Country Life

  1. Alexander, William G. G.: A Farming Century: the Darent Valley 1892-1992. London: Quiller Press, 1991. 1st. edn. 176pp. Numerous b/w photos. and other illus. Author’s signature to ffep. D/w (and boards) a little bummped on top corners otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6254) £6.00
  1. Archer, Fred.: By Hook and by Crook. London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1978. 1st. edn. 176pp. B/w illus. Gift inscription to ffep. D/w a little faded on spine and very slightly rubbed on corners and edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5656) £5.00
  1. Archer, Fred.: The Village of my Childhood. Stroud: Alan Sutton, 1989. 1st. edn. viii, 174pp. Eight cold. plates, many b/w photos. Gift inscription and ownership signature on front pastedwon. Price-clipped d/w a trifle frayed at spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5769) £4.00
  1. Batsford, Harry.: How to See the Country. London: B. T. Batsford, 1946. 2nd. edn. vi, 90pp. B/w photos. Bookplate to ffep. Brian Cook d/w chipped and worn on edges and faded on spine otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 4788) £4.00
  1. Bingham, Charles: Chalk Stream Salmon and Trout Fishing Shrewsbury: Swan Hill, 1993 1st. edn. 176 pp. Numerous cold. photos., maps. D/w very slightly rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2097) £8.00
  1. Buller, Fred & Falkus, Hugh.: Falkus and Buller’s Freshwater Fishing. London: Grange Books, 1994. New edn. 525pp. Many cold. and b/w photos., text drawings. Small, neat ownership signature to ffep. D/w slightly rubbed on edges and corners with a couple of closed tears in top edge. Otherwise, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5710) £7.50
  1. Clifford, Kevin & Arbery, Len: Redmire Pool Enfield: Beekay Publishers, 1984 1st. edn. (10) 248 pp. Numerous cold. and b/w photos. Some very light tanning to page edges and ep’s otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2094) £95.00
  1. Cockwill, Peter.: Trout From Small Stillwaters. London: Boxtree, 1994. 1st. edn. 121pp. Numerous cold. photos., text figures. D/w very slightly creased alonf top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5662) £6.50
  1. Collyns, Charles Palk:: Notes on the Chase of the Wild Red Deer in the Counties of Devon and Somerset: with an appendix descriptive of remarkable runs and incidents connected with the chase from the year 1780 to the year 1860. London: Lawrence & Bullen, 1902. No. 19 of an edn. of 250. xxviii, 307 pp. Edited by the Hon. L.J. Bathurst. Eight full-page b/w plates and 26 other b/w illus. by E. Caldwell. T.e.g. Prelims. lightly foxed otherwise clean and bright internally. Vellum backed dark red cloth gilt rubbed on extremities and generally a trifle dulled. Overall, a very good copy. (Stock ref 6084) £100.00
  1. Cuming, E. D. (ed.): Squire Osbaldeston: his autobiography London: John Lane The Bodley Head, 1927. New edn. lxii, 331pp plus 8pp publisher’s list. Six b/w illus. Introduced by Sir Theodore Cook and commentary by the editor. Dust marked d/w chipped and worn with several small, closed tears. Otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5663) £30.00
  1. Day, J. Wentworth.: The Modern Fowler: with a guide to some of the principal coastal wildfowling resorts of today. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1934. 1st. edn. xix(1)303pp. Three etchings by Winifred Austen, many b/w photos., numerous head and tail pieces by Fish-Hawk. Red buckram boards showing a little dust marking with gilt spine lettering slightly dulled but, otherwise, a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6017) £20.00
  1. Dewar, George A. B.: Life and Sport in Hampshire. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1908. 1st. edn. xii, 274pp. Two cold. plates by Archibald Thorburn, 12 b/w plates. Title page verso bears stamp of the County Library, Maidstone. Dark blue cloth gilt boards slightly rubbed on edges and bumped on corners otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5481) £12.00
  1. Ditchfield, P. H.: Rural England: cottage and village life. London: Bracken Books, 1993. New edn. (12)185pp. Many Cold. and b/w illus. by A. R. Quinton. Originally published in 1912. D/w a trifle rubbed on corners otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 5668) £6.00
