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A Breath of French Air, Bates, H. E.
1 A Breath of French Air
Bates, H. E.
London Michael Joseph 1959 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition in clean bright original illustrated jacket. Clean blue cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. No fraying 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. 159 pages. Dust jacket is clean and bright (design by Broom Lynne); price clipped at bottom corner of front inside flap, no chips. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Readers of "The Darling Buds of May" will need no introduction to the Larkins, the joyful family of country dealers and fruit pickers who live in uninhibited affluence and sublim indifference to accepted conventions. Well, here they are again in all their glory as they step outside their rural paradise for an excursion into another world. Armed with plenty of tax-free cash, their Rolls-Royce and little French, they take their first holiday abroad. Care to join them? 025621

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Richard Bell's Britain, Bell, Richard
2 Richard Bell's Britain
Bell, Richard
London Book Club Associates 1981 Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded brown cloth boards with gold lettering on spine. Two tiny bumps to bottom of front board, no fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean. Clean decorated endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 192 pp. with index. Color illustrations throughout by the author. Clean illustrated jacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Beautiful descriptions and drawings of nature from life of the British countryside. 019421

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A Knight in Denim, Benson, Ramsey
3 A Knight in Denim
Benson, Ramsey
New York Charles Scribner 1912 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
First Edition, First Printing (Published March, 1912) in original dust jacket. Very clean deep green cloth boards with red decorative title box and lettering on cover, red lettering on spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound. No cracking. Pages and edges are clean; small previous owner typed note tipped in on front paste down. No other marks. 307 pages. Dust jacket is clean, with a few shallow edge chips, short closed tears; price of 1.25 net on spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This novel is the story of a soldier returned from war to the farm country of Nebraska, how he adopted the community and became the oddest of its oddities; how he played the part of man of all work and night in denim to his lady, the Mistress of Throstlewood Farm -- all told with fine humor and pathos. 025477

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The English Farmhouse, Briggs, Martin S.
4 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

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From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm, Bromfield, Louis
5 From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on A Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 First 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

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From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on a Farm, Bromfield, Louis
6 From My Experience - The Pleasures and Miseries of Life on a Farm
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1955 Book Club Edition Hardcover Fine Very Good Jacket 
Very clean book club edition in clean original dust jacket. Black cloth boards with green lettering on spine - no fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs. 355 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, has very light surface rubbing, slight fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 026647

Price: 20.00 USD
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Kenny, Bromfield, Louis
7 Kenny
Bromfield, Louis
New York Harper & Brothers 1947 First Hardcover Near Fine Fair Jacket 
Stated first edition in original unclipped dust jacket. Very clean, unfaded black cloth boards with bright stamped gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean blank endpapers. No names, writing or marks. 219 pages. Dust jacket is not price clipped (2.00 on front inside flap), is clean and bright but has numerous chips and tears. Photo of author Louis Bromfield with his Boxer on rear panel. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025355

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Flat Rock Journal: A Day in the Ozark Mountains, Carey, Ken
8 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 Face of the Home Counties: Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-end Drives from London, Clunn, Harold P.
9 The Face of the Home Counties: Portrayed in a Series of Eighteen Week-end Drives from London
Clunn, Harold P.
London Spring Books New and Revised Edition Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No fraying or wear. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright (one spot of soiling to margin of page 2). Clean endpapers; no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with black & white plates. 547 pgs. with index, ribbon page marker. Clean color illustrated dustjacket is unchipped, unclipped, with a few tiny closed edge tears at top spine edge, hint of wear at bottom spine edge. Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Middlesex and Surrey are the main counties here described to the traveller. In this edition the author's work has been thoroughly revised and updated, with new illustrations added. 7" x 10". Great Britain. 017023

