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BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG., Edwards, Tudor.
1 Edwards, Tudor. BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.
London B.T. Batsford 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good - 
128 pp, 8 3/4" H. Colour frontispiece, b&w photographs, 2 maps. "Belgium, Luxembourg and French Flanders are included in this survey of an area which is, intentionally, treated more as a cultural than a nationalistic entity. It is an area whose buildings, customs and people share a common quality that traverses national frontiers: a quality which appears equally in the Grandes Places of Antwerp, Malines and Brussels, in the canal-side architecture of Bruges and Ghent, and in the characteristic processions and fetes of Furnes, Echternach, Binche, Mons and Douai, to name only five of many." Soft corner crease on Preface page, minor winkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning on spine and some edges - darker at top edge of flaps, 1" edge tear with soft crease at top of rear panel, protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
2 Thompson, Peter E., translated & edited by. Jean Le Bel, Jean Froissart, Enguerrand De Monstrelet. CONTEMPORARY CHRONICLES OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR. FROM THE WORKS OF JEAN LE BEL, JEAN FROISSART & ENGUERRAND DE MONSTRELET.
London Folio Society 1966 Hard Cover Good 
358 pp, 9 7/8" H. Dark blue leather spine with gold lettering/decoration, paper-covered boards with simulated wood grain pattern. Decorated endpapers, colour plates (including frontispiece), b&w maps/battle plans, fold-out genealogical table at rear (before index). Blue/gray slipcase. "The span of history covered by the Hundred Years War is one of constant interest for the social as well as the military and political historian. In this volume the story of the war is told by means of passages translated from three French chroniclers who between them cover its whole duration; they are chroniclers rather than historians, yet where questions of social or political interest seem to be passed over the answers can sometimes be gleaned from the text. The extracts here given contain about one-fifteenth part of the original chronicles, and are linked by a connecting narrative which deals also with political issues." Previous owner's bookplate on verso of free front endpaper, minor browning to inside hinges, very light wear on bottom edges of boards, light fading to spine color, rubbing on spine. Slipcase has light general rubbing, wear/small pieces of paper missing at one top side edge and top rear edge. 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
KATHERINE SWYNFORD:  THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS., Weir, Alison,
3 Weir, Alison, KATHERINE SWYNFORD: THE STORY OF JOHN OF GAUNT AND HIS SCANDALOUS DUCHESS.
Toronto McClelland & Stewart 2008 0771088574 / 9780771088575 First Canadian Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
366 pp, 9 1/4" H. "(R)ecounts one of the greatest and most extraordinary love stories of mediaeval England. It is the tale of an exceptional woman, Katherine Swynford, who became first the mistress, and later the wife, of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster - one of the most powerful princes of the fourteenth century. Although Katherine's story provides unique insights into the life of a mediaeval woman, she was far from typical. She was renowned for her beauty; she was enigmatic and intriguing. (She) was an important person in her own right, a woman who had remarkable opportunities, made her own choices, flouted convention, took control of her own destiny and her own public image - not without consequence. She knew most of the great figures of the times - among them her brother-in-law, the poet Geoffrey Chaucer. She lived through the Hundred Years War, the Black Death and the Peasants' Revolt, she knew loss, adersity and heartbreak, and she survived them all triumphantly. Perhaps the most dynastically important woman within the English monarchy, she was the mother of the Beauforts and through them the ancestress of the Yorkist kings, the Tudors, the Stuarts and every other sovereign since." Minor wrinking at top of spine. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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