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The Gods of the Celts., Green, Miranda
81 Green, Miranda The Gods of the Celts.
Alan Sutton 1986 1st edition 
Bound in original black cloth with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with very good dust wrapper (light scratches to front and back). Not price clipped. Else clean and tight. 257pp. Prof. ills. with b/w photographs, and diagrams. Brings together much scattered material - literary, epigraphic and archaeological - to provide a systematic account of the religious beliefs and practices of the Celts. It covers the religion from about 500 BC to AD 400, extending from Ireland to Austria and examines all aspects of the gods, ritual, customs, cults, sacred place, symbolism and imagery of the ancient Celtic peoples. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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New History of England: 1485-1688, Griffiths, Yvonne
82 Griffiths, Yvonne New History of England: 1485-1688
Chatto & Windus 1967 
Bound in original illustrated hardback covers. In good condition. Spine and covers slightly faded, covers lightly rubbed with some small marks. Slight browning to endpapers. Front endpaper and first title page have been clipped. Mild foxing to first few front and back pages. Else clean and tight inside. 122pp. Prof. ills with b/w photographs, and line drawings and maps. Covers the Tudors and Stuarts. The History of England between 1485 and 1688 can only be properly understood in relation to events taking place in other countries of Western Europe. It is intended ... to keep track of the main lines of European history as they affect English affairs. 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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Lawnswood Chronicles., GUNSTON, DAVID:
83 GUNSTON, DAVID: Lawnswood Chronicles.
J.M. Dent & Sons 1953 (1st.). 
Green cloth. Very good. With Line Drawings by Antony Lake. 241 pp. The first two years at 'Lawnswood', life away from the city rat-race and in amongst the natural life of this country haven 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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Brachygraphy or an easy and Compendious System of Short-Hand Adapted to the Various Arts, Sciences and Professions; Improved after more than Forty Years Practice and Experience by Thomas Gurney: And brought still nearer to Perfection upon the present Method by Joseph Gurney. The twelfth Edition. Signed copy., GURNEY, THOMAS:
84 GURNEY, THOMAS: Brachygraphy or an easy and Compendious System of Short-Hand Adapted to the Various Arts, Sciences and Professions; Improved after more than Forty Years Practice and Experience by Thomas Gurney: And brought still nearer to Perfection upon the present Method by Joseph Gurney. The twelfth Edition. Signed copy.
London. 1795 12th edition. 
Size 3.75 x 5.5 inches. In brown full calf leather binding with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Corners slightly bumped. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Piece missing from top of main title page. Occasional small marks. Small hole at top of p16. Neat inscription to last page “Number 5607 Joseph Gurney”. Else a clean and tight copy. 76pp. With engraved portrait frontis and 12 pages with shorthand examples. A system of shorthand developed in the 18th century by Thomas Gurney (1705-1770) and improved by Joseph Gurney (1744-1815). Many of the examples in the text appear to be handwritten and Joseph Gurney has numbered and signed it at the back. A rare survival. Thomas Gurney was a clockmaker and also the first official shorthand note taker in British Courts. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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Letters from Oman. A snapshot of feudal times as oil signals change., GWYNNE-JAMES, DAVID:
85 GWYNNE-JAMES, DAVID: Letters from Oman. A snapshot of feudal times as oil signals change.
Blackwater Books. 2001 1st edition. 
Size 6.5 x 9.5 inches. In dark green cloth covers with silver to spine. With pictorial dustwrapper. Maps to endpapers. 211pp. With b/w and colour photographs and maps. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly rubbed and creased along top edge. Price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Based on letters from the author when he was on secondment to the Sultan’s Armed Forces at the time when the discovery of oil was about to transform that society. 
Price: 18.00 GBP
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The First Ever English Olimpyck Games., HADDON, CELIA:
86 HADDON, CELIA: The First Ever English Olimpyck Games.
Hodder and Stoughton. 2004 1st edition. 
Size 5.0 x 7.25 inches. In blue cloth covers with silver to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. 192pp. With b/w engravings. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; light scratches. Small mark to front. Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. The English Olimpick Games began in 1612 on a small hill in the Cotswolds and ran for more than 200 years. Started as a protest against Puritanism, the games included shin kicking, greasy pole, sword fighting, hammer throwing. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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De Maisse. A Journal of all that was accomplished by Monsieur de Maisse, Ambassador in England from King Henri IV to Queen Elizabeth., HARRISON, G.B. / JONES, R.A. (trans):
87 HARRISON, G.B. / JONES, R.A. (trans): De Maisse. A Journal of all that was accomplished by Monsieur de Maisse, Ambassador in England from King Henri IV to Queen Elizabeth.
