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A SHEPHERD'S WATCH Through the Seasons with One Man and His Dogs

By: KENNARD , David , A Shepherd of Lifetime Experience

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing / Hodder Headline: 2004

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124393

ISBN: 0755312341

Condition: As New


FINE H/b in FINE D/j.1st print 10987654321.Part Diary of one man and his remarkable dogs, part Herriot-like homage t the countryside & its characters; Shepherd's Watch is a rare thing: a portrait of a real life that is at once authentic & evocative, warm & compelling.Borough Farm on the rugged North Devon coast with a flock of 850 sheep - giving many challenges [ winds, rain, storms , cliffs , Profit & Loss - no money for good sheep...Colour illus.184pp.250x195mm.[ no inscsp., not price clipped, £17.99 ] Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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ENGLISH FOLK DANCING TODAY and YESTERDAY

By: KENNEDY , Douglas , OBE, former Director of English Folk Dance and Song Society

Price: £5.95

Publisher: London, BELL & Sons Ltd: 1964

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 5320

Condition: VG+


Brief history , preservation , practice , social , instruments , The Morris dance etc.illustrated 18 b/w plates , 141pp.[ No inscsp.tight binding , clean pages] Dust Jacket not price clipped , 15s , edgewear colour rub/fade , nicks/small loss.97% , still able to protect contents, fox tan spotting to rear.Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE CROWSTARVER

By: KING - SMITH , Dick , Award Winning Author & Former Farmer

Price: £4.00

Publisher: London, DOUBLEDAY: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 6086

ISBN: 0385410085

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in Near Fine D/j.1st ed. Dick King-Smith - former Soldier , Farmer , Teacher, now full-time Author. A well loved prolific children's writer with a strong sense of the country - & good humour. illus in line. A magic Animal / farm tale for boys and girls. [green cloth gilt titles book as New .no incssp] Dust Jacket price-clipped. 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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FRIENDS and NEIGHBOURS [ A Country Child of Between the Wars ]

By: KINGSCOTE-DAVIES , Tom , Fellow Royal Society Chemistry

Price: £6.00

Publisher: LEWES , Sussex, The Book Guild Ltd: 2006

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 120974

ISBN: 1857769392

Condition: Fine


h/b+D/j.both FINE.184pp , illustrated 25 b/w phot-plates. The autobiography of Tom Kingscote-Davies who grew up on a Farm in Monmouthshire.- mucking out stables from the cart-horses before walking to school - life evolving around the seasons; harvest, annual pig killing etc.Pleasures were simple.- University - Welsh Choir - chartered Chemist - coal Board etc. [ green cloth gilt titles, No inscsp] Dust Jacket not price clipped.book as new. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

MODERN TROUT FLIES With Appendicies on Grayling Flies and on All-fur and Hair Flies,

By: LAWRIE,W.H.

Price: £22.50

Publisher: LONDON, MACDONALD: 1972

Edition: 1st Ediiton

Seller ID: 9462

ISBN: 0356035662

Condition: Fine


H/b , Dust Jacket , 1FINE/VG+ , 1st edition , colour illustrated , Black boards with gilt titles to spine, 147pp 8 plates of flies- 7 in colour dressed by various persons including Peter Deane, Hardy Bros, D.J.Collyer, the author and editior. Written by the then recognised leading authority on Trout and Grayling flies and published in the Richard Walker Angling Library series. Fine/ VG+ (Book- no previous owner name or inscription, D/j- non price clipped. Tiny 2mm approx. nick to top rear panel. Remarkably clean and fresh in clear proprietary protective cover). A lovely copy which would make a... View more info

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HERON LAKE A NORFOLK TALE

By: LESLIE PAUL

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, THE BATCHWORTH PRESS: 1948

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121805

Condition: Good


Green cloth board with gilt titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 216 pp. 4 wood engravings by Guy Worsdell. Tender and memorable year on a great Norfolk estate in Fenland compiled from a diary maintained by this Irish born author whilst stationed in the army during WWII. Bird Migration, Swan Battles, wild young children pike snatching, lakes, village pubs, girls of the village dances, country characters and harvest time. Good/ poor Book- shelf rubbing to head and tail and bottom edge of boards which also have a few damp patch marks. No previous owner name or ins. Marginal tear to fore edge p3... View more info

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SCENE IN SUSSEX A Fresh Look at the Countryside

By: LEWIS , Ralph

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, The Research Publishing Co: 1973

