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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

Edwards, Oliver - Oliver Edwards' Flytyers Masterclass : A Step by Step Guide to Tying 20 Essential Patterns for the Flyfisher

Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 246 pages. Colour plates. Numerous fltying illustrations.
Published : Merlin Unwin Books, Ludlow 1994, First Edition
£23.00

Edwards-Moss John E. - A Season in Sutherland

Hardback. A good copy in dark blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. 1.5 inch closed tear at join of spine and back board. Some spine lean. Bookplate. Pp.7,170 + 2pp publisher's adverts. Angling, grouse-shooting etc but also something on the inhabitants, superstitions, death warnings etc.
Published : Macmillan & Co, London 1888, First Edition
£28.00

Ernle, The Right Honble. Lord - The Land and Its People; Chapters in Rural Life and History

Hardback. Nd but ownership inscription on front end-paper is dated 1927. A good plus copy in black cloth lettered in gilt. Some edge foxing. 257 pages. Ink side and under-lining on a few pages. Chapters on "The Village Farm", "Country Villages", "The Food Campaign 1916-18", "Women on the Land, 1917-19" etc. The author was President of the Board of Agriculture from 1916 to 1919.
Published : Hutchinson & Co., London, First Edition
£22.00

Fawcett, William - Thoroughbred and Hunter : Their Breeding, Training and Management from Foalhood to Maturity

Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xvi,140. 10 illustrations by Lionel Edwards.
Published : Eyre & Spottiswoode, London 1934, First Edition
£15.00

Feltwell John - Meadows a History and Natural History

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xviii,206. 30 coloured plates. 127 black and white illustrations. An exploration of the variety of meadow habitats, both natural and man-made.
Published : Alan Sutton 1992, First Edition
£15.00

Ferguson Malcolm - Fishing Incidents and Adventures with a Descriptive Sketch of All the Principal Lochs of Perthshire. Also, a Day on Loch Doon and Lochindorb, the Dee, Tweed, Findhorn Etc.

Hardback. A near very good copy in light blue cloth lettered in gilt. A few smallish faded patches on boards. A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. 291 pages. Frontispiece portrait + 4 illustrations.
Published : John Leng & Co, Dundee 1893, First Edition
£90.00

Fitt, J. Nevill - Covert-Side Sketches; Or, Thoughts on Hunting Suggested By Many Days in Many Countries with Fox, Deer and Hare

Hardback. A good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Bevelled edges. A little wear to board tips. No ownership inscription. Pp.vii,346. Coloured frontispiece. Much on fox hunting with chapters on individual hunts. Also includes stag hunting, hare hunting, otter hunting etc.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1879, Second Edition
£16.00

Ford, Emma - Falconry in Mews and Field

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. 192 pages. 12 colour photographs. 90 black nd white photographs. 55 line drawings. Described as a "detailed account of the rules and practice of falconry, the husbandry and breeding of birds of prey, and the many species that can be trained."
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1982, First Edition
£15.00

Francis Francis - Angling Reminiscences

Hardback. 12mo. A rebound copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. Trace of a label on upper board. 248 pages. A good reading copy of angling sketches published after the author's death.
Published : Horace Cox, London 1887, First Edition
£32.00

Fraser Sir Hugh - Amid the High Hills

A good copy in light brown cloth lettered in white. Pp.xv,224. Many illustrations including 16 colour plates. Mainly deer stalking in the Scottish Highlands with a few chapters on angling, birds etc.
Published : A & C Black, London 1934, Reprint
£18.00

Fraser, Andrew F. - The Native Horses of Scotland : Scottish Breeds of Horses and Their Folk

Softback. A good copy. Some browning to fore-edge. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.v,185. Numerous illustrations.A survey of Scotland's native horses and the men who worked and tended them.
Published : John Donald Publishers Ltd., Edinburgh 1987, First Edition
£8.00

Fussell, G.E. - The Farmers Tools 1500-1900 the History of British Farm Implements Tools and MacHinery Before the Tractor Came

A very good copy in brown cloth lettered in gilt. 246pp. 111 illustrations. Deals with the tools and implements used for sowing, harvesting, threshing etc.
Published : Andrew Melrose, London 1952, First Edition
£25.00