  1. Eardley-Wilmot, Sir John E.,: Reminiscences of the LateThomas Assheton Smith, Esq., or the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman. London, John Murray, 1860. 2nd. edn. xiii(3)307pp. 10 b/w illus. Front inner hinge cracked but holding. Dark red boards with gilt decoration and lettering, darkened on spine, rubbed and worn on edges and corners with some fraying and a 30mm.split in front hinge at spine head. (Stock ref 6121) £20.00
  1. Fleig, Dieter.: The Technique of Breeding Better Dogs. Dorking: Ringpress Books, 1996. 1st UK edn. 173pp. Numerous cold. and b/w photos., text figures. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 6020) £12.00
  1. Frost, W. E. & Brown, M. E.: The Trout. London: Collins, 1972. Reprint. 286pp. Four cold. and 42 b/w photos, maps. One of the New Naturalist Monograph series. Ownership signature to ffep.Price-clipped d/w rather creased along top edge otherwise a very clkean, bright copy. (Stock ref 5549) £10.00
  1. Hallam-Gordon, C. (ed): International Show Jumping Book London: Souvenir Press, 1968 1st. edn. 144 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Includes contributions from Harvey Smith, Ted Williams, Alan Oliver, David Broome et al. D/w slightly rubbed on edges, a very good copy. (Stock ref 2110) £5.00
  1. Halsall, Eric.: Gael: sheepdog of the hills. Wellingborough: Patrick Stephens, 1985. 1st. edn. 224pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 5665) £5.00
  1. Hill, Susan.: The Magic Apple Tree: a country year. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1982. 1st. edn. 199pp. Many engravings by John Lawrence. D/w a little faded on spine and slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5667) £6.00
  1. Hughes, Cledwyn.: The House in the Cornfield. London: T. Werner Laurie, 1957. 1st. edn. 252pp. Line drawings by Christopher Brooker. Binding ver slightly cocked. Price-clipped d/w rubbed and worn on edges and corners with some minor loss at spine head otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5723) £8.00
  1. Ingham, Maurice & Walker, Richard.: Drop Me a Line: letters exchanged on trout and coarse fishing. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1964. 2nd. edn. 295pp. B/w photos., text figures. All pp somewhat tanned. D/w a trifle rubbed at spine head and stained on back panel otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5092) £50.00
  1. Jefferies, Richard: The Open Air London: Chatto & Windus, 1885 1st. edn. (8)270pp plus 32pp publisher’s list dated 1889. A collection of articles and essays originally published in newspapers and magazines including Manchester Guardian and English Illustrated Magazine. Rather grubby pictorial cloth gilt but clean and bright internally. (Stock ref 3005) £40.00
  1. Jefferies, Richard.: Hodge and his Masters. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1966. The Fitzroy Edition, 2 vols. xiv, 168: (6)146pp. Bookplates to front pastedowns. D/w’s slightly tanned on spine and heavily dust marked otherwise a clean sound set. (Stock ref 5658) £10.00
  1. Lapsley, Peter.: Trout From Stillwaters. London: A. & C. Black, 1981. 1st. edn. xvi, 207pp. Four cold. plates, numerous b/w photos. and text figures. D/w slightly creased along top edge and rubbed on corners otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5666) £6.00
  1. Lucas, Capt. Jocelyn: The Sealyham Terrier: with six chapters on breeding and eight on sport Leicester: T. H. Crumbie (Printers), nd (1922) 1st. edn. 112 pp. numerous b/w photos. Printed price on title page neatly altered, in ink, from 7/6 to 3/9! Dark blue cloth gilt somewhat faded on spine and edges of bds. but, overall, a very good, clean copy. (Stock ref 1313) £30.00
  1. Malloch, P. D.: Life-History and Habits of the Salmon, Sea-Trout, Trout and Other Freshwater Fish. London: Adam & Charles Black, 1912. 2nd. edn. xxx, 294pp. 274 b/w illus. Ownershipsignature to ffep. Grey cloth boards with gilt lettering rather rubbed on hedges and slightly stained. Inner hinges cracked but, otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5725) £10.00
  1. Murphy, Genevieve (ed): The Show Jumping Book London: Purnell, 1969 1st. edn. 156 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Includes contributions from Alison Westwood, Raymond Brooks-Ward, Dorian Williams et al. Pictorial laminated boards with minimal shelf wear otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2111) £5.00
