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THE COMPLETE AMERICAN AND CANADIAN SPORTSMAN'S ENCYCLOPEDIA OF VALUABLE INSTRUCTION.

By Buzzacott, Francis H.

M. A. Donohue & Co., 1913.. 1913.. Good. - Octavo, red cloth decorated in black on the front cover. The binding is bumped with light wear to the corners of the covers. The head & tail of the spine are chipped. 512 & [8] pages. Black-and-white photographic illustrations & numerous drawings. Very good. <p>Revised edition.<p>"The Adopted Standard Guide of the A. & C.S.A. [American and Canadian Sportsman's Association]."

$25.00

L'EQUITAZIONE NE SUOI DIFFERENTI RAMI IN ITALIA DAL1867 AL 1931.

By Fe D'Ostiani, Conte Alfredo.

Torino: Fratelli Bocca Editori, 1932.. 1932.. Fair. - Large octavo [approximately 10 inches high by 7 inches wide], softcover bound in printed tan wrappers with an illustration in blue & white mounted on the front wrap. The spine is perished. The wraps are darkened, bumped & chipped with a few small stains. The lower half of the front wrap is detached. vii, [i] & 195 pages. Numerous black-and-white illustrations. The text block is shaken and nearly disbound. Fair working copy, well worth binding. <p>Scarce first edition.<p>The last chapter of the text, which is in Italian, is about cowboys riding bulls and horses.

$50.00

THE GAME-BIRDS OF THE COASTS AND LAKES OF THE NORTHERN STATES OF AMERICA. A Full Account of the Sporting Along Our Seashores and Inland Waters, with a Comparison of the Merits of Breech-Loaders and Muzzle-Loaders.

By Roosevelt, Robert B.

New York: Carlton, Publisher, 413 Broadway, 1866.. 1866.. Fair. - Octavo, 7-1/2 inches high by 5-1/4 inches wide. Hardcover, bound in brown cloth. The front cover is detached. The spine has perished and is thus lacking. The covers are rubbed and faded with wear to the edges and corners. 336 pages, with an illustration listing the parts of a bird and relative measurements on page 139. An early book label dated 1866 is mounted at the top of the front pastedown and a previous owner's name is penned at the top of the front blank with another owner's name penciled on the front endpaper. The pages are toned and slightly darkened with some occasional foxing. The text block is cracked. A fair complete copy. <p>First edition.<p>There is much on shooting including the comparison of breech-loaders and muzzle-loaders.<p>The chapter on "The Jersey Coast" includes a humorous section on "Jersey girls and their ways" which bears witness to how things were not all that different back in the middle of the nineteenth-century: "Why is it that every one who visits New Jersey comes away with an ecstatic impression of Jersey girls that he can never forget?" ... "There are days in one's lifetime that should be celebrated as anniversaries; and if any gentleman has carried in his arms, and rolled in the sand, one charming Jersey girl in the morning, and has had another equally charming sit on his lap in the evening, he may look upon that day as never likely to repeat itself." ... "There was a hum of pleasant voices -- words like, 'Oh! Deb, we should not have got in;' 'Why, Mary, we may as well ride -- it's all in our way.' 'Now, Lib, don't say I'm married.'...."

$25.00

A QUIET PLACE OF VIOLENCE: Hunting and Ethics in the Missouri River Breaks

By Jones, Allen Morris

Bozeman, MT: Spring Creek Publishing, 1977.. 1977.. Very good`. INSCRIBED TO PETER MATTHIESSEN AND SIGNED BY ALLEN MORRIS JONES - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in dust wrapper. There is some minor soiling to the dust jacket. Half-title, title, [3] leaves & 142 pages. The top edge is lightly foxed & there is a small area of very light soiling to the front edge. Very good. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed to Peter Matthiessen on the half-title and signed "Allen Jones".

$75.00

SILENT SEASONS: 21 Fishing Adventures by 7 American Experts

By Chatham, Russell; editor

New York: E. P. Dutton, (1978).. (1978).. Very good. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. The top & bottom edges of the dust jacket's flaps & rear panel are darkened. There is some minor soiling & foxing to the panel with a chip & short tear to its bottom edge. xvi, [1] leaf & 204 pages. Illustrated with 15 drawings by Russell Chatham. Very good. <p>First edition.