Gard Joyce - Smudge of the Fells

Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. No inscriptions. 159 pages.Near very good dustwrapper which has one small closed tear top of rear cover, is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Joyce Gard's new story takes place among the Lakeland fells and has an authentic background of sheep-farming.
Published : Victor Gollancz, London 1965, First Edition
£20.00

Gauldie Enid - The Scottish Country Miller 1700-1900 a History of Water-Powered Meal Milling in Scotland

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Ownership inscription. Pp.x,254.
Published : John Donald, Edinburgh 1981, First Edition
£15.00

Gilbey Sir Walter - Thoroughbred and Other Ponies with Remarks on the Height of Racehorses Since 1700

A fair copy in brown boards which are worn especially on the spine. Ownership inscription. Front hinge tender. All edges gilt. 156pp. 10 illustrations. The first 20pp are concerned with the height of racehorses with the remainder being about pony breeds.
Published : Vinton & Co, London 1903, Second Edition
£20.00

Girouard Mark - The Victorian Country House

4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Bookplate. Pp. xxii, 218. 420 plates. 35 figures. Deals with the social and architectural background, individual buildings etc.
Published : Clarendon Press, Oxford 1971, First Edition
£12.00

Glynn Howard G. - Net-Making for Sport

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A nice clean copy with no ownership inscription or other internal marking. Small red mark (approx. 1cm x 1cm) on top edge of pages. 110 pages. Numerous black and white illustrations. A manual on making nets to catch rabbits etc.
Published : Tideline Books, Rhyl 1989, First Edition
£15.00

Gould S. Baring - Old Country Life

Hardback. A very good copy in black cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Bevelled edges. Top edge gilt. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.x,358 + 4pp adverts dated December 1889. Frontispiece and 40 illustrations by W. Parkinson, F. D. Bedford and F. Masey.Chapters on the country parson, country dances, old roads, the village musician, the hunt etc. A nice copy.
Published : Methuen, London 1890, First Edition
£20.00

Gould S. Baring - Old Country Life

A near fine copy in a similar dustwrapper. 358pp. Many illustrations. This book was first published in 1890.
Published : EP Publishing Ltd. 1975, Reprint
£5.00

Hall A.D. - A Pilgrimage of British Farming 1910-1912

A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Pp.xiii,452 + 12pp adverts. This is an account (which first appeared in the "Times") of three journeys undertaken throughout the UK with a view to experiencing the diversity of British agriculture. It therefore provides a quite comprehensive account of the state of British agriculture just prior to the First World War.
Published : John Murray, London 1914, Reprint
£28.00

Handley James E. - Scottish Farming in the Eighteenth Century

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is a little browned to spine and edges. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 314 pages.
Published : Faber & Faber, London 1953, First Edition
£18.00

Hart, Edward - The Care and Showing of the Heavy Horse

A very good copy in a very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper. 144 pages. 6 colour plates. 92 black and white photographs. Covers show preparation, vehicles, judging, ploughing matches etc.
Published : B. T. Batsford, London 1981, First Edition
£20.00

Hawker, Lt-Col Peter - The Sportsman's Pocket Companion

Hardback. A near fine copy in a brown quarter leather binding (by Croft Bookbinders, London). Top edge gilt. This is no. 118 of a limited edition of 500 copies. 127 pages. Illustrations by the author. Originally published as six booklets in 1801 the book is described as "a hitherto unknown work by the most important of shooting authors."
Published : Antony Atha and the Game Conservancy 1980,
£65.00

Hemming Rev. Peter - Windmills in Sussex : A Description of the Construction and Operation of Windmills Exemplified By Up-to-Date Notes on the Still Existing Windmills in Sussex with Photographic Illustrations

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. In a fair to good dustwrapper which has a few chips and tears. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Pp.xviii,138. Frontispiece and 70 illustrations. Neat marginal ink writing gives the corresponding illustration number opposite the description of each windmill.
Published : The C.W. Daniel Company Ltd, London 1936, First Edition
£15.00

Heninger S.K. Jr. (Editor) - The Kalender of Sheepehards

Hardback. A very good copy in maroon cloth lettered in gilt on spine. No ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xxviii,204. Illustrated throughout. This is a facsimile reprint of a 15th century work which "is in essence a compendium of ancient lore, a secular bible for daily reference preserved by the invention of printing" (and not to be confused with Spenser's famous work). This is a reprint of a later edition of about 1585. There is a new Introduction by the editor.
Published : Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints, New York 1979, First Edition Thus
£65.00

