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  • A BOOK OF SPORTING PAINTERS. A Companion Volume of New Research to "British Sporting Artists" and "Angling in British Art". With One Hundred and Thirty-Six Illustrations. by SPARROW, Walter Shaw
    SPARROW, Walter Shaw
    A BOOK OF SPORTING PAINTERS. A Companion Volume of New Research to "British Sporting Artists" and "Angling in British Art". With One Hundred and Thirty-Six Illustrations.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Lane, 1931. Thick quarto, hardcover, green cloth. (2), (xviii), 240 pp + 15 colour plates plus folding chart and black and white plates. Yellowing to page edges; a fine copy, no previous owner names. Note: 2.5 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 3960
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  • MILLAIS, J.G.
    A SPORTSMAN'S WANDERINGS. With 4 Colotype plates and 11 other illustrations from author's drawings and photographs

    Edition: First US issue

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1920. Octavo, red cloth. pp xii, 298, (2) + 4 collotype plates with tissue guards and 11 b&w plates. VG+ clean, tight and unworn jacketless copy, no owner names. Made from sheets of the 1919 UK edition, which was titled WANDERINGS AND MEMORIES. Hunting and fishing in South Africa (elephant and lions), Scotland (salmon and grouse). Iceland, Norway, and more.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36406
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  • DE SOUZA, Baretto
    ADVANCED EQUITATION

    New York: Dutton, 1926. Octavo, blue cloth. pp (xl), 419 + photo plates. Illustrations in text. Spine gilt lettering a bit dulled, with nicks to head of spine; page edges yellowed; small owner name at front; VG clean and unworn copy otherwise.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46638
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  • ADAMS, Paul
    ARCTIC ISLAND HUNTER

    Edition: First edition.

    London: George Ronald, 1961. Octavo, brown cloth. pp 136 + plates. 2 maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has light rubbing to front panel else fine, flap price intact. The experiences of a hunter in Spitzbergen.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36404
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  • BURKE'S STEERAGE, or The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to Noble Sports and Pastimes by WHITE, T.H.
    WHITE, T.H.
    BURKE'S STEERAGE, or The Amateur Gentleman's Introduction to Noble Sports and Pastimes

    Edition: First printing

    London: Collins, 1938. Light brown cloth gilt (vs black) lettered, presumed first binding. Small bump to lower outer corner of front cover, else fine. Dust jacket has small chips at ends of lightly darkened spine; front panel a little darkened with a small tear and two light spots (erasures?); rear panel lightly dusty, with a small chipped tear; VG otherwise. Satirical and serious treatment of hunting, shooting, and fishing. Uncommon.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 49650
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  • DODDS, E. King
    CANADIAN TURF RECOLLECTIONS AND OTHER SKETCHES.

    Edition: First Edition

    Author: Toronto, 1909. Octavo, dark blue morocco grain cloth, front cover gilt lettered. 304 pp. Photo portaits of persons in text. Chips and tears to fore margin of two leaves from careless opening (no text affected); else fine. Thoroughbred horse racing.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 9184
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  • FARSON, Negley
    GOING FISHING. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe

    London: Country Life, 1949. 6th printing (first was in 1942). Quarto, blue cloth. pp 144. Excellent full page wood engravings. Light yellowing to page edges, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and small creased tears, spine lightly yellowed, VG generally. Memories of fishing in the Americas, England, Scotland, France, Norway, and the Caucasus.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43966
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  • COGNAC, Marcel
    GUERRE AUX LOUPS !

    Montréal: Éditions Marcel Cognac, 1962. Quarto, [40] pp stapled in card covers. Photos. Some rubbing, small indentations, to front cover; VG otherwise. Advocates the slaughter of wolves, a regrettable practice now much curtailed. Text is in French. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45373
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  • HUNTING SONGS AND BALLADS by WARBURTON, R.E.E.
    WARBURTON, R.E.E.
    HUNTING SONGS AND BALLADS

    London: William Pickering, 1846. Quarto, original dark green leather spine gilt lettered and buff mottled boards. pp viii, 152. Boards have small soil spots, minor rubbing, bit of wear to outer corners; foxing to endpapers, with damp stains along bottom margin of front endpapers; scattered mild foxing and light soil spots in text margins; the original red paper covering the boards has perished; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Illustrated title page and nice vignette head and tail pieces. List of 200 subscribers at front, suggesting a fairly small edition. A collection of fox hunting verse, dedicated to Lord John J.R. Manners, M.P., who the author thanks for his efforts to restore sporting holidays to…

