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Concering the instruction of princes. Translated from the original Latin by Joseph Stevenson.
Gerald of Wales, Giraldus Cambrensis, was born about 1150 and died about 1223 A.D. Not only was he a voluminous writer, but his position at the court and his immediate knowledge of the circumstances he relates, makes him worthy of great respect. But a strong party feeling in most of his productions reaches its maximum in the present one, which paints the monarchs of the house of Plantaginet in the black.......

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Adam of Domerham continued the history of William of Malmesbury from around 1100 to 1300 A.D., but his work is of a very different character, for, as the translator points out, he was a "terrible and untiring teller of twice-told tales" and wrote at "inordinate length." This little book represents some two hundred pages of Adam "set out in a clear and reasonable translation in a manner which shall not be absolutely dull." The present work is a facsimile of the Folk Press edition of 1934.

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Jessie L. Weston's rendering of four lays into English prose from the French of Marie de France and others is no. Ill of the series Arthurian Romances Unrepresented in Malory's "Morte d'Arthur." It was first published by David Nutt in 1900, and is here reprinted as a facsimile of that edition.

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Edmund Hogan was one of a few diligent scholars of Gaelic and historical references. He was professor of Irish Language and History at the University College of Dublin, and Todd Professor of Celtic at the Royal Irish Academy.
His list comprises a section on Gaelic plant names and also one with English-Gaelic names.

His list contains 21 reliable sources, beginning with the 'St Gall Glosses' from the eighth century.

It spans the work of Dr. Caleb Threlkald of Cumberland, John K'Eogh, Chaplain to.......

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John Dyer Poems

John Dyer
John Dyer was born around 1700 in Aberglasney, Carmarthenshire, Wales. His father, Robert Dyer, was a solicitor there. John Dyer was educated at Westminster, and placed in his father's office, but he gave up the business on his father's death, in order to study art. He travelled as an itinerant artist through South Wales and the nearby English counties, and, in 1729, published Grongar Hill, which earned him a reputation as a poet. He went to Italy to study painting, and, after his return, publis.......

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W. W. Skeat's book includes: An ILLITERATIVE POEM WRITTEN ABOUT A.D.1350, FROM THE COPY IN THE VERNON MS. AT OXFORD: "THE LIFE OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHY" REPRINTED FROM THE BLACK-LETTER COPY OF WYNKYN DE WORDE: "DE SANCTO JOSEPH AB ARIMATHIA" FIRST PRINTED BY PYNSON A.D. 1516: AND "THE LIFE OF JOSEPH OF ARIMATHIA" FIRST PUBLISHED BY PYNSON A.D. 1520. It was first published in 1871 for the Early English Text Society by N. Trubner & Co., London, and is here reproduced in facsimile.

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Patrick Kennedy collected these Irish legends and tales around the middle of the nineteenth century "lest they should be irrecoverably lost". Some of them were first published in the Dublin University Magazine in 1862, and the first edition of the complete work came out in 1866. The present reprint is a facsimile of the second edition, of 1891. It consists of four parts, viz: HOUSEHOLD STORIES, LEGENDS OF THE "GOOD PEOPLE", WITCHCRAFT, SORCERY, GHOSTS & FETCHES, OSSIANIC AND OTHER EARLY LEGENDS,.......

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Mabinogion Legends

Charlotte Guest
Lady Guest's translation of the Mabinogion, from the Red Book of Hergest, was described by T. W. Rollest-on as "a masterpiece of English literature." This volume, with new illustrations by Jo Conti, completes the Llanerch reprinting of the Owen Edwards edition of the Guest Mabinogion. The other two volumes in the series are Mabinogion: the four branches and Mabinogion Tales.

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Strictly speaking the Mabinogion consists only of four interconnected tales known as the 'Four Branches of the Mabinogi', but several other Welsh romances from the Red Book of Hergest are often included under the same heading. This selection of translations by Charlotte Guest includes: The Dream of Maxen Wledig, Geraint the Son of Erbin, The Lady of the Fountain, and The Dream of Rhonabwy. The Guest translation from the Red Book has been described by Rolleston as a masterpiece of English litera.......

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Lady Guest's translation of the Mabinogion, from the Red Book of Hergest, was described by T. W. Rolleston as "one of the masterpieces of English literature." This volume contains some of the oldest relics of the Welsh mythological saga, in the form of four connected tales known as "the Four Branches of the Mabinogi." This classic translation is accompanied by new illustrations in the Celtic style, specially drawn for this edition by Jo Nathan.

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Manx Calendar Customs

Cyril Ingram Paton
The first edition of this book came out under the auspices of the Folklore Society in 1942, a time at which it did not receive the notice that it deserved.
For its size it contains a large amount of information written in a clear way. It is an important work not only for historians and folklorists, but for all those who have fallen in love with the Isle of Man. It has long been out of print and this paperback facsimile will no doubt be much appreciated by those who have been unable to locate sec.......

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Manx Church Origins

D.S. Dugdale
The author's book sets the scene by describing the advent and early history of Christianity in the British Islands, followed by chapters dealing more specifically with the Isle of Man. The following is taken from his preface:
"The present line of enquiry deals chiefly with written sources, although archaeological reports provide essential evidence for discriminating between alternative propositions. However, it is not enough to attach labels saying whether each piece of information is right or .......

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The book by William Copeland Borlase is reprinted here in facsimile. It is a nineteenth-century classic on the archaeology of Cornwall, including cromlechs or dolmens, cone-shaped barrows, bowl barrows, bell barrows, flat barrows and ring barrows, and an account of the pottery and weaponry found in the ancient tombs. The drawing on the front cover is of Lanyon Cromlech prior to its fall in 1815; it was of sufficient height to permit a man mounted on horseback to sit beneath it.

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These are names that define the very essence of a people caught up in the turmoils of the Dark Ages, from which Wales emerged As important as they were, the people who bore these names have been shrouded in mystery and relegated to the uncertain realm of legend.

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Originally two of the Rhind Lectures in Archaeology for 1885, Romilly Allen's introduction to early Christian symbolism is concise and his drawings are exceptionally clear. The entire series of Allen's lectures on early symbolism is being reprinted in three paperbacks, the other titles being The High Crosses of Ireland and The Romano-British Period and Celtic Monuments.

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This illustrated two-volume work is an important collection of reference material on the Welsh churches. The descriptions of mostly pre-reformation churches were made by Sir Stephen Glynne towards the middle of the nineteenth century, before many of the Victorian 'improvements' had been carried out. They were published posthumously as a series of articles in the pages of "Archaeologia Cambrensis" towards the end of the nineteenth century. Early in the twentieth century it was announced that the .......

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