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Country Life / Sports

- Famous Sporting Prints I - Hunting

Softback. 4to. A good copy. Some foxing. 8 colour plates with accompanying text and an Introduction.
Published : "The Studio" Ltd, London 1927, First Edition
£10.00

- Famous Sporting Prints III - The Derby

Softback. 4to. A good copy except for extensive foxing. 8 colour plates with some text and an Introduction.
Published : "The Studio", London 1927, First Edition
£8.00

- Hardy's Angler's Guide and Catalogue

Softcover. A very good copy. Ownership inscription. 205pp + adverts and index. Many illustrations including 10 colour plates of flies. Separate price list (27pp) included.
Published : Hardy Bros (Alnwick) Ltd. 1954, 61st Edition
£35.00

- Tackle 75

A good copy in paper covers of McHardy's fishing catalogue for 1975. 264pp. many illus. Covers a little worn.
Published : Mchardy's, Carlisle 1975,
£5.00

- The Scots Angler a Monthly Magazine of River and Loch March 1897

Softcover. A very good copy with illustrated front cover. Pp.58-84 + adverts. Frontispiece and one other illustration. Articles include "An Out-Of-The-Way Fishing Ground" by John Stirling, "Tourists" by Dyspepticus etc. Small label of Drambuie Collection on lower cover.
Published : Printed By R&R Clark , Edinburgh 1897,
£35.00

- The Scots Angler a Monthly Magazine of River and Loch May 1897

A softback magazine with illustrated front cover. Covers holding to spine only by bottom inch. Internally very good. Pp.113-140. 4 illustrations. Articles include "How to Land Trout Expeditiously when Wading" by E.M. Tod, "A Blank Day" by Duncan Fraser, "A Day's Fishing in June" by "Salmo Fario" etc. Label of Drambuie Collection on lower cover.
Published : Printed By R&R Clark, Edinburgh 1897,
£20.00

Cooke Arthur O. - A Book of Dovecotes

Hardback. A very good copy. In a good dustwrapper which is chipped at spine ends. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xi,[vii],286 + index of dovecotes + publisher's adverts. 4 tipped-in colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. Mainly covers English dovecotes but with four chapters on Scotland and one on Wales.
Published : T.N. Foulis 1920, First Edition
£25.00

Moritz, L. A. - Grain-mills and Flour in Classical Antiquity

Hardback. Nd. c. 2000. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xxvii,230. 16 plates. 16 text figures. 17 tables.
Published : Oxford University Press for Oxbow Books, Reprint
£9.00

"A Flower Painter" - Village Memories

Nd. c. 1910? A fair to good copy in rather marked green boards. 126pp. Illustrated with photographs. English country life as it once was. Uncommon.
Published : Privately Published, Leominster, First Edition
£20.00

"B.B" - Manka the Sky Gipsy the Story of a Wild Goose

Illustrated by Denys Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear and tear. Some spotting to end-papers but generally clean. Pp.xxi,258. 15 full page plates + head and tail -pieces. This edition has a new introduction by "BB".
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1951, Second Edition
£22.00

"B.B" - Wild Lone the Story of a Pytchley Fox

Illustrated by D.J. Watkins Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in the original boards. In a fair dustwrapper lacking a piece (approx. 5cm x 4cm) at foot of front panel and some edge tears and minor chipping elsewhere. Light fore-edge foxing but a clean copy internally and with no ownership inscription. Pp.xviii,268. 13 full-page plates + head-pieces and tail-pieces. Photograph available on request.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1938, First Edition
£40.00

"Nimrod" (Charles James Apperley) (Edited with Introduction By E.D. Cuming) - My Horses and Other Essays

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Some edge foxing but clean internally. Pp.xxvi,304. 4 colour plates. 26 half-tone plates. Includes numerous chapters on horses, several on coachmen and coaching, with others on hare hunting, sport in North Wales, road accidents etc.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1928, First Edition Thus
£25.00

"Sixty-One" [Hely-Hutchinson G.W.] - Reminiscences of the Lews; or, Twenty Years' Wild Sport in the Hebrides

Hardback. A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt with decoration of a stag in gilt on the upper board. Bevelled edges. No ownership inscription. Foxing only to verso of frontispiece. Hinges sound. Pp.vii,272. Frontispiece and one other full-page illustration. Tail-pieces. Stag-hunting, salmon fishing, woodcock shooting etc.
Published : Bickers & Son, London 1873, Second Edition
£250.00

"Stonehenge" - The Dog in Health and Disease. Comprising the Various Modes of Breaking and Using Him for Hunting, Coursing, Shooting Etc and Including the Points or Characteristics of All Dogs, Which are Entirely Rewritten

