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Author: HUNTINGTON Dwight W.

Our Feathered Game A Handbook Of The North American Game Birds

1903.  1st Edn,.  Charles Scribners Sons.  XII 396 pages, frontis + 7 other colour plates of shooting scenes + 29 b/w plates showing 135 game birds, presentation inscription on FEP to E.T.Baring on leaving Heatherdown, bound in full red calf, gilt "Heatherdown Ascot" to the upper board, spine in 6 compartments with gilt ruled borders and decorative framed centerpiece, vg. [16047]
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Author: I.C.I.

Gunning Without Game

nd Circa 1950.  1st Edn.  Imperial Chemicals Industries Limited.  40 pages, Illustrated with photographs and drawings showing the equipment the shooting field etc. Also diagrams on wear to stand, flight of birds etc. Publishers pictorial card covers VG. Quite scarce no copy held in UK libaries [23030]
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Author: I.C.I

Imperial Chemical Industries Limited and Its Founding Companies, Volume I: the History of Nobel's Explosives Company Limited and Nobel Industries Limited 1871-1926

1938.  1st Edn.  Imperial Chemical Industries Limited.  xii ? 240 pages, frontis illustration and 43 other illustrations, publishers blue pebbled leather binding with gilt titled spine with the ICI motif. A near fine copy in DJ. Only volume 1 was published, A detailed history from the company's inception by Alfred Noble and its rise and development especially its chemicals and explosives. Quite scarce particularly the first edition and in this condition, not listed by Riling. [23018]
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Author: I.C.I. Game Services

Advisory Leaflet No. 21 Woodpigeon Shooting Some Practical Hints

1948.  4th revised Edn.  pictorial green card covers, vg. [20598]
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Author: IDLE C.

Hints On Shooting and Fishing Both On Sea and Land and in the Freshwater Lochs of Scotland

1855.  1st Edn,.  Longmans, Brown, Green and Longmans.  24pp adverts, 12mo., Ownership inscription to front paste down and name to upper blank margin of the title page. Some discoloration to the coloured end papers and some cracking to the front hinge. Publishers green cloth some old marking, 2cm split to front upper spine edge the binding and the contents tight. The shooting section takes up189 pages with 32 pages at the end on the destruction of game, advice of breech loaders, chapters on game, wildfowl, hut shooting in France etc., Riling 658, Chute 313, WS 127 [23522]
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Author: I.E.B.C Cox (Irwin Edward Bainbridge)

Facts And Useful Hints Relating To Fishing And Shooting Being A Collection Of Various Methods For Capturing Birds, Beasts, Vermin, And Fish; Together With A Great Variety Of Recipes Of All Kinds Useful To The Fisherman And Sportsman. To Which is Added A List Of Recipes For The Management And Cure Of Dogs In Disease

1874.  3rd Edn,.  Horace Cox.  vi 293 pages, adverts, text illustrations throughout, publishers blind stamped cloth with gilt title to upper cover small bruise mark to the spine Much on traps , trapping including how to "kill troops of cats by dropping a large slab of iron" with illustration! Much updated and expanded edition Chute 136 1st [22936]
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Author: JARRETT Alan

Wildfowling North and South

2006.  1st Edn.  Big Sky Enterprises.  Kent.  187 pages, illus in b/w from photographs, signed by Jarrett on the title page, fine in dj. [20061]
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Author: JARRETT Alan

Wildfowling ways

2003.  1st Edn.  Meresborough Books.  Rainham.  135 pages, illus in b/w from drawings, date on FEP, a fine copy in dj. Much on wildfowling in Kent [20108]
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Author: JEANS Thomas

The Tommieberg Shooting Or A Moor In Scotland

nd circa 1870.  reprint Edn,.  Routledge Warne And Routledge.  VIII 424 pages, illus by Percival Skelton, slate blue cloth, title in upper boards, sine and corners bumped, spine faded, rubbing to head and tail of spine, vg-. The humorous study of Mr Brixey who takes a moor, lodge, river and loch, Brixey did not seem to get value for money, he notes in the final chapter to the reader when the "purpose of renting a moor in Scotland take nothing upon credit - or you will be done" Chute 98, Westwood Satchell 123 (4 chapters on angling) [13654]
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Author: JOHNSON T.B.

The Shooters Companion

1823.  2nd impression and considerably enlarged Edn,.  Sherewood Jones & Co.  IX 396 pages, 12 pages catalogue of sporting books, engraved frontis and 2 other plates, old damp mark to the plates, an uncut copy in the original printed paper covered boards, spine showing some paper loss. to this edition the author added wildfowl and fen shooting as well as more details on each type of game, also includes guns, powder, breeding and training setters and spaniels. Chute 348 [3650]
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Author: Johnson, T.B.

The Sportsman's Cyclopaedia; Comprising A Complete Elucidation of the Science and Practice of Hunting, Shooting, Coursing, Racing, Fishing, Hawking, Cockfighting, and other Sports and Pastimes of Great Britain Embellished with a profusion of highly finished engravings, after Landseer, Ward, Cooper, Hancock, and other eminent artists.

1848.  revised.  Henry H Bohn.  2 volumes . vi, 940, 5 pp. 57 woodcut and steel engraved full-page plates. Bound in a contemporary ? green calf red title labels. Schwerdt only list the 1831 one volume 1st edition (vol 1 271pp) as does Chute, 351, as Swift 305-01 but notes this edition, Westward Satchel 124, list the 1831 edition with footnote (A few copies re-issued with new title-page and additional illustrations by Mr Bohn in 1848.) [23501]
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Author: JONES Owen

The Sport of Shooting

1928.  2nd Edn,.  Edward Arnold and Co.  XI,285 pages, 16pp advs, adverts, illus, FEP removed, blue cloth with gilt title and shooter with dogs vignette to upper board, a vg copy. A comprehensive study first published in 1911, the author notes the high expense of shooting. [16558]
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Author: JONES Owen Woodward Marcus.

A Gamekeepers Notebook

1910.  1st Edn.  Edward Arnold.  xii 307 pages, 6 plates from photogravures, some spotting to contents as often found, inscription to FEP, publishers dark red cloth, gilt vignette of seated keeper to upper board, the cloth clean and bright. The author goes through the seasons with his observations and his duties. Chute 359 (2nd imp) [20232]
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Author: KEITH E.C.

A Countryman's Creed

1938.  1st large paper Edn,.  Country Life.  205 pages, Pages uncut, 4to. Illustrated with colour and b/w plates by Archibald Thorburn large paper edition, number 124 of 250 copies, signed by the author. Illustrated with colour frontis and 9 colour plates and12 b&w plates from pencil sketches. Publishers' green cloth with gilt title to the upper cover VG. Shooting and observations before the war much of the shooting took place in Norfolk. Chute 365 ?150 [22654]
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Author: KEITH E.C.

Gun For Company

1937.  1st Edn,.  202 pages, lge 8vo, coloured frontis and drawings by JC Harrison, vg in worn dj. [6924]
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Author: KEMP John

Shooting and Fishing In Lower Brittany, A Complete And Practical Guide To Sportsmen

1859.  XII 239 pages, large coloured folding map of lower Brittany, original blue blind stamped cloth, gilt sporting motif to upper boards, vg. [12917]
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Author: KEMP John

Shooting and Fishing In Lower Brittany, A Complete And Practical Guide To Sportsmen

1859.  XII 239 pages, large coloured folding map of lower Brittany, original blue blind stamped cloth, gilt sporting motif to upper boards, vg. [14662]
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Author: KNOX A.E.

Game Birds And Wildfowl Their Friends And Foes

1850.  1st Edn,.  John Van Voorst.  x 264 pages, 4 lithograph plates by James Wolf, contents clean, near contemporary 1/2 calf surface rubbing to edge, small chips to base of spine but a tight copy much on falconry, the frontis by Woolfe depicts a peregrine taking a mallard Swift 320. Shooting, game preservation etc + falconry. [21450]
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Author: KYNOCH

Shooting Notes And Comments, A Book Containing Matters Of Interest To Sportsmen

1910.  1st Edn,.  Kynoch Ltd.  Birmingham.  94 pages, text illus, publishers red cloth, presentation inscription to FEP with compliments from A Bates Pracheal? Gunmaker Canterbury, vg, the object of the publication is in the first place to inform cartridge buyers of the merits and advantages for Kynoch ammunition, also includes articles on shooting and guns. Chute 376 [21186]
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Author: KYNOCH

Shooting Notes And Comments, A Book Containing Matters Of Interest To Sportsmen

1910.  1st Edn,.  Kynoch Ltd.  Birmingham.  pages uncut, top edge gilt, 1 plate of shot pellets + text illus. Limited to 200 copies this being No 2 bound in full vellum gilt, title to upper board, larger in size than the ordinary edition and printed on better quality paper, a vg clean copy. Chute 376 does not note the limited edition. The object of the publication is in the first place to inform cartridge buyers of the merits and advantages for Kynoch ammunition, also includes articles on shooting and guns. Chute 376 [20764]
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Author: KYNOCH

