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Country Life / Sports

Mosse, Captain A.H.E. - My Somali Book : A Record of Two Shooting Trips

Hardback. A good plus copy in the original decorated boards lettered in black on the spine and upper board. Some soiling to boards.Top edge gilt. No ownership inscription. Some foxing, especially to edges and early pages. A few pages roughly opened. Pp.xxv,314. Tissue-guarded frontispiece and 15 photographic illustrations. A number of small pen and ink sketches by Lieut. D.D. Haskard. Introduction by Col. H.G.C. Swayne. Big game shooting in Somaliland at the start of the 20th century. Photograph available on request.
Published : Sampson Low Marston & Co., London 1913, First Edition
£295.00

Myrtle Mrs. Harriet - The Pleasures of the Country: Simple Stories for Young People

Illustrated by John Gilbert.
A fair to good copy in blue cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. All edges gilt. Tears in cloth at ends and edges of the spine. Ownership inscription. 115 pages. 8 hand-coloured illustrations mainly of children enjoying country pursuits.
Published : Cundall & Addey, London 1851, First Edition
£40.00

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
£16.00

Niall Ian - Country Blacksmith

Illustrated by E. Meiron Roberts.
Hardback. 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
£20.00

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

Plummer, D. Brian - In Pursuit of Coney

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and with no tears. A nice copy internally with no ownership inscription or foxing. Smallish red mark (approx. 1cm x 1cm) on top edge of pages. 186 pages. Black and white illustrations. A study of rabbits and methods of controlling rabbits.
Published : The Boydell Press, Woodbridge 1991, First Edition
£13.00

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

Illustrated by Frank Southgate.
Hardback. Folio. 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
£80.00

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, Reprint
£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

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

Reid, John - Clyde-Style Flies And Their Dressings with Some Hints on Their Use

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. The spine lettering on the wrapper is a little faded but clearly readable. Ink mark at foot of front free end-paper. No ownership inscription and not foxed. 96 pages. 10 illustrations including two colour plates. "Here, for the first time is a full account of the Clyde-style fly, its history, how to tie it and how to fish it, written by the greatest living authority on the subject."
Published : David & Charles, Newton Abbot 1971, First Edition
£20.00

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, A New Edition Much Enlarged
£25.00

Ritz Charles - A Fly-Fisher's Life

Hardback. A near very good copy in light green cloth which is slightly faded on the spine. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. Not foxed. 230 pages. 32 plates. 43 figures in the text. Introduction by Bernard Venables. Short foreword by Ernest Hemingway.
Published : Max Reinhardt,, London 1959, First UK Edition
£20.00

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, Reprint
£24.00

Saville Malcolm - Malcolm Saville's Country Book

A fine copy in a fine dustwrapper which is not price-clipped. 85pp. Colour illustrations and line drawings in text.
Published : Cassell, London 1961, First Edition
£6.00

Scrope William - Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. No ownership inscription. A little edge foxing. Pp.xvii,[2],298. 13 lithographs. 9 vignettes. This is a facsimile of the 1843 edition.
Published : James Thin, Edinburgh 1975, Reprint
£25.00

Selous Frederick Courteney - A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

Hardback. A good copy which has been rebound in a red half-leather binding with raised bands on the spine and gilt lettering on a black title-piece. Unfortunately lacks the map and one illustration (at page 226). Other plates and illustrations present although one is mis-placed. Pp.xviii,455. Contains "accounts of explorations beyond the Zambesi, on the river Chobe, and in the Matabele and Mashuna countries, with full notes upon the natural history and present distribution of all the large mammalia".
Published : Richard Bentley & Son, London 1895, Fourth Edition
£60.00

Shaw, Jonny - The Bridges of Strathcarron and the Magic Fishery They Span

Hardback. A fine copy in pictorial boards. A small label states this is no. 178 of a limited first edition but the limitation is not given. Inscribed presentation copy from the author. Numerous illustrations and maps mostly in colour. A book about fishing for salmon on the Strathcarron Fishery, Kyle of Sutherland.
Published : CPD Amat 2014, First Edition
£30.00

Shepherd C.B. - Beagling

Hardback. A very good copy in publishers bright yellow cloth with title in black on front board and spine. 45 black and white photographs. No inscriptions. 85 pages + 11 pages of adverts. A good plus dustwrapper showing minor edge wear and tear. Includes chapters on Basset Hounds by Miss Ena Adams and Harriers by the Earl of Stradbroke. A nice tight clean copy.
Published : Seeley Service & Co. Ltd., London 1938, First Edition
£25.00