$35.00

WOMEN CAN FISH

By Farrington, Chisie

New York: Coward-McCann, Inc., (1951).. (1951).. Good. INSCRIBED & SIGNED BY CHISIE FARRINGTON - Octavo, teal cloth titled in silver on the spine with a fishing vignette on the front cover, in a pictorial dust wrapper. The corners and head and tail of the book's spine are bumped and darkened with fading along the front gutter. The soiled dust jacket is chipped along the edges with several small pieces out. xiv, [iv] & 238 pages, illustrated with a frontispiece and several pages of photographs. Very good in a good dust wrapper. <p>First edition.<p>Inscribed & signed by Chisie Farrington in blue ink on the front endpaper: "To the Scudder Griffings top surf casters and best friends - With all good wishes - Chisie Farrington".<p>S. Kip Farrington, Jr.'s "Field & Stream Magazine" calling card is laid in at the front.<p>Sara Chisolm "Chisie" Farrington was an internationally known angler with 7 world records to her credit. A pioneer in international big- game fishing, she wrote fishing articles for Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and Mademoiselle and authored "Women Can Fish". Her husband, Selwyin Kip Farrington, was a stockbroker who gave up a career on Wall Street to become one of the world's leading sports fishermen. The couple often traveled in the company of big game adventurers including Ernest Hemingway and Alfred Cassell.

$200.00

BIBLIOTHEQUE MARCEL JEANSON PREMIERE PARTIE CHASSE. [Part I: Hunting]

By (Jeanson, Marcel)

Monaco: Sotheby's, 1987.. 1987.. Very good. - Small quarto, green cloth titled in gilt. Very slightly warped & rubbed. 515 pp. Illustrated in B&W. Very good. <p>Sale catalogue for an important collection of books on hunting. 598 items are catalogued.

$20.00

THE LONDON GAZETTE.  Published by Authority. From Monday May 2. to Thursday May 5. 1687. Numb. 2239
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THE LONDON GAZETTE. Published by Authority. From Monday May 2. to Thursday May 5. 1687. Numb. 2239

By (The London Gazette)

London: The London Gazette, 1687.. 1687.. Very good. - Tall octavo [approximately 11-1/4 inches high by 6-1/2 inches wide], broadsheet newspaper printed in double columns. The newspaper has been folded once and is darkened around the edges & lightly soiled. Very good. <p>The newspaper was printed by "Tho. Newcomb in the Savoy". Of particular interest in this issue is the earliest record of horse-racing on Kersal Moor in the Manchester area of England. The following notice appears in the Advertisements column: "On Carsall Moore near Manchester in Lancashire on the 18th instant, a 20 [pound] plate will be run for to carry ten stone, and ride three heats, four miles each heat. And the next day another plate of 40 [pounds] will be run for at the same Moore, riding the same heats and carrying the same weight. The horses marks are to be given in four days before to Mr. William Swarbrick at the Kings Arms in Manchester."<p>Other notices in this column announce a new, illustrated translation of Aesop's Fables by Francis Barlow, and the London auction of "A Large and choice Collection of English Books", including books of the Common and Statute Law and related manuscripts.<p>The main feature of the issue consists of news of the Russo-Turkish war.

$150.00

BRITISH AND AMERICAN SPORTING AUTHORS: Their Writings and Biographies with a Bibliography by Sydney R. Smith and Foreword by Ernest R. Gee

By Higginson, A. Henry

London and NY: Hutchinson and Co. Ltd., 1951.. 1951.. Good. - Quarto, green cloth titled in gilt. The binding is spotted. 443 pp. The blanks are foxed. Illustrated with B&W plates. Good. <p>First edition.

$17.50

BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN: PAST & PRESENT. Compiled and Edited by "The Sportsman". Volume II. (Volume 2 only)

By (The Sportsman)

London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1908.. 1908.. Good. ILLUSTRATED WITH 152 PLATES - Folio, 15-1/2 inches high by 11-1/2 inches wide. Three-quarter green cloth & tan cloth, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are heavily rubbed and stained. Title and 157 deckle-edged pages in all, numbered 169 through 325. Illustrated with 152 plates (portraits), including 1 tinted, 132 engravings or gravures and 20 photographic plates on glossy stock. The hinges are cracked and some of the overlapping edges are darkened & chipped. Good. <p>Volume 2 only, complete in itself, with brief biographies of eminent British sportsmen from 1826 to 1908.<p>The plates are portraits and for the most part do not illustrate the sports they played. The sports played by the men represented in this volume include Cricket, Turf racing; Stag-hunting; Fox-hunting; Fishing; Boxing; Horse racing; etc.

