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The English Farmhouse, Briggs, Martin S.
1 The English Farmhouse
Briggs, Martin S.
London B. T. Batsford, Ltd. 1953 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean dark green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers. No names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with 132 photographs and line drawings. 242 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny edge nicks and short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. History is written here in tiles and beams, stones and thatch...a wonderful book for any lover of the English countryside and its heritage. 026464

Price: 25.00 USD
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From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm, Bromfield, Louis
2 From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean green cloth boards with black cloth spine, green title box, gold lettering on spine. No fading, fraying or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean photo-illustrated endpapers, no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs. 355 pages with index. 025278

Price: 15.00 USD
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Malabar Farm, Bromfield, Louis
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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Malabar Farm, Bromfield, Louis
4 Malabar Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1948 Stated First Edition Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket 
Stated First Edition. Clean black cloth boards with blue title box on spine. Some sun fading to spine; no fraying or wear-through. A few light scratches to rear board. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Tasteful previous owner bookplate on front paste-down. 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). 025645

Price: 18.00 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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Nature's Messages - A Book of Wilderness Wisdom, Campbell, Sam
6 Nature's Messages - A Book of Wilderness Wisdom
Campbell, Sam
Rand McNally 1952 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
Stated First Printing in fine, beautiful unclipped dust jacket. Very clean decorated boards with green and brown lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with beautiful black and white photographs. 221 pages. Clean dust jacketi su nchipped, not price clipped, enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A book as refreshing to the spirit as a vacation in the north woods. Loved by everyone who loves the outdoors. 026221

Price: 35.00 USD
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Flat Rock Journal: A Day in the Ozark Mountains, Carey, Ken
7 Flat Rock Journal: A Day in the Ozark Mountains
Carey, Ken
Harpercollins 1994 0062510061 / 9780062510068 First Hardcover Fine Fine Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean beige boards with gray-beige cloth spine, stamped metallic lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. As new condition. All pages and edges are clean and bright, with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Text design and page decorations by Eric Holub. 230 pages. Clean bright dust jacket has no wear, no chips, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A memoir of place, relationships, and the hardships and delights of rural life, Ken Carey's journal of a daylong spiritual journey through the forest instills a sense of ancient geologic time, wonder for the natural environment, and a heartfelt appreciation for human nature. 026540

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The American Country Girl, Crow, Martha Foote
8 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
9 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

Price: 30.00 USD
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10 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
11 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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12 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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13 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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A Norwegian Farm, Hamsun, Marie
14 A Norwegian Farm
Hamsun, Marie
Philadelphia J. B. Lippincott 1933 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Elsa Jemne, Illustrator 
Clean book in original unclipped dust jacket. Clean yellow-beige cloth boards with dark blue lettering and illustration on cover and spine. No fraying or fading. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean illustrated endpapers. Small tasteful previous owner bookplate on front free endpaper. Abridged and Translated by Maida Castelhun Darnton. Colored frontispiece and 20 illustrations by Elsa Jemne. 343 pages. Bright dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), previous owner last name written toward bottom of front inside flap; very shallow chipping at top spine edge (1/16" max), a few short closed edge tears, very slight edge wear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A scarce and wonderful book about the life, adventures, fun and pranks of four children (two boys and two girls) ranging in age from eleven down to five. A story of rural, sturdy living told with humorous understanding. 026361

Price: 95.00 USD
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The Thin Mountain Air, Horgan, Paul
15 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
16 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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The Inland Island, Johnson, Josephine
17 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
18 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
19 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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An Old Country House, Le Gallienne, Richard
20 An Old Country House
Le Gallienne, Richard
New York Harper & Brothers 1905 Later printing Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket Elizabeth Shippen Green, Illustrator 
Later printing of the first edition, beautifully illustrated by Elizabeth Shippen Green. Decorated American trade binding - beige buckram cloth boards with gold and dark green lettering and decoration on cover with clean paste-on illustration by Elizabeth Shippen Green, gold lettering on spine. Clean, no fraying, hint of very slight browning to spine. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with gilt top page edges. Floral endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Beautiful frontispiece illustration with tissue guard; Two-color decorated title page. Printed on heavy high quality glossy paper, with many illustrations throughout. 144 pages. 025419

Price: 32.00 USD
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