Simpson Charles - The Harboro' Country

Hardback. 4to. A good plus copy. Some foxing. No ownership inscription. Pp.xxiii,240 + 8pp adverts. Frontispiece and 24 colour plates. Numerous black and white illustrations. Introduction by Lord Stalbridge. A book about the Fernie Hunt in Leicestershire.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1927, First Edition
£20.00

Skea Bessy - Countrywoman's Calendar

Softback. A very good copy in orange cloth lettered in black. Some edge and rear end-paper foxing but otherwise clean internally with no ownership inscription or other marking. 60 pages. A collection of month by month essays on country life in Orkney. Introduction by George MacKay Brown.
Published : W.R. Mackintosh "The Kirkwall Press", Kirkwall Orkney 1962, First Edition
£12.00

Smith W. McCombie - The Romance of Poaching in the Highlands of Scotland as Illustrated in the Lives of John Farquharson and Alexander Davidson the Last of the Free-Foresters

Hardback. A very good copy in a near very good, price-clipped, dustwrapper which has one closed edge tear. Ownership inscription on front end-paper. 164 pages. 4 illustrations.
Published : Eneas Mackay, Stirling 1950, Reprint
£15.00

Smythe P. M. (Edited By Patrick C. Smythe) - The Diary of an All-Round Angler: Extracts from the Fishing Journal Kept for Over Sixty Years (1872-1935) By the Very Rev. Patrick Murray Smythe

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which shows a little edge wear. Signed by the editor on the title page and with the following inscription by him on the front end-paper "From one cat lover to another. PCS." The gift was to Sir Compton Mackenzie from whose library this copy came. 222 pages. 12 illustrations. Much of the diary is concerned with angling in Scotland.
Published : Faber and Faber, London 1956, First Edition
£18.00

Snaffles - A Half Century of Memories

Illustrated by Snaffles.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's cream cloth with title in black on spine. 5 colour plates and many black and white illustrations. No inscriptions. 95 pages. Good dustwrapper which has an edge chip, minor edge tears, and has one long closed tear which is reinforced on both sides with invisible sellotape. The wrapper is not price-clipped and is protected in a removable cover. Internally a lovely clean copy. This is Snaffles' autobiography - in pictures. The characteristic humour of his drawings and captions speak volumes
Published : Collins, London 1949, First Edition
£65.00

Somerville E. And Ross Martin - The Sweet Cry of Hounds

Hardback. A very good copy in blue cloth lettered in gilt. In a good dustwrapper which is a little chipped at top of spine and with some foxing to rear panel. Price on spine of wrapper is 3s 6d and wrapper has reviews of the book on rear panel so later impression. Previous owner's small ex libris label is hidden by inner flap of wrapper. Pp.x,132. Frontispiece and three plates + text illustrations by Somerville. A little edge foxing. A book of Irish hunting stories.
Published : Methuen & Co, London 1936, First Edition
£18.00

Sparrow Walter Shaw - British Sporting Artists From Barlow to Herring

4to. A very good copy in green cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. Previous owners' names on front paste-down and half-title. A little foxing. 249pp + 2pp adverts. 27 colour illustrations. 76 black and white illustrations.
Published : John Lane The Bodley Head, London 1922, First Edition
£22.00

St John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

4to. A good copy of an attractive edition of this favourite title in fawn boards with illustration of a stag on the upper board. Page edges uncut. Ppxxx,472 + adverts. 50 illustrations including 30 tipped-in colour plates by G.Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander. Introduction and Notes by Sir Herbert Maxwell.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London and Edinburgh 1919,
£36.00

St. John Charles - A Tour in Sutherlandshire with Extracts from the Field-Books of a Sportsman and Naturalist (2 Vols. Complete)

Hardbacks. A very good two volume set in green cloth lettered in gilt. Just a little bubbling to the front board of volume one. Previous owner's smallish ex libris plate on the front fixed endpaper of each volume. Not foxed. Pp.xxvi,296; x,374 + 2pp publisher's adverts. 11 full-page plates + tail-pieces. This second edition has a new Appendix on the Fauna of Sutherland by J.A. Harvie-Brown and T.E. Buckley.
Published : David Douglas, Edinburgh 1884, Second Edition
£48.00

