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30 YEARS OF ADVENTURE: A CELEBRATION OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS., Johnson, Harold; Winter, Steve; Adkison, Peter; Stark, Ed; Archer, Peter.  With Gary Gygax.  Foreword by Vin Diesel.  Front cover art by Larry Elmore.
21 Johnson, Harold; Winter, Steve; Adkison, Peter; Stark, Ed; Archer, Peter. With Gary Gygax. Foreword by Vin Diesel. Front cover art by Larry Elmore. 30 YEARS OF ADVENTURE: A CELEBRATION OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS.
Wizards of the Coast, Renton,WA, 2004 0786934980 / 9780786934980 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
283 pp, square (10" H x 10" D). Colour illustrations. "In 1974 a new phenomenon burst onto the cultural scene: the 'Dungeons & Dragons' game. Armed with dice, pencils, paper, and rulebooks, thousands of people set forth on a quest of the imagination. Along the way they battled monsters, discovered treasure, and trekked through countless dungeons, keeps, castles, and lairs. The 'Dungeons & Dragons' experience created an industry. Not only did it spawn similar roleplaying games, it had a profound impact on the burgeoning computer gaming industry. Around the world and over the years, people from all walks of life joined in this game of monsters and magic. This book is a celebration of that phenomenon and a tribute to the millions of players who brought the 'Dungeons & Dragons' experience to life." Waviness to top/bottom edges of text block, slight curl at fore-edges of boards, slight bump at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has small creases at top/bottom of spine, small edge tear at bottom of front hinge. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE GRAIL LEGEND., Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise.  Translator: Andrea Dykes.
22 Jung, Emma & Von Franz, Marie-Louise. Translator: Andrea Dykes. THE GRAIL LEGEND.
Boston Sigo Press 1986 093843408X / 9780938434085 Second Edition Soft Cover Very Good 
452 pp, 9" H. B&w illustrations. "The Holy Grail and its quest is a legend which has had a powerful impact on our civilization and culture. The Grail itself is an ancient Celtic symbol of plenty as well as a Christian symbol of redemption and eternal life, the chalice which caught the blood of the crucified Christ. The story of the Grail sheds profound light on man's search for the supreme value of life, for that which makes life most meaningful. Writing in a clear and readable style, two leading women of the Jungian school of psychology present this legend as a living myth that is meaningful to modern life. We encounter such universal figures as the Fool (the naive young Perceval), the Wise Old Man (the Hermit Gornemanz), the Virgin Maiden (Blancheflor), the Loathly Damsel, and such important themes as the Waste Land, the Trinity, and the vessel of the Grail. Weaving together narrative and interpretation, the authors show us how the legend reflects not only fundamental human problems but also the dramatic psychic events which form the background of our Christian culture." Interior - one tiny corner crease, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - minor soiling on bottom of text block, tiny dent at top of spine, very faint creases on spine, one tiny corner crease. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW:  DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL., Macdonald, Hugh.
23 Macdonald, Hugh. RAMBLES ROUND GLASGOW: DESCRIPTIVE, HISTORICAL, AND TRADITIONAL.
Glasgow C.L. Wright New Monumental Edition. Hard Cover Very Good - 
434 pp, 7 3/8" H. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front board, black borders and decoration on front board, blindstamped decoration on rear board. No date, but includes the Preface to the Second Edition dated 1856. Six b&w illustrations, including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Public Green; Carmyle and Kenmure; Cambuslang and Dychmont; Blantyre and Bothwell; Rutherglen and Cathkin; Cathcart and Langside; Pollokshaws and Its Environs; Eaglesham and Lochgoin; The Earn, Mearns Castle, and Moorhouse; Barrhead and Neilston; Cardonald and Crookston; Paisley and Its Environs; Gleniffer and Elderslie; Govan, Renfrew, and Inchinnan; Partick and Kelvin Grove; Duntocher and Old Kilpatrick; New Kilpatrick and the Whangie; Milngavie and Strathblane; Baldernock and Balmore; Kirkintilloch and Campsie; Robroyston, Auchinloch, and Chryston. Very light browning to margins of pages, browning to edges of text block, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, very light edge wear. Book is protected in a stiff mylar sleeve. 
Price: 50.00 USD
 
 
ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE., Mark Girouard.