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 118429

ISBN: 070500015x

Condition: VG


SIGNED Copy.Larger format H/b+jacket VG/VG.1973 2nd.imp.Ralph Lewis - from Early times / Saxon / Roman / Saints & Sinners / Windmills / gardens / characters / follies etc , illustrated 17 b/w plates.[book few minor spotted markings to eggshell cloth gilt titles, tight binding, no inscsp, clean throughout] Dust Jacketprice clipped, some fading , 20mm closed line-tear to top frontwith assoc.crease+ 4x4mm small top loss - in a clear protective cover. PLS see our image View more info

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THE FOLKLORE CALENDAR

By: LONG , George ,

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, PHILIP ALLAN: 1930

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 124378

Condition: Very Good


VG H/b in Original Cloth Binding.1st ed.1930.Annual Traditional Festivities from Up-Heey-Aa - to Festive Mummers, & all in-between.[ Wassailing, Tichborne Dole , Hocktide at Hungerford etc ]Well illustrated b/w photo-plates [ Longparish Mummers, Morris Dancers , MIdsummer-Stonehenge, Romany children & Gypsies at Fairs , Shoeing the Colt , Holy Wells etc ] tight binding, no inscsp, fox tan to end papers & foredge. 240pp+ 4pp publisher adverts.225x145mm. [ Oatmeal cloth covers respectfully clean & tidy with minor small marks. Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

INVESTIGATING THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Sources for Local Historians

By: LORD , Evelyn , PhD History

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Stroud, TEMPUS: 1999

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 10450

ISBN: 0752414267

Condition: Fine


FINE H/b in FINE D/j [ price clipped].1st edi. illustrated Colour & b/w plates. E Lord PhD History - University Lecturer - Course Director for Master of Studies in English Local History & Academic Development Officer for local history.Preface, Intro;.9 chpts - photographs , Maps , Documents [ how many people - births ,deaths / Health / Housing / Education / Law / Entertainment / transport / 2 World Wars / the countryside... ] Comprehensive Guide.[ black cloth gilt titles, book as new, No inscsp] Please see our actual image of the book offered for sale. View more info

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WHAT COUNTRY WOMEN USE

By: LOUISE HOWARD & BERYL HEARNDEN (EDITORS)

Price: £25.00

Publisher: LONDON, GEORGE ALLEN & UNWIN Ltd: 1939

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121155

Condition: Very Good


Black Cloth Boards with red titles to spine and front board. 220 x 145 mm approx. 104 pp. 18 illustrations as called for. Vol VI of a series of books published for "The Associated Country Women of the World" of Baker Street London W1 with list of Constituent and Corresponding Societies to rear. Subject matter is the employment of natural products and craftsmanship and "thinking outside the box" to produce articles for use in the home when access to mass produced items is not within reach or the pocket of the consumer. ie Flax, Cotton Hemp, Hides ,skins, Animal products, Vegetab... View more info

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EAGLES

By: LOVE , John A , Eagle Specialist , Zoology University Graduate etc

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Whittet Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121086

ISBN: 0905483790

Condition: Very Good


Laminated H/b VG.1st ed. [ Internal Fine / external fine apart from fade to spine area.No inscsp. JA Love , Graduate of Zoology from Aberdeen University - since 1975 he has worked with Sea Eagles for Nature Conservancy - for 10 years on the Isle of rum, Scotland , studied Golden Eagles - a wildlife author & Eagle specialist.Comprehensive Book. classification / legal / eyrie / identification / pellets / meals / death causes / seasons / radio-tagged / Folklore & myth / organisations / restocking / further reading etc .] b/w illus book& illus.end papers. Please see our images of the actual book o... 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

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MOTHER NATURE'S GARDEN How Plants Live , Stories about Special Plants , The Mother Nature series no 4

By: LUCAS , Jane

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, FREDERICK WARNE & Co.Ltd: 1931

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119646

Condition: VG


Small limp-cloth VG P/b in Poor D/j.1931.1st ed.Mother Nature Series, no 4.Jane Lucas. 64pp.larger font text print.illustrated 4 colour & 4 b/w plates plus in line. Younger child reader.[olive cloth with black decs & titles to front & spine ,VG, no inscsp, tight binding ] Dust Jacket not price clipped, 1/-. handling soil / light stains to rear, small crease front corner . edgewear col.rub/fade/loss, 2 nicks top rear,main loss top front corner. now in clear easily Removable proprietary protective cover . Please see our images of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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CRICKET Old and New , A Straight Talk to Young Players

By: MACLAREN , A C , Cricketer

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, LONGMANS , GREEN and Co.: 1924

