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DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND.  VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND.  SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED., (Debrett)
1 (Debrett) DEBRETT'S PEERAGE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND. VOL. II. SCOTLAND AND IRELAND. SIXTEENTH EDITION, CONSIDERABLY IMPROVED.
Printed by J. Moyes, London, 1825, 16th edition, considerably improved. 
v-x, 549-1218 pp, + 2 pp ads, 16mo (6 11/16" H), three-quarter leather (leather spine and corners with gold outlines, gold lettering/decoration on spine), paper-covered boards. VOLUME II ONLY. Contents: Peerage of Scotland - Dukes; Marquesses; Ea rls; Viscounts; Barons. Peerage of Ireland - Duke; Marquesses; Earls; Viscounts; Barons; Archbishops and Bishops of Ireland. English titles conferred from the accession of Geroge III; English titles extinct from the accession of George I I I ; E n g l i s h titles extinct, dormant, and in abeyance, from the Conquest; Forfeited English titles; Scots titles extinct or dormant; Scots titles forfeited; Irish titles conferred from the accession of George III; Irish titles extinct; Irish t it le s f or fe it ed , either attainted or outlawed; Irish titles granted by James II., after his Abdication; English and Irish Peerages conferred or restored by each of our Sovereigns during their respective Reigns; Number of Chaplains the Pee rs may qu al ify ; K nig hts of t he Most Honourable Order of the Garter; Knights of the Most Ancient Order of the Thistle; Most Honourable Military Order of the Bath; Knights Grand Crosses; Knights Commanders; Companions of the Order of the Bath ; K nigh ts o f t he M ost Illu stri ous Ord er of St. Patrick; Order of St. Michael and St. George; Alphabetical List of the Present Knights of England; Names of British Subjects who have been invested with Foreign Orders of Knighthood; Alphabetica l Li st of the Marr ied D augh ters of Pe ers. So ft crease at top corner of last three text pages, faint erased pencil numbers on free rear endpaper, light edge wear - a few very small scuff marks, light rubbing and small light liquid mark on re ar bo ard, v ery l ight rubbin g on front board , ver y sma ll light stain on top of textblock. Very Good- 
Price: 150.00 USD
 
 
2 Bailey, Catherine. THE SECRET ROOMS: A TRUE GOTHIC MYSTERY.
London Viking 2012 0670917559 / 9780670917556 Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ 
466 pp, 9 1/2" H. B&w photographs, floor plans, map, family tree. "At 6 a.m. on 21 April 1940 John, the 9th Duke of Rutland, and one of Britain's wealthiest men, ended his days, virtually alone, lying on a makeshift bed in a dank, cramped suite of rooms in the servants' quarters of his own home, Belvoir Castle. For weeks, as his health deteriorated, his family, his servants - even the King's doctor - had pleaded with him to come out, but he had refused. After his death, his son and heir, Charles, the 10th Duke of Rutland, ordered that the rooms be locked up and they remained untouched for sixty years. What lay behind this extraordinary set of circumstances? (The author) unravels a complex and compelling tale of love, honour and betrayal, played out in the grand salons of Britain's stately homes at the turn of the twentieth century, and on the battlefields of the Western Front." Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor rubbing on rear panel. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE., Coult, Douglas.
3 Coult, Douglas. A PROSPECT OF ASHRIDGE.
Phillimore, London, 1980. 
262 pp, 8vo (8 11/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0850333601 Colour and b&w plates. "Founded as the College of Bonhommes, an order of Augustinian canons, in 1283, Ashridge is again a College today, housing the world-renowned Management Co llege, so that after 700 years the wheel has turned full circle. After the monastic period, Henry VIII used Ashridge as an occasional residence for his children, when it provided a backcloth to the uncertainties of their upbringing. The p r o p e r t y p assed to the Princess Elizabeth at her father's death and during Mary's reign must have been the scene of both drama and danger. After its period as a royal residence the Egerton family (Earls and Dukes of Bridgewater) lived at Ash ri dg e fo r se ve r al generations, among them Sir Thomas, Lord Chancellor to James I, the 3rd Duke, known as 'the Canal Duke', and the 7th Earl, who replaced the crumbling monastic buildings with the present fabric. The latter's controversial wil l l ed to th e est ate p ass ing to the earls Brownlow. Later, under the 3rd Earl and his beautiful Countess, Adelaide, Ashridge achieved an elegance of great distinction. After more than three centuries as a home, the estate was sold in the 192 0s a nd bec ame an edu cati ona l fo undation, first as Bonar Law College and then as the present Management College. This vivid and readable account is the first full-length study of the estate for over 150 years; and through his extensive use of cont emp orar y re cor ds an d som e ne w arc hival material the author's prospect of Ashridge has become more than purely local history. Personalities are brought to life against the background of the building in a way that will appeal to a wide circle of reade rs. A pi ece of Chilt ern h istory that often touches on national affairs, this work will be welcomed by many who know and use the Ashridge of today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, tiny faint stain on fore-edge of textblock, faint w ater mark a t bo ttom corner of fron t boar d. Dus t jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
NIGHT-THREADS SERIES - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES.  1. THE CALLING OF THE THREE.  2. THE TWO IN HIDING.  3. ONE LAND, ONE DUKE.  4. THE CRAFT OF LIGHT., Emerson, Ru.
