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SIRES 2002  The Stallion Directory of Pacemaker
1 SIRES 2002 The Stallion Directory of Pacemaker
Teddington HAYMARKET Customer Magazines Limited 2002 Soft cover Fine- Book 300x210mm Approx 
Unpaginated substantial volume Larger format laminated paperback magazine , Fine - , 305pp plus the Blue Pages , p9-20 Stallion Profiles , p21-72 Statistics , p73-305 Advertised Sires , a Haymarket magazine , [ leading sires here and abroad / Sadler's Wells / Machiavellian / Pivotal etc [ book is fine minus - few small wrinklelines to rear , 45 ]] 
Price: 18.50 GBP
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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, -----
2 ----- 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
LONDON WARD LOCK AND CO 1899 Hard Back Good - Book 205x140mm Approx. 
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. A few pages have had their corners turned over the year. light sporadic fox tan to pages opposite plates. minor spine fade but gilt titles still bold. cloth light handling soli. moderate shelf wear. tips of boards at bottom corners exposed [1mm].Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. 
Price: 22.50 GBP
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SUSSEX YESTERDAYS  NO 2   History and Heritage of the County, --------..........---------
3 --------..........--------- SUSSEX YESTERDAYS NO 2 History and Heritage of the County
Maidstone South Eastern Magazines Ltd 1980 0001446878 / 9780001446878 Soft cover VG Book 210x145mm Approx 
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 ] 
Price: 3.50 GBP
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4 -----..................---- THE IRISH HORSE , 1953
DUBLIN , IRELAND THE BLOODSTOCK BREEDERS' and Horse Owners' Association of IRELAND 1953 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Good Book 250x155mm Approx 
Blue Hard Cover ,1st edition thus 1953. 353pp [ issued annually ] , the Official publication of The Bloodstock Breeder's and Horse Owners' Association of Ireland , Vol XX1 , Price Two Pounds , List of principal illustrations - illustrated mono plates , List of contents.Horse Racing Board, Stallions , Handicap, Winners, Hounds,Shows Etc Home & Abroad Sires , Ponies, Equestrian[ book - tight bindings , no inscsp / annotations , blue cloth + bright Gilt titles to spine, edgewear fading and some marks to boards [ also hold other vols] 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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THE IRISH HORSE  , 1954, -----..................----
5 -----..................---- THE IRISH HORSE , 1954
DUBLIN , IRELAND THE BLOODSTOCK BREEDERS' and Horse Owners' Association of IRELAND 1954 1st Edition Thus Hardcover VG Book 250x155mm Approx 
Blue Hard Cover ,1st edition thus 1954 , VG , 348pp , [ issued annually ] , the Official publication of The Bloodstock Breeder's and Horse Owners' Association of Ireland , Vol XX11 , Price Two Pounds , List of principal illustrations - illustrated mono plates , List of contents , Horse Racing Board, stallions , Handicap, Winners, Hounds,Shows etc Home & Abroad , Sires , Ponies, Equestrian .[book - tight bindings , no inscsp / annotations , gilt lettering a spine with even minor fade , front mid blue cloth minor staining in main to rear ,[also hold other vols] 
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THE IRISH HORSE  , 1956, -----..................----
6 -----..................---- THE IRISH HORSE , 1956
DUBLIN , IRELAND THE BLOODSTOCK BREEDERS' and Horse Owners' Association of IRELAND 1956 1st Edition Thus Hardcover Good Book 250x155mm Approx 
Blue Hard Cover ,1st edition thus 1956. 338pp [ issued annually ] , the Official publication of The Bloodstock Breeder's and Horse Owners' Association of Ireland , Vol XX1V , Price Two Pounds , List of principal illustrations - illustrated mono plates , List of contents.Horse Racing Board, Stallions , Handicap, Winners, Hounds,Shows Etc Home & Abroad Sires , Ponies, Equestrian[ book - tight bindings , no inscsp / annotations , Spine faded and base bumped with small cloth tear at base. [ also hold other vols] PLS see our image 
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THE IRISH HORSE  , 1957 vol XXV, -----..................----
7 -----..................---- THE IRISH HORSE , 1957 vol XXV
DUBLIN , IRELAND THE BLOODSTOCK BREEDERS' and Horse Owners' Association of IRELAND 1957 1st Edition Thus Hard Back Good Book 250x155mm Approx 
358pp. issued annually.The Official Publication of The Bloodstock Breeder's & Horse Owners' Association of Ireland , Vol XXV , Price Two Pounds , List of principal illustrations - illustrated b/w plates. Horse Racing Board, Stallions , Handicap, Winners, Hounds, Shows etc - Home & Abroad Sires , Ponies, Equestrianetc.[blue book - tight bindings , no inscsp. no annotation , Spine has total fade with 3 dot-spot marks, spine base cloth frey/split 10mm rear corner. [ also hold other vols] PLease see our images 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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NATURE DAY AND NIGHT, ADAMS, RICHARD
8 ADAMS, RICHARD NATURE DAY AND NIGHT
HARMONDSWORTH KESTREL BOOKS 1978 072265359x / 9780722653593 1st Edition Hardcover VG+ VG+ Book 250x150mm Approx. GODDARD, DAVID 
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). 
