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Image for BEETON'S NEW DICTIONARY of EVERY-DAY GARDENING Constituting a POPULAR CYCLOPAEDIA of The Theory and Practice of HORTICULTURE , FLORICULTURE and POMOLOGY in All Their Various Branches to which Is added a MONTHLY CALENDAR of GARDEN WORK Throughout The Year NEW EDITION Completely Re-Written , Thoroughly Revused & Considerably Exteneded

BEETON'S NEW DICTIONARY of EVERY-DAY GARDENING Constituting a POPULAR CYCLOPAEDIA of The Theory and Practice of HORTICULTURE , FLORICULTURE and POMOLOGY in All Their Various Branches to which Is added a MONTHLY CALENDAR of GARDEN WORK Throughout The Year NEW EDITION Completely Re-Written , Thoroughly Revused & Considerably Exteneded

By: -----

Price: £22.50

Publisher: LONDON, WARD LOCK AND CO: 1899

Seller ID: 5955

Condition: Good -


H/b.New ed.Revised & Extended.Undated c.1899.Red Cloth+ Gilt titles & gilt Rose -motifto front board. Adverts to end papers, 731pp. Chromo- Frontis + 5 other chromo. colour plates+tissue guard with explanatory note to individual plant it covers.: plus over 500 b/w line illustrations.The illustration of old gardening implements, tools & ideas for the garden. Information on garden practice now fallen into disuse or not in common knowledge provides particular interest. Good-[ End papers starting - mull holding- Numerous previous owner names on various preliminary pages. One tissue overlay missing... View more info

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SUSSEX YESTERDAYS NO 2 History and Heritage of the County

By: --------..........---------

Price: £2.00

Publisher: Maidstone, South Eastern Magazines Ltd: 1980

Seller ID: 8462

ISBN: 0001446878

Condition: VG


Small slim stapled P/b.1st ed.Internal Fine throughout.covers fading.No 2 in series. 56pps , Sussex yesterdays of country ways and Uppark mystery , Henry James and Lamb House Rye , Chichester Needles , making Hove's lagoon , coaching artist , birthplace British motor racing etc [ booklet - internally Fine , no inscsp , tight binding = Externally - pale fade edgwear areas vg - shows woodmen of yore [ Miscellany ] View more info

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THE CARE OF HORSES A Book for all who have Practical Charge of Horses

By: A F. CARTER & CHARLES CARTER M.R.C.V.S.L.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE BELL AND SONS: 1904

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122458

Condition: Very Good


Beige Buckram cloth boards with monochrome printed photographic illustration to front panel and black titles to spine and front. 185 x 125 mm approx. First Edition 1904. Commercial subject related adverts to front end papers. viii + 112pp. 54 figs in text being mainly monochrome photos. Chapters include stable work, Bits, Hands, Side-Saddle Work, Draught Work, The Bearing-rein and Hame-rein, Food and Feeding, Shoeing, The Teeth, the Stable etc. VG Light shelf wear to cloth - mainly colour loss to extremities and light general shelf soiling. Original book seller discreet label to front paste d... View more info

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A SAUNTERER IN SUSSEX

By: A.A.EVANS Vicar of East Dean and Friston, 1908-1929

Price: £10.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN: 1935

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123230

Condition: Very Good


Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine, 190 x 130 mm approx. x + 240 pp + 8 pp of publisher's adverts. Photo. frontis + 22 other b/w photos on 15 other plates providing 23 illustrations in total as called for. The author's second book following on from the success of "On Foot in Sussex" in which he provides historical facts, provides nature observations and explores Churches in some of the more remote parts of the county. VG (Book- moderate shelf wear and soiling to cloth, previous owner name and date 1935 to free front end paper. A few light foxing spots to fore edge of book blo... View more info

NATURE DAY AND NIGHT

By: ADAMS, RICHARD

Price: £4.50

Publisher: HARMONDSWORTH, KESTREL BOOKS: 1978

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 7830

ISBN: 072265359x

Condition: VG+


Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , 1st ed , Illustrated laminated boards repeating the design of the dust jacket. Illustrated end papers. 108pp. Written in collaboration with Science writer Max Hooper and illustrator Stephen Lee and companion volume to Nature Through The Seasons. First Edition 1st Impression. VG+/VG+ (book- name or previous owner in ink to fep else fine. Dust Jacket- non price clipped. No notable defects in proprietary protective wrapper). View more info

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THE OPEN AIR An Anthology of English Country Life

By: ADRIAN BELL

Price: £17.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER & FABER: 1936

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120297

Condition: Very Good


Apple Green cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 195 x 130 mm approx. Top edge of book block stained purple.368pp. Wood cut illustration to title page. Anthology of 169 passages from "country" writings which provide a rich source of memories of the english countryside, farming, village life, country ways and nature. Harvested from a host of authors works with an introduction and notes by Adrian Bell. Table of contents with list of authors and sources at end together with index.The copy offered by us is of the first edition of 1936. VG/VG (Book- A little light shelf wear and soiling ... View more info