24 Mark Girouard. ROBERT SMYTHSON & THE ELIZABETHAN COUNTRY HOUSE.
New Haven Yale University Press 1983 0300031343 / 9780300031348 Updated edition. Hard Cover Very Good Very Good- 
328 pp, 10 3/8" H. Illustrated in colour and b&w with photographs, reproductions, architectural drawings. "(B)egins with the general history of Elizabethan and Jacobean architecture and the ideas behind it. Girouard then describes the buildings that can be connected with Robert Smythson and his architect son and grandson, discussing their design and decoration, as well as the personalities who commissioned them. The Smythson patrons come vividly to life; the irascible Sir John Thynne, the neurotic classicist and industrial tycoon Sir Francis Willoughby, the conscientious and harassed Earl of Shrewsbury, and, above all, three generations of the Cavendish family - the formidable Bess of Hardwick, Sir Charles Cavendish with his curious taste for sham castles, and the cavalier Duke of Newcastle with his passion for horses and the haute-ecole." Contents: Introduction; Longleat; Wardour & Wollaton; Worksop & Related Houses; Hardwick; Robert Smythson: The Later Houses; Bolsover Castle & the Revival of Chivalry; The Buildings of John Smythson; Robert Smythson: A Summing Up; Appendix I. The Letters from Smythson & Maynard to Thynne; Appendix II. The Building Chronology of Bolsover Castle; Appendix III. The Smythson Family Tree & the Later Smythsons; Notes to the Text; List of Illustrations; Index of Names and Place; Subject Index. Large gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, previous owner's bookplate title page, very light edge wear, two small corner creases, light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine. Dust jacket has very light edge wear, moderate wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, crease at top edge of rear panel, light rubbing and faint writing/line indentations on panels. 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
25 Mencl, Vaclav. CZECH ARCHITECTURE OF THE LUXEMBURG PERIOD.
Artia, Prague, (1955). 
61 pp, text + 186 b&w reproductions at rear, 4to, hard cover in dust jacket. Beautiful b&w photographs showing buildings and architectural details. Contents: Introduction; The History of Czech Gothic Architecture; The Period of 1350-60; The Perio d of 1360-70; The Period of 1370-80; The Period of 1380-90; The Period of 1390-1420; List of Illustrations. Focuses largely on Prague Castle and various churches. Light stains to margins of page with plates 43 & 44, tiny tear/chip to bo t t o m o f p a g es (with plates 66-76) at gutter, slight bump to top of spine, covers slightly curved. Dust jacket has light edgewear; wrinkling at top/bottom of spine and flap folds; light wrinkling elsewhere. VG/VG- 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES., Miller, David.
26 Miller, David. BRASSEY'S BOOK OF THE CRUSADES.
Washington, D.C. Brassey's 2001 1574882929 / 9781574882926 First American Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
128 pp, 11 1/4" H. "The crusades, of which there were several, conducted by many forcees from different nations, were ultimately unsuccessful, the last crusaders being forced out of the Holy Land in 1291. However, as this fascinating history shows, they did serve to advance many military concepts. Notable among these were the logistics involved in moving thousands of combined forces across frequently hostile regions; fortifications and siege warfare; and armour and weapons. There were heroes and villians, too - again on both sides - and examples of great generalship, military ineptitude, magnamity, and atrocity. The most notable leaders during these conflicts were Richard I, Lionheart, King of England, and the saracen commander, Saladin. While they never met, each had a justifiable respect for the other. This handsome volume encapsulates all the intriguing contrasts between the combatant forces, outlining the formation of the Christian Military Orders - such as the Knights Hospitallers - and the ferocious saracen armies. It describes the major weapons, such as siege machines, as well as personal arms and armour, and the important battles. Liberally illustrated with maps and diagrams, plus contemporary and other illustrations of the people, places and warfare, (this book) is a highly readable military history of a period and events that have an enduring fascination for military enthusiast and general reader alike." Minor edge wear. Dust jacket has some small areas of very light edge wrinkling. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE., N/A.
27 N/A. A GUIDE TO THE RUINS OF KENILWORTH CASTLE.
W.H. Smith and Son, Warwick, n.d. 
23 pp, 6 1/8" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). B&w photographs, reproductions. A small guidebook, giving a brief history of the Castle and its times, and a description of the ruins. Interior - staple is slightly rusty, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light to moderate soiling - mainly on rear cover, small soft corner crease on rear panel, staple slightly rusty. Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO., Neff, Terry Ann R.
