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Country Lore

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Peasants and Parsons, Barrett, Ray
Peasants and Parsons

Out With Romany By The Sea, Evens, G. Bramwell
Out With Romany By The Sea

A Romany in the Fields, Evens, G. Bramwell
A Romany in the Fields

The Changing Year, , Proteus
The Changing Year

To Be a Farmer's Boy, Nelson, G.K.
To Be a Farmer's Boy

The Boys and the Butterflies - A wartime rural childhood, Birdsall, James
The Boys and the Butterflies - A wartime rural childhood

A Romany and Raq, Evans, G. Bramwell
A Romany and Raq

A Country Lad Looks Back, Wolfenden, Peter
A Country Lad Looks Back

 

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1 I Walked by Night, being the Life and History of the King of the Norfolk Poachers
"Himself", ; Haggard, Lilas Rider. Nicholson & Watson, London, 1951. first thus, 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. 4560

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The Changing Year, , Proteus
2 The Changing Year
, Proteus. Frederick Muller, London, 1983. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xv prelims, 182pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Jane Launchbury. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Book is tight and clean, block edges just a little dusty. Dustwrapper has some light wear from handling, some fading at edges, front flap clipped. A collection of articles published in the titular column of The Field over a ten year period, introduced by Wilson Stephens. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: rural, Wessex, seasons, country. 15377

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Benedict's Pool, Archer, Fred
3 Benedict's Pool
Archer, Fred. Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1999. first edition, Hardback, 240mm x 157mm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 150pp. Very Good/Very Good. Book is tight and clean with little or no wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean without wear. Personal memories of English rural life in the early 20th century told by a much-loved eightysomething raconteur. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Beckford, Netherstone, Cotswold, cider. 14767

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The Cuckoo Pen - Tales of English Village Life Between the Wars, Archer, Fred
4 The Cuckoo Pen - Tales of English Village Life Between the Wars
Archer, Fred. Alan Sutton, Stroud, 1995. first edition, Hardback, 8vo green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, vii prelims, 142pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Gift Inscription. Just a suspicion of foxing to top block edge, book in otherwise very good condition. Dusywrapper has been handled, some identaitons but clean with little edge wear. Delightful recollections of English village life in a period of history both recent and distant. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: England, village, farm. 9132

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5 In Your Stride
Austin, A.B.. Country Life, London, 1934. second edition, Hardback, 188mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, second edition, 268pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Margaret Dobson. Good/NoWrapper. Exterior bumped and a little worn, foxing around pages edges, some small stains also. A month-by-month account of loitering - in the original sense of the word - in the rural parts of England. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: loiter, harvest, seasons, country. 15359

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Peasants and Parsons, Barrett, Ray
6 Peasants and Parsons
Barrett, Ray. Robert Hale, London, 1991. first edition, Hardback, 223mm x 145mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first edition, 186+pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean but with colour fading to spine and rear and edges. "A down-to-earth account of the reality of English tenant farming in Warwickshire." Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Warwickshire, farm, plough, tenant. 15401

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Ducks and Geese - A Guide to Management, Bartlett, Tom
7 Ducks and Geese - A Guide to Management
Bartlett, Tom. The Crowood Press, Ramsbury, Wiltshire, 2006. first edition, Hardback, 217mm x 153mm decorated boards, 110pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Tom Bartlett, Vanessa Very Good/NoWrapper. Book is clean and tight with little or no wear. First published in 1986, this is a practical guide to keeping and breeding domestic fowl for pleasure and for profit. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: egg, fowl, poultry, incubation. 14609

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The Romantic Story of the Countryside, Batten, H. Mortimer
8 The Romantic Story of the Countryside
Batten, H. Mortimer. Hutchinson, London, 1937. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 148mm orange cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 232+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Previous owner's name. Book has been read, spine and boards bumped, light wear to block edges, else clean and presentable. A rather lovely season-by-season tour of animal life in the British countryside, with 33 photographic plates. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: hare, season, rural, bird. 14284

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The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher, Bedson, G.
9 The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher
Bedson, G.. Saiga, Hindhead, Surrey, 1982. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm orange cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 2nd impression, , xii prelims, 142pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Good +. Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfection. Dustwrapper is clean with light edgewear, spine colour wholly faded. The true account of a poacher's life in North Staffordshire in the 20th century, with lovely engravings from old books. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: hare, partridge, game, hunting. 14765

