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Great Walks of Britain - 38 Glorious
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Great Walks of Britain - 38 Glorious

By Various

London: Ward, Lock, 1988. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards with Fine dustjacket. A large format book of 223 pages. Illustrated throughout with photographs and maps. The book gives detailed maps, directions, and a description of features along the way for 38 glorious walks. They vary from short essy strolls to tough long-distance treks, each graded for difficulty. 2. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.65

In the Wake of the Hurricane
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In the Wake of the Hurricane

By Ogley, Bob

London: Guild, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket. A rectangular format volume of 139 pages. The wind that blew in from the sea in the early hours of October 16 1987 and changed the face of southern England prompted newspaper editor Bob Ogley to produce an instant book showing the devastation in a large area of West Kent and beyond. In little more than a month In the Wake of the Hurricane sold 25,000 copies and this new book, produced by popular demand, will have wider appeal. It traces the story of one of the the greatest storms ever to hit our shores and describes how those of us in heavily populated, but normally insulated, area of Western Europe now have a greater respect for the forces of nature. 20. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Memories of the Shires
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Memories of the Shires

By Paget, J. Otho (Q of The Field)

London: Methuen, 1920. Gilt title on red cloth boards which have wear to spine head and spine side top has an inch and a half split and there are marks to front and rear boards. Internally there is a gift inscription to front endpaper, foxing to closed edges, endpapers and to occasional page edges else clean and unmarked. 224 pages + 8 pages of publisher's catalogue. 300. First. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef
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Wonders of the Great Barrier Reef

By Roughley, T.C. (Theodore Cleveland)

Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1943. Gilt title on green cloth boards which are unmarked with just a hint of wear to corner tips. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. SIGNED BY AUTHOR with inscription to 'Surgeon Lieut. G. D. Cliff' and dated Feb. 13th 1945 on half-title page. 282 pages. 44 illustrations. Theodore Cleveland Roughley (1888-1961) was a zoologist and author. A1D. Signed by Author. First. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.97

The Notorious Poacher  -  Memoirs of an Old Poacher
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The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an Old Poacher

By Bedson, G. ('Grandad')

Hindhead, Surrey: SAIGA, 1982. A Fine unmarked copy with VG+ dustjacket which has some fading. xii + 142 pages. 58 illustrations. This is the true account of the life of a poacher, based in North Staffordshire. It covers a period of around 50 years from boyhood to quite recent times. In perspective, poaching is shown as a product of the depression years although, obviously, the love of the countryside and the excitement of eluding gamekeepers and the law are important factors. The methods used for day and night-time poaching are all explained. The characters of the countryside - the good and the bad- are examined. Brushes with police and gamekeepers; the irony and the humour are all intertwined. Common myths and fallacies are criticized, and the author writes from experience, pulling no punches. Illustrated throughout with engravings taken from old books. C3B. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Woodlands of Britain  -  A Naturalist's Guide
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Woodlands of Britain - A Naturalist's Guide

By Freethy, Ron

Leicester: PRC, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards with Fine dustjacket. 216 pages. Coloured photograph endpapers. In the book the author examines the natural history of woodlands - the trees, plants, birds, mammals and insects - and in doing so draws a complete picture of woodland life, as it has evolved over the centuries, and its likely future. He shows how the naturalist can study wildlife, how to look, how to listen, how to understand the woodland world through each season. Profusely illustrated with photographs and drawings. PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.9 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST. A1F. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.65

Portraits of the Past  -  The British Landscape Through the Ages
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Portraits of the Past - The British Landscape Through the Ages

By Muir, Richard

London: Michael Joseph, 1989. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 184 pages. Illustrated throughout. With characteristic erudition, clarity and enthusiasm Richard Muir examines life in the countryside of different eras. He shows, for instance, how life in the Iron Age was dominated by fighting and farming; he takes a trip through Domesday England; he illustrates the change and hardship of medieval times. By explaining details such as old field patterns, the crops that were grown, what people ate, where they lived, which lost animals and birds shared their countryside and how villages developed. Using photographs that evoke details of particular periods and attractive reconstruction drawings, and drawing on archaeology, estate maps, historical documents, art and literature, he deciphers the intriguing puzzle of lost lives and landscapes. A1F. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.65

The Landgrabbers - The New Fight Over Who Owns the Planet
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The Landgrabbers - The New Fight Over Who Owns the Planet

