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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

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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 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
3 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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The American Country Girl, Crow, Martha Foote
4 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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The Blue Fox, Duncan, Ronald
5 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

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6 A Place in the Country
Farnham, Dwight
New York/ London Funk & Wagnalls 1936 First 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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A Rough-Shooting Dog - Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places, Fergus, Charles
7 A Rough-Shooting Dog - Reflections from Thick and Uncivil Sorts of Places
Fergus, Charles
USA Lyons & Burford 1991 1558211284 / 9781558211285 First Hardcover Fine Near Fine Jacket Joe Fornelli, Illustrator 
Second printing of the first edition - very clean, solid book in clean unclipped dust jacket. Gold boards with black cloth spine, metallic lettering on spine. No bumping, fading or wear. Binding is tight and square, pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by Joe Fornelli. 234 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped, slightest bit of fading to spine. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Highly praised and beautifully written book about the author and his English Springer Spaniel and their hunting adventures. 027816

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In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm, Fish, Charles
8 In Good Hands: The Keeping of a Family Farm
Fish, Charles
New York Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1995 First 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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9 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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10 Down to Earth: The Pleasures & Perils of Becoming a Farmer
Hahnel, Eugene S.
New Brunswick Rutgers University Press 1947 First 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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Enchanted Acre - Adventures in Backyard Farming, Hambidge, Gove
11 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

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A Norwegian Farm, Hamsun, Marie
12 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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Pipers Hill - Memories of A Country Childhood, Holt, Oliver
13 Pipers Hill - Memories of A Country Childhood
Holt, Oliver
Marston House 1992 0951770020 / 9780951770023 First Hardcover Very Good+ Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean beige cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, hinges are sound - no cracking. Clean blue endpapers with small previous owner name and date neatly penned at top edge of front free endpaper. Illustrations by the author. 144 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Nature is, and always has been, Oliver Holt's inspiration, but, in a pressured world, it is his unique ability to stand back from his subject and distill the essence of experiences learned in youth, relearned in a changing world, and relived in maturity, which makes this a very special book. 027793

Price: 10.00 USD
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The Thin Mountain Air, Horgan, Paul
14 The Thin Mountain Air
Horgan, Paul
New York Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1977 0-374-27466-5 / 9780374274665 First 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
15 Moortown
Hughes, Ted
New York Harper & Row 1979 0-06-012016-9 / 9780060120160 First 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 Country Kitchen, Innes, Focasta
16 The Country Kitchen
Innes, Focasta
London Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd. 1979 090645901X / 9780906459010 First Hardcover Near Fine Near Fine Jacket 
First Edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Clean brown cloth boards with bright gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright with clean endpapers - no names, writing or bookplates. Beautifully illustrated by Stewart Wal;ton, Tony Kerins, Liz Butler. 248 pages with index. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, no tears, not price clipped. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. Clear illustrated instructions and over 250 recipes for cooks who would like to make sausages, brew beer, cure ham, churn butter, press cheeses, dry mushrooms, bake breads and so much more. 027058

Price: 30.00 USD
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The Inland Island, Johnson, Josephine
17 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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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 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 First 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: 50.00 USD
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Country Colic - Being sundry Remarks and Observations concerning the Joys, Perils & Vexations of Rustic Residence Together with certain Suggestions of A Cautionary Nature for the Enlightenment & Guidance of the Inexperienced, Lawson, Robert
20 Country Colic - Being sundry Remarks and Observations concerning the Joys, Perils & Vexations of Rustic Residence Together with certain Suggestions of A Cautionary Nature for the Enlightenment & Guidance of the Inexperienced
Lawson, Robert
Boston Little, Brown & Co. 1944 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket Robert Lawson, Illustrator 
Stated First Edition in clean original dust jacket. Beige cloth boards with green lettering and small apple decoration on cover, green lettering on spine. No bumping or wear; very light soiling. Binding is tight and square, no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean decorated endpapers. No names, writing or marks. Wonderful illustrations by the author. 70 pages. Clean dust jacket is not price clipped, has a few tiny short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027752

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