Shooting Notes And Comments, A Book Containing Matters Of Interest To Sportsmen

1910.  1st Edn,.  Kynoch Ltd.  Birmingham.  94 pages, text illus, publishers red cloth, vg, the object of the publication is in the first place to inform cartridge buyers of the merits and advantages for Kynoch ammunition, also includes articles on shooting and guns. Chute 376 [15943]
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Author: KYNOCH

Shooting Notes And Comments, A Book Containing Matters Of Interest To Sportsmen

1910.  1st Edn,.  Kynoch Ltd.  Birmingham.  94 pages, text illus, publishers red cloth, vg, the object of the publication is in the first place to inform cartridge buyers of the merits and advantages for Kynoch ammunition, also includes articles on shooting and guns. [13673]
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Author: KYNOCH LIMITED

Price List of Sporting & Military Cartridges, Powders, Wads, Caps, and Sundries

1913.  1st Edn,.  Kynoch Ltd.  Birmingham.  24 pages Small 4to Printed card covers with a coloured scene to upper flap of pheasant in a tree with moonlight night sky. Titled Kynoch Ammunition, stamp to upper cover for "I.C.I Metals Division Ammunition Sales Dept Library". The catalogue illustrated with 1 colour plate of cartridges, the cartridge's bullets, wads e cases etc illustrated in b/w. Includes cartridges, powder tins ammunition boxes, metallic, rifle cartridges. A target plate for Bisley 1912, a moose shot with a kynoch .303. A vg copy. [22494]
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Author: LACY Captain

The Modern Shooter Containg Practicle Instruction And Directions For Every Description Of Inland And Coast Shooting

1842.  1st Edn,.  Whittaker and Co.  xvii (i) 548 pages, , engraved frontis and half title, and 3 full page plates + text illustrations. Ownership name to front paste down and dated 1883 with corresponding armorial bookplate to end paper There is also a faint signature with date to upper blank margin of the ? tile. To verso of front-end paper an early handwritten copy of Col Hawkers reference to the book taken from the ninth edition of his work. Both inner hinges were neatly strengthened with cloth. Bound in the publishers blind stamped olive-green cloth, showing rubbing to head tail of the spine and part spine edge a vg ? copy. Much on practical instructions for every description of inland and coast shooting. Hawker believed Lacy plagiarized his work. Lacy did spend some time with Hawkers puntsman. Riling 522, Chute 377. [23523]
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Author: LACY Captain

The Modern Shooter Containing Practical Instructions and Directions for every Description of Inland and Coast Shooting

1842.  1st Edn,.  Whittaker and Co.  xxvii - 548 pages, engraved frontis and half title some browning and spotting, text woodcut illustrations including 3 full page, some occasional spotting, Recased in the original cloth, spine relayed but showing some loss to head tail Much on practical instructions for every description of inland and coast shooting. Hawker believed Lacy plagiarized his work. Lacy did spend some time with Hawkers puntsman. Riling 522, Chute 377. [23194]
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Author: LANCASTER Charles

The Illustrated Treatise on the Art of Shooting

1889.  2nd Edn,.  IV 223 pages, adverts many for Lancasters including 1 in colour, illus of guns and 1 double page colour for sporting suits, various full page and text illus, small bump splitting cloth lower bottom edge rear board, o/w vg- in the publisher's red cloth with black lettering. [16282]
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Author: LANCASTER Charles

The Illustrated Treatise on the Art of Shooting

1889.  2nd Edn,.  IV 223 pages, adverts many for Lancasters including 1 in colour, illus of guns and 1 double page colour for sporting suits, various full page and text illus, lacking front fly leaf advert, vg in the publisher's red cloth with black lettering. [1042]
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Author: LANCASTER Charles

The Illustrated Treatise On The Art Of Shooting

1891.  3rd Edn,.  IV 232 pages, advs some in colour, illus, some occasional spotting, vg in publisher's cloth, title to upper board, spine darkened, rubbing to head and tail of spine. [4201]
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Author: LANCASTER Charles

The Illustrated Treatise On The Art Of Shooting

1891.  3rd Edn,.  IV 232 pages, adverts including many sporting, 1 double page in colour for Burberry sporting suits, full page drawings and text illus and diagrams, corner of margin of front end paper removed, some foxing to contents, ownership name in ink to inside front cover, head of frontis and top margin of title page. Original violet cloth printed and decorated in black, rubbing to edges and some wear to head and tail of spine, vg-. [13042]
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Author: LANCASTER Charles

Illustrated Treatise On The Art Of Shooting

1898.  6th Edn,.  266 pages, advs, illus, grey cloth, vg. Contains some excellent adverts many illustrated for sporting goods. [3254]
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Author: LANIER Henry W.

The Sporting Art Of Arthur Burdett Frost

1994.  1st Edn,.  Live Oak Press, The Sporting Heritage Collection.  Columbia.  141+ pages, AEG, full page b/w and colour plates. A fine copy bound in full leather, gilt title and sporting scene to upper board in slipcase limited to 450 numbered copies. The two volumes of Frost book, Henry W Lainers, A.B.Frost The American Sportsman's Artist, and a Book of Drawings by A.B.Frost. [16835]
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Author: LAWRENCE John

The Sportsman's Calendar, or Monthly Remembrance of Field Diversions by the author of The British Field Sports

1818.  1st Edn,.  172 pages, 4 pages advs, 12mo, engraved title page, head and tail piece woodcut illus by Bewick, original blue printed paper covered boards showing dog vignette to upper board, 1 tie on front boards broken but holding, most of paper to spine lacking. The first 144 pages cover the months September to August giving details of shooting, coursing, hunting, racing etc., 48 unnumbered pages for sporting engagements, notes, memorandum and remarks, pages 145 to 148 a view of the Game Laws, 8pp The Fishing Table + 12pp appendix treatment of animals + index. Schwerdt Vol I 305 a useful epitome, Chute 384 " a very scarce little book" [11405]
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Author: LAWRENCE John

The Sportsman's Calendar, or Monthly Remembrance of Field Diversions by the author of The British Field Sports

1818.  1st Edn,.  172 pages, 4 pages adverts, 12mo., engraved title page, head and tail piece woodcut illus by Bewick, bound in later but not recent 1/2 burgundy morroco, original blue paper wraps bound in. The first 144 pages cover the months September to August giving details of shooting, coursing, hunting, racing etc., 48 unnumbered pages for sporting engagements, notes, memorandum and remarks, pages 145 to 148 a view of the Game Laws, 8pp The Fishing Table + 12pp appendix treatment of animals + index. Schwerdt Vol I 305 a useful epitome, Chute 384 " a very scarce little book" [13045]
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Author: Leng Sam

Experiences and Reminiscences of a Cliff- Climber with Descriptions of Flanborough, Bempton & Septon Cliffs, and the Birds that inhabit them

nd Circa 1930.  1sr Edn.  Steel Adams & Co.  Manchester.  31 pages, Illustrated with full page and half page photographs. Publishers pictorial card covers printed in red and black, staple bound. Some light dust soiling to the card covers, red cloth spine marked where the staples are the binding and contents tight printed. The cliff climbers as they were known who scaled the cliffs at Bempton, Flamborough and Speeton in the search for sea birds' eggs. Many egg collector would purchase the rare eggs collected. Quite scarce no copies located in UK holding Libraries. [23060]
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Author: LENNOX Lord William

Merrie England Its Sports And Pastimes

1857.  1st Edn,.  T C Newby.  VI 361 pages, dark blue blind stamped pebbled cloth, rubbing to edges, vg. Includes chapters on the life of pheasants, the shooting season, fishing, hunting, archery, coursing etc. A collection of stories in the authors life mostly field sports. Chute 390, WS 153 [15740]
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Author: LESLIE A S

The Grouse In Health And Disease Being The Final Report Of The Committee Of Inquiry On Grouse Disease

1911.  1st Edn,.  Smith Elder and Co.  2 Vols, xxiii 512, vii 150 pages, 4to., 58 full page plates many in colour + 41 maps, full page colour map of mean rainfall for 25 years in Scotland, TEG, a remarkable fine set with no foxing or inscription to contents, the green cloth binding is clean and bright with no bumping to corners, still in the original dj's. dj's have a few small closed tears to edges but there is no loss to the djs Chute 394. A survey giving life history of the grouse, weight, causes of mortality, diseases, management, economics of grouse moors. [21458]
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Author: LESLIE A S, GROUSE INQUIRY

The Grouse in Health and Disease Being the Popular Edition of the Committee of Inquiry on Grouse Disease 2 Volumes

1911.  1st thus Edn,.  Smith Elder And Co.  2 Vols, xxiii - 512, Ivii - 150 pages, Top edge gilt pages uncut4to. 58 full page plates many in colour + 41 maps, including a full page colour map of mean rainfall for 25 years in Scotland in the supplement. Browning to the blank end papers and light spotting to the first few pages. Publishers' green cloth. A very good set of an important and in-depth survey of the life history of the grouse, and the economics of the grouse moor. Chute 394 [23106]
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Author: Live Pigeons

Business Card for J. Smith Dealer in all kinds of Fancy Pigeons

Curca 1840.  Printed business card 8.5 cm x 6 cm, for J.Smith "Rabbits, Fowls, Ducks, Geese etc Bought , Sold , or Exchanged. Gentlemen supplied with Pigeons for Shooting. Orders supplied on Reasonable Terms". His address 47, Hare Street Brick Lane and at Ships Tavern Passage, Leadenhall Market. With handwritten in ink Bethenal Green. Very good example [22629]
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Author: LLOYD-PRICE R.J.

