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AUF DER JAGD: EIN SKIZZENBUCH. By Rien Poortvliet.

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Book Description: Verlag Paul Parey. Hamburg & Berlin. (1972) 1972 German edition. Large 4to (221 x 294mm). Pp[240]. Colour and b/w illustrations by the author throughout, pictorial end-papers, preface by Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. Black signature motif to natural coloured linen boards, black titles to spine. Gift inscription to prelims. Good-plus in rather frayed dust-wrapper. A great excuse for Rien Poortvliet to bring together all of his animal paintings, and do lots of new ones! This is the German version of the Dutch original, Jachttekeningen. Text, in as much as there is any, in German. Bookseller Inventory # 33948

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POULTRY: A GUIDE TO MANAGEMENT. By Carol Twinch.

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Book Description: The Crowood Press. Ramsbury, Wiltshire. (1993) 2010 reprint. 8vo paperback (149 x 211mm). Ppvi,122. B/w photographs and line illustrations. Fine new paperback. "Practical, effective advice from an experienced commercial poultry keeper." Chapters include: Breeds; Stock selection; Housing and equipment; Husbandry systems; Management; Feeding; Breeding; Health and disease; The Fancy; Useful addresses. 9781852237554. Bookseller Inventory # 33995

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HUTAN RIMBA: (SAFARIS IN THE MALAYAN JUNGLE). By Charles Shuttleworth.

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Book Description: Malayan Publications. Singapore. 1963 1st edition. Small 8vo (137 x 199mm). Ppxii,167. B/w photograph plates. Yellow boards, black titles to spine. Small dents to edge of boards, clumsily erased owner's name to front free end-paper, but good-plus in used pictorial dust-wrapper. "Safari, .is, in the minds of most people, synonymous with Africa in general and Kenya in particular. .Safaris are almost never connected with other countries, yet it is a fact that they are conducted in India, South America, Cambodia, Thailand and by myself here in Malaya, and adjacent territories. Whilst I do cater for the big cater for the big game hunter, most of my clients are dedicated men of science such as zoologists, botanists, ethnologists, and others like amateur photographers and professional film men." This is a very interesting and varied account which includes the author's experiences as a police reservist in charge of a Jungle Squad fighting Chinese Communists during the Malayn emergency. Bookseller Inventory # 34000

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LOON: THE SPORTING CARTOONS OF ALASDAIR HILLEARY. By Alasdair Hilleary.

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Book Description: Swan Hill Press. Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 1997 1st edition. Landscape 4to (305 x 217mm). Colour cartoons throughout. Dark grey boards. Very good in slightly spine-faded dust-wrapper. Signed by the author. "Loon's" excellent cartoons cover fishing, shooting, stalking and skiing. This copy is inscribed on the title-page, "With best wishes. Loon. 25th September 1997.". Bookseller Inventory # 34005

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TROUT FISHING IN AUSTRALIA. By Don Gilmour.

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Book Description: Rigby Limited. Adelaide, South Australia. 1977 1st edition. 4to (184 x 242mm). Pp165. Colour and b/w photographs. Blue boards, spine titled in white. Good-plus in used, spine-faded dust-wrapper. Angling bookplate of John McKinley to front paste-down. "In Trout Fishing in Australia, Don Gilmour draws on [his] wealth of experience to describe where trout are to be found, how they behave, and, most importantly, how they may be caught. Much of this valuable information is woven into fascinating and often amusing accounts of trout fishing exploits - the lessons learnt from other experienced fishermen, the victories and of course the ones that got away. No technique is singled out as being the one correct method, for Don Gilmour believes that to be an 'angler' one must be able to catch trout with whatever lure is appropriate for the particular condition, whether one is fishing alpine streams, lakes, rivers or coastal estuaries. Thus he presents details enough for the most fastidious fly-fishing purist, as well as descriptions of streamcraft, the arts of spinning with finesse, and the skills and knowledge necessary to meet the challenge of natural bait fishing." Chapters include:- Section one: The Alpine Country - The streams; The highland lakes; The Natural lagoons; Section two: The Hill Country - The headwater streams; The man-made storages; The natural lakes; Section three: The Lowlands - The inland rivers; Coastal lagoons and river mouths; The lowland pondages. Bookseller Inventory # 34002

