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31 A Cotswold Village or Country Life and Pursuits in Gloucestershire
Gibbs, J. Arthur John Murray Albermarle Street, London 1923 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback. No dust jacket. Original red cloth. 1923 reprint; was first published in December 1898. Previous owner's name in pencil at the top edge of the front endpaper. Scattered foxing throughout. Inner hinges are good. The cloth is frayed and chipped at the spine ends. Corners lightly bruised and rubbed. pp. xx, 431, plates, 12 (publisher's lists). 309050 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
46 Our Friends in the Country
illustrated by Noel Hopking Birn Bros. [c. 1946] 1946 Soft cover Very Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
Slim stapled booklet binding. Pictorial card covers. Black and white illustrations printed on the inside of the covers are by E. V. Abbott. Excluding covers there are 16 pages. Colour illustrations are by Noel Hopking. Pages and covers are in remarkably good, clean and bright, condition. No names or inscriptions. Staples are slightly rusted but have not corroded any of the surrounding paper. Publication date is not stated but we have identified this as being c. 1946. 24.7cm. Tobacco odour to the pages. 307307 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
32 The Englishman's Castle: A history of houses, large and small, in town and country, from A.D. 100 to the present day
Gloag, John ; with illustrations by Marjory Whittington Eyre and Spottiswoode London 1944 First Edition Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
First edition. Hardback, without dust jacket. Original red boards. Boards are rubbed at the top of the spine, dulled overall and have a small mark to the back cover. Binding firm. Previous owner's name on the front endpaper. Light foxing. Lovely colour plate illustrations. A couple of pages have flattened creases to the top corners. 176pp. 105306 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
47 Talks in a Free Country
Inge, W. R. Putnam & Co. Ltd London 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Navy blue cloth. Brief gift inscription written in the top corner of the f.e.p. (dated 1943). Minor bumps to corners. Dust jacket is rubbed, chipped and nicked at the edges. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose protective archival film sleeve to prolong the life of the jacket. (This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and is fully removable if preferred). 197pp. 302078 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
33 Moods of Warwickshire and Shakespeare Country
Greaves, Van Halsgrove 2007 1841145300 / 9781841145303 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket, in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. As new. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 144. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 308772 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
48 The Secret Country
Johnson, Jane Simon & Schuster London 2005 0689860811 / 9780689860812 First Edition Hardback Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Stower, Adam 
Both the book and dust jacket are in very good, clean condition. Binding tight. Unmarked. No names or inscriptions. 247pp. 051769 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
 
34 Jam with Lamb: Seasonal West Country Cooking
Guest, Richard ; with a foreword by Rosie Boycott Birlinn Ltd 2007 1841585602 / 9781841585604 First Edition Hard Cover NEW New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. In excellent fine condition. RRP. 20.00. pp. xxv, 216. In Jam with Lamb, Richard Guest, of the Castle Hotel, Somerset, offers a huge range of mouth-watering recipes based on the very best of locally farmed and produced products, as well as ingredients which can be found in the wild throughout Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. In addition to the recipes themselves, which are clearly presented, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated, Richard includes a huge amount of practical information on where to get the ingredients, as well as on local suppliers themselves. The result is a book which not only lets the laymen into the culinary secrets one of Britain's most innovative chefs but also celebrates the huge abundance of local produce the West Country has to offer those who appreciate the art of good food. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 058025 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
49 Shakespeare Country: Warwickshire (Halsgrove Discover series)
Jones, Robin Halsgrove 2010 1841149322 / 9781841149325 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket, in excellent, fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. As new. Dust jacket not price clipped. pp. 144. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 308771 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
 