Herbert Henry William - Frank Forester and His Friends; Or, Woodland Adventures in the Middle States of North America [3 Vols. In I]

Hardback. A very good copy in a half leather binding with marbled boards. Spine lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt. No ownership inscription. Foxing to end-papers but otherwise largely clean internally. 3 vols. in I. Pp.iv,299;315;312. Title page to each volume present but lacks half-titles. Includes deer-stalking, quail and snipe shooting etc. Photograph available on request.
Published : Richard Bentley, London 1849, First English Edition
£350.00

Hogg James - The Shepherd's Guide : Being a Practical Treatise on the Diseases of Sheep, Their Causes, and the Best Means of Preventing Them; with Observations on the Most Suitable Farm-Stocking for the Various Climates of This Country

Hardback. Nd.c.1997. A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.vi,338. This is a facsimile reprint of a book first published in 1807 by an author known as "the Ettrick Shepherd" and now much better known as an author of fiction and in particular "The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner." This work is described as "a practical, knowledgeable - and well written - treatise on the diseases of sheep."
Published : British Veterinary Association, London,
£25.00

Hopkins Major F. Powell - Fishing Experiences of Half a Century: With Instructions in the Use of the Fast Reel

Hardback. A good copy but rebound (without adverts) in red cloth with "Douglas & Foulis library Edinburgh" in gilt at foot of spine. 225 pages. Frontispiece and 18 illustrations. Chapters on Achill Island, South Wales, the Itchen, the Torridge etc.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1893, First Edition
£20.00

Hopkins, R. Thurston and Freese Stanley - In Search of English Windmills

Hardback. A very good copy in a price-clipped dustwrapper which would be very good but for a little fraying at the head of the spine. Ownership inscription on front fixed end-paper. Fairly light edge foxing with a few spots internally. Pp.x,275. Frontispiece and 24 illustrations.
Published : Cecil Palmer, London 1931, First Edition
£22.00

Horn, Pamela - The Changing Countryside in Victorian and Edwardian England and Wales

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. Pp.ix,261. 4 illustrations. 10 tables. "A very readable and authoritative picture of the changing rural society during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries".
Published : The Athlone Press, London 1984, First Edition
£25.00

Huntington, Dwight W. - Our Feathered Game - A Handbook of the North American Game Birds

Hardback. A very good copy in light green boards lettered in gilt and with decorations of ducks to spine and upper board. Some edge spotting. Ownership stamp to front end-paper. Pp.xii,396. 8 full-page colour plates of shooting scenes. 135 black and white bird portraits on 29 plates.
Published : Charles Scribner's Sons, New York 1903, First Edition
£15.00

Jackson John - A Bucket of Nuts and a Herring Net the Birth of a Spare-time Farm

Illustrated by Val Biro.
A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which is faded on spine but with lettering clear. 191pp. Illustrations by Biro. A family from London's country life after moving to Kent.
Published : Collins, London 1979, First Edition
£6.00

Jefferies Richard - Amaryllis at the Fair

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and lettered and decorated in yellow on upper board. Bevelled edges. Rear hinges cracked. No ownership inscription. Some foxing. 260 pages.
Published : Sampson Low Marston, Searle & Rivington, London 1887, First Edition
£30.00

Jefferies Richard - Greene Ferne Farm

Hardback. A just about good copy in the original green boards lettered and decorated in black on the upper board and lettered in gilt on the spine. The spine is darkened with tears at the top of the spine and a label has been removed at the foot of the upper board. A decent copy internally.No ownership inscription. A little foxing/marking. Pp.viii,290 + 6 pages of publisher's adverts.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1880, First Edition
£50.00

Jefferies Richard - Red Deer

Hardback. A good copy in the original decorated boards. Some staining to spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. A little foxing. 207 pages. About the red deer of Exmoor.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1884, First Edition
£30.00

Jefferies Richard - The Gamekeeper at Home: Sketches of Natural History and Rural Life

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt and black. A little wear at spine ends and spine a little darkened. No ownership inscription. Some edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.vi[2],216. A classic of English country life.
Published : Smith Elder & Co, London 1878, First Edition
£60.00

