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THE SUSSEX TREE BOOK

By: JOHNSON , Owen ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: Westmeston , Sussex, Pomegranate Press: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123708

ISBN: 0953349306

Condition: Very Good


VG P/b[ internal Fine ] Tall, Slim, Laminated.Intro; Trees in Landscape, In History, Tree Superlatives, Within easy reach, The Sussex Tree List , Gazetteer , Index of English Tree Names & General index. One of the biggest trees in Britain can be found in Uckfield, Sussex & one of the oldest Elms in the world to be found in Brighton [ no inscsp. fine throughout ] minor edgewear col/rub loss spine base. & creasing mainly to rear [ longer crease lines to rear corner areas Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ENGLISH FOLK DANCING TODAY and YESTERDAY

By: KENNEDY , Douglas , OBE, former Director of English Folk Dance and Song Society

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, BELL & Sons Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5320

Condition: VG+


Brief history , preservation , practice , social , instruments , The Morris dance etc.illustrated 18 b/w plates , 141pp.[ No inscsp.tight binding , clean pages] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 15s , edgewear colour rub/fade , nicks/small loss.97% , still able to protect contents, fox tan spotting to rear.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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FRIENDS and NEIGHBOURS [ A Country Child of Between the Wars ]

By: KINGSCOTE-DAVIES , Tom , Fellow Royal Society Chemistry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LEWES , Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120974

ISBN: 1857769392

Condition: Fine


h/b+D/j.both FINE.184pp , illustrated 25 b/w phot-plates. The autobiography of Tom Kingscote-Davies who grew up on a Farm in Monmouthshire.- mucking out stables from the cart-horses before walking to school - life evolving around the seasons; harvest, annual pig killing etc.Pleasures were simple.- University - Welsh Choir - chartered Chemist - coal Board etc. [ green cloth gilt titles, No inscsp] Dust Jacket not price clipped.book as new. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

MODERN TROUT FLIES With Appendicies on Grayling Flies and on All-fur and Hair Flies,

By: LAWRIE,W.H.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD: 1972

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9462

ISBN: 0356035662

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , 1FINE/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 147pp 8 plates of flies- 7 in colour dressed by various persons including Peter Deane, Hardy Bros, D.J.Collyer, the author and editior. Written by the then recognised leading authority on Trout and Grayling flies and published in the Richard Walker Angling Library series. Fine/ VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or inscription, D/j- non price clipped. Tiny 2mm approx. nick to top rear panel. Remarkably clean and fresh in clear proprietary protective cover). A lovely copy which would make a... View more info

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HERON LAKE A NORFOLK TALE

By: LESLIE PAUL

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE BATCHWORTH PRESS: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121805

Condition: Good


Green cloth board with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 216 pp. 4 wood engravings by Guy Worsdell. Tender and memorable year on a great Norfolk estate in Fenland compiled from a diary maintained by this Irish born author whilst stationed in the army during WWII. Bird Migration, Swan Battles, wild young children pike snatching, lakes, village pubs, girls of the village dances, country characters and harvest time. Good/ poor Book- shelf rubbing to head and tail and bottom edge of boards which also have a few damp patch marks. No previous owner name or ins. Marginal tear to fore edge p3... View more info

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AS GYPSIES WANDER Being an Account of Life with the Gypsies in England, Provance, Spain, Tukey & North Africa

By: LEVY, JULIETTE de BAIRACLI

Price: £250.00

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1953

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8733

Condition: VG+


H/b.Dust Jacket. 1st ed. Scarce work on Gypsies and Gypsy life. Author J de Bairacli Levy , Veterinary Herbalist, " has been accepted by the gypsies & shared their life. " . illustrated , Salmon Cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine, 300pp. Frontis + 23 other monochrome photographic plates. with chapters on the Horse Traders of the Yorkshire Dales, Appleby Fair, Raggle -Taggle Travellers in Surry, Eiza Cooper- Wild Flower Vendor, White Will and Family- Peg Makers, Gypsy Fiesta in Provance, Therese Navarro and Family- Outlaw Gypsies etc . Author J de Bairacli Levy , Veterinary Herba... View more info

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SCENE IN SUSSEX A Fresh Look at the Countryside

By: LEWIS , Ralph

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Research Publishing Co: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 118429

ISBN: 070500015x

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy.Larger format H/b+jacket VG/VG.1973 2nd.imp.Ralph Lewis - from Early times / Saxon / Roman / Saints & Sinners / Windmills / gardens / characters / follies etc , illustrated 17 b/w plates.[book few minor spotted markings to eggshell cloth gilt titles, tight binding, no inscsp, clean throughout] Dust Jacketprice clipped, some fading , 20mm closed line-tear to top frontwith assoc.crease+ 4x4mm small top loss - in a clear protective cover. PLS see our image View more info

