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Smith, Frederick, D. and Barbara Wilcox. Living in the Country; a Practical Handbook., 1940.1st Edition

Smith, Frederick, D. and Barbara Wilcox. Living in the Country; a Practical Handbook. London, Adam & Charles Black, 1940.1st Edition, Cloth Bound, 8vo – over 7¾ – 9¾” tall, Norman J. Dakers,Near Fine/ Near Fine, 256pp. Green cloth with red spine titles. Frontispiece. Illustrated with drawings, plans, diagrams. Bibliography. Index. A wartime book for “people going to live in the countryside for the first time, and for those who have a country cottage or house for week-ends or the summer. It is a practical introduction to country life and how to ive it to the best advantage all year round… for all who intend to live in the country on the modest scale or more ambitiously; it should initiate the city-bred into country ways and dispel the uneasiness of the inexperienced… “. Containing ” advice on the acquiring and converting of a house to the right way to split a log… health and sanitation, water supplies, heating and lighting; country house-keeping; village life and how to get on with country neighbours, small holding, poultry, gardens; the care of paddock, copse and wood; country policemen and the law; country sports”. DJ in protective mylar cover. Neat pencil indented inscription of previous owner dated January 24th 1941, one corner lightly bumped. Pages crisp, binding tight. Ephemera: publisher’s original card. (countryside, downsizing) (ref.-000042)

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December 13, 2011 at 3:54 pm

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