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Skills for Taming the Wilds: A Handbook of Woodcraft Wisdom, Angier, Bradford
1 Skills for Taming the Wilds: A Handbook of Woodcraft Wisdom
Angier, Bradford
Harrisburg Stackpole Books 1967 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Printing. Very clean green cloth boards with black illustration on cover, black lettering on spine. No bumping, no wear. Binding is tight & crisp, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 286 pgs. Illustrated with detailed drawings. Clean dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, one small clossed tear at base of front flap fold, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Offers the complete lowdown on civilizing the wilderness while traveling light and making do with little. An excellent reference for campside, tackle-box, glove compartment, or fireside. 8vo. Outdoor Life. 016604

Price: 25.00 USD
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Malabar Farm, Bromfield, Louis
2 Malabar Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Black cloth boards with blue title box, gold stamped lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean illustrated endpapers. Previous owner bookplate on fly leaf. Illustrated with drawings by Kate Lord. 405 pages. 024900

Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Malabar Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 First Edition, later printing Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Kate Lord, Illustrator 
Later printing of the first edition in clean unclipped original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with blue title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. Slight surface wear to spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Illustrations throughout by Kate Lord. 405 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped (3.75 on front inside flap), has a few tiny edge chips and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. The ever-popular and wonderful story by Louis Bromfield (a Pulitzer Prize winning novelist) about how he reclaimed worn out farms in his homeland around Lucas, Ohio and through sustainable farming, turned them into rich and productive land. (Malabar is still a working organic farm run by the State of Ohio and visited by thousands every year). 025045

Price: 25.00 USD
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Out of the Earth, Bromfield, Louis
4 Out of the Earth
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper& Brothers 1950 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean black cloth boards with green title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying, binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with occasional underlining to text. Photo illustrated endpapers, with small previous owner name and date neatly penned on front free endpaper. Foreword by the author. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 305 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is price clipped at upper corner of front inside flap, has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edges, a few very short closed edge tears with accompanying small creases. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 023373

Price: 35.00 USD
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Pleasant Valley, Bromfield, Louis
5 Pleasant Valley
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1945 Twelfth Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Kate Lord, Illustrator 
Clean black cloth boards with red title box, gold lettering on spine. No fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Brief previous owner inscription on front free endpaper at top corner (1945). Illustrated by Kate Lord. 302 pages. Pulitzer Prize-winning author's reflections on life on his Ohio farm. 023467

Price: 12.00 USD
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The American Country Girl, Crow, Martha Foote
6 The American Country Girl
Crow, Martha Foote
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1915 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Signed
First Edition, First Printing (Published September, 1915). Clean decorated American trade binding, with fifteen illustrations from photographs. Green cloth boards with red, white and black illustration on cover, white lettering on cover and spine. Faintest hint of soiling; tiny pin-head size spot of wear to bottom edge of front board. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Author inscription at top edge of front free endpaper ("Presented to Jessica B. Jones by the author 1915). Frontispiece photograph with tissue guard. 367 pages with bibliography. 024311

Price: 85.00 USD
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The Blue Fox, Duncan, Ronald
7 The Blue Fox
Duncan, Ronald
New York Oxford Press 1952 Stated First American Edition Hardcover Very Good+ very good Jacket Michael Hansom, Illustrator 
Very clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Hint of light surface wear to bottom spine corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean bright illustrated endpapers. Small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top corner of half-title page; no other marks. 202 pgs. Foreword by Brian Vesey Fitzgerald. Illustrated by Michael Hansom. Clean dustjacket has shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few short closed edge tears, clear tape at top and bottom spine edge. Ronald Duncan, a farmer "down to earth and mud on his boots" blends a laconic wit with the sensibilities of a poet. He is equally skillful at demolishing in a word the pomposities of a bureaucratic rat killer, and at building up in the next moment the feel of an English meadow after a rainstorm. A wise and happy man, whatever his mood he manages to infect us with his delight in the world. The scene is Devonshire, and the Blue Fox pub the particular symbol of village life from which Duncan derives his inspiration. 017630

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8 A Place in the Country
Farnham, Dwight
New York/ London Funk & Wagnalls 1936 First Edition, Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good No Dustjacket Jacket 
Clean green pebbled decorated cloth boards with black title box, gold lettering on cover and spine. No fraying, very light corner wear. Binding is tight & square, pages are clean. Decorated endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. 274 pgs. 8vo. Country Living. 011352

Price: 12.00 USD
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In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm, Fish, Charles
9 In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm
Fish, Charles
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995 Stated First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean brown boards with small illustration on cover, black spine with gold lettering. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 229 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no wear, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. The heart and soul of a vital segment of American life is presented in this book, from a time when the farmer felt himself at the very center of the national experience to his ambiguous position today. A vivid evocation of a way of life that is deeply rooted in our history and our spirits, but receding into the landscape. 8vo. Agriculture. 014034

Price: 18.00 USD
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10 Neither Hay Nor Grass
Gould, John
New York William Morrow & Co. 1951 First edition Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket F. Wenderoth Saunders, Illustrator 
First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black lettering on spine, black author initials on cover. Hint of slightest surface wear to corners, no fraying. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. 216 pgs. with illustrations by F. Wenderoth Saunders. Clean unfaded color illustrated dustjacket is price clipped at top corner of front inside flap, has one small curved closed tear at top spine edge (1"), small tape reinforcement to fold and spine edges on reverse side of dustjacket (no tears there), tiny chip at rear panel corner near spine edge. Author's photo on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Dry Yankee humor and the happy glow of warm family relationships and farm life in New England. 017939

