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Cottage By The Springs

By: Baker, John

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Phoenix House Ltd: 1961

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013402


First edition. Small octavo, with illustrations by Kenneth Lindley, and a colour frontispiece by H.B. Brabazon, pp viii, 109, very clean internally, green cloth showing a very faint offset from the dustwrapper, in very good dustwrapper with a slightly age-toned spine. A very pleasing copy. View more info

Thoughts of a Clodhopper

By: Ballard, Ernest

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colwall, near Malvern, Published by the author:

Seller ID: 005900


1948 ? Frontispiece, pp 156, a good copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. (Christian essays on nature and philosophy from the Michaelmas daisy breeder.) View more info

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Early to Rise - a Suffolk Morning

By: Barrett, Hugh

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1967

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013337


Illustrated, pp 169, a very good copy in a very slightly worn dustwrapper. [This is a first-hand account of life as a 16-year-old farm pupil in the early 1930s. In Suffolk, as elsewhere, the tractor had not yet displaced the horse, farms were full of labourers and the working day was long and hard. Hugh Barrett "lived in", received five shillings a week and learned to plough, build a stack, hoe beet and grind the pig food. His accounts of rabbits, rats and plag... View more info

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Cultivated Plants of the Farm

By: Bell, G.D.H.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012181


Well illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 190, name and address on the front endpaper which is also faintly creased at the corner, the top edge of the half-title slightly frayed, otherwise very clean internally, light brown cloth showing very slight signs of wear, a good sound copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little frayed and worn at the margins, and lacking tiny portions at the head and base of the spine; it is now protected in a removable plasti... View more info

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Baskets in Europe

By: Bichard, Maurice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Abingdon, Fyfield Wick Editions: 2008

Seller ID: 004695


Very well illustrated, quarto, pp viii, 272, paperback, a very good copy. [A highly researched and well documented work.] New copy. View more info

Idlings in Arcadia (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Cuming, E.D.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1936

Seller ID: 005177


Cheap edition, 1936. Mid-blue cloth, a little faded, pp 326, uncut, a little foxing, in a dustwrapper which is price-clipped and a bit marked, rubbed and faded. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter). View more info

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Kingdom of the Workhorse

By: Dampier. A.J.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Brinscall, Chorley, Countryside Publications: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013335


Well illustrated, horizontal octavo, pp 84, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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Island Farm

By: Darling, F. Fraser

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, The Country Book Club: 1951

Seller ID: 010587


Illustrated, pp 223, very slightly worn internally, a small neat name and date in the front endpaper, green cloth very slightly bumped at corners, very slightly rubbed. Overall a very good copy. View more info

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Horsepower (Dartington Rural Archive)

By: Dartington Rural Archive

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Barnstaple, Spindlewood: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013322


Illustrated, slim octavo, pp 80, a very good copy. View more info

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The Farm and the Village

By: Evans, George Ewart

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1969

Seller ID: 013334


Illustrated, octavo, pp 181, an inscription on the front endpaper, very slightly worn in a slightly worn and creased dustwrapper. View more info

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Earth Energy - A Dowser's Investigation of Ley Lines

By: Fidler, J. Havelock

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Wellingborough, The Aquarian Press: 1988

Seller ID: 010940


A few illustrations, small 8vo, pp 192, slightly age-toned, paperback, covers have the slightest signs of wear, but really a very good copy. View more info

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Clay Pipes

By: Fletcher, Edward

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Southampton, Southern Collectors Publications: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013321


Slim small octavo, illustrated, pp 27, paperback, an ex-library copy, a withdrawn label on the front endpaper, an adhesion mark a stamp and number on the title page, traces of label removal from rear endpaper, a shelf number and initial on the upper cover, the covers have been laminated, slightly worn but still quite a good copy. SCARCE [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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The Complete Guide to Knots and how to tie them

By: Gibson, Walter B.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robinson Publishing Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 011293


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 131, (3) a little age-toned but otherwise clean and sound internally, paperback, the base of the spine very slightly bumped otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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The Bobbed Wire Bible VII - an illustrated guide to identification and classification of barbed wire

By: Glover, Jack

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sunset, Texas, Cow Puddle Press: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013208


Well illustrated, small octavo, not pagonated (c.300 pp ?), very clean internally, paperback, covers a little foxed and rubbed. [Apparently signed on the dedication page - "Old Onery - Jack Glover" - I am uncertain whether this is an actual signature, or whether it is printed on the page, it is certainly in a slightly different ink colour.] View more info

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Handbook of Knots

By: Graumont, Raoul

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, The Souvenir Press: 1977

Seller ID: 010858


Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp xiv, 194, a very good copy in very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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The Oxford Country - its attractions and associations described by several authors

By: Gunther, R.T. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006919


Illustrated, pp xvi, 319, slightly weak internally (a frequent fault with this book) green cloth very slightly worn, spine a little dull and slightly worn at head and foot. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

Image for English Cottage Wines - the art of making wine in the home

English Cottage Wines - the art of making wine in the home

By: Hackett, J. Michael

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Morpeth, Published by the author: 1960

Seller ID: 013332


Third impression. Slim octavo, pp 53, a little worn and marked throughout but still sound, corners dog-eared, paperback, covers faded and a little worn. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Life on a Lake District Smallholding, before and during the secondworld war

By: Hepper, F. Nigel

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Richmond, Published by the author: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008232


Well illustrated, quarto, pp (4), ii, 226, paperback, a new copy. [The Kew botanist, Nigel Hepper, has written a lovely account of his childhood holidays during the 1930's at the family cottage in Cumberland, where the Lake District National Park now extends to the west coast. The seaside was immediately in front of the cottage and the high fells behind. But as war seemed imminent this became the family home for several years during the Second World War and they made a ... View more info

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London's Countryside

By: Holmes, Edric

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Scott: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012980


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 344, uncut, a very good copy. [On Western Roads, Towards Oxford, The Chiltern Country, St Albans and the North, Through Essex By-Ways, The Heart of Kent, To Tunbridge Wells, Croydon to The North Downs, The Pines to Farnham, The Thames to Windsor.] View more info

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Spring Sowing

By: Home, Michael

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co Ltd: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013330


Illustrated with head and tail pieces by Hellmuth Weissenborn, octavo, pp viii, 199, a small neat signature and date on the front endpaper, cloth on spine unevenly faded, a good copy in a poor torn dustwrapper. View more info