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A facsimile reprint of the 1866 edition.
The Abbey of Glastonbury is one of those to which a peculiar interest has always been attached. The boldness of its legendary history, which claims for its site the privileges of being that on which the first Christian church was erected in our island, and the burial-place of King Arthur and Joseph of Arimathea.

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Set down in the 12th century but drawing on sources of much greater antiquity, these two linked stories are cast in the mould of the early Irish myths and sagas and yet bear impressively on real historical events of the early 7th century.

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A product of St. John's Priory, Carmarthen, the famous Black Book includes a mixture of thirteenth-century secular and religious items penned by a Welsh monk, but there are also passages purporting to come from more ancient times. Meirion Pennar's selected translations include the dialogue between Myrddin (Merlin) and Taliesin, and the verses said to have been written by Merlin after the Battle of Arderydd, when he was hiding in the Caledonian Forest.

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Thomas Taylor's book includes chapters on the Celts, Cornwall and Brittany, the Celtic community of Cornwall, the monastery-bishoprics of Cornwall, the evolution of the diocesan bishopric, Cornish saints, ancient religious houses, Cornish hermits, and St. Michael's Mount. The Author was vicar of St. Just-in-Penwith from 1900. He died in 1938 at the age of eighty. The present paperback is a facsimile reprint of the edition of 1916.

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The Celtic Dragon Myth

J.F. Campbell & George Henderson
The Dragon Myth occurs in many lands; it seems to have originated from the region of the Eastern Mediterranean. Here it is presented in the forms in which J. F. Campbell found it in the Highlands and Islands. In his own words "it treats of water, egg, mermaid, sea-dragon, tree, beasts, birds, fish, metals, weapons, and men mysteriously produced from sea-gifts; they are all water myths, and relate to the slaying of water-monsters".

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John Davies wrote a number of papers on the Celtic element of the English people that were published in the latter part of the nineteenth century in the pages of Archaeologia Cambrensis, viz:
The Celtic Element of the English People, fourth series vol.x, 1879, part I Historical, vol.xi, 1880, part II The philological argument.
The Celtic Element in the Lancashire Dialect, fourth series vol,xiii, 1882, and vol.xiv, 1883.
The Celtic Element in the Dialects of the Counties adjoining Lancashire, .......

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The county of Glamorgan is rich with the remains of its Celtic past. This book looks at the little-known legends and folklore that enrich Glamorgan's landscape, and includes tales from Cardiff, Neath Pontypridd and Kenfig. The stories tell of King Arthur, Glamorgan's Merlin, knights, fairies and ancient gods. The book is illustrated throughout by a Welsh Celtic artist, and the meanings of the tales are also discussed to show their deeper roots and ancient origins

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The Welsh have been celebrating the exploits of King Arthur in poetry and prose since the early Dark Ages, and there is much to suggest that their fellow Celts, Cornishmen, Bretons and Gaels, were also familiar with his shadowy figure. The debate over Arthur's origins is re-opening; could he have been an Irishman? - Indeed, did he exist at all?

Jon Coe has kindly transcribed a Names Index for The Celtic Sources of the Arthurian Legend. The website can be found at ISBN: 1897853831

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The interest in Peter Roberts' translation of The Chronicle of the Kings of Britain, attributed to Tysilio, lies in the controversy concerning whether or not it is the "Welsh book" referred to as his source by Geoffrey of Monmouth. Those who believe this to be possibly true point out that it is more concise than the work by Geoffrey, who seems to have enjoyed embellishing his writing. Those who oppose this view, maintain that it may on the other hand be derived and condensed from Geoffrey's work.......

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An Irish narrative composed late in the twelfth century and found in the 15th century MS collection known as the Book Of Lismore. With a new introduction by Brendan McMahon.
Also known as the "Colloquy with the Ancients", the text in this book is taken from a larger work by Standish O'Grady called the "Sylva Gadelica. It is reproduced in sub-facsimile from the London edition of 1892. The text belongs to the Fenian cycle, dealing with the legendary adventures of Fionn mac Cumhaill and his war ban.......

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This is a facsimile reprint of the edition by James Murray which was published for the Early English Text Society in 1872. 19th Century Two Volumes

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Early Christian holy men. A facsimile reprint of the book by William Reeves published in Dublin, 1864. Despite its age, it is still a standard work of reference on the subject.

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First Series. Robert Hunt's collection of tales and lore includes much of what has survived of the old Cornish Tradition. It was originally entitled ‘Popular Romances of the West of England,’ which did not clearly indicate the contents. The present title is, in fact, the subtitle of the original edition. Hunt's work fell into two series, each of which is being reprinted in facsimile as a separate paperback.

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Second Series. Robert Hunt's collection of tales and lore includes much of what has survived of the old Cornish Tradition. It was originally entitled ‘Popular Romances of the West of England,’ which did not clearly indicate the contents. The present title is, in fact, the subtitle of the original edition. Hunt's work fell into two series, each of which is being reprinted in facsimile as a separate paperback.

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Popular Romances of The West of England in Two Series. First Series: Giants, Fairies, Tregagle, Mermaids, Lost Cities, Rocks, Fire Worship & Demons
Second Series: Saints, Holy Wells, Arthur, Sorcery, etc.

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A facsimile reprint of a classic study by John Rhys, who was Professor of Celtic in the University of Oxford. Originally delivered as the Rhind lectures in Archaeology, the work was serialized in the Scottish Review, and subsequently printed in book form by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. John Rhys is perhaps best remembered for his work on the folk-lore of Wales and the Isle of Man, but his study of the early ethnology of the British Isles is still a useful and interesting book despite .......

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