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A Cornish Summer

By: Tangye, Derek

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph, 1970

Edition: First Edition


189 pp. Glossy blue and yellow dust jacket has a few edge bends, old price sticker to the spine, front flap price clipped. Book itself has some small rubbing at corners, top front corner bumped, interior clean and unmarked. Charming stories about Derek and Jean's new life in the Cornish countryside trying to make a living as growers, and their adventures with their animals -- the donkeys, the drake and the cat, Lama. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

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Cocky and the Missing Castle

By: Beresford Elisabeth ( Elizabeth )

Price: $34.00

Publisher: London, Constable and Co Ltd, 1959


163 pp. With charming pen & ink illustrations throughout. Dust jacket with colour illustration of children in a street is in very nice condition with just a hint of age, NOT price clipped, bit of rubbing at top spine. Book itself has red cloth covers which are clean, interior has the number "30" in small, neat green ink on first blank, otherwise clean and fresh. A very nice copy of this lovely children's book of magic and history in the London suburbs. ; B&W I... View more info

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Lakeland Vet

By: Stranger, Joyce

Price: $7.00

Publisher: London, Harvill Press, 1972

Edition: First Edition


191 pages. Dust jacket showing a vet surrounded by animals outside a country home has some edge wear, price sticker scar on spine, flap price clipped. Book itself is clean and nice. Fictional stories about an English country vet, Dai Evans, and the things that happen to him in his small village. Gently amusing. ; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall View more info

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On a Pig's Back : Life on a Small Farm

By: Holgate, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London and Sydney, Pan Books, 1979


173 pp + ads. Glossy paper covers with an illustration of a recalcitrant pig and an irate farmer, some normal wear, price sticker scar across mid-spine, interior paper a bit browned and obviously read but clean and unmarked. Typical used but not abused book condition. John Holgate and family, suburbanites turned farmers, have not only survived their first year on the land, they even seem to be getting good at it. Their increasing confidence, however, is not aljust justi... View more info

The Village Book Limited Edition, Signed

By: Williamson, Henry

Price: $29.00

Publisher: London, Jonathan Cape, 1930

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author


342 pp . Illustrated, twice only, by sketches from the original MS. Limited edition of 504 of which this is 132, with author's signature on the limitation page. The Village Book "which covers a writing period of nine years (1921-1930) is an imaginative work which should not be read as the history of any particular village, and certainly not of any man or woman. A charming fictionalized account by an English country man and naturalist at his native haunts. Vellum s... View more info

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Winter in Thrush Green

By: Read, Miss

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph, 1961

Edition: First Edition


226 pp. Dust jacket a bit tattered with losses all around the edges, price clipped. Book itself has bit of fading at top of spine, end papers a little darkened, paper lightly toned but otherwise clean and nice. Stated 1st English edition. The 2nd Thrush Green book , where we meet our friends preparing for Christmas, taking sides in the great Fur-and-Feather-whist-Drive controversy, and speculating about the newcomer who has taken the corner house on the green. His att... View more info