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ROBERT LORAINE:  SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN., Loraine, Winifred.
181 Loraine, Winifred. ROBERT LORAINE: SOLDIER - ACTOR - AIRMAN.
London Collins 1938 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - No Jacket 
390 pp, 9" H. Dark blue cloth with silver lettering on spine. B&w illustrations. A biography of Robert Loraine, MC DSO (1876-1935), detailing his acting career (in London & on Broadway) and his military career, both as a soldier in the South African War and an aviator in the First World War. He learned to fly at the Bleriot school in France and the OED credits his diary with the first written use of the word 'joystick' with reference to airplane controls. Previous owner's name in pencil on front pastedown, small faint erased pencil marks on rear pastedown, browning on rear endpapers, a few very small light stains and light general browning to fore-edge of text block, two very small scuffs and minor soiling to bottom of text block, slight lean to spine, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light fading to spine colour, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN)., Lord Tweedsmuir.  (John Buchan.)
182 Lord Tweedsmuir. (John Buchan.) CANADIAN OCCASIONS: ADDRESSES BY LORD TWEEDSMUIR (JOHN BUCHAN).
Toronto Musson 1941 3rd Printing Hard Cover Very Good Good Karsh photograph on dust jacket. 
256 pp, 7 7/8" H. Includes the text of addresses/speeches titled: Ave; The Western Mind; The Gate of the Pacific; The Iceland Colony (Gimli, Manitoba); Island Magic (P.E.I.); Canada's Heritage; Scotland; Mr. Roosevelt at Quebec; The Governor-General at Washington; Canada and the United States; The Service of the State; Canada's Outlook on the World; Lord Durham; The Civil Service; The Monarchy and the Commonwealth; Some Notes on Education; The Interdependence of Knowledge; A University's Bequest to Youth; Boy Scouts; The Fortress of Personality; The Folly of the Wise; The Double Life; The Moderate Man; Quality and Quantity; Engineering; The Law; Mining and Metallurgy; Medicine; Return to Masterpieces; The French Tongue. (La Langue Francaise); The Integrity of Thought. Minor browning at edges of boards and on endpapers, most pages are unopened, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor corner wear. Dust jacket has browning - mainly on spine, flap-folds, and top edge of rear panel; light edge wear wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds with a few tiny tears and chips; small soiling mark at top of spine; some light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE HELL-RAKES., Loudan, Jack.
183 Loudan, Jack. THE HELL-RAKES.
Books For You, London, 1967, first edition. 
192 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w plates. "It has been said that the two most fascinating subjects in the world are sex and the eighteenth century. The story of eighteenth century British rakery is certainly fascinating; it is al so shocking. London had numerous secret clubs for depravity and debauchery; the notorious Hell Fire Club organised elaborate ritualistic orgies in which leading politicians and public figures of the day took part; roistering aristocrats vi e d a s t o the number of young girls they could seduce; 'Madams' produced child virgins for the dissolute gentry; the London Stock Exchange had its private 'harem' of prostitutes; beautiful young courtesans were exchanged or given as presents by t he i r no b le p r otectors. Satirical prints and broadsheets depicted the moral disorder of the times. The politicians were, in the main, corrupt. The Georgian king were themselves licentious. Highwaymen infested the countryside, and being rob bed b y foo tp ads wa s the least of one's dangers in the towns and cities where gangs of young 'Mohocks' inflicted terrible injuries and humiliations on their victims, male and female, for what would now be called 'kicks'. Yet, in the main, the rake s w er e me n o f gr eat in tellect, wit and culture who brought to their libertinism the stylised elegance of the Georgians. And there can be no doubt that the period has an infectious vitality...." Bump to bottom corner of front board - sma ll bu mp t o t op ed ge o f fro nt b oar d. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, tiny tear and creases at top of rear flap, fading to spine color - lettering legible, fading and light soiling/rubbing to rear panel. Very Good/Very Good- 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES., Lower, Mark Antony.
184 Lower, Mark Antony. A DICTIONARY OF SURNAMES.
Ware Wordsworth 1988 1853269166 / 9781853269165 Reprint Hard Cover Very Good- Very Good- 
443 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The origins of words are always a fascination, and the origins of our own names can tell us a great deal of our family history. But the twists and turns of dialect and other influences often obscure the meanings, and a good eye and ear, and a wide knowledge of places, crafts, professions and languages, are needed to unravel many family names. A sense of humour helps, too, and here Mark Antony Lower takes his place in the tradition of observers of linguistic drift and foible such as Dr. Johnson, H.W. Fowler, Eric Partridge and Ernest Gowers. The book is full of fascinating anecdote and detail, and the introductory chapters cover American nomenclature, Scots, Irish and Welsh, and tables of statistical distribution. As for Mr. Lower's engaging style and unstuffy approach, one need only look at his entry for surnames beginning with the letter 'X', where he admits to following the example of a Northern naturalist 'who introduced into his work a chapter entitled 'Concerning Owls in Iceland', the chapter itself consisted of the words, 'There are no Owls in Iceland'. Mark Antony Lower's 'Dictionary of Surnames' is a book of endless delight, full of both scholarship and surprises." Light browning to pages, moderate browning to top and fore-edge of textblock, light edge wear, minor wrinkling at top of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, two 3" creases at top of front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
