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I Walked by Night, being the Life and History of the King of the Norfolk Poachers

By: "Himself", ; Haggard, Lilas Rider

Price: £13.50

Publisher: London, Nicholson & Watson: 1951

Edition: first thus

Inscription: Owners inscription

Seller ID: 4560

Condition: Fair


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 View more info

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The Changing Year

By: , Proteus

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1983

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15377

Condition: Good +++


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. Catalogu... View more info

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The Cuckoo Pen - Tales of English Village Life Between the Wars

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £8.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1995

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 9132

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Benedict's Pool

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1999

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14767

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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A Country Twelvemonth

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1993

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16398

Condition: Very Good


Hardback, 255mm x 174mm dark blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, x prelims, 131+pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Very Good/Very Good. Book is clean and tight with no obvious imperfections. Dustwrapper is clean with little or no wear. Account of a year's rural life in the Vale of Evesham between the wars, with contemporary photographs and colour paintings. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Eves... View more info

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Muddy Boots and Sunday Suits

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1992

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16418

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 142mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 137pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is bright and clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear, spine colour faded. Account of growing up in a traditional Gloucestershire village between the wars. First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1973. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Ashton, Evesham, farming, village View more info

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A Lad of Evesham Vale - Tales from Country Life

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Stroud, Alan Sutton: 1991

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 16419

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 222mm x 142mm blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first thus, 152+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +. Book is clean with minimal wear. Dustwrapper is clean with light wear from handling. Delightful tales of 20th century rural folk of Worcestershire as known by author Archer, the doyen of the country tale. First published by Hodder & Stoughton in 1972. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: Worcester, rural, farm, village View more info

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Fred Archer, Farmer's Son - A Cotswold childhood in the 1920s

By: Archer, Fred

Price: £9.00

Publisher: London, Whittet Books: 1984

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16463

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 142mm yellow cloth boards, white titles, first edition, 214pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Sally Seymour. Good +++/Good +. Book has been handled but still clean, spine bumped. Dustwrapper has light edgewear, front flap clipped, colour fading at base of spine. Evocative recollections of boyhood in the fields and villages in the Vale of Evesham after the First World War. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: agriculture, Evesham, farm... View more info

In Your Stride

By: Austin, A.B.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Country Life: 1934

Edition: second edition

Seller ID: 15359

Condition: Good


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 View more info

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Peasants and Parsons

By: Barrett, Ray

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1991

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15401

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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Ducks and Geese - A Guide to Management

By: Bartlett, Tom

Price: £4.50

Publisher: Ramsbury, Wiltshire, The Crowood Press: 2006

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14609

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

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Through the Woods - The English Woodland - April to April

By: Bates, H.E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Victor Gollancz: 1936

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16786

Condition: Good


Hardback, 268mm x 198mm red cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 142pp. Black and white illustrations. Illustrations by Agnes Miller Parker. Good/Fair. Book has been handled over years, some wear top edges, light foxing to endpapers, also just a little tanned but clean overall. Dustwrapper (now protected) is grubby from handling with wear to edges - some fraying also with some small loss. A delightful account of the plant and animal life of the English woodland th... View more info

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The Romantic Story of the Countryside

By: Batten, H. Mortimer

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Hutchinson: 1937

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Previous owner's name

Seller ID: 14284

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher

By: Bedson, G.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Hindhead, Surrey, Saiga: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14765

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

A Suffolk Harvest

By: Bell, Adrian

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, The Country Book Club: 1958

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 15394

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

Apple Acre

By: Bell, Adrian

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, John Lane - The Bodley Head: 1943

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16417

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 190mm x 126mm green cloth boards, black titles, first edition, 6th impression, , 196pp. Good +/NoWrapper. Spine and boards clean, though front board has advanced 6mm ahead of rear. Foxing to block edges and to some pages also. Engaging acccount of rural life on the land. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: seasons, church, village, farm View more info

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The Boys and the Butterflies - A wartime rural childhood