Hardback. A good copy in green boards with red cloth spine lettered in gilt. Mark on lower board. Marbled edges and end-papers. Ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,509 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Illustrations in text but lacks frontispiece.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1879, Third Edition
£15.00

'BB' - The Idle Countryman

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A near very good copy in publisher's maroon cloth with title in maroon on cream spine. Upper board tips just a little bumped. Gift inscription on front endpaper with illustration pasted beneath. Black and white illustrations. 192 pages. Fair dustwrapper with small chips and closed tears which has been repaired internally with sellotape. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1943, First Edition
£32.00

(Walsh J.H.) - The Dogs of the British Islands

Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in a black half leather binding lettered in gilt on a red title-piece. A little rubbing to spine. Marbled edges. Bookplate of Sir John Robert Gladstone. Includes only Parts I and II of the work. It seems that Sir John has taken these parts from the "Field" magazine and had them bound. Part I has 64 pages + 4pp Index. There is no contents page. The subjects covered are management of dogs in health and disease and judging at shows and field trials. There is one full-page illustration and two small illustrations. Part II,pp.iii,65-156. The contents page and list of illustrations are present as are all 23 full-page illustrations. There is no index to Part II. The subject of Part II is sporting dogs. The outer edges of the last two blank pages are damp-splashed. A little foxing to end-papers but overall a nice clean copy with lovely plates.
Published : ,
£50.00

Acton C.R. - Hounds an Account of the Kennels of Great Britain with Some Record of Make, Shape and Pedigree

A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the slightly faded spine. Gift inscription. 268 pages. 63 photographs. The hounds are described on a hunt by hunt basis.
Published : Heath Cranton Ltd., London 1939, First Edition
£15.00

Adams G.D. - Red Vagabond the Story of a Fox

Illustrated by D.J.Watkins-Pitchford.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 20 full page black and white illustrations with endpaper map of Tag's Country. Ppix,189. Very good illustrated dustwrapper which is not price-clipped and which is protected in a removable cover.
Published : The Batchworth Press, London 1951, First Edition
£45.00

Alexander William - Notes and Sketches Illustrative of Northern Rural Life in the Eighteenth Century

Hardback. A good copy in yellow and red paper-covered boards. Some wear to board edges. Both front and rear hinges have been strengthened by a previous owner with sellotape. Pp.viii,221 + 16pp of publisher's adverts. Frontispiece. An interesting book on 18th century country life mainly in Aberdeenshire. In addition to agricultural and domestic matters there are also chapters on country fairs, craftsmen, the vagrant life, popular amusements, smuggling etc.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1877, First Edition
£18.00

Anderson, John MacKenzie - West Highland Cattle: The Grand Olde Breed

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in silver. Bookplate. Pp.ix,85 (including seven pages of illustrations at end). A monograph on Highland cattle.
Published : McClain Printing Company, Parsons, West Virginia 1986, First Edition
£40.00

Armour George Denholm - Bridle and Brush : Reminiscences of an Artist Sportsman

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine but lettering quite readable. Corner crease in rear board. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. Pp.xiv,390. 4 colour plates and 127 drawings in black and white by the author, Joseph Crawhall, Phil May, Maurice Greiffenhagen and Major C.A. Rickards.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1937, First Edition
£18.00

Bennet Donald and Wallace Bill (Editors) - Ski Mountaineering in Scotland

Hardback. A near fine copy in laminated boards. Ownership inscription. 121 pages. 112 illustrations, nearly all in colour. 72 maps. "A comprehensive guidebook to ski mountaineering in Scotland with route descriptions for over 170 hills and mountains."
Published : Scottish Mountaineering Trust 1987, First Edition
£30.00

Berkeley Grantley F. - Reminiscences of a Huntsman

A good copy in half-vellum lacking title piece on spine. Pp. xix, 344. 14 illustrations by John Leech and G.H. Jalland including 6 in colour. This is a volume in "The Sportsman's Library" edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1897, New Edition
£25.00

Bickerdyke John - The Book of the All-Round Angler. a Comprehensive Treatise on Angling in Both Fresh and Salt Water

Hardback. A very good copy in quarter tan leather and dark green boards. Top edge gilt. This is no. 194 of 201 copies of the large paper edition and is signed by both author and publisher. Bookplate and ownership inscription. The book is divided into four Divisions (Coarse Fish; Pike; Game Fish; and Sea-Fish) which are separately paginated. Four full-page plates. 150 engravings.
Published : L. Upcott Gill, London 1888, First Edition
£220.00

