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Author: SHARP Henry

Practical Wildfowling

nd 1895.  1st Edn,.  Upcott Gill.  vi 300 pages, 33 pages of sporting adverts + 12 book adverts, text and full page illus, paper browned as usual, original green cloth with gilt title and goose vignette to upper board, gilt duck vignette to spine, some cracking to rear hinge, o/w vg. A comprehensive and in depth guide covering all aspects from ammunition to equipment, punt gunning, flapper shooting etc. Chute 570. [21940]
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Author: SHARP Henry

Practical Wildfowling

nd 1895.  1st Edn,.  VI 300 pages, numerous sporting advs, text and full page illus, paper browned as usual, original green cloth with gilt title and goose vignette to upper board, gilt duck vignette to spine, vg+. A comprehensive and in depth guide covering all aspects from ammunition to equipment, punt gunning, flapper shooting etc. Chute 570. [13928]
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Author: SHARP Henry

Practical Wildfowling

nd 1895.  1st Edn,.  Upcott Gill.  vi 300 pages, 33 pages of sporting adverts, text, and full-page illustrations, paper browned as usual, original brown cloth with gilt title and flying duck vignette to upper board. Cracking to inner hinge but contents remain tight vg. Usually found in a green cloth binding this binding differs with the duck vignette to the upper cover and no vignette to the spine, the contents appear the same but without the book adverts found in the green binding. Chutes copy the same as this but in a red binding. A comprehensive and in-depth guide covering all aspects from ammunition to equipment, punt gunning, flapper shooting. "The detail is meticulous, from an experienced wildfowler". Chute 570. [23135]
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Author: SHEPHARD Michael

Come Wildfowling

1953.  1st Edn,.  186 pages, illus, vg in rubbed dj. [5864]
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Author: SHEPHARD Michael

Come Wildfowling

1953.  1st Edn,.  Museum Press.  186 pages, b/w illus from photographs + text drawings, vg in rubbed dj. [20091]
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Author: ''SIXTY ONE''. HENRY GEORGE HELY HUTCHINSON

Twenty Years Reminiscences Of The Lews

1871.  1st Edn,.  Horace Cox.  vii 272 pages, engraved frontis + 1 other plate, spotting to frontis more so to the verso. Armorial bookplate to front paste down, cracking to the gutter hinge at rear contents remain tight. Publishers' brown cloth with gilt deer vignette to upper board some faint mottling in places. A g+ copy of a scarce title. The author's reminiscences of 20 years taken from his journal on the sporting quaters he had rented for shooting, stalking, and fishing. WS 133 not in Chute. [22431]
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Author: SMITH Robert

The Universal Directory For Taking Alive And Destroying Rats, And All Other Kinds Of Four Footed And Winged Vermin, In A Method Hitherto Unattempted; Calculated For The Use Of The Gentleman, The Farmer And The Warrener by Robert Smith, Late Rat Catcher To The Princess Amelia

1768.  1st Edn,.  the author.  VII 218 pages, 6 plates 4 of which are folding. Original full tan calf retaining the original boards, new matching spine retaining the original label, a vg copy of the first edition, to the verso of title page printed note "If any person shall reprint this book or offer to pirate it, they will be prosecuted according to the law". Robert Smith states he was rat catcher to Princess Amelia the contents cover the fox, badger, sheep killing dogs, numerous birds of prey etc., the plates show various traps. A much reprinted title, the 1st edition is particularly hard to find. [18277]
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Author: SMITH Robert

The Universal Directory For Taking Alive And Destroying Rats, And All Other Kinds Of Four Footed And Winged Vermin, In A Method Hitherto Unattempted; Calculated For The Use Of The Gentleman, The Farmer And The Warrener by Robert Smith, Late Rat Catcher To The Princess Amelia

1812.  4th Edn,.  J Walker.  VIII 150 pages, pages uncut, 6 plates, 4 of which are folding, some foxing to plates, light dust soiling to contents, later 1/4 calf, vg. Robert Smith states he was rat catcher to Princess Amelia the contents cover the fox, badger, sheep killing dogs, numerous birds of prey etc., the plates show various traps. [18266]
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Author: SMITH Sydney

Snowden Slights Wildfowler

1984.  rep of the 1912 Edn,.  Major Ian Grahame.  Lamarsh, Bures.  XI 117 pages, advs, illus, this edition some of the illus differ from the 1912 edition some previously unpublished, limited to 500 copies, this being No 495, a fine copy in the 1/4 dark blue leather binding. [20088]
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Author: SMITH Sydney H.

