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Cornish War & Peace
The Road to Victory and Beyond

Author: Viv Acton & Derek Carter  
Copyright: 1995 First Edition

Description: Glossy pictorial card covers, 168 pages, nice copy, the rear cover is creased, otherwise near fine.

This is the story of Cornwall both during WW2 but also after the war. Cornwall was forever changed by the war, Cornish people married outsiders and went to live all over the world, spreading their love of Cornwall to far flung places. Soldiers from many parts of the world came to Cornwall to train, and these men took home a love of this quaint Duchy. Many have continued to return over the years. This book is not just about the operations in Cornwall, the radar stations and top secret communications bases, the airfields, or the many troops stationed behind Cornish hedges; this is the story about how the war affected locals and life in Cornwall.

Item: UB0111
Price: $12.50


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Cornwall In Camera

Author:  
Copyright: 1993

Description: Glossy pictorial card covers, 32 pages. 40 B&W photos from the Victorian era.

Interesting little book that shows Cornwall in the late 1800s to early 1900s.

Item: UB0112
Price: $9.00


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A Guide to Cornish Place-Names
With a List of Words Contained in Them

Author: R. Morton Nance  
Copyright: undated but believed to be 1951

Description: Card covers, 14 pages.

Increasingly hard to find book and the book that started the current interest in Cornish place-names. Small but really crammed with information.

Item: UB0113
Price: $15.50


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1000 Cornish Place Names Explained

Author: Julyan Holmes 
Copyright: 2000

Description: Glossy pictorial card covers, 40 pages.

Small but quite thorough guide to the meanings of 1000 Cornish place names.

Item: UB0114
Price: $9.50


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St. Ives

Author: Cyril Noall 
Copyright: 1998

Description: Glossy pictorial card covers, 32 pages. 25 B&W photographs.

Well-known local historian Cyril Noall condenses his vast knowledge into one compact book. Obviously this is just a brief look, but it is an excellent primer.

Item: UB0115
Price: $9.50


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Images of Cornwall

Author: Alan Bennett 
Copyright: 1992 presumed First Edition

Description: Large format book with glossy pictorial card cover. 72 pages profusely illustrated throughout with old and often rare photographs, charts, and maps. Square spine and title on spine. 

This book looks at three centuries of experience and event through the themes of Methodism, mining and tourism to evoke powerful images of the history, traditions and cultural identity of Cornwall and its people.

Item: UB0116
Price: $15.50


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Poems Chiefly Cornish

Author: A. L. Rowse 
Copyright: 1944 First Edition

Description: Brown cloth. Very good condition, no dust jacket  1st Edition, previous owner's name neatly written on FEP "Mary Williamson February 1944.".  78 pp. clean, tight & due to wartime restrictions on the importation of paper this is printed on hand-laid paper which has given page edges a slight ripple effect - this is NOT water damage! 

Well-known Cornish author A. L. Rowse here puts his pen to writing prose. 

Item: UB0117
Price: $23.50


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Index To Cornish Nonconformist Registers At The P.R.O.

Compiler: L. W. L. Edwards 
Copyright: 1976 First Edition, Privately Printed 500 copies.

Description: Hardback in maroon, gilt to spine, issued without a jacket. Large octavo, 138 pages plus 15 pages, text in typewriter type. Near mint copy, looks unread. 

Abstracted from registers in the Public Record Office. Edition limited to 500 copies. Compiled by L. W. L. Edwards compiled by a librarian & life member of The Society of Genealogists. Containing an index to baptisms & index to burials (excluding those of The Society of Friends) for Cornwall. A very useful finding aid indexed under surnames comprises separate lists for baptisms and burials. Entries take the form: surname followed by individual forenames with the year, and the chapel or circuit which made the record. These can then be used to obtain the full entry from the National Archives.

Item: UB0118
Price: $29.50


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County Churches Cornwall

Author: J. Charles Cox
Copyright: 1912

Description: Original cloth binding with gilt lettering, gilt and blind stamped decor in fine condition with only a little general wear. 256 pages detailing most of the parish churches of Cornwall. J. Charles Cox began his preaching career in Cornwall as did his father before him, so was well acquainted with this mysterious land and her proudly independent people.

Illustrated throughout with B&W photographs and engravings. Fully indexed. 

Item: UB0119
Price: $19.50


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The Chapels And Curates Of Market Jew

Author: T. Reynolds 
Copyright: 1963, First Edition 

Description: Hard cover, dust jacket, 82 pages, B&W illustrations and photographs.

Market Jew is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in all of Cornwall, we now know it as Marazion. This book details the history of the church for the past 700 years in this community. Until the late 1800s, Marazion had no parish church, just a chapel, the parish church was at St. Hilary. The local people had to travel to St. Hilary or to St. Michael's Mount so in 1309 Marazion got a chapel of its own..

Item: UB0120
Price: $25.50


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