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    London: William Pickering, 1846. Quarto, original dark green leather spine gilt lettered and buff mottled boards. pp viii, 152. Boards have small soil spots, minor rubbing, bit of wear to outer corners; foxing to endpapers, with damp stains along bottom margin of front endpapers; scattered mild foxing and light soil spots in text margins; the original red paper covering the boards has perished; else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. Illustrated title page and nice vignette head and tail pieces. List of 200 subscribers at front, suggesting a fairly small edition. A collection of fox hunting verse, dedicated to Lord John J.R. Manners, M.P., who the author thanks for his efforts to restore sporting holidays to the English working man. The Dedication is dated 4 June, 1846. Originally published Chester, 1834, with a hand-coloured frontispiece and 12 other plates, the book was reprinted and revised several times.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40712
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  • WHITNEY, Harry
    HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS: the unique record of a sportsman's year among the northernmost tribe - the big game hunting, the native life, and the battle for existence through the long Arctic night

    Toronto: Coles Publishing Company, 1974. Facsimile reprint of the NY, 1910, original. Octavo, maroon cloth. pp [2], (2), xiv, 453, [5]. Many photos in text. Fine in fine price-clipped jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42315
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  • WHITNEY, Harry
    HUNTING WITH THE ESKIMOS: the unique record of a sportsman's year among the northernmost tribe - the big game hunting, the native life, and the battle for existence through the long Arctic night

    Edition: First Edition

    New York: Century, 1910. Octavo, dark blue cloth stamped in gilt, with small illustrated paper label on front cover, top edges gilt. pp (2), xiv, 453 + frontispiece with tissue guard. 63 plates included in the pagination, all from photographs taken by the author. Complete. Spine gilt mostly flaked away; front inner hinge neatly repaired with rice paper; one inch tear to bottom of front free endpaper neatly repaired; light evidence of removed labels from front endpapers; VG clean and tight copy otherwise, no owner names. Note:1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 36515
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  • KATERFELTO: a story of Exmoor. Illustrated by Lucy E. Kemp-Welch by WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. (George John, 1821-78)
    WHYTE-MELVILLE, G.J. (George John, 1821-78)
    KATERFELTO: a story of Exmoor. Illustrated by Lucy E. Kemp-Welch

    London: Ward, Lock, no date. Later edition, ca 1890s? (first was Chatto & Windus, 1875). Octavo, blue cloth spine gilt lettered, chromolithographic boards, dark grey top page edges. pp (296) + 4 plates. Spine only lightly darkened, with minor rubbing at ends; shelf wear to edges of boards, bit of wear to outer corners; rear cover has has rubbing to paper at one corner and mild soiling; endpapers yellowed, text paper lightly toned; book only a mite leaned; in all, a VG copy, colourful front cover bright and unworn, no owner names, text clean and tight in the binding. Front cover depicts a stag standing in a stream, head lowered and horns forward, facing down five hounds swimming toward…

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    London: Ward, Lock, no date. Later edition, ca 1890s? (first was Chatto & Windus, 1875). Octavo, blue cloth spine gilt lettered, chromolithographic boards, dark grey top page edges. pp (296) + 4 plates. Spine only lightly darkened, with minor rubbing at ends; shelf wear to edges of boards, bit of wear to outer corners; rear cover has has rubbing to paper at one corner and mild soiling; endpapers yellowed, text paper lightly toned; book only a mite leaned; in all, a VG copy, colourful front cover bright and unworn, no owner names, text clean and tight in the binding. Front cover depicts a stag standing in a stream, head lowered and horns forward, facing down five hounds swimming toward him, two gents in 18th century attire sneaking up on the bank. Rear cover bears an advertisement for "Lorola", a milk & cucumber skin cream. Once very popular Scottish author of sporting and historical novels and poetry from neat St. Andrews (his dad was Captain and the golf club), The present tale, 1760s, Exmoor, is one of his sporting stories. A very decent copy of an appealing edition.

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    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 40710
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  • SETON, Ernest Thompson
    LIVES OF GAME ANIMALS: an account of those land animals in America north of the Mexican border, which are considered "Game." either because they have held the attention of sportsmen, or received the protection of the law...

    Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran, 1929. Second printing (first was 1925-28 in a 4 volume format). Quarto, 4 volumes in 8 volume format, original green buckram gilt, 50 maps and 1500 illustrations by the author. Spines lightly sunned, with gilt stamping oxidized and mostly flaked away but stamping still visible; foxing to bottom page edges of one volume. Otherwise a VG+, clean, tight & unworn jacketless set, no owner names. Note: 10.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 42871
    View cart More details Price: USD $295.00 USD $265.50
  • KNOPP, Malcolm and Robert Cormier
    MAYFLIES: AN ANGLER'S STUDY OF TROUT WATER EPHEMEROPTERA.

    Edition: First Edition

    Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 1997. Quarto, glossy card covers. xvi,366. Colour photos, illustrations by Robert Cormier, bibliography, index. Fine copy. "This really is the new bible on mayflies...(it includes) all the latest information from anglers and professional entomologists alike. This book will be the flyfisher's key to success with all the great mayfly hatches on North American trout waters .where, when and how [mayflies] emerge and lay eggs, .the best angling tactics .and the best imitations for fishing all the life stages of these important insects". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 45948
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  • NIMROD (Charles James Apperley)
    MY HORSES and Other Essays. Edited with Introduction by E.D. Cuming. Illustrations in Colour and Line from Contemporary Prints.

    Edition: First Edition

    Edinburgh / New York: Blackwood / Scribner's, 1928. Red bevel edged cloth gilt lettered, top edge gilt. [2], xxvi, 304 pp + 4 colour plates and 26 black & white plates. Spine lightly sunned; yellowing to page edges; lacking the front free endpaper; tanning to first and last pages from binding materials; cloth creases to front cover; front inner hinge repaired with paper; else a nice, bright copy.

    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 11502
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  • GOLDSCHMIDT, Sidney G., Lieut.- Colonel
    RANDOM JOTTINGS OF A HORSEMAN.

    Edition: First edition

    London: Country Life, 1940. Octavo, green cloth. (xii), 163 pp. + frontispiece; illustrations in text. Fine copy, no previous owner names. Cream price-clipped dust jacket is soiled; spine darkened with small chips, tears; edge tears to panels ; just good. A selection of the author's articles from various sporting journals.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 16818
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  • EARDLEY-WILMOT, John E., Sir
    REMINISCENCES OF THE LATE THOMAS ASSHETON SMITH, ESQ. Or, the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman.

    London: John Murray, 1860. Octavo, original red cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. pp (xivi), (302), [2, blank], 32 pp Jan., 1860, publisher's catalogue. Engraved frontispiece portrait, illustrated title leaf, and 7 other plates inserted, one vignette in text. Spine has darkening, one small black spot, bit of wear to tips; cloth splits to joints reglued; front cover has a dark spot to inner margin; small dark spots on rear cover; foxing to the frontispiece and title leaf; in all, good externally, internally fine, tight in the binding, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. English sporting classic.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover.

    Book ID: 20578
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  • HEATHER [pseudonym of Joyce Mary Vivian)
    RIDING WITH REKA. A Tale of Horses and Ponies. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards, R.I.

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937. Square octavo, green cloth. (2), (xii), (176), (2) pp + 10 full page drawings. Light foxing to fore edges; orange topstain very slightly sunned; else fine. Orange jacket has shallow chip (1/2 inch deep - no lettering lost) to hea d of very slightly darkened spine; small chip to lower inner corner of lightly dust soiled rear panel; one inch split to top of front flap fold; price-clipped; VG o/w. A story about horses written by a young girl of 15 who died in an accident before publication, with black and white illustrations by the noted sporting artist Lionel Edwards, who was impressed with the text.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 5696
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  • DRUID, The (H.H. Dixon)
    SADDLE AND SIRLOIN. Revised and re-edited

    London: Warne, no date (ca. 1880s). Octavo, red pictorial cloth stamped in black and gilt, dark olive endpapers. pp viii, 471 + engraved frontispiece portrait and engraved title. Spine sunned and a little worn at ends; inner hinges repaired with white rice paper; corner chip to last leaf (no text loss); page edges yellowed; 1888 ink gift inscription; externally good, internally very good and clean. A later printing. Though the title page calls for steel engravings, this printing wasn't issued with any but those two at the front. The engraved title is subtitled "Or English Farm and Sporting Worthies".

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 46637
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  • CUSACK, John. MM, and Ivor Herbert
    SCARLET FEVER: a lifetime with horses

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Cassell, 1972. Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the Military Medal for…

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    London: Cassell, 1972. Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the Military Medal for bravery in the field; from the British occupation in Cologne to Kapuskasing in Ontario; and finally to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea." - jacket. Includes a chapter on his experiences as an undercover agent among the Communists of Spadina Avenue, Toronto.

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    Condition: Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 44822
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