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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
 
 
A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE.  EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496., Bartholomew, J.G.
2 Bartholomew, J.G. A LITERARY & HISTORICAL ATLAS OF EUROPE. EVERYMAN'S LIBRARY NO. 496.
London J.M. Dent & Sons 1930 Revised and Enlarged Edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
254 pp, 6 7/8" H. Map endpapers, decorated title page. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w maps. "(T)his book attempts to cover the geography of Europe, mapped out not only to define the frontiers and countries, but to illustrate history and literature - especially English literature. The changes in the face of Europe that have marked the growth of nations, that went on through the Middle Ages, and have continued to the time of Wellington and Napoleon, the Franco-Prussian War, and to the merging to-day of the military in the industrial struggle, may be followed in the coloured maps which come first in the volume." The b&w line maps include: "Fifteen Decisive Battles of the World", "Famous British Battles" and "Maps Illustrating Districts Connected with Famous Books and Their Authors". There is also a "Pronoucing Gazetteer", "A Gazetteer of Towns and Places in Europe having a Literary or Historic Interest" and an Index. Slight fading to spine color, light edge wear - tiny tear at top of front hinge, small bump at top of spine, small bump at fore-edge of rear cover, light browning to edges of text block, slight browning to free endpapers. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling, light fading to spine and flap-fold color, tiny chips at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, very small faint white mark of spine. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME XIX - 1988.  (VOLUME 19 - 1988.), Brodribb, Gerald; Cleere, Henry; Darling, Margaret J.; Jones, Michael J.; Dix, Brian; Taylor, Steven; Donaldson, G.H.; Farley, Michael; Henig, Martin; Taylor, John W.; Harbottle, Barbara; Fraser, R.; Burton, F.C.; Jackson, D.A.; Tylecote, R.F.; et a
3 Brodribb, Gerald; Cleere, Henry; Darling, Margaret J.; Jones, Michael J.; Dix, Brian; Taylor, Steven; Donaldson, G.H.; Farley, Michael; Henig, Martin; Taylor, John W.; Harbottle, Barbara; Fraser, R.; Burton, F.C.; Jackson, D.A.; Tylecote, R.F.; et a BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME XIX - 1988. (VOLUME 19 - 1988.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1988. 
549 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 5/8" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Editorial; Notes for Contibutors; The 'Classis Britannica' Bath-house at Beaupo rt Park, East Sussex; Early Settlement at Lincoln; Excavations at Bannaventa (Whilton Lodge, Northants.), 1970-1; Signalling Communications and the Roman Imperial Army; A Hoard of Late Roman Bronze Bowls and Mounts from the Misbourne Valley , n e a r A m ersham, Bucks.; The Westgate Road Milecastle, Newcastle upon Tyne; Two New Romano-British Iron-working Sites in Northamptonshire - A New Type of Furnace?; The Gallic Chronicle Restored: A Chronology for the Anglo-Saxon Invasions and th e E nd o f R om an Britain; Study of Metallography of some Roman Swords; Excavation of an Iron Age and Roman Enclosure at Werrington, Cambridgeshire; Discharge Certificates of the Roman Army; 'Prata Legionis' in Britain; A Mosaic from Boughspr ing R oma n V ill a, T ide nha m, Gloucester; Notes: Imperial Sceptre Heads in Roman Britain - The Date of the 'Celtic' Field Systems on the Berkshire Downs - A Bronze Object from Lamyatt Beacon - Amphora Stamps from Fishbourne - Two Busts from Li ttle cot e - The Rich bor oug h Fo nt: Some Additional Structural Detail - Probable Roman Road from Barnsley Park, Glos. to Cirencester; Roman Britain in 1987: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Inde xes. Int erio r - previ ous owne r's s mall stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is cocked with concave spine, light edge wear, faint creases on spine. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY, Burland, C. A.
4 Burland, C. A. THE MAGICAL ARTS: A SHORT HISTORY
London Arthur Barker 1966 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good+ 
196 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H). B&w illustrations. "From the earliest time man has been fascinated by visions and dreams, and by the discovery that there were men who could, by magical powers, improve a crop or foretell the weather. As civilization grew there were demands for knowledge which would give control over other men or protection from the wiles of enemies. The study of magic and counter magic became important in the policy of states. Later magic was denounced as a work of the Devil, and then the Devil himself was demoted to become a laughing stock. Yet even nowadays there exist in the most advanced nations societies devoted to magical practices, who deal in strange rituals, and promote the interests of their membership against all enemies. A careful study shows that there is a good deal of scientific knowledge involved in the vast and complex network of 'magical' practice today. This book sets out to show some of the main lines of influence which have led to the present traditions. It treats the subject as if if were a tapestry of many strands each of which has a line of origin from which it traverses like a weft thread on the warp of universal psychological experience. This book is a short history of a complex development. It is planned as a groundwork from which the interested reader can advance to further detailed studies." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine, small slight bump at top corner of both boards. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wear, a few small closed tears, jacket has been laminated for protection and to prevent further deterioration over the center portion (panels, spine and flap-folds). 
