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FULNESS OF JOY

By: HAVERGAL , Frances Ridley ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, E.P.DUTTON: 1890

Seller ID: 9974

Condition: Poor+


Illustrated bevelled cloth boards, Green floral endpapers, All edges Gilt, Gilt flowers & titles to front board ,Unpaginated , 30 chromographic floral plates with poems and religious text, Undated circa 1890's. - Boards soiled from handling over time cracks to end papers and signatures strained. Wonderful pastal shades to each page decoration No previous owner name or inscription.Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

HILLTOP VILLAGES OF THE CHILTERNS Cholsbury , Hawridge , St Leonards , Buckland Common

By: HAY, David , HAY , Joan

Price: £14.00

Publisher: Chichester, PHILLIMORE & Co Ltd.: 1971

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9461

ISBN: 0900592397

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG+ D/J.1st ed.Maps to end papers, x + 245pp, Jacket & Frontis; by artist Denis Mallet.27 B/w illus. 5 maps.Local history of 4 little Chiltern Villages- Cholesbury, Hawridge, St Leonards and Buckland Common: which also provides the "human story" of everyday life of upland Buckinghamshire.[bright green boards+ gilt titles No inscsp.as new] Dust Jacket not price clipped.tiny nick top front edge near spine. no other notable defect. A lovely copy of an interesting local history book which would make an ideal gift for a present or former resident or a prize addition to one's own... View more info

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HOP PICKERS of KENT & SUSSEX

By: HEFFERNAN , Hilary

Price: £4.95

Publisher: Stroud, THE HISTORY PRESS Ltd: 2011

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122529

ISBN: 0752447777

Condition: VG+


VG+ P/b.2011.Well illustrated b/w plates. True memories - stories from a bygone era before Radio & TV. Author's 5th book on Hops.In peacetime & wartime - every season was different.[ town /country/social history] clean bright Laminated p/b, no spine fade, small curl-up & real minor col/rub loss to corners.Tight binding, No inscsp. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE LONE SWALLOWS And Other Essays of Boyhood and Youth

By: HENRY WILLIAMSON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, G.P.PUTNAM'S SONS: 1937

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 121749

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked owl publisher's device to front panel. 190 x 130 mm approx. xvi + 244pp. Frontis + 23 other full page wood engravings and other chapter head and tail pieces by Charles Tunnicliffe RA CBE . First published in 1922 additional essays were added and some revised for the illustrated edition of 1933 of which the copy now offered by us is the reprint of 1937. VG (Book- Mild shelf rubbing and general soiling to cloth which has bubbled slightly towards fore edge of front board and titles dulled. Light foxing to end papers with faded in... View more info

A TASTE OF CASTILE [ INCLUDES 16 RECIPIES ]

By: HENSBERGEN , GIJS VAN

Price: £5.95

Publisher: LONDON, SINCLAIR STEVENSON: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7369

ISBN: 1856191281

Condition: VG+


188 pages , black boards with gilt letters , illus feps , no inscsp , pages creamed o/w fine , d/j not price clipped , col illus Dust Jacket tiny scuff top/rear corner and vr minor crease top spine o/w fine , G van Hensbergen freelance art and food journalist settled Segovia , Castille , Spain , having succumbed to its charms - worked his way through the long nightmares of the kitchen - an exuberant , witty adventurous tale for all interested in food , travel , history and Spain , illustrated 17 mono plates and 2 Maps , VG+ /VG View more info

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THE COMPLETE PRACTICAL BOOK OF COUNTRY CRAFTS

By: HILL , JACK , Exhibitor & Teacher

Price: £8.95

Publisher: London, David & Charles: 1980

Edition: 2nd Impression

Seller ID: 122603

ISBN: 071537706X

Condition: Fine


Large FINE H/b in VG D/j.Practical Comprehensive Reference covering all country crafts by an Authority J Hill Teacher & Exhibitor- a Teacher of Rural Studies. 254pp. Illustrated B/w plates & in line.For all: - the experienced, enthusiastic beginner & armchair historian - this book will stimulate & is full of ideas with practical guidance. Biblio, suppliers, Courses, displays, materials . [Dark green boards gilt titles, no inscsp. book Fine throughout] Dust Jacket not clipped. no tears/creases/nicks - covers starting to fox tan at margins, light shelf-wear edgewear & minor dot-spot loss to fron... View more info

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A CHILDHOOD in EDWARDIAN SUSSEX The Making of a Naturalist

By: HUTCHINSON , Margaret , [ Quaker Family Life of Yesteryear ]

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Hindhead, SAIGA Publishing Co Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124072