Price: 4.50 GBP
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THE OPEN AIR An Anthology of English Country Life, ADRIAN BELL
9 ADRIAN BELL THE OPEN AIR An Anthology of English Country Life
LONDON FABER & FABER 1936 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 
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 to extremities of cloth. No previous owner name or insc. Purple to top edge of book block mottled. Dust Jacket - Spine a little sunned with tiny rubbing loss to head and tail. Minor shelf soiling. Non price clipped and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 17.50 GBP
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A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS, ALISON UTTLEY
10 ALISON UTTLEY A TEN O'CLOCK SCHOLAR AND OTHER ESSAYS
LONDON FABER AND FABER 1970 0571095216 / 9780571095216 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book C.F.TUNNICLIFFE 
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 our images of the actual book offered for sale. Additional images may be available on our web site. 
Price: 27.50 GBP
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GARDENING on CHALK and LIMESTONE, ANDERSON , E Bertram , MSc VMH
11 ANDERSON , E Bertram , MSc VMH GARDENING on CHALK and LIMESTONE
London THE GARDEN BOOK CLUB 1965 1st Edition Thus Hard Back VG+ G+ Book 225x140mm Approx. 
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 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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A SUSSEX LIFE THE MEMORIES OF GILBERT SARGENT COUNTRYMAN, ARTHUR , DAVE  [ EDITOR ]
12 ARTHUR , DAVE [ EDITOR ] A SUSSEX LIFE THE MEMORIES OF GILBERT SARGENT COUNTRYMAN
LONDON Barrie & Jenkins 1989 0712620370 / 9780712620376 1st Edition Hardcover Fine- VG+ Book 240x160mm Approx Signed by Author(s)
SIGNED Copy, H/b , Dust Jacket , Fine - / VG+ , illustrated , 125 pps , light brown boards with gilt lettering, , no inscrps, col illus D/j not price clipped - no notable defects ,.illus with 2 page Map , line drawings , b/w plates , Edited by D Arthur .... born Cheshire... educated London ... bookseller... freelance writer. .broadcaster. .theatre performer and musician ..plays /journals /records & magazines .... He 1st met Gillie Sargent in 1980 and was struck with the clarity of the old man's memories , a character with caustic wit ...born Sussex 1889, son of a gardener , brought up Catsfield ,near Battle ....he was a fund of information of country life before WW1 when diet included rooks etc .A joy to read ,holds humour. . unsentimental and valuable social history [ signed and inscribed by editor Dave Arthur 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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THE DOMESTIC DUCK, ASHTON , Chris , ASHTON , Mike , Award Winner Specialits in Pure Breeds
13 ASHTON , Chris , ASHTON , Mike , Award Winner Specialits in Pure Breeds THE DOMESTIC DUCK
Ramsbury THE CROWOOD PRESS 2001 186126402x / 9781861264022 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 250x195mm Approx 
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 book offered for sale. 