  1. Noble, Edwin.: The Dog Lover’s Book. London: Wells Gardner, Darton & Co., nd (1910). 1st. edn. xx,304pp. 24 cold. plates by the author. teg. Brown cloth gilt somewhat faded on spine and bumped on corners otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6230) £90.00
  1. Parker, Eric (ed).: The Lonsdale Keeper’s Book. London: Seeley Service & Co., 1938. 1st. edn. 256pp. 30 b/w photos., text figures. Some marginal annotations in pencil. Brown buckram boards rather spotted and d/w a littler frayed along top edge with some very minor loss to spine head. A clean. sound copy. (Stock ref 4539) £15.00
  1. Parsons, Harry.: Fishing up the Moon: a personal account of the angling affliction. Ludloe: Merlin Unwin Books, 1999. 1st. edn. x,182pp. B/w photos. D/w, a fine copy. (Stock ref 5790) £7.00
  1. Piper, Hugh: Poultry: a practical guide to the choice, breeding, rearing and managementof all descriptions of fowls, turkeys, Guinea-fowls, ducks and geese for profit and exhibition London: Groombridge & Sons, 1872 2nd. edn. viii, 521 pp. Eight cold. plates. Aeg, some light foxing throughout. Front inner hinge tender. Green cloth gilt slightly rubbed on edges otherwwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 2442) £40.00
  1. Ritz, Charles: A Fly Fisher’s Life London: Max Reinhardt, 1972 Revised edn. (10) 280 pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. Prepared in collaboration with John Piper. D/w a little creased on edges and with a small tear in bottom edge of back panel. A very good copy. (Stock ref 2260) £20.00
  1. Roberts, John: Flyfishing for Grayling Ludlow: Excellent Press, 1999 One of an edn. of 1250 copies signed by the author. x, 150 pp. Cold. photos. D/w slightly faded along top edge of front panel otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2095) £30.00
  1. Roberts, Peter (ed): Riding the International Way Number 1 London: Kaye & Ward, 1969 1st. edn. 120 pp. Numerous b/w photos. Includes contreibutions from Dorian Williams, Raymond Brooks-Ward, Hans Gunther Winkler et al. D/w very slightkly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2116) £5.00
  1. Rogers, Evan.: A Funny Old Quist: the memoirs of a gamekeeper. London: Dennis Dobson, 1981. 1st. edn. 216pp. Ordinary Lives No. 5 edited by Clive Murphy. Ownership signature and address to front pastedown. Binding slightly cocked. D/w slightly rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5708) £10.00
  1. Saville, Tom.: Reservoir Trout Fishing with Tom Saville. London: H. F. & G. Witherby, 1991. 1st. edn. 200pp. Cold. and b/w photos., text figures. Price-clipped d/w a trifle dust marked otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5664) £5.00
  1. Seymour, John.: The Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency. London: Corgi Books, 1978. 1st. P/B edn. 256pp. Numerous illus. Pictorial card covers a little rubbed on corners and edges with a crease across bottom corner of front panel. A clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5779) £10.00
  1. Somerville, Alexander: The Whistler at the Plough: containing travels, statistics and descriptions of scenery and agricultural customs in most parts of England London: Merlin Press, 1989 Repr. of 1852 edn. xxxvii, 432, (6) pp. One b/w illus. and on map. D/w, a nera min copy. (Stock ref 1131) £10.00
  1. Spooner, Glenda: Handbook of Showing London: Museum Press, 1968 1st. edn. 264 pp. Numerous b/w photos., text figures. Signed by the author. Gift inscription to ffep. D/w a little rubbed on corners and with two small tears in front panel otherwise a clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 2107) £6.50
  1. Summerhays, R. S.: Summerhays’ Encyclopaedia for Horsemen London: Frederick Warne, 1966 4th revised edn. xvi, 368 pp. Cold. frontis., 24 b/w photos., numerous text figures. Ink date to ffep. D/w somewhat rubbed on edges with several small, closed tears otherwise a very good copy. (Stock ref 2109) £6.00
  1. Taylor, Fred.: Favourite Swims and Still Water Pitches. London: Macgibbon & Kee, 1961. 1st. edn. 125pp. 24 b/w photos. Foreword by Richard Walker. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 5091) £40.00
