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Small format (13 x 8.5cm). Glazed pictorial boards. Colour illustrations. This magical account of Dylan Thomas's own childhood and of a Christmas Day in a small Welsh town has become a modern classic, with pictures by one of the greatest illustrators of the 20th century. ISBN: 9781858810119.
THE FOLKLORE OF THE WELSH BORDER
Written by Jacqueline Simpson. Illustrated by Gay John Galsworthy.
Stock no. 1821993
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1st 1976. Nearly fine condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Typical legends, supernatural beliefs and customs. A glimpse of the ways and outlook of the people of the Welsh borders - their intense local pride, their romantic view of history, their grotesque or gruesome humour, their fears and beliefs, their work and their fun. Maroon cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w chapter headers. ISBN: 0713431636. Text block slightly grubby. Green dustwrapper is grubby and unevenly faded.
A novel of the people of Wales and the Borders. ISBN: 0701128453. Text block stained and has a few pencil marks. Light pencil scribble erased from front endpaper. A few lower corner creases to contents. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and has a small mark to rear panel where a label has been removed.
The Insoles of Llandaff, Coal Owners and Shippers. Tracing the rise and decline of a leading South Wales coal owning family, from their early 19th century origins as Worcester timber merchants who moved to the new docks at Cardiff, through their acquisition of collieries in the Rhondda and involvement with the Taff Vale and other early railway schemes, to their emergence as major figures in the industry. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w maps and photos. ISBN: 1898937265. Top & tail of spine bumped. Text block slightly grubby. Removal of labels to endpapers has left residue and also some slight surface paper damage. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased with faint scoring to rear panel and 2"closed tear to fold of rear flap.
LOOK BACK AT OLD ABERBEEG & LLANHILLETH VOLUME 1
Written by Ray Morris; Malcolm Thomas.
Stock no. 1821987
Published by Old Bakehouse Publications. 1st 2001. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Within close proximity of each other, the towns of Llanhilleth and Aberbeeg were once vitally important centres in terms of industrial wellbeing in the western valley of Monmouthshire, South Wales. A portrait of a meaningful and most interesting past. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1874538972. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is lightly creased at corners.
This second volume of photographs of Old Abertillery will revive memories of the 'good old days' and also remind present and future generations of the efforts and sacrifices made by ordinary folk to forge a community which became the largest urban area in the old county of Monmouthshire. Black boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 1870402251. Printers slight slip to lower edge of text block (does not affect book contents). Pictorial dustwrapper is heavily faded to spine and top edges.
A unique comprehensive one volume illustrated history of Wales. Green boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos and maps. Fourth impression. Gift inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Contents clean. Price-cut dustwrapper is unevenly faded and edge-creased, a little grubby.
Roger Williams demonstrates these gruesome and gripping chronicles. The thoroughness and immediacy of the accounts is enhanced by the inclusion of significant archive material. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 1843233894.
Third Edition. Red cloth. B/w photos. Bumping to corners and spine. Some spotting to covers. Name blacked out to front endpaper. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with tear to one side of spine; now repaired with sticky tape to verso. Wrapper has other smaller chips and nicks with a bit of loss and is foxed.
Written by Edward Donovan; Arthur Crane; Allan Smith; John Harris.
Stock no. 1821938
Published by Old Bakehouse Publications. 1st 1988. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
The Official History of Pontypool Rugby Football Club 1868-1988. Large format. Red boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 0951218115. A few minor foxspots to endpapers and prelims. Contents fine. Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby to rear panel and a few specks to verso.
Featuring businesses in South East Wales, two of which started out carrying on household removals before graduation into general haulage operating curtainsider and van traffic. Another has been involved as civil engineers and road surface contractors. Another a major operator of modern eight-wheel tippers, and pioneer in waste management. Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. B/w photos. ISBN: 1872006221. A lovely copy.
Blue cloth. 118 pages. 6 x8.5 inches. Excellent black and white drawings and photos throughout. Spine slightly bumped. Some foxding to spine edges. Light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper looks as though it has not been trimmed correctly - it is 1cm too tall for the book and the flaps are very large! Wrapper is creased at top edges where it is too tall.