By: Birdsall, James

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion Books: 1988

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15374

Condition: Good +


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, butte... View more info

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Critical Countryside

By: Blunden, John ; Turner, Graham

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, BBC Books: 1985

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16023

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 250mm x 178mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192pp. plus index, Colour illustrations. Black and white illustrations. Photographic illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book has been read, hint of foxing to block edges, clean and bright overall. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear to edges and from handling. TV series tie-in book which offers a generously illustrated picture of a 1980s British countryside under threat from urbanisation and comm... View more info

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The Last Shepherds - A Vanishing Way of Life on Britain's Traditional Hill Farms

By: Bowden, Charles

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Granada: 2005

Edition: first thus

Seller ID: 14753

Condition: Good +


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 View more info

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The Minor Pleasures of Cotswold

By: Brill, Edith ; Turner, Peter

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, J.M. Dent: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 9908

Condition: Good +++


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... View more info

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Take Not Our Mountain

By: Campion, Dorothy

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Robert Hale: 1957

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16396

Condition: Good +


Hardback, 221mm x 140mm light blue cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 192+pp. Photographic illustrations. Good +/Good. Spine and boards clean, foxing to block edges, differential fading to endpapers, else clean and tight. Dustwrapper is worn and chipped around edges with some small tears. "The story of a shepherd and his shepherdess who lead an isolated life on a 300 acre mountain sheep farm in the heart of Snowdonia." Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: ... View more info

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Curious Observations - A Country Miscellany

By: Carter, Sam (ed)

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Simon & Schuster: 2011

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 14296

Condition: Very Good


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 View more info

School Nature Rambles

By: Chattaway, E.

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, OUP - Hodder & Stoughton: 1912

Edition: first edition

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 13084

Condition: Good


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: Coun... View more info

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Country Matters

By: Drabble, Phil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1982

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16335

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 215mm x 170mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 215pp. plus index, Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper (now protected) is clean with little or no wear, front flap clipped, spine colour faded. A fourth collection of articles by Drabble on matters rural originally published in the Birmingham Evening Mail. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: rural, badger, otter, farming View more info

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Phil Drabble's Country Scene

By: Drabble, Phil

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Pelham Books: 1974

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 16336

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 224mm x 170mm green cloth boards, gilt titles, first edition, 216pp. plus index, Photographic illustrations. Illustrations by Stanley Porter. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean and tight with minimal wear. Dustwrapper has light wear from handling, front flap clipped, clean overall. A collection of articles by Drabble on matters rural originally published in the Birmingham Evening Mail between 1967 and 1970. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: rural, gamekeepe... View more info

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A Weasel in My Meatsafe

By: Drabble, Phil ; Thompson, Ralph

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Brookland, Kent, Dickson Price: 1990

Edition: third edition

Seller ID: 16391

Condition: Good +++


Hardback, 223mm x 143mm black cloth boards, silver gilt titles, third edition, 187pp. Black and white illustrations. Good +++/Good +++. Book is clean with minimal wear from handling. Dustwrapper is clean with minimal wear. First published in 1957, this is a celebrated countryman's recollections of the animals he knew as a child of the industrial Black Country of England. Catalogue: Country Lore. Keywords: industry, newt, hedgehog, squirrel View more info

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Fillets of Plaice

By: Durrell, Gerald

Price: £7.50

Publisher: London, Collins: 1971

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 13881

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

A Romany on the Trail

By: Evens, G. Bramwell

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Collins: 1939

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 5289

Condition: Good +++


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 View more info

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A Romany and Raq

By: Evens, G. Bramwell

Price: £8.00

Publisher: London, The Epworth Press: 1949

Inscription: Gift Inscription

Seller ID: 15361

Condition: Fair


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 "... View more info

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Out With Romany By The Sea

By: Evens, G. Bramwell

Price: £4.75

Publisher: London, University of London Press: 1948

Edition: first edition

Seller ID: 15398

Condition: Good +


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 View more info