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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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NOW AND THEN TALES

By: AMBROSE, J.H. HELME, ELEANOR E. LINCOLN, H. AND OTHERS

Price: £35.00

Publisher: LONDON, Humphrey Milford: 1927

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119359

Condition: Good


RARE.H/b Large & slim.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 ar... View more info

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MOST NOBLE BODLEY ! , a Bodleian Library Anthology

By: AYLMER , URSULA , Editor

Price: £14.00

Publisher: OXFORD, Oxford University , Bodleian Library: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11368

ISBN: 1851240780

Condition: Fine


FINE. Large 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 Authors mentioned.Well researched , b/w illustrated. No notable defects to book, no inscsp. no annotation. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

KILLER YEAR Stories to Die for

By: CHILD , LEE Edited

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Richmond, Mira: 2008

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 8605

ISBN: 0778302547

Condition: Fine


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 View more info

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FIFTY FAVORITE FLY-FISHING TALES Expert Fly Anglers Share Stories from the Sea and Stream

By: CHRIS SANTELLA

Price: £18.00

Publisher: NEW YORK, STEWART, TABORI & CHANG: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122616

ISBN: 1584794445

Condition: Fine


Green Boards with white titles to spine, 210 x 185 mm approx. 224pp. 50 fishy tales which cover the panoply of emotions- comical, poignant, inspirational, incredible, absurd accompanied by full colour phots many of which supplied by the contributors who include: George Anderson, Gary Borger, Conway Bowman, Mike Copithorne, Ralph Cutter, Jack Dennis, Mollie Fitzgerald, Tom Montgomery, Patty Reilly, Jim Teeny etc etc. First Edition 1st Printing. Fine/Near Fine (Book- No previous owner name or insc. No notable defects. Dust Jacket- minor rubbing to head of spine and top edges- no nicks or tears o... View more info

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DICK KING-SMITH'S COUNTRYSIDE TREASURY

By: DICK KING SMITH, THOMAS HARDY, LAURIE LEE Etc

Price: £7.50

Publisher: LONDON, HARPER COLLINS: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120031

ISBN: 0001981617

Condition: Fine


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 ... View more info

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A KENT CHRISTMAS

By: DOEL , GEOFF , DOEL , FRAN , Compiled By

Price: £2.00

Publisher: STROUD, ALAN SUTTON: 1990

Seller ID: 11758

ISBN: 0862997674

Condition: VG+


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. View more info

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THE ROMANCE OF ENGLAND'S FORESTS

By: DOWSETT , J MOREWOOD ,

Price: £7.00

Publisher: London, JOHN GIFFORD LTD: 1948

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 2301

Condition: VG


Green cloth boards with gilt title block to spine. 304pp + index. illus Colour Frontis & 7 other illust. as advertised. Signed & inscribed by the author to initial end paper ffep , to his doctor , " from a grateful patient " First published in 1942 when it received favourable press reviews. The history of Britain's forests , trees transformed into coal beds, insights into Britain down the ages, the present day re- afforestation problem. VG [ book tight binding,Inscribed by the author to initial end paper ffep , to his doctor , " from a grateful patient " no other inscsp. clean... View more info

THE LONDON CAT It's Lives & Times

By: DOWSING , JAMES

Price: £7.95

Publisher: LONDON, Sunrise Press: 1970

Seller ID: 10296

Condition: Fine


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 - View more info

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HERE'S A GOOD ONE Over Three Hundred Good Stories [ Humour - jokes ]

By: F.M. , Edited

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK MULLER Ltd: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121420

Condition: Very Good


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. View more info

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CELTIC CIVILIZATION AND ITS HERITAGE

By: FILIP , Dr. Jan , Professor

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Prague, New Horizons: 1962

Edition: 1st Ediition Thus

Seller ID: 119272

Condition: VG


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 View more info

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NARRATIVE POEMS

By: HARRISON, Michael, STUART-CLARK, Christopher

Price: £2.00

Publisher: OXFORD, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 11054

ISBN: 0198312458

Condition: VG+


VG+ laminated P/b.1st ed.188pp.line illustrated.Anthology of Poetry edited by M Harrison & C Stuart-Clark.[ Auden / Stevenson / Gibson / Ogilvy / Tennyson / Hardy / Gunn etc; some unknown & some traditional: Listed by title to 2 pages.( as new Fine throughout with tidy ink name to initial page.tight binding] crisp,clean covers with small spot/dot loss top rear corner.ISBN 0198312458 Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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A BROTH OF A BOY Eleven Irish Short Stories [ Humourous Ancedotes ]

By: HOGAN , Hugh Michael , ROSE , Richard ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, HODDER & Stoughton Ltd: 1961

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 122457

Condition: VG+


VG+ H/b in Good D/j.1st ed." All the charm , irresponsibility and resourcefulness of the Irish people is portrayed in the character of Conal Donelin .illustrated in line with fun illus.by Artist Richard Rose.[ bright apple cloth gilt titles , no inscsp. tight binding, paper started to fox cream/tan] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 15/- , brown tanned to rear, Author's photo to back cover, edge wear nicks front base, col.rub/loss all corners,top/tail spine. 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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CURIOSITIES from PARLIAMENT