Snowden Slights, Wildfowler

1912.  1st Edn,.  T.A.J. Waddington.  York.  xi 117 pages, adverts, full page illus including 1 folding from photographs, recased in the original slate blue cloth, gilt title and flying duck vignette to front board, spine relayed, vg. The author was a professional wildfowler and basket maker on the river Derwent. The subscriber's list at end includes Daniel Higson, Sir Ralph Payne Galwey, Stanley Duncan. A difficult title to find. Chute 579. [20099]
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Author: SMITH Sydney H.

Snowden Slights, Wildfowler

1912.  1st Edn,.  T.A.J. Waddington.  York.  xi 117 pages, adverts, full page illustrations including 1 folding from photographs by the author, in the original green cloth, gilt title and flying duck vignette to front board, faint splash mark to rear board vg. The author was a professional wildfowler and basket maker on the river Derwent. The subscriber's list at end includes Daniel Higson, Sir Ralph Payne -Galwey, Stanley Duncan. A difficult title to find. Chute 579. [22509]
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Author: SNAFFLE

The Impossible Island Corsica Its People And Its Sport

1923.  1st Edn,.  H.F. & G.Witherby.  224 pages, illus with frontis + 8 plates from watercolour sketches by Miss D Forster Knight, publishers cloth with gilt crest vignette to spine, a vg+ copy includes some shooting for deer, boar, small birds etc. [20790]
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Author: SOUTHGATE Frank

Wildfowl And Waders, Nature And Sport In The Coastlands

1928.  1st Edn,.  Country Life.  VIII 82 pages, 4to, 16 full page colour plates by Frank Southgate and black and white illus, limited to 950 copies in the original 1/4 vellum papers covered boards, light rubbing to corners, vg-. [8864]
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Author: SOUTHGATE Frank, POLLARD Hugh

Wildfowl and Waders Nature And Sport in the Coastlands

1940.  popular Edn,.  VIII 87 pages, 4to, frontis + 15 colour plates and 43 black and white illus from paintings by Frank Southgate, green cloth, gilt title to upper cover. the 1st edition published in 1928 was a limited edition of 950. [973]
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Author: SOUTHGATE Frank, POLLARD Hugh B.C.

Wildfowl and Waders Nature and Sport in The Coastlands

1928.  1st Edn,.  Country Life.  VIII 82 pages, 4to illus including 16 in colour by Frank Southgate. Limited edition of 950 copies, original 1/4 vellum binding, paper covered boards with insert title label to upper board. A vg+ copy free of rubbing and darkening to the spine and paper cover boards seldom found in this condition. Chute 522. [18922]
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Author: SPORTING AND DRAMATIC NEWS

Sporting Prints After The Paintings By Archibald Thorburn

n.  14 pages, small oblong 8vo., a catalogue for 13 Thorburn plates with illus in sepia, prices for black and white or coloured by hand, original card covers printed in black. [13193]
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Author: SPORTING REPOSITORY

The Sporting Repository, Containing Horse Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Archery, Trotting And Tandem Matches, Cocking, Pedestrianism, Pugilism, Anecdotes On Sporting Subjects

1904.  X 478 pages, TEG, 22 hand coloured plates after Alken and others, some spotting to prelims, inscription on FEP, original 2 tone green cloth with gilt mounted huntsman to upper board. the Sporting Repository was a magazine on sporting interest published in 1822, this edition is limited to 500 copies. [13073]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Natural History And Sport In Moray

1863.  1st Edn,.  XIVII 332 pages, 24pp advs, frontis illus, original brown publishers cloth, rubbed inner hinge paper cracked, the book was completed after the authors death from his journals and letters. [8856]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Natural History And Sport In Moray

1863.  1st Edn,.  Edinburgh.  XIVII 332 pages, 24pp advs, frontis illus + text drawings, recased at the original brown publishers cloth with old spine relayed, some rubbing to edges, vg-. The book was completed after the authors death from his journals and letters. [12130]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Short Sketches Of The Wild Sports And Natural History of the Highlands

1846.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  vi- 281 pages, armorial bookplate to front end paper, , bound in a contemporary 1/2 dark green morroco, light rubbing to corners and edges good +. The first edition of a much reprinted work, contains observations on wildlife mingled with shooting, fishing, and stalking anecdotes Chute 547, WS 185 . ?35 [22433]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Short Sketches Of The Wild Sports And Natural History of the Highlands

1846.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  vi- 281 pages, 16 pages of adverts armorial bookplate to the front paste down with signature to the front-end paper. Publishers blind stamped red cloth darkening mark to lower ? of rear. The first edition of a much-reprinted work contains observations on wildlife mingled with shooting, fishing, and stalking anecdotes Chute 547, WS 185. [22438]
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Author: ST. JOHN Charles

