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Dragons in Amber

By: Willy LEY

Price: $15.00

Publisher: NY, Viking Press: 1951

Edition: 1st Edition

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Field And Hedgerow

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Longmans: 1889

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Nature Near London

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1883

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5d


Nature Near London is a collection of observational pieces from locations near London at the end of the 19th Century. The depth of knowledge and of familiarity with particular places and particular species gives the impression that each small piece is the product of many years of observation. Jefferies always explains the typical behaviour of whatever he is describing, and often contrasts what he sees with what one would expect to see in another part of the country, or i... View more info

Red Deer

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Longman's, Green, and Co.: 1884

Seller ID: rj5e


Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, noted for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. His childhood on a small Wiltshire farm had a great influence on him and provides the background to all his major works of fiction. View more info

Round About A Great Estate

By: Richard Jeffries

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder: 1880

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5a


Richard Jefferies was an English nature writer, essayist and journalist. He wrote fiction mainly based on farming and rural life. From early in life he showed a great love of the countryside, but was temperamentally unsuited to follow his father as a farmer, and in 1866 he found employment as a newspaper reporter for the North Wiltshire Herald and the Swindon Advertiser. In late 1877 he moved to Surbiton to be nearer the hub of literary England. His new surroundings defi... View more info

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The Amateur Poacher

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $90.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder: 1879

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj05


A fascinating series of autobiographical writings by English nature writer John Richard Jefferies, which give an intriguing insight into English rural life in the 19th century. View more info

The Gamekeeper At Home

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London, Smith, Elder: 1878

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5b


Richard Jefferies was born and spent his childhood on a farm at Coate,Wiltshire. In 1868, as a reporter, he started to write articles and pamphlets on various agricultural issues and local history topics. He is best known for his depiction of English rural life in essays, books of natural history, and novels. This classic of English nature writing gives an idea of the life of a gamekeeper in southern England in the second half of the nineteenth century. View more info

The Life Of The Fields

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1884

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5g


The lost leaves measure our years; they are gone as the days are gone, and the bare branches silently speak of a new year, slowly advancing to its buds, its foliage, and fruit. Deciduous trees associate with human life as this yew never can. Clothed in its yellowish-green needles, its tarnished green, it knows no hope or sorrow; it is indifferent to winter, and does not look forward to summer. With their annual loss of leaves, and renewal, oak and elm and ash and beech s... View more info

The Open Air

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $50.00

Publisher: London, Chatto & Windus: 1885

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5c


St. Guido ran out at the garden gate into a sandy lane, and down the lane till he came to a grassy bank. He caught hold of the bunches of grass and so pulled himself up. There was a footpath on the top which went straight in between fir-trees, and as he ran along they stood on each side of him like green walls. They were very near together, and even at the top the space between them was so narrow that the sky seemed to come down, and the clouds to be sailing but just ove... View more info

The Toilers Of The Field

By: Jefferies, Richard

Price: $40.00

Publisher: London, Longman's, Green, and Co.: 1892

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: rj5f


The book is taken up by observations on the life of agricultural laborers, their work, habitations and their morals, and also including a couple of fictional pieces which are designed to be a true reflection typical laborers. There is a section on the farmer (employer of the agricultural worker), and some letters to the Times in which he refutes arguments which paint the farmer in a scurrilous light. That the book is still very readable today, is because Jefferies doe... View more info