By Pearce, Fred

London: Eden Project, 2012. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped.xi + 388 pages. map endpapers and maps in the text. The race is on to grab the world's most precious and irreplaceable resource: land. The author has gone in pursuit of the globe-trotting landgrabbers - a larger-than-life cast of characters that includes city speculators, Gulf oil sheikhs, Chinese entrepreneurs, big name financiers like George Soros, and industry titans like Richard Branson. His findings are extraordinary. Parcels o land the size of Wales are beong gobbled up across the plains of Africa, the paddy fields of South-east Asia, the jungles of the Amazon and the prairies of Eastern Europe. The land - often fraudently sold by governments as vacant - turns out to be the property of subsistence farmers, cattle herders and forest tribes. All this is being done in the name of feeding the world. But will it? Does taking land from the poorest and hungriest really make sense? Or is the landgrab more about profits than full stomachs? B2E. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.81

The New Amateur Naturalist
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The New Amateur Naturalist

By Baker, Nick

London: Collins, 2004. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A large format volume of 288 pages. Illustrated throughout. Foreword by Lee Durrell. Nick Baker's fascination with the natural world began at an early age, inspired by Gerald and Lee Durrell's classic book The Amateur Naturalist. Spurred on by this he has become one of our most knowledgeable and widely travelled wildlife experts. The book is an up-to-date, practical introduction to observing, understanding and investigating the natural world around us. Fact packed. and brimming with practical tips and techniques, it offers a rich source of new ideas for more experienced naturalists, as well as sparking the natural curiosity of a whole new generation. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.12 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 22. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$16.22

Poultry Keeping for Profit  -  Technically Edited and with a Chapter on Common Ailments By H.R.C. Kennedy
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Poultry Keeping for Profit - Technically Edited and with a Chapter on Common Ailments By H.R.C. Kennedy

By Morris, Denis

London: Country Life, 1952. Red titles on orange cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked with a few specks to fore edge. A Very Good+ to near Fine copy. Dustjacket has chipping and wear to edges and is not price clipped. 119 pages. 12 illustrations. This is a complete guide to keeping poultry and making money from them. It is written particularly for those who are thinking of expanding a small flock of poultry into a unit that will bring in extra money. The author writes from hard-earned experience. 5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.65

Poultry Farming for a Living
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Poultry Farming for a Living

By Grange, Cyril

London: Macmillan, 1954. Brown titles on orange cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is age darkening to endpapers else very clean, tight and unmarked. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket has chipping and wear to edges and is not price clipped. x + 266 pages. 47 illustrations. The author is a pedigree poultry breeder, a winner of many awards, and holds a number of official positions in connection with poultry farming. This authoritatively written book will prove invaluable to all poultry farmers and those who are taking up poultry keeping as a side-line to their main work. 5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$8.65

Working Plans for Estate Woodlands
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Working Plans for Estate Woodlands

By James, N.D.G.

Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1948. Gilt title on grey cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there are a few marks to endpapers and light foxing to top edge else very clean, tight and unmarked with no inscriptions. A Very Good+ copy. Dustjacket is also VG+ and has a few minor marks and no wear and is not price clipped. ix + 93 pages. The heavy and extensive felling of timber which took place throughout the country since 1939, has resulted in the need for re-afforestaion programme of the first magnitude. While the success of such a programme will be dependent, to a large extent, on the energy and efforts of the private woodland owner, the best results can only be achieved by careful forethought and planning. H.M. Forestry Commissioners have also laid down that one of the requirements under the Scheme for the Dedication of Woodlands is the preparation of a 'Plan of Operations'. It is with the object of assisting those who have to prepare a full Working Plan that this book has been written. B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$6.49

A Cottage Idyll
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A Cottage Idyll

By Wiggin, Maurice

London: Thomas Nelson, 1969. Gold title on green boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is evidence of an erased name to front endpaper and some light foxing to closed edges els very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a repaired closed tear and the price covered. 157 pages. Illustrated with drawings in the text. The book is the author's enchanting account of the seasons at Tea-Cosy Cottage in a small village nestling in the Surrey hills. Here is an evocation of the landscape, of the English climate, and a disappearing way of life. Animals and birds are all observed, and interwoven are vignettes of the people of the village. B2C. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$7.57

Walking the Cheviots  -  Classic Circular Routes
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Walking the Cheviots - Classic Circular Routes

By Baker, Edward

Cheshire: Sigma Press, 1996. A near Fine unmarked copy. Included also is an unused postcard of Linhope Spout, Northumberland. 190 pages. Illustrated with maps and photographs. The walks in this book provide an excellent introduction to this lonely, wild countryside. Everyone is catered for - from weekend family groups to the experienced hill walker. Each of the 47 routes is full of interest, with details of the natural history, geology and archaeology of the area. Many of the walks follow old drove roads, smuggling routes and Roman roads which cross the hills. 205. First Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.76

