History, mythology


British Myths and Legends. Folio Society

Myths compiled and introduced by Richard Barber. Contains legends like Robin Hood, Cuchulain, Richard the Lionheart, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Beowulf a.o. Illustrated by John Vernon Lord. Quarter-bound in buckran. Three hardbacks (no dustjackets issued) in a slipcase. 744 pages in total.

Folk Tales of the British Isles

Folio Society, 2006. Hardback. In slipcase. Chosen and introduced by Kevin Crossley-Holland. Quarter-bound in cloth. Wood engravings by Hannah Firmin.*

Margaret Barker, Engel

Himmlische Boten in Kunst und Religion
Knesebeck, 2005. 1st edition. Hardback. Profusely illustrated in colour. The iconography of the angels throughout the ages. German translation of an English original. Condition: fine condition.*

Julian Glover, Beowulf

Sutton, 2005
Adaptation by actor Glover, which he made for his solo performance of the epic. Illustrated by Sheila Mackie. With an introduction by Magnus Magnusson. Paperback.*

Howell D. Chickering (ed.), Beowulf

A dual-language edition
Anchor Books, 2006. Paperback. Translated and with an introduction and commentary by Chickering.*

Seamus Heaney, Beowulf. A New Translation.

Faber, 2000. In the 22 page introduction Heaney discusses Tolkien as well. 1st editon. Paperback.

Robert Graves, The Siege and Fall of Troy

Folio Society, 2005
From the author of I, Claudius. This novel is set in the Trojan War. With an introduction by Lawrence Norfolk. Three-quarter bound in cloth. In slipcase. With frontispiece and 7 full-page colour illustrations by Grahame Baker. 1st edition thus.

Nico Jungman, Norway

London, 1905. 1st editon. Hardback (no dustjacket issued). Text by Beatrix Jungman. Illustrated in colour by Nico Jungman. Antiquarian: good condition.

Kenneth Clark, Landscape into Art

Folio Society, 2013. 1st ediiton. Hardback (no dustjacket issued) in a slipcase. Profusely illustrated study on landscape paintings.

Howard Hibbard, Masterpieces of Western Sculpture

From Medieval to Modern
Chartwell Books, n.d. Large hardback with many pictures. Antiquarian: very good condition.

Wonders of the World

Folio Society, 2006. Seven wonders of the world from each of the following periods: Antiquity, Medieval, Renaissance and the Modern world. Illustrated. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase.

W. Waetzoldt, Dürer

Phaidon, 1950. 1st edition. Hardback. Illustrated. Antiquarian: very good condition.

T.C.W. Blanning (ed.), The Oxford Illustrated History of Modern Europe

OUP, 1996. Hardback. Illustrated.

Shepard Clough and Richard Rapp, European Economic History

The Economic Development of Western Civilization
International Student Edition. Third edition. 1975. Paperback. Antiquarian: very good condition.

J.M. Cook, The Persians

Folio Society, 1999. 1st edition thus. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated.

Phyllis Deane, The First Industrial Revolution

Second edition
Cambrdige, 1981. Paperback. Antiquarian: very good condition.

John Ellis, One Day in a Very Long War

Wednesday 25th October 1944

Pimlico, 1999. Paperback. 1st edition thus. Illustrated with photo's. Antiquarian: very good condition.*

In a new and exciting approach to history, John Ellis presents a brilliant overview of a truly global battle, focusing on a single day in the fifth year of the Second World War, when the Allied war machine was in top gear but the outcome was far from certain. He describes a world-wide conflict from the viewpoint of those who took part on all fronts in both Allied and Axis forces - field marshal or private; president, prime minister, prisoner-of-war or munitions worker - just as they saw it on 25th October 1944, without foresight, only with clouded and partial hindsight. Among the set-piece actions of the day are the titanic naval battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, Hilter planning an Ardennes offensive which is to lead to the Battle of the Bulge, the eruption of the Red Army into Eastern Europe, a frustated wolf-pack in the Atlantic, the saturation bombing of Essen and Hamburg, V2 rocket attacks on London and high secret Manhattan Project. The war in the rear, where civilian families find themselves in the battle zone, infantry replacements anxiously await their first taste of battle whilst the Communist guerrillas thrive in the Balkans and in China.*

Frank Fehmers (ed.), The $24 Bargain

Holland and America. 200 Years of Friendship
Amsterdam, 1982. 1st edition. Paperback. Illustrated. Antiquarian: very good condition.

F.L. Ganshof, Feudalism

Longman, 1979. Paperback. Illustrated. Antiquarian: very good condition (spine faded).

O.M. Gurney, The Hittites

Folio Society, 1999. 1st edition thus. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated.

Roger Hudson (ed.), The Jubilee Years. 1887-1897

Folio Society, 1996. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated. A description of Victorian Britain.

Roger Hudson (ed.), London. Portrait of a city

Folio Society, 1998. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated. History of the city of London from the early days to the present.

Roger Hudson, The Folio Books of Days

Folio Society, 2002. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated. A day-by-day description of events, both minor and mayor, over the years.

T.G.H. James, Egypt Revealed

Artist-Travellers in an Antique Land
Folio Society, 1997. 1st edition. Hardback. In slipcase. Illustrated. History of the exploration of Egypt.

Walter LaFeber, America, Russia and the Cold War

1945-1980. 4th edition
New York, 1980. Paperback. Antiquarian: fine condition.