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THE POSTMAN

By: DU GARD , ROGER MARTIN

Price: £9.95

Publisher: London, ANDRRE DEUTSCH: 1954

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 10465

Condition: Good +


H/b , Dust Jacket , 1st edition thus - UK edition 1954 , 156pp. Award winning Author Nobel Prize winner RM du Gard. Translated by John Russell. The Village postman of Maupeyrou where we meet all the characters , irony , humour , cautious , understanding - brilliant portraits . a simple album of village sketches. [ Translated from Vielle France - a French Classic ] red book - no inscsp , sound binding , brown stained foredge+feps from inner flaps of D/j with light fox spotting also to rear. [ The D/j not price clipped , 8/6 , heavily browned marked foxed stained esp to once cream col rear+ spin... View more info

FURTHER COUNTRY MATTERS

By: DUFF HART-DAVIS

Price: £4.00

Publisher: SHREWSBURY:SWAN HILL PRESS 1992:

Seller ID: 192


225x155mm appprox. Green Cloth Boards 183 pgs Illust. by Nicholas Hall. Fine in Fine p/c D/J View more info

A COUNTRY GUIDE TO COUNTRY LIVING New Revised Edition Your Questions Answered

By: EARLE , P D N Editor

Price: £4.95

Publisher: Newton Abbot, The Country Book Club: 1973

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9431

Condition: VG+


H/b , Dust Jacket , VG+/VG+ , 1st edition , some humerous illustrations throughout text , PDN Earle Managing Director The Country Gentleman's Assoc Ltd , London , Ackns , intro;, index , set out in A - Z order in 4 parts - Indoor problems / Outdoor problems + animals / Legal & professional problems / general , [ Aga cooker , Alabaster stain , Aspidstras etc / Apple tree polinators / ant hills / algae on ponds / bats / badgers / dogs / drainage law , joint owned chimnet/ perfume making etc [ Reference & text books ] [ book ink inscsp to title page but no annotaions , sound binding ] [ green hum... View more info

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PEACE IN WAR

By: EDWARD SEAGO

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, COLLINS: 1944

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124251

Condition: Very Good


Silk Effect Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 250 x 185 mm approx. 80pp Collection of essays and paintings evoking the quite and permanent beauty of England at a time of strife. Rain clouds over flat Norfolk fields, clear sky over the New Forest, ponies grazing in dappled sunlight, early morning mistiness as the cart horses go down the country lane, children paddling in the mill stream. All representing the cause for which the armed forces were fighting and published as a memento. First published in August 1943 the copy offered is of the 2nd impression of March 1944. VG/Good Book- ... View more info

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LEADING THE FIELD British Native Breeds of Horses and Ponies

By: EDWARDS , ELWYN HARTLEY , HOUGHTON , KIT

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, Stanley Paul: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10564

ISBN: 0091753325

Condition: VG+


Large VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j.1st ed. Profusely Colour illustrated by one of the Top Equestrian Photographer's Kit Houghton. Author EH Edwards - formerly Editor of Riding Magazine - consultant ed. Horse & Hound etc. Foreword , Intro; 18 chpts , Breed Societies index. [ Dartmoor , New Forest , Welsh , Irish , Highlands ,Shetland , Hackney etc . ] 180pp. black cloth gilt titles, No inscsp , tight binding , book as new throughout, covers light edgewear to corners & spine edges [ Dust Jacket not price clipped, minor corner scuffs max 1mm., No spine fade.slight 2mm peel of publisher';s laminate to rear ... View more info

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Rural Life: Guide to Local Records

By: Edwards , Peter

Price: £20.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, B T Batsford Ltd: 1993