4 Emerson, Ru. NIGHT-THREADS SERIES - FIRST FOUR VOLUMES. 1. THE CALLING OF THE THREE. 2. THE TWO IN HIDING. 3. ONE LAND, ONE DUKE. 4. THE CRAFT OF LIGHT.
New York Ace 1st Printings. Mass Market Paperbacks Very Good Cover art by Larry Elmore (1-3) and Angus McBride (4). 
The first 4 books in the Night-Threads series - 6 7/8" H - all are first printings. 1. The Calling of the Three - 248 pp, 1990, ISBN 0441580858. "Magic bright and dark swept through the land of Zelharri, claiming the Duke's life in a pool of Hell-Light. Now his son Aletto and daughter Lialla fear for the future of their people. Their murderous uncle has married their mother to steal the throne from Aletto. His only hope to reclaim it is by gathering powerful allies through the magic of the Night-Threads. A magic his sister barely controls. Three ordinary people have been summoned from a place called Earth, in a land known as California: Jennifer, a hard-working junior lawyer who doesn't believe in magic - Robyn, her hard-drinking, hard-living sister - and Robyn's son, Chris, a high school senior with a level head and a smart mouth. These three have been chosen to fight in a dangerous battle of unbelievable magic. A magic they must believe in - or die." 2. The Two in Hiding - 294 pp, 1991, ISBN 0441580866. "Strange and wondrous rumors spread through the kingdom of Rhadaz concerning the young duke Aletto and his sister Lialla, fled from the household of their uncle Jadek, who had ruled the land of Zelharri since the suspicious death of his brother years before. They traveled, it was said, with three outlanders who claimed to be from a place called Earth: a beautiful woman named Jennifer, who had become apprentice to Lialla in the use of the magic of the Night-Threads; the young man known as Chris, who was teaching the weakling Aletto odd but effective ways of fighting. And, it was whispered, the third was an older woman who had the gift of shapeshifting. A talent rare - and dangerous." 3. One Land, One Duke - 324 pp, 1992, ISBN 0441580874. "Whispers of magic and intrigue reached Podhru, grand capital of Rhadaz. It was said that Aletto, rightful duke of Zelharri, sought to reclaim the throne stolen from him. And that the warrior Dahven had escaped the doom prepared for him by his treacherous brothers. For too long has the Emperor stood apart from the conflict, but now the people cry out for 'One Land, One Duke'. The time for hiding is over. At last, the healing power of the Night-Threads stands against demonic Hell-Light while the destiny of all who live hangs in the balance. And three ordinary visitors from Earth must use their newfound talents - as sorceress, shapeshifter, and soldier - to rescue a world that is now even their own. 4. The Craft of Light - 280 pp, 1993, ISBN 0441580882. "Four years have passed, and the three (visitors from Earth) have settled into a comfortable routine. But for Lialla, the outcast duchess of Zelharri, life is a maze of unseen dangers and deadly perils. Her secret powers of Hell-Light are fierce and fearsome; yet they are the very powers that will determine her fate." Interiors - one book with heavy browning to inside of covers, books have either very light or light browning to pages, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exteriors - three books with very light creases on spines, one book with three very small corner creases, slight lean to spines, light browning to some edges of text blocks, light edge wear to most covers, one book with a tiny number stamped on bottom of text block. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE., Justus, May.  Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland.