Board John - A Year with Horses - John Board's Sketch Book

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in black on spine. In a fair dustwrapper which has some fairly substantial chips. The wrapper is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. No ownership inscription. A book of drawings including 8 pages in colour. "It covers - primarily in pictures with explanatory text - all the important show-jumping events, three-day events, polo tournaments and horse shows in England in Coronation Year, with additional pages on point-to-point and hunting."
Published : Hodder and Stoughton, London 1954, First Edition
£30.00

Bone, Gertrude - Women of the Country

Hardback. A good copy in the original boards. Top edge gilt. Pictorial end-papers. Small gift inscription. 191 pages. Frontispiece by Muirhead Bone. A fictional work about countrywomen.
Published : Duckworth & Co, London 1913,
£16.00

Bradley Cuthbert - Fox-Hunting from Shire to Shire with Many Noted Packs

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine and in black on upper board. Gilt decoration to spine and upper board. Lower board tips a little bumped. Previous owner's small ex libris plate. Pp.xii,262 + 2pp adverts. 13 plates (six in colour) and more than 100 text illustrations. A nice clean copy internally.
Published : George Routledge & Sons, London 1912, First Edition
£30.00

Brennand George - Halcyon an Angler's Memories

Illustrated by C. Walter Hodges.
Hardback. A good plus copy in red cloth. Some fading to spine. Bookplate. Pp.xii,198. Frontispiece and head-pieces by C. Walter Hodges.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1947, First Edition
£18.00

Brown W. Sorley - The Ne'er-Do-Weel

Hardback. Nd. c.1908? A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt with pictorial onlay to upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. A little foxing. 249 pages. 8 illustrations. Sketches on angling and poaching.
Published : A. Walker & Son, Galashiels, First Edition
£45.00

Caine William - An Angler at Large

Hardback. A good plus copy in decorated green cloth. Top edge gilt. Some wear to board tips. Bookplate. Pp.xii,306. Colour frontispiece from a drawing by George Sheringham.
Published : Kegan Paul Trench Trubner & Co, London 1911, First Edition
£30.00

Calderwood W.L. - The Salmon Rivers and Lochs of Scotland

Hardback. A fair copy in red cloth which is faded on the spine. Some spine lean. Hinges rather tender. Gift inscription. Some foxing. Pp.x,442 + publisher's catalogue. Maps of scottish salmon rivers. Colour and black and white plates.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1909, First Edition
£45.00

Carnill Bob and Robson Kenneth - Dressed to Kill Seventy Successful Trout Lures

Nd. 1990's? A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. A little writing on front end-paper. Pp.x,210. Profusely illustrated in colour and black and white.
Published : Beekay Publishers, First Edition
£6.00

Carr R. Sinclair - Alexander and Angling

Illustrated by Roy Beddington.
Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper. 171 pages. Many illustrations. Alexander was a water bailiff in the Scottish Borders.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1936, First Edition
£12.00

Clifford Frederick - The Agricultural Lock-Out of 1874 with Notes Upon Farming And Farm Labour in the Eastern Counties

Hardback. A good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. The surface has been rubbed from part of the front fixed end-paper but apart from that and a little end-paper foxing the book is very good. No ownership inscription. Pp.xiv,375 + 16 page publisher's catalogue. Partly unopened. A description of "the first great struggle between the farmers and the agricultural labourers of England" but the story "would be incomplete without a description of the peasantry in East Anglia, their wages, their homes, and their relations with employers at the time of this unhappy estrangement."
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1875, First Edition
£38.00

Coates Doris E. - Tuppenny Rice and Treacle Cottage Housekeeping (1900-1920)

A very good copy in a very good protected dustwrapper which is price-clipped. Inscription on f.e.p.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1975, First Edition
£5.00

Colquhoun John - The Moor and the Loch Containing Minute Instructions in All Highland Sports

Hardback. A near very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt on spine and decorated in black on upper board. Large corner clipped from front end-paper and half-title. Pp.xxiii,496. Frontispiece and 14 illustrations. A wide-ranging book covering all manner of hunting, shooting and fishing.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh and London 1888, New Edition
£38.00

Conway James - Forays Among Salmon and Deer

Hardback. Nd. c.1890? A good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on spine. Wear to spine ends. Boards now protected by a clear removable sleeve. Pencilled ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. 252 pages + 16pp publisher's adverts (with tear across one page of the adverts). Frontispiece. An English sportsman's reminiscences about hunting, shooting and fishing in the Highlands of Scotland.
Published : Simpkin Marshall Hamilton Kent & Co, London, New Edition
£18.00

Cooper Leonard - R.S. Surtees

A good copy in dustwrapper but damp-staining to boards mean it is a reading copy only. 180pp. 6 colour and 11 black and white illus. A biography of the English novelist of hunting and country life.
Published : Arthur Barker, London 1952, First Edition
£5.00