Short Sketches of the Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

1846.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  vi- 281 pages, top edge gilt, armorial bookplate to front paste down and free end paper, bound in a contemporary full tan calf inner gilt rolled tooling, the spine in 6 compartments with contrasting labels and ornate gilt tooling bound by Sotheran. The first edition of a classic work and much reprinted on Scottish sport and natural history with observations on wildlife mingled with shooting, fishing, and stalking anecdotes Chute 547, WS 185. [22937]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Short Sketches of the Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

1893.  9th Edn,.  John Murray.  XXIII 319 pages, tall 8vo., illus, vg, this edition has a life of the author and notes not previously published by him. [15151]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Short Sketches of the Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

1893.  9th Edn,.  XXIII 319 pages, tall 8vo., illus, vg, this edition has a life of the author and notes not previously published by him. [1321]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

A Tour Of Sutherland With Extracts From The Field Book Of A Sportsman Naturalist

1849.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  xiii 296, viii- 288 pages, 16pp adverts, 2 volumes 10 full page woodcut illus, armorial bookplate to front end papers in both volumes. A vg copy in the original blind stamped green cloth with gilt hooded falcon to upper board. A month-by-month account of a tour from St Johns Journals with 2 additional chapters on deer stalking also chapters on natural history and shooting. Scotch streams and lochs, dogs, fisheries, game dealers etc. Chute 548, WS185 [22432]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

A Tour Of Sutherland With Extracts From The Field Book Of A Sportsman Naturalist

1849.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  xiii 296, viii- 288 pages, 16pp adverts, 2 volumes 10 full page woodcut illus, bookplate to front end papers in both volumes also old booksellers slip to volume 1. Some occasional spotting to some the plates A vg copy in the original blind stamped green cloth with gilt hooded falcon to upper board. A month-by-month account of a tour from St Johns Journals with 2 additional chapters on deer stalking also chapters on natural history and shooting. Scotch streams and lochs, dogs, fisheries, game dealers etc. Chute 548, WS185 ?80 [22436]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

A Tour Of Sutherland With Extracts From The Field Book Of A Sportsman Naturalist

1849.  1st Edn,.  John Murray.  xiii 296, viii- 288 pages, 16pp adverts, 2 volumes 10 full page woodcut illus, a vg copy in the original blind stamped green cloth with gilt hooded falcon to upper board. To front board of both volumes a couple of small splash marks to boards o/w the cloth is clean and free of defects. A month-by-month account of a tour from St Johns Journals with 2 additional chapters on deer stalking also chapters on natural history and shooting. Scotch streams and lochs, dogs, fisheries, game dealers etc. Chute 548, WS185 [22469]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

Wild Sports And Natural History Of The Highlands

1927.  reprint Edn,.  Gurney and Jackson.  XXIX 471 pages, 50 illus 28 being in colour by Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander, a vg clean copy in dj. [20418]
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Author: ST JOHN Charles

The Wild Sports And Natural History Of The Scottish Highlands

1888.  popular Edn,.  Hamilton Adams and Co.  335 pages, 12pp advs, foxing to end papers, o/w vg. [16050]
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Author: ST JOHN, The Honourable Ferdinand

Rambles In Germany, France, Italy And Russia In Search Of Sport

1853.  1st Edn.  Longmans, Brown, Green and Longman.  viii 244 pages, 32 pp adverts, coloured frontis + 3 other colour plates. A vg copy in the original publishers green cloth includes capercailie and black game, wild boar, roe and red deer in Bavaria, chamois, partridge and hawking in Hungary, wild fowl, bear, trout fishing in Germany etc., Abby Traval 43, Schwerdt Vol II 144 [21245]
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Author: STEPHENS Martin

Fair Game The Open Air Of Four Continents

1936.  1st Edn,.  XI 274 pages, full page illus from photographs, publishers cloth has some light marking. Hunting big game in Africa including Elephant, contains North America and Asia for Sheep. Czech Asia 2000, Africa 154 [19028]
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Author: ST.JOHN Charles

Sketches Of The Wild Sports And Natural History Of the Highlands

1878.  rep Edn,.  XV 338 pages, the 1st illustrated edition, green pictorial gilt cloth, vg. [2282]
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Author: SURTEES Robert Smith

Jorrocks Jaunts And Jolloties Being The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, Eating, Eccentric And Extravagant Exploits Of The Renowned Sporting Citizen

1843.  2nd Edn.  Rudolph Ackerman, Eclipse Sporting Gallery.  vi (3) 358. 8 page advs, AEG, 15 fine hand coloured plates by Henry Alken, armorial bookplate of Sir Basil Mogg to FEP and to verso armorial plate of Wilfrid Willett. the bookplates have caused some rippling to the EP, contents and plates clean and free of spotting. Publishers green cloth with gilt title within sporting border and gilt title and decorative spine. A vg copy with the plates in a fine bright condition. The title first appeared in the Sporting magazine in Volumes I-VIII and then in book format 1838 and 1839 with plain plates by Phiz. This is the first with the fine plates by Henry Alken. [19990]
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Author: SURTEES R.S.

