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PICTURES IN THE FIRE
Written by Bunny Arkell.
Stock no. 2135849
Published by B.A. Hathaway Printers. Circa 1991. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
Autobiography of a farmer of Fresian herds. Containing many anecdotes of life on the farm, the high points of Bunny's life and also the tragedies. Mock leather boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. 103 pages. SIGNED by author to title page.
JOHN DEERE TRACTORS: THE FIRST GENERATION OF POWER
Written by Holly L. Bollinger.
Stock no. 2135725
Published by Motorbooks International. 1st 2004. Very good condition.
Large format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 0760317534. Spine is bumped and faded. Contents are still excellent!
This book, based on the work of a university evening class, traces the transformation of Lisvane from a farming community of fewer than fifty families a few miles north of Cardiff, into a much more populous and prosperous outer suburb of the city, as it had become by the 1950s. Card wraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 095200092X.
HERDWICKS: HERDWICK SHEEP AND THE ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT
Written by Geoff Brown.
Stock no. 2135349
Published by Hayloft Publishing Ltd. 1st 2009. Very good condition.
Card wraps. A Cumbria Guide. B/w and colour photos. ISBN: 1904524656. Some knocks, small bumps to cover edges; corner tips of covers and some pages are creased. Sticky mark from label to rear cover.
New and revised Eighth edition. Green cloth, b/w photos of sheep breeds. Live Stock Handbooks No. 1. Boards stained and marked. Top & tail of spine rubbed. Inscription in ink to front endpaper. A few damps stains and grubby marks to contents. A good working copy.
The New Heritage Series. What English farms have been like at particular moments in time and in particular localities. Barns, dovecotes and farmhouses from every locality and age. Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis, b/w photos and illustrations. Scattered foxing to contents and text block. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is edge-worn, browned to spine and a little grubby.
New Naturalist No. 43. Green cloth, gilt titles. Colour frontis. 29 b/w photos, 34 line drawings, diagrams and maps. The idea that because weeds are a nuisance they must also be dull is dispelled in a few pages. Not only does the author show that an understanding of these criminals of the plant world will make their control both easier and more interesting: he also imparts to the reader something of his own delight and wonder. Minor staining to lower edge of front board. Text block browned. Name & date in ink to front pastedown, hidden by front flap of dustwrapper. Some annotation to margins. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned and covered with clear laminate, faded to spine, wear to top of spine, some titles circled and ticked to rear panel list.
TRACTION ENGINE SECTION: ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF TRACTION ENGINES, ROAD LOCOMOTIVES, WAGONS, &C.
No author listed.
Stock no. 1820207
Published by The Road Locomotive Society. Nearly fine condition.
Trade catalogue for Ransomes, Sims & Jefferies, Ld. a major agricultural machinery maker of the 19th Century. This is a modern facsimile, Reprint No. 5 - New Series. Red cardwraps with gold coloured title to front and illustration to rear. B/w illustrations. Covers lightly scuffed, contents fine.
A SHEPHERD'S WATCH: THROUGH THE SEASONS WITH ONE MAN AND HIS DOGS
Written by David Kennard.
Stock no. 2133556
Published by Headline. 1st 2004. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.
Larger format. Black boards, silver title to spine. Beautiful colour photography throughout. ISBN: 0755312341.
New Edition. From the 1840s old and rare breeds flourished being kept for poultry farming and as a hobby, often being shown. Then came the decline, the noble birds being replaced by birds which laid the maximum and ate the least amount of food... Now it has been discovered that these battery cages cause pain and suffering. There is a good chance that these standard breeds will now return to their rightful place in supplying eggs... Blue cardwraps. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 1857362268. Cover corners lightly rubbed, small mark on rear cover where old price label was. Contents clean.
Describing some of the successes and failures which all played a part in the history of tractor development. Pictorial glazed boards. B/w & colour photos. ISBN: 9780753714461.
COCKLEBURY A FARMING AREA AND ITS PEOPLE IN THE VALE OF WILTSHIRE
Written by Avice R. Wilson. Illustrated by Tobie Wallis; Henry Pedersen.
Stock no. 2132581
Published by Phillimore. 1st 1983. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.
Brown boards with gilt title to spine. B/w photos and maps. ISBN: 0850335108. Bumping to spine. Page edge browning, with foxing. Price-cut wrapper is faded to spine, with some grubby marks; a few edge nicks.