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CAERNARVONSHIRE

UK Customers please add postage @ 2.00 per book (4.00 maximum)
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Items marked * are post-free in UK

 

Bangor Probate Records vol 1
Nia Henson, 1980.  Oblong 4to, xvi+196pp inc 2 indexes, contents are in alphabetical order by surname. Vol 1 (all pub) covers the period before 1700.  M copy (ref 7676)  *8.50

Betws-y-Coed - A Pictorial Trip Down Memory Lane
Ray Sandiford, 1992. 4to in green card covers, 80pp, 105 captioned photo ills mainly taken from old postcards. G. (ref 8283) 4.50

Picturesque Bettws-Y-Coed - Real Collotype Views in Sepia
Undated, perhaps 1920s.  18 mainly full-page Francis Frith-style sepia photo ills in pinky-red thick textured paper covers.  Size approx 10"x8".   (ref 550/27)  *9.00

Royal Oak Hotel, Bettws-y-Coed
Single sheet (approx 5"x8") of notepaper, attractive lithograph view of hotel, worn round edges, 2 old folds.  (ref 408/157)  *2.00

Caernarvon:  The Old Town
Gwynedd Archives Service, 1975.  Landscape 4to in pictorial card covers, unpaginated but approx 90 ills inc many photos with captions in both Welsh and English.   Ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp in lower corner of title-page.   (ref 252/149)  *4.50

The National Union of Teachers Souvenir and Guide of the Llandudno Conference, Easter 1905
Edited by T Burnell, 237pp, lots of photos esp of local dignitaries (inc David Lloyd George) but there are 27 listed photos of local landmarks such as the Aber Falls, Capel Curig, Swallow Falls etc.  'The object of this souvenir is to place in the hands of the Conference Delegates a reliable Guide to Llandudno and District, and a memento of the first visit of the National Union of Teachers to North Wales'.  More modern NUT conference souvenir volumes are relatively easy to come by - we could only find one other copy of this 1905 one on the internet, and we're able to offer our copy at a lower price.  A difficult book to gauge condition as there are so few around, but we'd plump for VG as the few faults are quite minor considering the books approaching 100 years of age.  (ref 1173)  16.00

Pwllheli - An Old Welsh Town and its History
D G Lloyd Hughes, 1991.  Pictorial card covers, an impressive 369pp inc index, 10 maps/diagrams, 50 other ills, mostly photos.  We understand the book is still in print at 15, our F copy (ref 3112) 8.00

Plan of Freehold Building Sites, being a Portion of the Rhos-on-Sea Estate, Colwyn Bay
Very large (approx 67"x44") multifolding plan on paper, undated but early 20th century, showing the 38 various lots available for development. Coloured in wash on a printed background.  Small number of minor holes where folds cross.   [Rhos-on-Sea appears to straddle the Denbighshire/Caernarvonshire border]  (ref 3292)  *33.00

Law, Order and Government in Caernarfonshire 1558-1640
John Gwynfor Jones, 1996. 240pp inc index. A study of the county's social structure with particular reference to leading members of the gentry families, the changing personnel of the magistracy and the administration & conduct of Quarter Sessions. Still in print at 25, this F copy in F d/w (ref 0000) is offered at 12.00

The History of the Caernarvonshire Constabulary 1856-1950
J Owain Jones, 1963.  104pp inc index, several photo-ills.  Nice copy, easily VG.  (ref 2131)  10.00

Calendar of the Caernarvonshire Quarter Sessions Records vol 1 - 1541-1558
Caernarvonshire Historical Society, 1956. Large 8vo, 109pp preface etc followed by 385pp inc index, 4 plates.  Very nice clean copy, VG in VG d/w. (ref 2852) 25.00

Another Copy
This one ex-Glamorgan Record Office Library, their stamp in lower corner of title-page.  A decent copy in a quite ragged d/w.  (ref 252/157)  20.00

Caernarvonshire Record Office Bulletin No 3, 1970
A4 format in cream card covers with blue linen spine, 23pp detailing some of the more significant acquisitions that year, including material on Dinorwic Quarry (inc 2 photos), the Drws-Y-Coed Account Book, the Caernarvon printers Gwenlyn Evans Ltd, Caernarvon bye-laws 1903 and marine archaeology inc a photo of lead ingots from the sloop Lovely, lost 1807 on the Maen Mellt Rock near Penrhyn, Aberdaron.  (ref 252/104)   *2.50

County Politics and Electioneering 1558-1625
Emyr Gwynne Jones, nd but perhaps 1930s offprint stapled into buff card covers.  Pp37-46, G.  (ref 252/121)  *2.50

Another copy without card covers is available (ref 252/122) at *2.00

Caernarvonshire Vol 1:  East
The Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments in Wales and Monmouthshire, 1956.  Large heavy 4to, 78+215pp inc index followed by hundreds of photo ills on 100 plates.  This is the first of the three Caernarvonshire vols, providing an illustrated record of the ancient buildings and earlier remains of the eastern third of the county.  It includes a full account of the castle, walls and other monuments of Conway, described as 'perhaps the finest surviving example in Britain of a fortified town'.  Elsewhere on the internet is a rather worn ex-library copy without a d/w at 80.  For the same price you could buy our very nice clean copy (AND ours is post-free), easily VG but in a d/w badly affected by silverfish - the book itself is unaffected, though.  (ref 1176)  80.00