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Glynn Howard G. - Net-Making for Sport

. 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

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,
£28.00

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,
£50.00

Henderson, Capt. John - General View of the Agriculture of the County of Sutherland , with Observations on the Means of Its Improvement. ---to Which is annexed a Particular Account of the More Recent Improvements in That County

Hardback. A very good copy in a half-leather binding with marbled boards. Five raised bands on the spine. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xi,[i], 238 + 3pp list of publications of the Board of Agriculture + 2pp catalogue of agricultural seeds. 10 plates including a folding map frontispiece. An interesting account of the agriculture and people of Sutherland at an early stage of the Clearances. The survey was drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture along with similar accounts for other counties.
Published : B. McMillan, London 1812, First Edition
£120.00

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

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,
£55.00

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

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,
£350.00

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

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 - 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
£40.00

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
£48.00

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
£30.00

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,
£35.00

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
£25.00

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,
£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
£25.00

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

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,
£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,
£25.00

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

Millais John Guille - The Wildfowler in Scotland

4to. A good copy in a half vellum binding lettered in gilt on the spine. Internally very good. Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.xv,167. Photogravure frontispiece after a drawing by Sir. J.E. Millais, 8 photogravure plates, 2 colour plates and 50 illustrations from the author's drawings and from photographs.
Published : Longmans Green & Co, London 1901, First Edition
£150.00

Mingay G.E. (Editor) - Arthur Young and His Times

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. 264pp. 3 maps. Contains a selection from Young's writings on agriculture and foreign travel in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Young was the most famous agricultural writer of his times.
Published : Macmillan, London 1975, First Edition
£9.00

Moffat A. S. - The Secrets of Angling

Hardback. A near very good copy in green ribbed cloth which is lettered and decorated in gilt. Bookplate. Pp.xii,326. Illustrated.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, Edinburgh 1865, First Edition
£40.00

Moon, Nigel - The Windmills of Leicestershire and Rutland

A fine copy in a dark green leatherette binding lettered in gilt on spine and with windmill in gilt on upper board. All edges gilt. Original glassine wrapper is present but chipped. Pencilled gift inscription otherwise a lovely clean copy internally. This is no. 61 of 500 numbered copies. Pp.214,[ii]. Numerous black and white illustrations.
Published : Sycamore Press, Wymondham 1981, First Edition
£45.00

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

. 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,
£9.00

Nevill Ralph - Old English Sporting Prints and Their History

Large 4to. A very good copy in a reasonable dustwrapper which is edge-worn, chipped at spine ends and on rear panel and with a few tears. This is number 858 of 1500 copies. Pp.xv, 22, + 103 plates of which 47 are tissue guarded tipped-in colour plates.
Published : The Studio, London 1923, First Edition
£45.00

Niall Ian - A Fowler's World: An Account of Days on the Marsh and Estuary

Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe.
Hardback. A very good copy in publisher's dark blue cloth with title in gilt on spine. Many black and white illustrations with 5 being full page. No inscriptions. A little edge foxing. 163 pages. Very good dustwrapper which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Heinemann, London 1968, First Edition
£14.00

Niall Ian - Country Blacksmith

Illustrated by E. Meiron Roberts.
A very good copy in publisher's reddish cloth with gilt title on spine .No inscriptions. 197 pages. Very good illustrated dustjacket which is price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover.
Published : Heinemann, London 1966, First Edition
£12.00

Niall Ian - The Forester the Story of James Lymburn Shaw Forester of Killearn, Tintern and Gwydyr

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Gift inscription on front end-paper. 146pp.
Published : Heinemann, London 1972, First Edition
£9.00

Niall Ian - The Gamekeeper

Illustrated by E. Meiron Roberts.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper the red lettering on the spine of which is slightly faded but legible. Previous owner's inscription on f.e.p. 198pp. 5 full-page illustrations.
Published : Heinemann, London 1965, First Edition
£8.00

Orwin Christabel S. And Whetham Edith H. - History of British Agriculture 1846-1914

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. A nice clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.xx,411. 8 charts.
Published : Longmans, London 1964, First Edition
£8.00

Parker Eric - Field, River and Hill

Illustrated by Winifred Austin.
A good copy in red cloth lettered in black. A little foxing. Page ends a little browned. Pp.x,280. Eight reproductions of dry-points by Winifred Austin. Sketches of shooting and fishing in England, Scotland and Ireland.
Published : Philip Allan & Co. Ltd., London 1927, First Edition
£9.00

Pattillo, T. R. - Moose-Hunting, Salmon-Fishing and Other Sketches of Sport Being the Record of Personal Experiences of Hunting Wild Game in Canada