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A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS

By: ALISON UTTLEY

Price: £27.50

Publisher: LONDON, FABER AND FABER: 1970

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120028

ISBN: 0571095216

Condition: Fine


Blue Buckram cloth boards with gilt blocked title block and lettering to spine, 205 x 140 mm approx. 142 nos. pp. Chapter head b/w illustrations by C F Tunnicliffe. First Edition 1st printing of this collection of 12 essays on diverse subjects from this enduringly sought after author/ artist duo in collectible condition. Fine/Fine (Book- A touch of colour rubbing to cloth at extremities of boards. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - Non price clipped, cover price 30s / £1.50 No notable defects to book or jacket the later now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see ... View more info

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SMILER

By: AMBLER , C GIFFORD

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, HUTCHINSON Junior Books: 1947

Seller ID: 122745

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in Gd D/j.2nd imp.1947. illustrated puppies Daily Lives in 16 humorous Sketches by renowned dog Artist & Author C Gifford Ambler: his inimitable pictures of dogs are so well known that any attempt to gild the lily , so as to speak , would be a waste of time - herein the daily lives of puppies & dogs [ yellow cloth titles to spine & front, neat light ink inscsp.to front blank end paper.tight bindings , 1st & last few pages light to foxi [tan]+foredge, mild handling soil ] Dust Jacket price clipped, small nick top rear, edgewear col/ rub/loss mainly spine. now in clear Removable proprieta... View more info

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GARDENING on CHALK and LIMESTONE

By: ANDERSON , E Bertram , MSc VMH

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, THE GARDEN BOOK CLUB: 1965

Edition: 1st Edition Thus

Seller ID: 119324

Condition: VG+


Slimmer H/b Dust Jacket VG+/Gd+.1st ed thus.1965.EB Anderson MSc VMH a Distinguished plantsman - holds the coveted Victoria medal of Honour of the Royal Horticultural Society.95pp.Intro, Envoi, index. 9 chpts [ Alkaline soils Origins Treatment/ trees shrubs / climbers/ roses / herbacceous / rock / bilbs etc/ shade plants etc.[ bright apple green cloth black titles to book no inscsp.no notable defects] col illus D/j not clipped. tanned even spine, small chips/loss to rear edges.max 5mm. PLS See our image View more info

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THE RECREATIONS of a COUNTRY PARSON Second Series 1885

By: Anonnymous Country Parson

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, LONGMANS, GREEN & Co.: 1885

Seller ID: 122956

Condition: VG-


1885 VG- H/b.Rural morality.Autobiography of an unknown Parson. His reflections on life , morals , observations , beliefs.392pp.185x140mm [ original dark green Victorian cloth gilt titles & blind embossing to front & back .Ink name to first blank page opposite a List of this Parson's books - minor paper nick to the margin.Sound binding, mild fordge tan & mild cloth rub/fade edgewear, very slight spine lean.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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GREEN FINGERS AGAIN A Further Present for a Good Gardener

By: ARKELL , Reginald , NORFIELD, Edgar ,

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, HERBERT JENKINS Ltd: 1942

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122523

Condition: Very Good


Small Slim VG H/b in Gd D/j.1st ed.1942. More country-related gardening poems with humour [ 1940's humour] by R Arkell. Illus. in line by E Norfield.[ green cloth gilt titles & gilt insect to front board, tight binding, neat bookplate to 1/s title page not on the ladybird/ant illus. end papers, clean throughout, fox tan foredge ] Dust jacket price clipped, the design matches the end papers.mad fox tanned more-so spine area. 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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THE DOMESTIC DUCK

By: ASHTON , Chris , ASHTON , Mike , Award Winner Specialits in Pure Breeds

Price: £19.95

Publisher: Ramsbury, THE CROWOOD PRESS: 2001

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10163

ISBN: 186126402x

Condition: Fine


Book as new.FINE/FINE.1st ed. Comprehensive Handbook for Breeders , Keepers & Exhibitors of all kinds.Award winning authors C & M Ashton. They have lived on a Smallholding since 1979 where they Specialise in Pure Breeds of Ducks & Geese - developing their skill over 20 yrs .[ how duck breeds / develope / to look after them / worldwide classic ducks / managing stock / rearing ducklings / common problems etc] Useful addresses. illustrated 35 Colour plates, plus b/w.192pp.[ No inscsp, not price clipped] now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover Please see our image of the actual ... View more info

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SPRING STORY Brambly Hedge

By: BARKLEM , JILL , Author & Artist

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd: 2011

Seller ID: 123138

ISBN: 0001839225

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.FINE D/J.2011.Unpaginated.Small.Square. Brambly Hedge series. Family field mice seasonal tale in charming small, detailed, coloured full-page plates by this well-loved Children's country Artist & author. illu. end papers of Primrose wood. [ book as new, no inscsp.] Dust Jacket not price clipped. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