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OPEN-AIR LONDON A GUIDE to the PARKS and OPEN SPACES of London's Country

By: London Council & Transport members

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL & LONDON TRANSPORT EXECUTIVE: 1952

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123487

Condition: Good


Gd P/b.Gd D/j.1st.1952.3/6.57pp.235x155mm.Maps to end papers, a London guide book to greens, commons , parks & woodland in 1952 .b/w illus.photp-plates.Foreword, Country Code.Set in 4 parts;- Central & the LCC Area / Outer / Thames Valley / country & Green Belt.[ No inscsp. no annotation, tight binding, clean throughout, tanned foredge, covers med/heavy fox spotting ] Dust Jacket not clipped, milder fox spotting , edgewear col/rub loss & nicks & small loss. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

INVESTIGATING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Sources for Local Historians

By: LORD , EVELYN , PhD History

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Stroud, TEMPUS: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10450

ISBN: 0752414267

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j [ price clipped].1st edi. illustrated Colour & b/w plates. E Lord PhD History - University Lecturer - Course Director for Master of Studies in English Local History & Academic Development Officer for local history.Preface, Intro;.9 chpts - photographs , Maps , Documents [ how many people - births ,deaths / Health / Housing / Education / Law / Entertainment / transport / 2 World Wars / the countryside. ] Comprehensive Guide.[ black cloth gilt titles, book as new, No inscsp] Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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WHAT COUNTRY WOMEN USE

By: LOUISE HOWARD & BERYL HEARNDEN (EDITORS)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN Ltd: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121155

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with red titles to spine and front board. 220 x 145 mm approx. 104 pp. 18 illustrations as called for. Vol VI of a series of books published for "The Associated Country Women of the World" of Baker Street London W1 with list of Constituent and Corresponding Societies to rear. Subject matter is the employment of natural products and craftsmanship and "thinking outside the box" to produce articles for use in the home when access to mass produced items is not within reach or the pocket of the consumer. ie Flax, Cotton Hemp, Hides ,skins, Animal products, Vegetab... View more info

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EAGLES

By: LOVE , John A , Eagle Specialist , Zoology University Graduate etc

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Whittet Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121086

ISBN: 0905483790

Condition: Very Good


Laminated H/b VG.1st ed. [ Internal Fine / external fine apart from fade to spine area.No inscsp. JA Love , Graduate of Zoology from Aberdeen University - since 1975 he has worked with Sea Eagles for Nature Conservancy - for 10 years on the Isle of rum, Scotland , studied Golden Eagles - a wildlife author & Eagle specialist.Comprehensive Book. classification / legal / eyrie / identification / pellets / meals / death causes / seasons / radio-tagged / Folklore & myth / organisations / restocking / further reading etc .] b/w illus book& illus.end papers. Please see our images of the actual book o... View more info

THE INCOMPLEAT ANGLER a Light Cast over River and Loch

By: LOWES , ROBIN

Price: £18.50

Publisher: Lingfield , Surrey, Third Millennium Publishing: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8885

ISBN: 0953696901

Condition: Fine


Larger format H/b , Dust Jacket , FINE/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , 160pps , the author" has underplayed both his great expertise as a fisherman and his wide fishing experience --- the search for this year's Christmas present is over" Lord Nickson KBE DL [ from the Foreword ] , the author of Tales of Four Seasons Robin Lowes - fishing from the age of 6yrs Scotland / Sussex etc [ book fine no notable defects , no inscsp , tight binding ] [ col photo illus D/j not clipped , no notable defects ] View more info

OUT OF A CLEAR SKY ESSAYS AND FANTASIES ABOUT BIRDS

By: LUCAS , E V

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2189

Condition: VG


Hard Back-1st ed.,130 pp.+ one page "Child's Song"+ one page of Note, Light blue patterned paper covered boards with red cloth quarter binding and laid on paper title block to spine., neat ink inscsp to fep ,a very clean sound copy ,A charming frontispiece drawing by J.A.Shepherd with tissue guard., boards repectably clean with small indent to top edge[ from string binding? ][title block intact and clean] PLs see our image View more info

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MOTHER NATURE'S GARDEN How Plants Live , Stories about Special Plants , The Mother Nature series no 4

By: LUCAS , Jane

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119646

Condition: VG


Small limp-cloth VG P/b in Poor D/j.1931.1st ed.Mother Nature Series, no 4.Jane Lucas. 64pp.larger font text print.illustrated 4 colour & 4 b/w plates plus in line. Younger child reader.[olive cloth with black decs & titles to front & spine ,VG, no inscsp, tight binding ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 1/-. handling soil / light stains to rear, small crease front corner . edgewear col.rub/fade/loss, 2 nicks top rear,main loss top front corner. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CRICKET Old and New , A Straight Talk to Young Players