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The American Country Girl, Crow, Martha Foote
10 The American Country Girl
Crow, Martha Foote
New York Frederick A. Stokes 1915 First 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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A Day Outside the City, Deardorff, Robert
11 A Day Outside the City
Deardorff, Robert
Holt, Rinehart & Winston 1966 First Hard Cover Fine Very Good Jacket 
214 pgs. Fine in VG DJ Very clean, unworn beige boards with black & red lettering on spine. Binding is tight & square, pages are bright and clean. No names or writing inside. Clean dustjacket has not been price clipped, has a few small closed tears near spine edges. Enclosed in new archival quality mylar cover. Trips to take from London, Madrid, Stockholm, Rome, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, and many more with maps! 12mo. Travel. 003691

Price: 10.00 USD
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12 Plant Physiology With Special Reference to Plant Production
Duggar, B. M., Ph.D.
New York MacMillan 1922 Cloth Bds Very Good Good Jacket 
VG in Chpped DJ Green cloth. Rural Textbook Edition. Profusely illustrated. 000347

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Blue Fox, Duncan, Ronald
13 The Blue Fox
Duncan, Ronald
New York Oxford Press 1952 First 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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14 Neither Hay Nor Grass
Gould, John
New York William Morrow & Co. 1951 First 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

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Country Pastimes for Boys, Graham, P. Anderson
15 Country Pastimes for Boys
Graham, P. Anderson
London / New York Longmans, Green, and Co. 1895 Hardcover Very Good+ no dust jacket 
Dark blue and white decorated boards, with gold title box on cover and spine, lovely fishes decoration on spine. Light soiling to cloth boards (a few very small faint spots),very slight rubbing to cover design at edges. No fraying or wear-through to cloth. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean black endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Pages are clean and bright, with gilt page edges. Frontis illustration of boy carrying owl with tissue guard. 252 illustrations. 448 pages with index. 027034

Price: 60.00 USD
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Enchanted Acre - Adventures in Backyard Farming, Hambidge, Gove
16 Enchanted Acre - Adventures in Backyard Farming
Hambidge, Gove
New York Whittlesey House / McGraw-Hill Book Co. 1935 First Hardcover Very Good no dust jacket Jacket 
Stated Second Printing. Clean green cloth boards with gold lettering on spine; slight darkening to cloth on spine. No fraying or wear-through. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with decorated endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. 344 pages. A charming and informative book on one's man experience with life on a small farm in Westchester County of New York State. 027246

Price: 20.00 USD
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A Norwegian Farm, Hamsun, Marie
17 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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Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor, Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
18 Legacy in Stone: The Rideau Corridor
Humphreys, Barbara and Fiona Spalding-Smith
Erin, Ontario, Canada Boston Mills Press 1999 155046213X / 9781550462135 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Fiona Spalding-Smith, Photographer 
First Edition in unclipped dust jacket. Clean unfaded black cloth boards with bright silver lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Illustrated with full color photographs by Fiona Spalding-Smith. 96 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Stretching some 200 kilometres between Kingston and Ottawa, the Rideau Corridor encompasses a wealth of rural charm. At its heart, the Rideau Canal connects a series of rivers and lakes to create one of the most picturesque waterways on the continent. Throughout the nineteenth century, hundreds of buildings were constructed here of stone, because of its availability and the number of skilled masons who remained in the area after their work on the Canal. Photographer Fiona Spalding-Smith and historian Barbara Humphreys have chosen as examples many fine structures that demonstrate the incomparable beauty, versatility, endurance and strength of stone. 027365

Price: 17.00 USD
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The Inland Island, Johnson, Josephine
19 The Inland Island
Johnson, Josephine
New York Simon & Schuster 1969 First 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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The Waves, Kang, Shin-Jae
20 The Waves
Kang, Shin-Jae
London /New York Kegan Paul International 1989 0710302819 / 9780710302816 First Hardcover Near Fine Fine Jacket 
Clean glossy illustrated boards with blue lettering on cover and spine. Slightest hint of bumping to two corner tips. Binding is tight & square, pages and edges are clean and bright. Clean endpapers; no names, writing or marks. 139 pgs. Clean bright dustjacket is unchipped, no tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. A major Korean novel set in a rural fishing village -- published in English for the first time by Kegan Paul International. 018684

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