MY SELVES., Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn.  Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart.
185 Lucas, Netley and Graham, Evelyn. Foreword by Sir James Purves-Stewart. MY SELVES.
London Arthur Barron 1934 First Edition Hard Cover Good No Jacket 
355 pp, 8 3/4" H. Red cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine. The autobiography of the self-proclaimed "Artistocrat of Crooks". Lucas was a con man who charmed his way through London high society in the early 20th century, using multiple false names and personas. This book was written after his release from prison, having been arrested for attempting to sell a bogus manuscript. He died in 1940. Contents: In the Beginning; Good-Bye to All That Mattered; The House Without Laughter; Purgatory to Paradise; Raffles in Real Life; The Eighth Wonder of the World; Borstal!; Yo! Ho! For the Spanish Main; From Gaol to Journalism; An Atlantic Flight; An American Tragedy; Payment in Full; Two Against the World; Second Canadian Tour; Authorship and Marriage; Give a Dog a Bad Name; New York Nightmare; The Birth of a Notion; From Borstal to Royal Palace; From Dock to Bench!; More Literary Laurels; Wine, Women and Writing; Making Literary History; The Pitcher Begins to Crack; The Marriott Comet; "Eveyln Graham" in Full Cry!; African Adventures; The End of "Evelyn Graham"; By the World Forgot. Bump at bottom corner of front board - migrates into the first few pages, light browning to edges of text block, very light rubbing and some faint color variation on boards, light fading to spine color, small ghost sticker mark at bottom of spine, wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few pages with a tiny corner crease, some splitting in paper at rear inside hinge - hinge holding well, two small light stains in top margin of page 39, dog-ear crease at top corner of page 197, light toning in margins of pages. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939.  THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978., Lyons, F.S.L.
186 Lyons, F.S.L. CULTURE AND ANARCHY IN IRELAND 1890-1939. THE FORD LECTURES DELIVERED IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD IN THE HILARY TERM OF 1978.
Oxford Oxford University Press 1979 0192224931 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Very Good- 
184 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H). "Irish history has traditionally been interpreted primarily in political terms as the struggle of an emerging nation to shake itself free of seven hundred years of English domination. The events of the last decade in Northern Ireland have led many people to realise that the reality is more complex, but this has left them if anything more confused than they were before. The purpose of this book is to trace concisely the outline of four conflicting cultures which co-exist in Ireland north and south. To bring their conflict to a focus they have been examined mainly within a narrow historical framework, the period 1890-1939 (defined by the two symbolic dates of the fall of Parnell and the death of Yeats), though there are some necessary excursions into a remoter past, especially in relation to Ireland. The underlying theme of the book is that no political solution has been or will be successful without a proper understanding of the intricacies of this interlocking pattern of cultures - Gaelic, English, Anglo-Irish, Ulster Protestant. The book is in essence an attempt to provide the historical basis for such an understanding." Previous owner's small stamp on front pastedown, a previous owner's name in ink and faint erased pencil marks on free front endpaper, very light liquid stain in top margin of page 19, minor edge wear, small corner bump, minor wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, minor soiling on bottom of textblock. Dust jacket is price clipped, has light edge wear - small surface paper loss at bottom of flap-folds, light to moderate edge wrinkling, light rubbing, 1" closed knife cut on front panel - archivally taped. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
187 Mabell, Countess of Airlie. (Strange Jocelyn.) WITH THE GUARDS WE SHALL GO: A GUARDSMAN'S LETTERS IN THE CRIMEA, 1854-1855.
London Hodder & Stoughton 1933 First Edition Hard Cover Good+ 
322 pp, 8 3/4" H. Dark brown cloth with gilt lettering/banding on spine, gilt insignia on front board. Colour frontispiece and 16 b&w plates (collated). Countess Airlie uses the letters of her great-uncle, Colonel Strange Jocelyn, to tell a highly personal history of the Crimean War. Some old glue residue and small areas of surface paper loss on front pastedown, small light stain in top margin of page 25, small light foxing mark in margin of page 32, book is slightly cracked in a few places - all pages are holding firmly, one slight corner bump, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to color on spine and at top of front board, light staining on spine, light edge wear, very light rubbing. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW:  DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL., Macdonald, Hugh.
188 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.
189 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.
190 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.
191 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
 
