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THE OPEN AIR An Anthology of English Country Life, ADRIAN BELL
1 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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NOW AND THEN TALES, AMBROSE, J.H. HELME, ELEANOR E. LINCOLN, H. AND OTHERS
2 AMBROSE, J.H. HELME, ELEANOR E. LINCOLN, H. AND OTHERS NOW AND THEN TALES
LONDON Humphrey Milford 1927 1st Edition Hardcover Good Book V. KIMBER F. HARRISON, M.S. REEVE AND OTHERS 
Green Illustrated paper covered boards with banded christmas scene. and white titles. 280x215mm approx. Unpaginated. Collection of stories by various authors and with numerous illustrations of which frontis colour plate, colour line illustrated title page Full page colour line illustration by F Harrison of young girl and night watchman, vignettes, end pieces and other line illustrations mainly by M S Reeve. A scarce children's book 030:053 in the Opie collection of which we can find no offerings on the internet at the time of listing and the only copies listed on Copac are held at Oxford and the British Library. Good (Book- A little general shelf wear and soiling. Gift inscription xmas 1933 to front free end paper. Discreet Bentalls Ltd Store sticker to front paste down. A little light foxing to end papers. Several of the line illustrations have been coloured in by a child's hand and for that reason the book has only been graded as good and price adjustment made accordingly). Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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CHRISTMAS PAST A Selection from Victorian Magazines, ASHDOWN , DULCIE M
3 ASHDOWN , DULCIE M CHRISTMAS PAST A Selection from Victorian Magazines
London Arrow Books 1977 0099152606 / 9780099152606 1st Edition Thus Paper Back VG Book 235x155mm Approx 
VG P/b.1st ed.thus.Short stories with some Victorian games, parties, crafts & cookery of the era, compiled by D M Ashdown: a glimpse into A Victorian Festive season taken from old Victorian magazines.152pp. illustrated b/w.[ tight binding, No inscsp. pages browning] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 1.00 GBP
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IN THE WINDOW SEAT A collection of Victorian Stories, AVERY, GILLIAN (Editor)
4 AVERY, GILLIAN (Editor) IN THE WINDOW SEAT A collection of Victorian Stories
LONDON OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1960 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 220x145mm Approx. SUSAN EINZIG 
Ivory boards with green titles to spine, 220x145mm approx. xiii + 219pp. Numerous unspecified b/w line drawings by Susan Einzig. 8 Victorian children's stories namely :- Through the fire by Mary de Morgan, The Hundredth Birthday by Mrs Gatty, A Bad Habit and The Yew Lane Ghosts by Juliana Horatia Ewing, Johhny and Nayum by Annie Keary, The Travels of Two Kits by Charlotte Yonge, The Apple Pie by Ann Fraser Tytler and The Nurnberg Stove by Ouida, VG/VG (Book- light shelf wear soiling to extremities of boards, offset browning/foxing to free end papers.No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- price clipped - no nicks or tears and negligable shelf wear or soiling. Supplied in a proprietary protective wrapper). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.50 GBP
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MOST NOBLE BODLEY ! , a Bodleian Library Anthology, AYLMER , URSULA , Editor
5 AYLMER , URSULA , Editor MOST NOBLE BODLEY ! , a Bodleian Library Anthology
OXFORD Oxford University , Bodleian Library 2002 1851240780 / 9781851240784 1st Edition Paper Back Fine Book 245 x 180mm Approx 
Larger format Laminated p/b.1st, 268pp+ Prefix ix.. Sir Thomas Bodley's Library, a West Countryman , 1600's. Here dedicated to GE Aylmer - Curator, Reader, Friend, Supporter. Preface, 16 chpts, List of authours mentioned.Well researched , b/w illustrated.no notable defects to book, no inscsp. PLS see our image 
Price: 14.00 GBP