Hardback. A good copy in red cloth lettered in gilt on spine. Some fading to spine and front board. No ownership inscription. Foxing mainly confined to rear end-paper and final page of text. Pp.viii,299. Frontispiece.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co, London 1902, First Edition
£15.00

Pawson H. Cecil - Cockle Park Farm: An Account of the Work of the Cockle Park Experimental Station from 1896 to 1956

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Previous owner's initials on front end-paper. 261pp. 20 illustrations. 13 plans and graphs. The story of the experiments carried out at the research station into the improvement of agriculture generally and the management of grassland in particular.
Published : Oxford University Press 1960, First Edition
£28.00

Phillpotts Eden - A Year with Bisshe-Bantam

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 234pp. The thoughts of a countryman presented in diary form.
Published : Blackie & Son, London 1934, First Edition
£17.00

Pollard Hugh B.C. - Wildfowl and Waders : Nature and Sport in the Coastlands

Illustrated by Frank Southgate.
4to. A very good copy. Vellum spine lettered in dark brown. Top edge gilt. A little wear to board tips. No. 236 of 950 copies. A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and not foxed. Pp.viii,83. 16 full-page, tissue-guarded colour plates. 48 black and white plates.
Published : Country Life, London 1928, First Edition
£35.00

Pryce-Tannatt T E. - Meditations (In an Arm-Chair) of a Middle-Aged Angler

Hardback. A good copy in the original green cloth. Gift inscription. Pp.ix,294.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh 1932, First Edition
£24.00

Ransome Arthur - Rod and Line together with Aksakov on Fishing

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in black on spine. In a near very good dustwrapper which has very minor chipping at head of spine. Bookplate. 286 pages.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1947,
£25.00

Ransome Arthur - Rod and Line, Essays, Together with Aksakov on Fishing

Hardback. A good plus copy in light brown cloth. Trace of a ring mark on both upper and lower board but not too obvious. Gift inscription. A little fore-edge foxing. 286 pages + 2pp adverts. Frontispiece. Angling essays by the author who later wrote the "Swallows and Amazons" series together with a piece on Sergei Aksakov the 19th century Russian author on fishing. Photograph available on request.
Published : Jonathan Cape, London 1929, First Edition
£78.00

Ransome, Arthur - Mainly About Fishing

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. The wrapper, which is not price-clipped, is now protected in a clear, removable sleeve. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Pp.xiv,159. Eight illustrations of which six are in colour. Includes much about fishing flies and the old makers of them. By the authore of the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books.
Published : Adam and Charles Black, London 1959, First Edition
£45.00

Ratcliffe Dorothy Una - The Cranesbill Caravan: An Idyll in Upper Wensleydale

Illustrated by Joseph Appleyard.
Hardback. A near very good copy with illustrated front board and blue spine which is slightly faded. Gift inscription SIGNED "Dorothy Una" by author, together with a loose Valentine card (containing a printed lyric by the author and an illustration by Cecile Walton) INSCRIBED and initialled by the author. Black and white illustrations. 127 pages. A nice copy internally and now protected in a removable cover.
Published : Dalesman Publishing Co., Clapham, Yorkshire 1961, First Edition
£18.00

Richardson H.D. - Domestic Pigs: Their Origin and Varieties, Management with a View to Profit and General Treatment in Health and Disease. With Plain Directions for Curing and Preserving Their Flesh

Illustrated by W. Oldham and Harrison Weir.
Hardback. Nd. but ownership inscription is dated 1901. A very good copy which has been rebound in red pebbled cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. 148 pages. Frontispiece and 15 illustrations in text. (This edition does not have the title page vignette).
Published : Wm. S. Orr & Co, London,
£25.00

Rohde Eleanour Sinclair - Garden-Craft in the Bible and Other Essays

A very good copy in original boards. Gift inscription. Some fore-edge foxing. 242pp. 26 illustrations. Essays on gardens together with an essay on "Old Bee Books".
Published : Herbert Jenkins, London 1927, First Edition
£15.00

Sackville-West V - Country Notes

4to. A good copy. Very good internally. Spine is a little darkened with some foxing and a little frayed at head. 219pp. Many photographs by Bryan and Norman Westwood.
Published : Michael Joseph, London 1939, First Edition
£10.00

Salvin Francis Henry and Brodrick William - Falconry in the British Isles

4to. A very good copy in a very good price-clipped dustwrapper. Top edge gilt. A clean copy free of foxing or ownership inscription. 147pp. 24 colour plates. This is a facsimile reprint of the first edition of 1855.
Published : Thames Valley Press 1971,
£24.00