Price: 32.50 USD
 
 
5 Davies, Lyn. A IS FOR OX: A SHORT HISTORY OF THE ALPHABET.
London Folio Society 2006 Second Printing Hard Cover Fine Lyn Davies. 
127 pp, 7 3/4" H. Bound in full maroon cloth blocked in a pattern in orange and gilt, gilt lettering & emblem on spine, burnt orange endpapers. Illustrated throught in black, white and orange with alphabets, maps, drawings, etc. Plain orange slipcase. Contents: Introduction: What is the alphabet?; How did writing begin?; The alphabet emerges; The alphabet spreads; Majuscules to miniscules; Key eras; The alphabet now; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Index. Book is Fine. Slipcase has a small soiling mark on one side panel. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN.  VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN.  (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.), Ford, Boris, ed.  Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell.
6 Ford, Boris, ed. Jacquetta Hawkes, Peter Salway, Barry Cunliffe, Sheppard Frere, Janet Huskinson, Roger Ling, Richard Bailey, Mildred Budny, Michael Alexander, Martin Biddle, Isabel Henderson, Richard Gem, Christopher Page, R. Allen Brown, Cherry Lavell. THE CAMBRIDGE CULTURAL HISTORY OF BRITAIN. VOLUME 1. EARLY BRITAIN. (FIRST PUBLISHED AS THE CAMBRIDGE GUIDE TO THE ARTS IN BRITAIN: PREHISTORIC, ROMAN, AND EARLY MEDIEVAL.)
Cambridge Cambridge University Press for The Folio Society 1995 Hard Cover Very Good+ No Jacket - (as issued) 
289 pp, 10" H. Bound in full dark blue cloth with title and shield in gold on spine. B&w illustrations and colour plates. Contents: General Introduction / Prehistoric Britain: Stone Age to Iron Age / Roman Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (Architecture; Verulamium: Social and Artistic Development; The Visual Arts and Crafts; Lullingstone Villa) / Early Medieval Britain: The Cultural and Social Setting; Studies in the Individual Arts (The Visual Arts and Crafts; Old English Literature; Winchester: The Rise of an Early Capital; The Arts of Late Celtic Britain (AD 600-900); Architecture; Music; The White Tower of London) / Appendix: Further Reading / Sources of Illustrations / Index. Minor rubbing on boards. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
HASTINGS 1066:  THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND.  OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13., Gravett, Christopher.  General editor, David G. Chandler.
7 Gravett, Christopher. General editor, David G. Chandler. HASTINGS 1066: THE FALL OF SAXON ENGLAND. OSPREY MILITARY CAMPAIGN SERIES 13.
(Osprey, London, 1997), reprint. 
96 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated in color and b&w with photos, reproductions, maps, battle plans, uniform studies. "The most famous battle in English history, Hastings was the culmination of one of the medieval world' s most daring military expeditions - and a truly decisive battle. It marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England, winning the land-hungry Normans a new kingdom, and ensuring that Britain's destiny lay in Western Europe rather than with Scandinavia." "The Osprey Campaign Series presents concise, authoritative accounts of the great conflicts of history. Each volume begins with an assessment of each commander's campaign strategy, then recounts the progress of the fighting, blow-by-blow. More than 90 illustrations, including maps, charts and colour plates accompany the text, and a series of three-dimensional battle maps mark the critical stages of the campaign. Each volume concludes with a brief guide to the battlefield today, and detailed notes for wargamers." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright, flat uncreased spine. NF 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204., Jerrold, Douglas.
8 Jerrold, Douglas. AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM EARLIEST TIMES TO 1204.
Collins, London, 1949, first edition. 
614 pp, 8vo (8 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. 5 fold-out maps + 10 maps in the text (collated). "....full-length presentation of the history of England from prehistoric times to the loss of Normandy in 1204." Contents: Introduction; Origins and Foundations; From Neolithic Times to the Late Iron Age; The Roman Conquest of Britain; Britain and Rome: A.D. 61 - A.D. 297; The Origins and Character of Christianity; The End of Roman Rule and the Coming of the Anglo-Saxons; From the C o n v e r s i o n to the Viking Invasions; From the Viking Invasions to 978; From 978 to the Norman Conquest; The Beginnings of the Anglo-Norman State; The Anglo-Norman Feudal System; The Church Under William I; England Under William II; England U nd er H en ry I a nd S tephen; Henry II and the Angevin Empire; From 1154 to the Loss of Normandy; Appendices: Diagrams Illustrating the Sequence and Relative Duration of the Geological Eras; The Main British Prehistoric Cultures; Genealogical T abl es; Ch art ers of En feo ffm ent; The Barony of the Archbishop of Canterbury (Dec. 1093 - Oct. 1096); Chronological Table; Index. Light "old book" odor, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, light dust soiling to top of textblock, small bu mp t o to p co rner of rear boa rd, mino r rubbing, very light edge wear. Dust jacket has light to moderate edge wrinkling, several tiny to small tears, one or two tiny chips, small area of surface paper loss at top of spine, browning to spin e an d fla p-fol ds, l ight edge wear . Ve ry G ood/G ood+ 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
ARTHUR AND THE ANGLO-SAXON WARS.  OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 154., Nicolle, David.  Colour plates by Angus McBride.