Discovering the Countryside  -  Grassland Walks
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Discovering the Countryside - Grassland Walks

By Bellamy, David

Middlesex: Country Life, 1983. A Fine unmarked copy in pictorial laminated boards. A large format book illustrated throughout. Comprises: Bellamy's Wild Grass Chase; A Limestone Grassland Walk with Frank Perring; A Downland Walk in Mid-Summer with David Streeter; A Downland Walk in Late Summer with Trevor Elkington; A Meadow Walk with Francis Rose. 22. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$7.57

The Munros  -  Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers Guide Volume One
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The Munros - Scottish Mountaineering Club Hillwalkers Guide Volume One

By Bennet, Donald (edited by)

Edinburgh: Scottish Mountaineering Trust, 1991. A near Fine copy (Fine apart from a neat name to front endpaper and a very small indentation to top edge) in pictorial laminated boards. 250 pages. 284 colour illustrations and 116 maps. Second edition. This comprehensive guide book gives concise descriptions of the most popular hillwalker's routes on Scotland's 3,000 ft mountains, the Munros. There are 275 of them, first listed by Sir Hugh Munro over a century ago, and since then they have been a challenge to hillwalkers whose enduring enthusiasm is to climb these mountains, possibly all of them. 301. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

Happy Countryman
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Happy Countryman

By Warren, C. Henry

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1946. Gold title on green cloth boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is some light foxing to closed edges, endpapers and the odd mark to some page margins else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket and by C.F. Tunnicliffe is also Very Good wih some light spots of foxing to reverse and is price clipped. Second edition (first was 1939 and not illustrated). Illustrations by C.F. Tunnicliffe. The book is the story of Mark Thurston, an Essex farm-hand now 80 years old, and his efforts to wrest a living for himself and his family in the days when farm wages were only a few shillings a week. The story starts in his boyhood and is told mainly in his own words, the natural and forcible vocabulary of a man who, however unlettered, has nevertheless an ability to put a scene and a state of mind before you. The background is amplified by C. Henry Warren, whose knowledge of that particular countryside is unrivalled, but the story is Mark's own. **** NOT EX LIB **** 11. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Tunnicliffe, C.F.. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.81

The Landscape of William Shakespeare
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The Landscape of William Shakespeare

By Davis, Michael Justin

Exeter / London: Webb and Bower / Michael Joseph, 1987. A near Fine unmarked copy which has a small place and date written on front endpaper and a very small indentation to spine with dustjacket which has a small hole to spine which has been tape repaired. A large format volume of 209 pages lavishly illustrated with photographs by Simon McBride and contemporary illustrations. The England of William Shakespeare was not only his birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon, nor the place where he spent most of his life writing and performing plays - London, but also the many towns where the distinguished theatrical touring company of the day performed his works, presumably often accompanied by Shakespeare himself; Marlborough, Faversham in Kent, Rye, Dover, Bath, Bristol, Oxford, Coventry, Shrewsbury, Ipswich, Wilton, Barnstaple, to name but a few. All these places are described in relevant detail in the book. In London and Stratford there are buildings and landscapes that enable us to reconstruct, with the use of specially commissioned photographs and an illuminating text, the Elizabethan world in which Shakespeare lived. **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 0.95 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST **** **** NOT EX LIB **** 11. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$10.81

The Footpaths of Britain  -  A Guide to Walking in England, Scotland and Wales
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The Footpaths of Britain - A Guide to Walking in England, Scotland and Wales

By Marriott, Michael

London: Black Cat, 1991. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. A large format volume which is an invaluable and practical guide for all walkers and outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore and enjoy the rich variety of paths in England, Scotland and Wales. With 80 colour and over 120 black and white photographs and 60 specially commissioned maps, the book provides the reader with all the information needed to plan and walk through some of the best scenery in this country. **** NOT EX LIB **** 11. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$8.65

A Year in the Life of a Field
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A Year in the Life of a Field

By Allaby, Michael

Newton Abbot: David and Charles, 1981. A Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is price clipped. 208 pages with photographic illustrations in the text. The ecologist and naturalist author has written this closely observed account of a year during which he studied a perfectly ordinary eight and a half acre farm field. The field differs little from thousands of such fields, which is why he chose to study it. As part of a Cornish farm the field has been in the hands of the same family for two centuries and has seen the same cycle year in, year out. It is not a wild field untouched by human hand but has undoubtedly been affected by the attempts of several generations to wrest a living from it. His sensitive and personal study explores the history of the field and its surroundings, its flora and fauna. C3D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.65

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