Jorrocks's Jaunts And Jollities, The Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Driving, Sailing, eating Eccentric And Extravagant Exploits Of That Renowned Sporting Citizen Mr John Jorrocks

1903.  reprint Edn,.  Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co Ltd.  XXII 356 pages, TEG, large 8vo., coloured title and 22 coloured plates after H Alken, 9 etched plates by Phiz + illus in text, bound in contemporary 1/2 dark red morroco, cloth sides, gilt ruled spine compartments with motifs of horseshoes and snaffle bit. An attractive copy using both the uncoloured plate from the 1st edition and the colour plates of later editions, includes a chapter on shooting in Surrey. [13577]
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Author: SYMONDS The Rev B.

The Suffolk Sportsman Showing The Nature Of The Various Kinds Of Dogs In Use For Gun And Net With The Most Rational And Perfect Method Of Training And Breaking Them, Together With The Most Useful Instruction To Young Sportsmen For Speedily Acquiring The Art Of Shooting

1825.  3rd Edn,.  Thomas Gosden Sportsman Repository.  152 pages, engraved frontis, some spotting to frontis, armorial bookplate of Henry Wilson, near contemporary 1/2 dark blue calf, vg. The first 2 editions were tilted A Treatise On Field Diversions By A Gentleman Of Suffolk. Chute 619 [15977]
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Author: TEASDALE BUCKELL G.T.

The Complete Shot

1920.  4th Edn,.  Methuen and Co Ltd.  XXXV 382 pages, 8pp adverts, 57 b/w illus, some foxing to contents, publishers green cloth, blind stamped title to upper board. Chute 623 (1st) [10558]
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Author: TEASDALE BUCKELL G.T.

The Complete Shot

1924.  5th revised Edn,.  Methuen and Co Ltd.  XXXVII 384 pages, 8pp of adverts, full page illus, vg. This edition has been revised by A.F.Randall, A comprehensive guide with much on guns and rifles. [8562]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 55th year

1952.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  216 pages, 4to, 12 loose issues from January 1952 to December 1952. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21913]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 56th year

1953.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1953 to December 1953. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21914]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 57th year

1954.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1954 to December 1954. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21915]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 58th year

1955.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1955 to December 1955. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21916]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 59th year

1956.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1956 to December 1956. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21917]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 60th year

1957.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1957 to December 1957. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21918]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 61st year

1958.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1958 to December 1958. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21919]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume 62nd year

1959.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to 12 loose issues from January 1959 to December 1959. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21920]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countryside volume LIV-LV

1951.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  4to, 12 loose issues from January 1951 to December 1951. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21912]
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Author: The Gamekeeper

The Gamekeeper And Countrysidevolume 53-54

1950.  Gilbertson & Page Ltd.  Hertford.  216 pages 4to 12 loose issues from January 1950 to December 1950. With the red and black on white background printed front paper cover, and rear cover. Covers all aspects of keepering shooting and country maters with numerous adverts many of which are illustrated. [21911]
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Author: THOMAS B. ( Thomas is the pseud name of Thomas. B. Johnson and T.H Needham)

The Shooters Guide Or Complete Sportsman's Companion Containing Every Possible Instruction For the Juvenile Shooter Together With Information Necessary For The Experienced Sportsman

1811.  3rd.  Gale and Curtis.  viii- 397-(4), 4 engraved plates, armorial bookplate to the front paste down. Of, Charles R. C. Hibbert, some occasional spotting to plates and contents. Bound in a later circa 1860s 1/2 tan calf. To the last page a contemporary handwritten manuscript recipe for sportsmen? To verso blank a recipe? in horses. Followed by an unnumbered printed page a "Scheme of a Sportsman's journal" listing where killed, when, types of game, remarks, filled in for the years 1822/23/24/25 noting game shot in the year. The next 4 blank pages are laid out as a game register, for the previous dates but giving months, September through to January, noting daily bags and where killed. A quick search brings up places in Yorkshire and Cumbria. Then follows another page of recipes, there are also 4 loose pages (6 sides) with similar game registers for 1827 1836/ 1837, and a June to August undated register of Trout, Eels, other Fish. The 3rd edition has considerable additions, includes a reference to Forsyth's percussion system, an engraving of grouse shooting from a horse. A much re printed tittle the first 3 editions particularly hard to find. Thomas is the pseud name of Thomas. B. Johnson and T.H Needham. Chute 341 [22934]
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Author: THOMAS B. ( Thomas is the pseud name of Thomas. B. Johnson and T.H Needham)

The Shooters Guide Or Complete Sportsman's Companion Containing Every Possible Instruction For the Juvenile Shooter Together With Information Necessary For The Experienced Sportsman

1820.  6th enlarged and improved.  John Booth.  x 304, frontis + 3 engraved plates after Howitt, the plate for wild duck shooting has been substituted with woodcock shooting by the publishers,th pages uncut. Ownership signature to the front paste down. Original blue paper covered boards, the spine chipped with loss, boards chipped and showing wear to edges, but a tight copy. This edition has the 2-page list at end of gunmakers. Includes "much miscellaneous information on the choice of Guns, Gunpowder. Shot etc "Thomas is the pseud name of Thomas. B. Johnson and T.H Needham. Chute 344. [22935]
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Author: THORBURN A.