28 Neff, Terry Ann R. WITHIN THE FAIRY CASTLE: COLLEEN MOORE'S DOLL HOUSE AT THE MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY, CHICAGO.
Chicago Museum of Science and Industry 1997 0821225197 / 9780821225196 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Barbara Karant, photograper. 
127 pp, 4to (12 1/8" H). Profusely illustrated with color and b&w photographs. "This renowned doll house, conceived as a fairy castle, is one of the most beloved permanent displays at Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. A gift to the museum from Colleen Moore, star of the silent-film era and the original 'flapper', the Fairy Castle has appealed to the imaginations of thousands of children since 1949. Moore's dream was to create a castle decorated with fairy-tale themes, miniaturized to the scale of one inch to one foot. She spent hundreds of thousands of dollars and seven years making her dream come true - hiring Hollywood set designers and craftsmen to create the castle's fourteen splendid rooms and exquisite furnishings, and gathering antique miniature treasures from all over the world. The minute and precious detail of this cherished residence of Moore's imaginary fairy prince and princess has been captured in beautiful color photography, giving the reader a close-up tour of the nine-foot-square and twelve-foot-high castle's rooms and their treasures. We enter the miniature palace of make-believe through the Magic Garden, with its working fountain and weeping willow tree that cries 'real tears': travel through the Library of diminutive books, with contributions from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Willa Cather, and others: move on to the Great Hall, with its tiny paintings, dainty chandeliers made of diamonds and emeralds, Cinderella's glss slippers, and more: and explore the castle's wonders from top to bottom. (Includes) an illustrated biography of Colleen Moore's colorful life." Light waviness to edges of text block, tiny dint on bottom edge of rear board , minor rubbing. Dust jacket has very light wrinkling at top of spine and flap-folds, minor rubbing, faint rub line down front panel. 
Price: 100.00 USD
 
 
A TREASURY OF TALES FROM THE KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA., Petiska, Eduard.
29 Petiska, Eduard. A TREASURY OF TALES FROM THE KINGDOM OF BOHEMIA.
Prague Martin 1995 8090012965 / 9788090012967 Hard Cover Good 
254 pp, 8 1/2" H. Glazed pictorial covers - no dust jacket (as issued). B&w illustrations, map on front endpapers, coats of arms on rear endpapers. "(I)nvites you on a journey into the world of Czech legends. Here a great story-teller brings you exciting stories of bygone centuries, describes events in the ancient mighty kingdom of Bohemia. The captivating stories contained in this book have originated over long centuries, since mythical times. Rare drawings, not published for centuries, add to the charm of this remarkable book. The stories may also be used as an excellent tourist guide for visitors to Bohemia." Contents: Between the Rivers Ohre, Elbe and Vltava; Judgment and Choice; The Castle over the Vltava; Battle and Betrayal; The Great Leap; The Peaceable Prince; Zbislav; A Son and a Daughter; A Great Slav Empire; The Retreat of the Old Gods; The Two Stars; The Distant Homeland; Prince Oldrich's Hunt; The Czech Achilles; Blanik; Chropyne; A Knightly Legend of the Czech Coat of Arms; On the Famous Deeds of Castle Lords and on Coats of Arms; From the Times of the Crusades; Hruba Skala; From the Times of the Tartar Invasion; The Last of the Premyslides; The King and the Queen; The King from the Golden Cradle; The Castle of Legends. Minor edge wear to boards, slight bump at top corner of rear board, moderate bump at top of both hinges - small tear at top of rear hinge, light wrinkling at bottom of spine. 
Price: 17.50 USD
 
 
SPITHEAD:  THE NAVY'S ANVIL., Powell, Michael.
30 Powell, Michael. SPITHEAD: THE NAVY'S ANVIL.
Redan & Vedette, n.p., 1977. 
60 pp, 8 1/4" H, soft cover (stapled in wraps). ISBN 0950544604 Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, maps, plans. "An account of the Spithead anchorage and Fortress Portsmouth dealing with invasion, sea power, land power, gunnery, armour, ballistics, ship construction and the science of fortification both in attack and defence over a thousand years as reflected in generations of effort to protect the anchorage and facilities on which mighty sea power depended." Interior - previous o wner's small stamp on inside of front cover, otherwise clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - light wear on spine - minor elsewhere, a few very soft wrinkles. Very Good+ 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
AFTER THE BATTLE.  NUMBER 63:  COLDITZ., Ramsey, Winston G., editor.  (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al
31 Ramsey, Winston G., editor. (Jim Beedle, Wilf Nicoll, Peter Corbell, Peter Halliday, Robin J. Brooks, Group Captain H.T. Sutton, Roy Humphreys, Ray Munday, F.O. W. Fraser, Bill Gent, Peter Norris, Keith Braybrooke, Alister Ruby, Michael Payne et al AFTER THE BATTLE. NUMBER 63: COLDITZ.