Practical Pheasant Rearing with an Appendix on Grouse Driving

1888.  1st Edn,.  Hoirace Cox.  xii 173 pages, 32pp advs, + advert end papers some spotting to prelims and adverts. Publishers' cloth with gilt title to upper board, vg. Fifty pages cover grouse driving and shooting. Chute 395 [22241]
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Author: MACKIE Peter Jeffery

The Keepers Book, A Guide to the Duties of a Gamekeeper

1929.  16th and last Edn,.  G.T.Foulis & Company Limited..  x 595 pages, 8pp advs, coloured frontis and 11 other colour plates, browning to EP's, name inked out on FEP, publishers green cloth, gilt title to upper cover, the last edition of a popular book, 1st published in 1904. This edition also includes a new introduction and a chapter on sporting guns by Major Hugh Pollard [19720]
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Author: MACKIE Peter Jeffrey

The Keeper's Book A Guide To The Duties Of A Gamekeeper

1911.  10th Edn,.  T N Foulis.  XXI 499 pages, xxpp adverts, b/w illus from photographs, spotting to end papers, angling bookplate to FEP, blue cloth gilt title with photo inserts to upper cover. Covers all aspects including poacher, trapping, guns, stalking, game birds, etc., [16902]
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Author: MACKIE Sir Peter Jefferey

The Keepers Book, A guide to The Duties Of A Gamekeeper

1924.  16th Edn,.  G T Foulis and Co.  IX 589 pages, illus 12 in colour by Thorburn, Rickmond, Rowland Green etc, owners neat blind stamp to title page blank margin, publishers plum cloth, gilt title to upper board with coloured paper insert of shooter and his dog, a vg clean copy. This was the last edition of the keepers book it was published over 17 years and regularly revised. [19972]
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Author: MACPHERSON H.A.

History Of Fowling Being An Account Of The Many Curious Devices By Which wild Birds Are Or Have Been Captured In Different Parts Of The World

1897.  1st Edn,.  David Douglas.  Edinburgh.  LIV 511 pages, TEG, large 8vo., 5 full page illus + illus to text, vg+ a clean copy. An authoritative work on the trapping of birds i.e. netting, trapping, decoying etc. Chute 416 [6438]
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Author: MACPHERSON H.A.

History Of Fowling Being An Account Of The Many Curious Devices By Which wild Birds Are Or Have Been Captured In Different Parts Of The World

1897.  1st Edn,.  David Douglas.  Edinburgh.  LIV 511 pages, TEG, large 8vo., 5 full page illus + illus to text, vg+ a clean copy. An authoritative work on the trapping of birds i.e. netting, trapping, decoying etc. Chute 416 [14155]
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Author: MANLEY J.J.

Notes on Game and Game Shooting - Miscellaneous Observations on Birds and Animals and on the Sport they Afford for the Gun in Great Britain

n.d. circa 1880.  1st.  Bazaar Office.  viii 389 pages, 16 pp of adverts, frontis and 8 full page illustrations of shooting scenes, ownership name to the front-end paper repeated on verso of the frontis. original pictorial brown cloth with gilt crest to upper board within black decorative borders, and sportsman vignette to spine, head of the spine chipped a vg bright copy. A chapter is devoted to each species of game and the shooting, includes a good section on snipe and woodcock. Chute 420 [23520]
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Author: MARCHINGTON John

A Portrait Of Shooting

1979.  1st Edn,.  Anthony Atha Publishers.  Rugby.  249 pages, large oblong 4to., limited to 1100 copies, illus in colour and black and white, many are from the works of BB (D.J.Watkins Pitchford), this is No 71 of the special edition with all edges gilt. Bound in full leather, gilt pheasant vignette to upper board, signed on limitation page by John Marchington. [12031]
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Author: MAROLLES Magne De

La Chasse Au Fusil

1836.  new Edn,.  Paris.  XVI 494 pages, 7 plates and 2 folding plates, original 1/4 leather binding, attractive gilt decorative spine, clean copy, Riling 310, "this work is frequently quoted and is the source of many later works, acknowledged and otherwise." " English editions anonymously translated and accredited to John Acton entitled An Essay on Shooting (Dublin, Grucber and McAllister 1789 and London, T Cadell 1791) are little more than literal translations of Marolles works. [8989]
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Author: MATTHEWS Ike

Full Revelations Of A Rat-Catcher After 25 Years Experience

nd 1898.  1st Edn,.  Friendly Society.  62 pages, original pebble cloth covered boards, gilt title to upper cover, edges rubbed and head and tail of chipped, chapters on trapping, ferreting, how to keep and work ferrets, etc., scarce. The last page is an advert for Ike's Service to take parties of gentlemen ratting also "any number of live rats and rabbits supplied at a few days notice" [801]
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Author: MATTHEWS Ike

Full Revelations Of A Rat-Catcher After 25 Years Experience

nd 1898.  1st Edn,.  Friendly Society.  Manchester.  62 pages, original pebble cloth covered boards, gilt title to upper cover, edges rubbed and head and tail of chipped, g+. chapters on trapping, ferreting, how to keep and work ferrets, etc., scarce. The last page is an advert for Ike's Service to take parties of gentlemen ratting also "any number of live rats and rabbits supplied at a few days notice" [18083]
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Author: MAXWELL William Hamilton

The Field Book Of Sports And Pastimes Of The British Islands

nd Circa 1833.  VIII 563 pages, text illus, many pages unopened, paper browned, original blind stamped cloth dust soiled g+, an alphabetic listing on all field sports not in Schwerdt, published under the authorship "The Author of Wild Sports of the West" [9236]
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Author: MAYER John

The Sportsmans Directory or Park And Gamekeeper's Companion

1828.  5th Edn,.  VII 214 pages, engraved frontis and text illus, some browning to title page, original pictorial blue paper cover boards, sporting vignette to upper board, some loss to spine paper o/w a vg copy in the original state, Chute 443, 444, 445 does not note the 5th edition. [2949]
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Author: MAYER John

The Sportsmans Directory or Park And Gamekeeper's Companion

1828.  5th Edn,.  VII 214 pages, frontis illus + text illus, frontis and title page foxed, manuscript poem 'Directions For Sportsman' neatly written on rear of advertising leaf and verso of rear end paper, signed JHJ 1839, owners inscription name is J.H.Thompson, original pictorial blue card cover boards, new matching spine. [6320]
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Author: MAYER John

The Sportsman's Directory or Park And Gamekeeper's Companion

1838.  6th rewritten and enlarged Edn,.  Simpkin Marshall and Co.  VIII 181 pages, Text illus, pasted to blank on verso of last page and opposite blank newspaper cuttings relating to the Waterloo Cup, also 3 loose Victorian scraps, inscription to first blank, original cloth, gilt title and sporting scene to upper cover. [14219]
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Author: MAYER John

The Sportman's Directory or Park And Gamekeeper's Companion

1838.  6th rewritten and enlarged Edn,.  VIII 181 pages, Text illus, pencil note to Verso of title page, recased in original pictorial covers, vg-. [6113]
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Author: MAYER John

The Sportsman's Directory Or Park And Gamekeepers Companion

1845.  7th Edn,.  Simpkin Marshall and Co.,.  IV 181 pages, 2 pages advs, illus + text, some occasional foxing to contents, publishers blind stamped cloth with gilt sporting vignette to upper board, vg. A comprehensive guide 1st published in 1815, which has been revised and brought up to date in the 7th edition. Instructions for breeding, feeding and breaking dogs, hunting, coursing and shooting, fishing, preserving game and decoys, breeding pheasants, partridges, pigeons, rabbits etc. Also a description of all kinds of poaching, how to detect poachers, and to destroy their works. [3122]
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Author: MCDOUGALL Douglas

Goose Fever The Diaries Of An Amateur Wildfowler 1933-1971

1973.  rep Edn,.  Old Buckenham.  163 pages, lge 8vo, illus, vg in dj. [178]
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Author: MCLEAN Colin

At Dawn And Dusk Being My Record Of Nearly Sixty Years Of Wildfowling

1954.  1st Edn,.  Batchworth Press.  XIV 194 pages, lge 8vo., illus, vg in a poor dj. Much on wildfowling in Norfolk and on the Solway. [20060]
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Author: MCLEAN Colin

At Dawn And Dusk Being My Record Of Nearly Sixty Years Of Wildfowling

1954.  1st Edn,.  Batchworth Press.  XIV 194 pages, lge 8vo., illus, vg in dj, dj chipped at head of spine, light rubbing to edges of spine. Much on wildfowling in Norfolk and on the Solway. [21852]
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Author: Mead, Lawrence

Oke's Game laws. Containing the law relating to Trespass and Poaching; Game, Gun and Dog Licences; Rabbits, Deer, Ground Game; Poison, Spring Traps, Firearms etc

12912.  5th Edn.  Butterworth & Co..  xxxii 374 + 34 - 408pp. Publishers' grey cloth vg. The last 4th edition was published 15 years previously this edition updated with added material. [23017]
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Author: MEYNELL Hugh

Saga Of A Goose Trail

2002.  1st Edn.  the author.  Shifnal, Shrops.  v 127 pages, illus in b/w from photographs and drawings, signed on front end paper by "Hugh". A fine copy in dj. Contains much on Loch Strathbeg, and early forays on the Solway and the Wash. [20105]
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Author: MILLAIS J.G.

