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James MacPherson:
An Introduction to the History of Great Britain and Ireland: or, an Inquiry into the origin, religion, future state, character, manners, morality, amusements, persons, manner of life, houses, navigation, commerce, language, government, kings, general assemblies, courts of justice, and juries, of the Britons, Scots, Irish, and Anglo-Saxons.

London: for T. Becket and P.A. De Hondt, 1772. Second edition, revised and greatly enlarged. [xii], 347, (i), [9] index, [3] adverts. Some toning, foxing or soiling to first and last few pages. Text very clean with occasional light spotting. The 'discoverer' of Ossian, speaking of himself, says in the preface: 'An enemy to fiction himself, he imposes none on the world. He advances nothing as fact without authorities; and his conjectures arise not so much from his own ingenuity, as from the proofs which the ancients have laid down before him.' Takes a great interest in the Irish versus the Scottish claims to be the originators of Celtic culture. Quarto, in a new craftsman binding of half brown calf with marbled boards, spine with five raised bands ruled gilt and two spine labels. A very handsome copy. Very Good in Fine binding.
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[Robert Forsyth]:
The Beauties of Scotland. [Complete in 5 volumes] Containing a clear and full account of the Agriculture, Commerce, Mines, and Manufactures; of the Population, Cities, Towns, Villages, &c. of each county.

Edinburgh and London: Thomson Bonar; John Brown; Vernor & Hood; Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme; et al, 1805. First edition. More than 2,700 pages in total, with c.100 plates, each volume with an additional engraved title, and Volume I with a folding coloured map. Contents mostly very clean and bright. There is some soiling to the prelims of Vol I, but very little elsewhere. A few plates have very pale tidemarks. Vol III has old worm holes to the top margin of many pages, only invading and losing a little text between pages 235 and 294 (see photo). All edges marbled. In new half bindings of green Victorian cloth with marbled boards, with printed paper spine labels. A very attractive set. Near Fine.

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Hearne, Thomas, transcribed by:
Peter Langtoft's Chronicle (as illustrated and improv'd by Robert of Brunne) from the death of Cadwalader to the end of K.Edward the First's Reign. Complete in 2 Vols, constituting Vols III & IV of the Works of Thomas Hearne. Including also: [1] A roll concerning Glastonbury Abbey, being a survey of all the estates belonging to that house at the dissolution, taken by King Hen. the Eighth's order and for his use. [2] An account of the hospital of St. Mary Magdalen near Scroby in Nottinghamshire, by John Slacke, master of that hospital. [3] Two tracts by an anonymous author ; the first relating to Conquest in Somersetshire, the second concerning Stone-henge.

[London]: [Bagster], 1810. Reprint of the 1725 first edition. ccxxvi, 230; (231-) 714, 4. Endpapers bear an early name stamp and slight staining and marks. Publishers' foxed advertisement slip printed in red and dated 1810 tipped in at title page. Slight toning to pages and soiling to uncut edges. In contemporary paper-covered boards, rubbed, marked, edges scuffed and heavily eroded at the corners, with later greenish brown cloth spine and label. Firm, opens well. VG.
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Lethbridge, T.C., compiled and illustrated by; and (second title): Gray, J.M.:
Recent Excavations in Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries in Cambridgeshire & Suffolk. A Report. [BOUND WITH]: The School of Pythagoras (Merton Hall) Cambridge. Quarto Series: New Series, Nos. III & IV.

Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, for the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. 1931 & 1932. First editions. (viii), 90pp; and (viii), 69pp. Illustrated, including photographs and folding plans. Some foxing to endpapers and neat ownership name. Some pencilled marginalia to second title, otherwise all very fresh and clean. In contemporary green buckram, spine titled in gilt and slightly faded, with a small dark mark, boards firm and clean. Very Good+.
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Lethbridge, T.C., compiled and illustrated by:
A Cemetery at Shudy Camps Cambridgeshire: Report of the Excavation of a Cemetery of the Christian Anglo-Saxon Period in 1933. [BOUND WITH]: A Cemetery at Lackford, Suffolk: Report of the Excavation of a Cemetery of the Pagan Anglo-Saxon period in 1947 Quarto Series: New Series, Nos. V & VI.

Cambridge: Bowes & Bowes, for the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. 1936 & 1951. First editions. (viii), 41pp; and (viii), 57pp. Illustrated with drawings and folding plans. Some foxing to endpapers and neat ownership name. Trivial foxing to one or two pages, otherwise all very fresh and clean. In contemporary green buckram, spine titled in gilt and slightly faded, boards firm and clean. Very Good+.

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Burl, Aubrey: with photographs by Max Milligan:
Circles of Stone: the Prehistoric Rings of Britain and Ireland.

London: The Harvill Press, 1999. First edition, first impression. 232pp, gorgeously illustrated with photographs, informative text, and with plans of the layout at each site. Contents fresh and clean. Large square quarto, in the original binding of black paper-covered boards, spine titled in silver. Spine ends very slightly blunted. In unclipped (unpriced) pictorial dust jacket, bright and fresh, with slight knocks to the edges. Lovely copy. Near Fine in near fine dust-jacket.
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