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THE OBSERVER'S BOOK OF WILD ANIMALS of the BRITISH ISLES No 5. Revised.

By: STOKOE , W J , BURTON , Maurice , DSc

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE: 1962

Seller ID: 121650

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in Poor+ D/j.no 751.662 , 1962 .Classified index to Orders , Families , Genera & species described. No 5. Compiled by WJ Stokoe & Revised by M Burton DSc.for all interested in natural history. [tan cloth+ black titles to spine & front.224pps. 64 species + 72 illustrations in colour & b/w, Preface , intro; [ No inscsp.tight binding, no notable defect ] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 5/- , 98% intact edgewaer nicks/loss and pale staining/fox to spine & spine area.... View more info

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CHURNS & CHEESES A Short History of Milk and Cheese

By: STONE , Helen ,

Price: £3.95

Publisher: U.K., NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL for Schools: 1960

Seller ID: 121171

Condition: VG+


Slim VG+ P/b.Undated c.1960's? 36pps. illustrated all pages.H Stone.Published by The National Diary Council for Schools.Shows 8x Different breeds of cattle.Biblio; Set in 3 parts;- Yesteryear Buying & selling [ transport- road, water, rail / towns , country , bottling etc]; ADvances in breeding [ earliest cattle / early pioneers / 1st agricultural show etc] ; & Cheesemaking from Roman to Tudor times etc. History / SocialHistory] clean staples, light wear, near fine.No in... View more info

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COUNTRY NOTES with an Anthology of Country Lore Enlarged Edition

By: SWANTON , E W , OBE ALS

Price: £9.95

Publisher: Haslemere & Farnham, E W Langham: 1951

Seller ID: 8502

Condition: VG


H/B d/j , VG/Good , 2nd Enlarged edition illustrated , 24 b/w plates , 246pps , by EW Swanton OBE ALS -the Curator of the Educational Museum, Haslemere from 1897 - 1947.He also wrote articles on antiquarian , natural history etc for the Farnham , Haslemere and Hindhead Herald. chpters. on;- charcoal , making bricks , plants , insects , mammals , oak trees ,Fungi, birds , Herbs, Old Recipes & ols Wines etc [book - tight bindings , small indentation to top edge 1-2mm , ink... View more info

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A PLANK BRIDGE by a POOL

By: THELWELL , Norman ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Eyre METHUEN Ltd: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122739

ISBN: 0413391000

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in VG D/j.Norman Thelwell's Wild life Cottage Garden, his childhood dream realised , for all lovers of wild life and amateur landscape gardeners.[ fish / insects / birds / ducks etc ]told in words and pictures.[ line drawings ] by this well loved author & humour Artist. book as new, no inscsp.blind-embossed bird to front , gilt ttiles & gilt bird to spine.[ clean Dust Jacket not price clipped but price crossed through, spine fade & wrinkle to spine-side front.no... View more info

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ARABLE CROPS 2 , Young Farmers' Club Booklet 1945, no 15

By: THOMAS , J O , MSc NDA NDD

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Kent / Radlett , Herts., Headley Bros;/ for / NATIONAL FEDERATION of YOUNG FARMER'S CLUBS: 1945

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119214

Condition: Good


UNCOMMON.1st ed.1945. Sewn P/b Good.by JO Thomas MSc NDA NDD.fof the National Federation of the young adult farmer." assumes that the reader has ome knowledge of farming methods & farming words" - important practical information on caring for the land, soil , growing fodder & special crops etc [ kale / mustard / vetches / hops / weeds / seeds /docks / wild carrot / soft brome families of plants etc]48pp.Includes Table of Facts & Figures .further reading , Ackn; [... View more info

Image for LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters

LIFE'S LITTLE IRONIES A Set of Tales with some Colloquial Sketches entitled A Few Crusted Characters

By: THOMAS HARDY

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, MACMILLAN & CO LTD: 1903

Seller ID: 120729

Condition: Good


Blue Cloth Boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt blocked device to front panel. 302 pp + Map + 32pp publisher's catalogue. Collection of short stories + observations on some local characters. First published 1894 the copy offered by us is the 1903 New Edition. Good (Book- Shelf rubbing to cloth including nick to head of 5mm approx and associated fraying. No previous owner name, light foxing to end papers. Otherwise clean and binding sound). Please see our image of th... View more info