London Battle of Britain Prints International 1989 0306154X Stapled in Wraps Very Good - 
53 pp, 11 11/16" H (magazine format). Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, maps, plans. Contents: Colditz; John Gillespie Magee (High Flight). Interior - bump at top corner of pages, otherwise clean and tight with no other ownership marks. Exterior - very light edge wear, two tiny edge tears with creases (archivally taped) on front cover, very small corner creases on covers, small old price sticker on front cover. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES:  WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY., Robinson, John Martin.
32 Robinson, John Martin. ROYAL PALACES: WINDSOR CASTLE - A SHORT HISTORY.
Michael Joseph / Royal Collection, London, 1996. 
144 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 071814158X Profusely illustrated in colour and b&w. "Continuously used by British monarchs since the Middle Ages, Windsor Castle is an architectural epitome of the nation's history. Its sk yline of battlements, turrets and the great Round Tower is instantly recognizable throughout the world. In this book, which includes over 150 colour illustrations, architectural historian John Martin Robinson describes the history of this mo s t s p l e n did and significant of European royal palaces. From its beginnings as a Norman defensive fortification, medieval expansion converted the Castle into a vast Gothic palace, of which St George's Chapel is the principal surviving archite ct ur a l gl or y. Charles II reconstructed the Upper Ward, employing architect Hugh May and craftsmen such as Verrio and Grinling Gibbons to create new baroque state apartments. With subsequent remodelling by George IV and his architect Jeffry Wy atv ill e, t his wa s t r ansformed again into a truly magnificent palace that became the principal seat of the monarchy. In Queen Victoria's reign the social life of the Castle settled into a pattern which is familiar today. Windsor is the sett ing for roy al fami ly l ife, s tate visits of foreign monarchs and the annual celebration of the Order of the Garter, one of the oldest orders of Christian chivalry, and one with which the Castle is specially associated. This fascinating story of the Cas tle inc ludes the acqui sit ion by successive monarchs of its artistic treasures, such as the Old Master drawings and French decorative art, that now form an incomparable part of the Royal Collection." Small bump to top corner of both bo ards, bott om o f sp ine bu mped. Dust jac ket has wrinkling at top of flap-folds and at bottom of spine. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
LEGENDS OF THE RHINE., Ruland, Wilhelm.
33 Ruland, Wilhelm. LEGENDS OF THE RHINE.
Stollfuss Verlag, Bonn, n.d., 3rd edition. 
288 pp, 6 3/4" H, hard cover in dust jacket. B&w illustrations. A collection of myths and legends, gathered under the headings: The Source of the Rhine; The Upper Rhine; The Romantic Rhine; The Lower Rhine. "The legends of the Rhine are interwove n with the history of centuries. Long forgotten figures arise out of the misty past and bring back life to the ancient walls as they stride along the castles and cathedrals. Marching songs and wedding bells resound again! One hears again t h e g u r g le of the moss covered spring and in the forest the huntsman's horn reverberates through the trees and spears whirl through the air; royal crowns sparkle in the magic twilight...." Bump at bottom of spine/front hinge. Dust jacket h a s bu mp at b ot to m of spine, a few areas of light edge wrinkling, a few very tiny dints on front panel. Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
A HISTORY OF BRITAIN:  AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD?  3000 BC - AD 1603., Schama, Simon.