British Diving Ducks

1913.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  xv 141 + xii 164 pages, top edge gilt 2 volumes, folio, 74 plates of which 29 are coloured by Archibald Thorburn, D Murray Dixon, H Gronvold and the author. Some occasional browning to the contents. Publishers dark red cloth, with gilt title to upper boards cloth faded in places as often found, light rubbing to the head of the spines vg. Limited to 450 numbered copies, this being No. 148. A detailed work on the subject with particularly fine illustrations. "The life histories of all diving ducks mostly shot or collected by the author Chute 454. [22786]
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Author: MILLAIS J.G.

The Natural History Of The British Game Birds

1909.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  xi 142 pages, advert leaf, TEG, large folio, illus with 18 coloured plates, 17 photogravures, and 2 other illus by Archibald Thorburn and J.G.Millais, plus 1 other plate with 2 b/w photograph illustrations all plates are clean and the contents free of foxing. This copy numbered 147 of a limitation of 550 copies, bound in the publishers two tone cloth with gilt title to the upper cover. Rubbing to the head of spine and chipping to the bottom of the spine, few faint marks to the spine edge. The book covers the natural history, habits, habitat, and shooting of game birds. Schwerdt notes "A fine publication, one of the few modern shooting books which has considerably risen in value probably on account of the plates after Thorburn, printed by Albert Frisch of Berlin which are exceptionally beautiful. Schwerdt Vol 2 27/28. Czech 453 [22247]
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Author: MILLAIS J.G.

The Natural History Of The British Surface Feeding Ducks

1902.  1st Edn.  Longmans Green and Co.  xiv 107 pages, top edge gilt ,folio with 6 photogravures, 41 coloured plates and 25 other illustrations, the colour plates are by Thorburn and Millais, light spotting to FEP and prelims o/w contents clean and free of spotting. Two armorial bookplates to the front paste down. A vg+ copy seldom found in this condition limited to 600 numbered copies, this is No 202, the book covers 10 species of duck commonly found and details, their natural history, habits, plumage and shooting Chute 452. ?620 [22070]
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Author: MILLAIS John Guille

Game Birds And Shooting-Sketches Illustrating The Habits, Modes Of Capture, Stages Of Plumage And The Hybrids & varieties Which Occur Amongst Them

1894.  2nd, 1st ordinary.  Henry Sotheran And Co.  xiii 185 pages, 16pp adverts, large 8vo pages uncut, full page and text illustrations, armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Original tan cloth with game birds' vignette and title printed in black to the upper board and spine, spine darkened as usual lesser so to the boards. A title where the cloth is often affected by discoloration. The author covers capercaillie, blackgame, grouse and ptarmigan, with notes on the life history and sporting of each bird, (the 1st edition contained colour plates and limited to 550 copies and was a folio edition). This edition only lacks the colour plates, the text remains unchanged. Chute 450 ?80 [22942]
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Author: MILLAIS John Guille

The Wildfowler In Scotland

1901.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  xv 167 pages, TEG, 4to, illustrated with a frontis by Sir J.E.Millais, 8 photogravure plates, 2 coloured plates and 50 illustrations from the author's drawings and photographs in the text. The contents and plates free of spotting or browning. Armorial bookplate of Gilmour, of Lundin and Montrave to front paste down. Bound in the original 1/2 vellum over grey paper covered boards. The vellum clean and free of any darkening the grey paper boards are fresh and clean, an exceptional copy. A title seldom found in this condition. A classic work on wildfowling in Scotland dealing with the pursuit of ducks. Chapters include a morning with an 8 bore, a day with a punt gun on the Moray Firth etc. With some excellent illustration of wildfowling and punt gunning. Chute 451 [21960]
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Author: MILLAIS John Guille

The Wildfowler In Scotland

1901.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  XV 167 pages, TEG, 4to., frontis by Sir J.E.Millais, 8 photogravure plates, 2 coloured plates and 50 illustrations from the author's drawings and photographs, bound in the original 1/2 vellum over grey paper covered boards, some marking to top edge of paper on front board, couple of marks to the vellum but overall a vg copy with some excellent illus of wildfowling and puntgunning. Chute 451 [14884]
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Author: MILLAIS John Guille

The Wildfowler In Scotland

1901.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  XV 167 pages, TEG, 4to., frontis by Sir J.E.Millais, 8 photogravure plates, 2 coloured plates and 50 illustrations from the author's drawings and photographs, bound in the original 1/2 vellum over grey paper covered boards, slight marking to the vellum, a vg clean copy with excellent illus of wildfowling and puntgunning. Chute 451 [14772]
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Author: Mockler-Ferryman Major A F

In The Northmans's Land. Travel, Sport, and Folk-Lore in The Hardanger Fjord and Fjeld.

1896.  1st.  Sampson Low, Marston and Co.  xvi- 316pp, folding map, 17 full page illustrations and 2 vignettes, pages are uncut and unopened some occasional foxing. Original dark red cloth binding, with gilt vignette of an Elk head to the upper cover. The authors observations of Hardenger in Norway. The people countryside weather and fishing and shooting opportunities available. Including reindeer and er on reindeer hunting. [23725]
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Author: MORAY BROWN J.

Stray Sport

1893.  1st Edn,.  William Blackwood and Sons.  xii 304, viii 293 pages, 2 Vols, 15 full page plates + text drawings throughout, Vol I the first part 240+ pages are on Indian Shikar, the rest of Vol I and Vol II covers sport at home including fishing, snipe and woodcock shooting etc in England Scotland and Ireland. Publishers' olive-green cloth with gilt pig sticking scene to upper board of both volumes. Personal presentation inscription to ? title page of volume 2 "To my journalistic mentor E Sacks with the Authors best wishes Sept 1893". Below are some handwritten lines (I believe which are taken from a song by Campbell of Saddell). Brown enjoyed considerable sport in India he recounts pig sticking, elephant and tiger shooting stalking samba and bear etc he details tiger measurements and weights. Unusual to find a signed copy. Czech 33 not listed by Chute [22364]
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Author: MORRIS Beverely

British Game Birds

1864.  2nd.  Grombridge & Sons.  iv 252 pages, large 4to., illus with 60 fine hand coloured plates of game birds, apart from some vety occasional spotting to the text, all plates are clean and colouring bright. Bound in half dark red morroco over marble boards, the spine in 6 compartments, some light rubbing to uter corners. A very good copy, a title often broken for the fine plates. Each species has a coloured plate and description of its habits, habitat and shooting. Chute 460 (1891 edition). [23723]
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Author: MUIRHEAD James Patrick editor

Winged Words On Chantrey's Woodcocks

1857.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  VI 120 pages, 6 etched plates, light spotting to contents, armorial bookplate to front paste down, publishers green cloth, gilt vignette of 2 shot woodcock to upper board, cloth clean and bright. Sir Francis Chantrey a sculptor shot two woodcock with 1 shot at Holkham, Norfolk on November 20 1829. It was sufficiently well regarded to merit this delightful anthology of verse on the subject. A monument to the 2 woodcock was presented to W.Coke of Holkham in 1834. An etching of the monument is used as the frontis and part for the gilt vignette to the upper cover. A scarce title and more so in this condition. Chute 461 [19856]
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Author: MULES P.H.

George Doggett Keeper, A Story Of A Devonshire Manor Thirty Years Ago

1887.  1st Edn,.  Manchester & London.  115 pages, advs, square 8vo., full page and text illus by PJ Antoine and J Thomas, original cream cloth with vignette in black of the keeper's door to upper board, some darkening to cloth as often found with this binding. Chute 462. [19767]
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Author: MULES P.H.

George Doggett Keeper, A Story Of A Devonshire Manor Thirty Years Ago

1887.  1st Edn,.  Abel Heywood and Son , Simpkin Marshall.  Manchester & London.  115 pages, advs, frontis, Keepers Barn Door and 14 full page plates + text illustrations by P J Antoine and J Thomas, armorial bookplate to the front paste down. The contents clean a nd tight. Publishers cream cloth with vignette in black of the keeper's door to upper board. The cloth soiled and some marks but tight with no splits or chips. The story of a keeper hears of a boy he taught to shoot and fish has earned the Victoria Cross (shooting three of the enemy). Chute 462. [22966]
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Author: MURRAY Hilda

Echoes Of Sport

1911.  second impression Edn,.  T.N.Foulis.  XII 167 pages, TEG adverts, illus from photographs, brown cloth with gilt title and ornate sporting vignette to upper board, a vg+ copy. Stalking, salmon, fishing, grouse shooting etc. [7496]
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Author: MURTON R.K.