By: HYLAND , Stanley

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, ALLAN WINGATE Publishers Ltd: 1955

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120768

Condition: VG


VG h/b in good Dust Jacket. Government History Miscellany- Anthology ; Curiosities from Parliment: politics , b/w illustrated ,Tthe old House of Commons , Anne Hicks - Hyde park , the Mendacity Box , Sir William Snow Harris , Emigration, Original Grote Ballot box etc.[ navy cloth gilt titles tight binding,No inscsp. foredge, 1st/last mild/ med.few pages fox tan] D/j not price clipped,12/6 , cover drawing by Richard Doyle of the Old House of Commons. small edgewear nicks & col.rub/loss. now in clear easily removable proprietary protective cover. Please see our actual image View more info

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THE FARMYARD COMPANION

By: ISAAC , Peter , Various: Cobbett, Blake, Whitman , Rossetti , Lawrence , Lee , Hughes

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, JILL NORMAN & HOBHOUSE Ltd: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 3220

Condition: VG


Larger format H/b+ Dust Jacket VG/VG.1st ed.160pp. Compiler P Isaac r worked as a freelance photographer/reporter 1956 for Sunday Times - also advertising/television & documentaries -resides in rural Suffolk with an assortment of farm animals. Profusely B/w illustrated to al pages.l Capturing the bygone days - recalling the rich and varied experiences. Text & verse.[bright apple green cloth+ gilt titles to book no inscsp.tight binding] Dust Jacket not price clipped, light edgewear & small nick top f/rdge. PLS See our image View more info

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THE POEMS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

By: JOHN IRVINE (SELECTED AND ARRANGED BY) , ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

Price: £12.00

Publisher: BELFAST, DERRICK MacCORD: 1946

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119887

Condition: Very Good


Red Rexine cloth boards with black titles to front panel, 125 x 90 mm approx. 56 pp. Collection of Stevenson's poems published by MacCord in a series of pocket editions of famous poets. Undated attributed as 1946 by Scottish National Library on Copac. A charming little book. The poems include :- Go, Little Book, Windy Nights, Where Go the Boats? The Hayloft, Summer Sun, Youth and Love etc. VG/VG (Book- a little colour rubbing to extremities of boards, Book block strained in binding (sewn as a single signature) no previous owner name or insc. Dust Jacket - Rubbed with a little loss at extremiti... View more info

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THE DOG OWNERS' TREASURY

By: JOHNS , C Rowland , Forty years a Dog keeper

Price: £2.00

Publisher: London, JORDAN & Sons Ltd: 1948

Seller ID: 119970

Condition: Poor


Small VG H/b.280pp.C R Johns, a Lifetime Dog Owner & Author [ Questions Answered about Dogs etc] An A - Z on breeds , habits , keeping , training , mating etc , illustrated b/w photographic plates. paper creamed. tight binding , clean throughout .clean & tidy copy.Bright clean covers, no fade. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE AMERICAN JOE MILLER A Collection of Yankee Wit and Humour

By: KEMPT, Robert , MILLER , Joe

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, ADAMS AND FRANCIS: 1865

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 6633

Condition: Good +


Small H/b.Embossed brown cloth boards with bevelled edges and gilt titles to spine. Original brown endpapers. 226pp + 4 contemporary adverts. Collection of over 700 anecdotes, sayings, proverbs and similes which illustrate the humour and wit of mid 19th century America. First published in Jan 1865 this is the second edition published in June and contains opinions of the press. Good+ (book- no previous owner name or insc. pages a little browned, 25mm professionally repaired tear to review page. One section a little proud but not loose and binding generally sound with no cracks to endpapers. Boa... View more info

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TO FERTILE VALES AND DEWY MEADS Limited Edition

By: LEWIS , F , Editor

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Leigh on Sea England / USA, F Lewis Publishers Ltd / Studio Publications: 1947

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5508

Condition: Fine


Slim Lge H/b Dust Jacket FINE/Poor+.1st ed.Lewis Specialised in producing quality books on Art and Illustrated Gift Books usually in limited edition.This vol. Limited Edition of 1250 copies on hand made paper with uncut foredge & marble end papers. Famous Art reproduction prints opposite verse by famous Poets . An Anthology of poems & prose with 12 tipped-in full colour plates.[ Scott , Wordswoth, Moore, Longfellow, Cowper, Shakespeare, Constable, David Cox, Peter De Wint, John Varley, W J Muller, Richard Wilson, Thomas Collier] compiled by F Lewis.[ red cloth boards bright gilt titles to fron... View more info

OUT OF A CLEAR SKY ESSAYS AND FANTASIES ABOUT BIRDS

By: LUCAS , E V

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LONDON, METHUEN: 1928

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 2189

Condition: VG


Hard Back-1st ed.,130 pp.+ one page "Child's Song"+ one page of Note, Light blue patterned paper covered boards with red cloth quarter binding and laid on paper title block to spine., neat ink inscsp to fep ,a very clean sound copy ,A charming frontispiece drawing by J.A.Shepherd with tissue guard., boards repectably clean with small indent to top edge[ from string binding? ][title block intact and clean] PLs see our image View more info