A family memoir and a village history, this book is the story of Eydon, a village near Banbury that existed before the Domesday Book, and in many respects represents a microcosm of rural England. It explains historic influences which have made an English village what it is today.
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Book Description Constable. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0094589003I3N00
Book Description Constable, 1973. Book Condition: Good. First Edition. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP32994731
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # TT01347624B
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. A readable copy of the book which may include some defects such as highlighting and notes. Cover and pages may be creased and show discolouration. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002062408
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004003426
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Bookseller Inventory # GOR002279697
Book Description Constable, 1111. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 288 pages. This is an ex-Library book. Yellow pictorial hardback in a protective plastic covering. Library sticker remnants to front endpaper with penned numbers. Small chip to front endpaper with creasing to title page. Pages remain neat and clean with light markings to intermittent pages. Jacket is stuck down. Corners and spine ends are scuffed with small chips with call number to spine. Creasing to front and back covers with tanning to top and bottom edges. book. Bookseller Inventory # 1465397783MEP
Book Description Constable, London, 1973. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Hector McDonnell (illustrator). First Edition. Dust jacket complete, unclipped. Original cloth boards with bright gilt titling on spine. Map end papers. No ownership marks. Illustrated by Hector McDonnell. Minor foxing on a few page tips. 288 pages clean and tight. A countryman's tale is the story of Eydon, in Northamptonshire, a village that existed before Domesday Book, and in many respects a microcosm of rural England. A family memoir as well as a village history, it is the fruit of a long lifetime of curiosity and diligent research. It explains the drastic effects of the Enclosures in the eighteenth century on the lives of country people, and the other historic influences which have made an English village what it is today. The author has a remarkable gift for bringing the past to life. Born at Eydon in 1889, he left school at fourteen, worked for his father and later for other employers as a tailor. He served in the Great War (chiefly in Gibraltar), married and raised a family, and immersed himself in local affairs as a Parish Councillor for forty years, and as a Wesleyan lay preacher. Every page of his story is stamped with independence and with an unflagging curiosity about his fellow men. His enthusiasms and prejudices are plain to see, and there is no trace either of sentimentality or sycophancy in his tale. Steeped in the virtues born of necessity - and of cruel poverty - he enables the reader to understand, and share, his devotion to his village and his native fields. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 133359
Book Description Constable, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Part history part family memoir of a village in Northamptonshire, Eydon, and the changes rural England has undergone since the Enclosures of the 18th century, to the present day. Green cloth boards gilt lettering, minimal rubbing at jacket edges, slight fading at spine, prev owner on 2nd fep, price unclipped. Bookseller Inventory # 003467
Book Description Constable, London, 1973. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good Plus. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Mustard cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Boards are in very good order. No bumping/wear to corners or edges. Very slight bump to lower edge of spine. Page tops have been coloured to complement the boards. Decorative endpages. Textblock is tight, bright and clean. 287 pp. A couple of the page edges are slightly ragged due to a manufacturing fault. Mustard glazed paper dust jacket with black lettering to front and spine. DJ has some very mild creasing to top edge. Not price clipped. When securely packed this item will weigh in the region of 571g. (YBP Ref: 3392/33 1-P2) Size: 8vo - over 73/4" - 93/4" Tall. Bookseller Inventory # 019441