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Book Description: Charles Scribner's Sons. New York and London. 1925 1st edition. 8vo (152 x 225mm). B/w photograph plates. New red buckram library binding, gilt titles to spine. Tight, modern red buckram binding, some foxing and use internally. Very good in this repaired state. ".Author of "The Minds and Manners of Wild Animals," "Tales From Nature's Wonderlands," "The American Natural History," Etc. "In God's Outdoors the old order of things is passing away, and all things are becoming new. Is it for better or for worse? Really, if you but stop and think about it, you will find that the extent and thoroughness with which the once lovely face of Nature now is being scarified and disfigured by the hand of Man, is amazing or worse. .We who are responsible for this volume feel that there are a certain number of old-fashioned nature-lovers who will care to have these wild-animal records of yesterday, and also of to-day, in form for the library shelf. It will not be many years more ere the most beautiful haunts of Nature are ripped open by improvements, scarified by roads and toursit camps, and everywhere infested by rushing automobiles. .I fear that even 10 years from now there will not remain enough wild animals in the outdoors to salt their pallid flavour, or to interest our pleasure-mad young people. And so, on the production of this volume of sketches we take a sporting chance. The most and best of the abundant wild life of yesterday IS GONE! Much of it you will never see nor hear again, save in song and story, and in other books like this, printed in memorian. .You will [though] see a small amount of it in the beautiful habitat groups of mammals and birds of our museums; and, believe me, all the museum people now are hustling hard to make them while the making is even yet fairly good. Honestly, I am glad that I will not be alive to see the tattered remnants of 'picturesque America' as they will appear fifty years from today." Largely about America, there is a great deal of material of other material, particularly Africa. Another dispiriting but essential read describing the destruction of the environment which provides a point of comparison with the state of things today. Much of the material in this book first appeared in a number of American periodicals. Bookseller Inventory # 33957

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FOREIGNERS: A NOVEL. By Leo Walmsley. Penguin Books No. 451.

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Book Description: Penguin Books. Harmondsworth, Middlesex. (1935) 1948 Penguin paperback reprint. Small 8vo paperback (110 x 180mm). Pp219,v[ads]. Unillustrated. Much used, usual browning. Horrible paperback reading copy. ".a first novel about fisher people on the north-east coast." Reviewed favourably by J.B. Priestly (The Evening Standard), Miss Rebecca West (Daily Telegraph) and Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch, so it must be quite good. Bookseller Inventory # 33918

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JUNGLE JOHN: A BOOK OF THE BIG-GAME JUNGLES. By John Budden.

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Book Description: Longmans, Green & Co. London. 1927 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 200mm). Ppxii,304. B/w illustrations by Major-General H.J.P. Browne. Pictorial light blue boards, blue titles to spine. Slight use, slightly foxed internally and to edges. Good copy, lacks dust-wrapper. ".Illustrated by Major-General H.J.P. Browne, C.B." "John is the son of a Forest Officer in India, and this book contains the stories of his adventures in the jungle with his father and old Damroo, and Moti, the little girl. Here is much of hunting and jungle-lore and the ways of the beasts that inhabit the Indian wild, written by one knowledgeable enthusiast and set in drawings by another." "It would be hard to find any book which is more likely to be certain of a welcome by a boy than Jungle John by John Budden. Of course, young John has all sorts of adventures of just the right kind to make appeal to young readers, but at the same time there is an undercurrent of most useful, interesting and practical natural history running through the book." (The Field). Bookseller Inventory # 33955

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THREE FEVERS. By Leo Walmsley.

Walmsley (Leo).
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Book Description: Collins. London. 1946 1st edition. 8vo (127 x 191mm). Pp255. Unillustrated. Blue boards. Head of spine slightly faded, spine slightly cocked, owner's name and bookplate. Good copy in chipped, slightly spine-tanned dust-wrapper. Tales of Walmsley's youth in "Bramblewick" - Robin Hood's Bay. "A story of the North-East coast inshore fishermen who fight the elements daily to wrest their catches from the reluctant sea - in gales, sea-fog, snow-squalls and sudden summer storms. Nettings that can fetch a king's ransome - failures that can cause a family hunger for weeks.". Bookseller Inventory # 33921

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FIELD SPORTS IN INDIA: 1800-1947. By Major General J.G. Elliott.