Price: 25.00 USD
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11 Down to Earth: The Pleasures & Perils of Becoming a Farmer
Hahnel, Eugene S.
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1947 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Jacket Fred Dreher, Illustrator 
Gray cloth boards with green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Slight moisture stain at top edges of front and rear board, but no mustiness or odor. No bumping, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. 106 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is not price clipped, small chips at top and bottom of spine. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Agriculture. 009624

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Thin Mountain Air, Horgan, Paul
12 The Thin Mountain Air
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1977 0-374-27466-5 / 9780374274665 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
Very clean black cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Pages, edges, and endpapers are clean, crisp, and bright with no writing or marks. Binding is tight and square. 312 pgs. Clean, lavender/sky blue dustjacket is not price clipped. No chips or tears. Black and white photograph of author on rear inside flap. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. 8vo. Fiction. 014356

Price: 15.00 USD
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Moortown, Hughes, Ted
13 Moortown
Hughes, Ted
New York Harper & Row 1979 0-06-012016-9 / 9780060120160 First Edition, First Printing Hard Cover Fine Near Fine Jacket Leonard Baskin, Illustrator 
Very clean toast brown boards with stamped bull impression on cover, metallic lettering on black cloth spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean black endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 182 pgs. with illustrations by Leonard Baskin. Clean unfaded dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A poetry collection from one of England's finest poets about ordinary life of serious farming. Clean collectible condition. 8vo. Poetry. 015254

Price: 30.00 USD
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Yamsi: A Heartwarming Journal of One Year on a Wilderness Ranch, Hyde, Dayton O.
14 Yamsi: A Heartwarming Journal of One Year on a Wilderness Ranch
Hyde, Dayton O.
New York The Dial Press 1971 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean marbled brown boards with gold lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name on front free endpaper. No other marks. 318 pgs. illustrated with more than 100 photographs. Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has very light rubbing and shallow edge chipping. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. A heart warming journal which records a year on a wilderness ranch in Oregon. 8vo. Nature. 015418

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Inland Island, Johnson, Josephine
15 The Inland Island
Johnson, Josephine
New York Simon & Schuster 1969 Stated First Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Clean beige cloth boards with green leafy decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Small previous owner name neatly penned on front free endpaper. Nicely illustrated with beautiful drawings. 159 pgs. Dustjacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has hint of slightest browning to spine, slight wear at top and bottom spine edge, a few very tiny spots to front panel. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. An evocative and lyrical description of nature's changes, wonders and tragedies, recorded in the twelve months of the year by this Pulitizer-prize winning author. 8vo. Nature. 015416

Price: 15.00 USD
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Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse, Korda, Michael
16 Country Matters: The Pleasures and Tribulations of Moving from a Big City to an Old Country Farmhouse
Korda, Michael
New York Harpercollins 2001 0060197722 / 9780060197728 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean bright unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black boards with brown cloth spine, gold lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 304 pages + "The Six "Golden Rules" of Owning an Old House, Acknowledgements. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024253

Price: 15.00 USD
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Country Colic, Lawson, Robert
17 Country Colic
Lawson, Robert
Toronto McClelland and Stewart 1944 Stated First Edition Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Clean unfaded green cloth boards with cream lettering and small worm-eaten apple decoration on cover, cream lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated by the author. 70 pages. Clean dust jacket has one shallow edge chip at top edge of front panel (1/4" deep, 1" wide), several short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 024613

Price: 60.00 USD
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Farm Boy, Lieberman, Archie
18 Farm Boy
Lieberman, Archie
New York Harry N. Abrams 1974 081090148X / 9780810901483 First Edition, First Printing Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in clean unchipped jacket. Large book (approx. 9-1/2" x 11-1/4"). Clean red cloth boards with blind-stamped lettering on cover, white lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright. Inscribed on dedication page by author: "- And for you - Archie Lieberman." 240 illustrations (stunningly beautiful black and white photographs). 361 pages. Clean photo-decorated endpapers with printed quotations from Ecclesiastes. Clean dustjacket is unclipped, unchipped, no tears. In custom clear removable mylar cover (archival quality). An extraordinary human document and pictorial record - the true life story of a boy growing up to manhood on an Illinois farm, told in remarkably evocative photographs and in the words of the boy and his family. 022408

Price: 75.00 USD
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Pastures New, Lisle, Clifton
19 Pastures New
Lisle, Clifton
New York Farrar, Straus & Cudahy 1955 Stated First Printing Hardcover Very Good Very Good Jacket 
"First Printing" stated on copyright page, in original unclipped jacket. Green decorated paper covered boards with rust brown cloth spine. Clean with one very faint spot to front cloth edge. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Unmarked endpapers. 241 pp. Dustjacket is not price clipped (3.50 on front inside flap), age-toned, with very small chips at spine corners, short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Story of life on a farm west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the beauty of nature and the pleasures of rural life. 020003

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Egg and I, MacDonald, Betty
20 The Egg and I
MacDonald, Betty
Philadelphia/New York J. B. Lippincott 1945 Fourth Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket 
Early printing in original dustjacket. Clean green cloth boards with black chicken on lower corner of front board, black lettering on spine. No bumping or fraying; very slight fading to top and bottom spine edge. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean. Neatly penned previous owner name at top edge of front free endpaper. 278 pgs. Clean early dustjacket with chicken farm illustration in circle on front panel, author's photo on rear panel. Dustjacket is clean and not price clipped ($2.75 on front flap) and states "Fourth Printing", matching statement on copyright page. Some fading to spine and top edge of front panel. Very shallow chipping at top and bottom spine edge, a few very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Author's life and experiences on a chicken ranch, told with rollicking humor; this book was made into a successful movie in 1947 starring Claudette Colbert, Fred MacMurray and Marjorie Main. 8vo. Humor. 015217

Price: 30.00 USD
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