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Old Stan'S Diary. Autumn and Winter on the Farm
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Old Stan'S Diary. Autumn and Winter on the Farm

By Goodland, Norman

London: Country Book Club. Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket. 1964. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . Slight wear and tear to unclipped DJ with some grime and dicolouration to spine. Corners lightly bumped, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. DJ artwork by Carol Barker. ; 200 pages; A collection of esays on traditional English country life, some of which were originally broadcast on BBC regional radio in the late 1950s and early '60s. Includes several poems in Hampshire dialect using many Anglo-Saxon words no longer often used. With a Foreword by Ralph Wightman. .

$12.55

The Shepherd's Calendar
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The Shepherd's Calendar

By Clare, John

London: Oxford University Press. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1965. Second Printing. Hardcover. Lightly sunned spine to unclipped DJ. Minor foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Second impression, 1965. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. DJ artwork and in text wood engravings by David Gentleman. ; Wood engraving; 156 pages; For the first time Clare's epic poem of English country life published just as he wrote it, freed from Victorian pedantry and prudery. .

$13.51

A Shepherd's Life
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A Shepherd's Life

By Hudson, W. H.

London: Futura Publications. Very Good. 1983. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Minor shelf and edge wear, some heavy foxing to inside covers, endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names inside. Wrap around cover artwork uncredited. ; Heritage; 256 pages; In the 1920s W H Hudson was considered by many as Thomas Hardy's literary heir. A Shepherd's Life is a classic book about the English countryside telling the story of one man, the remarkable shepherd, Caleb Bawcombe, and recreating life in a small Wiltshire village at the end of the nineteenth century. .

$7.53

Mr Sparrow A Novel
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Mr Sparrow A Novel

By Montgomery, John

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1957. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, marker pen initials to inside front cover, gift message to front endpaper, some foxing to edges of reading block, inside rear cover and endpaper. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside.; 192 pages .

$9.11

Modern Poultry Husbandry
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Modern Poultry Husbandry

By Robinson, Leonard

London: Crosby Lockwood & Son Ltd. Fair with no dust jacket. 1957. Fourth Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, open corner tear to p645/6 with text from same attached to p 644. ; Revised fourth edition, 1957. Green cloth boards with silver gilt lettering to spine. Reading copy only. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; Agricultural and Horticultural Series; B&W Illustrations and photographs; 756 pages; Comprehensive guide to poultry husbandry covering all aspects of the discipline. .

$18.83

A Basic Poultry Guide With Five Chapters for the Domestic Poutry Keeper
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A Basic Poultry Guide With Five Chapters for the Domestic Poutry Keeper

By Edwin, Roy E

London: Museum Press Ltd.. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1950. First British Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, extensive notes to front endpapers. ; Red cloth boards with faded gilt lettering to spine. Undated but assumed post Second World War c1950. ; B&W Illustrations and photographs; 176 pages; Originally published in America in 1944 as A Basic Chicken Guide for the Small Flock Owner. Edited for publication in the UK by M Douglas Gordon. Really useful for anyone thinking of producing eggs and meat for the home or as a small business. Introduction by E. B. White, author of Charlotte's Web, who was himself a poultry keeper. .

$9.74

Cobbett's England A Selection from the Writings of William Cobbett
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Cobbett's England A Selection from the Writings of William Cobbett

By Cobbett, William ; Derry, John

London: Parkgate Books. Very Good. 1997. Reprint; First Printing. Paperback. Light edge and shelf wear, some grime to edges of reading block. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. Eight plates at rear of Gillray's The Life of William Cobbett, plus several maps. ; B&W Illustrations; 288 pages; A selection from the writings of William Cobbett covering the broad range of interests that he concerned himself with. Edited and with an introduction by John Derry .

$9.74

The Backyard Dairy Book
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The Backyard Dairy Book

By Street, Len; Singer, Andrew

Dorchester, Dorset: Prism Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. Revised Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Slight grime to unclipped DJ. ; Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; B&W Illustrations; 88 pages; How to be independent of the system for your milk, cream, butter, cheese and all dairy needs. Revised and updated with additional material. .

$11.93

Backyard Beekeeping
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Backyard Beekeeping

By Scott, William

Dorchester, Dorset: Prism Press. Very Good. 1977. First Edition; First Printing. Paperback. Light reading and cover creases. ; Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside. ; B&W Illustrations; 128 pages; Excellent guide to the keeping of bees explained in the clearest possible way including a section on making your own equipment. .

$11.93

The Book Of The Countryside
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The Book Of The Countryside

By Duncan, F. Martin; Duncan, Lucy T

London: Collins. Very Good in Fair dust jacket. 1963. Hardcover. Some wear and tear to price clipped DJ with loss to spine extremities, corners ligtly bumped, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block; Later edition, 1963. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Pageant of Knowledge Series; B&W Photographs plus illustrations; 320 pages; Classic book on the British countryside by one of the pioneers of natural history film making, initially for the silent screen. Originally published in 1928 and split into four sections for each of the seasons. Copiusly illustrated throughout with b&w photographs, line illustrations and several full page colour plates. .

$13.51

Around Home
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Around Home

By McArthur, Peter.

