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Rare books including first editions and copies in fine bindings related to field sports including hunting, shooting, fishing, and falconry.

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    Limited edition; number 322 of 1,000 copies. A very handsome copy: "When outlining the plan of this volume on Breeding and Agriculture, the Publisher's recognised that the subjects in question, in themselves, were the basis of out very existence, and that an exposition commensurate with the importance of the theme would... Learn More
    £20

    Stock Code: 86979

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  2. The Badminton Library of Sports and Pastimes: Coursing and Falconry.
  3. Personal Adventures and Anecdotes of an Old Officer.
    First edition. A lively memoir that includes a good deal of big game reminiscence - "of Asian hunting interest is his trip to the Nepal Terai after tiger and elephant" (Czech). Colonel James P. Robertson (1822-1916) was in India from 1842 and served with the 31st (Huntingdonshire) Regiment; he saw action in all of the major... Learn More
    £150

    Stock Code: 110904

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  4. The Godstone and the Blackymor.
    First edition, first impression of White's account of life on the west coast of Ireland, with the illustrator's inscription, "Signed for Bridget by Edward Ardizzone, Feb 1968", to the front free endpaper, together with a typed letter from the Book Trade Group referring to Ardizzone's visit to Melbourne, a related newspaper... Learn More
    £375

    Stock Code: 108471

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  5. Wild Sports of the West.
    First edition. "In 1829 Maxwell achieved recognition as a writer when Henry Colburn published his Stories of Waterloo, for which he paid him 300. Three years later one of his most popular books appeared: Wild Sports of the West (1832). This contained lively tales and legends together with colourful descriptions of Irish... Learn More
    £600

    Stock Code: 108201

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  6. On the Spot.
    First edition, first impression. Former PFA chairman Derek Dougan and scholar Dr Percy Young take a look at the daily life of footballers in the mid-1970s. Learn More
    £45

    Stock Code: 104474

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  7. "Leaves from the Diaries of a Soldier & Sportsman during Twenty Years' Service in India, Afghanistan, Egypt & Other Countries 1865-1885. "
    First US edition, first printing, published in the same year as the London edition, but rather less common. "Gerard was posted to India in 1866, and he recounts numerous adventures, including pig-sticking at Nagpur, tiger hunting near the Wurdah River with additional note of bagging bear and cheetah. Later assignments brought... Learn More
    £225

    Stock Code: 103947

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  8. Oriental Field Sports;
    Limited issue, number 40 of 350 copies. An attractive facsimile of the original 1807 edition of "the most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). Howitt "is first recorded as having a property at Chigwell, in Essex, and living as a gentleman of means Learn More
    £475

    Stock Code: 103401

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  9. W.J. George, Sporting Gun & Ammunition Manufacturer, New Illustrated Price List of Sporting Guns, Rifles, Revolvers, Walking Stick and Air Guns, Pistols, Ammunition, Loading Machines, Bags, Covers, Traps, &c., &c.
    Highly attractive Edwardian sporting gunmaker's list, uncommon, OCLC with 3 locations only, BL, Winterthur Museum, and the Hagley Museum, Wilmington, these two representing an odd bibliographic coincidence in Delaware. George's had their "Office and Show Room", and a workshop in Snargate Street, and a "Cartridge Store and... Learn More
    £95

    Stock Code: 102980

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  10. Fox-Hunting.
    First and limited edition, one of 375 numbered copies signed by Sir Charles Frederick and Lionel Edwards. A superbly produced volume from the authoritative Lonsdale Library series. Learn More
    £175

    Stock Code: 102769

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  11. The Story of an Outing.
    First edition. "Hunting in open country near Mt. Kenia, the author bagged a large variety of plains game including lesser kudu, gazelle, impala, wildebeest, and eland, as well as lion and buffalo. Perhaps the most exciting passage in this little volume is taken from a letter written by Hepburn's companion, H. Lloyd Folsom,... Learn More
    £325

    Stock Code: 102006

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  12. UAE Endurance.
    First and only edition, produced to celebrate the success of endurance riding in the United Arab Emirates since the first such race was held there in 1993. By 1998, the country had hosted the World Endurance Championship, then the largest equestrian event on record. Rare: only one other copy traced (the Iraqi National Library).... Learn More
    £500

    Stock Code: 100948

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  13. Hunting.
    First edition, one of 250 numbered large paper copies. Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 97970

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  14. "W. N. McMillan's Expeditions and Big Game Hunting in Sudan, Abyssinia, & British East Africa. "
    First edition. "A very scarce title due to its private printing, in this, Jessen a Norwegian, recounts four hunting trips in Africa with the McMillans of St. Louis, Missouri. The first expedition along the Blue Nile in 1902 records only a few gazelle hunts. In 1904, a second trip carried the McMillan party along the Upper... Learn More
    £1,500

    Stock Code: 97963

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  15. Elephant.
    First UK edition, first impression; an edition was published in the US in the same year by Houghton Mifflin. Possibly a presentation copy, inscribed in pencil on the front free endpaper: "Vanessa from David 1933". "A classic of African elephant hunting... Blunt was an elephant control officer in Tanganyika, hunting primarily... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 98428

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  16. The Natural History of Selborne
    First published in 1789, continuously in print thereafter, and much loved generation after generation; "White's Natural History of Selborne is open to everyone, for everyone has observed much of what it describes. Writer and reader each share the inheritance of the natural world, and delight in what is given, so that Selborne... Learn More
    £450

    Stock Code: 95257

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  17. Narrative of an Expedition into Southern Africa, during the Years 1836, and 1837,
    First issue of the first Bombay edition, which predates the first London by a year, "scarce" (Czech). Harris was commissioned in the Bombay Engineers in 1823, promoted captain in 1834 and major in 1836. Invalided to South Africa for two years, on the voyage out he joined up with Richard Williamson, a Bombay civil servant,... Learn More
    £2,500

    Stock Code: 98148

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  18. Glimpses of the Wild:
    First edition, first impression; publisher's file copy with their bookplate to front pastedown. Lieut.-Col. Wood served with the Ghurkas in Manipur; his Shikar Memories, published in 1934, recounts a 36-year career in big-game hunting, whereas the present volume is a descriptive account with chapters on the region's birds,... Learn More
    £350

    Stock Code: 96621

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  19. Plain or Ringlets.
    Limited edition volume limited to 50 numbered sets specially coloured and signed by Walter Mason. This is copy number 25. Learn More
    £125

    Stock Code: 89673

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  20. Ask Mamma.
    Limited edition volume limited to 50 numbered sets specially coloured and signed by Walter Mason. This is copy number 25. Learn More
    £85

    Stock Code: 89671

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