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The Countryman Autumn 1988

By: N/A

Price: £6.50

Publisher: 1988

Seller ID: 000748


Articles, regular features and poems, illustrated in black and white throughout. Cover has colour photograph of red squirrels in autumn. 240pp. Minor wear to edges. View more info

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The Cherry Tree

By: Adrian Bell

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson Library Services: 1974

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001028


One of the trilogy of books by Adrian Bell set in rural Suffolk. Library stamp to title page, which has 2" tear to inner edge. Fep has been removed, presumably to extract date stamp label. DJ, which has colour illustration of a horse grazing in an orchard, has been laminated onto binding to form cover. Spine and corners bumped, page edges a little grubby, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Corduroy

By: Adrian Bell

Price: £9.50

Publisher: Oxford, Toronto, Melbourne, Oxford University Press: 1982

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 001514


Memorable autobiographical account of the author's move from London to a Suffolk farm in 1920. A fresh perception of country life and the changing seasons. 265pp. Some slanting and creasing to spine, wear to corners and edges and sunning to page edges and cover. Inscription to half-title page has been crossed out in ink, otherwise good copy. View more info

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An Hour-Glass on the Run

By: Allan Jobson

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale & Company: 1975

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 002700


A celebration of country life in pre-war Suffolk, with many rhymes, sayings and literary references and illustrated with 15 contemporary black and white photographs. DJ has been laminated onto boards, front endpaper missing and library stamp to title page. Some bumping to spine and corners and marking to page edges and early margins, otherwise good copy. View more info

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Tales of the Old Gamekeepers

By: Brian P Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 006688


Well-researched history of gamekeeping, full of stories and anecdotes. 189pp with index, illustrated lavishly throughout with colour drawings, and photographs, reproductions and drawings in black and white. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor rippling to pages, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine. View more info

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Tales of the Old Villagers

By: Brian P Martin

Price: £4.75

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon, David & Charles: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006689


Well-researched history of British village life, full of stories and anecdotes. 191pp with index, illustrated lavishly throughout with colour drawings and photographs, reproductions and drawings in black and white. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor rippling to pages, otherwise near fine copy with no marks or inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine. View more info

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More Tales of the Old Countrymen

By: Brian P Martin

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006690


Well-researched history of country life, full of stories and anecdotes. 191pp with index, illustrated lavishly throughout with colour drawings and black and white photographs, reproductions and drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor rippling to pages, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine. View more info

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Tales of Time and Tide - Stories of Life on Britain's Shores and Coasts

By: Brian P Martin

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, David & Charles: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006691


Well-researched history of life on the British coast, full of stories and anecdotes. 191pp with index, illustrated lavishly throughout with colour drawings and black and white photographs, reproductions and drawings. Gilt lettering to spine. Minor rippling to pages, otherwise near fine copy with no inscriptions. DJ is price-clipped, with minimal shelfwear, otherwise near fine. View more info

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Beasts Go West

By: David Creaton

Price: £2.50

Publisher: Coronet: 1980

Edition: First Paperback Edition

Seller ID: 002720


Humorous account of life on a small mixed farm in Cornwall. Cover and spine creased and marked, page edges sunned and slightly grubby and corners and edges slightly bumped, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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In Country Places

By: Eiluned Lewis

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd: 1951

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002020


Enchanting record of a countrywoman's year, based on the author's features in Country Life and illustrated with Gilbert Spencer's excellent line drawings. Top edges tinted, gilt lettering to white label on spine. Some bumping to spine, edges and corners, page edges somewhat sunned and former owner's name to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ is darkened to spine, rather grubby on the back, with several nicks and small tears to the edges, including two 1/2&... View more info

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Garden in the Hills

By: Elizabeth West

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Corgi: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002036


Sequel to "Hovel in the Hills", the account of a couple who opted out of the rat race to live in a farmhouse in a remote corner of Wales. Minor edgewear and tanning to page edges, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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The Countryman's Week-end Book

