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The English Village

Author/Photographer: Richard Muir
Copyright: 1983 First Paperback Edition

Description: Large  soft cover, pictorial card covers, 208 pages, 22 full colour photographs, 174 illustrations total, index. Book very good, small dog-eared corner on lower front board.

Far more than a mere guidebook or gazetteer, this is the story of a people and the way of life that form the background of rural England. Muir examines in detail the origins of the English village, its layout, its survival, lost villages. He uses a splendid collection of ancient documents, maps, drawings and photographs to meticulously paint a vivid picture of the village. From the Stone Age through modern times.

Item: UB0061
Price: $12.95




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I HAVE LOVED ENGLAND...

Author: Alice Duer Miller
Copyright: 1941 

Description: Hardback no dustjacket, blue cloth with gold gilt title, 111 pages, 90 B & W photographs, index. Book very good, boards good only. Inscription on fep.

90 full-page beautiful B & W plates by various photographers, including 6 by Hoppe, 3 by Henle, 2 by Beaton, with text & poems by Miller.

Item: UB0062
Price: $
9.95 




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Boudica 
The British Revolt Against Rome A.D. 60

Photographer: Graham Webster
Copyright: 1993 Revised Edition

Description: Hard cover, dustjacket, near mint except for previous owner's library imprint on fep, 152 pages, b & W photos, maps, full index.

Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This book examines in detail the evidence and theories which surround these events.

Item: UB0063
Price:
$29.95 


The Story of Cornwall
Edited by: S. Daniell
Copyright: 1974 

Description:  Card covers, 40 pages, some minor wear to covers, spine sun faded, contents clean, B & W photographs.

A very brief overview of Cornwall from earliest times to the early 1900s. An excellent primer on this topic.

Item: UB0064
Price: $ 6.95




Curious Cornwall
Author: B. Trevail
Copyright: 1969 First Edition

Description: Card covers, 48 pages, some minor wear to covers, contents clean, B & W photographs.

Small book; chapters on mines, wreckers, clay mines, Bodmin Moor, Roche Rock, lost land of Lyonesse, saints, Gwennap Pit, Cornwall's forgotten ports, Cornish antiquities, Cornish crosses, Stannary Parliament, The Manacles, curious mine names, Billy Bray's chapels, Cornish castles, Falmouth packets, Dolcoath, The Great County Adit, mine shafts by the thousand, Padstow's Doom Bar, pilshard seining, Cornwall's ancient language. Phew!!! So much in such a small book.

Item: UB0065
Price: $ 6.95




  
Following the Famous in Cornwall
Author: Michael Williams
Copyright: 1974 probable First Edition

Description: Card covers, 63 pages, some minor wear to covers, contents clean, 28 B & W photographs.

Small book details the lives of Rev. Hawker, Thomas Hardy, the Wesley's, D. H. Lawrence, Humphry Davy, Lamorna Birch, James Polkinghorne.

Item: UB0066
Price: $ 6.95




Old England
Its Scenery, Art, And People 
Author: James M. Hoppin
Copyright: 1900

Description: Hardcover, near fine condition, 529 pages, map, indexed. 

A detailed look at all aspects of life in England during the mid to late 1800s. Quite a bit (2 chapters) on Cornwall alone. Will add greatly to your understanding of the life of your ancestors.

Item: UB0067
Price: $ 15.95


 

Winnie The Pooh
Author: A. A. Milne
Illustrated by: Ernest H. Shepard

Copyright: 1961 

Author: A. A. Milne
Illustrated by: Ernest H. Shepard

Copyright: 1961 

Description: Hardcover, dust jacket, 161 pages, line drawings, decorated endpapers, good condition, dustjacket fair condition only, chipped, boards bright but has minor wear on bottom edge. 

Item: UB0068
Price: $ 5.95




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Anglo Saxon Military Institutions
On the Eve of the Norman Conquest

Author: C. Warren Hollister
Copyright: 1962 First Edition 

Description: Hardcover, no dust jacket, good condition only, ex-library book, card pocket on fep, usual markings and tape remainders, 170 pages.

Hollister based his study on modern historical scholarship and on a re-examination of the sources, presenting a full and coherent picture of old English military institutions as they existed in the decades immediately preceding the Norman conquest, challenging some widely accepted views, and portraying the Anglo-Saxon host as a vigorous and effective military force that could hold its own against any army in Christendom.

Item: UB0069
Price: $ 7.95




Cornish Clocks and Clockmakers
Author: H. Miles Brown
Copyright: 1961 First Edition

Description: Pictorial card covers, very good, some soiling to card covers, 80 pages, B & W photographs.

Covers the period from the 15th century to the late 19th century. The full list of clockmakers includes any who worked in Cornwall up to 1870, and contains some names not found in the standard lists of English makers. Chapters also on Cornish clock cases, Cornish clocks, clockmaking in Cornwall.

Item: UB0070
Price: $19.95


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