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HIGHLAND SKETCHBOOK A YEAR IN GLEN ESK
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HIGHLAND SKETCHBOOK A YEAR IN GLEN ESK

By Robertson, Derek

London: Collins, 1992. 164 pages, colour illustrations by the author throughout. Dust jacket protected in clear non-removable film, not price clipped. Hardback binding fine. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Very Good. Illus. by Derek Robertson. 4to.

$13.36

MERESIDE CHRONICLE with a Short Interlude of Lochs and Lochans
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MERESIDE CHRONICLE with a Short Interlude of Lochs and Lochans

By Tunnicliffe, C. F.

London: Country Life, 1948. 200 pages, numerous Tunnicliffe b/w illustrations. Original hardback binding, near fine with a little fading and light wear to the spine. Contents clean and tight, no foxing, no inscriptions or marks. A beautifully illustrated near fine copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Illus. by Tunnicliffe, C. F.. 4to.

$42.76

OUR VILLAGE [ILLUSTRATED
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OUR VILLAGE [ILLUSTRATED

By Mitford, Mary Russell

London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington, 1883. 169 pages; b/w frontispiece and b/w illustrations throughout. Original hardback ornate binding, very good with some general wear and dust soiling. Contents clean and tight, just a little reading wear , no inscriptions. A good copy.. Illustrated Edition. Hardcover. Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$26.73

ENGLISH COUNTRY LIFE
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ENGLISH COUNTRY LIFE

By Thomson, Prudence Yalden

London: William Collins, 1942. 11 colour plates tipped in and seventeen illustrations to the textpages. Original hardback binding, very good with a little general wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo.

$10.69

THE COMMON STREAM
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THE COMMON STREAM

By Parker, Rowland

London: Collins, 1975. 283 pages; b/w illustrations. Original dust jacket very good, with slight general wear and a little rubbing to edges, not price-clipped, now attractively presented in a loose-fitting clear archival sleeve. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, newspaper obituary of Rowland Parker tipped onto the rear end paper, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy. The history of Foxton and English country life over hundreds of years; a fascinating and readable account.. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$13.36

NEWTON DOGVANE A Story of English Country Life
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NEWTON DOGVANE A Story of English Country Life

By Francis, Francis

London: Spencer Blackett, 1890. No date circa 1890? pp.vi, 368; original black-coated end papers. Three hand-coloured plates by John Leech. Publisher's red cloth binding blocked in red and black, boards very good and bright, spine a little faded with light wear and rubbing to the head and tail. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, no foxing. A very good bright copy.. Hardcover. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

$37.42

PHILANDERING ANGLER
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PHILANDERING ANGLER

By Applin, Arthur

London: Hurst and Blackett, 1942. 176 pages. Original dust jacket, fair, price clipped, a little general wear, chipped at head of spine, tail of spine slightly torn, spine slightly faded, in clear removable archival sleeve. Original cloth binding with gilt lettering, good with some general wear and rubbing to extremities, cloth a little marked. Contents clean and tight, previous owner's signature to front free endpaper, slight spotting. A good tight copy.. First Edition. Hardback. Fair/Fair. Illus. by Watkins-pitchford, Denys. 8vo.

$24.05

HODGE AND HIS MASTER Volumes 1 & 2
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HODGE AND HIS MASTER Volumes 1 & 2

By Jefferies, Richard

London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1966. 168 + 146 pages.Original dust jacket, very good, original cloth binding. Covers very good with a little general wear. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Paperback. Fine/Very Good. 8vo.

$16.04

COUNTRY LIFE IN ENGLAND (Signed)
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COUNTRY LIFE IN ENGLAND (Signed)

By Martin, E. W.

London: MacDonald, 1966. The author's wife copy with a touching autographed inscription from the author to her on the front free end paper signed Ernest and dated May 8 1965. Original black cloth binding with light general wear onlym slightly rubbed to edges. Contents good and tight, pages edges slightly marked. A very good association copy. An anthology of early agricultural authors through to 1950s. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/No dust jacket. 8vo.