Price: 19.95 GBP
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THE TREASURES OF CHESHIRE, ASHWORTH , GRAHAM
14 ASHWORTH , GRAHAM THE TREASURES OF CHESHIRE
MANCHESTER NORTH WEST CIVIC TRUST 1986 1986 090134737X / 9780901347374 Hadback VG+ Fine - Book 275x215mm Approx 
Larger format Hard Cover , 1986 rep , Dust Jacket , profusely illustrated mono plates with some in colour ,and one foldout Map to rear , for all interested in the visual qualities of this picturesque county as well as those with a penchant for heritage and history - will find this book rewarding and absorbing , Index both names and features [ Roman foundations / towns / medieval / modern / villages/ homes / chapels / countryside / coast to hills... [ book - top corner of fep cut away [?] o/w fine copy / d/j - no notable defects in a clear propritery protective cover - fine - G Ashworth Chairman of North West Civic Trust , 188pp 
Price: 15.00 GBP
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TRAPPING  A  PRACTICAL GUIDE, BATEMAN , JAMES A  , BSc MIBiol FMA
15 BATEMAN , JAMES A , BSc MIBiol FMA TRAPPING A PRACTICAL GUIDE
Newton Abbot David & Charles 1979 0715376454 / 9780715376454 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG+ Book 222x140mm Approx 
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 survival 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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THE SUSSEX AND DORKING FOWLS  International Poultry, BATTY , Joseph , Dr. an Authority
16 BATTY , Joseph , Dr. an Authority THE SUSSEX AND DORKING FOWLS International Poultry
Midhurst Beech Publishing House 1996 1857361660 / 9781857361667 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Fine Book 305x215m Approx 
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. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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17 BB , WATKINS-PITCHFORD, D.J. CONFESSIONS OF A CARP FISHER
LONDON EYRE & SPOTTISWOODE 1950 1st Edition Hardcover Good VG Book 175x110mm Approx WATKINS PITCHFORD , DENYS "BB" 
H/b , Dust Jacket , Good/VG , 1st edition , illustrated , green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. x+179pps. B/W Frontis + Vignettes and line illustrations by the author "BB" An oportunity to acquire a 1st Edition 1st printing of the author's celebrated book on Carp- the "Big Game " of the inland angler. [ tackel for tackle line 7 page 2] Good/VG (book- downgraded to good with adjustment to price because of extensive foxing to edges of book block prelim and end pages. Cloth a little faded at extremities and gilt to spine a little dulled. No previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket- Moderate rubbing to extremities with small chips, nicks and tears. Max tear 10mm approx to top front panel. max chip 5x2mm around top front corner. Non price clipped - cover 9s.net 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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BENINGFIELD'S ENGLISH FARM, BENINGFIELD , GORDON
18 BENINGFIELD , GORDON BENINGFIELD'S ENGLISH FARM
Harmondsworth VIKING 1988 0670811912 / 9780670811915 1st Ediiton Hard Copy VG VG Book 265x275mm Approx. Beningfield , Gordon 
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 protective cover 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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ENGLISH VILLAGES  BRITAIN IN PICTURES, BLUNDEN , Edmund , Author & Acclaimed Poet
19 BLUNDEN , Edmund , Author & Acclaimed Poet ENGLISH VILLAGES BRITAIN IN PICTURES
London COLLINS 1943 Hard Back G+ Good- Book 225x170mm Approx 
Good+ H/b, Good- D/j.1943 rep.48pp.Author & Poet E Blunden conveys the true spirit of living in the country - every epithet is weighed - destined to become a little classic. illustrated 12 colour plates & 25 B/w plates.[ brown/white - tight binding , clean throughout,No inscsp however neat stamp"American Red Cross"+ 2 cleanly erased areas.ligt curve crease to front board ] matching Dust Jacket not clipped, darkened fox browned spine continuing onto rear of 30mm width but not effecting text.Poor spine just about hanging -on in there, light edgewear , small corner losses, now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood, BOB COPPER
20 BOB COPPER EARLY TO RISE A Sussex Boyhood
LONDON WILLIAM HEINEMANN 1976 0434144576 / 9780434144570 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
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 mild cigarette smoke odour. No other notable defects. Dust Jacket- colour rubbed at extremities - to which this chalky paper is prone, with a couple of small tears and a little loss principally at head of spine. Non price clipped. Remains quite presentable on the shelf and now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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