ISBN: 0862300401

Condition: Near Fine


Near FINE H/b in Good+ D/j. 1st ed.1st print.Author's background was that of a large Quaker family - a child with a deep feeling for & love of Nature - raised in a very old farmhouse - enjoying a countryfied life without electricity or gas.The children were never bored. illus. by Aunt Kitty b/w photo-plates.Delightful recollections.Grandfather, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson,founded Haslemere Educational Museum. [ Orange cloth gilt titles, book appears unread, no inscsp.no notable defect, tight binding] Dust jacket not clipped, edge-ear col/rub loss , some uneven fade. Please see our images of the a... View more info

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COUNTRY MATTERS

By: IAN NIALL

Price: £8.50

Publisher: LONDON, VICTOR GOLLANCZ: 1984

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122952

ISBN: 0575035218

Condition: Very Good


Brown Boards with gilt titles to spine, 235 x 160 mm approx. Numerous unspecified b/w illustrations by Donald Watson. Collection of 64 of Niall's best, most evocative pieces first published in Country Life from 1953. Country Matters- 29 articles, country characters 20 and Angling Diversions 15. They cover most aspects of country life from the nostalgia of a child's Christmas in Galloway through a host of suberbly rendered character sketches (poachers, blacksmiths, Welsh rural "extras" like the notorious Hughie Bach) and including some fine descriptions of remembered harvests, trout fishing in ... View more info

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DAIRYING BYGONES Shire Series No 29

By: INGRAM , ARTHUR

Price: £2.50

Publisher: RISBOROUGH, SHIRE Publications Ltd: 1977

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11317

ISBN: 0852633939

Condition: VG


1st edition.Stapled Paperback , VG , 32pps , profusely illustrated , Author A Ingram born & rraised in the countryside of the South-West when traditional working methods were rapidly disappearing , [ Traditional ways , Arts / Crafts ] contents -4 headings , further reading , places to visit , Ackns;- the dairy in the making ; milk; butter making+ clotted cream; cheesemaking.[ clean col illus cover book - tight bindings , no inscsp , paper starting to fox cream, external cover spine fade, vg PLS see our image View more info

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JOHN STEWART COLLIS A Memoir

By: INGRAMS , Richard , [ a close friend & Former Editor of Private Eye ]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, CHATTO & WINDUS: 1986

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3928

ISBN: 070112976X

Condition: Fine


FINE/FINE.1st ed. Biography of J Stewart Collis a remarkable country author in the vein of Richard Jefferies.by Richard Ingrams Editor / author. 157ppl illustrated 10 b/w plates. Mustard Boards with gilt lettering to spine.no inscsp, not price clipped.paper beginning to tan. PLS See our image View more info

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THE FARMYARD COMPANION

By: ISAAC , Peter , Various: Cobbett, Blake, Whitman , Rossetti , Lawrence , Lee , Hughes

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, JILL NORMAN & HOBHOUSE Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3220

Condition: VG


Larger format H/b+ Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed.160pp. Compiler P Isaac r worked as a freelance photographer/reporter 1956 for Sunday Times - also advertising/television & documentaries -resides in rural Suffolk with an assortment of farm animals. Profusely B/w illustrated to al pages.l Capturing the bygone days - recalling the rich and varied experiences. Text & verse.[bright apple green cloth+ gilt titles to book no inscsp.tight binding] Dust Jacket not price clipped, light edgewear & small nick top f/rdge. PLS See our image View more info

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LETTERS TO YOUNG SPORTSMEN ON HUNTING ANGLING & SHOOTING Revised & Enlarged

By: J.MACKILLOP (LIEUT-COLONEL) HORACE G. HUTCHINSON & KENNETH DAWSON (MAJOR)

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, COUNTRY LIFE: 1930

Seller ID: 121968

Condition: Very Good


Beige Cloth Boards with dark brown titles to spine and front board. 255 x 195 mm approx. viii + 228 pp. Frontis + 57 full page + 3 chapter vignette line illustrations by Lionel Edwards. First Published in 1920 this is the revised and enlarged edition of 1930. VG/VG (Book- No shelf soiling/ wear. Light bump to top front corner. No Previous owner name or ins. Hint of foxing to edges of book block. Dust Jacket - Liquid splashes to front panel, a little loss to extremities - max 15 x 10 mm at top rear corner, triangular scuff/tear to rear panel 20x15mm approx. Light fading to spine. Non price clip... View more info

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ALL MADE BY HAND

By: JAMES ARNOLD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, JOHN BAKER Publishers Ltd: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123716

ISBN: 0212983814

Condition: Very Good


Green Boards with black blocked title slips and silver blocked titles. 255 x 190 mm approx. 136 pp. 67 line drawings by the author. The author is familiar to collectors of books on country matters through his "Shell Book of Country Crafts" and "The Farm Waggons of England and Wales in Colour." Here he focuses on thirty surviving crafts of town and country. Divided into Woodland Industries- from chair bodging to hurdle making, Workshop Industries- from Blacksmithing to Hand-loom Weaving and saddlery to Site Industries- like Thatching, Hedge-laying to Home Industries including c... View more info

