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Country Lore

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

A Northamptonshire Lad, Sturgess, Arthur
A Northamptonshire Lad

Binder Twine & Rabbit Stew, Kent, Joan
Binder Twine & Rabbit Stew

Hay Wains & Cherry Ale, Kent, Joan
Hay Wains & Cherry Ale

Benedict's Pool, Archer, Fred
Benedict's Pool

"Where have all the cowslips gone?" - Wessex Memories, Murray, Venetia             (ed)
"Where have all the cowslips gone?" - Wessex Memories

The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher, Bedson, G.
The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher

Return to Akenfield - Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century, Taylor, Craig
Return to Akenfield - Portrait of an English Village in the 21st Century

 

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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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Benedict's Pool, Archer, Fred
2 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
3 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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Richard Jefferies and his Countryside, Askell, Reginald
4 Richard Jefferies and his Countryside
Askell, Reginald. Herbert Jenkins, London, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 187mm x 127mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 4th impression, , 192+pp. Photographic illustrations. Fair/Fair. Book is an austerity-era product, boards now faded, block edges grubby with a little foxing, pages clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) is chipped and worn around edges, front flap clipped. First published in 1933, this is a lovely biography of a great British nature writer which also introduces the flora and fauna of the Wiltshire landscape which inspired Jefferies' many books. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Wiltshire, Swindon, nature, wildlife. 13870

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Ducks and Geese - A Guide to Management, Bartlett, Tom
5 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
6 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.
7 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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The Last Shepherds - A Vanishing Way of Life on Britain's Traditional Hill Farms, Bowden, Charles
8 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
9 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)
10 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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11 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
12 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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Forestry and Woodland Life, Edlin, H.L.
13 Forestry and Woodland Life
Edlin, H.L.. B.T. Batsford, London, 1948. second edition, Hardback, 220mm x 144mm green cloth boards, black titles, second edition, viii prelims, 184+pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good/Good. Book feels like an austerity production with fading to edges of spine and boards, some foxing to block edges, school stamp on front endpaper. Pages and photographic plates clean and unmarked. Dustwrapper (now protected) has wear to edges, loss at ends of spine but still presentable, with protection. An introduction to the science and crafts of British woodlands. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Woodland, timber, trees, Britain. 8868

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14 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 Natural History of Man in Britain, Fleure (F.R.S.), H.J. ;   Davies (Ph.D.), M.
15 A Natural History of Man in Britain
Fleure (F.R.S.), H.J. ; Davies (Ph.D.), M.. Bloomsbury, London, 1989. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 147mm cream cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 320pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is not new and has been read. Spine a little bumped and some dusting to top block edge else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has a little shelfwear near top of spine. Originally published in 1950 as part of the Collins New Naturalist Series, this is a latter-day facsimile of the 1970 revised edition which offers a comprehensive and scholarly account of humankind's impact on the physical landscape of Britain since prehistoric times, with many illustrations. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Britain, man, landscape, metalwork. 9296

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A Child in the Forest, Foley, Winifred
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 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
20 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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21 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
22 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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23 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
24 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
25 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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Journey Home, Hillaby, John
26 Journey Home
Hillaby, John. Constable, London, 1984. first edition, 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. 1067

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Journey Through Europe, Hillaby, John
27 Journey Through Europe
Hillaby, John. Constable, London, 1972. first edition, 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 experiences in the same engaging style as the earlier book. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Europe, walk, ramble. 1068

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Wild Life in a Southern County, Jefferies, Richard ;   Hawkins, Desmond
28 Wild Life in a Southern County
Jefferies, Richard ; Hawkins, Desmond. Moonraker Press, Bradford-on-Avon, 1978. first thus, Hardback, 215mm x 137mm green cloth boards, silver gilt titles, first thus, 365pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. Good +++/Good +++. Boards a little faded at edges, minimal wear to block edges, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is clean with some edgewear. Republication of classic 1879 volume which offers a superb account of southern English flora and fauna, with a new introduction by Hawkins and wood engraving illustrations by Tunnicliffe. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: flora, fauna, nature, Downs. 14762

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The Living Village - A report on rural life in England and Wales, based on actual village scrapbooks, Jennings, Paul
29 The Living Village - A report on rural life in England and Wales, based on actual village scrapbooks
Jennings, Paul. Hodder & Stoughton, London, 1968. first edition, 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. 4581

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The Untutored Townsman's Invasion of the Country, Joad, C.E.M.
30 The Untutored Townsman's Invasion of the Country
Joad, C.E.M.. Faber & Faber, London, 1946. first edition, Hardback, 207mm x 138mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 279pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Thomas Derrick. Good +/Good. Spine and boards bumped, block edges a little darkened by age, else clean. Dustwrapper (now protected) has some darkening and wear to edges. Intriguing post-WW2 account of walking through the British countryside which weighs up the pros and cons of wholly free access to the land for city dwellers - a right to roam, indeed. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: country, philosophy, rural, accrss. 14283

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