Toronto: The Musson Book Company Ltd.. Fair with no dust jacket. 1926. Second Edition. Hardcover. Missing DJ if issued, corners lightly bumped and rubbed, missing half title, some foxing to endpapers and edges of reading block. ; Second edition, January 1926. Green cloth boards with black lettering to spine, red letterng and cabin motif in black to front, endpapers depicting the four seasons by C W Jefferys. Nice tight copy, no names inside. ; B&W Illustrations; 256 pages; Collection of essays split into four sections for each of the seasons about rural life in western Ontario. Originally published shortly after the author's death. .

$9.11

The Romantic Story Of The Country-side With 33 Illustrations
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The Romantic Story Of The Country-side With 33 Illustrations

By Batten, H Mortimer

London: Hutchinson & Company. Good+ in Fair dust jacket. 1937. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Some shelf wear and tear to price clipped DJ with some chipping and slight loss to spine extremities, corners lightly bumped, old dealer stamp and ink numerals to front endpaper, some foxing. ; First cheap edition. Brown cloth boards with black lettering to front cover and spine with rampant hare motif to front. DJ artwork uncredited. Good reading copy. Very heavy book and priced accordingly. ; The Romantic Series; B&W Photographs; 232 pages; A natural history book by the noted BBC broadcaster who was the radio David Attenborough of his day. .

$18.83

The Countryside And How To Enjoy It
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The Countryside And How To Enjoy It

By Various

London: Odhams Press. Very Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1948. Reprint; First Printing. Hardcover. Somer shelf wear and tear to price clipped DJ with slight loss to spine extremities, fly shadows and minor foxing to endpapers, ink name and date, Jan 1950, to front endpaper. ; Red rexine boards with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed cottage motif to front. Wrap around DJ artwork by Roland Hilder. Heavy book and priced accordingly. ; B&W Photographs; 320 pages; A collection of thirteen articles making a comprehensive illustrated guide for all country lovers, dealing with the features of historic interest and various phases of nature and landscape. .

$18.83

All Is Not Butter
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All Is Not Butter

By Banning, Robert

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good- with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, corners lighty bumped, slight . slant to spine, ink name to inside front cover. ; Light grey cloth boards . with gilt lettering to spine.. 1957. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; 224 pages; Journalist Robert Banning inherits a dairy farm in Wisconsin, gives up his job, and moves his wife and two young sons to start a new life in the country. But all is not plain sailing, first there is the distrust of the clannish German-descended inhabitants of the area to any newcomers. Then there are the actual practicalities of looking after livestock for the first time... .

$8.48

An Hour-glass On The Run
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An Hour-glass On The Run

By Jobson, Allan

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, corners . lightly bumped, slight foxing. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1960. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 184 pages; Details of life In 19th Century Suffolk. .

$8.48

Bid Time Return An Autobiography
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Bid Time Return An Autobiography

By Pakington, Humphrey

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine, spine . corners lightly bumped. ; Light green cloth boards with gilt lettering to . spine. Nice tight copy, no names or marks inside.. 1959. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; 220 pages; Autobiography of the noted novelist of the interwar period, covering his experiences in the Royal Navy during The Great War and his subsequent work as an architect and writer. As one reviewer noted at the time of publication: “Happy lives seldom account for masterpieces, but when they are well spent, gracious, and successful, they can be good reading. ” .

$10.68

Thirty Acres And A Cow
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Thirty Acres And A Cow

By Ensor, David

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, lightly sunned spine and board . edges, corners lightly bumped, sfly shadows ad some foxing to endpapers, . ink name to inside front cover. ; Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering . to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Photographs; 192 pages; Before the Second World War, David Ensor was in the legal profession working in the Law Courts, and when war broke out he joined the Army's Judge Advocate General's Department. After a long period of ill health whilst serving in India he returned home and got married but continuing ill health meant he was advised to spend more time out-of-doors. So giving up the legal profession he and his wife escaped to the countryside to learn how to become farmers. .

$8.48

Baynton House
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Baynton House

By Pearson, R H

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, spine corners lightly bumped, . nk name to inside front cover. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 240 pages; The story of how the Pearson family grew up with an eccentric father in a 17th century country house in Wiltshire in the interwar years. A world of servants, house parties, and unusual contraptions. Following World War II it was a different world and their focus turns to attempts to save the house from the threat of the auctioneer's hammer. .

$11.29

Trumpets Over Merriford
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Trumpets Over Merriford

By Arkell, Reginald

London: The Country Book Club. Very Good with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, spine corners lighty bumped, . ink name to inside front cover. ; Light grey cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 176 pages; Merriford, a sleepy little English village in the upper reaches of the Thames Valley. For four hundred years very little has changed, but the Cold War is getting hot and now the American Air Force is about to arrive! .

$10.68

Baynton House
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Baynton House

By Pearson, R H

London: The Country Book Club. Good+ with no dust jacket; Missing DJ, corners lightly bumped, some . discolouration to spine, some foxing. ; Light blue cloth boards with gilt . lettering to spine. Nice tight copy, no names inside.. 1956. Reprint. Hardcover. Book Club Edition . First Printing; B&W Illustrations; 240 pages; The story of how the Pearson family grew up with an eccentric father in a 17th century country house in Wiltshire in the interwar years. A world of servants, house parties, and unusual contraptions. Following World War II it was a different world and their focus turns to attempts to save the house from the threat of the auctioneer's hammer. .

$8.48

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