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The Life & Reminiscences of C. T. T.

Author: Charles T. Trevail - C. T. Trevail
Copyright: 1926

Description: Privately printed for the author. 159 pages rare photographs illustrate the work.

This limited printing is invaluable for anyone with an interest in the Trevail family of Luxulyan Cornwall. Indeed also if you have an interest in Luxulyan or any of the many families mentioned such as the Treleavan family of Lanlivery, Phillips of Egloshayle, Clemo of Lanivet, Greenaway family who went to to America, Bate of Cardynham. Many other local folks are mentioned by name in these pages. 

A fascinating man and a look back at Cornwall & the Cornish as well as the Cornish in America, Canada & Australia during the period of great emigration in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Item: BB021
Price: $ 15.00


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Through Cornwall With A Camera
An Artist's Pilgrimage Amongst Miners And Methodists

Author: Henry Hawkins
Copyright: 1896

Description: Published by Thomas Mitchell of London, 128 pages, 87 rare photographs  by the author taken expressly for this work.

This is a beautiful book and captures the West of Cornwall as it was at the turn of the 20th century. Not only does the author capture the famous landscapes of the west, he also captures photographs of everyday people & places. Places I recognize,  such as Hellesveor Chapel & Amalebra Cottage that once belonged to my great grandmother Catherine Berryman. Perhaps a place relating to your ancestor is shown amongst the many photos. These are not the typical photographs of the seaside often found in books about Cornwall, the inland is covered equally.

However it is not just about the photographs, this book has descriptive and informative text detailing all the area of Penwith as well as the Lizard and a bit about Falmouth.

There are also two very interesting chapters on "The Antiquities of Cornwall" and on "The Jews In Cornwall". Detail ->

Item: BB022
Price: $ 15.00


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A Description of Cornwall 1769

Author:
Anon. 

Copyright: 1769

Description: Published by Newberry and Carnan of London, 164 pages, 7 copper plates. Introduction by Jim Thompson.

This is a quite rare book and certainly one of the finest books dealing with all aspects of life in Cornwall with extensive coverage of the Scilly Isles.

Topics: Antiquities, Curiosities, Situation, Figure, Extent, Climate, Rivers, Lakes, Mineral Waters, Soils, Fossils, Caverns, Plants, Minerals, Agriculture, Civil Divisions, Ecclesiastical Divisions, Cities, Towns, Palaces, Seats, Corporations, Markets, Fairs, Manufactures, Trade, Sieges, Battles, and the Lives of the illustrious Men each County has produced.

I have made available a small sample for you to download, it is the first 20 pages the file is 359 KB.  Detail ->

Item: BB023
Price: $ 15.00

 


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Cornish Patriotic And Dialect Songs

Author: R. J. Noall
Copyright: 1934

Description: 17 pages; There were very few copies of this book printed, mostly they are in the hands of collectors. 

I have included three versions of the book; firstly there is the originals as scanned, warts and all; then there is a slightly cleaned up version, without losing the feel of the original; and lastly there is a B&W version that will not display as nicely, but is optimized for printing on an inkjet printer. 

The nice thing about this book in Adobe Acrobat format is the ability to simply click [PRINT] and presto a nice copy of the sheet music, need 10 copies for a little sing-song, no problem. Heck you could even have a laptop mounted on top of the organ or piano and play along whilst reading it from the screen. Music instructors could project it onto a screen for a whole choir to see! Great idea for your next Cornish gathering, just a handful of songs but what rarities they are.

If you like this book you might also enjoy Cornish Song Book which contains many of the more familiar tunes.  Detail ->

Item: BB024
Price: $ 10.00


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The Basque Language

Author: W. J. Van Eys
Copyright: 1883

Description: Published by Trubner and Co. - London: 64 pages; catalogue of European and Asian language books 24 pages.  

A basic but well researched and presented introduction to Euskera the Basque language. All six principal dialects in the  are examined. An excellent book for the linguistic historian or beginning student.

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail ->

Item: BB025
Price: $ 10.00


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J. S. Doidge's Cornwall Illustrated Almanack

Author: Doidge
Copyright: 1908

Description: 161 pages an indispensable look at the world as was in 1908. If you had a home in Cornwall in 1908 chances are this book was on the shelf. Loads of period adverts, rare old photographs, Cornish dialect stories by the famous and not so famous. All sorts of miscellany, directories of doctors, druggists, etc., tide tables, lighting up times, lists of churches, fairs, market days, packet ships, postal delivery, much more...simply fascinating.

A little something for everyone in this book.

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail->

Item: BB026
Price: $ 15.00


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Twenty Years At St. Hilary

Author: Bernard Walke
Copyright: 1935

Description: 307 pages, fully indexed. A lovely book, an autobiography of Bernard Walke the priest of the Catholic church at St. Hilary, but more than that a look at the people and lives of West Penwith from the time of WW1 until the early 1930s. Many locals are mentioned by name. Quite interesting look at the tinners at a time of great hardship when most of the mines lay dormant with thousands out of work. 

This is a rare and quite expensive book, so the availability on CD is a very welcome opportunity to add it to your library for a fraction of the cost.

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail->

Item: BB027
Price: $ 15.00


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Penzance Natural History & Antiquarian Society 1880-81

Author: various
Copyright: 1881

Description: 76 pages (* pages 1 - 76), many leading scholars of the day were members of this society. The book is a fascinating look at the society's activities for the year 1880-81.

Subjects include: Excursions into the Penwith Countryside, Monthly Temperature & Rainfall Penzance, Flora & Fauna, Cornish Mining, Stone Circles of Cornwall, Cornish witchcraft, Cornish names, Penwith churches, Cornish folklore and much much more. 

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail->

Item: BB028
Price: $ 10.00


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Penzance Natural History & Antiquarian Society 1881-82

Author: various
Copyright: 1882

Description: 108 pages (* pages 77 - 185), many leading scholars of the day were members of this society. The book is a fascinating look at the society's activities for the year 1883-84.

Subjects include: Excursions into the Penwith Countryside, Monthly Temperature & Rainfall Penzance 1860-87, Fauna, Curious Fungi, Cornish Mining, Stone Circles of Cornwall, Whale Catching With Nets off New Zealand, Pre-Aryan People of Ancient Cornwall, Comprehensive Guide to the Lepidoptera of Cornwall.

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail->

Item: BB029
Price: $ 10.00


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Penzance Natural History & Antiquarian Society 1882-83

Author: various
Copyright: 1883

Description: 111 pages (* pages 186 - 297), many leading scholars of the day were members of this society. The book is a fascinating look at the society's activities for the year 1882-83.

Subjects include: Excursions into the Penwith Countryside, Monthly Temperature & Rainfall Penzance 1860-87, Fauna, Curious Fungi, Cornish Mining, Stone Circles of Cornwall, Whale Catching With Nets off New Zealand, Pre-Aryan People of Ancient Cornwall, Comprehensive Guide to the Lepidoptera of Cornwall.

Book is scanned at 300 DPI grayscale, but is full indexed and searchable.  Detail->

Item: BB030
Price: $ 10.00


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