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A Countryman's Tale (SIGNED COPY)

By: Tyrrell, S. J.

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London & Basingstoke, Constable, 1973

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


The story of Eydon, a village in Northanptonshire that existed before the Domesday Book. Serves as a family memoir as well as a village history. Steeped in the virtues born of necessity - and of cruel poverty - in enabling the reader to understand, and share, his devotion to his village and his native fields. Clean square copy which is SIGNED by the author to the half-title page in blue biro. Unclipped d/w showing minor tear to rear cover - 288 pages plus illustrated map... View more info

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A Shepherd's Life

By: Hudson, W. H.

Price: £20.00

Publisher: London, The Library Press,

Edition: The Minerva Edition


Part of the Minerva Editions of Modern Authors Series. Brown leatherette boards with gilt bust to cover and lettering to spine. No date c 1930s. 233 pages. View more info

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A Shepherd's Watch : Through the Seasons with One Man and His Dogs

By: Kennard, David

Price: £6.00

Publisher: London, Headline Book Publishing Ltd, 2005


As new, unread copy which shows signs of slightest shelf wear. A shepherding year on the North Devon coast. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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A Social History of the English Countryside

By: Mingay, G. E.

Price: £32.50

Publisher: London, Routledge, 1990

Edition: First Edition


Traces the fundamental changes, the rise and fall of of rural England from medieval times up to the Second World War, giving a broad overall view of the development of the countryside. Clean square hardback in a d/w with a portrait of 'Going to the Fair' by E.V.Rippingille. 246 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Animal Machines : The New Factory Farming Industry

By: Harrison, Ruth

Price: £85.00

Publisher: London, Vincent Stuart, 1964

Edition: First Edition


With a foreword by Rachel Carson and a preface by Sydney Jennings. The author investigates the surge in production techniques to enable faster and bigger profits. Clean, bright copy in a somewhat tatty, unclipped d/w showing shelfwear & tear and small losses - 186 pages including index. Enclosed, laid in, is a 43 page pamphlet recording evidence tendered to the Committee of Enquiry on behalf of UFAW into Intensive Livestock Husbandry (1965). Next post dispatch. View more info

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Automatic Weaving

By: Aitken, J. B.

Price: £45.00

Publisher: Manchester, England, Columbine Press, 1964

Edition: First Edition


Describes the various types of weaving and ancillary machinary available at the time. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped d/w which shows slightest wear & tear. Company stamp to ffep. 150 pages including index. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Baskets: Crafty Ideas for Beautiful Baskets

By: Lloyd, Elizabeth Jane

Price: £12.00

Publisher: London, HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1997

Edition: First Edition


Clean, bright copy in unclipped jacket which has one small nick to edge of cover. Over 35 creative ideas for decorative baskets. Next post UK dispatch. View more info

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British Craftsmanship

By: Turner, W. J. (editor)

Price: £12.50

Publisher: London, Collins, 1948

Edition: First Edition


Part of the 'Britain in Pictures' series with an introduction by W.B.Honey. Good, clean copy with some light sunning to page edges and fading to boards. Signs of wear & tear to an unclipped d/w. 322 pages including index. View more info

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By Chance I Did Rove

By: Jewson, Norman

Price: £37.50

Publisher: Private, 1973

Edition: Republished


Good, clean, ex-library hardback showing the usual markings and with an unclipped d/w protected in clear film. Republished after being out of print for many years. Makes a valuable contribution to the history of the Cotswolds and English rural life. Blank ffep removed. 126 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Cotswold Memories : Recollections of Rural Life in the Steam Age

By: Pigram, Ron & Edwards, Dennis F.

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Greenwich Editions, 1996


Large format HARDBACK tracing the life of Cotswold people related to the railways and road services from the earliest days to the 1950s, when suddenly everyone seemed to have a car and many rural lines disappeared beneath the grass and scrub almost overnight. Some light sunning to page edges else a clean copy in an unclipped d/w - 119 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Country Days

By: Street, A. G.

Price: £17.50

Publisher: London, Faber & Faber, 1936

Edition: Reprint


No. 32 in the Faber Library Series. Thoughts of a day-to-day farmer. Good, clean copy with previous owner's details to ffep. D/w shows shelfwear and sunning to spine and loss to half of front flap - 258 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Country Folk

By: Wymer, Norman

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, Odhams Press, 1953


Provided a different slant to the reader's understanding of country life as the author writes of the men and women whose roots were set amongst the surrounding scenery. Features 23 chapters, each dealing with a separate job or way of life. Good clean copy in a price-clipped d/w showing light shelfwear & tear and sunning to spine - 240 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Craft Tools of Yesterday

By: Anon

Price: £7.50

Publisher: Ely, Cambridgeshire, Providence Press, 1979


Clean, bright, 32 page stapled booklet which presents, for the first time in colour, a selection of tools and implements together with a brief survey of the men and their crafts. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Cuckoo Hill : The Book of Gorley

By: Sumner, Heywood

Price: £10.50

Publisher: London, J. M. Dent & Sons, 1987

Edition: First Edition


Based on the earliest manuscript version which the author began in 1904 and now published to give a picture of life on the edge of the New Forest at the beginning of the century. Describes how Sumner designed and built Cuckoo Hill for himself and his family. With an introduction by Margot Coatts and a foreword by L.J.C.Evans. Clean, square hardback in an unclipped d/w. Pencil price to half-title rubbed out. 180 pages. Next post dispatch. View more info

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Drovers and Tanners of Enfield and Edmonton

By: Burnby, J.

Price: £8.00

Publisher: Edmonton Hundred Historical Society, 1988


54 page, stapled booklet charting the rise and fall of the industry North of London over hundreds of years. No.51 in the series. Next post dispatch. View more info