The Wood Pigeon

1965.  1st Edn,.  Collins.  256 pages, illus, vg in dj, a major work on the natural history etc of the pigeon. Published in the Collins New Naturalist Monograph Series. [5022]
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Author: NELSON William

The Laws Concerning Game of Hunting, Hawking, Fishing and Fowling, and of Forests, Chases, parks, Warrens, Deer, Dove-Cotes, Conies

1762.  6th Edn,.  E Richardson and C Lintot.  XVIII 255 pages, + 27pp index, XVIII appendix, original full calf, red label, rubbing to edge, cracking to front joint but tight. The 6th was the last edition to be published. [13428]
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Author: NEVILL Ralph

Old English Sporting Books

1924.  1st Edn,.  XI 34 pages, TEG, large 4to., 107 plates many in colour, decorated EP's. A limited edition of 1500 copies, original orange cloth, gilt title and vignette to upper board, the cloth is clean and bright still retaining the original dust jacket, repair to head of spine of dj, o/w apart from a small tear, no other defects, rare to find in this condition. [12982]
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Author: NEWTON George William

Rural sports, and how to enjoy them : with an appendix, comprising memoirs and characteristics of eminent sportsmen

1867.  1st Edn.  J H and Jas Parker.  vi,(ii) errata -90B ?(ii) pages. Pages uncut, 4to,10 plates 8 being mounted photographs within ornate borders. Faint part tide mark more noticeable to blank margin of a few plates. Bound in a later ? calf over green cloth covered boards. The contents in 5 parts part 1 is on Winged Game, part 2 Hunting, part 3 Fishing part 4 Vermin and Poachers, and part 5 Memories. A Derbyshire man's description of 30 years of sport. Only 3 holdings in UK libraries Chute 471 [22075]
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Author: NEWTONENSIS

Handbook Of Shooting

1868.  1st Edn,.  George Routledge And Son.  vi 61 pages, 4pp adverts and advert end papers, engraved frontis, original brown pebbled cloth, upper board showing shooting scene and title within decorative borders in red and black. Chute's copy is in printed paper boards. A very good copy in an attractive binding. A scarce title, copies held in British Library and the Royal Library of Scotland and Cambridge, they give no indication to binding or author etc., The author comments on breech loader versus muzzle loader. "The author was one of the first to recommend grouse driving" Chute 472 [23521]
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Author: NIALL Ian

A Fowler's World An Account Of Days On The Marsh And Estuary

1968.  1st Edn,.  Heineman.  163 pages, illus by C.F. Tunnicliffe, vg in dj [20057]
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Author: NIALL Ian

A Fowler's World An Account Of Days On The Marsh And Estuary

1968.  1st Edn,.  Heineman.  163 pages, illus by C.F. Tunnicliffe, vg in dj [16948]
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Author: NIMROD [JAMES APPERLEY]

The Life Of A Sportsman

1914.  reprint Edn,.  Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd.  XI 401 pages, large 8vo., 36 coloured illus by Henry Alken, later 1/2 dark red morroco, spine in 6 panels with gilt central decoration with decorative corner pieces. A vg clean copy. First published in 1842 a "half true half ficticous story". The sports vary from boxing, dog fighting, hunting, shooting, angling etc., Schwerdt Vol 1 p36. [16528]
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Author: Nobel Industries Ltd

Game Register

nd Circa 1925.  48 pages, 13.5cm 8 cm card covered booklet for recording game shot.The fist 8 pages give details on game bird speeds, ballistics, range, allowances etc. The last 4 pages refer to licenses, names cartridges with factory loads etc, a very good copy. A booklet for carrying in the pocket on shoot days the name of C.Hall. Market Place, Knaresborough printed on the front cover, Hall was a gunamaker until circa 1938 [23065]
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Author: OATES Capt W.Coape

Wild Ducks How to Rear and Shoot Them

1905.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green And Co.  IX 80 pages, 4 photogravure plates from drawings by G.E.Lodge and 12 illus from photographs, original blue cloth, gilt title to upper boards, vg. All the Edwardians needed to know from rearing to shooting mallard. Chute 480. [20095]
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Author: OATES Capt W.Coape

Wild Ducks How to Rear and Shoot Them

1905.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green And Co.  IX 80 pages, 4 photogravure plates from drawings by G.E.Lodge and 12 illus from photographs, original blue cloth, gilt title to upper boards, vg+. All the Edwardians needed to know from rearing to shooting mallard. Chute 480. [19787]
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Author: OATES Capt W.Coape

Wild Ducks How to Rear and Shoot Them

1905.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green And Co.  ix 80 pages, 4 photogravure plates from drawings by G.E.Lodge and 12 illus from photographs, original blue cloth, gilt title to upper boards, vg. All the Edwardians needed to know from rearing to shooting mallard. Chute 480. [21144]
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Author: Ogilvie-Grant, W.R., Arthur Acland HOOD, J.G. MILLAIS, et al

The Gun At Home And Abroad; Volume I, British Game Birds And Wilfowl. Volume II, British Deer And Ground Game. Volume III, The Big Game Of Africa And Europe. Volume IV, the Big Game Of Asia And North America

1912-1915.  The London And Counties Press Association Ltd..  xii 443, xvi 345, xix 408, xix 433 pages, title pages printed in red and black TEG, large 4to., illustrated throughout with colour plates by leading artists after G. Lodge, A. Thorburn, V. R. Balfour-Browne, and E. Caldwell; + photogravure, monochrome and half tone plates, and numerous illustrations and tables in the text. Bound in the publisher's full brown leather bindings. 3 of the volumes having some scratch marks to the rear boards. A very good complete set of the monumental work, 500 copies were produced as sets, this being a consecutive numbered set 142. Individual volumes were also issued in various limitation numbers and not numbered on the spine as this set is. Leading hunters and sportsmen of the day contributed to the volumes including F.C.Selous, J.G.Millias, Frank Wallace, D Carruthers etc. encompassing all aspects of shooting, stalking and big game hunting. A lavishly produced and richly informative work documenting a bygone sporting age. Czech Asia 45, Africa 252, Chute 482. [22477]
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Author: OSBALDISTON William Augustus

The British Sportsman, or Nobleman, Gentleman, and Farmer's Dictionary of Recreation and Amusement, including a most improved System of modern Farriery, and anatomical Dissections of a Horse, with concise Rules for Chusing good Horses, and the Secrets of Training them with Wind and Vigour for the Course, Field, and Road, particular Instructions for Riding, Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Hawking, Shooting, Setting, & Fishing, with the most approved Methods of Breeding, Curing, and Managing all Sorts of Cattle, particularly Oxen, Cows, Deer, and Sheep, and for Breeding, Training, and Managing Dogs, Hawks, Cocks, Doves, Pigeons, Singing-Birds, &c., with a new and interesting Description of all the Traps, Nets, Engines, Baits, and magical Contrivan

1812.  3rd Edn,.  W Lewis.  iv 672 pges, 4to 42 engraved plates 1 plate part strengthening to verso along inner margin not affecting the image. Ownership name to front paste down and repeated on first page blank margin. Original ? brown calf over marbled boards red title label, 3cm crack to lower front spine edge, rubbing to lower outer corners. A tight copy first published in 1792 "The pleasure and convenience of being well informed in the Recreations and Amusements of a Country Life, are objects of themselves sufficiently interesting, to justify the Author in presenting this Work to the Public.". Chute 491 Schwerdt vol 2 54, Swift 442 -01/02 (1st) [22472]
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Author: PALTUSOVA I.N.editor

Royal Hunting

2002.  Khudozhnik i kniga.  Moscow.  431 pages, large 4to., finely illustrated with colour and black and white illus mostly from photographs, pictorial covers. A lavish production of an exhibition held at the State Historical Museum from 20 September 2002 to 20 February 2003. the exhibition embraced the period from the 16th to the 20th century showing the significance of hunting in Russian and German society. The large number of exhibits show the weapons, clothing, equipment, art etc. Bookplate on front paste down of Henk Visser, a fine copy. [14968]
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Author: PARKER Eric

Field River And Hill

1927.  1st Edn,.  Phillip Allan & co Ltd.  ix 280 pages, with 8 dry point illus by Winifred Austin, publishers slate blue cloth, gilt woodcock vignette on spine, a vg clean copy. Shooting in England, Scotland and Ireland, grouse, partridge, wildfowl etc. + some fishing. Chute 499 [21172]
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Author: PATTERSON A.

Rambles In Birdland

nd 1896.  1st Edn,.  Thomas Mitchell.  127 pages, full page and text drawings, contemporary prize inscription to front paste down. publishers red cloth with gilt title within black decorated borders with silver bird vignette, vg. Although not a shooting title Patterson describes 20 song birds. A scarce Patterson title more so in this condition. [16597]
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Author: PATTERSON A.

