A collection of 5 books and brochures about Portmeirion and Clough Williams-Ellis.
” About this Place Portmeirion- perhaps I myself find it hard to explain it……..” The words of Clough Williams-Ellis are difficult to expand upon. A delightful place for tourists from around the world, viewers of 20th Century cult TV The Prisoner and those enjoying Festival No6 in the 21st Century.
Williams-Ellis, Clough.Portmeirion. Still Further Illustrated and Explained. With fresh words and yet bigger and better pictures. Blackie and Son, Glasgow, 1962. 13th Edition. 8vo, Board backed paper covers. Pp8, pp38 black and white images, most full page, pp3 ads, factual notes. Front pastedown map and sea chart of area, back cover plan illustration of Portmeirion. Covers bumped and chipped at edges, a little loss to spine cover. All pages sewn tight in clean and bright condition throughout. A scarce item. Williams-Ellis, Clough. Portmeirion. The Place and Its Meaning. Portmeirion. Penrhyndeudraeth, Wales, 1978 reprint. ISBN 0216906725 4to, Softcover. Pp96. Many black and white illustrations throughout. Ownership mark of the Late Poet Arnold Rattenbury on half title page. Covers a little bumped at edges and pages showing a little age tone to edges. Clean and bright throughout. Williams-Ellis, Clough. Portmeirion. It’s What? When? Why and How Variously Answered. Portmeirion, Wales, 1979. 8vo. Illustrated Soft covers. Pp48. Many full illustrations throughout, most in colour. With pencil remark on title page “Please return/Arnold Rattenbury”. Covers a little bumped. Clean bright and tight throughout. Williams-Ellis, Amabel. Clough Williams Ellis. A Portrait in Words. Golden Dragon Books, Portmeirion, Wales, 1981. Small 8vo, Illustrated soft cover. Pp12. In excellent clean, tight and bright condition throughout. Williams-Ellis, Clough. Portmeirion. Guide Book. Ca 2000. 8vo. Illustrated soft cover. Pp52. bilingual English and Welsh text. Many colour photographs within text. Fold mark to lower corner of back cover, otherwise in clean and bright condition throughout.
An interesting collection.
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Whiteside, Judy. Risking Life and Limb. Celebrating fifty years of the Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation. OVMRO, Wales. 2015. Ist Edition. 8vo Softcover. Pp300. Foreward by HRH Duke of Cambridge. Cover, Frontis and full page map art George Manley. Illustrated throughout by photographs of rescues, practices, equipment and events. In 2015 The Ogwen Valley Mountain Rescue Organisation completed its 50th year in providing a free Mountain Rescue service in Northern Snowdonia 24/7/365 by volunteers. This book records events leading to its creation and the way in which it has developed to address new search and rescue challenges both in the mountains and the local community. “Risking Life and Limb plots the development of all those things which have changed, the equipment, the training, the technology, the inevitable paperwork and some of the people. There are incidents and anecdotes aplenty and a liberal sprinkling of ‘Oggi’ humour (a constant thread througout the fifty years) as team members past and present, family members and casualties talk about their experiences.” All proceed from this book go to OVMRO registered charity No 1160504 to help fund the next 50 years. A new book in fine order. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item. More information about OVMRO can be found at www.ogwen-rescue.org uk
Dower, John : A New General Atlas of the World compiled from the latest authorities both English and Foreign containing separate maps of its various countries and states, and exhibiting their boundaries & divisions also the chains of mountains, rivers and lakes and their geographical features comprehended in forty seven maps. London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1837. Folio, approx 270mm x 380mm with original mottled boards, lower board loose. Complete with 47 hand coloured engraved maps including the Rivers and Mountains plate. The large foldout double pages of the India plate (300mm x 710mm) have been reinforced with tape at/near the folds. Bright, clean and full original hand colour. Overall in good condition. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Blackie, W.G: The Imperial Atlas; An extensive series of maps, embracing the most recent discoveries and the latest political divisions of territory in all parts of the world. Compiled and engraved from the most authentic sources. London. Blackie & Sons. nd but c.a.1865. Folio, 13 x 15 ins (approx 300mm x 390mm). Pp [29 with index], 124, lacks frontis. 100 full page and double page engraved world maps with hand colouring outline, very minor browning in some blank margins. Drawn and engraved by J. W. Lowry and others. Original half morocco gilt, slight rubbing, marbled end papers. A very unusual feature regarding this atlas is the number of islands shown eg. Celebes, Borneo, Philippine Islands, Windward Islands, Leeward Islands and others, each full page. Complete with all 100 maps, missing title page otherwise in very good condition. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Lizars, W.H. : Lizar’s Edinburgh Geographical General Atlas, containing Maps of Every Empire,State and Kingdom. Edinburgh. nd but 1842, folio (approx. 485mm x 320mm). Contemporary half morocco, rebacked with new end papers. Some marginal fraying, neat ink inscription on title page, index, 69 plates (51 hand coloured in outline maps on 69 double-page engraved map sheets), double-page engraved table of mountain chains, , 16pp index. Light offsetting to hemispheres, several splits at folds; some entering the engraved surface, map of Italy with large repaired tear. This volume includes the two important maps, one of the United States and one of Mexico, both showing the Republic of Texas. A very clean, good example of a relatively rare atlas. Reference Philips Atlases 782.
