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Country Lore and Life

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Country Lore and Life

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

The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon, Gill, Crispin ;   Booker, Frank ;      Soper Tony
The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon

Granny's Village, Mason, Roger
Granny's Village

In the Life of A Romany Gypsy, Wood, Manfri Frederick
In the Life of A Romany Gypsy

Chadda in the Woodlands, Palmer, Ellen
Chadda in the Woodlands

How Long is Forever?, Watts, Ethelwyn ;   Julian, Edmund
How Long is Forever?

The Shaping of the Countryside, Whitlock, Ralph
The Shaping of the Countryside

In Nature's Workshop - with the Creepy-Crawlies, Wymer, Norman
In Nature's Workshop - with the Creepy-Crawlies

 

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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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2 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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Milk my Ewes and Weep, Fussey, Joyce
3 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
4 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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The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon, Gill, Crispin ;   Booker, Frank ;      Soper Tony
5 The Wreck of the Torrey Canyon
Gill, Crispin ; Booker, Frank ; Soper Tony. David & Charles / Taplinger, Newton Abbot / New York, 1967. first edition, Hardback, 8vo dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 128pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards bumped, faint foxing to top of block. Dustwrapper (now protected) has chipping and rubbing to edges, corners and spine. Some fading to spine of dustwrapper. Contemporary account of the first great oil tanker shipwreck, with detailed analysis of causes, reaction and impact, notably on birdlife. Catalogue: Sea Voyages. Keywords: Torry Canyon, Cornwall, Lands End. 5300

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A Day in the Country, Gooders, John
6 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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A Kind of Magic, Harris, Mollie
7 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
8 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
9 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
10 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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The Living Village - A report on rural life in England and Wales, based on actual village scrapbooks, Jennings, Paul
11 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 animals came in one by one, Lloyd-Jones, Buster
12 The animals came in one by one
Lloyd-Jones, Buster. World Books, London, 1967. first thus, 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 pioneer the art of herbal medicine. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Veterinary, Churchill, dogs, cats. 2398

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Granny's Village, Mason, Roger
13 Granny's Village
Mason, Roger. Readers Union, Newton Abbot, 1978. first thus, 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. 5294

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The Wicked Village, McCormick, Donald
14 The Wicked Village
McCormick, Donald. Jarrolds, London, 1960. first edition, 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 setting up home in a Sussex village named Codiham, complete with diverse local characters and local traditions. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Sussex, village, country, farm. 2389

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Chadda in the Woodlands, Palmer, Ellen
15 Chadda in the Woodlands
Palmer, Ellen. Nimmo, Hay & Mitchell, Edinburgh, Hardback, 19cm x 12cm blue decorated boards, gilt titles, , 160pp. plus advertisments,Fair/NoWrapper. No date or edition given but surely pre-WW1. Spine and boards bumped, block has foxing with grubby edges. Wholesome and Inspirational nature tale for young people. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Chadda, nature, woods, England. 5286

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Mountains and Moorlands, Pearsall, W.H.
16 Mountains and Moorlands
Pearsall, W.H.. Collins, London, 1960. first edition, 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. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Britain, landscape, mountain, moor. 2715

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Along the Green Roads of Britain, Peel, J.H.B.
17 Along the Green Roads of Britain
Peel, J.H.B.. Book Club Associates, London, 1977. first thus, 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 rich in history - human and natural. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Roadsm, walking, Britain, rural. 4554

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More Country Talk, Peel, J.H.B.
18 More Country Talk
Peel, J.H.B.. Robert Hale, London, 1973. first edition, 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 Telegraph. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Country, Peel, Telegraph. 4555

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Henslow of Hitcham, Russell-Gebbett, Jean
19 Henslow of Hitcham
Russell-Gebbett, Jean. Terence Dalton, Lavenham, Suffolk, 1977. first edition, 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: Country Lore. Keywords: Ipswich, botany, Hitcham. 1066

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The Memoirs of Josiah Sage - Concerning Joseph Arch and the pioneering days of trade unionism among the agricultural workers, Sage, Josiah
20 The Memoirs of Josiah Sage - Concerning Joseph Arch and the pioneering days of trade unionism among the agricultural workers
Sage, Josiah. Lawrence & Wishart, London, 1951. 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. 6577

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21 Bledgrave Hall
Stanford, J.K. ; Hughes, A. M.. Faber & Faber, London, 1950. first edition, 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, Anglia, avocet. 4577

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22 The Gentleman of the Party
Street, A.G.. Faber & Faber, London, 1947. first edition, 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. 5302

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The Changing Village, Thomas, F.G.
23 The Changing Village
Thomas, F.G.. Thomas Nelson, London, 1944. first edition, 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 perspective on how village life in Britain was changing immediately prior to World War Two. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Village, Parliament, farming, rural. 2386

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How Long is Forever?, Watts, Ethelwyn ;   Julian, Edmund
24 How Long is Forever?
Watts, Ethelwyn ; Julian, Edmund. Dyllanslow Truran-Cornish Productions, Trewolsta, Cornwall, 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. 5283

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The Shaping of the Countryside, Whitlock, Ralph
25 The Shaping of the Countryside
Whitlock, Ralph. Readers Union, Newton Abbot, 1980. first thus, 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. 5277

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The Scandaroon, Williamson, Henry
26 The Scandaroon
Williamson, Henry. Macdonald, London, 1972. first edition, Hardback, 8vo brown cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 152pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Ken Lilly. Very Good/Very Good. Tight and solid, spine a ltitle bumped and block edges a little darkened and dusty. Dustwrapper has been handled occasionally but bright and clean with little or no shelfwear. A tale of a pigeon from the author of Tarka the Otter. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Williamson, pigeon, Scandaroon. 5272

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In the Life of A Romany Gypsy, Wood, Manfri Frederick
27 In the Life of A Romany Gypsy
Wood, Manfri Frederick. Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, Boston & Henley, 1979. first thus, Paperback, 8vo , vii prelims, 130pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Andrew Young. Good +++/NoWrapper. Book has been read. Bottom front corner a little curled. Isolated chipping to spine. Memoirs of a full-blooded Romany in Britain. Edited by John A. Brune Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Romany, Britain, Gypsy. 5291

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In Nature's Workshop - with the Creepy-Crawlies, Wymer, Norman
28 In Nature's Workshop - with the Creepy-Crawlies
Wymer, Norman. George G. Harrap, London, 1948. first edition, 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. 5273

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