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6104

ISBN: 0713467878

Condition: Fine


FINE/FINE.1st ed.An excellent work of reference only usually found as discarded from public libraries. b/w illustrated 43plates.Thorough examination of the records available to the local historian for researching village society & the changing fortunes of its members.Extensive notes on sources & suggested further reading.(orange cloth+ gilt titles ,no inscsp, fine] Dust Jacket not price clipped, ££19.99 [1993] also fine - no colour fade. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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WANDERING WITH NOMAD; OUT OF DOORS WITH NOMAD; OVER THE HILLS WITH NOMAD; ROVING WITH NOMAD; ADVENTURING WITH NOMAD; NORTHWARDS WITH NOMAD; (THE SIX NOMAD BOOKS-signed by author)

By: ELLISON , NORMAN , ( NOMAD THE NATURALIST ) , C.F.TUNNICLIFFE RA CBE

Price: £300.00

Publisher: London, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON PRESS LTD: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 11599

Condition: VG


SIGNED Set of all Six Nomad Books illustrated by C.F.Tunnicliffe all 1st Editions and warmly inscribed to the same person and signed by Norman Ellison / Nomad variously to free end paper or half title page. All VG/VG or better in removable proprietary protective sleeves. White to spines a little tanned and offset browning to end papers and light foredge/ flap fold foxing to some vols. Roving With Nomad has two closed tears of up to 12mm to top front panel with tiny chips to colour. Non price clipped jackets and with no other notable defects to books or jackets. A superb set in collectible cond... View more info

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BEST WAYS TO CATCH MORE FISH in Fresh and Salt Water [Expert Advice]

By: EVANOFF , Vlad

Price: £5.00

Publisher: New York, Doubleday & Co.Inc: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119637

ISBN: 0385019750

Condition: Good


H/B Dust Jacket VG/Poor.1st edi. 1953.228pp. Expert advice from Vlad Evanoff for all fishermen of fresh & salt waters.[ other titles include - e Fishing Secrets of the Experts / Fresh-water Fisherman's Bible etc ] illustrated b/w plates & in line. Foreword, index , 20 chpts [ Still - spinning- bait - fly - trolling - drifting - jigging - locating - bottom - pier & bridge - inshore - offshore - chumming - wading etc] cloth 1/4 binding boards gilt titles to book , no inscsp., tight binding , clean throughout.[ D/j not price clipped ,no loss of text but shabby in appearance from edgwear colour ru... View more info

LETTERS FROM A YEOMAN TO HIS SON IN SOCIETY

By: FAIRFAX-BLAKEBOROUGH , J , MC

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEATH CRANTON Ltd: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1651

Condition: VG


192pp.,Green boards+ green quarter-binding+Gilt titles to Front & spine. J Fairfax-Blakeborough MC the author of Spring Days /Sporting Stories/ ,Country Life & Sport etc.Herin the humours of Village / rural Life - shrewd, witty , the letters from a practical well-heeled Yorkshire sporting farmer to his son who has been called to the Bar and found himself drawn into the vortex of London . [ book no inscsp, tight binding , clean throughout , fox tan to feps from inner d/j flaps. Bright exterior.] Paper- Card D/j not clipped, light edgewaer , light stains to spine , 3/6 , small dot to rear, Book ... View more info

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FALCONRY Art and Practice

By: FORD , Emma , Co-Founder British School of Falconry [ Internationally Acclaimed ] widely travelled Teacher , Consultant & Lecturer

Price: £29.00

Publisher: London, Blandford / Cassell: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 123542

ISBN: 0713722487

Condition: Near Fine


SIGNED Copy.Near FINE Large H/b.VG D/j.1st.1992.1st print. E Ford Co-Founder Internationally Acclaimed British School of Falconry , Teacher , Lecturer & consultant etc [ Note on author] A Comprehensive Guide by a specilaist who went ti to the Gulf to study classic Arabic methods.[ maroon cloth Gilt titles, Signed by the author in name only to title page , no other inscsp., no notable defects ] Dust Jacket not clipped, no loss, no crease, total spine fade to a lighter colour not effecting titles. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our images of the actual... View more info