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10 A Suffolk Harvest
Bell, Adrian. The Country Book Club, London, 1958. first thus, Hardback, 188mm x 127mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 219pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, exterior bumped at corners, light foxing to block edges, two small stains to spine, else clean. Rather lovely month-by-month guide to life of all kinds in rural Suffolk. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: country, seasons, wildlife, nature. 15394

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The Boys and the Butterflies - A wartime rural childhood, Birdsall, James
11 The Boys and the Butterflies - A wartime rural childhood
Birdsall, James. Pavilion Books, London, 1988. first edition, Hardback, 24cm x 16cm black cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 155pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Book has been read, foxing to block edges and to opening/closing pages, owner stamp on front endpaper, exterior clean. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling, front flap clipped. An autobiographical account of three evacuee brothers during WW2, and of the author's discovery of butterfly collecting. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: evacuee, war, butterfly. 15374

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The Last Shepherds - A Vanishing Way of Life on Britain's Traditional Hill Farms, Bowden, Charles
12 The Last Shepherds - A Vanishing Way of Life on Britain's Traditional Hill Farms
Bowden, Charles. Granada, London, 2005. first thus, Paperback, 196mm x 130mm , 255+pp. Colour illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been well read, spine creased, some wear around edges but clean and tight overall. Softcover edition of tie-in book for UK TV series concerning three Northumbrian shepherds still working in the time-honoured manner in the early 21st century. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: sheepdog, lambing, hill, Cheviot. 14753

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The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold, Brill, Edith ;   Turner, Peter
13 The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold
Brill, Edith ; Turner, Peter. J.M. Dent, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 221mm x 142mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xiii prelims, 64+32pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is little tanned around block edges, with foxing to top edge only, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is tanned around edges, has front flap clipped, colour fading to front and some evidence of handling but still presentable with little or no edgewear. A rather lovely tour of the English Cotswolds through the crafts long practised in the region, most notably the stonework with the locally quarried material. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Cotswold, stone, mason, craft. 9908

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Curious Observations - A Country Miscellany, Carter, Sam             (ed)
14 Curious Observations - A Country Miscellany
Carter, Sam (ed). Simon & Schuster, London, 2011. first edition, Hardback, 209mm x 157mm brown cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, ix prelims, 243pp. Black and white illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. "A perfectly formed and beautifully presented collection of titbits from the ever-surprising pages of Country Life." Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: cheese, rural, farm, craft. 14296

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15 School Nature Rambles
Chattaway, E.. OUP - Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1912. first edition, Hardback, 192mm x 134mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 221+pp. Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Binding now a little stiff, exposed at spine on pp.16-17, exterior bumped and scuffed, block edges darkened by age, pages basically clean. A month-by-month guide for teachers, full of practical lessons for children on the natural life-cycle of the seasons. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: season, plant, climate, teaching. 13084

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Fillets of Plaice, Durrell, Gerald
16 Fillets of Plaice
Durrell, Gerald. Collins, London, 1971. first edition, Hardback, 215mm x 140mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 191pp. Good +++/Good +++. Spine a little bumped, top block edge dusty, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is bright and clean with a little tanning to edges. A collection of five witty stories by the author of "My Family and Other Animals." Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Corfu, Mamfe, animals. 13881

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A Romany and Raq, Evans, G. Bramwell
17 A Romany and Raq
Evans, G. Bramwell. The Epworth Press, London, 1949. Hardback, 190mm x 126mm green cloth boards, black titles, 55th thousand state, 184+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by G. Bramwell Evans. Fair/NoWrapper. Gift Inscription. Spine and boards bumped, with patches of colour fading, block edges worn from handling but pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped and worn with discolouring to rear and some flattened tears at edges. Late print of 1930 volume featuring "Romany" of the BBC and his dog amongst the rural folk of Britain. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: rural, country, seasons, nature. 15361

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18 A Romany on the Trail
Evans, G. Bramwell. Collins, London, 1939. first edition, 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. 5289

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A Romany in the Fields, Evens, G. Bramwell
19 A Romany in the Fields
Evens, G. Bramwell. The Epworth Press, London, 1938. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 127mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 10th impression, , 223+pp. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by G. Bramwell Evens. Fair/Less than good. Previous owner's name. Spine and boards bumped with some stains, block edges grubby from handling with foxing on top edge, pages and plates otherwise clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is worn around edges with some flattened tears and loss of 6-7 sq cm at top by spine. Later print of 1929 collection of articles by "Romany of the BBC" concerning country life through the seasons. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: country, farming, rural, Raq. 15379