Rambles In Birdland

nd 1896.  1st Edn,.  Thomas Mitchell.  127 pages, full page and text drawings, publishers brown cloth with gilt title within black decorated borders with silver bird vignette, an extremely clean bright copy. Although not a shooting title Patterson describes 20 song birds. A scarce Patterson title more so in this condition. [15981]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur

Sea Side Scribblings For Visitors; or How To Make The Most Of A Holiday Jaunt

nd 1887.  1st Edn,.  Jarrolds and Sons.  139 pages, 5pp of adverts, frontis + numerous text drawings mostly by the author. Ownership signature to the front-end paper some light spotting to the end papers the contents very clean. Publishers pictorial printed cream and black paper covered boards, showing a seaside scene with wherry and fisherman, paper spine chipped at very bottom edge of the spine. A very good + copy. Patterson's second book, with 15 chapters which include local celebrities i.e. The Bird catcher, The Shore Gunner, The Punt gunner, The Angler etc and 5 chapters for visitors A scarce title by this celebrated local author and naturalist and difficult to find in this condition. Not listed by Chute. [23128]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur

Wildfowlers And Poachers Fifty Years On The East Coast

1929.  1st Edn,.  Methuen and Co.  xiv - 284 pages, 8pp advs., illus with photographs and drawings by the author, map end papers of Breydon Water, publisher olive green cloth, a little foxing to page edges. A very good copy in the dj, the dj has a few small chips to the head of spine. Unusual to find in vg condition and with the dj. The book deals with the disappearing class of "outlanders" men and women who specialize in fishing, wildfowling and poaching with a variety of sidelines. Chute 508 [22304]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

In Norfolk Bird Haunts In AD 1755

1930.  1st Edn,.  Rouncs and Wortley.  Holt.  103 pages, pen and ink sketches by the author, publishers blue cloth with title in black to the upper cover, vg+. The experience and life of a fictional fowler in 18th century Norfolk portraying Breydon Water as it must have been, Chute 509 [22661]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Man And Nature On The Broads

nd circa 1895.  1st Edn,.  Thomas Mitchell.  143 pages, numerous full page and text illus, original blue cloth with gilt title and silver circular boat vignette to upper board. A vg copy of one of Patterson's scarcest titles. [7519]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Man And Nature On Tidal Waters

1909.  1st Edn,.  XIV 315 pages, 47pp adverts, 4 plates from photographs + drawings by the author, inner joint paper cracked but a tight copy, pen and ink drawing on FEP of a sandpiper, looking up at a sign standing in grass, written on the sign from author A.H.Patterson Nov 1909, the drawing is approx. 10x10cm, (4"x4"), publishers cloth, gilt title to upper cover evenly faded. Includes a chapter on guns and gunners + many references to shooting including puntgunning not in Chute. [18239]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Man And Nature On Tidal Waters

1909.  1st Edn,.  XIV 315 pages, 47pp adverts, 4 plates from photographs + drawings by the author, slight foxing to contents, blue cloth clean and bright. Includes a chapter on guns and gunners + many references to shooting including puntgunning not in Chute. [13950]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Nature In Eastern Norfolk

1905.  1st Edn,.  Methuen.  352 pages, 47 pages adverts, 12 colour plates from paintings by Frank Southgate, original brick red cloth, gilt title to upper board, cloth clean and bright. Chute 506 [867]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

A Norfolk Naturalist Observations On Birds, Mammals and Fishes

1930.  1st Edn,.  Methuen.  xii 209 pages, frontis photo, 35 illus with pencil sketches by the author, green cloth gilt bird vignette to upper cover in dj, neat strengthening to rear, some loss to head of spine, unusual to find in dj. [18128]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

A Norfolk Naturalist Observations On Birds, Mammals and Fishes

1930.  1st Edn,.  Methuen.  xii 2098 pages, 35 illus with pencil sketches by the author. Publishers slate blue cloth, vg in dj, chipping to head of spine small piece missing to top edge of front flap and similar loss to top edge of the rear flap of the dj. Unusual to find in dj, a series of nature notes and observations selected from Patterson's diaries "covering the last quarter of a century" [22653]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Notes Of An East Coast Naturalist

1904.  1st Edn,.  Metheun.  X111 304 pages, 40 pages advs, 12 colour illus by Frank Southgate, some foxing to prelims and closed page edges. [14687]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Notes Of An East Coast Naturalist

1904.  1st Edn,.  Metheun.  40 pages of advs, 12 colour plates by Frank Southgate, some foxing to contents, o/w vg in the publisher's green cloth Signed on the front pastedown A Patterson. [870]
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Author: PATTERSON Arthur H.

Through Broadland By Sail And Motor

1930.  1st Edn,.  Blakes Ltd.  vi 141 pages, frontis illus + text illus by author, vg in dj, dj has loss at head of spine. [5251]
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Author: PAYNE GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Book of Duck Decoys Their Construction, Management And History

1886.  1st Edn,.  John Voorst.  x 214 pages, small 4to, text illustrations and 14 full page colour plates 2 folding, some occasional spotting to blank verso of the plates the plates virtually free of spotting, pages partly unopened. as often found affecting this title. Publishers' slate blue cloth with gilt title to upper cover within decorative frame. A very good + copy, a title often found with heavy foxing. The first detailed description of duck decoys, their construction, system of catching and decoy men. Chute 511. [23025]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Book of Duck Decoys Their Construction, Management And History

1886.  1st Edn,.  John Voorst.  xi- 214 pages, 2pp of adverts 4to 14 full page colour plates 2 of which are folding, +text drawings and plans, bookplate of C.J. Anstruther to front paste down. Publishers' cloth binding with gilt title to upper cover within decorative frame. Some old fading and marking to the cloth in places. The first detailed description of duck decoys, their construction, system of catching and decoy men. Chute 511. [22414]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Fowler In Ireland Or Notes On The Haunts And Any Habits Of Wildfowl seafowl including Instructions In The Art Of Shooting And Capturing Them

1882.  1st Edn,.  Van Voorst.  XIII 503 pages, 16 page wildfowl register + 2 page publishers advert, 16 full page plates, frontis + text illus, light spotting to 1/2 title, publishers blue cloth, vg. "The most authoritative book by an acknowledged expert, since Folkard (1859). It contains more than merely fowling in Ireland, there are the fullest details of all species, duck decoys, records of bags, punts and punt gunning all expertly illustrated by Whymper" Chute 510 [20626]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Fowler In Ireland Or Notes On The Haunts And Any Habits Of Wildfowl seafowl including Instructions In The Art Of Shooting And Capturing Them

1882.  1st Edn,.  Van Voorst.  XIII 503 pages, 16 page wildfowl register + 2 page publishers advert, 16 full page plates, frontis + text illus, contents clean and free of foxing, publishers blue cloth clean and fresh, a vg+ copy. A title seldom found in this condition, "the most authorative book by an acknowledged expert, since Folkard (1859). It contains more than merely fowling in Ireland, there are the fullest details of all species, duck decoys, records of bags, punts and punt gunning all expertly illustrated by Whymper" Chute 510 [19845]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Fowler In Ireland Or Notes On The Haunts And Any Habits Of Wildfowl seafowl including Instructions In The Art Of Shooting And Capturing Them

1882.  1st Edn,.  Van Voorst.  xiii 503 pages, 16 page wildfowl register + 2 page publishers advert, 16 full page plates, frontis + text illus, top edge gilt. Some browning to blank prelims, armorial bookplate to front paste down. Finely bound in a later half tan calf by Henry Sotheran Ltd ,spine in 6 compartment with gilt titles on contrasting leather and ornate gilt tooling to remaining compartments. "The most authoritative book by an acknowledged expert, since Folkard (1859). It contains more than merely fowling in Ireland, there are the fullest details of all species, duck decoys, records of bags, punts and punt gunning all expertly illustrated by Whymper" Chute 510 [23714]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

The Fowler In Ireland Or Notes On The Haunts And Habits Of Wildfowl And Seafowl Including Instructions In The Art Of Shooting And Capturing Them

1882.  1st Edn,.  John Van Vorst.  XIII 503 pages, 12 pages adverts, wildfowl records, lists of birds killed, 17 full page plates + text illus, ownership name to top margin of title page, W.P.H.L. Vaughan 1997, notes on verso of half title not relating to book, also notes to verso of last page of index ducks shot with punt gun, some browning to half title and title page, recent blue cloth binding. [10857]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

Letters To Young Shooters, 1st Series: On The Choice And Use Of A Gun. 2nd Series: The Production, Preservation and Killing Of Game. 3rd Series: A Short Natural History Of British Wildfowl And Complete Directions In Shooting On The Coast And Inland

1895, 1892, 1896.  4th, 1st, 1st.  Longmans Green and Co..  3 Vols, xii 274; xiii 524; xxix 630 pages, + game registers to series 1 & 2, full page and text illus throughout, bookplate to volumes 1 and 2 bound in uniform publishers' green cloth, gilt title to upper covers, foxing to all volumes a title often found with foxing, The most comprehensive shooting instruction covering every possible detail on guns, how to shoot game etc. The third series covers wildfowl shooting, with much on punt gunning and the building of a punt gun. This was the last in the series and never reprinted unlike series 1 and 2. Chute 512. [11254]
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Author: PAYNE-GALLWEY Sir Ralph

Letters To Young Shooters, 1st Series: On The Choice And Use Of A Gun. 2nd Series: The Production, Preservation and Killing Of Game. 3rd Series: A Short Natural History Of British Wildfowl And Complete Directions In Shooting On The Coast And Inland

1899, 1902, 1896.  5th, 3rd, 1st Edn.  Longmans Green and Co.  3 Vols, xiv 278; xiii 544; xxix 630 pages, + game registers to series 1 & 2, full page and text illus throughout, bound in uniform publishers' green cloth, gilt title to upper covers, Series 2 is the revised and enlarged 3rd edition. Foxing to all volumes with ownership name to front end papers. Volume 3 showing rubbing to corners and head tail of the spine. A G+ set, the most comprehensive shooting instruction covering every possible detail on guns, how to shoot game etc. The third series covers wildfowl shooting, with much on punt gunning and the building of a punt gun. This was the last in the series and never reprinted unlike series 1 and 2. Chute 512. [22234]
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Author: PEARSON ROGERS H.W.