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FOUR YEARS HARVEST

By: FRANCES DONALDSON

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124183

Condition: Near Fine


Slim small H/b in D/j. Brown Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine, 210 x 130 mm approx. Map to front end papers. 116 pp. 21 b/w photographic illustrations as called for on china clay paper. Sequel to the author's book "Approach to Farming" which told of her finding and buying a farm (Gipsy Hall Farm Wilmcote, Warwickshire); training and then starting farming whilst her husband was serving with the Army in Egypt. This as the title suggests tells of the development of the farm over the subsequent three years. A search of the internet reveals that it was incorporated as Gipsy Hall Farm... View more info

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ANNALS OF THE PARISH Or The Chronicle of DALMAILING During the Ministry of the Rev.Micah Baldwhidder Written by Himself ,

By: GALT , John , Araanged & Edited by , KERR , Henry W , RSA

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Edinburgh & London, T N FOULIS: 1911

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121598

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b.2nd Edition.1911.Colour Tipped-in plates by Artist Henry W Kerr RSA. The memoirs/annals of Rev.Micah Baldwhidder, edited by J Galt.Single page protectors cover all plates thus they are all Bright & Clean.Also a Colour Frontis - all plates Watercolours & as expected.[ The Loupin'-on Stane / the Souter / herdsman / millwright / weaver / ruling elder / ploughman / etc] 283pp+ 4pp adverts.brown cloth gilt titles to spine & front + gilt top foredge, side& base uncut foredge , very mild wear, no board fade. [ a sound copy, small, neat inscsp.to fep, - clean pages] Please see our image of the ... View more info

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PIKE Angling Library

By: GAY, Martin , RICKARDS, Barrie , Both Anglers & Angling Authors

Price: £15.00

Publisher: WOODBRIDGE, THE BOYDELL PRESS: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11495

ISBN: 0851155251

Condition: Fine


Sky blue boards with silver titles to spine, xiii + 238pp 30 b/w photos. Volume I in Boydell's "Angling Library" Series .Intro. by John Wilson. First book to make so broad a study of the subject; evolution, geographical distribution, development, feeding patterns, behaviour etc as well as every aspect in fishing for them! (Book- no previous owner name or insc.tight binding. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. No notable defects to book or jacket, no spine or cover fade. the latter now in a proprietary protective wrapper. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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The Natural History of GOWER South WALES [ A Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty ]

By: GILLINGHAM , Mary E , BSC. PHD.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Cowbridge & Bridgend, South Wales, D BROWN & Sons Ltd: 1983

Seller ID: 123149

ISBN: 0905928008

Condition: VG+


VG+ large H/b[ Iinternal Fine ]VG D/j.1983.M E Gillingham BSC. PHD.The first place in Britain to be designated, by The Countryside Commission, as a Designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.Special Covservation topics such as the effects of burning & grazing, the invasion Of Broad pool by the rare fringed water lily; the controversy between feeding oyster catcher flocks & the cockle industry are discussed.In 6 parts;- Moors, woods,fields / Wetlands,pools,fens,streams / sea cliffs / tidal islands , sea-shore / shifting sands / Burry Marshes.336pp.Illus.44 Colour & 48 b/w plate+ in line.[Bri... View more info

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BRITISH FURNITURE MAKERS Britain in Pictures no 89

By: GLOAG , John

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, COLLINS: 1945

Edition: 1st Editon

Seller ID: 123814

Condition: VG


VG H/b Interior Fine throughout.1st ed, 48pp, with 8 colour plates & 25 b/w illustrations.Britsih craftsmen of yesteryear , the furniture makers of todays collectable antiques , by J Gloag who is knowledgable on History and Design - so penned with the novelist skill combined with the knowledge & judgment of a writer on historic & contemporary Design.[ ink name initial blank end paper, tight binding, lightly creamed paper ] light edgwear plus small scuff./loss top spine. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