St. John Charles - Short Sketches of the Wild sports and Natural History of the Highlands

A very good copy in dark green cloth lettered in gilt. Ownership inscription. A new edition with the author's notes and a memoir by the Rev. M.G. Watkins. Pp.xxiii,319. Many illustrations by Harrison Weir, Charles Whymper and others. A nice edition of a classic.
Published : John Murray, London 1893, Ninth Edition
£25.00

St. John Charles - Wild Sports and Natural History of the Highlands

Illustrated by G. Denholm Armour and Edwin Alexander.
Hardback. A near very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear and tear at spine ends. A clean copy with little foxing. Pp.xxix,472. Well illustrated including many full-page colour plates. A good edition of this classic work on Highland wild life.
Published : Gurney and Jackson, London 1927,
£15.00

Stockley Lieut-Colonel C.H. - Shikar Being Tales Told By a Sportsman in India

Hardback. A good copy in publisher's green cloth with title in gilt on spine which is faded. Ownership inscription etc. on front endpaper. Some foxing to page ends and half-title. Many black and white photographs. 192 pages. Protected in a removable cover. Uncommon.
Published : Constable & Company Ltd., London 1928, First Edition
£60.00

Stoddart Thomas Todd - Angling Songs with a Memoir By Anna M. Stoddart

Hardback. A good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. Spine a bit marked. Bookplate. Ownership inscription. Pp.ix,324. + 47 pp adverts. Frontispiece portrait. The memoir of the author comprises more than half the book.
Published : William Blackwood & Sons, Edinburgh & London 1889, First Edition
£30.00

Surtees R. S. - Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

Illustrated by John Leech.
Hardback. Attractively bound in red leather boards lettered and elaborately decorated in gilt on the spine which has five raised bands. There is wear and tear at the join of the spine and lower board. Top edge gilt. Dark green endpapers. Bookplate. The original covers have been bound in at the rear. Some, mainly end-paper, foxing. Pp.xii,408. Colour frontispiece and 12 colour stell engravings. Numerous wood engravings.
Published : Bradbury & Evans, London 1853, First Edition
£50.00

Surtees Robert - Hunts with Jorrocks

Illustrated by G.D. Armour.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has minor edge wear and tear and a smallish superficial damp stain at the foot of the spine. "T.N. Foulis" has been scored through at the foot of the wrapper and replaced with "Peter Davies".A clean copy internally with no ownership inscription and only a little light fore-edge foxing. Pp.vii,189. 25 colour illustrations by G.D. Armour. Text taken from "Handley Cross". A nice copy and not common in wrapper.
Published : T.N. Foulis, London 1924, New Edition
£35.00

Surtees Robert - Mr. Jorrocks' Lectors

Illustrated by G.D. Armour.
A very good copy in a near very good dustwrapper. The dustwrapper has a smallish superficial damp stain at the foot of the spine. The publisher's name has been scored through on the wrapper and replaced with "Peter Davies". A clean copy with no ownership inscription and very little foxing. Pp.vii,145. 25 colour illustrations by G.D. Armour. Text taken from "Handley Cross". A nice copy and uncommon in wrapper.
Published : T. N. Foulis, London 1924, New Edition
£35.00

Sutherland Robert Garioch - Zambesi Camp Fires

Hardback. A just about good copy. There is a trace of a fairly extensive damp stain towards the foot of the boards which does not affect the book internally. Moderate edge foxing but clean internally. 228 pages. Frontispiece and 16 illustrations. Big game hunting in the Zambesi valley in what is now Zimbabwe. The author was an advocate of game reserves to protect Africa's wild life. Photographs available on request.
Published : H. F. & G. Witherby, London 1935, First Edition
£150.00

Theobald Peter and Smith Paul - The Woodpigeon : The Ultimate Quarry

Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A clean copy without ownership inscription or other internal marking. Small red mark (approx. 1cm x 1cm) on top edge of pages. 124 pages. Numerous illustrations including colour.
Published : Ultimate Press, Essex 1996, First Edition
£20.00

Toulmin David - Collected Short Stories

A near fine copy in a similar price-clipped dustwrapper. 334pp. Tales of country life in Buchan.
Published : Gordon Wright, Edinburgh 1992, First Edition
£8.00