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I Walked by Night, being the Life and History of the King of the Norfolk Poachers

By: "Himself", ; Haggard, Lilas Rider

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Nicholson & Watson: 1951

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4560


Hardback, 232mm x 168mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 3rd impression, , xvii prelims, 188pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Edward Seago. Fair/NoWrapper. Owners inscription. Tight and solid. Block a little darkened, spine and boards have bumping and scuffing with some surface loss around edges. 3rd impression of "Cheap Edition" of popular poacher's tales. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Poacher, Norfolk, Haggard View more info

A Romany on the Trail

By: Evens, G. Bramwell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5289


Hardback, 192mm x127mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 5th impression, , 172pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Spine has some spotty fading, indentation to top of front board. Right and solid, pages notably clean. "Romany of the BBc" journeys into the British countryside to discover its wildlife. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Romany, Evans, wildlife, BBC View more info

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Milk my Ewes and Weep

By: Fussey, Joyce

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London & New York, Paul Elek: 1976

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2396


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 131pp. Good +++/Good +++. Owners inscription. Boards slightly bumped. Newspaper story concerning author stuck with tape to rear flyleaf. Two ephemeral photographs including one of author with book owner (?) Dustwrapper is stuck to inner boards with discoloured tape. Price clipped from inner flap. Evidence of handling and spine slightly faded. The remarkable story of how a woman and her husba... View more info

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Caught from Time - A Country Diary of the 1920s

By: Garnett, Anne

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Padstow, Tabb House: 1986

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4556


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 99pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but has no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper has a little shelfwear along top. A remarkable little book, being the diary of a young London woman who was sent to Somerset to recuperate after illness in 1925. This is her record of a year in the West Country. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywo... View more info

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A Day in the Country

By: Gooders, John

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Andre Deutsch: 1979

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4545


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 255pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by David Thelwell. Good +++/Very Good. Owners inscription. Block edges dusty with a little faint yellowing. Pages clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has very slight shelfwear to top. Front flap clipped. Handy-sized guide to places to see and things to do in rural Britain. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Britain, country, tour... View more info

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A Kind of Magic

By: Harris, Mollie

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1969

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2391


Hardback, 8vo orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 223pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Ward. Good +++/Good +. Spine creased and bumped, with fading at extremeties. Some slight foxing and staining to block edges. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear, with some fading discolouring of age, and creasing to base of back cover. The delightful recollections of growing up in a humble family home in rural Oxfordsh... View more info

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Another Kind of Magic

By: Harris, Mollie

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2392


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 210pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by John Ward, John Good +/Good +++. Base of spine slightly bumped and faded. Block edges slightly dusted. Pages 147-150 detached but present with scorch mark to base. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some shelfwear with bumping to spine and 2mm loss at base. Inner flap creased at corner. General slight fading and discolouring. A second volume of reflections ... View more info

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Journey Home

By: Hillaby, John

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1067


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 319pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Pink top block edge a little faded and dusty but no other obvious imperfections. Tight and clean. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with little or no wear. An evocative record of a walk across Britain by the author and his wife. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Britain, walk, ramble, landscape View more info

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Journey Through Europe

By: Hillaby, John

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1972

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1068


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 272pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Block edges just a little dusty and grubby from handling, some dusting also to boards, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper (now protected) is bright and clean save for a handful of spots to spine. Follow-up volume to Hillaby's 1968 "Journey Through Britain" in which the author undertakes an even more ambitious walk, and records his experie... View more info

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The Living Village - A report on rural life in England and Wales, based on actual village scrapbooks

By: Jennings, Paul

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1968

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4581


Hardback, 8vo blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 252pp. Good/Good +++. Book is tight and solid and unmarked, but block edges have general foxing. Dustwrapper has some shelfwear along top. Summation of a Womens' Institute project to ascertain the actual views of rural English and Welsh folk in the 1960s. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: England, country View more info

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The animals came in one by one

By: Lloyd-Jones, Buster

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, World Books: 1967

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 2398


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 205pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +/Good +++. Owners inscription. Ends of spine bumped and faded. Base of boards bumped. Block edges stained and foxed. Dustwrapper has faded spine, and shelfwear and fading to tops of flaps, with some slight discolouring of age. The recollections of a veterinary practicioner who provided professional expertise to the likes of Winston Churchill and who also found time to... View more info

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Granny's Village

By: Mason, Roger

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Readers Union: 1978

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5294


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 179pp. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Good +++. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. Book club edition. Dustwrapper has been handled and scuffed in places. Little or no shelfwear. Intimate account of the ways of a traditional village community - Thornton in Yorkshire. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Thornton, village, lore, Yorkshire View more info

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The Wicked Village

By: McCormick, Donald

Price: £9.50

Publisher: London, Jarrolds: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2389


Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 175pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good. Some foxing to block edges. Differential fading to front endpaper. Extremities of spine slightly bumped. Dustwrapper is slightly faded and discoloured with age, with fraying and discolouring along top of covers and flaps. A curious volume in which a town-dweller draws on his experiences of the English countryside to crerate an imaginative account of ... View more info

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Mountains and Moorlands

By: Pearsall, W.H.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1960

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2715


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xv prelims, 312pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/NoWrapper. Corners bumped, block not wholly tight, some slight foxing to block edges. All photographic plates intact, including 32 in colour. A comprehensive illustrated guide to the wilder landscapes of Great Britain, of value to the naturalist and the general reader. ... View more info

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Along the Green Roads of Britain

By: Peel, J.H.B.

