gston Her itage Ce ntre, cov er that important 150-year period in the history of all three former Boroughs, as the ancient town amid open country was transformed into the contemporary scene. The book provides a fascinating and informa tive r ecord of da ily l ife si nce Victor ian t imes, in wartime and in peace, and of the evolution of the present environment. It will be particularly welcomed by those who still remember many of the scenes and events depicted so vividly in the photogr aphs a nd by a ll who are in tere sted in the p ast of the Kingston area." Fine/Fine 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
175 McNie, Alan, compiled by. CLAN FRASER. EXTENSIVELY REVISED.
Cascade, Jedburgh, Scotland, (1989), revised edition. 
34 pp, 8vo (8 1/4" H), soft cover. Color plate (tartans) and sepiatone reproductions, maps. "...depicts a gripping - often grim - clan struggle set paradoxically amongst some of the world's most stunning scenery. The centuries are pushed back to chronicle the clan's exciting past. Giving visual impetus to this saga are numerous period illustrations...Clan maps - with a period setting - help clarify clan territory and its illustrious moments. Also the lives of some notable clansmen - spann ing the centuries and continents - are proudly portrayed..." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. NF 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
LONDON: CITY OF THE ROMANS., Merrifield, Ralph.
176 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
 
 
ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY.  THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837., Milani, Lois Darroch.
177 Milani, Lois Darroch. ROBERT GOURLAY, GADFLY. THE BIOGRAPHY OF ROBERT (FLEMING) GOURLAY, 1778-1863, FORERUNNER OF THE REBELLION OF UPPER CANADA, 1837.
Thornhill, Ontario Ampersand 1971 0969044208 / 9780969044208 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ Signed by Author
275 pp, 9 1/4" H. Map endpapers, b&w plates. Signed by author on title page. The date, 1971, is supplied in ink on copyright page. "Robert Gourlay has been adulated and scorned in three countries. He was involved in the tumult of the movement for political and social reform in Scotland and England (that has often been overshadowed by the French Revolution and war with Napoleon) and in the political protest in Upper Canada between the war of 1812 and the rebellion of 1837." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear, one tiny corner bump. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light browning on spine, one small tear - several pieces of old tape on inside edges. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
178 Miller, J.D.B. BRITAIN AND THE OLD DOMINIONS.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1966, first edition. 
286 pp, 8vo (8 1/2" H), hard cover (black boards with silver lettering on spine) - no dust jacket. Contents: Preface; Introduction; The Common Background; Canada; Australia and New Zealand; South Africa; Britain and the Four 1918-1945; Commonwealth Structure and Ideas 1945-1965; Defence and Foreign Affairs 1945-1965; Economic and Social Connections 1945-1965; The Climate of Change; The Future; Index. Very light bumping at corners, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor rubbing. V e r y Good- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY., Million, Ivor R.  Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe.
179 Million, Ivor R. Foreword by Lady Simon of Wythenshawe. A HISTORY OF DIDSBURY.
Didsbury Civic Society / E. J. Morten, Didsbury, Manchester, 1969, reprint. 
142 pp, 8vo (8 7/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "In this book the author presents the results of research he has made into the history of a more than usually interesting suburb of a great city (Manchester), based not so much on the work of earlier writers as on the inspection of original documents wherever they might have been. It was inevitable that a quest so detailed should have yielded a crop of original discoveries. How many people know that the artificial banks of the River Mersey date back to the thirteenth century; that armies of both Cavaliers and Roundheads mustered on the very land where Didsbury Library stands or that, in 1651, an army of invading Scots was routed on Didsbury Golf Course where many of them lie buried today? Mr. Million has taken nothing for granted and does not ask his readers to take anything on trust. His book is liberally provided with quotations from original sources, many of which have never previously been published. There ar e few districts in the country of which so comprehensive a history has been written." Gift inscription on verso of front free endpaper, minor browning to edges of textblock, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Du s t j a c k e t is price clipped has heavy edge wear/creasing, small chips and some tears, light browning, light to moderate rubbing, paper pull on front panel, faded color on spine and hinges. Very Good/Fair 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE., Mills, David.
180 Mills, David. THE PLACE-NAMES OF LANCASHIRE.
B.T. Batsford, London, 1986. 
154 pp, 8 7/16" H, soft cover. ISBN 0713452366 "The place names of Lancashire are as fascinating as any in Britain, but until the appearance of this book, there had been none to which the interested layman could readily turn for an explanation of their origins and meaning. David Mills, who is a professional medievalist and philologist as well as being an amateur local historian, has made available for the local enthusiast, in a form that can be readily understood, the specialist work done b y Eilert Ekwall and other scholars. In addition to the A-Z gazetteer of place names, Dr Mills provides extensive background information about the history, patterns of settlement, topography, administration and language of the country and explains t he principles on which the gazetteer has been selected and arranged." Interior - previous owner's small notation, place, date and signature on half-title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor edge wear, ve ry small bump at bottom of spine, a few small soft creases on covers. Very Good 
Price: 12.00 USD
 
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