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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
 
 
2 Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers. DOORS HELD AJAR.
St. John's, Newfoundland Killick Press 1997 1895387760 / 9781895387766 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good+ 
182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country after World War Two as the bride of a Newfoundland serviceman, leaving Newfoundland as the bride of an American serviceman in the 1960s. All this, and more, informs the short stories and essays contained in this book." Contents: Isobel Brown (November Memories / Two Photographs / Meaningful Coincidences / 72 Hours / Iona); Peggy Smith Krachun (Outport Girl Preferred / On Becoming a Grandmother / China Doll / Let's Stay Together / The Groupie Table); Nellie P. Strowbridge (The Feather / Lady In Blue / The Last Of The Holy Rollers / The Wings of Azrael). Very light scuffing to covers. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
DOORS HELD AJAR., Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P.  Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers.
3 Brown, Isobel; Krachun, Peggy Smith; Strowbridge, Nellie P. Helen Fogwill Porter and Bernice Morgan, compilers. DOORS HELD AJAR.
St. John's, Newfoundland Killick Press 1997 1895387760 / 9781895387766 First Edition Soft Cover with Self Flaps Very Good 
182 pp, 8 3/8" H. "(This book) reflects not only the distinctive narrative voices of its authors, but also the diverse life-experiences of these three women: growing up in Glasgow between the wars, growing up in a small Newfoundland outport, growing up within the constraints of a fundamentalist religion, coming to this country after World War Two as the bride of a Newfoundland serviceman, leaving Newfoundland as the bride of an American serviceman in the 1960s. All this, and more, informs the short stories and essays contained in this book." Contents: Isobel Brown (November Memories / Two Photographs / Meaningful Coincidences / 72 Hours / Iona); Peggy Smith Krachun (Outport Girl Preferred / On Becoming a Grandmother / China Doll / Let's Stay Together / The Groupie Table); Nellie P. Strowbridge (The Feather / Lady In Blue / The Last Of The Holy Rollers / The Wings of Azrael). Interior - tiny wrinkle at fore-edge of last page, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - dark rub mark approx. 4" long on rear cover, light rubbing to covers, minor wear at top of spine. 
Price: 12.50 USD
 
 
THE VOICE OF ONE:  EMPIRE LYRICS.  A CORONATION GARLAND., Johnson, H. Harrold.
4 Johnson, H. Harrold. THE VOICE OF ONE: EMPIRE LYRICS. A CORONATION GARLAND.
Basil Blackwood, Oxford, 1937, first edition. 
xi, 46 pp + notes, 7 1/2" H, stiff card covers with attached dust jacket. Contents: Dedication; The King's Grace; From Arbor Low to King Alfred (Arbor Low - Ancient Britons - The Romans in Britain - St Columba and Iona - Exile from Erin - The Pool of Columcille - The English - The Danes - King Alfred); Great Britain and Ireland (The Garden of England - The Homes of England - The Last Levee - Under Which Flag? - The Song of the Mothers - Th' oul' Home in Mona - Old Ireland - The Passing of the Celt); The Seven Seas (The Old Mother - The Motherland - 'Physical Energy' - A Colonist's Farewell); To the Captain (The Right Honourable Stanley Baldwin); Notes. a few tiny soiling marks on inside front hinge, a few scattered tiny light f o x i n g m a rks. Dust jacket has ight to moderate soiling and darkening, small surface paper scuff on front panel, light edge wrinkling. Very Good-/Good 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
5 Opie, Iona and Opie, Peter, editors. I SAW ESAU: THE SCHOOLCHILD'S POCKET BOOK.
Cambridge, Massachusetts Candlewick Press 1992 1564020460 / 9781564020468 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Maurice Sendak. 
160 pp, 7 1/2" H. " 'Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.' That's what children chant when they are being teased; it's what their parents chanted, and their grandparents and great grandparents before them. Collected in this invaluable book are the wit and wisdom of generations of schoolchildren - more than one hundred and seventy rhymes ranging from insults and riddles to tongue twisters, jeers, and jump-rope rhymes. With Iona Opie's introduction and detailed notes and Maurice Sendak's remarkable pictures - vignettes, sequences, and full-page paintings both wickedly funny and comically sad - this book offers knowledge and entertainment to all who open it. Like a collection of Mother Goose nursery rhymes or Grimm's fairy tales, (it) deserves a place among the classic texts of childhood." Slight bump at bottom of rear hinge. Dust jacket has minor edge wear/wrinkling, light wrinkling at top of front flap-fold and flap. 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
6 Pennick, Nigel. CELTIC SACRED LANDSCAPES.
London Thames & Hudson 1996 0500016666 / 9780500016664 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
224 pp, 9 3/4" H. B&w drawings. "From the original Celtic site of the castle at Tintagel, passing through the sacred forest of Broceliande in Brittany and on to the monastery of Scelig Mhichil off the coast of Ireland, Nigel Pennick takes us on an exhilarating spiritual and historical tour of the Celtic holy places of Europe. He delves into the mystery and lore behind the power of sacred trees and stones; springs and wells as places of healing; holy mountains as centres of geomythic energies; sacred caves; holy islands; sanctified earthworks and cities; paths and trackways; places for demons and supernatural beings; the visible instances of the divine in hidden temples; and the holy places of the Celtic saints. Through these themes, supported by a wide-ranging gazetteer of sites, he reveals the continuing importance of the Celtic tradition to us today." Minor wrinkle at bottom of spine, light fading to color on half of the top of the text block, two small wrinkles on free rear endpaper. Dust jacket has very light edge wear/wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, two small edge tears - taped, minor browning at top edge of flaps, very light rubbing. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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