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1977

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 4554


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 214pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Private library sticker on reverse of title page. Block edges are a little dusty. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping / surface loss to ends of spine, and is perhaps a litte darkened, but is so clean and so smartly protected that it is still very good. An account of walks along nine of the classic green roads of Britain, all of them r... View more info

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More Country Talk

By: Peel, J.H.B.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1973

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4555


Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , 223pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by B.S. Biro. Very Good/Very Good. Private library sticker on reverse of title page. One small and faint mark to right block edge. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with no shelfwear. Front flap has been clipped rather extensively. Another collection of Peel's writings - indeed, essays on country life, taken from the pages of the Daily Tele... View more info

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Henslow of Hitcham

By: Russell-Gebbett, Jean

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Lavenham, Suffolk, Terence Dalton: 1977

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 1066


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 139+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Top corners of boards bumped, some dusting to top block edge, book otherwise clean and tight. Dustwrapper has some wear to top of spine and along top edge, front flap clipped. Story of a Victorian botanist who was also a tutor to royal children and one of the founders of Ipswich Museum. Catalogue: Cou... View more info

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The Memoirs of Josiah Sage - Concerning Joseph Arch and the pioneering days of trade unionism among the agricultural workers

By: Sage, Josiah

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Lawrence & Wishart: 1951

Seller ID: 6577


Hardback, 188mm x 125mm decorated boards, 63pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Paxton Chadwick. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and chipped at edges, with small tear to surface of spine also. Binding good, pages clean. Recollections of a famous pioneer trade unionist in rural England. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Union, agriculture, Arch, Warwickshire View more info

Bledgrave Hall

By: Stanford, J.K. ; Hughes, A. M.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1950

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 4577


Hardback, 220mm x 153mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 75pp. Black and white illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Small ink inscription on prefatory page. Spine and boards have a little scuffing with two or three small marks. Base of block is irregular, but not ragged, and seemingly as produced. A story which first appeared in 1948 in Blackwood's Magazine, dedicated to and surely intended for bird-lovers. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: England, birds, ... View more info

The Gentleman of the Party

By: Street, A.G.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1947

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5302


Hardback, 192mm x 126mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 10th impression, , 256pp. Good/NoWrapper. Spine and boards bumped and scuffed. Faint foxing to right block edge. Feels like an austerity production. Classic rural tale. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Street, Wiltshire, farming View more info

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The Changing Village

By: Thomas, F.G.

Price: £8.50

Publisher: London, Thomas Nelson: 1944

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 2386


Hardback, 8vo red cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , x prelims, 188pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Less than good. Extremities of spine faded. Block is made with low-quality flecked wartime paper, and block edges show signs of wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn and discoloured with small loss to corners and top of front, and substantial loss to base of front. Originally published in 1938, this is an intriguing... View more info

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How Long is Forever?

By: Watts, Ethelwyn ; Julian, Edmund

Price: £9.00

Publisher: Trewolsta, Cornwall, Dyllanslow Truran-Cornish Productions:

Seller ID: 5283


Hardback, 214mm x 145mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, , 48pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is not new but no obvious imperfections. No date or editon given but possibly c.1980? Dustwrapper has been handled - perhaps a little faint grubbiness to rear. Short memoir of traditional working life in Cornwall. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Cornwall, maid, family View more info

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The Shaping of the Countryside

By: Whitlock, Ralph

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Readers Union: 1980

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 5277


Hardback, 8vo light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 208pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Very Good. Spine slightly bumped, block edges a little dusty. Text and plates bright and clean. Dustwrapper clean without shelfwear. Book club edition of a study of the British countryside through history founded on the premise that the only constant of that history is change. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Britain, country, agriculture, geology View more info

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In Nature's Workshop - with the Creepy-Crawlies

By: Wymer, Norman

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, George G. Harrap: 1948

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 5273


Hardback, 8vo turquoise cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 176pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Richard Ogle. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Austerity production. Spine and boards bumped and faded, differential fading to endpapers, block edges grubby. Delightful illustrated introduction to the industrious lives of some familiar little creatures. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Insects, spider, wasp, nest View more info