THEY DINED ON ELAND: THE STORY OF THE ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETIES.

THEY DINED ON ELAND: THE STORY OF THE ACCLIMATISATION SOCIETIES.

PASTURES NEW. By Ian Niall. Illustrated with wood-engravings by Barbara  Greg.

PASTURES NEW. By Ian Niall. Illustrated with wood-engravings by Barbara Greg.

HARVEST ADVENTURE: ON FARMS AND SEA MARSHES; OF BIRDS, OLD MANORS AND MEN. By J. Wentworth Day.

1946 1st edition. 8vo (147 x 224mm). Pp346. B/w photographs. Red-orange cloth, spine titled in gilt.

"...the author tells of days spent shooting and fishing, of rare birds seen, of sunsets and dawns remembered, of fishermen and wildfowlers, game-keepers and shepherds, cattle-dealers and dog-dealers. He blends the misty magic of the Welsh hills with the age-old atmosphere of ancient manor houses. He writes with sure knowledge of the Welsh buzzards and mountain sheep, of the wild geese of the Essex Blackwater, of the pheasants and barley of the Norfolk 'brecks,' the trout and snipe of Hampshire water meadows, of Cambridge farmlands, the high wolds and fat cattle of Lincolnshire, and the grass pastures, beeves. and foxes of Leicestershire and Northamptonshire. But it is no nostalgic glorification of the country, and if the sportsman finds here the very smell of the woods and fens, the farmer will find, too, sound common sense on such problems as mechanization, deep ploughing, artificial insemination, the quick fattening of store cattle, crop drying and rotation and E.P.T. Here is a book for all who love rural England, its farms and sports, who are concerned - as the author is most keenly - about its future and its freedom."
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Book Code
389
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Author Day (James Wentworth). (1899-1983).
Book Code 389
ISBN B0007IXQG0
Book Description Cloth faded, owner's name/bookseller's label to front end-paper else clean copy. Good-plus, lacks dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1946
Publisher George G. Harrap.
Place London.