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William Meredith Morris based this book on the dialect of the Gwaun Valley in North Pembrokeshire. He dedicated it to his mother, and all who love the dialect of Dyfed. His book is an essential reference work for any researcher interested in the Welsh dialects of Dyfed. It has long been out of print, and this facsimile reprint makes it available once more.

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A Week at the Lizard

Rev. C. A. Johns
The Reverend C. A. John's book was dated in the dedication, April 24th, 1848. The present facsimile reprint makes this interesting work available to -modern readers. It includes lucid descriptions of the scenery of the area, and accounts of the wildlife, with special reference to the distribution of plants.

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Siluria, now South-East Wales, takes its name from its oldest-known inhabitants, the Silures. It includes Gwent, the Valleys, the Vale of Glamorgan and Gower; areas with ancient standing stones, burial chambers, cairns and stone circles. Over the last twenty years Dewi Bowen has visited all but one of the sites included in this book; he describes them with enthusiasm and in a clear and direct manner, illustrating them with his own drawings. He also gives brief directions on how to find the site.......

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Armorel of Lyonesse

Walter Besant
She was in the boat holding the tiller, bareheaded, her hair flying in the breeze, the spray dashing into her face, and the clear blue water rushing past.

Armorel Rosevean is one of the last inhabitants of the lonely Island of Samson in the Isles of Scilly, scene of the mythical land of Lyonesse. But the peaceful isolation of her life is about to be disturbed, as the legacy of an ancient shipwreck returns to haunt the Scillonians in the _shape of a young artist from the mainland.

Walter Be.......

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Skene noted that the bardic poems in Old Welsh referring to the Arthurian period made frequent mention of localities in Scotland. He developed from this a theory that Arthur's battles were fought in the North, and resulted in the recovery of territories in what is now South-west Scotland, which had been occupied by Picts, Scots and Saxons. One of the strong points of his theory is that it would explain why Arthur's battles are not mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle which referred for that pe.......

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Most of the designs featured in this book illustrate the romance of Tristrem and Ysonde (Tristan and Isoude), based on a Welsh legend which was later developed with Cornish and Arthurian connections. The remaining designs mostly illustrate the mediaeval romance of King Richard. The designs are said to be among the finest examples of mediaeval ceramic pavement art ever produced in Britain, and as such they are part of our national heritage. They once graced the floors of Chertsey Abbey in Surrey.......

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This is a facsimile reprint of the edition of 1869. In his preface, the author states that "in 1868, Mr Skene published his edition of the Four Ancient Books of Wales, in the introduction and notes to which he showed that a large proportion of these poems belonged to the North, and that the historical Arthur was a leader of the Northern Cymry, or the tribes of Southern Scotland and the English Border. Combining, therefore, Mr, Skene's critical results with my own humbler topographical researches.......

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Bards & Heroes

Carl Lofmark
Commenting on the barbarians of Northern Europe, the Roman historian Tacitus remarked that the only form of history known to these people was their ancient songs. At the courts of Celtic and Germanic chieftains there were bards who celebrated the deeds and sang the praises of their leaders in heroic verse. Poems of this kind have been preserved in the old Welsh language from the sixth century onwards.
In this book some of the best examples have been selected and translated; they illustrate the.......

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This Life of a little-known Irish Saint, born towards the end of the sixth century, was printed and translated from a copy in the possession of the Town Library of Rennes. Kuno Meyer's edition is reprinted here in facsimile.

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with additional illustrations from Professor Westwood's "Lapidarium Walliae". The present facsimile reprint concerns Wales, but it is also useful for all those interested in Celtic art for the author gives detailed drawings of how some of the intricate interlaced designs were done.

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Celtic Folk Tales from Armorica

F.M. Luzel Derek Bryce
These fascinating tales were collected in Armorican Brittany during the second half of the nineteenth century, at a time when the art of storytelling was still alive. They include tales of heroes who 'shone like the sun'; of an old hag and her powerful children. These characters are dearly the gods of old, the sun god, the mother goddess, etc., who have survived the Christian epoch simply by losing their original titles. The tales were meticulously collected by F. M. Luzel, who set them down in .......

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Pembrokeshire is blessed with a rich store of legends and folklore. This book, illustrated in Celtic style by the author, includes stories from the Mabinogion and Lives of the Saints as well as traditions of fairies, giants, King Arthur and magical otherworld animals. The cultural backgrounds to the stories are also included to give a deeper understanding of this important part of Pembrokeshire's legendary Celtic history.

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A fascinating glimpse into the beliefs and traditions of the culture of the Celtic lands of the western seabord of Europe.

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Samuel Weiser Edition Anatole LeBraz trans.

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Cornish Drolls

J.H Pearce
Cornish Drolls by Joseph Henry Pearce is edited with reset type by C. D. Pollard, from two collections of imaginative stories and fantasies, entitled Drolls from Shadowland and Tales of the Masque, which were first published in 1893 and 1894 respectively. They have long been out of print and difficult to obtain, and the present reprint makes some of Pearce's work readily accessible again.

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Amongst the numerous 20th century writers on the Holy Grail, Jessie Weston has probably come closest to an understanding of the spiritual meaning of the quest and also of its possible origins from Mithraism.

Miss Weston wrote an earlier work entitled “The Quest for the Holy Grail” but “From Ritual to Romance” is her definitive account, and was her last word on the subject.

It became her best known work because it is mentioned in the poem by T. S. Eliot “The Wa.......

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