  1. Thomas, Joseph B.: Hounds and Hunting Through the Ages. Lanham: The Derrydale Press, 2001. New edn. xxii, 210pp. Cold. frontis. and numerous b/w illus. D/w very slightly dust marked otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5726) £15.00
  1. Vaisey, David (ed.): The Diary of Thomas Turner 1754-1765. East Hoathly: CTR Publishing, 1994. New ed. xl,386pp. B/w illus. An eighteeth-century shopkeeper’s unique chronicle of village life. Pictorial card covers just a trifle rubbed on corners otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 6064) £5.00
  1. Venables, Bernard, Mount, Hal et al.: Fishing with Mr. Crabtree in all Waters. London: Daily Mirror Publications, nd (c1968). 2nd. impression. 160pp. Many cold.ills and line drawings by Bernard Venables, cold. and b/w photos. Pictorial card covers a little rubbed on corners and edges otherwise a very clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6292) £15.00
  1. Verhoff, Esther & Rijs, Aad.: The Complete Encyclopedia of Chickens. Lisse: Rebo Publishers, 2008. Reprint. 336pp Numerous cold. photos., text figures. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 5660) £8.00
  1. Walton, Izaak and Cotton, Charles.: The Compleat Angler or Contemplative Man’s Recreation: being a discourse on Rivers, fish-ponds, fish and fishing. London: Samuel Bagster, 1815. Bagster’s 2nd. edn. (2)514(20)pp. 50 b/w illus. Neat ownership signature to ffep.1/2 calf gilt over marbled boards, rebacked with original spine laid on, rather rubbed on corners and edges. Contents very clean and sound. (Stock ref 6004) £150.00
  1. Walton, Izaak.: The Compleat Angler or The Contemplative Man’s Recreation: being a discourse of fish and fish not unworthy of the perusal of most anglers. London: Hodder & Stoughton, nd(1911). 1st. edn. thus. xvi, 167pp. 25 mounted, tissue-guarded cold. plates by James Thorpe. Front inner hinge slightly weakened. Green cloth gilt just a little rubbed on edges and corners otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 3237) £95.00
  1. Watkins-Pitchford, Denys.: Wild Lone: the story of a Pytchley fox. London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1941. Reprint. xviii, 268pp. Numerous woodcuts by the author. Small, neat gift inscription to ffep. D/w chipped and worn on edges and corners with some loss at spine head and tail otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5657) £10.00
  1. Williams, A. Courtney.: A Dictionary of Trout Flies and of Flies for Sea-Trout and Grayling London: A. & C. Black, 1961. 3rd. edn. 378pp. Eight cold. and eight b/w plates. D/w very slightly rubbed on edges and corners with a little dust marking on back panel otherwise a very clean, bright copy. (Stock ref 5784) £15.00
  1. Williamson, Henry.: The Lone Swallows. London: Collins, 1922. 1at. edn. x,245pp plus 6pp. publisher’s list. The author’s second book, a collection of essays on country matters. All pp untrimmed and some uncut. 1/4 black buckram over yellow paper-covered boards with paper title label to spine. Boards a little rubbed on corners and edges otherwise a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 6281) £30.00
  1. Williamson, Henry.: The Village Book. London: Jonathan Cape, 1930. No. 350 of an edn. of 504 copies signed by the author. 342pp. One b/w photo. Teg otherwise text block untrimmed. Quarter vellum over green boards. Vellum slightly discoloured and boards slightly faded along top edges and a trifle bumped on bottom corners. Otherwise, a very clean and unread copy. (Stock ref 5998) £45.00
  1. Yates, Chris: The Deepening Pool: the chronicle of a compulsive angler London: Unwin Hyman, 1990 1st. edn. 192 pp. Numerous cold. and b/w photos. Signed by the author. Price-clipped d/w otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2259) £50.00
  1. Yates, Christopher: Casting at the Sun: the reflections of a carp fisher London: Pelham Books, 1986 1st. edn. 232 pp. Many b/w photos., text figures. D/w very slightly creased along top edge otherwise a fine copy. (Stock ref 2263) £95.00
  1. Young, Francis Brett.: Portrait of a Village. London: William Heinemann, 1937 1st. edn. xii, 180pp. 30 wood cuts by Joan Hassall. Neat gift inscription. Some light foxing more or less restricted to first gather. Binding very slightly cocked. Price-clipped d/w rather creased and rubbed on edges with heavy dust marking. otherwise, a clean, sound copy. (Stock ref 5659) £10.00