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local_library British Breeds of Live Stock
A comprehesive list and technical description of the various breeds.
Board of Agriculture and Fisheries   1913   235
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British Breeds of Live Stock

Horses, Cattle, Sheep and Pigs.

From the text: THE NEW FOREST PONY - ....The type has been subjected to change by the introduction of Thoroughbred and Arab blood. The large proportion of greys, many of them flea-bitten, among a great variety of colours, is traced to the latter origin. There are not many duns, and but few piebalds left.

The New Forest Pony is below the level of the Dartmoor and Exmoor in the quality of its head and shoulders. Its hocks and feet are, however, both good. In height, the different types, in different sections of the Forest, range from about 12-2 to 13-2 hands, although, when one is removed at weaning, and well attended to during the first two winters, it may rise to 14-I and make an excellent trapper.

local_library Buy English Acres
Help and Advice to buying land at the turn of the twentieth century
William Andrews   1899   266
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Buy English Acres

This is the first and second editions combined. So has been extended from the original 55 pages to the complete work here of 266 pages.

From the author: In this small book I am making but brief references to a few points of interest to the general public touching the acquisition of land.

From the text: A purchaser of land has an object in his purchase. If he buys for income, he must not be too particular to insist on beauty; if he buys for occupation he must make the basis of value a correspondence between the advantages the property possesses, and his requirements. If he buys for speculation he must consider the prospective results by development whether it be in minerals, or ground rents, or anything else; but if he buys for luxury he must regard it then from an aesthetic standpoint.

local_library Bygone Hampshire
Hampshire and The New Forest described with historical context.
William Andrews   1899   266
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Bygone Hampshire

From the arthor: The county of Hants, at the earliest period of which any reliable records exist, was occupied by a Celtic tribe called by Roman writers the Belgae, who also possessed the counties of Wiltshire and Somersetshire. The greater part of the county was covered with trackless forests, in which herds of deer and wild hogs roamed, and was very thinly inhabited by the people who hunted them.

From the text: The New Forest - According to the perambulation made in the twenty-second year of the reign of Chartes II, the Forest extended from Godshill, on the north-west, to the sea, about twenty miles ; and from Hardley, on the east, to Ringwood. on the west, about fifteen miles, the entire area comprising ninety-two thousand three hundred and sixty-five acres.

local_library Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol1
Cradock is banished by his father following the suspicious death of his twin brother.
R D Blackmore   1886   330
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Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol1

Cradock Nowell Volume 1: A tale of the New Forest is a three-volume novel by R. D. Blackmore published in 1866. Set in the New Forest and in London, it follows the fortunes of Cradock Nowell who is thrown out of his family home by his father following the suspicious death of Cradock's twin brother Clayton.

Extract Volume 1:
The good nurse fell against a chest of drawers, as she uttered this loud lament. The colour ebbed from her cherry cheeks, and her sturdy form shook with terror. She had scarcely turned her back, she could swear upon her precious charges, and now-only look at the murder of it!"

local_library Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol2
Cradock is banished by his father following the suspicious death of his twin brother.
R D Blackmore   1886   321
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Cradock Nowell, A Tale Of The New Forest Vol2

Cradock Nowell Volume 2: A tale of the New Forest is a three-volume novel by R. D. Blackmore published in 1866. Set in the New Forest and in London, it follows the fortunes of Cradock Nowell who is thrown out of his family home by his father following the suspicious death of Cradock's twin brother Clayton.

Extract Volume 2:
"What, you here again, you white-livered young sneak!" cried Issachar Jupp, reeling in at the door, just as Cradock was coming out. "Take that, then" and he lifted a great oak bludgeon, newly cut from the towing-path of the Basingstoke Canal. If Cradock had not been as quick as lightning and caught the stick over the bargeman's shoulder, there would have been weeping and wailing and a lifelong woe for Amy."

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