By: Eric Parker

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Seeley Service & Co Ltd:

Seller ID: 008074


Entertainment and instruction for the countryman or coutrywoman, 416pp with index, illustrated with black and white drawings. Pink/green cloth boards. Pink lettering on white title label to spine. Decoration to endpapers. Boards slightly bowed, minimal bumping to spine and corners and very light foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. View more info

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Cottage Tale

By: Esther Meynell

Price: £3.75

Publisher: London, Chapman and Hall: 1946

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 001502


Autobiographical account of the author's move to a village property and country life in general. Bright gilt lettering to front board and spine. Boards slightly bowed. Corners and spine bumped, top edges dusty, otherwise good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ has been repaired with sellotape and has several nicks and creases to edges. View more info

The Trail of the Ragged Robin

By: Flora Klickmann

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Religious Tract Society: 1930

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003444


A Flower-Patch book, first published in 1921. White lettering to front board and spine. Colour painting "Ragged Robins by the Brook" to frontis. 311pp plus publisher's list to rear. Some foxing to edges and margins, bumping to spine and corners and former owner's name to front endpaper. Top edges dusty, otherwise good copy. View more info

The Flower-Patch Among the Hills

By: Flora Klickmann

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Religious Tract Society: 1918

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 003445


A Flower-Patch book, first published in 1916. 315pp with black and white photograph of the author to frontis. White border and lettering to front board and spine. Some bumping and rubbing to spine and corners, boards slightly bowed, edges somewhat soiled and fore-edges rough-cut. Former owner's name to front endpaper, otherwise good copy. View more info

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When Adam Was a Boy

By: Fred Archer

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Coronet Books: 1981

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 002716


Reconstruction of the events of 1911, as experienced by the villagers of Ayshon in the Vale of Evesham. Some creasing and marking to cover; edges and margins tanned with foxing to page edges and endpapers, otherwise good copy. View more info

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A Romany & Raq

By: G Bramwell Evens

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, Soundings Audio Books: 2003

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 006696


Text, first published in 1930, by the first BBC naturalist, whose broadcasts brought the countryside to life on Children's Hour. Recorded on four cassettes and read by Terry Waite. Playing time approx 4 hours 30 Minutes. Case in very good condition. View more info

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Hedingham Harvest - Victorian Family Life in Rural England

By: Geoffrey Robinson

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, Constable & Co: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002709


Picture of a 19th century Lincolnshire community, as told to the author by his elderly relatives (showing little sign of Victorian prudery), although the name of the village is fictional. Endpapers illustrated with contemporary photographs. Library stamps to title and half-title pages and category label to spine, which is bumped and slanted. Page edges somewhat grubby and foxed, otherwise good copy. Unclipped DJ has two small tears to top of spine and rubbing to edges an... View more info

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Hannah - The Complete Story

By: Hannah Hauxwell with Barry Cockcroft

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Century: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008598


First omnibus edition containing "Seasons of my Life" and "Daughter of the Dales", telling the story of a Yorkshire farmer. 319pp, illustrated profusely throughout with photographs in colour and black and white, drawings and a map. Family tree to endpapers. Red ribbon page-marker. Gilt lettering to front board and spine. Minor marking to top edges, otherwise very good copy with no inscriptions. Unclipped DJ slightly faded to spine and with minor creasing... View more info

Walden and the Famous Essay on "Civil Disobedience"

By: Henry David Thoreau

Price: £12.50

Publisher: New York and Toronto, New American Library: 1960

Edition: 20th Printing

Seller ID: 000679


Walden is a record of Thoreau's experiment in simple living in a wooden hut on the edge of Walden Pond in Massachusetts. On The Duty of Civil Disobedience is Thoreau's classic protest against government interference with individual liberty, which came to the attention of Gandhi and formed the basis for his passive resistance movement. Afterword by Perry Miller. One page corner creased, otherwise near fine copy. View more info