Guns This Way

1962.  1st Edn,.  Witherby.  X 85 pages, 4to. Illus with photographs many in colour and drawings by BB, vg in dj, the author visits and takes part in various shoots shooting in East Anglia, Yorkshire and Wales, including Bolton Abbey, Chatsworth, Euston, Holkham etc., [13374]
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Author: PEEL C.V.A.

Wild Sports In The Outer Hebrides

1901.  1st Edn,.  F.E. Robinson.  xvi133 pages, TEG, advs, frontis illus by G.E.Lodge, numerous full page and text illus, spotting to prelims. Original red cloth bevelled edges with gilt title to upper board and gilt vignette of a standing sportsman shooting from rocks. A vg copy of an attractive book, includes chapters on snipe and woodcock, rock doves, seals and seal shooting, and sea-trout fishing. PEEL C.V.A. Chute 517. [22395]
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Author: PEEL C.V.A.

Wild Sports In The Outer Hebridies

1901.  1st Edn,.  F.E. Robinson.  xvi-133 pages, TEG, advs, frontis illus by G.E.Lodge, numerous full page and text illus, spotting to prelims armorial book plate of C.T.Anstruther to front paste down. Original red cloth bevelled edges with gilt title to upper board and gilt vignette of a standing sportsman shooting from rocks. A vg copy of an attractive book, includes chapters on snipe and woodcock, rock doves, seals and seal shooting, and sea-trout fishing.. Chute 517. [22409]
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Author: Pigeon Shooting

Woodpigeon Shooting/ Come and Shoot Woodpigeons/ Shooting Woodpigeons

Circa 1933/circa 1950/circa 19.  1st Edn.  British Field Sports/ ICI / Eley Kynoch Press.  12-7-16 pages, 3 pamphlets on woodpigeon shooting illustrated with photographs and drawings. The, Woodpigeon Shooting with printed card covers the other 2 with pictorial card covers, very good copies. Brief guides and tactics which seem to always be changing. [23140]
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Author: POLLARD H B C

The Sportsman's Cookery Book

1926.  Country Life Ltd.  vii 156 pages, 1/4 blue cloth backed boards, title label to upper cover and spine. A comprehensive guide to cooking game. [21151]
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Author: POLLARD H.B.C.

Game Birds Rearing, Preservation, And Shooting

1929.  1st Edn,.  Eyre and Spottiswoode.  XI 185 pages, 4to, 12 colour plates by Philip Rickman, publisher's green bevelled cloth, fade mark to rear boards, the colour plates are particularly fine, apart from the frontis the plates show the bird in flight with pencil drawing vignette. "A practical guide with much common sense" Chute 523. [14962]
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Author: POLLARD Hugh B.C.

The Gun Room Guide

1930.  1st Edn,.  Eyre Spottiswoode.  IX 183 pages, 4to, illus in colour by Phillip Rickman And H Frank Wallace, limited to 225 signed copies, bound in 1/4 vellum, small nick to edges of spine, vg. [9055]
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Author: POLLARD Hugh B.C., BARCLAY-SMITH Phyllis

British and American Game Birds

1945.  1st Edn,.  Eyre and Spottiswoode.  X 48 pages, illus, 20 fine coloured plates by Philip Rickman. 4to. vg in dj, dj dust soiled. [3617]
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Author: POLLARD Hugh B.C., BARCLAY-SMITH Phyllis

British and American Game Birds

1945.  1st Edn,.  Eyre and Spottiswoode.  X 48 pages, illus, 20 fine coloured plates by Philip Rickman. 4to. vg in dj, dj chipped at head of spine, includes chapters on shooting on English and America. [18743]
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Author: POLLARD Hugh B.C., BARCLAY-SMITH Phyllis

British and American Game Birds

1945.  1st Edn,.  Eyre & Spottiswoode.  X 48 pages, 4to, 20 coloured plates by Phillip Rickman, limited to 125 copies on handmade paper, this being numbered 46 with a pencil remarque sketch of a whooper swan signed by Rickman, bookplate to front paste down, bound in 1/4 tan, gilt title to upper cover, contents and cover in fine condition. [18588]
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Author: Pollard Major Hugh. Bertie. C

Game Birds and Game Bird Shooting

1936.  1st Edn,.  Eyre & Spottiswoode.  xv 284 pages, illustrated with 6 colour plates by Phillip Rickman and 8 half tone plates from photographs. Personal inscription to verso of the front blank. Publishers red cloth binding in DJ a very good copy with no loss to the DJ. Covers the choice of a shoot, the guns and ammunition all game vermin, game bird rearing and disease. Chute 525 [22383]
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Author: PORTER Alexander

The Gamekeepers Manual Being An Epitome Of The Game Laws Of England, Scotland And Of The Gun Licences And Wild Birds Acts

1889.  2 nd Edn,.  David Douglas.  Edinburgh.  xiv 140 pages, pp advs,12mo., green paper covered boards in the style of a leather binding, gilt dog vignette to upper cover, rubbing to head and tail of spine and edges. [19719]
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Author: PORTLAND DUKE OF

Fifty Years And More Of Sport In Scotland: Deerstalking, Salmon Fishing, Grouse Shooting And Other Pleasant Memories. 1880 - 1932

1933.  1st Edn,.  Faber and Faber Ltd.  174, ix 190 pages, top edge gilt small 4to, bound with The Red Deer of Langwell and Braemore 1880-1934, with a brief account of the flora of Caithness 1935. Both volumes have numerous photographs, 2 folding maps, to the first part 5 tipped in colour plates by W. Eggington, to the second part with numerous photographs of deer heads with accompanying details on size where and when etc the publishers edition of this title (Blackie and Son) the colour plates are on thick paper, the flora of Caithness is part of the book rather than loose as in the Blackie edition. Bold pencil inscription to front end paper, "From Portland 1937 two books bound in one volume". Blue cloth binding gilt title to upper board. Some surface rubbing to the cloth on the rear board Both volumes were originally published separately. I believe this is one of a limited number of copies which were for the family and presentation, no copy of this edition in any of the holding UK libraries. [22368]
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Author: PORTLAND DUKE OF

Memoirs Of Racing & Hunting

1935.  1st Edn,.  Faber Faber Ltd.  XVI 364 pages, 4to., illus throughout, a vg+ copy in the original silver dj, unusual to find in dj, predominately horses but Portland was a keen stalker and shooter. [13469]
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Author: POTTINGER Sir Henry

Flood Fell And Forest

1905.  1st Edn,.  Edward Arnold.  2 Vols, xi - 288 + vii - 286 pages, 16pp of adverts, frontis to volume one and 32 full page plates, some browning to the blank end papers . Armorial bookplate of the author Sir Henry Pottinger to front paste downs. Publishers' dark blue cloth bindings gilt titles to the spine. The author recounts sport in Norway including trout fishing, hunting elk bear stag etc. THE AUTHORS COPY [23722]
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Author: POWELL Bill

My Wild Goose Chase George Allen and Unwin

1954.  1st Edn,.  208 pages, frontis + b/w illus from photographs. Signed on the front-end paper by "Bill Powell". Publishers' blue cloth titled in silver vg in worn but presentable DJ. A classic wildfowling title, the author's experiences with much on wildfowling particularly for geese on the Solway. With an Introduction by Peter Scott. [22418]
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Author: PURPLE HEATHER Adams W.A.

Something About Guns & Shooting

1891.  6th thousand.  Alexander Shephard.  vii 180 pages, includes adverts mostly for guns and shooting, first few pages "opinions of the press", written to top margin of title page "with the authors compliments" light green cloth, title in black, dust soiling to covers and corners rubbed, vg-. Chapters on fashion in game guns and their loads, the advantages of good guns etc. Riling 1271, Chute 007 [20593]
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Author: PURPLE HEATHER Adams W.A.