By: MACLAREN , A C , Cricketer

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, LONGMANS , GREEN and Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119920

Condition: Good


1st ed.1924.211pp .An authority - Cricketer AC Maclaren - first palyed for Harrow - then County & International matches.20 chpts " if all were well with English cricket there would be no necessity for this book" [ not much changes over time] old methods / batting as it should be / bowling / fielding / captaincy / umpiring / coaching etc. illustrated 29 b/w photographic plates. [ green boards, black titles, hardly visible erased name to fep [ 1st blank page] tight binding, sporadic fox spotting throughout book heavier towards the end, browned foredge. clean covers with minor spot col ru... View more info

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THE PARTRIDGE Fur & Feather Series [ Artists Whymper, C , Thotnburn , A, Stuart-Wortley , A J

By: MACPHERSON , Rev. H.A.[ Natural History] , STUART-WORTLEY , A J [ Shooting ], SAINSBURY , George , [ Cookery ]

Price: £18.50

Publisher: London, LONGMANS , GREEN , & Co.: 1894

Seller ID: 8480

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b.1894. Fur & Feather Series. ie before extended to the "Fur Feather and Fin" Editor Alfred E T Watson. Authors Rev.HA MacPherson on Natural History; Shooting by AJ Stuart-Wortley & Cookery by George Sainsbury. Illus. by Whymper, Thorburn & Stewart-Wortley. Monograph of the Partridge.. 276pp + 24 of publishers adverts.195x135mm [ fawn illus. boards, small star & minor fox tan to half title page , No inscsp., tight binding, black end papers], Lovely bright clean cover.minor edge shelfwear corners curling inwards & top/tail spine softness. Please see our images of the actual book o... View more info

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OUR VILLAGE TODAY

By: MAIS , S.P.B. Former Radio Broadcaster of This Unknown Isle

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, T WERNER LAURIE Ltd: 1956

Edition: 1st Editon

Seller ID: 6114

Condition: Near Fine


Lime green boards with black lettering. 182pp. Maps to endpapers, Frontis +16 other b/w photos. Social documentation of Village life in the 1950's as explored by the author from visiting 50 Oxfordshire villages at random and speaking to their occupants from every walk of life. Chapters include, Burford, Beckley, The Hendreds, Adderbury, Yarnton, Cassington, Enstone, Deddington, Brill, Cumnor etc. Near Fine / VG ( No previous owner name or insc. ] Dust Jacket noT price clipped 18/- , minor rub to extremities, minor spine edgewear, two light browning bands to rear cover typical of being next t... View more info

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THE MISTRESS OF STANTONS FARM

By: MARCUS WOODWARD

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEATH CRANTON: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123883

Condition: Fair


Brick Red Cloth Boards with dark brown titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 204 pp. Frontis + 10 ten other illustrations on 7 plates all as called for. With an introduction by Arthur Beckett founder and editor of The Sussex County Magazine; this is a memoir of Susannah Hooker Stacey better known as "Granma", a remarkable woman; cook, counsellor, friend of the poor and sick; a healer through her herbal potions; a curious mix of well-bred Victorian lady and White Witch. She ran away from home to marry William Stacey of Stantons Farm East Chiltington. East Sussex and is buried at St Mart... View more info

THE SPORTING SHOTGUN A USER'S GUIDE

By: MARSHALL-BALL , ROBIN

Price: £4.95

Publisher: Hindhead, Saiga Publishing Co Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3044

ISBN: 0862300371

Condition: VG


H/b , Dust jacket , VG/VG , 1st edition , illustrated , Green Boards with gilt lettering to spine. 162pp. 62 Illust being line and b/w photos + vignettes. Of interest to the enthusiast who wishes to study the history and uses of the sporting shotgun.( hint of tanning to page margins. ffep - small stain area a- reflection of incomplete removal of price sticker from fold flap of d/j - some sun fade to spine. Minor edgwear to top front corner.5mmrub/loss o/w no noteable defects to book or d/j. View more info

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SNOW BEARS

By: MARTIN WADDELL , FOX-DAVIES , Sarah ,

Price: £1.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 122332

ISBN: 074459488x

Condition: Very Good


VG P/b [ Internal Story pages Fine ] Large Square Slim.vol.This Book Belongs To left Blank. Title pages a little creased, elese no notable faults, no inscsp. no annotation, no crayon.A festive winter animal tale for the younger child with large, charming illustration.Larger slim Vol. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info