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WILDFOWLING One Winter's Tale

By: JARRETT , Alan , Wildfowler , PHIPPS , Ian

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Brookland, Kent, Dickson Price publishers: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123669

ISBN: 0907827152

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st. illus. within text with b/w photo-plates [ includes examples of the different types of bird/ duck] & in line by Ian Phipps. Author attempts to capture & convey - essential wildness of the shore / marshland - sportsman's reverence for his quarry - the magic of the sport. Alos, in a light-handed way to inform with a mixture of Practical information & anecdote - both instruct & entertain.[ black clioth silver titles , No inscsp.] Dust Jacket not clipped, no notable defect. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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WILD LIFE IN A SOUTHERN COUNTY

By: JEFFERIES , RICHARD , TUNNICLIFFE, C F , RA

Price: £10.00

Publisher: BRADFORD ON AVON, MOONRAKER PRESS: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 123673

ISBN: 023900177x

Condition: Near Fine


Green Boards with silver titles to spine. 366pp. First Published in 1879 the copy offered is the "Moonraker Press" Reprint of 1978 of the "Tunnicliffe" illustrated edition (21 wood engravings)with an introduction by Desmond Hawkins. Richard Jefferies was arguably the most gifted and perceptive author in his field providing a rich appreciation of life and farming in southern england in the last decades of the 19th century.The illustrations by Tunnicliffe provide the perfect accompaniment. Near Fine/Near Fine (Book- No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- hint of general she... View more info

NATURE NEAR LONDON

By: JEFFERIES, RICHARD

Price: £30.00

Publisher: LONDON, CHATTO AND WINDUS: 1893

Seller ID: 10962

Condition: VG


Half calf leather with five raised bands, gilt decs and red and black title labels with gilt titles, cloth sides. Blue laid paper end papers, gilt top edge, vii+242.pp. Nature notes near the metropolis. Hand Made paper edition 1893. ( Very Good - Leather to spine a little sun browned and cloth sides faded at extremities. Light foxing to preliminary blank and blank to rear. neat printed name of a previous owner to title page. Binding sound with no other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale). Other Jefferies titles presently in stock in same binding to this ... View more info

TALES OF OLD PETWORTH

By: JERROME , P A , A Petworth Authority

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Petworth, The Window Press: 1987

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 9014

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/FINE - , 1st edition thus first Hardback. 112pps , illustrated line drawings by Artist J Newdick. Tales of yesteryear in Petworth, Sussex.Intro; by PA Jerrome [ Book and d/j no notable defects , no inscsp , not clipped. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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HOUSEHOLD and COUNTRY CRAFTS [ Suffolk of Yesteryear ]

By: JOBSON, Allan , Born 1880's & Private Museum Owner of Wide Scope

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, ELEK Books Ltd: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123663

Condition: VG-


VG- H/b in Good D/j.1st ed.1953.An Appreciation of the unconscious artistry in menial, as well as skilled, occupations since the 16th c.This book relates to the fine & splendid economy practised in the home - diary - field - farm - mill - smithy - with special skills of the Wheelwright - Chair-bodger and many more. The nostalgia is enhanced by 100 b/w photo-plates..206pp.220x145mm( green cloth fade to spine not effecting titles, moderate fox tan to paper, No inscp.yet small erased area. [ Dust Jacket not price clipped, ,21/- , small edgewear nick/tears, smiall stains , browned spine, little... View more info

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THE FARMERS HOTEL

By: JOHN O'HARA

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, THE CRESSET PRESS: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119963

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b VG- D/j.1st ed.1953.Country fiction set in a small village in Pennsylvania - a study in microcosm of unwilling visitors to the Farmers' Hotel stranded by a blizzard. Author J O'Hara [other titles " Butterfield 8"/ A Rage to Live etc ] 160pp. [ red cloth gilt titles, no notable defects, ink inscsp.to ffep., binding tight & square] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 8/6 , a little colour rubbed at extremities with minor nicks/ tears & assoc. crease.max 25mm.spine sunned.overall clean & still very presentable. ,now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover .Please see ou... View more info

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THE LAND OF HEATHER

By: JOHNSON , Clifton

Price: £14.00

Publisher: New York, The Macmillan Company: 1926

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 118734

Condition: Good


Good.H/b.1st ed.Profusely illustrated with wonderful Old b/w photographic plates & fine line drawings; all of informative interest. Author & Artist J Clifton. A charm of a book with a wealth of knowledge for his subject. .Country rural living of yesteryear.4 page List illus.[ outer green boards light handling & few markings, light edgewear colour rub/loss.darkened spine]early neat ink inscp ffep.foredge & end-papers tanned.sound binding. Please see our actual images of the book offered for sale. View more info