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THE POEMS OF A COUNTRYMAN

By: THOMAS, WILLIAM BEACH

Price: £8.75

Publisher: LONDON, MICHAEL JOSEPH: 1945

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 4987

Condition: VG+


VG+/VG.1st." If you can write what's neither plain nor pure - and live a life completely ineffectual - no other claim is needed to secure - your rank as an accepted Intellectual." Sir William Beach Thomas A well known Naturalist first and last herein gathers a ripe harvest. in 3 parts, Country Creed , Country Calendar & Epiggrams and Limitations.72pp.[green cloth+ gilt titles & gilt decorative out-line to front+ gilt titles to spine. ink name only to fep. tight b... View more info

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FLORA THOMPSON A COUNTRY CALENDAR AND OTHER WRITINGS

By: THOMPSON, FLORA

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, OXFORD: OUP: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123543

ISBN: 019211753X

Condition: Very Good


1979.1st ed.1st Print.Olive boards with gilt lettering to spine. 210x140mm approx. 307pp. Selection of uncollected or unpublished papers edited by Margaret Lane and with line drawings by Clare Roberts.[Author Flora Thompson 1876-1947]VG/VG (book- No notable shelf wear or soiling to boards and free of bumps. Neat gift insc. in ink to free front end paper Dec. 1979. Dust spotting to top edge of book block. D/J- Light shelf rubbing to extremities with tiny nick to laminate ... View more info

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TROWEL AND ERROR Notes from a Life on Earth

By: TITCHMARSH , Alan ,

Price: £5.50

Publisher: London, HODDER & Stoughton: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119317

ISBN: 0340765429

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in VG+ D/j.st ed. 13579108462 , 322 pps. GardenerA Ttitmarsh a warm and witty Author and Presenter of BBC Gardener's World since 1996. Trowel & Error is his autobiography - told in the same manner.42 chpts. illustrated 25 Colour plates & 37 b/w. [ Laminated white boards, No inscsp, tight binding, Fine throughout, small crease line to top book spine laminate] matching illus. Dust Jacket not price clipped ,no notable defect.now in clear easily Removable proprietary... View more info

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SAM PIG and SALLY

By: UTTLEY, Alison , KENNEDY, A E ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, FABER & FABER Ltd: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121002

Condition: Good


H/b Gd 1st ed.1942.168pp, Well loved country author Alison Uttley [Little Grey Rabbit series etc].illustrated in line by artist AE Kennedy. The Adventures of Sam the pig - Sally the Shire Horse - Hurdy-Gurdy man [ khaki boards with faded red titles to spine & brighter red illus. to front board of book. ink inscsp.to ffep. tight binding, few light marks. fox tan fordge & end papers. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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SAM PIG at the CIRCUS

By: UTTLEY, Alison , KENNEDY, A E ,

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, FABER & FABER Ltd: 1957

Seller ID: 121381

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in Good D/j.1957.245pp.Well loved country author Alison Uttley [ Little Grey Rabbit series etc].illustrated in line by artist AE Kennedy. Includes an illustrated Alphabet. slightly larger font [ text] for younger child. The Adventures of Sam the pig - along with Sally , Brock , Unicorn. - the Circus [ yellow cloth + navy pig illus. to front & titles to spine. No incsp.tight binding,very mild fox spots to end papers & foredge only] Dust Jacket some shelf-handling s... View more info

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HIGH STREET HIGHLIGHTS IN SUSSEX

By: Various Expert Contributors

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Burgess Hill , Sussex, J R Stallwood Publications: 1995

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6328

ISBN: 1872607020

Condition: Fine


AS NEW.Oblong P/b FINE. 1st ed.130pp.Penned by Experts who take you on a tour - facts & stories of the Villages throughout time.Key Maps. illustrated line drawings.[book on cream paper & Sepia tone] from Alfriston / Amberley - to -Wilmington / Withyham. Social history.[a/z Index. no inscsp. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

THE GENTLE ART OF ANGLING

By: VENABLES, BERNARD

Price: £150.00

Publisher: LONDON, MAX REINHARDT: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8820

Condition: VG+


H/B , D ust Jacket , VG+/VG- , 1st edition , illustrated , Turquiose cloth with gilt lettering to spine, 186pp. Treatise on the "Gentle Art" by a former Editorial Director and co founder of the Angling Times and celebrated fisherman Bernard Venables. A difficult title in collectable condition [ book- no previous owner name or inscriptions- no notable defects ] [illus D/j - not price clipped , little light general shelf soiling to white of rear panel with 8mm tear... View more info

