We offer books by and about Henry Williamson and some related titles, including books by Richard Jefferies. (Find books by and about Jefferies by entering 'jefferies' in the search box in the left menu column.)


We will not be specialising in first editions and collectors items (though they may appear), but instead offer 'reading' copies at affordable prices. Further titles will be added as they become available.


The descriptions of condition are given in good faith, but are fairly basic; we are not professional second-hand booksellers! If a book is found to be not as described it may be returned within 7 days of receipt for a full refund. Please let us know by email (books@henrywilliamson.co.uk) prior to dispatch if you decide to return a book.


Under 'Product details' for individual books we have generally used the original publishers' blurbs for either the first or other editions, as these are interesting in themselves; while for anyone wishing to delve a little deeper, we have added, where available, a link to Anne Williamson's consideration of the book, together with the background to its writing, in her series 'A Life's Work'.


Note that all books are by Henry Williamson, unless otherwise stated.


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Second-hand books

It Was The Nightingale

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1962.

Book condition: a nice copy, spine of dust wrapper slightly faded.

Price: £17.50

The Phoenix Generation

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1965.

Book condition: a vey nice copy, spine of dust wrapper age-darkened.

Price: £17.50

The Dark Lantern

Hardback, Macdonald, second impression, 1966.

Book condition: a very nice copy, with the dust wrapper just slightly frayed at the top of the spine.

Price: £15.00

The Golden Virgin

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1957.

Book condition: ex-library copy, dustwrapper laminated on to the binding, library book plate and cancellation stamps, some marks internally. A reading copy only.

Price: £5.00

Lucifer Before Sunrise

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1967.

Book condition: good, but with slightly worn dust wrapper and top edges marked.

Price: £10.00

The Power of the Dead

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1963.

Book condition: ex-library copy, dust wrapper laminated and partially stuck to the binding, with a library book plate and stamps. A nice reading copy, nevertheless.

Price: £5.00

A Test to Destruction

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1960.

Book condition: lacking the dust wrapper, covers and spine worn, but a good reading copy.

Price: £5.00

How Dear is Life

Hardback, Macdonald, first edition, 1954.

Book condition: lacking the dust wrapper, covers worn, and lacking endpapers. Reading copy only.

Price: £5.00

Wandering with Tarka: A celebration of the 90th anniversary of the publication of 'Tarka the Otter' on 12 October 1927

by Anne Williamson. Card covers, A4 32-page booklet, Henry Williamson Society, 2017; illustrated.

Book condition: A very nice copy.

Price: £3.00

Norfolk Life

by Lilias Rider Haggard and Henry Williamson. Hardback, Faber & Faber, first edition, 1943.

Book condition: the dust wrapper is missing part of the spine, otherwise a nice copy.

Price: £3.00

The Linhay on the Downs

Hardback, Jonathan Cape, Life and Letters Series, 1938.

Book condition: ex-library copy, with library stamps, covers and spine commensurately worn. Good reading copy.

Price: £2.50

Village Tales

Paperback, Breslich and Foss, 1984.

Book condition: spine creased but not broken, small creases in front and back covers, otherwise a nice enough copy of this reprint of 'Tales of a Devon Village' (Faber, 1945).

Price: £2.50

The Village Book

Hardback, Jonathan Cape, first edition, 1930.

Book condition: good, lacking the dust wrapper. Several passages have been marked in pencil, as if for reading extracts.

Price: £5.00

A Patriot's Progress: Henry Williamson and the First World War

by Anne Williamson. Hardback, Sutton Publishing, first edition, 1998; illustrated.

Book condition: as new.

Price: £20.00

Henry Williamson: Tarka and the Last Romantic

by Anne Williamson. Hardback, Alan Sutton Publishing, first edition, 1995; many illustrations.

Book condition: very good, with dust wrapper. A nice copy of this definitive biography.

Price: £12.00

A Shadowed Man: Henry Williamson, 1895-1977

by Lois Lamplugh. Paperback, Wellspring, 1990; first edition, Foreword by Richard Williamson, illustrated.

Book condition: spine creased, as is usual, but not broken, otherwise a very nice copy of this early biography.

Price: £10.00

Henry Williamson: The Man, The Writings: A Symposium

Edited by Fr Brocard Sewell. Hardback, Tabb House, 1980; illustrated with 8 photographs of Henry Williamson by Oswald Jones.

Book condition: good, with dust wrapper. Two contemproary newspaper cuttings and a compliments slip from the publisher tucked inside.

Price: £3.50

Heart of England: Contributions to the Evening Standard, 1939-1941

Paperback, Henry Williamson Society, reprinted 2008, Introduction by John Gregory, illustrated.

Book condition: a fine copy. The reprint is in fact superior to the 2003 first edition, the pages being reset, and having as its cover a colour photograph of Humpy Bridge at Shallowford.

Price: £7.50

Goodbye West Country

Hardback, Putnam, first edition, September 1937; with photographs by the author.

Book condition: lacking the dust wrapper, binding worn and partially split, some foxing internally. Book plate on inside front cover.

Price: £5.00

A Glimpse of the Ancient Sunlight: Memories of Henry Williamson

by Sue Caron. Card wrappers, The Aylesford Press, 1986. With a Foreword & Notes by Brocard Sewell; one of 400 numbered copies.

Book condition: a fine copy.

Price: £15.00
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