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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

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

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

Trow-Smith Robert - A History of British Livestock Husbandry 1700-1900

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt on the spine. In a good dustwrapper which is faded on the spine but leaving the lettering clear. A nice clean copy without ownership inscription, foxing or other internal marking. Pp.xi,351. 24 plates. 5 text figures. Deals "with the evolution of breeds of farm animals and the techniques of animal husbandry in Britain."
Published : Routledge & Kegan Paul, London 1959, First Edition

Veniard John - Fly Dressers' Guide

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt. A little wear to spine ends and board tips. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.[xviii],256,[xii]. 8 full-page colour illustrations drawn by hand. Two full-page colour photographs. Numerous black and white drawings. Various related items loosely laid in including a three page photocopy typescript of a talk or article on the best flies or bait at different times of year.
Published : E. Veniard, Thornton Heath 1952, First Edition

Veniard John - Fly-Dressing Materials

Illustrated by Donald Downs.
A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper which is complete and untorn. Pp.xiii,146. 14 colour plates. Many black and white illustrations.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1977, First Edition

Verney Richard Greville, Lord Willoughby De Broke - Hunting the Fox

Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Hardback. Small 4to. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth with title in gilt on front board and on spine. No inscriptions. Spine slightl;y faded. 6 colour plates including frontispiece. Some uncut pages. 148 pages.
Published : Constable & Co., London 1925, First Edition Thus

Walker Arthur N. - The Holcombe Hunt

Hardback. Large 4to. A very good copy in publisher's red cloth and light green spine with red leather labels titled in gold. Front board slightly wrinkled at top and with a little wear at spine ends. This is the deluxe edition and is No. 202 of 350 copies signed by the author. Many black and white plates including section of map of Lancashire showing Holcombe Hunt and Boundaries. Top edge gilt. 170 pages. Internally a clean tight copy.
Published : Sherratt & Hughes, Manchester 1937, First Edition

Walsh J. H. - The Modern Sportsman's Gun and Rifle; Including Game and Wildfowl Guns, Sporting and Match Rifles, and Revolvers. Vol. I Game and Wildfowl Guns and Vol. II The Sporting Rifle, Match Rifle and Revolver

Hardbacks. A good plus two volume set published in 1882 and 1884 respectively. Green cloth lettered and blocked in gilt. Bevelled edges. Bookplate in Vol. I. Some end-paper foxing to Vol. I but generally a clean set. Vol. I, pp.xvi, 459 + adverts to page 504. Vol. II,pp.xvi,544 + adverts to page 584. Numerous illustrations throughout. The author was editor of "The Field" and wrote under the name "Stonehenge". Photographs available on request.
Published : Horace Cox, London 1884, First Edition

Warburton R.E. Egerton - Hunting Songs

Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Hardback. 4to. A very good copy in publisher's dark green cloth with in gilt on front board and spine. No inscriptions. 8 full page colour tipped-in plates. Some foxing to page ends. 128 pages. A nice bright copy.
Published : Constable & Co. Ltd., London 1925, First Edition

Weller John B. - Farm Buildings Techniques - Design - Profit Volume 1

Hardback. A very good copy in a good dustwrapper which has a little edge wear and tear. Small ownership inscription. Pp.xv,270. 96 photographs. 127 figures. A detailed work on the design and construction of farm buildings.
Published : Crosby Lockwood, London 1965, First Edition

Weller, John B. - Farm Buildings : Structural Techniques and Materials Vol.2 Foundations and Floors

Hardback. A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. A clean copy without foxing or ownership inscription. Pp.vii,190. Many figures, photographs and tables. Described as "a comprehensive and highly practical guide".
Published : Crosby Lockwood & Son, London 1972, First Edition

White Stewart Edward - African Camp Fires

Hardback. A very good copy in green cloth lettered in gilt and with a camp fire decoration on both spine and front board. Top edge gilt. Ownership inscription. 415 pages. 30 illustrations. Map end-papers. Travel and big-game hunting.
Published : Thomas Nelson & Sons, London 1914, First Edition

Willock Colin - The Book of the Wood Pigeon

Illustrated by William Garfit.
Hardback. A near fine copy in a fine dustwrapper. A smallish red mark at the top edge of the pages prevents the book from being fine. Pp.xviii,157. 10 illustrations. 5 charts.
Published : White Lion Books, Cambridge 1995, First Edition

Wilson James - The Rod and the Gun Being Two Treatises on Angling and Shooting

Hardback. A fair copy externally in the original brown cloth lettered and decorated in gilt. There are some tears in the cloth and traces of old sellotape repairs. Good internally. Pp.xii,439 + a 10 page list of books on angling inserted after the angling section of the book. Frontispiece (foxed) and 8 plates. Text illustrations.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh 1840, First Edition

Wright Philip - Old Farm Implements

A very good copy in a very good dustwrapper. Pp.xv,95. 24 plates. 39 drawings in text.
Published : Adam & Charles Black, London 1961, First Edition

Young Andrew - The Natural History and Habits of the Salmon from a Long Series of Experiments and Observations

A fair copy of this rather fragile item in card covers which are chipped at spine ends and with covers coming loose. Ownership stamp of Allan John Jarvis on front fixed end-paper. 48 pages. A little pencil writing in the margins. A scarce item in good condition internally and could be rebound.
Published : Peter Reid & Co, Wick 1848, First Edition