$85.00

BRITISH SPORTS AND SPORTSMEN: HUNTING. Compiled and Edited by "The Sportsman"

By (The Sportsman)

London: British Sports and Sportsmen, 1912.. 1912.. Good. ILLUSTRATED WITH 132 PHOTOGRAVURES, INCLUDING PORTRAITS AND ILLUSTRATIONS OF HORSES AND HOUNDS - Folio, 15-1/2 inches high by 11-1/2 inches wide. Three-quarter green cloth & tan cloth, titled in gilt on the front cover and the spine. The top edge is gilt. The covers are heavily rubbed and stained with wear to the corners. xiii, [i] & 645 pages, illustrated with textual illustrations, pictorial initials, and 132 [of 133] photogravures including portraits of eminent sportsmen, several with their horses and their hounds. Lacking the photogravure portrait of Mr. Votelin Heath. The hinges are cracked and the first signature is pulled. One photogravure portrait is foxed and a page is vertically creased. There is some occasional soiling with a few minor creases throughout. The bottom corners of the last several leaves are dampstained with some slight damage to the bottom corners of the last 6 leaves. Good. <p>Number 583 of a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies.<p>Though the photogravures are portraits of eminent British Sportsmen, many are shown riding their distinguished horses. A few photogravures and many of the textual illustrations depict their dogs, including packs of foxhounds, harriers, beagles, stag hounds, drag hounds, etc.<p>The contents include chapters on "Ancient Fox- Hunting", "The Foxhounds of Great Britain", "The Foxhound" by Charles McNeill, "Fox-Hunting in East Anglia" by P.G. Barthropp, "Some Notes on Fox-Hunting" by Will Dale, "Some Reflections on Hunting" by R.F. Stovin, "Some Famous Huntsmen", "Ancient Hare-Hunting", "The Harriers of Great Britain", "Harriers and Hare-Hunting" by J.S. Gibbons, "Beagles and Beagling" by E.H. Humphreys, "The Beagles and Foot-Harriers of Great Britain", "Stag-Hunting", "The Staghounds of England and Ireland" "Drag- Hunting" by Voltein Heath, "The Draghounds of England", "Otter-Hunting", "The Otter Hounds of Great Britain", "Indian and Colonial Hunting", "Hunting the Wild Hill Jackal in India" by Captain Godfrey Heseltine, "Celebreties of the Hunting-Field", and indexes to Hunts and to celebrities. Also included is an article on the "Packs of India" with a few paragraphs on the packs of Australia, Zew Zealand, Canada and Africa.

$175.00

TURISTER OG JEGERE I ISHAVET. [Tourists and Hunters in the Arctic].
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TURISTER OG JEGERE I ISHAVET. [Tourists and Hunters in the Arctic].

By Giaver, Magnus K.

Oslo [Norway]: Johan Grundt Tanum, 1944., 1944.. Good. - Octavo, decorative paper covered boards. The binding is lightly rubbed. The spine & the top edges of the covers are slightly darkened and the head of the spine is lightly chipped. 160 & [2] pages. 16 pages of black-and-white photographic illustrations with a folding black-and-white map in the rear. The gutter are darkened. The pages are toned and there is some staining to the fore-edge & to page 145. Good. <p>First edition.<p>There is a lengthy inscription by the author on the dedication page signed "Magnus" and dated "Oslo 20/XII 1946."<p>Giaver arranged hunting trips to the Arctic. This book includes material on the same expedition as Max C. Fleischmann's classic book "After Big Game in the Arctic and Tropic", published by the Jennings and Graham Press in 1909.<p>The text is in Norwegian.

$125.00

THE FISH'S EYE: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors
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THE FISH'S EYE: Essays About Angling and the Outdoors

By Frazier, Ian

New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, (2002).. (2002).. Fine. - Octavo, cloth-backed boards in a dust wrapper. 163 & [1] pages. Near fine. <p>First edition.