Coppock, J. T. - An Agricultural Atlas of Scotland

Hardback. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.xv,242. 283 figures. 89 tables. "This new atlas --- provides an up-to-date survey in map form of the state of agriculture in Scotland in 1965 with comparisons with the situations in 1938 and 1870."
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1976, First Edition
£9.00

Crisp Paul; Ransome Arthur - Fair Cops and Glowworms: More of Arthur Ransome's Fishing Articles from 1910 to 1935 Together with Thoughts and Stories from Other Fishing Writers, Ancient, Contemporary and Modern

Hardback. A fine copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. The boards are now protected in a clear, removable, sleeve. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription or other marking. 416 pages. Frontispiece. This is a limited edition produced for the approximately 150 subscribers listed in the book. Published under the aegis of the Arthur Ransome Society.
Published : Amazon Publications 2011, First Edition
£65.00

Darling F. Fraser - Crofting Agriculture Its Practice in the West Highlands and Islands

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,163. 20 illustrations.
Published : Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh 1945, First Edition
£20.00

De Fonblanque, Edward Barrington (Editor) - Cluck-Cluck A Christemas Story Told By Grandpapa Potmouse

Illustrated by T.W.Y..
Hardback., A bright, near very good, copy in publisher's green cloth which is illustrated and titled in gilt on front board. Spine rubbed top and bottom and front and rear board have small light marks. A little wear and a few small pin-holes in cloth at join of spine and upper board. No inscriptions. Internally very clean and in remarkable condition for its age. Protected in a removable cover.
Published : Basil Montagu Pickering, London 1877, First Edition
£100.00

Dick Stewart - The Cottage Homes of England

Illustrated by Helen Allingham.
Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and upper board and with gilt design to upper board. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.xvi,287 + 16 pages of publisher's adverts. dated September 1909. 64 attractive full-page tissue-guarded colour plates. A wondeful evocation of country cottages and life in England at the start of the 20th century.
Published : Edward Arnold, London 1909, First Edition
£50.00

Ditchfield P.H. - The Old English Country Squire

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt on the spine. Would be very good but for foxing to fore-edge and early pages. Previous owner's small ex libris label on front fixed end-paper. Pp.xi,347 + 30pp publisher's catalogue. 24 illustrations of which 8 are in colour.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1912, First Edition
£15.00

Donaldson John - Soils and Manures the Improvement of Land and the Rotation of Crops

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1901. A very good copy which has been rebound in red pebbled cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 132 pages. Frontispiece and title-page illustration.
Published : Wm. S. Orr & Co, London, New Edition
£28.00

Donaldson John - Soils and Manures the Improvement of Land and the Rotation of Crops

Hardback. Nd. but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1901. A very good copy which has ben rebound in red pebbled cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 132 pages. Frontispiece and title page vignette.
Published : Wm. S. Orr & Co, London, New Edition Revised
£28.00

Edwards Lionel - A Sportsman's Bag

Hardback. Folio. [1926]. A near very good copy in orange/tan cloth lettered in black which is a little faded/marked at the top of the upper board. The remains of the dustwrapper, comprising the rear panel and about two-thirds of the illustrated front panel, is loosely inserted. This is no. 15 of 100 autographed copies in which each of the eighteen full-page, tissue-guarded, mounted colour plates is signed in pencil by the author. Line illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London, First Edition
£850.00

Edwards Lionel - My Hunting Sketch Book

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Title piece on upper board. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Small tear at foot of page 25 not affecting the illustration. Pp.xiii,28. Colour frontispiece and 14 attractive colour plates on each right-hand page with text on left hand pages.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1928, First Edition
£85.00

Edwards Lionel - My Hunting Sketch Book Vols. I and II

Hardbacks. 4to. A very good two volume set published in 1928 and 1930 respectively. Vol.I pp.xiii,28 + frontispiece and 14 colour plates. Attractive coloured wedding gift card pasted to front end-paper. A fair amount of foxing but the plates themselves are either clean or only a little affected. Vol. II,pp.xv,40. Frontispiece and 11 colour plates + 9 black and white sketches. A little marked on front cover. Neat gift inscription on front end-paper. One or two spots of foxing to early pages but overall a very clean copy.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London, First Edition
£110.00

Edwards Lionel - My Scottish Sketch Book

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy. Clean externally and internally with no ownership inscription, foxing etc. Title piece on upper board. Pp.vii,32. Colour frontispiece and 15 attractive colour illustrations on each right-hand page with text on left-hand pages. Also smaller black and white illustrations.
Published : Country Life, London 1929, First Edition
£58.00