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KILLER YEAR  Stories to Die for, CHILD , LEE   Edited
6 CHILD , LEE Edited KILLER YEAR Stories to Die for
Richmond Mira 2008 0778302547 / 9780778302544 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Fine - Book 240x160mm Approx 
Dust Jacket , 1st edition , black cloth gilt letters , Introduction by Lee Child [ author of the Jack Reacher thrillers ] - with 18 crime author's stories - some of the biggest names in fiction with short 18 author biographies to rear , as new , no inscsp , tight bindinng , small ruffle top rear d/j which is not price clipped 
Price: 10.00 GBP
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A PICTURE OF KENT, DAVIS , PAT , FRYER , NORMA
7 DAVIS , PAT , FRYER , NORMA A PICTURE OF KENT
LONDON Robert Hale Ltd 1989 0709038224 / 9780709038221 1st Edition Hard Back Fine VG+ Book 245 x 160 mm Approx Fryer , Norma 
FINE H/b in FINE D/j. illustrated 7 full-page b/w plates plus maps/ figures , Ackns ; Intro; 9 chpts from the Weald / Saxons - to - the fight for survival , while the market towns of West Surrey have been well documented the villages have not , this book aims to redress the balance.Notes. no defects to either book or Dust Jacket [ not price clipped ] Signed and inscribed by the author , No other inscsp. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.00 GBP
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DICK KING-SMITH'S COUNTRYSIDE TREASURY, DICK KING SMITH, THOMAS HARDY, LAURIE LEE Etc
8 DICK KING SMITH, THOMAS HARDY, LAURIE LEE Etc DICK KING-SMITH'S COUNTRYSIDE TREASURY
LONDON HARPER COLLINS 1998 0001981617 / 9780001981614 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Book CHRISTIAN BIRMINGHAM 
Illustrated laminated boards repeating the design of the dust jacket. 280 x 225 mm approx. 144pp. Colour and pencil drawings by acclaimed illustrator Christian Birmingham. Anthology of prose and poetry selected by Dick King-Smith and including passage from his own best seller"The Sheep Pig". Others include Charlotte's Web, Watership Down,Cider With Rosie, The Country Child, The Wind in the Willows etc.First Edition 1st printing. near Fine/VG (Book - Negligible shelf rubbing to bottom edge of laminated boards. No previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket- price clipped. A little rubbing of laminate to corners. No other notable defects). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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A KENT CHRISTMAS, DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By
9 DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By A KENT CHRISTMAS
STROUD ALAN SUTTON 1990 0862997674 / 9780862997670 Paper Back VG+ Book 220 x150mm Approx 
VG+ P/b. A Fascinating pot-pourri of contemporary /historical ancedotes , Traditional Yuletide lore , diary entries , legends , memoirs, poets etc. compiled by G & f Doel.[.Laminated covers, no notable defects, No inscp. 160ps , b/w illustrated] Clean copy tight bindings. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 3.00 GBP
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THE ROMANCE OF ENGLAND'S FORESTS, DOWSETT , J MOREWOOD
10 DOWSETT , J MOREWOOD THE ROMANCE OF ENGLAND'S FORESTS
London JOHN GIFFORD LTD 1948 Hard Back VG Book 185x130mm Approx Signed Copy
SIGNED Copy, Green cloth boards with gilt title block to spine. 304pp + index. Frontis in colour + 7 other illust. as advertised. Signed & inscribed by the author to fep to his doctor " from a grateful patient "First published in 1942 when it received favourable press reviews the book deals firstly with a history of Britain's forests and those trees which were transformed into coal beds, insigts into Britain down the ages until, in his final chapter , he deals with the present day reafforestation problem. VG (no d/j) - book sound and clean. Wear to gilt on title block on weary spine.Sound copy. No other noteable defects. PLS see our image 
Price: 12.00 GBP
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THE LONDON CAT It's Lives & Times, DOWSING , JAMES