 
THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE., Malloch, D. Macleod.
192 Malloch, D. Macleod. THE BOOK OF GLASGOW ANECDOTE.
Edinburgh Foulis 1912 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good - Good- 
396 pp + (7) pp publisher's advertising, 8 1/4" H. Oatmeal-coloured cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, top edge gilt, fore and bottom edges untrimmed. 34 b&w illustrations with tissue guards, and colour frontispiece, tipped in, plus double page b&w "Plan of Glasgow in 1783" (collated). Chapter headings: Introductory; Concerning some Glasgow Men and Women; The Amusements of the People; Alarms and Excursions; Humour; Municipal; The Commerce of Glasgow; Concerning Banking; The University; Law in Glasgow; The Medical Profession; The Church. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown, browning to fore-edge of text block - lighter on bottom of text block, light browning to edges of boards and very light on spine. Dust jacket has small edge pieces missing - mostly at top rear edge, light edge browning - darker on spine, light rubbing and small edge tear to front panel illustration, minor soiling, a few small edge tears, protected in a paper-backed mylar sleeve. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
193 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
WHAT'S LEFT OF NELSON., Marriott, Leo.
194 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.
195 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.
196 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.
197 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
 
 
198 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
 
 
199 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
 
 
THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY., Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B.
200 Maurice, F., Major-General Sir and Arthur, George, Sir. ` Foreword by General Sir R. Wingate, G.C.B. THE LIFE OF LORD WOLSELEY.
Garden City, New York Doubleday, Page 1924 Hard Cover Very Good - 
375 pp, 8 7/8" H. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, gilt lettering, crest and banding on front board, top edge gilt. Corrigenda slip tipped in at beginning of Chapter I. B&w reproductions, maps (two fold-out), photographs - collated. Contents: Foreword; The Army on the Eve of the Crimean War; Burma - Crimea - Indian Mutiny - China; Canada - American Civil War - Red River; Cardwell Reforms - Ashanti Expedition; Natal, 1875 - Cyprus, 1878; South Africa, 1879-1880; Quartermaster-General - Egypt, 1882; The Attempt to save Gordon, 1884-1885; The War Office and Preparation for War, 1885-1890; In Command in Ireland; Commander-in-Chief, 1895-1900; Preparation for the South African War; Afterword; Bibliography; Index. Very light browning to pages - mainly at margins, bump at top corner of text block - tiny to small from front to back of book, small bump at top rear corner, light browning to fore-edge and bottom of text block, shelf soiling on bottom of text block, very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, slight fading to spine color and spine lettering, spine has a very slight lean and light waviness, minor edge wear. 
Price: 40.00 USD
 
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