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Out With Romany By The Sea, Evens, G. Bramwell
20 Out With Romany By The Sea
Evens, G. Bramwell. University of London Press, London, 1948. first edition, Hardback, 194mm x 134mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 7th impression, , 167pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Reg Gammon. Good +/NoWrapper. Some fading to spine, rear and edges, block edges have a little wear but clean overall. Accounts of an adventurous trip to the shores of England by "Romany of the BBC" first published in 1941. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: BBC, seabird, lighthouse. 15398

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A Child in the Forest, Foley, Winifred
21 A Child in the Forest
Foley, Winifred. Thornhill Press, Cheltenham, 1991. first thus, Paperback, 214mm x 135mm , 190pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Paperback has been handled, spine creased, some colour fading to exterior, small sticker on rear, pages clean with just a hint of foxing to edges. First published by the BBC in 1973, this is a paperback edition of Foley's big-selling account of growing up in the Forest of Dean in the inter-war years. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Dean, Cheltenham, poverty, Gloucester. 14763

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Milk my Ewes and Weep, Fussey, Joyce
22 Milk my Ewes and Weep
Fussey, Joyce. Paul Elek, London & New York, 1976. first edition, 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 husband traded life in suburbia for the very different life of livestock farming in Yorkshire. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Sheep, cattle, Yorkshire. 2396

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Caught from Time - A Country Diary of the 1920s, Garnett, Anne
23 Caught from Time - A Country Diary of the 1920s
Garnett, Anne. Tabb House, Padstow, 1986. first edition, 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. Keywords: Somerset, Garnett, Kilvert. 4556

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A Day in the Country, Gooders, John
24 A Day in the Country
Gooders, John. Andre Deutsch, London, 1979. first edition, 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, tourism, park. 4545

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Country Writings, Grigson, Geoffrey
25 Country Writings
Grigson, Geoffrey. Century Publishing, London, 1984. first edition, Book is tight and clean with no obvious imperfections. A personal selection of writings on the British countryside, across place and time, by a distinguished poet and critic steeped in British rural ways.. 13097

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26 Farm Friends and Foes
Gunston (N.D.A., N.D.D., C.D.A., C.D.D.), J.. Methuen, London, 1945. first edition, Hardback, 190mm x 125mm maroon cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 208pp. Good/NoWrapper. Book is a wartime production but feels sturdy enough. Generally bumped and scuffed around edges, block edges a little darkened, pages clean and unamrked A handy guide to pests, diseases and unfavorable climatic conditions for the benefit of the British farmer. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: murrain, worm, insect, pest. 13083

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Two in a Valley, Gwynn, Stephen
27 Two in a Valley
Gwynn, Stephen. Rich & Cowan, London, Hardback, 253mm x 190mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, , 84+pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Roy Beddington. Good +/NoWrapper. Book is impressively tight, spine and boards clean but frayed at top of spine. Block also clean, if darkened with age, save sor foxing around edges. Lovely tour of sights in the English Cotswolds, with drawings by Beddington. No date or edition stated - possibly 1930s? Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Costwold, Gloucestershire, England. 8625

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28 Reconstruction and the Land - An Approach to Farming in the National Interest
Hall, Sir A. Daniel. Macmillan, London, 1941. first edition, Hardback, 224mm x 138mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, xi prelims, 286pp. plus index, Fair/NoWrapper. Spine and boards grubby, block edges also, with foxing, latter also to opening/closing pages. Otherwise clean and tight - indeed, book feels much sturdier than typical British wartime productions. A wartime book that looks forward to a post-conflict world where the State owns all agricultural land in Britain. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Nationalization, agriculture, policy. 9897

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A Kind of Magic, Harris, Mollie
29 A Kind of Magic
Harris, Mollie. Chatto & Windus, London, 1969. first edition, 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 Oxfordshire Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Windrush, country, Oxfordshire. 2391

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Another Kind of Magic, Harris, Mollie
30 Another Kind of Magic
Harris, Mollie. Chatto & Windus, London, 1971. first edition, 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 on life in rural Oxfordshire, wonderfully brought to life by a life-long resident of the locality. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, country. 2392

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