Game Birds And Wild Fowl Of Great Britain And Ireland

1923.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  vii 79 pages, TEG, folio, 30 full page fine colour plates by Thorburn showing 58 species. Armorial book plate to the front paste down, apart from foxing to the end papers the contents clean and virtually free of foxing. Publishers dark red cloth binding, with gilt ruled borders to the covers., the cloth clean and without any of the fading often found with this title, some light rubbing to the head of the spine. and difficult to find in this condition. Thorburn classic work and not reprinted only in large paper. The book consists of brief descriptions of each species accompanied by quite magnificent illustrations Chute 630. [22971]
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Author: THORBURN A.

Game Birds And Wild Fowl Of Great Britain And Ireland

1923.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  vii 79 pages, TEG, folio, 30 full page fine colour plates by Thorburn showing 58 species. Some light foxing to contents the plates are free 0f foxing. Armorial book -plate to the front paste down. Publishers dark red cloth binding, with gilt ruled borders to the covers., the cloth clean and without any of the fading often found with this title, difficult to find in this condition. Thorburn classic work and not reprinted only in large paper. The book consists of brief descriptions of each species accompanied by quite magnificent illustrations Chute 630. [23494]
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Author: THORBURN Archibald

Game Birds And Wild Fowl Of Great Britain And Ireland

1923.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  vii 79 pages, TEG, folio, 30 full page fine colour plates by Thorburn showing 58 species. the contents clean and virtually free of foxing. Re bound in recent ? dark red morroco cloth sides Thorburn's classic work and not reprinted only in large paper. The book consists of brief descriptions of each species accompanied by quite magnificent illustrations Chute 630. [22697]
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Author: THORNHILL R.B.

The Shooting Directory

1804.  1st (1st issue) Edn,.  Longman Hurst,.  xviii (2) 432 (2) + (6) pages uncut, 4to., hand coloured frontis portrait of Thornhill seated with dogs and gun, 6 other coloured plates, engraved folding plate showing the Mantons patent breech and the Grierson breech, Laws respecting game and dogs; The breeding journal; the sportsman's weekly journal. Recent 1/2 old style calf binding with gilt and blind stamped tooling to spine, marbled sides The rare 1st edition 1st issue which contains the suppressed pages 214-220, which contain an account of how the Master General of the Ordnance tried to obtain Joseph Manton's rifling invention. Neither Chute or Schwerdt had this, Schwerdt notes the pages are often missing due to this being sold as a set of prints, Chute notes the 1st edition 1st issue exceedingly rare. Chute 632, Schwerdt Vol 2 258. [21570]
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Author: THORNHILL R.B.

The Shooting Directory

1804.  1st (1st issue) Edn,.  Longman Hurst, Rees and Orme.  xviii 432 + 6 pages, 4to., tinted frontis portrait of Thornhill seated with dogs and gun, 6 tinted plates, engraved folding plates showing the Mantons patent breech and the Grierson breech, Laws respecting game and dogs; The breeding journal; the sportsman's weekly journal. Armorial bookplate to front paste down and to free FEP, some erratic browning and foxing to text, possibly due to the paper quality not affecting the plates. Bound in near contemporary 1/2 calf binding with some rubbing to edges and surface. The rare 1st edition 1st issue which contains the suppressed pages 214-220, which contain an account of how the Master General of the Ordnance tried to obtain Joseph Manton’s rifling invention. Neither Chute or Schwerdt had this, Schwerdt notes the plates are often missing due to this being sold as a set of prints, Chute notes the 1st edition 1st issue exceedingly rare. Chute 632, Schwerdt Vol 2 258 [20571]
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Author: THORNYCROFT Nigel

Fowler's Moon

1955.  1st Edn,.  John Sherratt And Son.  191 pages, illus with text drawings by Corona, inscription on FEP, blue cloth, gilt duck vignette to upper cover, vg in worn dj. DJ has major loss but presentable in protective cover. Much on wildfowling on the Wash. [18404]
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Author: TRYON Aylmer, MONAHAN Hugh