11 DOWSING , JAMES THE LONDON CAT It's Lives & Times
LONDON Sunrise Press 1970 Paper Back Fine Book 210x145mm Approx 
Laminated Paper Back smaller slim format , FINE book as new - Undated prob 1970's as short ISBNO1873876 , prob Undated 1st edition , Unpaginated - 32pp , illustrated nigh all pages b/w plates & line drawings . James Dowsing - includes Confessions of a Cat- sitter . from London Tube - to - tombstone - an interesting miscellany - 
Price: 7.95 GBP
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SIMON DREW'S BOOK OF MARITIME NONSENSE AND OTHER AQUATIC ABSURDITIES, DREW, SIMON
12 DREW, SIMON SIMON DREW'S BOOK OF MARITIME NONSENSE AND OTHER AQUATIC ABSURDITIES
WOODBRIDGE , SUFFOLK ANTIQUE COLLECTORS CLUB 2002 1851494251 / 9781851494255 1st Edition Hardcover Fine Near Fine Book 205X160mm Approx. DREW, SIMON Signed Copy
SIGNED Copy,Hard Cover , Dust Jacket , FINE/NearFINE as price-clipped.1st edition .Author and illustrator Simon Drew , 48pp , colour lillustrated , a fun book of word play accompanied by illustrations in colour.[ ilustrated humour] ] book as new, no inscsp., Signed by author to title page.[ halo sailor / tern on the tap / her majesty with her lady in whiting... ] PLS see our image 
Price: 7.50 GBP
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HERE'S A GOOD ONE Over Three Hundred Good Stories [ Humour - jokes ], F.M. , Edited
13 F.M. , Edited HERE'S A GOOD ONE Over Three Hundred Good Stories [ Humour - jokes ]
London FREDERICK MULLER Ltd 1939 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Good Book 
Blue cloth boards with yellow titles to spine and front board.170 x 110 mm approx.First Edition.1939 Humour; Short tales to make you smile.; jokes.[ over 300 ].VG/VG (Book- Nick to top edge or rear board near head of spine. Paper of book block tanned. Ink stamp "Review Copy" to rear paste down. No previous owner name or inscription. Dust Jacket - a little light shelf soiling and spine tanned. Non price clipped. Cover 2/- Now in a removable proprietary protective sleeve).Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 8.00 GBP
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CELTIC CIVILIZATION AND ITS HERITAGE, FILIP , Dr. Jan , Professor
14 FILIP , Dr. Jan , Professor CELTIC CIVILIZATION AND ITS HERITAGE
Prague New Horizons 1962 1st Ediition Thus Paper Back VG Book 200x130mm Approx 
Laminated P/b VG.215pp.1st ed thus UK.English text.Academician Dr Jan Filip - Professor - Vice-President of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. New Horizons Popular Scientific Series of Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences.Intro; Biblio; index , lists , b/w illusrated in line & plates 1--52 in text, 1-XL on Art paper.Map. 19 chpts [ pre-historic/ Iron Age / armed expeditions rest of Europe/ languages /society / structure/ economy / art / religion/ culture etc.[ orange/green/white book light edgewear, No inscsp, no annotaion, tight binding] PLS See our image 
Price: 4.00 GBP
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A SWINBURNE ANTHOLOGY Verse Drama Prose Criticism, FOSS, Kenelm
15 FOSS, Kenelm A SWINBURNE ANTHOLOGY Verse Drama Prose Criticism
London The Richard Press 1955 1st Edition Hard Back Near Fine VG Book 200x130mm approx190x130mm Approx 
Smaller format H/b+jacket NearFINE/VG, 1st.254pp.This is the first Swinburne anthology to be published [ Verse, drama, prose, criticism]. Biographical intro; by K Foss.[ red boards+ black titlesno no defects other than a private owner's Swinburne stamp to endpaper] grey Dust Jacket is price-clipped,but still a reasonably clean and tidy cover with minor edgewear. PLS See our image 
Price: 5.00 GBP
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TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STARS, GERVASE PHINN
16 GERVASE PHINN TWINKLE, TWINKLE, LITTLE STARS
LONDON MICHAEL JOSEPH 2008 0718154177 / 9780718154172 1st Edition Hardcover As New As New Book 