Nonesuch Press. 1931 1st edition. 
Size 6.25 x 9.25 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly darkened and rubbed at ends. Slightly rubbed along edges. Handling and other small marks. Not price clipped). Slight browning to endpapers. Neat inscription to front endpaper, dated 1943. Else a clean and tight copy. 146pp. This fascinating contemporary picture, the best account there is of Queen Elizabeth, Essex, and others of the men around her at Court is now published for the first time. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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The Woman Question. Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883. Three volumes. Volume I, Defining Voices; Volume II, Social Issues; Volume III, Literary Issues., HELSINGER, ELIZABETH K. / SHEETS, ROBIN LAUTERBACH / VEEDER, WILLIAM:
88 HELSINGER, ELIZABETH K. / SHEETS, ROBIN LAUTERBACH / VEEDER, WILLIAM: The Woman Question. Society and Literature in Britain and America, 1837-1883. Three volumes. Volume I, Defining Voices; Volume II, Social Issues; Volume III, Literary Issues.
Manchester University Press. 1983. 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In green cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Mild foxing to edges. Owner’s neat inscriptions to front endpaper, dated 1995. Else a clean and tight set. 146, 260, 237pp. Sociological and historical study on the place of women in society, images of women, stereoptypes and political responses in the Victorian era, from 1837 to 1883. 
Price: 34.00 GBP
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Alfred's Kingdom Wessex & the South 800-1500, HINTON, DAVID A.
89 HINTON, DAVID A. Alfred's Kingdom Wessex & the South 800-1500
Dent 1977 1st Edition 
Size 6.0 x 9.25 inches. In red cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Maroon endpapers. Very good condition with very good dust wrapper (dw; spine slightly faded and rubbed at ends. Handling marks. Old repair to inside of spine with sticky tape. Not price clipped). Small split at bottom of spine. Else a clean and tight copy. 228pp. With b/w photographs, line drawings and maps. This history of Wessex and the South of England examines the role played by Alfred in the area's development, describing the settlements and institutions that he established, and his patronage of the arts. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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The Smuggler: No Gentleman. Smuggling with Violence around Christchurch and Poole Bays., HODGES, M.A.:
90 HODGES, M.A.: The Smuggler: No Gentleman. Smuggling with Violence around Christchurch and Poole Bays.
Natula Publications. n.d ca 1980. 
Size 5.75 x 8.25 inches. In illustrated limp card covers. In very good condition. A clean and tight copy. 128pp. With b/w illustrations and maps. The author describes Smuggling as a brutal, rather than romantic trade. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Castles and Peles of the English Border. Copiously illustrated with old prints and original drawings. Complete with Glossary and Bibliography., HUGILL, ROBERT:
91 HUGILL, ROBERT: Castles and Peles of the English Border. Copiously illustrated with old prints and original drawings. Complete with Glossary and Bibliography.
Frank Graham. 1970 1st edition 
Size 5.5 x 8.75 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pale blue endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). A clean and tight copy. 243pp. With b/w plates and line drawings in text. A Guide to the Strongholds of the Anglo-Scottish Border, together with an account of their development and their place in Border History. 
Price: 11.00 GBP
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Roman Colchester. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No XX., HULL, M.R.:
92 HULL, M.R.: Roman Colchester. Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London. No XX.
OUP. 1958 1st edition 
Size 8.5 x 10.75 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. In very good condition. Spine slightly darkened. Mild foxing to edges and endpapers. Small address label to front endpaper. Else a clean and tight copy. 301pp. With 40 b/w photo plates, diagrams and maps with three fold out maps at back.. Detailed account of archaeological excavations in and around Roman Colchester. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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Eton College. Preface by M. R. James. Special Etonian Edition. Limited numbered edition 72/1000., HUSSEY, CHRISTOPHER;
93 HUSSEY, CHRISTOPHER; Eton College. Preface by M. R. James. Special Etonian Edition. Limited numbered edition 72/1000.
Country Life Ltd. London. 1922 1st edition 
Lg.folio. Blue hf.calf gt. Vg. Neat inscription to front endpaper. Corners bumped edges slightly rubbed. 40 photo.plates. 90pp. 
Price: 30.00 GBP
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The Story of Wales., INGLIS-JONES, ELISABETH:
94 INGLIS-JONES, ELISABETH: The Story of Wales.
Faber and Faber. London. 1955 1st edition. 