The Wildfowler's Year

1952.  1st Edn,.  Macdonald.  93 pages, large 4to, finely illus with 12 colour plates and numerous text illus by Hugh Monahan, vg in dj, small surface chip top edge rear flap of dj. A study of wildfowl through the year. Hugh Monohan reflects his love of wildfowling through illus, many of which are wildfowl flighting at dawn and dusk. [15889]
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Author: TRYON Aylmer, MONAHAN Hugh

The Wildfowler's Year

1952.  1st Edn,.  93 pages, large 4to, finely illus with 12 colour plates and numerous text illus by Hugh Monahan, vg in worn dj. A study of wildfowl through the year. Hugh Monohan reflects his love of wildfowling through illus, many of which are wildfowl flighting at dawn and dusk. [4624]
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Author: Turner T W

Memoirs of a Gamekeeper, Elveden 1868-1953

1954.  1st Edn.  Geoffrey Bles.  159 pages, frontis illustrations of the author + 7 plates, text illus and folding map vg. Turner became head keeper during the first world war and the development as one of the great shoots. [23052]
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Author: WALLACE Robert

Heather And Moor Burning For Grouse And Sheep

1917.  1st Edn,.  Oliver and Boyd.  Edinburgh.  88 pages, frontis illus of red grouse + 15 other plates, publishers green cloth, titles in black, vg. [21141]
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Author: WALTER John

Hints To Young Sportsmen On The Gun, Saddle, And Rod

1871.  1st Edn.  A.H.Bailey & Co.  46 pages, some spotting to blank end papers, presentation inscription to H Lubbock from the author to front blank, armorial bookplate to front paste down, publishers green cloth, gilt title to upper cover, rubbing to edges, head of spine chipped. "Gives some advise on buying a gun and using it" Chute 657 [19860]
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Author: WATSON Alfred E.T.

King Edward VII As A Sportsman

1911.  1st Edn,.  Longmans Green and Co.  , xxx 380 pages, 4to., TEG, illus, 10 in colour and numerous other illus, foxing to photogravure frontis plate of Edward VII (as usual), full page plates including 7 in colour by Thorburn bound in the publishers white parchment, red leather crest to upper board, spine has gold crest and sporting vignettes, some discoloration to the parchment as often found, a book rarely found in vg condition, a large paper copy limited to 255 numbered copies. Covers shooting at Sandringham, Windsor, Stalking at Balmoral etc., sport abroad including tiger shooting etc., also chapters on hunting, horse racing etc. Chute 667. [21053]
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Author: WATSON John editor

The Confessions Of A Poacher

1890.  1st Edn,.  172 pages, advs, full page and text illus by James West, foxing to prelims, green cloth board, gilt title to upper board and black letters to spine. Chute 669 [12261]
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Author: WATSON John editor

The Confessions Of A Poacher

1890.  1st Edn,.  The Leadenhall Press.  172 pages, 14 pages of advs, full page and text illus by James West, foxing to end papers, armorial bookplate to front paste down, green/grey cloth board, gilt title to upper board and black letters to spine. Chute 669 [19619]
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Author: WATT W.

Remarks On Shooting In Verse

1839.  2nd revised and enlarged Edn,.  A.H.Bailey and Co.  XIX 288 pages, engraved frontis, includes a list of London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow gunmakers. A vg- copy in publishers blind stamped cloth. Includes the recent and admirable induction of the patent wire cartridge and "some verses on trolling". the trolling section did not appear in the 1st edition W/S 258, Chute 671, Schwerdt Vol 2 291, Riling 466. "a lecture on shooting supposed to be delivered by Johnny in verse at a village Alehouse" in verse. [15989]
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Author: WATT W.

Remarks On Shooting In Verse

1839.  2nd revised and enlarged Edn,.  A.H.Bailey and Co.  XIX 288 pages, engraved frontis, includes a list of London, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow gunmakers. A vg- copy in publishers blind stamped cloth. Includes the recent and admirable induction of the patent wire cartridge and "some verses on trolling". the trolling section did not appear in the 1st edition W/S 258, Chute 671, Schwerdt Vol 2 291, Riling 466. "a lecture on shooting supposed to be delivered by Johnny in verse at a village Alehouse" in verse. [6128]
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Author: WEIDENSAUL Scott

Duck Stamps Art In The Service Of Conversation

1989.  1st Edn,.  VII 165 pages, large 4to., finely illus in colour, vg+ in dj. [11972]
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Author: WENTWORTH DAY J.

Coastal Adventure, A Book Aboiut The Marshes And The SEa; Shooting And Fishing: Wildfowl And Waders And Men Who Sail In Small Boats

1949.  1st Edn,.  George G. Harrap and Co. Ltd,.  256 pages, illustrated in b/w from photographs. Very good in DJ, DJ has 2 3cm closed tears, no loss. Musc of the wildfowling takes place on the Essex marshes, Chute 167 . [22651]
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Author: WENTWORTH DAY J.

