A Guide to Ancient and Historic Wales: Glamorgan and Gwent
London: HMSO, 1992. 1st Edition. Softcover. First Edition. 8vo. 216 pp. B/w plates, plans, and illustrations. Clean and bright. VG+ (Book ref. 03813) £15.00
Old Ebbw Vale in Photographs Volume 2
Stewart Williams, 1980. Hardcover. Good. Collection of b/w photos. The book is still tightly bound and has been gently used but the front endpaper has been removed (probably had a previous owner's details). The jacket has some edge wear but no tears or loss. (Book ref. 022243) £9.00
King Arthur King od Glamorgan and Gwent
Cardiff: M T Byrd & Co, 1981. Hardcover. Very Good. A detailed study, placing King Arthur within the context of the kingdom of South WEales, signed by both authors to the title page, folded map and genealogy loosely laid in, both with slight wear to the edges. Light wear to illustrative black original boards, name and small address label to ffep, clean, tight and sound, VG, no DJ. (Book ref. BYB9452) £42.77
Walter Powell's Gwent an Architectural Biography of a 17th Century Diarist
Newport, Gwent: C. Powell / The Stirling Press, 1985. Illustrated by Powell, Christabel. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good ++/Very Good ++. 8vo Signed by Author Walter Powell (1581 -1655) kept a diary of a life lived bravely in the days of the Civil War. This book is based on this diary. Signed by the author. (Book ref. 002248) £10.00
The Birds of Gwent
Gwent: Gwent Ornithological Society, 1977. Hard Cover. Very Good +/Very Good +. 8vo 152 pages 10 black and white plates and many charts & diagrams in hardback with a d.w. (Book ref. 002137) £10.00
HANDO'S GWENT A CENTENARY TRIBUTE
Blorenge Books 1987 0-9510444-4-3. First edition thus of tribute book to Gwent writer. Hard back. Brown leather type cloth, dust jacket. pp. 200. Illustrated throughout. V slight pen mark front endpaper o/w v.good (Book ref. 15920) £12.00
Halifax Graving-Dock, N.S.
Institution of Civil Engineers, 1892. 8vo, 87pp, 3 papers on Graving-docks bound in one, the others being William Redfern Kelly: The Alexandra Garving-Dock, Belfast and Robert Pickwell: Construction of a Concrete Graving-Dock at Newport, Mon. 4 fold-out plates, text figures, re-bound in maroon cloth, gilt. A fine copy. (Book ref. RHB6720) £26.00
THE LAST RISING. The Newport Insurrection of 1839.
Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1985 8vo, xii, 273pp, Illustrated, Maps, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good condition. (Book ref. 10590) £24.95
Autograph Letter Signed by Victorian artist Alfred Purchase, to 'H W R A [the Royal Academician Henry Weekes?]', containing a description of Tredegar in Wales and its young girls, and a pencil 'sketch of our valley looking towards Newport'.