$16.04

THE LEAPING HARE + 4 LONG ORIGINAL LETTERS FROM GEORGE EWART EVANS
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THE LEAPING HARE + 4 LONG ORIGINAL LETTERS FROM GEORGE EWART EVANS

By Evans, George Ewart; Thomson, David

London: Faber & Faber, 1972. Four long original letters from George Ewart Evans to his colleague and friend Ernest Martin (E. W. Martin - countryman, writer, pacifist, socialist, who worked and lived in Devon). The letters are fascinating, often strident and opinionated. The first two are addressed to Mr Martin but by the latter two are to "Dear Ernest" - evidentally the relationship by that point was on much closer terms. The first letter, dated 17 January 1971, is autographed and signed, two sides of 'small A4' and principally concerns Martin potentially reviewing Evans's book "...I thank you most sincerely for the kind things you say about my work ...it's only rarely that I'm able to talk or communicate with someone who understands what I've been about....so you will see why I value your opinion and why I should have liked you to review the book in the Observer..." and is signed yours Ewart Evans. The second letter is two sides of foolscap typescript, autographed and signed "with warm greetings and good wishes Yours ever George E.E." It is dated 2 June 1971. This letter discusses his time with his family at Blaxhall in Suffolk and how this experience helped him appreciate the real problems of the countryside " I'me very glad you liked Where Beards Wag All. Your praise warms me, and I am very grateful for your estimate because I know your knowledge of the country is deep - which I have come to believe is very rare. Not that I claim to have it in a full sense: the little I have came to me from force of circumstances, when we were compelled after the war to settle with our young family, three girls and a boy, in a small Suffolk village (Blaxhall) where we shared the problems of the ordinary people who lived there... But both my wife and I were ignorant of the real country until we sweated it out in Blaxhall after the War." Other subjects are discussed including academics - "Yes I'm sure there is a lot of suspicion of writers like Priestly; especially among academics....I thank my lucky stars that I didn't get bogged down in the swamps of Academeia. There are of course exceptions but the miasma seems to penetrate most of the inmates." The third letter is typscript and signed 'Yours Ever George'; it is dated 17 January 1975. It is more personal and discusses the visiting of grand children but topics such as the state of the countryside and academics are also discused: ."It [farming] should have been nationalized in the 'twenties, as C.S. Orwin recommended. About academics, too, a topic in your last letter: I have a few good friends in universities but I believe with you that the majority are little more than arrogant mediocrities who are on the make. A couple of years as free-lance writers or even lecturers would deflate them considerably." The fourth letter is autographed, two sides of "small A4" and signed yours ever George; it primarily concerned travel arrangments for a forthcoming visit and lecture, times and also thanks Martin for his book review of "The Days That We Have Seen". "I'll take your tip about including interviewing in my talk. What about a 'fancy' title for this : The Surface of Past Time?" . It is dated 12 April 1976. The letters are a little worn and marked but without tears; they are inserted into a very good first edition copy with jacket (not price-clipped) of The Leaping Hare. An outstanding collection of four letters.. First Edition. Hardback. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo.

$300.67

THE FOOTPATH MANUAL Giving An Outline Of The Law Relating To Public Footpaths, Roads, Etc. For The Use Of District And Parish Councils, Etc.
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THE FOOTPATH MANUAL Giving An Outline Of The Law Relating To Public Footpaths, Roads, Etc. For The Use Of District And Parish Councils, Etc.

By ALLNUTT, Henry

London: The National Footpath Preservation Society, 1895. 36 pages, b/w ilustrations of seats, styles, steps. Original red cloth backed printed, thick card covers, with a little general wear and rubbing, small stain to the head of the front board, top corners a little bumped. Contents clean and tight, slight reading wear,single stamp to the rear free end paper, otherwise unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket. 8vo (12.5 X 18cm).