Something About Guns & Shooting

1893.  3rd revised and enlarged.  Alexander Shephard.  vii 154 pages, 22 pages of sporting adverts for guns and shooting, part removed bookplate of Charles Lancaster to front paste down, armorial bookplate of Henry A.A Thorn to front end paper. Presentation inscription on ? title to Thorn "with the authors compliments 1893" Publishers red cloth titled in black. Uneven fading and marking to the cloth, the binding and contents tight with no chips or splits. Chapters on fashion in game guns and their loads, the advantages of good guns etc. In 1878 the firm of Lancaster was take over by Henry. A. A. Thorn. Thorn, interestingly, styled himself 'Charles Lancaster' for business purposes and even used Lancaster's name when writing on the subject of guns and shooting. He helped develop and instruct on the guns. Riling 1271, Chute 007 [22956]
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Author: PYE Henry James

The Sportsman's Dictionary Containing Instructions For Various Methods To Be Observed In Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farrier, Hawking, Breeding And Feeding Horses For The Road And Turf; The Management Of Dogs, Game And Dunghill-Cocks, Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Doves, Singing Birds, Etc; And The Manner Of Curing Their Various Diseases And Accidents

1807.  5th Edn,.  John Stockdale.  547 pages, 4to., 17 copper engraved plates many of traps nets etc, old damp mark to plates not affecting text, bound in recent 1/2 tan calf, vg. The title states this edition was improved and enlarged by Pye, Chute 532 noted that the 5th edition is the only one signed by Pye, he was thought responsible for the editions of 1778, 1782, 1792, 1809. [4390]
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Author: PYE Henry James

The Sportsman's Dictionary Or The Gentleman's Companion For Town And Country Containing Full And Particular Instructions For Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking Hawking etc., With The Various Methods To Be Observed In Breeding And Dieting Of Horses Both For The Road And Turf; Also The Management Of Dogs, Game Cocks, Dunghill Fowls, Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Pigeons, Singing Birds, Etc; And The Manner Of Curing Their Various Diseases And Accidents Collected From the Best Authors With Very Considerable Additions And Improvements By Experienced Gentlemen

1778.  3rd Edn,.  Fielding and Walker.  VIII 300+ pages, 4to., engraved frontis of the anatomy of a horse and 15 copper plates representing all the different kinds of nets, snares and traps that are now made use of, some age browning to contents, small armorial plate of R.A Caldwell, recased in the original binding with part of the old spine relayed, original boards rubbed on corners. The original end papers retained Chute 599 and Chute 532. [16181]
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Author: PYE Henry James

The Sportsman's Dictionary Or The Gentleman's Companion For Town And Country Containing Full And Particular Instructions For Riding, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Farriery, Cocking Hawking etc., With The Various Methods To Be Observed In Breeding And Dieting Of Horses Both For The Road And Turf; Also The Management Of Dogs, Game Cocks, Dunghill Fowls, Turkeys, Geese, Ducks, Pigeons, Singing Birds, Etc; And The Manner Of Curing Their Various Diseases And Accidents Collected From the Best Authors With Very Considerable Additions And Improvements By Experienced Gentlemen

1778.  1st edn.  Fielding and Walker.  viii, [472] pp, 4to., engraved frontis of the anatomy of a horse by T. Cook and 15 copper plates representing all the different kinds of nets, snares and traps that are now made use of original full tree calf with the original gilt decorated spine neatly relayed. A very good + copy of the first quarto edition ffirst published in 2 volumes octavo in 1735, and again in 1744, Chute 599, Schwerdt Vol. II, Schwerdt notes 2 early editions with similar titles, Chute notes this as the first Pye edition Swift 529 01 [22471]
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Author: R. Watson Gun Maker

Rook Shooting

1896.  Birmingham.  Single page 16cm x 24cm promotional leaflet for The Rand Rook Rifle illustration of the gun and 2 targets. Details of the action rifling bores etc. Old fold marks VG. [23141]
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Author: Rausing, Lisbet and Dick, David Brian

Corrour: A History of a Sporting Estate

2010.  2nd.  privately published.  132 pages, Small 4to Illustrated with b/w photographs and a double page b/w and a similar coloured map. Publishers' green cloth with gilt title and circular crest of a stag to upper cover, a fine copy. The records of a highland sporting estate Appendices cover the estate's game bags from 1891 to 1938 and the names of shooting tenants from 1873. Including stags shoot weight etc also, nature prehistory folklore etc. [23242]
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Author: RAWSTONE Lawrence

Gamonia or The Art Of Preserving Game and An Improved Method Of Making Plantations and Covers Explained And illustrated

1929.  rep of 1837 1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  256 pages, TEG, 15 colour plates, publishers green cloth, gilt borders to boards, vg in dj, chipped at head and tail of spine. A new edition with an introduction and a note on the authors game register by Eric Parker. [21138]
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Author: RAWSTONE Lawrence

Gamonia or The Art Of Preserving Game and An Improved Method Of Making Plantations and Covers Explained And illustrated

1929.  rep of 1837 1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  256 pages, TEG, 15 colour plates, publishers green cloth, gilt borders to boards, vg in dj, chipped at head and tail of spine. A new edition with an introduction and a note on the authors game register by Eric Parker. [5059]
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Author: RICHARDS Coombe

Wild Goose Chase, Being Wildfowling Reminiscences Of Some Amateurs At The Game

1948.  1st Edn,.  94 pages, illus by the author, fading to cloth as usual o/w vg in worn dj. Fowling in Ireland, the Wash, Norfolk etc. [9339]
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Author: RICHARDS Coombe

Wild Goose Chase, Being Wildfowling Reminiscences Of Some Amateurs At The Game

1948.  1st Edn,.  94 pages, illus by the author, fading to cloth as usual o/w vg in dj. Fowling in Ireland, the Wash, Norfolk etc. [12393]
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Author: RIDGES Bob

The Decoy Duck From Folk Art To Fine Art

1988.  1st Edn,.  Limpsfield.  191 pages, 4to, illus many in colour, fine in dj. [4955]
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Author: RIDGES Bob

The Decoy Duck From Folk Art To Fine Art

1988.  1st Edn,.  Limpsfield.  191 pages, 4to, illus many in colour, fine in dj. [11860]
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Author: ROBERTS John Cadfryn

The Four Seasons of Sport

1960.  1st thus Edn,.  Ariel Press.  VIII+ pages, folio, 12 colour folio page plates, 3 plates to each section, fishing, hunting, racing, shooting with accompanying text, illus after Alken, Pollard, Turner and Wells, limited to 500 numbered copies, vg in worn dj. [7507]
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Author: RODWELL James

the Rat, Its History And Destructive Character With Numerous Anecdotes

1858.  1st Edn,.  G Routledge And Co.  299 pages, bound without half title, pencil notes to verso blank of last page, some spotting to title page. Contemporary 1/2 calf surface rubbing to spine. Includes the different kinds of rats, characteristic, the damage they cause, rat catching, rat matches, poisoning etc. [18085]
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Author: ROW Charles

A Practical Guide To The Game Laws

1907.  1st Edn,.  VIII 256 pages, green cloth, old colour fading to parts of board, vg. Much on poachers and poaching, the author was a solicitor and secretary to the East Anglian Game Protection Society. [19785]
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Author: RUSSELL Pasha T.A.

The Wild Ducks And Various Of Egypt, How To Identify Them, Some Useful Shooting Words & Phrases In Colloquial Arabic

nd Circa 1932.  1st Edn,.  37 pages, published by the author, 12mo., 40 blank pages, address and name Tracy Phillipps in green pencil to verso of title, also loose photo of girl taken in Istanbul bound in simulated snakeskin with pencil holder, a vg copy. A guide to the ducks "likely to be met with in a day's shooting in Egypt." the booklet begins with a typical day and the effects on the birds also guide to quail shooting and desert shooting followed by description of quarry, arabic names, some useful phrases for the shooter i.e. "Did the pellets get you in the leg?". 1 copy located on COPAC at Oxford, rare. [14711]
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Author: SCOTT Peter

Observations of Wildlife

1980.  1st Edn,.  Phaidon.  Oxford.  112 pages, 4to., numerous colour and black and white with illustrations from the author's drawings and paintings. A fine copy bound in 1/4 green morroco in slipcase. This edition limited to 200 numbered copies signed by Peter Scott. [929]
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Author: SCOTT Peter

Wild Chorus

1938.  1st limited Edn,.  Country Life.  XI 116 pages, TEG, uncut, small folio, illus including 24 fine colour plates + 64 b/w plates and text drawings by Peter Scott. Publishers blue cloth, gilt title and goose vignette to upper board. No 871 of a limited edition of 1200 copies signed by Peter Scott. Contents and covers fine with no defects, dj has some chipping to top and bottom edge approx 3x1cm loss to top edge and 4x1cm to bottom edge, a few short close tears in the original card slipcase some discolouration. A vg copy rarely found in dj, some excellent illustrations and sketches by Scott with accompanying text on shooting and natural history. "The author appears to have begun his conversion from wildfowler to conservationist" Chute 557. [18556]
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Author: SEDGEWICK Noel M., WHITAKER Peter, HARRISON Jeffery

The New Wildfowler

1961.  1st Edn,.  Herbert Jenkins.  311 pages, illus in colour and b/w from photographs, drawings, maps etc, vg in dj, light rubbing to head of spine. [19326]
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Author: SHAND Alexander Innes

Shooting, The Haddon Hall Library

1902.  1st Edn,.  J M Dent.  vi 352 pages, TEG, pages uncut, end papers by Arthur Rackham, some light foxing, 9 illus by J Smit and H Richardson + Chapter headings. Bookplate to the verso of the front-end paper offsetting onto the opposite 1/2 title. Publishers' green cloth, clean and bright with gilt design to upper board with title and sporting motifs to spine, published in the Haddon Hall Library, vg. describes all aspects of shooting including chapters on the literature of the gun and the evolution of equipment. Chute 569 [23049]
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Author: SHARP Henry

The Gun Afield And Ashore

1904.  1st Edn,.  Chapman Hall.  xx 318 pages, TEG, 13 full page and text illus by Herbert Sharp, spotting to title page and closed page edges, publishers light green cloth, gilt hare vignette and title to upper board, fade mark to rear board, spine light marking with chipping to head. A mixture of technical and anecdotal material/ Chute 571. [20246]
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