35 Jam with Lamb: Seasonal West Country Cooking
Guest, Richard ; with a foreword by Rosie Boycott Birlinn Ltd 2007 1841585602 / 9781841585604 First Edition Hard Cover New New 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
New hardback, with dust jacket. In excellent fine condition. RRP. 20.00. pp. xxv, 216. In Jam with Lamb, Richard Guest, of the Castle Hotel, Somerset, offers a huge range of mouth-watering recipes based on the very best of locally farmed and produced products, as well as ingredients which can be found in the wild throughout Dorset, Somerset, Devon and Cornwall. In addition to the recipes themselves, which are clearly presented, easy to follow and beautifully illustrated, Richard includes a huge amount of practical information on where to get the ingredients, as well as on local suppliers themselves. The result is a book which not only lets the laymen into the culinary secrets one of Britain's most innovative chefs but also celebrates the huge abundance of local produce the West Country has to offer those who appreciate the art of good food. A HEAVY book - packaged weight may exceed 1KG, in which case a postage supplement will apply outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. 058024 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
50 Mirror to Russia
Kelly, Marie Noele Country Life Limited London 1952 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, without dust jacket. Good condition. Original black boards. Some rubs to the cloth at the spine ends. Binding firm and pages clean. 248pp. 105650 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
36 The Finns and their Country
Hall, Wendy Max Parrish & Co Ltd London 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. Original black boards. Gift inscription written on the front endpaper. Binding is nice and firm and pages clean if slightly age-toned / tanned overall. Dust jacket very good, though front flap clipped. pp. 224. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 307082 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
51 Mr. Tittlewit's Zoo
Knight, M. Forster Country Life Limited Covent Garden, London 1942 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. War economy standard book production. Original green boards with red titles. The boards are slightly faded at the edges, with a particularly faded patch, approx. one inch in size at the head of the spine (corresponds with a tear to the dust jacket). The binding is nice and firm and pages are clean. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. There is some wrinkling to the frontispiece colour illustration. The paper quality of the frontis. illustration is quite thin which is probably the cause of the wrinkling. No other sign of wrinkling or marks to other pages. pp. 126. When Sandypaws the Rabbit was kidnapped by Bandit Rat, the folk of Fern Wood were in an uproar. They had suffered themselves from the wicked Rat, and they were sorry for poor Mrs Sandypaws, left to fend for eight little rabbits. The kind-hearted mice, Mr Tittlewit and Mr. Pippington, made a plan to foil the Rat.' And so, an Insect Zoo was created... The dust jacket is complete, has a tear at the head of the spine, a few other short tears to edges and few small and light marks overall. Front flap not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105931 
Price: 28.00 GBP

 
 
37 A Knock at the Door [Signed Copy]
Hanagan, Eva Constable London 1982 0094645507 / 9780094645509 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Signed by Author(s)
Hardback, with dust jacket. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). In very good, clean condition but the dust jacket is significantly faded. A little foxing to the rear dust jacket flap. Front flap not price clipped. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 189. 'Little deeds of kindness, little words of love; Help to make earth happy, like the heaven above' is Nora's motto and she galvanises herself into action when her new neighbour arrives. But none of Nora's generous gifts of patchwork cushions, bunches of withering tulips, or cakes rescued from the church fete melt Victor's heart. For unlike blundering do-gooding Nora, Victor is a solitary Jewish bachelor, ill-attuned to country life, and carrying with him the obsessive memory of Nazi atrocities in wartime Vienna. The author's fifth novel. 307357 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
52 West of the Moon [Signed Copy]
Langrish, Katherine HarperCollins 2011 000739523X / 9780007395231 Soft Cover NEW 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Signed by Author
New paperback. RRP 8.99. Signed by the author on the title page (no inscription / dedication). It is a time of dark magic and fearsome creatures - a time of Vikings and Heroes... Alone after his father's death, Peer Ulfsson struggles for survival against natural and supernatural enemies. Then he meets beautiful, adventurous Hilde, who tells him of a land that lies East of the sun and West of the moon. When a dragonship visits their village, Peer and Hilde seize the chance to set sail for this legendary country. But on board they hear whispers of ghosts, murder and witchcraft. What icy-hearted evil awaits them in the new land? 615pp. West of the Moon is abridged from Troll Fell, Troll Mill and Troll Blood, originally published as individual novels. 058120 
Price: 8.99 GBP

 
 
38 Harrison's Warwickshire: A Collection of Photographs of the County 1890-1908
Harrison, William Jerome (photographs by) ; with an introduction by Peter James Birmingham Books and Warwickshire Books 1992 187194208x / 9781871942088 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Landscape format hardback, with dust jacket. Both the book and dust jacket are in excellent, clean condition. Dust jacket price clipped. No previous owner's names, inscriptions or other marks. pp. viii, 56. Between 1881 and 1908 William Jerome Harrison took his camera through the quiet country lanes and busy city streets of Warwickshire, making a photographic record of the county for posterity. 105381 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
53 The Lost Words (special edition with limited edition print)
Macfarlane, Robert ; Morris, Jackie Hamish Hamilton 2017 1472625137 / 9781472625137 Hard Cover New No jacket Book Folio - over 12 
New hardback. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Gorgeous to look at and to read. Give it to a child to bring back the magic of language - and its scope' Jeanette Winterson, Guardian; 'The most beautiful and thought-provoking book I've read this year' Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Observer; 'My top book of the year' Susan Hill, Spectator. From bestselling Landmarks author Robert Macfarlane and acclaimed artist & author Jackie Morris - all over the country, there are words disappearing from children's lives. These are the words of the natural world - Dandelion, Otter, Bramble and Acorn, all gone. The rich landscape of wild imagination and wild play is rapidly fading from our children's minds. The Lost Words stands against the disappearance of wild childhood. It is a joyful celebration of nature words and the natural world they invoke. With acrostic spell-poems by award-winning writer Robert Macfarlane and hand-painted illustration by Jackie Morris, this enchanting book captures the irreplaceable magic of language and nature for all ages. 'Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris have made a thing of astonishing beauty' Alex Preston, Observer. Special edition with a limited edition Goldfinch print at the back of the book. A HEAVY book - a POSTAGE surcharge will apply to delivery destinations outside the UK as this book costs more to send than our standard postage rate will cover. NO additional charges for sending within the UK. BK0021 
Price: 20.00 GBP

