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BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 9 1978.  (VOLUME IX - 1978.), Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J.,
1 Baatz, Dietwulf; Barrett, A.A.; Birley, Eric; Buckland, Paul; Castle, Stephen A.; Hanson, W.S.; Jackson, D.A.; Ambrose, T.M.; Jarrett, Michael G.; Johnson, Stephen; McPeake, J.C.; Moore, C.N.; McWhirr, Alan; Viner, David; Miller, M.; St Joseph, J., BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 9 1978. (VOLUME IX - 1978.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1978. 
525 pp + 32 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, diagrams, graphs, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Recent Finds of Ancient Artillery; Knowle dge of the Literary Classics in Roman Britain; The Adherence of Britain to Vespasian; A First-Century Shield from Doncaster, Yorkshire; Amphorae from Brockley Hill, 1975; The Organisation of Roman Military Timber-Supply; Excavations at Wake r l e y , N o r thants, 1972-75; The Case of the Redundant Official; Excavations at Hayton Roman Fort, 1975; A Bronze Skillet-handle from Chester and other vessels from the British Isles; The Production and Distribution of Tiles in Roman Britain wi th p ar ti cu l ar r ef erence to the Cirencester region; The Last British Entry in the 'Gallic Chronicles'; An Enamelled Skillet-handle from Brough-on-Fosse and the distribution of similar vessels; The Camp at Durno, Aberdeenshire, and the site o f M ons Gr aup ius ; Exc ava tio ns near Hadrian's Wall at Tarraby Lane, 1976; Halls or Yards? A problem of villa-interpretation; Two Romano-British Genii; Property-boundaries and the Sizes of Building-plots; Tile-stamps of the Ninth Legion found i n Br itai n; N otes : A fu rthe r ve ssel of the Aldgate-Pulborough Potter - An ususual late Roman Mortarium from Caister by Yarmouth, Norfolk - Another Intaglio from Wroxter - A possible Roman Lyre-sculpture fragment in the British Museum - A frag ment of a Roman cava lry tom bston e fro m Cir encester - A Roman camp near Girvan, Ayreshire; Roman Britain in 1977: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - faint small bump at top c orner of s ome pa ges, o ther wise clean and t ight w ith no other ownership marks. Exterior - book is lightly twisted on spine, very light edge wear, minor rubbing. Very Good 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
BRITANNIA:  A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES.  VOLUME 8 1977.  (VOLUME VIII - 1977.), Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al.
2 Bogaers, J.E.; Boon, George C.; Casey, P.J.; Crummy, Philip; Davies, Jeffrey L.; Davies, R.W.; Hind, J.G.F.; Kennedy, David; Knowles, A.K.; Lloyd-Morgan, G.; Miles, Henrietta; Money, J.H.; Peacock, D.P.S.; Phillips, Bernard, Walters, Bryn; et al. BRITANNIA: A JOURNAL OF ROMANO-BRITISH AND KINDRED STUDIES. VOLUME 8 1977. (VOLUME VIII - 1977.)
The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London, 1977. 
523 pp + 29 b&w plates at rear, large 8vo (9 11/16" H), soft cover. B&w maps, plans, drawings, tables, (some fold-out) + photographic plates. Contents: Notes for Contibutors; Editorial; Tile stamps from Lincoln (Lindum) and the 'Legio V Alaudae'; Gold-in-Glass Beads from the Ancient World; Carausius and Allectus - Rulers of Gaul?; Colchester: the Roman Fortress and the development of the Colonia; Roman Arrowheads from Dinorben and the 'Sagittarii' of the Roman Army; Ateco of Old Ca r l i s l e ; t he 'Genounian' Part of Britain; the 'ala I' and 'cohors I Britannica'; The Roman Settlement of Brampton, Norfolk: Interim report; Two Roman Mirrors from Corbridge; The Honeyditches Roman Villa, Seaton, Devon; The Iron-Age Hill-fort an d Ro ma no -B ri t is h Iron-working Settlement at Garden Hill, Sussex: Interim report on Excavations 1968-76; Bricks and Tiles of the 'Classis Britannica': petrology and origin; A 'Mansio' at Lower Wanborough, Wiltshire; The Forum of Roman Londo n: Ex cav ati ons of 19 68 -9; The Biglands Milefortlet and the Cumberland Coast defences; Roman defended sites at Kirmington, S. Humberside and Farnsfield, Notts., recently found from the air; Britain, A.D. 406-410; 'Famosa Pestis' and the Brita in in the Fift h Ce ntur y; A co nsid eration of the sub-fossil remains of 'Vitis vinifera' L., as evidence for Viticulture in Roman Britain; A first-century Fort near Gosbecks, Essex; A Roman Veterinary Physican from the Thames Valley; Notes: A Ma rbl e H ead from Crond all, Hamps hire - An unusal sherd from Cambridge; Roman Britain in 1976: Sites Explored - Inscriptions; Review Article; Reviews; Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies; Indexes. Interior - clean and tight with no previo us o wner ship mark s. Ex terio r - bo ok ha s slig ht twist to spine, very light edge wear, slight bump and moderate wear at top of spine - light at bottom of spine, two very small corner creases. Very Good- 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
3 Narkiss, Bezalel, editor, in collaboration with Michael E. Stone. Historical survey by Avedis K. Sanjian. ARMENIAN ART TREASURES OF JERUSALEM.
Caratzas Brothers, New Rochelle, New York, 1979. 
