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Clans And Families Of Ireland

Author: John Grenham
Copyright: 1993 First Edition

Description: Large  hard cover, dustjacket, 188 pages, well illustrated with heraldic arms and full colour photographs throughout, index. Book new old stock, out of print

The origins of Irish names are intermingled with the nation's long and often tragic past. Telling of invasion, famine, emigration and war, this book provides readers with a glimpse of the history behind 200 of Ireland's most commonly encountered surnames.

It sheds light on the origins of the names, highlighting their geographical distribution and providing details of prominent family members.

The book is illustrated with coats of arms and clan tartans as well as photographs of Ireland's landscapes, historic sites and artefacts.

Item: UB0071
Price: $18.95




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Culture Shock! Morocco...
A Guide To Customs and Etiquette

Author: Orin Hargreaves
Copyright: 2000 

Description: Paperback, brand new, 286 pages, B & W photographs, index. 

Orin Hargreaves points out in an often humourous way the  many cultural differences of Morocco. This is part of the hugely popular Culture Shock! books and is a must read to anyone contemplating spending time in Morocco or just those who enjoy exploring the world from their armchair.

Item: UB0072
Price: $
5.95 




The Common Stream 
Portrait of an English Village Through 2000 Years
Author: Rowland Parker
Copyright: 1975 First Edition

Description: Hard cover, dustjacket, very good condition, 283 pages, line drawings, maps, glossary, index.

The Common Stream is the story of Foxton in Cambridgeshire from the first traces of human settlement to the present day. The author spent thirteen years with oral reminiscence, manor court rolls, land tax returns, wills and archaeological excavation.

Item: UB0073
Price:
$9.95 


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Waterways In The Making

Author: Edward Paget-Tomlinson
Copyright: 1996 First Edition

Description:  Pictoral card covers, 120 pages, as new condition throughout, glossary, extensive illustrations.

England's canals are a marvel of engineering, and are still used by thousands of pleasure cruisers in narrowboats. It is all too easy to take the canals for granted, but after reading this book you will have a new appreciation for the men who designed and built them.

Item: UB074
Price: $ 16.95




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Reach For My Countryside

Author: John Lea
Copyright: 1999 First Edition

Description: Pictorial card covers, 224 pages, as new condition throughout, many B & W photographs, and humourous illustrations by Cheshire artist G. Ashley Hunter.

The sequel to Down The Cobbled Stones takes up the author's story from the end of The Second World War. He describes how he was struck down with polio at the age of 20 and how he overcame the resulting disability to become a successful farmer in rural Cheshire, England. 

Item: UB0075
Price: $ 16.95




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The Mabinogion

Translated: Jeffrey Gantz
Copyright: 1985 

Description:  Hardcover, dustjacket, fine condition. 310 pages. Indexed.

Eleven stories of ancient Welsh origin combine myth, history, and folk legend in their accounts of heroes, quests, battles, and the triumphs of these Celtic peoples. Some mention of Cornwall too.

Item: UB0076
Price: $ 16.95




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The Apocrypha
The Authorized Version Of The Books That Are Not In The Bible.

Edited: Manuel Komroff
Copyright: 1992

Description: Hardcover, dustjacket as new condition, former owner's book imprint on fep, 350 pages. 

This edition of The Apocrypha is reprinted from the Authorized Version of 1611. The 11 Books of Apocrypha includes Maccabees, Maccabees II, Manasses, Jesus Sirach, The First Book of Esdras; The Second Book of Esdras; The Book of Tobit; The Book of Judith; The Wisdom of Soloman; The Book of Baruch; The History of Susanna.

This is a most interesting work and some contemporary religions use these books in their devotion. In particular the book of Maccabees.

Item: UB0077
Price: $ 12.95


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Sir Roger De Coverley Papers

Author: Joseph Addison, Richard Steele 
Copyright: 1902 

Description: Hardcover,  256 pages, near fine condition, excepting minor spalding to one part of rear cover and former owner's signature on fep

Joseph Addison in association with Richard Steele perfected the essay as a literary form in their contributions to The Tatler and The Spectator. This volume is a collection of essays the two authors wrote for The Spectator. To give them a unifying principle Addison and Steele chose an imaginary club since clubs occupied such prominence in London social life. Their fictional, The Spectator Club.

Item: UB0078
Price: $ 8.95




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Life In A Medieval Village

Author: Frances & Joseph Gies
Copyright: 1990 First Edition 

Description: Hardcover, dust jacket, very good condition , ex-library book,  usual markings and tape remainders, 257 pages, indexed.

A detailed account of peasant life in medieval England using the village of Elton in the English Midlands as a model. An excellent resource for those trying to get a better understanding of how our English ancestors lived. The role of the lord of the manor, the church and the natural cycle of life in the day to day lives of the ordinary villager. 

Item: UB0079
Price: $ 12.95




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The Little Princesses

Author: Marion Crawford
Copyright: 1950 First Edition

Description: Hardcover, no dust jacket, good condition only, minor shelf wear, binding tight, pages clean, previous owner's signature in fep, 314 pages, B & W photographs.

Before she became Queen Elizabeth II, she was Princess Elizabeth; this is the biography of England's two little princesses. Elizabeth & Margaret Rose as written by their governess Marion Crawford. Lovely book with many nice family photographs from early childhood right up to when Prince Charles was a toddler.

If you are a fan of the royals you will find this book much to your liking.

Item: UB0080
Price: $6.95


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