Jefferies Richard - The Hills and the Vale

Hardback. A very good copy in the original dark blue cloth lettered in gilt. Top ege gilt. Remains of dustwrapper (lacking spine) present in three parts. End-papers browned but no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.xxxi,312. Introduction by Edward Thomas. Contains 18 essays of country life by Jefferies three of which were previously unpublished.
Published : Duckworth, London 1909, First Edition
£40.00

Jefferies Richard - The Life of the Fields

Hardback. A near very good copy in the original decorated cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. No ownership inscription. A little edge and end-paper foxing. Pp.viii,262 + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated March 1884.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1884, First Edition
£40.00

Jefferies Richard - The Open Air

Hardback. A good copy in the original pictorial cloth which is darkened on the spine. No ownership inscription. Moderate foxing. 270 pages + 32pp publisher's catalogue dated October 1885. Contains 21 previously published essays on natural history and country life topics.
Published : Chatto & Windus, London 1885, First Edition Thus
£45.00

Jefferies Richard - The Toilers of the Field

Hardback. A good copy in light green cloth with paper title-piece which is slightly chipped at the edges but without affecting the lettering. Spine a little browned. No ownership inscription. Moderate edge foxing. Pp.vi,[2],327 + 24pp publisher's catalogue dated June 1892. Frontispiece. Consists mainly of articles which had previously appeared in magazines together with three letters to "The Times". One piece, "A True Tale of the Wiltshire Labourer" is published for the first time.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1892, First Edition
£30.00

Lawrie, W.H. - Scottish Trout Flies : An Analysis and Compendium

Hardback. A very good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which has minor chipping at top of spine and with a little edge wear and tear. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 126 pages. 4 colour plates. 4 black and white plates. 6 line drawings. Constitutes "a concise reference book of real service and interest to all who fish for trout and sea trout with fly, be it in Scotland or elsewhere."
Published : Frederick Muller Ltd., London 1966, First Edition
£20.00

Lockhart Sir Robert Bruce - My Rod My Comfort

Illustrated by J. Gaastra.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No. 473 of 550 copies. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Bound in quarter white vellum over green buckram lettered and decorated in gold and with gilt top edge. Hand made cream wove paper. A lovely clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. 75 pages. Frontispiece and four full-page wood engravings. Angling reminiscences.
Published : Dropmore Press, London 1949, Signed Limited Edition
£150.00

Lockyer A.M. - Bubbles

Hardback N.d. Late 19th century? A good copy in publisher's blue cloth with coloured illustration on front board. No inscriptions. Corners and edges rubbed. Pages showing signs of foxing. Many coloured illustrations mainly of cats, mice and frogs. Unpaginated. Protected in a removable cover
Published : Marcus Ward & Co. Ltd., London, First Edition
£35.00

Mac Vine John - Sixty-Three years' Angling From the Mountain Streamlet to the Mighty Tay

Hardback. Just about good in the original red cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a bit darkened with a little wear at ends. Some fading to front board at top. Hinges tender. Bookplate. Pp.x,263 + 16pp adverts. A lifetime's fishing in Scottish rivers. Uncommon in first edition.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1891, First Edition
£80.00

MacDiarmid J.M. - The Deer Forests and How They are Bleeding Scotland White

Softback. A good plus pamphlet. Ownership inscription on front cover. One inch tear at foot of spine. 24 pages + one page Appendix. An argument against millions of acres of Scottish land being kept as deer forests.
Published : The Scottish Home Rule Association, Glasgow 1925, Second Edition Revised and Corrected
£10.00

MacDonald James and Sinclair James - History of Hereford Cattle

Hardback. A very good copy in the original reddish- brown cloth lettered in gilt. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. Pp.xvi,501. Frontispiece and numerous illustrations. This is a facsimile reprint of the revised edition of 1909 which was by James Sinclair.
Published : Hereord Herd Book Society, Hereford 1968, Reprint
£32.00

Mackenzie Gregor - Memoirs of a Ghillie

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is slightly faded on spine. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 159pp. Illustrations in text by Jane Weeks.
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1978, First Edition
£10.00

Marston E. - Thomas Ken and Isaac Walton a Sketch of Their Lives and Family Connection

A near vg copy a little darkened on spine with a little wear at spine ends. Partly unopened. Review slip laid in. Stamped "Presentation Copy" on title page. 220pp. 22 full page illustrations + many illustrations in text.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1908, First Edition
£30.00