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Wilde, Oscar. The Portrait of Mr W.H.. Mosher, Portland, Maine. 1904. 12mo. 2nd edition. Floral design slipcase. Original paper covers with title in black to front and spine, red letter device to front and printers black devise to verso. Limited to 425 copies on Japon vellum. pp76. With armorial bookplate of Geoffrey Drew Wood on front pastedown. Slip cases is age soiled, covers age toned where not protected by slipcase. All pages in fine condition. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
PARRY, Sir William Edward (1790-1855). Journal of a Voyage for the Discovery of a North-West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; Performed in the Years 1819-20, in His Majesty’s Ships Hecla and Griper. London: William Clowes for John Murray, 1821. PP310, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after John Bushnan et al., 4 folding, one with folding tipped-on extension flap, 9 aquatint plates by W. Westall after E.W. Beechey and H.P. Hoppner, and 5 etched plates by J. Clark after Beechey, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, one folding table, errata slip and retaining advertisement leaf dated ‘May, 1821’. Variable light browning and spotting, light offsetting onto title and text from map and plates, one folding map with short tear, 2 plates bound in reverse. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13145; Brunet IV, cols 387-388; Hill 1311; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58860.
Journal of a Second Voyage for the Discovery of a North West Passage from the Atlantic to the Pacific; performed in the years 1821-22-23 in his Majesty’s ships Fury and Hecla, under the orders of William Edward Parry. First Edition. London, John Murray, 1824. Owners bookplate, all edges speckled. Engraved frontis offset onto title, dedication to Lord Viscount Melville, Contents , Directions to binder for plate placement. Introduction [I]-xviii, Explanation [xix]-xx, Official Instructions [xxi]-xxx, Half title, pp571, 14 engraved plates, and 11 aquatint plates, all by E. Finden after G. Lyon, 4 engraved folding plates of coastal profiles by J. Walker after J. Bushnan, 6 engraved maps by J. Walker after J. Bushnan et al., 4 folding, and 3 lithographed maps by C. Hullmandel, illustrations, diagrams, and letterpress tables in the text, errata, as called for. Retaining advertisement leaves dated ‘1824’ including an advert for the Appendix to this book of the Second Voyage. All pages and charts bright and clean, most plates tissue guarded. First edition. Arctic Bibliography 13142; Brunet IV, col. 388; Hill 1312; Lowndes p.1789; Sabin 58864.
Uniformly bound in 19th-century half maroon roan over marbled boards, spines gilt in compartments, titled in gilt in one (a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, hinges cracked). First editions of the official reports of Parry’s first two Polar voyages. A good complete pair of books. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item. Cat. No. 90766 £1,500
Belcher, Edward. Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Samarang, during the years 1843-46; Employed Surveying the Islands of the Eastern Archipelago; Accompanied by a Brief Vocabulary of the Principal Languages. Reeve, Benham and Reeve, London: 1848. 1st Edition. 2 vols., 8vo. Publishers blind blocked cloth; vignette of seated Korean Chief blocked in gilt to front, blind on back. Re-backed, paper label to spine. Vol. 1. 3 original folding maps in new pocket on front pastedown. pp[i]..(xl), 358, blank, pp8 publishers Ads, 25 full page illustrations, 7 of which tinted, 2 full page maps. Vol2. Title, pp574, 5 full page illustrations, 2 of which tinted. Binding cloth is faded, age soiled and rubbed. Re-backed in buckram of sympathetic faded colour. New endpapers and new map pockets. Some top edges uncut to Vol. 1. Light age tone to page edges. Illustrations have a few light fox marks and most with original tissue guards. Maps are in good, clean order. Some small slits at fold lines, a little print offset where folded. A good complete pair of rare books. ABBEY 528. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Stark, Freya. Space Time and movement in Landscape. London, Her Godson. 1st, Limited Edition. Signed by author. Oblong 4to. Buckram covered slip case. Quarter leather on marbled boards, gilt titles to spine, bound by Zaehnsdorf. Dark green endpapers. PP167 . Double page red and black titles and text pages on tinted laid papers. Full page black and white photographs from many countries including Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Jordon, Cambodia, Syria, Greece and Italy, support the themes of the book. This book is number 6 of a limitation of 500. The slip case shows some wear to edges the book is in fine condition. Laid on the front pastedown is an armorial bookplate for Gerald de Gaury and a printed card from Viscount Boyd C.H. of Ince Castle Saltash, Cornwall. With a typed gift Christmas gift inscription, signed in blue ink by Alan and dated 1969. Alan Tindal Lennox-Boyd, 1st Viscount Boyd of Merton, 1904-1983. An MP at the age of 26 and a Member of Winston Churchill’s peacetime government. In 1954 he became Secretary of State for the Colonies and was involved in work bringing about independence to Iraq and Sudan and Ian Fleming was also an acquaintance. Gerald de Gaury was a friend of Freya Stark and an experienced traveller, photographer Arabist and diplomat. This trio of knowledgeable and interesting travellers brings about a unique presentation of this book. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.
Stark, Freya. Alexander’s Path. London, John Murray, 1958. 1st Edition. 8vo. Hardcover, blue cloth, faded along lower edges, gilt titles to front and spine. Unclipped dust wrapper, chipped at edges. Pp283, Reynolds Stone engrave vignette to title page, 76 black and white photographic illustrations, many full page, 2 maps, on full page and one folding with red boundary outlines. Many sketches within text by the author. All pages are tight, bright and clean, no marks or inscriptions. Please contact me at enquiries(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)rozhulse.com if you would like to more about this item.