'Tredegar Sunday' [1850s?]. 12mo, 4 pp. Bifolium. 57 lines. Text clear and complete. Fair, on aged and lightly-creased paper. Weekes is by far the most likely of the four Royal Academicians whose initials correspond to those of the recipient of this letter, the others being Henry Tamworth Wells (1828-1903); Henry Woods (1846-1921); Hubert Worthington (1886-1963). Well-written and entertaining letter, addressed to 'Dearest old Boy'. Begins with a discussions of the merits of 'Scilly as a sketching ground'. He praises 'the elements of grandeur in the Scilly Isles, (and which I suppose necessary to an academy picture) is in the immense extent of view you get, of horizon, sky, and waves, the miles of outlying rocks and breakers'. Reference to 'Mr Philp' and 'Jno Moyle'. Finds that 'the picturesque' in Tredegar 'is to be found in the <?> costume of the girls, naked feet, hair unconfined & uncombed and if you are pure in heart you may peep in a cottage door or window, and see a graceful figure, changing herself under the magic influence of soap and water from a black Venus to one of Canovas whitest Carrara, while the others of the family take their tea, useful pleasing and instructive sight. Honi soit qui mal y pense.' Continues with description of his activities, together with a simple and pleasing ink 'sketch of our valley looking towards Newport', 9 x 3 cm. (Book ref. 10581) £95.00
Luncheon on Wednesday 3rd March 1937 at the Westgate Hotel, Newport, Monmouth in Honour of a Man of Gwent
Newport: Np, 1937. First Edition. Pamphlet. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Lunch menu together with a portrait, short biography and a listing of Arthur Machen books held by Newport Public Library. Local publisher W.J. Townsend Collins also spoke at the lunch. A probably unique piece of Machen ephemera. Original string tie still present. (Book ref. 005354) £395.00
INDUSTRIAL LOCOMOTIVES OF GWENT
LONDON: INDUSTRIAL RAILWAY SOCIETY, 1999. 1st. Card Covers. VG-. Small 8vo IRS handbook covering this County in South Wales. Lists all known industrial locomotives and operating sites, also non-loco worked railways. Full of useful historical information. 400pp with photo plates and maps. Contents VG, covers a little edge worn and creased to front. (Book ref. 004500) £14.00
BEYOND THE BLACK TIPS. Life and Literature in a South Wales Valley.
Centre for Educational Studies, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth. 1990. xiii+366pp. with illust. Laminate p/b. VG+++. Although ex-lib., a clean, virtually unopened copy. (Book ref. 13933) £7.50
The Old Parish Churches of Gwent, Glamorgan and Gower.
Malvern: Folly Publications, 1991 8vo Pict. Card 1st Edn. Illus. 76 pp. V.g. (Book ref. 16273) £7.00
The Book of Fame Volume I: FAMOUS PEOPLE OF BLAENAU GWENT.
Published by Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, 1989. Hardback in dustwrapper. "The Book of Fame" series. Illustrated. Contents: faint, narrow stain to first two page edges, otherwise pages very good and clean. Dustwrapper: very good and bright. A very good, tight copy. 134 pp. (Book ref. 23785) £10.50
Mid Valley Nostalgia - Hollybush, Markham Village, Argoed, Blackwood
Cowbridge: D Brown & Sons Limited, 1990. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 1872808077 79pp + 136 plates, endpaper maps, appendix. Maroon boards, VG clean tight copy in (slight colour fade to spine) dustwrapper. Detailed illustrated history of this western part of Gwent, mainly photographs of railway and mining interest. (Book ref. 014796) £25.00
Industrial Locomotives of Gwent
Industrial Railway Society, 1999. 1901556093 Paperback. Very Good+. Paper wrappers.; 4to 5.75" x 8.25"; 400 pages (Book ref. 15994) £15.00
ANCIENT NATIONAL AIRS OF GWENT AND MORGANNWG.
Aberystwyth: Welsh Folk-Song Society,1988. Llyfr dwyieithog mewn cyflwr arbennig o dda. xxxviii+86+51pp.with photo of M.J.Williams facsimilie of 1844 edition and bilingual introduction and notes by Daniel Huws. VG+++; virtually unopened and like new. (Book ref. 13612) £35.00
Steam in Glamorgan & Gwent
Swansea: Railway Club of Wales, 1992. First Edition. Card Covers. Near Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall [48pp], photos. (Book ref. 005038) £5.00
The Place-Names of Western Gwent
Osbourne & Hobbs, 1992. 1st Edition. Soft cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 0951932209 Paperback. 698pp. Slight edgewear. Mark on front from original price sticker. Sound binding. Private ownership. (bs24) (Book ref. bs24blkwht111) £7.00
Once Upon a Time in Newport
Terry Underwood, 1994. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall 0907143016 An immaculate copy of Underwood's third book of photographs and memories concerning Newport, south Wales.. 271pp. (Book ref. 008066) £30.00