9 Nicolle, David. Colour plates by Angus McBride. ARTHUR AND THE ANGLO-SAXON WARS. OSPREY MILITARY MEN-AT-ARMS SERIES 154.
Osprey, London, 1993, reprint. 
40 pp + 8 pages of colour plates, 9 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 0850455480 B&w photographs, drawings, maps - colour plates. Contents: Introduction; Chronology; The Arthurian Age; Saxon and Celt; Britain and the Vikings; The Plates. Interior - Chris tmas notation, date and signature on title page; otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - faint small sticker removal mark on front cover, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
ROBIN HOOD., Pakenham, Antonia.  (later Antonia Fraser.)  Illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam.
10 Pakenham, Antonia. (later Antonia Fraser.) Illustrated by Geoffrey Whittam. ROBIN HOOD.
Heirloom Library, London, 1957. 
255 pp, 8vo (8 5/16" H), hard cover (patterned green boards) in dust jacket. Pictorial endpapers, 8 colour plates plus b&w drawings. "In this exciting new version, specially written for the Heirloom Library, Robin pits his wits against the Norman tyrants - Prince John, his barons, Oswald Montdragon and Guy of Gisborne, and the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham - in a series of exciting escapades. An ambush in the green depths of Sherwood, which leaves the Sheriff the lighter of his money-bags, a n assault on the mighty fortress of Gisborne to rescue Will Scarlett, the winning of Maid Marian from the clutches of the Normans - these are some of the adventures which involve Robin, Will, Little John, Friar Tuck, Alan-a-Dale and the oth e r b o l d S axons. Life in Sherwood is merry, with mead and ale, and good venison from the royal deer; and there are the tournaments in Nottingham to provide excitement - particularly when Prince John offers a Silver Arrow for the finest marksm an i n B ri ta in , a nd Robin decides to test his skill in spite of the price on his head...." Minor browning a few tiny foxing marks on fore-edge and bottom of textblock, wrinkling and browning at top/bottom of spine, spine is lightly faded. Dus t j ac ket is pr ice c lip ped, has very small chips/tears and moderate edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, tiny foxing marks and very light soiling on rear panel, very light browning on spine and flap-folds, a few sma ll scuf fs o n sp ine, tw o sm all dye marks on front panel small tear on each flap-fold. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS., Tute, Warren.
11 Tute, Warren. THE TRUE GLORY: THE STORY OF THE ROYAL NAVY OVER A THOUSAND YEARS.
Harper & Row, New York, 1983, first American edition. 
288 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0060152125 Map endpapers, b&w and colour photographs, reproductions. "A carefully planned and beautifully illustrated history of the Royal Navy and its origins from the time of King Al fred to the present day - a panoramic view of the ships, seamen, organisation and fighting records of the unique force that for a thousand years has stood between England and her foes. As the Falklands Task Force has recently demonstrated, t h e R o y a l Navy of today is capable of operating efficiently and effectively wherever it is required. In its history there have been many lengthy periods when this has been brilliantly demonstrated, notably in the time of Queen Elizabeth I, dur in g t he N ap ol eonic Wars and during large parts of the First and Second World Wars. Yet there have also been times when governmental cheese-paring, faulty design criteria, service squabbles or an unwillingness by those in charge to accept new ide as - su ch as ste am power or the vital importance of air cover - have resulted in appalling temporary reverses only compensated for, in the long run, by the determination, skill and discipline of the crews of the Navy's fighting ships. Both side s o f t his his tor y, t he successes and the failures, are dealt with fully and frankly." Minor browning to edges of text block, slight fading to top/bottom edges of boards, crease/fold with small piece missing on rear pastedown. Dust jacket has has been pri ce-c lipp ed, h as very light edge wear at top/bottom of spine and flap-fold, small area of surface paper loss at top of front flap-fold, very light edge browning. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WORDHOARD:  ANGLO-SAXON STORIES.  (WORD HOARD)., Walsh, Jill Paton and Crossley-Holland, Kevin.
12 Walsh, Jill Paton and Crossley-Holland, Kevin. WORDHOARD: ANGLO-SAXON STORIES. (WORD HOARD).
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1969 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
122 pp, 8 1/8" H. "(G)athers together eight stories of Anglo-Saxon times, that little-known period of six hundred years between the time the Romans left England after their long occupation and the Norman Conquest of 1066. These were the Dark Ages, when raiders from the north overran the shifting kingdoms, when paganism and Christianity strove for the mastery of men's minds; a time of violence and chaos, a black time pierced by shafts of heroism, vision, beauty. 'Many famous people lived and died in that time,' say the authors, 'and countless thousands of ordinary ones; these stories are about a few of them'." Contents: The Woodwose; Caedmon; Asser's Book; Leof's Leavetaking; The Horseman; The Childmaster; Thurkell the Tall; The Eye of the Hurricane. Minor edge soiling on boards, faint dampness mark on rear board. Dust jacket is price-clipped, has area of color offset on inside of rear panel from board, light edge browning, very light edge wrinkling, 1" light scuff line on front panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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