5 Justus, May. Introduction by Edwin C. Kirkland. THE COMPLETE PEDDLER'S PACK: GAMES, SONGS, RHYMES, AND RIDDLES FROM MOUNTAIN FOLKLORE.
Knoxville University of Tennessee Press 1967 Expanded Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- Jean Tamburine. 
87 pp, 9 1/4" H. B&w illustrations, music notation. "A treasure for collectors of folklore and for the young of all ages, this book has a rare distinction. As Edwin C. Kirkland points out in the foreword, 'The author is both the collector and the source of the material, and this gives a particular character to the book that is impossible for most other collections of folklore. It has an authenticity, a sincerity, and an air of being alive and present.' Music as well as the words to nineteen songs are now included in this expanded edition of (the book), originally published in 1957. Whenever possible, the source of the material is identified, thus adding an important record for scholars of our cultural heritage. The author's love for the Great Smoky Mountains and the people there is evident throughout the book. She has recorded a way of life for all to remember or to learn about." Contents: A Legacy of Folkore; Nonsense Rhymes (Pocket Full of Rocks; Had a Little Mule; Possum up a Gum Tree; Warning to Book Thieves; Indian Brew; There Was an Old Woman; Raccoon on a Rail; et al.); Riddles, Tongue-Twisters, and Counting-Out Rhymes; Songs and Singing Games (Diller, Diller Dollar; The Whistle Pig Song; Sing a Little Hoe-Down Jordan; Wishing Song; Who Will Shoe My Little Feet; Whoa, Mule Whoa; Some Love Coffee, Some Love Tea; Fiddler's Fair; Here Come the Dukes; Green Gravel, et al); Play-Party Games (Club Fist; Old Cat Tiggy; Bogey Man Boo; Witch Pot; Rabbit in the Turnip Patch; Chicken Thief; Chickie, My Cranie-Crow; Froggie in the Mill Pond, et al.); Signs and Predictions (Weather Rhymes; Witchwood; Spring Calendar; Sneeze Rhyme; Hearthfire; Luck for Hallowe'en, et al); Index of Titles and First Lines. Previous owner's small label on front pastedown, previous owner's name/info. in pen on free front endpaper, book is slightly cocked, minor edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few tiny scuffs, 1" tear archivally taped, minor rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
INTRODUCING PORTUGAL., Salter, Cedric.
6 Salter, Cedric. INTRODUCING PORTUGAL.
Methuen, London, 1956, first edition. 
197 pp, 8vo (8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. Map endpapers, b&w photographs. "Few countries offer such a wide variety of scenery in so small an area as this. No traveller can be properly introduced to a country without being told something of it s history, and Mr. Salter regales (us) with fascinating stories about the great figures of Portugal's past - the Knights Templar, the Dukes of Braganza, Henry the Navigator, and countless others. There are constant reminders of the histori c a l l i n k s between Portugal and England, and a full account of the port wine trade. This is, too, primarily a book to be read on holiday, and the reader is introduced to such diverse places as the great seaside resort of Estoril, the little to wn o f S in tr a an d its lovely old palace, the vast and unforgettable Convent of St. John the Baptist that dominates Tomar, and the flowery sub-tropical island of Madeira." Small surface paper pull at bottom edge of free front endpaper - arc hiv all y t ap ed, ti ny fo xin g mark on page 16 and on adjacent picture page verso, very light edge wear, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small light bump at bottom corner of boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, light edge wrink ling , th ree sma ll c lose d t ear s wi th soft creasing archivally taped, light browning, light soiling. Very Good/Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
SPAIN., Sitwell, Sacheverell.
7 Sitwell, Sacheverell. SPAIN.
London B.T. Batsford 1950 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
148 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour (4) and b&w plates, b&w maps. "The author has visited, in person, every single building of note in all Spain, while viewing the incomparable landscape and taking note of Spanish music, the art and costume of Spain, and Spanish persons. He writes of such masterworks as Burgos Cathedral, Santiago de Compostela, or the Alhambra, but he is no less interested in places which are equally characteristic and whose merits are far less well known. Thus, he is equally at home with the people and their customs; the processions of Holy Week, the Gypsies, the bull fights, the cave dwellers of the Barrio de Santiago." Very small business stamp at bottom of rear pastedown, very light edge wear, minor rubbing, small bump to top corner of boards. Dust jacket is price-clipped; has light browning to spine, flap-folds and some edges; light edge wear/wrinkling; a few very small edge tears; protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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