$50.78

SOMETHING FOR NOTHING
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SOMETHING FOR NOTHING

By Uttley, Alison

London: Faber and Faber, 1960. A very good proof copy with printed brown paper wrappers. Covers very good with slight wear only, initials to the top right corners of the front cover. Contents clean and tight, unmarked, no inscriptions. A very good copy.. Paperback. Very Good. Illus. by Tunnicliffe, C. F.. 8vo.

$26.73

SEAMEW AND CO.

By Hayes, Courteney

London: Herbert Jenkins No date circa 1920's. Original green cloth binding with black lettering, good with a little general wear and rubbing, slightly marked. Contents clean and tight, privated (modern) bookplate to the front end paper, a little reading wear. A good to very good copy.. Popular Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Dust Jacket.

$6.68

A Visual History of Modern Britain THE LAND

By Higgs, John; Simmons, Jack (Editor)

London: Readers Union Studio Vista, 1965. pp. xiv, 201, b/w illustrations throughout. Original dust jacket very good, with a little general wear and a little rubbing/wear to edges, not price-clipped. Hard-back binding, very good. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good clean copy. Many contemporary and early photographs and other illustrations.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to.

$6.68

FIFTY YEARS OF A SHOWMAN'S LIFE

By Plowman, Thomas F.

London: John Lane, 1919. pp. x, 333, b/w plates. Original red cloth binding with gilt lettering, very good with a slight general wear and rubbing only. Contents clean and tight. A very good tight copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo.

$26.73

QUIET EVENING
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QUIET EVENING

By Bensusan, S. L.

London: Blandford Press, 1950. pp. 300, b/w illustrations. Original beige cloth binding with green lettering to spine, very good with a little general wear and rubbing. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A very good tight copy. The authors records and anecdotes of a country year.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good. Illus. by Rickarby, Joan. 8vo (12 X 20cm).

$24.05

THE COUNTRYMAN 1988 - 98

By Not Given

Burford: The Countryman, 1988. A run covering a 12 year period from 1988-2000, but missing a few issues; a total of 58 issues made up as follows 1988 (vol 93) 1, 2, 3, 4, complete; 1989 (vol 94) 1, 3, 4; 1990 (vol 95), 1, 3, 4, 5; 1991 (vol 96) 1,3, 5, 6; 1992 (vol 97) 1, 2, 3, 4; 1993 (vol 98) 1, 2 , 3, 6; 1994 (vol 99) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, complete; 1995 (vol 100) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6; 1996 (vol 101) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 complete. 1997 (vol 102)1, 2, 5, 6; 1998 (vol 103) 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; 1999 (vol 104) 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8; 2000, (vol 105) 1, 2. During this period the frequency of publication changed, which is reflected in the differing anual numbers of issues printed. A very good, albeit broken run, all in original wraps and in very good condition.. A heavy set, a small postal surcharge may apply.. First Edition. Paperback. Very Good. 8vo (approx. 12 X 18cm).

$64.14

Game Pie : An Anthology of Shooting

By Tweedsmuir, John Buchan

London: Country Life, 1977. pp. 313, b/w plates and other illustrations. Original dust jacket near fine, price-clipped. Hard-back binding near fine . Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A near fine clean copy.. First Edition Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 12mo (12 x 18cm).

$9.35

PEGGY COLE'S COUNTRY COTTAGE COMPANION

By Cole, Peggy

Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1988. 200 pages. Colour and b/w photographic plates and other illustrations. Original dust jacket fine with minimal wear, not price-clipped. Hard-back binding, fine. Contents clean and tight, no inscriptions. A fine copy.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo.

$6.68

COMING DOWN THE SEINE

By Gibbings, Robert

London: Dent & Sons, 1953. Dust jacket now protected in archival sleeve with a few short tears and small chips - minimal loss, not price clipped, Gibbings' superb b/w engravings throughout, contents clean and tight, no inscriptions, a very good first edition copy.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. Illus. by Gibbings, Robert. 8vo.

$18.71

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