 
 
39 Country House Garden [SIGNED by the author]
Hatchett, David David & Charles 1983 0715382500 / 9780715382509 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - 9.5" Tall Signed by Author
SIGNED by the author on the title page. No previous ownership names or inscriptions. A slight shallow scored mark on the front cover of the dust jacket. 192pp. Not price-clipped, the dust jacket is supplied in a loose archival quality protective film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way). 044177 
Price: 22.00 GBP

 
54 Jeremy's Day in the Country: A story in verse for children with illustrations in colour (Ladybird Book, Series 401)
Macgregor, A. J. ; with revised verses by W. Perring Wills & Hepworth Ltd. Loughborough 1949 Hardcover Fair Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Hardback, with dust jacket. 7th edition. Unpaginated. First published in 1941; the third edition of 1943 was the first to have the revised verses by Perring; this copy is the 7th edition, of 1949. Pale orange / cream boards, with pictorial onlay. The front board is creased down the centre, boards are generally greyed and have rubs to the spine ends. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Some light grubby handling marks to pages (no major stains, just minor thumbing etc. and one page of text has two very pale brown stains). Several pages have small flattened creases at the top corner. There are two heavily creased / crumpled pages in the middle of the book (2 leaves, which is 4 pages). The dust jacket is worn at the edges, with some old tape repairs to the underside of the jacket and three small pieces of tape on the outside of the jacket at the spine ends and one corners. Further rubs and chips to dust jacket edges, some light marks and some foxing to the front cover. Front flap not price clipped. List of titles on the rear dust jacket flap ends with Mr. Badger to the Rescue. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. (Photographed without the film sleeve, to minimise reflection). 308760 
Price: 25.00 GBP

 
 
40 The Hedgehog Feast
Holden, Edith ; words by Rowena Stott Michael Joseph | Webb & Bower 1978 0718116933 / 9780718116934 Hardcover Fine Fine Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
In excellent FINE unmarked condition. A lovely copy. The DJ is supplied by us in a loose clear archival film sleeve (does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket from further wear). 102110 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
55 With Scott to the Pole: An Epic of High Adventure
Marshall, Howard (retold by) Country Life London 1960 Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Illustrated from the original photographs. Grey boards. A gift inscription written on the front endpaper and the top corner of the f.e.p. has been clipped. The binding is firm and pages clean. The dust jacket is generally greyed, has some minor marks, has a couple of short tears to the edges and the front flap has been price clipped. 48pp. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 105026 
Price: 5.00 GBP

 
 
41 Revolution in Agriculture
Holmes, G. A. Todd Publishing Co., Ltd 1946 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 12mo - over 6 - 7" tall 
Small hardback with dust jacket. Green boards with darker green titles. The boards are a little faded at the edges. The binding is firm and pages clean; just a little foxing to outer closed textblock page edges and to the dust jacket. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. In 1941 the Ministry of Agriculture asked the New Zealand government if they would send a number of agriculturists to Great Britain to assist in the food production drive. Mr. G. A. Holmes was chosen to lead a group of six experts who arrived in this country in 1942 and this book records his two-and-a-half years' experience in Britain. pp. 128. The dust jacket is discoloured at the spine and has small rubs, chips, nicks to the edges and small loss at the head of the spine. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and it protects the jacket against wear. 308460 
Price: 10.00 GBP