Blue Boards with gilt titles to spine. 185 x 135 mm approx. 108 + 4 pp of publisher's adverts. Illustrated with numerous line drawings this is a collection of anecdotes and poems culled from the author's earlier books but which have been embroidered and embellished by him and as such are a variation of the originals. His rich source for them being his experiences as a school inspector in North Yorkshire. A very amusing read which will touch the heart and instill fond memories for anyone who has had the privilege of working with or caring for infant children.First Edition 1st printing .As New/As New No defects to book or jacket. The former has no previous owner name and the later is non price clipped. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 6.00 GBP
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NATURE ABOUNDING, GRANT WATSON , E L , TUNNICLIFFE ,  C F , RA CBE
17 GRANT WATSON , E L , TUNNICLIFFE , C F , RA CBE NATURE ABOUNDING
London FABER & FABER 1941 1st Edition Hard Back Very Good Very Good Book 205X135mm Approx. Tunnicliffe , C F , RA CBE 
VG- H/b, VG- D/j.1st ed thus illustrated in line by Country Artist CF Tunnicliffe RA CBE. Anthology of Nature with writing by prominent authors and naturalists collected into sections relating to Earth Air Water and Fire. Edited by E L GRant Watson. ( brown cloth gilt titles with gilt dec,to spine of book. No previous owner name or inscp. book square with no notable defects, small book shop sticker to initial blank page [ffep.] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 10s 6d, light-med fox fade, no tears, no creases, mild handling soil, [ NOT Cheap edition of same year] now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
Price: 9.50 GBP
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18 HARRISON, Michael, STUART-CLARK, Christopher NARRATIVE POEMS
OXFORD OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 1981 0198312458 / 9780198312451 1st Edition Paper Back VG Book 215x140mm aApprox 
1st.188pp.line illustrated.Anthology of Poetry by M Harrison VG (Book- minor 1mm loss top rear corner., ink name to fep o/w no other notable defects), tight bindings - a clean cop- pages fine. Miners & mine illus to front cover 
Price: 2.00 GBP
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A CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA, HEGG , Tom
19 HEGG , Tom A CUP OF CHRISTMAS TEA
Minneapolis USA Waldman House Press 1982 0931674085 / 9780931674082 1st Edition Hard Back Fine Book Hanson , Warren 
SIGNED Copy H/b.FINE.1st ed. A Festive Miscellany in verse.[ Poetry & Rhyme] no inscsp. colour illustrated PLS See our image 
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ENGLANDS HELICON EDITED FROM THE EDITION OF 1600 WITH ADDITIONAL POEMS FROM THE EDITION OF 1614, HUGH MACDONALD (EDITOR)
20 HUGH MACDONALD (EDITOR) ENGLANDS HELICON EDITED FROM THE EDITION OF 1600 WITH ADDITIONAL POEMS FROM THE EDITION OF 1614
LONDON ROUTLEDGE AND KEGAN PAUL 1950 1st Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 
Navy Blue Cloth boards with gilt titles to spine. 175 x 110 mm approx. xxviii + 260 pp. First Edition 1st printing in the "Muses' Library" Copyright page states first published in the Muses' Library in 1949 however tipped in slip stating "Owing to production delays this book was not published until 1950." Collection of Lyrical Poetry considered to be among the permanent treasures of English literature.Includes works by :- Sir Philip Sidney, Thomas Lodge, Ignoto, Robert Green, Richard Barnefield, John Wootton, Edmund Spencer etc etc. Edited and with an introduction by Hugh Macdonald. VG/Good (Book- light shelf wear to extremities. Three light ink encircled initials to front free end paper.No insc. or annotations. A few light foxing spots - prelims and rear end paper only. Dust Jacket- Mild to moderate rubbing with negligible loss to extremities. Spine tanned with liquid splash mark. Non price clipped- cover 8/6d.) Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. 
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