TRAPPING A PRACTICAL GUIDE

By: BATEMAN , JAMES A , BSc MIBiol FMA

Price: £7.95

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10116

ISBN: 0715376454

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , illustrated , 168 pps , book - as new tight bindings , no inscsps however Suppliers small square label to fep [ black illus D/j price clipped o/w no notable defects ] J Bateman , BSC MIBiol FMA , Research Biologist , fomerly overseas as Keeper of Zoology - other titles - Animal Traps and Trapping , - Animals , birds , fish and insects are trapped for food , pest control and scientific research - different kinds of traps - how best to place them / conceal - illustrated mono plates and diagrams , Biblio; , Suppliers , 5 chpts - mammals / birds / fish / insects / trapping for ... View more info

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THE SUSSEX AND DORKING FOWLS International Poultry

By: BATTY , Joseph , Dr. an Authority

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Midhurst, Beech Publishing House: 1996

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119545

ISBN: 1857361660

Condition: Fine


FINE Large H/b in FINE D/j.1st ed. by an Authority Dr J Batty. 6 Chpts. Notes on management.[ background findings / background Sussex as a type / Origin of Sussex & Dorking links / physical traits/ colours / evolution of breeds etc ] illustrated b/w & some Colour plates. [ navy boards Gilt titles to front & spine, no inscsp.] Dust Jacket not clipped. Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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TRACTION ENGINES Past and Present

By: BEAUMONT , Anthony , Specialist

Price: £7.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon, David & Charles: 1974

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123151

ISBN: 0715363794

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b.VG+D/j.1st. Photographic History with text. illus. Technically Outstanding Photographs feature a variety of engines from 29 Manufacturers: b/w plates all pages.This is the author's twelfth book on , and about, Steam engines. In 2 parts- The working Years & The Preservation Years.[ book is as new, no inscsp ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, no notable defect, no tears, no crease. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

BENINGFIELD'S ENGLISH FARM

By: BENINGFIELD , GORDON

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Harmondsworth, VIKING: 1988

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9179

ISBN: 0670811912

Condition: VG


H/b very large square format , Dust Jacket , VG/VG , 139pps , colour illustrated by author & illustrator Gordon Beningfield - stated as ecclesiastical artist - since early 1960's built a reputation as a Country Artist , these paintings are the subject of television film & Major Exhibitions across England [ all paintings lovely mix of countryside and its animals [ Shire Horse / donkey / pigs etc ] book has small white area to its' cream backgrounf illus feps o/w no notable faults [ col illus D/j is price clipped however a Viking price sticer remains - no nicks/tears/creases - in a clear protect... View more info

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EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood

By: BOB COPPER

Price: £12.00

Publisher: LONDON, WILLIAM HEINEMANN: 1976

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120326

ISBN: 0434144576

Condition: Very Good


Brick Red cloth boards with gilt titles to spine,225 x 145 mm approx. illustrated end papers, 268 pp. 26 b/w photos on 12 glossy paper plates as called for and with numerous unspecified line drawings by the author. The third volume of Memories of childhood days in the then rural/fishing community and of the family tradition of folk singing by a former member of the Rottingdean "Copper" family. The book also contains the words and score of 25 old songs from Rottingdean. VG/Good (Book- Light shelf rubbing to cloth at bottom edge. Small ink gift insc. to half title page. The book has a mi... View more info

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SOHO FOR EAST ANGLIA

By: BRANDER, Michael

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, BLES: 1963

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 1833

Condition: VG


1st ed.H/b+jckt. Mid brown boards with black lettering. 223pp. Fold out map at end. Illustrated with line drawings by Dennis Flanders. An illuminating and entertaining comparison between the East Anglia of the late eighteenth cent. and the time of writing. He describes the architecture, inns and country people , both celebrated and obscure, but his main interests are in agriculture and sport. Soho in the title being a coruption of the foxhunting cry "Sohowe." VG/ VG (Book - no insc or bumps, some foxing to top and foredges of pages. D/J complete- no nicks or tears. Slight browning to s... View more info

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SHOTS HEARD AROUND THE WORLD An Ambassador's Hunting Adventures on Four Continents

By: BRIGGS , Ellis O

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1958

Edition: 1st Edition UK

Seller ID: 6995

Condition: VG+


H/b Dust jacket VG+/Gd+.1st UK ed.149pp. EO Briggs was born in Massachusetts 1899 - Dartmouth College - teacher - freelance writer - 1925 joined American Foreighn Service - many postings , US Ambassador to Brazil - fierce love of shooting both orthodox & unorthodox , also pursues fishing ; this book is about his pursuit of game . illustrated in line. insert - publisher's review slip.[ red cloth gilt titles , no inscsp , tight bindings , small square of tan rear end paper from the square photo to the rear d/j inner flap.[of the author] illus D/j not price clipped , 25/- , grubby from handling t... View more info