 
56 Chiltern Country
Massingham, H. J. ; dust jacket illustration by Brian Cook B. T. Batsford Ltd North Audley Street, London 1940 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original orange / red boards, with green titles. A slight lean to the spine and minor bruises to spine ends. The binding is firm. A previous owner's bookplate on the reverse of the front endpaper. Top edge tinted red. Some foxing to the outer closed textblock page edges. pp. viii, 120. Batsford Face of Britain series. The dust jacket has some light rubs to the edges and is dulled at the spine. Front flap not price clipped. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. (Book photographed without the protective cover, to avoid reflections). 107110 
Price: 18.00 GBP

 
 
42 Break Your Own Pony
Holyoake, Janet Country Life Ltd 1951 First Edition Hard Cover Good Fair 4to - over 9" - 12" tall 
Yellow cloth binding - a few bumps to the edges. The dust jacket is worn and grubby-looking, with a few pieces missing. Now protected in a removable clear film sleeve. No names or inscriptions. 55pp. 014481 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
57 Wild West Trails
McCall, Edith Odhams Press London 1963 Hardback Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall Rogers, Carol 
Initials written on the outer closed textblock foredges, partially erased name and date written on the front endpaper. There is a 1" tear and resulting crease in the side edge of the half-title page. 127pp. This is a book about some of the early settlers who dared to penetrate into the Western Wilderness, the country of the Cherokees and Shawnees. 052708 
Price: 6.00 GBP

 
 
43 Follow That Bus!
Hutchins, Pat ; illustrated by Laurence Hutchins The Bodley Head London 1977 0370300556 / 9780370300559 First UK Edition Hardcover Near Fine No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall Hutchins, Laurence 
Hardback, no dust jacket. Laminated pictorial boards. First UK edition. In excellent, near fine condition. Clean, tight and unmarked. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. pp. 102. Class 6 anxiously awaited the arrival of their absent-minded teacher, Miss Beaver, so their school trip to a farm could get under way... Miss Beaver had left her holdall on a No. 24 bus and what starts off as an ordinary school outing soon turns into an exciting cross-country chase in pursuit of two desperate bank robbers. 307777 
Price: 7.50 GBP

 
58 Warwickshire Breweries
McKenna, Joseph Tempus Publishing 2006 0752437550 / 9780752437552 Soft Cover New 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
New paperback. rrp 12.99. 96pp. This is the story of brewing in Warwickshire. It was often on a small scale, like the industry itself, and its origins can be found in the ancient coaching inns and beerhouses that were, and still are, spread around the country. From the creation of a Common Brewery at Coventry in 1801 to the establishment of other major forces during the 1830s - including Flowers of Stratford and the Warwick & Leamington Brewery Co. - the prominence of micro-breweries in the 1980s, this book charts the history of the county's licensed trade. 054279 
Price: 9.74 GBP

 
 
44 A Chinaman's Opinion of Us, and of his own country
Hyuy-Ung ; translated into English by J. A. Makepeace Chatto and Windus London 1927 Hardcover Good No Jacket Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Quarter blue cloth with marbled boards. The cloth spine is significantly faded, with some small marks and bruised at the spine ends. Boards are heavily rubbed at the edges and corners and also have some marks. Front endpaper has been removed, exposing mull at the front inner hinge. The binding is otherwise quite sound. Top edge blue. Some foxing to the bottom outer closed textblock edge. pp. x, 296. 105401 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
59 Uncharted Country: Aspects of Life in Blindness
Mitchell, Mary Angus and Robertson London 1964 First UK Edition Hard Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Blue cloth boards, slightly faded at spine. No Dust jacket. Previous owner's signature, small and neat, to front endpaper. 154pp. 004489 
Price: 8.00 GBP

 
 
45 Earthquake Country: How, Why and Where Earthquakes Strike in California
Iacopi, Robert Lane Publishing Co. California 1980 0376061448 / 9780376061447 Soft cover Good Book 4to - over 9 - 12" tall 
7th printing. In good clean condition. Some light rubs to the spine edges and corners and some mild creasing to the cover corners. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. 160pp. 306092 
Price: 4.00 GBP

 
60 The Season of the Year: Some Country Contentments
Moore, John Collins London 1954 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Book 8vo - over 7 - 9" tall 
Hardback with dust jacket. First edition. Original red boards. Lightly bruised spine ends and corners. The binding is firm. No previous owner's names or inscriptions. Pages are clean except for a little foxing to the endpapers and pastedowns. Bottom textblock edge untrimmed. The dust jacket has some quite heavy foxing, some rubs and short nicks / tears to edges. Front flap not price clipped. A slight forwards lean to the spine. The dust jacket is supplied by us in a loose protective clear archival film sleeve. This does not adhere to the book or jacket in any way and protects the jacket against wear. 106968 
Price: 12.00 GBP

 
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