$10.00

THE GRAND NATIONAL 1839-1930. By David Hoadley Munroe. Foreword by William V.C. Ruxton. And a Note by E.A.C. Topham

By Munroe, David Hoadley

New York: Huntington Press, (1930).. (1930).. Fair. - Quarto, 10-7/8 inches high by 7-5/8 inches wide. Cream cloth backed with a red buckram spine, with a printed title label on the spine and illustrated with vignettes in red on both covers. The covers are soiled and stained and there are some short green crayon lines on the rear cover. 147 & [144] pages plus the colophon, illustrated with a color frontispiece and 33 black & white aquatone plates. THE BOOK IS LACKING THE COLOR FOLDING MAP AT BACK. The front hinge is starting to crack and the endpapers are slightly foxed. A bookplate of a sailing ship is mounted at the bottom of the front pastedown. A good working copy. <p>Limited edition of 501 numbered copies printed by the printing house of Williman Edwin Rudge.

$15.00

TROUT

By Isherwood, Justin

(Wisconsin Rapids, WI: Home Brew Press), (1993).. (1993).. Very good. - 12mo [5-1/2 inches high by 4-1/4 inches wide], softcover bound in printed white wrappers with a vignette of a fly on the front wrap. Title page and 12 & [2] pages. Grayish blue glassine endpapers picturing trout in black. On the verso of the title & on the rear wrap, part of the publisher's address has been crossed out in ink. Near fine. <p>One of a series of "Send-A-Story" books written by Wisconsin farmer Justin Isherwood. Readers are encouraged to share the books with a friend and they are issued with a mailing envelope [not here present].

$10.00

LE SPORT UNIVERSEL ILLUSTRE. No. 1571 -- 8 Avril 1933. (33me Annee Le Numero 4)

By (Le Sport Universel)

Paris: Le Sport Universel, (1933).. (1933).. Good. - Quarto [12-3/8 inches high by 9-5/8 inches wide], softcover bound in black, white & orange pictorial wraps. The wraps are rubbed, soiled & bumped. There is a tear & crease to the front edge of the front wrap. Title & pages 262-280 plus ads. Profuse black-and-white illustrations. The top page corners are creased & there is a small stain to the fore-edge. Good. <p>Among the contents of this issue are "Le Concours Hippique de Paris", "Les Courses Militaires", "Etrier Belge" and "L'Exposition Canine de Paris". The text is in French.

$10.00

LURES: The Guide To Sport Fishing

By (Smith, E.S.). Schuyler, Keith C

Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Company, (1955).. (1955).. Very good. - Octavo, green cloth titled in silver on spine with vignette stamped in silver on front cover. The covers are bumped. The bottom edges of the covers & the head & tail of the spine are rubbed. [x] & 276 pages, with black & white illustrated chapter titles and pictorial head-pieces by E.S. Smith. There is an owner's stamp on the front pastedown. Very good.

$10.00

A HANDBOOK OF SALT-WATER FISHING

By Rodman, O. H. P

Philadelphia/NY: J. B. Lippincott Company, (1952).. (1952).. Good. - Octavo, light blue cloth titled in dark blue with vignette of fisherman in dark blue on front cover, in a pictorial tan dust wrapper. The covers are spotted and the edges rubbed. The dust jacket is chipped along the edges with a couple of small pieces out. The jacket's spine & extremities are darkened with light stains to the rear panel. xi, [iii] & 272 pages, with illustrations by Marshall W. Joyce. There is a small owner's stamp & a date penned in ink on the front endpaper. The rear endpaper is partially stuck to rear blank. There is scattered foxing and a stain to the bottom edge of the book. Good. <p>"New Revised Edition".

$10.00

HANDLEY CROSS OR MR. JORROCKS'S HUNT

By (Leech, John). [Surtees, R. S.]

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd., (1930).. (1930).. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped & the spine is sunned. 667 pages. Illustrated by John Leech with 17 color plates, including a frontispiece, & with profuse black-and-white textual illustrations. Very good. <p>Number 447 of a limited edition of 1,050 copies for England. The introduction is by Siegfried Sassoon.

$50.00

HILLINGDON HALL / OR / THE COCKNEY SQUIRE: A Tale of Country Life

By [Surtees, R. S.]

London: George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. (1931).. (1931).. Very good. - Octavo, red cloth titled in gilt on the spine. The binding is very lightly rubbed & bumped & the spine is sunned. xiii, [ii] & 519 pages. 12 color plates, including a frontispiece, by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe. The rear hinge is starting, else very good. <p>Number 647 of an edition of 1,000 copies for England. The introduction is by Siegfried Sassoon.

$50.00

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