FARMS AND FARMING Countryside in Camera 1

By: VINCE , JOHN

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, IAN ALLAN: 1971

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9418

ISBN: 0711002495

Condition: VG


H/B , Dust Jacket , VG/VG+ , 1st edition , profusely illustrated b/w plates , 144pps , J Vince records in words and with over 250 photographs some of the fascinating bygones which still have so much to tell us about the daily lives of our rural ancestors [ sound binding , no inscsp , both book foredge & D/j inner flaps started to fox brown , external , no notable defects [ no edgwear ] , not price clipped View more info

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FLY AND MINNOW Common Problems of Trout and Salmon Fishing

By: W.F.R.REYNOLDS

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, COUNTRY LIFE: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120760

Condition: Good


Paper covered boards with green cloth quarter binding. Dark green titles to spine and laid on short title slip to front panel. 255 x 195 mm approx. xii + 156 pp. Frontis + 7 other plates, 19 diags. and 11 figs. by the author. Chapters on the technical aspects of equipment, the handling of it, advice as to tactics in every variety of rise; feeding habits; of wind and weather. The author expounds his dictum of the necessity to think; observe and take into account the innum... View more info

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SOUTH AMERICAN SKETCHES (EL OMBU)

By: W.H.HUDSON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: LONDON, DUCKWORTH AND CO: 1909

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 122058

Condition: Good


Blue Cloth boards with gilt titles to spine and blind blocked line decs and titles to front board. 190 x 135 mm approx. [x] + 182pp. First Edition thus 1909 being a re-issue of the stories which appeared in the "Greenback Library" in 1902 under the title of El Ombu + "The Story of a Piebald Horse & Nino Diablo" the later from "Macmillan's Magazine" and two long stories here printed for the first time "Marta Riquelme and Appendix to El Ombu"... View more info

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PILGRIMS of the WILD FACTUAL

By: WA SHA QUON ASIN , GREY OWL

Price: £26.00

Publisher: London, LOVAT DICKSON Ltd: 1937

Inscription: Signed Copy

Seller ID: 119930

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy,Hard Back 8th printing 1937 , illustrated b/w photographic plates.282pp.navy-blue+ light blue titles.light-med tan fox heavier 1st/last few pages.a sound copy,No inscsp.[external - 2mm softness top/tail spine with associated cloth colour rub/fade.edge-nicks top & tail .very minor corner rub/fade.numerous shadow-fades to boards. Signed by Grey Owl in name only to initial blank page.Inside front board ink no F7 & L-shape rub-away of the blank paper.Book set out... View more info

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BACKGROUND to BEEKEEPING Revised Edition

By: WAINE, Allan C , PhD BSc

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Warminster, Bee Books New & Old , BBNO: 1975

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 12043

ISBN: 0856680397

Condition: VG


1975 Revised 2nd edition.VG/Poor+.Honours Lecturer of the British Beekeeper's Association Dr.AC Waine PhD BSc."once a beekeeper always a beekeeper" Aimed at the beginner, 11 chpts, Gloss,[ bee private life / public life/ keeper of bees/ tools/ planning/ swarms/ harvest/ special manipulations etc] 118pp. Expert advice.[ book- no Inscsp, tight binding, clean throughout vg] poor Dust Jacket plus as intact inner flaps provide author information., soiled from handling... View more info

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A TREASURY OF SUSSEX FOLKLORE

By: WALES , Tony ,

Price: £5.50

Publisher: Seaford , Sussex, S B Publications: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120033

ISBN: 1857702174

Condition: Fine


Laminated P/b. FINE.illustated b/w plates. author T Wales - Press & Publications - English folk - London ; - after retirement - academic book Seller , last 25 years a Country author.Herin are Traditional Customs, Curious Legends , the Church Calendar ie;Rogationtide walks & Marbles at Baster etc.Sussex Rhyme , weather signes , Homespun Cures, epitaphs etc.OLs ways of firing the anvil, harvest home etc.176pp. book as new, no inscsp.PLS see our image View more info

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HAPPY COUNTRYMAN

By: WARREN , C Henry ,

Price: £14.00

Publisher: London, GEOFFREY BLES: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122744

Condition: Good


Gd H/b in Gd- D/j.1st ed.The story of Mark Thurston, a farm-hand, in East Anglia and in his eighties at the time of writing.255pp [ Country Classics] for all lovers or rural life. [ tan cloth black titles , mild edge shelfwear, tight binding, No inscsp. fox browning to 1st/last few pages & foredge , lean to spine, light crease to ffp. ] Dust Jacketnot price clipped, 7s 6d , small edgewear col/rub/loss.small hole-loss to spine centre. now in clear easily Removable proprie... View more info