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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.
THE FORD TRACTOR STORY PART ONE DEARBORN TO DAGENHAM 1917-1964
Written by Stuart Gibbard.
Stock no. 2133914
Published by Old Pond Publishing; Japonica Press. 2005. Nearly fine condition.
Large format. Pictorial glazed boards. Colour & b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 0953365107. Possible fading to spine; a few small knocks to edges.
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.
The definitive history of the Ferguson 35 and Massey Ferguson 35 and 65 family of tractors, complete with the story of their development, in-depth technical descriptions, an overview of conversions and available implements, plus advice on running these fine machines today. Large format. Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour & b/w photos and illustrations. ISBN: 9781906133535.
Covering aspects of the work undertaken by early road making and steam ploughing contractors and firms supplying and maintaining all aspects of farm equipment. Two specific companies are W.G. Smoothy of Rochford, Essex and M. Bloomfield & Sons Ltd. of Debenham, Suffolk. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w photos. ISBN: 0952311151. SIGNED by the author (Best wishes) to inside front cover, and also by John Smoothy of W.G. Smoothy below his photo on page 42 (name only, no dedication).
Revised edition. A historic work if the success of American agriculture as attributed to the development of the agricultural tractor. Large format. Pictorial cardwraps. B/w illustrations and photos. 60 pages including index. Spine faded, corners of covers lightly creased.
SAGA OF THE STEAM PLOUGH
Written by Harold Bonnett.
Stock no. 1818758
Published by David & Charles. 1st thus 1972. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
B/w photos. A general historical view of steam ploughing and lively accounts of the author's own experiences working in the fields with the steam plough. ISBN: 0715357425. SIGNED by the author to half-title page with place and date. Spine slightly cocked. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded at spine and just a little grubby.