174 pp, folio (13 1/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0892410957 Map endpapers, color and b&w photographs. "...unveils a dazzling variety of art objects - sumptuous medieval illuminated manuscripts, printed books, mosaic pavements, painted t iles and ritual objects. The book contains 194 illustrations, of which 131 are in color. A full description of the Armenian art treasures of Jerusalem and their background has been written by Professor Bezalel Narkiss, head of the Depart m e n t o f A r t at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem. His collaborator, Professor Michael E. Stone, of the Department of Armenian Studies of the same University, has contributed a detailed catalogue of the objects illustrated. An introductory c ha pt er o n t he hi st ory of the Armenian Communities in Jerusalem has been written by (Professor) Avedis K. Sanjian." Very light edge rubbing to boards, tiny dint at top of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, some small a rea s o f d ela mi nat ion at edg es, light edge curl at top of panels, moderate wear at top of flap-folds and at top of spine, one small tear with moderate wear - archivallty taped, very light rubbing, small line scuff on rear panel. Very Good/Go od+ 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
WALTER CRANE., Spencer, Isobel.
4 Spencer, Isobel. WALTER CRANE.
New York Macmillan 1975 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Walter Crane. 
208 pp, 11 1/8" H. B&w and colour illustrations. "More than any other artist of the time Walter Crane appears at the center of the great surge of interest in the decorative arts in the late nineteenth century. He was the driving force behind the Arts and Crafts movement, a children's book illustrator, designer of textiles, tiles, stained glass and ceramics, and a painter who enjoyed a reputation on the Continent as the most popular of the Pre-Raphaelites. Long before his name came to be associated with Kate Greenaway and Randolph Caldecott as the outstanding artists for the nursery, his brightly colored series of Toy Books ensured him a wide reputation. His fame led to commissions for nursery wallpaper, and from there to fabrics, ceramics, mosaic, stained glass, and gesso relief. As President of the Art Workers' Guild Exhibition Society he was a more strenuous advocate of the Arts and Crafts movement than his friend, William Morris, and traveled abroad with his work, specifically helping the formation of an American Arts and Crafts movement. Crane's early paintings embody the romantic medievalism of Rossetti and Burne-Jones, but he soon used poetry and painting as a means to express his growing interest in new philosophical ideas. Ultimately he was converted to socialism - a cause he embraced wholeheartedly, becoming a member of the Social Democratic Federation, the Fabians, and Morris's Socialist League. He gladly made his art servant to his beliefs, producing political cartoons and trade union banners. This is the first major study of Crane's life and work to be published since his death in 1915. Isobel Spencer, a past lecturer in the history of art at Glasgow College of Art, includes in her scholarly study of the man and his work the full range of Crane's many artistic activities." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, small bump at top corners of boards, tiny dent on bottom edge of rear board. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, light browning at top inside edge. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
MEDIAEVAL FLOOR TILES., Wight, Jane A.
5 Wight, Jane A. MEDIAEVAL FLOOR TILES.
St. Martin's Press, New York, 1975, first American edition. 
179 pp, large 8vo (9 3/8" H), hard cover in dust jacket. B&w and colour illustrations. "Mediaeval floor tiles have been unjustly neglected both in print and in situ, and (this) book, is, astonishingly, the first full-scale appreciation of the subj ect since 1858. The tiles themselves have been maltreated over the centuries and it is only comparatively recently that their great variety - and often beauty - and the sophistication of some of the methods of production have been appreciated. S o m e Victorian ceramic firms faultlessly and relentlessly copied a number of mediaeval designs - a compliment that Miss Wight shows the originals could well have done without as they were likely to be prised up to make way for the glossy nineteen th -c en tury copies. The book described the methods of manufacture of the various types of mediaeval tile from the earliest mosaic to the elaboration of the later inlaid varieties, and traces the development of design in the main areas of tile ma k ing . Mis s Wight has drawn many examples herself and the groups of illustrations in the book show clearly how a particular subject or symbol - for instance the fleur-de-lis of the Virgin Mary - was used and developed in an incredibly wide variety o f wa ys . F or the first time the mass of tiles is approached with an enthusiasm for their artistic achievement as well as their technical categorization, and the Gazetteer lists a comforting number of places where - if we take the trouble to lo ok downw ard as w ell as upward - we can still see examples of most of the types of mediaeval tile." Very small light stain on bottom of text block. Dust jacket has two very small edge tears archivally taped, minor edge wrinkling, faint soft crea se down f ront panel . Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
6 Younger, William and Younger, Elizabeth. BLUE MOON IN PORTUGAL.
London Eyre & Spottiswoode 1956 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Good 
298 pp, 8vo (8 5/8" H). B&w photographs, maps. "(T)akes you into the arcadian Minho and the grim ruins of Celt-Iberian civilization; from the fever of vintaging in the Douro, down a line of empty, upland castles, to the fado singers of Lisbon. It is concerned also with Moorish tiles, shepherds in tail-coats of sheepskin, and students in ragged, black cloaks. This is one of the most comprehensive books which have been written about Portugal. The unique Portuguese architecture, the little-known Portuguese painting, bull-fighting, food, wine, hotels, village dances and religious fesitivals, are all part of this story: the story of two people who explored a small country and discovered its greatness." Chapter headings: Once in a Blue Moon; Minho: Carnival in Arcady; Tras-os-Montes: 'Behind the Mountains'; Douro: The Yellow Cat; Port - Oporto - Portugal; Beira Litoral: The Chiselled Heart; Coimbra: The Ladies of Diverse Love ; Estremadura - Beira Alta: The Haunted Coast; Ribatejo: 'Hoi! Toiro!'; Alentejo - Algarve: The End of Europe; Serra da Arrabida - Serra de Sintra: Fish and Follies; Lisbon: The City of the Sea; Appendices - Hotels in Portugal; Food and Wine; Port Wine; Portuguese Recipes; Roads. Light foxing on front endpapers and some preliminary pages, a few light foxing marks on rear endpapers, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny foxing marks on top/bottom of textblock. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, moderate rubbing/soiling, several tiny tears. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 


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