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Thoughts of a Clodhopper

By: Ballard, Ernest

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Colwall, near Malvern, Published by the author:

Seller ID: 005900


1948 ? Frontispiece, pp 156, a good copy in slightly frayed dustwrapper. (Christian essays on nature and philosophy from the Michaelmas daisy breeder.) View more info

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A Book of the Country and the Garden

By: Batson, H.M.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, Methuen & Co: 1903

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013814

Condition: Good


With 72 illustrations by F. Carruthers Gould and A.C. Gould, large octavo, pp xii, 329, ( + 16 page publisher's catalogue), very slightly weak internally, top edge gilt, the other edges lightly uncut, lacks the front endpaper, slightly foxed and dust-marked internally, decorated cloth a bit dull and a little marked, rear joint starting to crack, but still sound, spine head slightly chipped. [Henrietta Mary Batson (1859 - 1943) was an English writer whose interest in the... View more info

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Cultivated Plants of the Farm

By: Bell, G.D.H.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1948

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012181

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, octavo, pp xii, 190, name and address on the front endpaper which is also faintly creased at the corner, the top edge of the half-title slightly frayed, otherwise very clean internally, light brown cloth showing very slight signs of wear, a good sound copy in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is a little frayed and worn at the margins, and lacking tiny portions at the head and base of the spine; it is now protected in a removable plasti... View more info

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Baskets in Europe

By: Bichard, Maurice

Price: £25.00

Publisher: Abingdon, Fyfield Wick Editions: 2008

Seller ID: 004695

ISBN: 0956024904

Condition: New


Very well illustrated in colour throughout, quarto, pp viii, 272, paperback, a very good copy. [A highly researched and well documented work.] New copy. View more info

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From the Headlands

By: Blythe, Ronald

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1982

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013594

ISBN: 0701126388

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Octavo, pp x, 208, fore-edge very slightly foxed, otherwise very good in a very good dustwrapper with a minor crease to its lower cover and with slightly foxed fold-over flaps. View more info

Idlings in Arcadia (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Cuming, E.D.

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1936

Seller ID: 005177


Cheap edition, 1936. Mid-blue cloth, a little faded, pp 326, uncut, a little foxing, in a dustwrapper which is price-clipped and a bit marked, rubbed and faded. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter). View more info

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Kingdom of the Workhorse

By: Dampier. A.J.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: Brinscall, Chorley, Countryside Publications: 1987

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013335

ISBN: 0861572262

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, horizontal octavo, pp 84, paperback, a very good copy. View more info

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Island Farm

By: Darling, F. Fraser

Price: £2.75

Publisher: London, The Country Book Club: 1951

Seller ID: 010587

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp 223, very slightly worn internally, a small neat name and date in the front endpaper, green cloth very slightly bumped at corners, very slightly rubbed. Overall a very good copy. View more info

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Horsepower (Dartington Rural Archive)

By: Dartington Rural Archive

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Barnstaple, Spindlewood: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013322

ISBN: 0907349218

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, slim octavo, pp 80, a very good copy. View more info

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The Farm and the Village

By: Evans, George Ewart

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber: 1969

Seller ID: 013334

ISBN: 057108804x

Condition: Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 181, an inscription on the front endpaper, very slightly worn in a slightly worn and creased dustwrapper. View more info

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Myxomatosis [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Fenner, Frank & Ratcliffe, F.N.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013574

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xiv, 379, fore-edge very slightly marked, one folding table has been folded badly in the binding press and has a slight cut to it (no loss), otherwise extremely clean and bright internally, blue cloth in very good condition, in a price-clipped dustwrapper which is very slightly worn, and a little rubbed and marked on its lower cover. The very scarce first edition. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, wit... View more info

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Clay Pipes

By: Fletcher, Edward

Price: £6.50

Publisher: Southampton, Southern Collectors Publications: 1977

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013321

ISBN: 0905438094

Condition: Good


Slim small octavo, illustrated, pp 27, paperback, an ex-library copy, a withdrawn label on the front endpaper, an adhesion mark a stamp and number on the title page, traces of label removal from rear endpaper, a shelf number and initial on the upper cover, the covers have been laminated, slightly worn but still quite a good copy. SCARCE [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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The Complete Guide to Knots and how to tie them

By: Gibson, Walter B.

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robinson Publishing Ltd: 1989

Seller ID: 011293

ISBN: 1854872915

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 131, (3) a little age-toned but otherwise clean and sound internally, paperback, the base of the spine very slightly bumped otherwise in very good condition. View more info

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The Bobbed Wire Bible VII - an illustrated guide to identification and classification of barbed wire

By: Glover, Jack

Price: £30.00

Publisher: Sunset, Texas, Cow Puddle Press: 1986

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 013208

Condition: Good


Well illustrated, small octavo, not pagonated (c.300 pp ?), very clean internally, paperback, covers a little foxed and rubbed. [Apparently signed on the dedication page - "Old Onery - Jack Glover" - I am uncertain whether this is an actual signature, or whether it is printed on the page, it is certainly in a slightly different ink colour.] View more info

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Handbook of Knots

By: Graumont, Raoul

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, The Souvenir Press: 1977

Seller ID: 010858

ISBN: 0285621157

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated, small 8vo, pp xiv, 194, a very good copy in very slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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The Oxford Country - its attractions and associations described by several authors

By: Gunther, R.T. (ed)

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1912

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006919

Condition: Good


Illustrated, pp xvi, 319, slightly weak internally (a frequent fault with this book) green cloth very slightly worn, spine a little dull and slightly worn at head and foot. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

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English Cottage Wines - the art of making wine in the home

By: Hackett, J. Michael

Price: £3.00

Publisher: Morpeth, Published by the author: 1960

Seller ID: 013332

Condition: Fair


Third impression. Slim octavo, pp 53, a little worn and marked throughout but still sound, corners dog-eared, paperback, covers faded and a little worn. Postage will be reduced. View more info

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Country Remedies - Traditional East Anglian Plant Remedies in the Twentieth Century

By: Hatfield, Gabrielle

Price: £12.50

Publisher: Woodbridge, The Boydell Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013736

ISBN: 0851155634

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with a few small line drawings, octavo, pp xii, 148, a very good clean bright copy in dustwrapper. View more info

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Life on a Lake District Smallholding, before and during the secondworld war

By: Hepper, F. Nigel

Price: £12.00

Publisher: Richmond, Published by the author: 2011

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008232

ISBN: 1471066258

Condition: New


Well illustrated, quarto, pp (4), ii, 226, paperback, a new copy. [The Kew botanist, Nigel Hepper, has written a lovely account of his childhood holidays during the 1930's at the family cottage in Cumberland, where the Lake District National Park now extends to the west coast. The seaside was immediately in front of the cottage and the high fells behind. But as war seemed imminent this became the family home for several years during the Second World War and they made a ... View more info

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London's Countryside

By: Holmes, Edric

Price: £6.50

Publisher: London, Robert Scott: 1927

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012980

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, small octavo, pp 344, uncut, a very good copy. [On Western Roads, Towards Oxford, The Chiltern Country, St Albans and the North, Through Essex By-Ways, The Heart of Kent, To Tunbridge Wells, Croydon to The North Downs, The Pines to Farnham, The Thames to Windsor.] View more info