34 Schama, Simon. A HISTORY OF BRITAIN: AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD? 3000 BC - AD 1603.
BBC, London, 2000; 
416 pp, small 4to (10" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0563384972 Colour and b&w illustrations. Volume 1 of 2, published to accompany the BBC program. "Change - sometimes gentle and subtle, sometimes shocking and violent - is the dynamic of Schama's unapologetically personal and grippingly written history, especially the changes that wash over custom and habit, transforming our loyalties. At the heart of his history lie questions of compelling importance for Britain's future as well a s its past: What makes or breaks a nation? To whom do we give our allegiance and why? And where do the boundaries of our community lie - in our hearth and home, our village or city, tribe or faith? What is Britain - one country or many, o n e c u l t ure or several? Has British history unfolded 'at the edge of the world' or right in the heart of it? All these themes are delivered to the reader in the stories which Schama loves to tell, and in a form that is at once traditional a nd e xc i ti ng ly f resh. The great and the wicked are here - Becket and Thomas Cromwell, Robert the Bruce and Anne Boleyn - but so are countless more ordinary lives: an Irish monk waiting for the plague to kill him in his cell at Kilkenny; a sm all bo y r un nin g t hro ugh the streets of London to catch a glimpse of Elizabeth I. They are all caught on the rich and teeming canvas on which Schama paints his brilliant portrait of the life of the British people: 'for in the end, history, e spec iall y Br iti sh h isto ry w ith its succession of thrilling illuminations, should be, as all her most accomplished narrators have promised, not just instruction but pleasure." Small faint soiling mark on rear board, slight wrinkling at top of spin e. D ust j acke t has mino r rub bing , wrinkling at top of spine and along parts of top edge. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 35.00 USD
 
 
A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR: THE ENGLISH IN FRANCE, 1337-1453., Seward, Desmond.
35 Seward, Desmond. A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE HUNDRED YEARS WAR: THE ENGLISH IN FRANCE, 1337-1453.
Constable & Robinson, London, 2003, revised edition. 
296 pp, 7 3/4" H, soft cover. ISBN 1841196789 B&w illustrations. "For over a hundred years England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. France was a large, unwieldly kingdom; England was small and poor, but for the most part she dominated the war, sacking towns and castles and winning battles - including such glorious victories as Crecy, Poitiers and Agincourt. The protagonists are among the most colourful in European history: fo r t h e E nglish, Edward III, the Black Prince and Henry V, later immortalized by Shakespeare; for the French, the splendid but inept John II, Charles V, and the enigmatic Charles VII, who did at last drive the English out. Desmond Stewart's crit ic a ll y- ac c la imed account traces the changes that led to France's final victory and brings to life all the intrigue and colour of the epic saga of medieval Europe." Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clea n a nd br igh t. F ine 
Price: 10.00 USD
 
 
36 Slater, Terry. A HISTORY OF WARWICKSHIRE. THE DARWEN COUNTY HISTORY SERIES.
London Phillimore 1981 0850334160 / 9780850334166 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good- Cartography - Jean Dowling. Marginal Drawings - Tim Grogan. 
128 pp, large 8vo (9 7/8" H). B&w and colour photographs, b&w drawings, reproductions, maps. Contents: Introducing the County; Prehistoric peoples and settlement; Roman Warwickshire; The Anglo-Saxon settlement; Warwickshire in Domesday Book; Medieval farming; The medieval church; Castles, moats and deer parks; Towns, markets and fairs; Medieval Coventry; Deserted settlements; Lords and the landscape; Enclosing the fields; Turnpikes, canals and railways; The East Warwickshire coalfield; Industrial development; The growing towns; The rise of Birmingham; Changing standards of living; Warwickshire 1901-1981; Select Bibliography; Index. Very light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has been price-clipped, has kight browning on spine and top section of panels, light edge wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds, a few small edge tears - one with a crease, now protected in a mylar sleeve. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
ROYAL PALACES OF BRITAIN., Struthers, Jane.
37 Struthers, Jane. ROYAL PALACES OF BRITAIN.
London New Holland 2004 1843307332 / 9781843307334 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Chris Coe and Paul Riddle, photography. 
160 pp, 4to (11 5/8" H). Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "A visually stunning tour of Britain's best loved, least known and most infamous palaces, castles and other royal residences. Indulge your senses in the sumptuous interior of Buckingham Palace, explore the tranquil retreat of Sandringham House, and discover the dark past of the notorious Tower of London and the haunted rooms of Glamis Castle. Features 31 homes of the monarchy and aristocracy, from 1034 to the present day, richly illustrated with over 130 exquisite photographs. The stories of the palaces, and the roles they played in the lives of the British monarchs who lived in them, are explored in depth and described in engaging detail. At-a-glance information panels highlight areas of special interest for visitors to the royal residences." Very minor edge wear at top/bottom of spine and corners. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling and minor rubbing. 
Price: 30.00 USD
 
 
CASTLE CATS., Surman, Richard.