King George V as a Sportsman, An Informal Study Of The First Country Gentleman In Europe

nd 1935.  1st Edn,.  Cassell.  299 pages, 52 photogravure illus, green cloth, vg. Chapters on shooting including shooting at Sandringham, big game hunting including the Kings Durban visit to India hunting in Nepal for the rhino, bear etc and a tiger hunt. Czech 60. [21137]
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Author: WENTWORTH DAY J.

The Modern Fowler With a Guide To Some Of The Principle Wildfowling Resorts Of Today

1949.  new revised and enlarged Edn,.  The Batchworth Press.  272 pages, frontis, 22 full page b/w illus from photographs, a vg+ copy in dj, chipped at head of spine. [21958]
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Author: WENTWORTH DAY J.

Sport In Egypt

1938.  1st Edn,.  Country Life Ltd.  XV111 151 pages, illus from photographs, publishers light yellow cloth faded, loose typed note from the PA of Lieut-Gen Sir Francis Festing KBE, CB, DSO, giving names and numbers from the embassy shoot 8th February 1953 for 6 named guns. Chapters on duck shooting, desert shooting, big and small game, game fishing, the Arab horse etc. [18596]
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Author: WHITAKER J.

British Duck Decoys of Today 1918

1918.  1st Edn,.  Burlington Publishing.  138 pages, full page illustrated with line drawings and photographs and text drawings. Publishers' green cloth the spine evenly darkened. A scarce title which gives details of decoys being worked in 1918 county by county. Whitaker owned a decoy and took great pleasure from its use. Chute 677 [23536]
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Author: WHITAKER J.

British Duck Decoys of Today 1918

1918.  1st Edn,.  Burlington Publishing.  138 pages, full page illustrated with line drawings and photographs and text drawings. Bookplate to the front paste down, publishers' green cloth some faint discoloration the spine evenly darkened. A scarce title which gives details of decoys being worked in 1918 county by county. Whitaker owned a decoy and took great pleasure from its use. Includes a loose folding paper plan in pencil for a decoy. Chute 677 [23476]
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Author: WILDFOWLER

Shooting And Fishing Trips In England France Alsac Belgium Holland Bavaria

1878.  1st Edn,.  Chapman And Hall.  viii-400 pages, engraved frontis and 1/2 title, armorial bookplate of C.T. Anstruther to front paste down.Publishers maroon cloth with decorative designs in black, marking to the upper a good+ copy. An abridged edition of the 2 volume 1st edition of 1876, a collection of shooting and fishing stories. [22428]
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Author: "WILDFOWLER" (Lewis Clement)

Modern Wildfowling

1880.  1st Edn,.  Horace Cox.  X ? 511 pages,m 12 full page illustration of which 6 are folding of punt gunning scenes and equipment, and numerous woodcut text illustrations. Publishers green blind stamped cloth with gilt title, and punt gunning scene to upper board in black and gilt. Spine title in gilt with wildfowl scene and decorations in black. The binding clean and tight, the corners rubbed the lower bottom outer corner more so with 2cm wear to cloth. Much of the book is devoted to punt gunning, the guns, loads etc., includes some interesting illustrations including "a double stalking horse" Chute 115 [21955]
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Author: WILDFOWLER Clement Lewis

Public Shooting Quarters, Being A Descriptive List Of Localities Where Wildfowl And Other Shooting Can Be Obtained

1881.  1st Edn,.  Horace Cox "The Field".  iv 193 pages, (10pp) advs + advert end papers, re-cased in the original printedgrey cloth covered boards, printed in black some darkening, the spine re-layed. Ownership slip for I. Pearce Way on front paste down. An extremely scarce title. A guide giving details of locality, availability of shooting, quarry that may be encountered, directions, hotels, shoot owners etc., Not listed in Chute. Riling or Gerrare, only 3 copies located in UK libraries [23491]
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Author: WILDFOWLER, Clements Lewis

Shooting And Yachting And Sea Fishing Trips at Home And On The Continent Second Series

1877.  1st Edn,.  Chapman Hall.  2 Vols, VIII 307 & VII 313 pages, advert leaf, publishers blue/green cloth blind stamped, decorative boards and spine highlighted in black. Small chip to spine centre, Vol. 2 3x2mm, cloth clean and bright. A continuation of the author's trip in pursuit of sport including a great deal on wildfowling. Chute 113. [18822]
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Author: WILKINS John

THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF AN ENGLISH GAMEKEEPER (John Wilkins of Stanstead, Essex). Edited by Arthur H. Byng and Stephen M. Stephens.