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 119920

Condition: Good


1st ed.1924.211pp .An authority - Cricketer AC Maclaren - first palyed for Harrow - then County & International matches.20 chpts " if all were well with English cricket there would be no necessity for this book" [ not much changes over time] old methods / batting as it should be / bowling / fielding / captaincy / umpiring / coaching etc. illustrated 29 b/w photographic plates. [ green boards, black titles, hardly visible erased name to fep [ 1st blank page] tight binding, sporadic fox spotting throughout book heavier towards the end, browned foredge. clean covers with minor spot col ru... View more info

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THE MISTRESS OF STANTONS FARM

By: MARCUS WOODWARD

Price: £15.00

Publisher: LONDON, HEATH CRANTON: 1938

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123883

Condition: Fair


Brick Red Cloth Boards with dark brown titles to spine, 220 x 145 mm approx. 204 pp. Frontis + 10 ten other illustrations on 7 plates all as called for. With an introduction by Arthur Beckett founder and editor of The Sussex County Magazine; this is a memoir of Susannah Hooker Stacey better known as "Granma", a remarkable woman; cook, counsellor, friend of the poor and sick; a healer through her herbal potions; a curious mix of well-bred Victorian lady and White Witch. She ran away from home to marry William Stacey of Stantons Farm East Chiltington. East Sussex and is buried at St Mart... View more info

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SNOW BEARS

By: MARTIN WADDELL , FOX-DAVIES , Sarah ,

Price: £1.00

Publisher: London, Walker Books Ltd: 2003

Seller ID: 122332

ISBN: 074459488x

Condition: Very Good


VG P/b [ Internal Story pages Fine ] Large Square Slim.vol.This Book Belongs To left Blank. Title pages a little creased, elese no notable faults, no inscsp. no annotation, no crayon.A festive winter animal tale for the younger child with large, charming illustration.Larger slim Vol. Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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FARMER DUCK

By: MARTIN WADDELL , HELEN OXENBURY ,

Price: £5.00

Publisher: LONDON, Walker Books Ltd: 1991

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 121414

ISBN: 0744519284

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated boards matching the dust jacket. 255 x 240 mm approx. Illustrated end papers. Unpaginated (32 pp) First Edition 1st printing of this funny, uplifting and thoroughly entertaining fable for the younger child . Illustrated with a blend of humour and pathos unique to Helen Oxenbury. VG/VG (Book- light wear to bottom edges of boards and mild bumps to corners. No previous owner name or iinsc. Dust Jacket - Minor rubbing to extremities, no nicks or tears and non price clipped. 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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A WEXFORD CHILDHOOD 1915-1930

By: MARY FINN

Price: £8.00

Publisher: BALLSBRIDGE DUBLIN, LISSADELL: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123966

ISBN: 1897922043

Condition: Near Fine


Laminated Card Covers, 215 x 155 mm approx.( x) + 84 pp. Personal reminiscences from an octogenarian of an idyllic childhood spent in rural Ireland during the inter war years. A moving and highly evocative account, the Original Manuscript of which has been added to the Archive of the Department of Irish Folklore, University of Dublin. Near Covers- negligible shelf rubbing. Book block clean with no previous owner name or insc. Binding sound). Please see our image of the actual book offered for sale. View more info

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THE GREAT SKIPTON SHOW

By: MASON , Roger , [ Skipton Born ]

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, PETER DAVIES Ltd: 1979

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 123381

ISBN: 0432092110

Condition: Near Fine


H/b+ D/j Both Near FINE. The great Skipton Agricultural show of yesteryear, farming & country events of a bygone era - yesteryear country fairs.Skipton born R Mason - Queen's College , Oxford - later very interested in architecture & local history - town planner & teacher. [The Dales / Eller Beck / Gran Bargh / the Red Lord / Port & Ale / Butter / Pipe-drawing etc ] illus. 8 b/w photo-plates & earlier plan-map, No inscsp. paper white fine throughout , book as new but a slight spine lean [ Dust Jacket price clipped, tiny top spine wrinkle] Please see our images of the actual book offered for sa... View more info

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THE TINKLER-GYPSIES

By: McCORMICK, ANDREW

Price: £125.00

Publisher: DUMFRIES, J MAXWELL: 1907

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 118303

Condition: Good


Red bevel edged cloth boards with yellow and black illustration to front board, gilt titles to spine, 185x130mm approx. xxiv + 538pp +xxx + 1 page advert for the Gypsy Lore Society.B/W line drawing to title page, many photographic illustrations and fold out map.Introduction by John Sampson. First published in Dec 1906 to much acclaimas "The Tinkler-Gypsies of Galloway this is the 2nd Impression of Dec 1907 which was revised and amended throughout with additional photographic illustrations and two new chapters included being "A Scotch Gypsy Village" and "Tinklers' Bairns." T... View more info