38 Surman, Richard. CASTLE CATS.
HarperCollins, London, 1995, first edition. 
90 pp, square small 8vo (7 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0006279457 Profusely illustrated with colour photographs. "Richard Surman travelled the length and breadth of Britain and Ireland in pursuit of another group of privil eged creatures, the 'Castle Cats'. At Penhow in South Wales, he was greeted at the drawbridge by Sophie and Runcie. Sumo, the great wrestling cat of Hever Castle, treated him to a neck lock. Rockingham's Brandy tried to escape through a s e c r e t t u nnel, whilst at Dunrobin in the north-east of Scotland, George haunts his own stone turret. William and Harriet at the Tower of London have worked out novel ways of enjoying the ravens without risk. Crathes Castle cats observe eac h ov er w ar il y t hr ough arrow slits. Buzzards are a hazard for the dainty Ellie at Dunvegan, on the Isle of Skye. Ripley is graced by Blackie, a dreadlocked feudal retainer who fiercely defends his castle demesne. As usual, feline misdemean ou rs abo und : B ran dy hi des in the pantry eating roast pheasant; Sumo's habit of leaping onto shoulders (especially in the dark) has scared the life out of his owner; at Dunrobin, the Hamlet-like George wanders disconsolately along the seashor e. Fr om a rist ocra t to wa rder , th e 'Castle Cats' fulful their duties in a typically unpredictable and hilarious way." Dust jacket has crease at top edge of rear panel, minor rubbing. Very Good+/Very Good 
Price: 25.00 USD
 
 
CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS, Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors
39 Sutherland, Donald and O'Shea, Roisin, Editors CASTLES OF IRELAND: A COLLECTION OF PEN & INK & WATERCOLOUR PAINTINGS
Dublin John Hinde 1995 1858334039 / 9781858334035 Hard Cover Fine Very Good O'Shea, Roisin 
44 pp, 6 3/4" H. One of 'An Artists Portfolio' series. Colour reproductions of Roisin O'Shea's illustrations with descriptive captions. Includes: Black Castle, Wicklow; Blackrock Castle, Cork; Blarney Castle, Cork; Bunratty Castle Limerick; Carlow Castle; Castle Balfour, Fermanagh; Dalkey Castle, Dublin; Derry Castle, Londonderry; Dromoland Castle, Clare; Dublin Castle; Dunguaire Castle, Galway; Dunluce Castle, Antrim; Enniskillen Castle, Fermanagh; Ferrycarrig Castle, Wexford; Glenveah Castle, Donegal; Gosford Castle, Armagh; Johnstown Castle, Murntown, Wexford; Kilkenny Castle; King John's Castle, Carlingford, Louth; ditto, Limerick; Kylemore, Galway; Leixlip Castle, Kildare; Narrow Water Castle, Down; Rock of Cashel, Tipperary; Ross Castle, Kerry; Shane's Castle, Armagh; Slane Castle, Meath. Dust jacket has minor edge wrinkling, minor wear, tiny dint on spine and on rear hinge. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
ANCIENT ENGLISH HOUSES, 1240-1612., Sykes, Christopher Simon.
40 Sykes, Christopher Simon. ANCIENT ENGLISH HOUSES, 1240-1612.
Chatto & Windus, London, 1988, first edition. 
239 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0701131764 Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. "Here is a richly illustrated chronicle of some of England's most beautiful houses, built between 1240 and the early seventeenth century. Hidden in spectacular countryside, often at the end of long, narrow driveways, most are privately owned. Some are lived in by the families who built them hundreds of years ago. Before Christopher Simon Sykes' wo r k f o r this book, few of them had ever been written about or photographed. A medieval fortified manor, a timber-framed hall on a moated island, a seventeenth-century summer house nestling in a vast, ancient lime tree; winding turret stairs, m ul li o ne d wi n dows, priest holes, Great Halls with hammer beam roofs, superb plasterwork, stonework and panelling - these are some of the many treasures which (the author) has discovered and photographed for this delightful book." Book is sligh tly co ck ed, l arg e gift inscription on verso of free front endpaper, book very slightly cracked at half-title page, light waviness at fore-edge of textblock. Dust jacket has been price clipped, has minor edge wrinkling, soft wrinkle on rear pa nel, ver y l ight ru bbin g. Very Good/Very Good 
Price: 65.00 USD
 
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