In green cloth covers with red lettering to spine and red dragon to front. With dustwrapper. In very good condition with good dustwrapper (dw; spine slightly faded, chipped at rop. Top edge slightly rubbed. Foxing to flyleaves. Not price clipped). Mild foxing to edges. Slight browning to endpapers. Else a clean and tight copy. 245pp. With b/w photo plates and maps. The first complete telling of the story of Wales from start to finish, written by a Welsh woman from Cardiganshire. For all the economic and political interests which, over the centuries have brought Wales and England more closely together, the Principality of Wales has always enjoyed a passionate and separate indivduality. This book tells the story of Wales from the earliest recorded days of the Romans, through the Norman invasion, the Llewellyns, Owen Glendower, to the Industrial revolution. 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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The English Channel A History, J.A. WILLIAMSON
95 J.A. WILLIAMSON The English Channel A History
Collins, London 1959 1st edition 
Black cloth gt. Map on endpapers. 381 pp. Numerous photo. plates and diagrams. Very good in very good dustwrapper (dw: some minor rubbing to edges, with three small tears.) Inside a few minor spots of foxing, generally clean & tight. A lucid, comprehensive and delightfully written study. It also gives much detail on fishing and coastal trading, smuggling and piracy, havens and lighthouses and other topics of the English Channel coast. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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Curious Life of Robert Hooke. The Man who Measured London., JARDINE, LISA:
96 JARDINE, LISA: Curious Life of Robert Hooke. The Man who Measured London.
Faber & Faber, London. 2003 1st edition. 
Tall 8vo. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine. With dustwrapper. 422pp. Prof. ills. with b/w and coloured photographs. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Slight creasing to top edge. 2 advertising stickers on front. Price clipped). Author’s signature plate on half title page. A clean and tight copy. English scientist Robert Hooke (1635-1703) is known to history more for losing quarrels with better-known scientists than for his achievements. He dared challenge Newton for credit as discoverer of the inverse-square law of gravitational attraction and lost. In his dispute with Dutch scientist Christaan Huygens over who invented the isochronous pendulum clock, Hooke fared slightly better, since it was discovered that unfriendly members of the fledging Royal Society were slipping word of his discoveries to Huygens. Cambridge Renaissance scholar Jardine follows up her 2002 biography of Christopher Wren with this satisfying rehabilitation of Hooke, Wren’s colleague in rebuilding London after the devastating fire of 1666. 
Price: 16.00 GBP
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The Iron Age & Its Hill-Forts - Papers Presented to Sir Mortimer Wheeler, Jesson, Margaret, & Hill, David (eds)
97 Jesson, Margaret, & Hill, David (eds) The Iron Age & Its Hill-Forts - Papers Presented to Sir Mortimer Wheeler
University of Southampton 1971 
Bound in original red cloth, with gilt to front. In very good condition. Slight rubbing to edges and corners. Small marks to front cover. Light foxing to edges affecting some pages. 220pp. Prof. ills with b/w line drawings, graphs, maps and six pp.of b/w plates. Papers presented to Sir Mortimer Wheeler on the occasion of his Eightieth Year at a conference held by the Southampton University Archaeological Society 5th - 7th March 1971. Papers covering the development, use, and re-use of Iron Age hillforts. 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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Mrs Coade’s Stone., KELLY, ALISON:
98 KELLY, ALISON: Mrs Coade’s Stone.
Self Publishing Association. 1990 1st edition. 
Size 7.75 x 10.0 inches. In maroon cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. Pink endpapers. 455pp. With b/w photographs and illustrations. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. Coade Stone is a form of ceramic which closely resembles natural stone and has been used for small ornaments, statues, fireplaces, tombs and even vaults. The firm making it closed in 1840. The author has traced 650 examples. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Living Underground. A history of cliff and cave dwelling., KEMPE, DAVID:
99 KEMPE, DAVID: Living Underground. A history of cliff and cave dwelling.
The Herbert Press. 1988 1st edition. 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In black cloth covers with gilt to spine. With illustrated dustwrapper. In near fine condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; Not price clipped). A very clean and tight copy. 256pp. With b/w photographs and maps. A study of cliff and cave dwellers from Neanderthal Man to the present day. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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Wealth of the Roman World. Gold and Silver AD 300-700., KENT, J.P.C. / PAINTER, K.S. (eds):
100 KENT, J.P.C. / PAINTER, K.S. (eds): Wealth of the Roman World. Gold and Silver AD 300-700.
British Museum Publications. London. 1977 
Size 7.5 x 10.0 inches. In brown cloth covers with gilt to spine and front. With illustrated dustwrapper. Yellow endpapers. In very good condition with very good dustwrapper (dw; small marks. slightly creased along top edge. Not price clipped). Spine slightly faded. Else a clean and tight copy. 190pp. With b/w photographs and maps. The authors trace the wealth of the Roman World from the peak of the Empire in 300 to the late Byzantine period in 700 AD. 
Price: 25.00 GBP
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