1892.  2nd revised Edn.  T Fisher Unwin.  vi- 441pp, (6)pp adverts pages uncut, frontis of John Wilkins + 5 full page plates some occasional spotting to plates and tissue guards. Sporting bookplate to front paste down. Grey cloth binding with gilt title an vignette in black of John Wilkins. A very good copy the cloth clean and bright. The life story of a gamekeeper born early in the 19th century. His biggest problem seems to have been poachers. Chute 066. [22955]
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Author: William Wilson

Gamekeepers Declaration of Possession of William Wilson Whinbergh Norfolk

1883.  Folding large quarto 32 cm x 20.5 cm Folded to 4 sheets 2 with handwritten declaration with red seal. Wilson Gamekeeper declares he is 64 and spent nearly all his life on the estate of Park Farms belonging to the Clayton family and recently sold to. John Stovin Foster. Wilson is confirming parts of the estate and ownership. He signs the document with his mark a large X. Some light dust soiling the handwriting legible. [23138]
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Author: WILLOCK Colin

The Bedside Wildfowler

1966.  1st Edn,.  Andre Deutsch.  216 pages, illus with full page plates + text drawings, vg in dj. [15270]
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Author: WINANS Walter

Shooting For Ladies

1911.  1st Edn,.  G.P. Putnam''s Son.  London & New York.  xi 107 pp., 9 pp of sporting adverts (English Companies) with illustrations some aimed at the lady shooter. Frontis portrait of the author in "Austrian Chamois Hunting Costume" 7 full page plates of ladies in various shooting attire 3 plates of targets +3 text illustrations. Original pictorial green cloth, with title in black and vignette of a lady pistol shooting, light rubbing to the head of the spine. Advice offered to ladies on various forms of shooting with pistol, rifle, and shotgun target and game. A difficult title to find. Riling 1730 [23477]
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Author: WOOD Samuel

British Bird Preserver, or How to Skin, Stuff and Mount Birds And Animals

n/d circa 1877.  1st Edn,.  Frederick Warne And Co.  128 pages, adverts, frontis illus and numerous text illus, verso of title page 2 small coloured stickers unrelated, lacking the paper spine, but a tight copy, original pictorial paper covered boards showing bird scene to upper board. Wood describes himself as a naturalist and professional bird preserver, The contents give details of tools and equipment required skinning etc, also habits of birds and mammals with notes and setting them up. [6575]
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Author: WORMALD J.

How To Increase A Stock Of Partridges

nd circa 1912.  2nd.  The Field & Queen (Horace Cox) Ltd.  36 pages, Frontis and 5 full page illustrations from photographs. Publishers maroon cloth with gilt title to the upper cover VG. Being a detailed account of how to work the "Euston" system, and others. Chute 685 [23022]
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Author: Wright, R. G. and Dewar, Douglas

The Ducks of India: Their Habits, Breeding Grounds and Migrations; together with other Useful Information for the Sportsman and Observer.

1925.  1st.  HF & G Witherby.  231 pages, Top edge gilt large 8vo 22 full page plates in colour. VG in the original good DJ, DJ with some loss and closed tears old repairs to verso now in a removable clear sleeve, unusual to find in DJ. [23560]
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Author: YORK Edward Duke of (editor BAILLIE GROHMAN Wm A.and F.)

The Masters Of Game By Edward Second Duke Of York The Oldest Book On Hunting

1904.  1st thus.  Ballantyne Hanson and Co.  liii 286 pages, TEG, folio, illustrated with 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproduction with descriptive tissue guards with a forward by Theodore Roosevelt. 1 of a limited edition of 600 copies signed by Baillie Grohman and numbered this being 19, spotting to the contents. Recently bound in half dark brown morroco cloth sides with the gilt circular seal of Edward 2nd Duke of York from the original edition laid down to the upper cover.. One of the oldest and well-known books published in the English language on hunting deer, boar, fox, hare etc. Circa 1406-1413. Schwerdt Vol.2 page 305. [23102]
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Author: YORK Edward Duke of (editor BAILLIE GROHMAN Wm A.and F.)

The Masters Of Game By Edward Second Duke Of York The Oldest Book On Hunting

1904.  1st thus.  Ballantyne Hanson and Co.  liii 286 pages, TEG, folio, illus with 52 facsimile photogravure plates and monotint reproduction with descriptive tissue guards with a forward by Theodore Roosevelt. 1 of a limited edition of 600 copies signed by Baillie Grohman and numbered this being 153, some spotting to the contents , but overall contents clean, Bound in the original brown reversed calf with the gilt circular seal of Edward 2nd Duke of York to the upper cover. Recased with the spine relayed showing some old loss and marking, rubbing to the lower outer corners. Unusual to find in the original binding in any state. One of the oldest and well-known books published in the English language on hunting deer, boat, fox, hare etc. Circa 1406-1413. Schwerdt Vol.2 page 305. [22476]
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