TRAINING YOUR HORSE OR PONY

By: GOLDSTONE , DIANA , BHSIIT

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LISS, Nimrod Book Services: 1985

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 9072

ISBN: 0947647430

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust jacket , FINE/VG+ , 1st edition , illustrated , 148pps , author and horse competitor D Goldstone BHSIIT , Freelance Instructor and Dressage Judge , 12-3 mono illus as Listed plus 29 Diagrams , in 2 parts - General & Practical , 12 chpts , intro , ackns , foreword [ no inscsp , D/j not price clipped - no notable defects ] View more info

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THE SHARP SHOOTER , How to Get the Best Out of Rifles and Ammunition , Revised Edition Approved By NZ Deerstalkers Association

By: GRANT , MATT , GRANT , BRUCE

Price: £29.95

Publisher: Australia, AH & AW REED Ltd: 1982

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 11240

ISBN: 0589013963

Condition: VG


Revised Edition 1982, The late M Grant born 1898 - Christ's College- renouned shooter & game hunter - 1st Arms Editor - his works appear many journals worldwide. His son B Grant also interested in firearms since a boy - born 1940 - St Andrews College- shooting but curtailing the game hunting for today's scarcity of animals - a former Arms editor - his journals also printed worldwide.The sharp Shooter fully approved by NZ Deerstalkers Asooc.[Hunting deer, stag, pigs, tahir, chamois etc] 284pp Revised Updated chapters+New chapter on Rifle Millustrated 32.4 b/w plates + 21.1 Figures & Graphs + A ... View more info

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VILLAGES OF THE OUSE The Illustrated Past

By: GREY , Peter , BSc [Econ] MPhil ,

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Buckingham, BARRACUDA Books Ltd: 1980

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 120015

ISBN: 0860230759

Condition: Very Good


SIGNED Copy.Limited ed.No 254.1st ed.1980.Brown Rexine boards (Imitation leather) with gilt titles to spine. Peter Grey BSc [Econ] MPhil ,265x110mm approx.Maps to end papers.144pp. .Illustrated History of the 28 Villages of the Ouse - The Great Ouse - that dominates Bedfordshire. [ ovey / Carlton / Moggerhanger / Tempsford / Milton Ernest / Copie / Great Barford etc] Early man left his imprint on its nbanks 250,000 yrs ago. .-c.250 BC Farmers paddled dugouts from Fens to settles - Iron age Celts , Romanised Belgae, Saxons, Danes , Normans . Illus. with many b/w photos, maps and reproductions i... View more info

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COLONEL QUARITCH V.C. A Tale of Country Life

By: H RIDER HAGGARD

Price: £20.00

Publisher: LONDON, LONGMANS, GREEN & CO: 1890

Seller ID: 119300

Condition: Good


Plum cloth boards with silver titles to spine and front board. 190x130mm approx. 342pp +16p publisher's catalogue.Victorian Bible brown end papers,(Likely replacement). Frontis with tissue guard and title page illustration. Good (Book- A little general shelf wear and soiling to cloth with 3mm approx nick to cloth at tail of spine. Paper of block evenly tanned. Binding sound with no cracks to end papers. Tissue guard browned but no foxing to book. Pencil previous owner name to dedication page). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. A very pleasing copy of this early reprint... View more info

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GENIUS of ENGLAND

By: H.J.MASSINGHAM

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHAPMAN AND HALL: 1937

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120838

Condition: Very Good


UNCOMMON in Dust Jacket.Green Cloth Boards with gilt titles and decs to spine. 282 pp. Frontis line illustration + chapter head illustrations by Charles Stabb. First Edition 1st Printing of Massingham's essays on that secret and elusive charm which the ancients called "genius loci" and which makes England. The one exception being foreign parts - which is included to show the influence of "Englishness" on New Zealand. VG/Good (Book- A little light colour rubbing to cloth at extremities. Light tanning to end papers and a liquid splash to base of book block at fore edge - not affe... View more info