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Book Description: Gentry Books. London. 1973 1st edition. Large 8vo (158 x 254mm). Pp223. B/w photograph plates, illustrations, pictorial end-papers. Gilt boar motif to red boards. Slight use but very good in slightly spine-faded dust-wrapper. "With two chapters on pigsticking by Brigadier C.R.Templer and a foreword by Wilson Stephens". An interesting account of the leisure pursuits of British administrators and military men in colonial India. Elephants, tigers, panthers and man-eaters, bufalo, bison, sheep and goats, mahseer, trout, snipe, geese, duck, partridges, pheasants and a lot else besides. Bookseller Inventory # 33936

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Book Description: Privately published by the author. (Nitro Express Safaris). Phoenix, Arizona. (2000) 2000 1st trade edition. 4to (222 x 285mm). Ppxvi,295. Colour photographs throughout. Pictorial laminated boards. Bump to bottom edge else very good in slightly torn dust-wrapper. Signed by the author. The DVD looks to be in good condition though we have not tested it. "Hunting dangerous game is the last great adventure for men who would be men. No other pursuit levels the playing field like facing a wounded Cape buffalo in thick cover. Sullivan seeks out such trials, intentionally placing his life in danger to grant his horned adversary the choice to die in battle, in full charge. Sullivan goads huge bull hippo to charge by hunting solitary old bulls away from any river sanctuary. He intentionally hunts these old warriors knowing they will charge instantly when confronted. There are lion charges and leopard hunts to thrill even the most jaded African hand. Such hunting methods are certainly controversial and not for everyone, but Sullivan knows that deep down, every hunter who goes to Africa secretly wants to test his mettle against charging lion, huge male leopard, wounded Cape buffalo and the deadliest of them all, rogue bull hippo on dry land." A coffee table type book packed with photographs and some good hunting stories. Bookseller Inventory # 33961

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PHANTOM LOBSTER. By Leo Walmsley. Penguin Books No. 452.

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Book Description: Penguin Books. Harmondsworth, Middlesex. (1933) 1948 Penguin paperback reprint. Small 8vo paperback (108 x 179mm). Pp221,iv[ads]. Unillustrated. Much used, usual browning. Horrible paperback reading copy. Tales of Walmsley's youth in "Bramblewick" - Robin Hood's Bay. "This book is the record of an actual experience. 'Bramblewick,' as Marney Lunn would say, is a 'real spot'; and Marney himself, and the Fosdycks, are 'real folks'. I had, however, used the same 'spot' and the same 'folks' in my novel Three Fevers, and the names I had invented for them had stuck so hard in my mind that it was hard in this book - which is not a novel - to change them back. Bramblewick therefore stays Bramblewick, and Marney stays Marney: and to be consistent I have invented names for the new 'folks' who appear. There is no secret about Bramblewick. Its latitude and longitude are roughly, 54.28.40. North. 0.34.10. West.". Bookseller Inventory # 33917

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Book Description: Pavilion Books. London. 1991 1st edition. Oblong 4to (263 x 200mm). Pp96. Colour paintings & b/w illustrations throughout, pictorial end-papers. Grey boards, spine titled in gilt. Very good in dust-wrapper. Telegraph magazine article about Keith Bowen laid in. Artist, Keith Bowen, records a year in the life of a Snowdon Shepherd. Dozens of pastels and line drawings depict all the landmarks of the sheep-farming year, with a knowledgeable commentary by the author who has lived amongst the farmers and worked with them. Keith Bowen's commentary includes much sheep farming lore and a great deal of interest on the practicalities and traditions of this way of life. Bookseller Inventory # 33998

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THE FISHING DIARY 1809 - 1819 OF THE REV. RICHARD DURNFORD, OF CHILBOLTON, HAMPSHIRE.

Durnford (Richard), [Editor - Nicholl (Henry)].
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Book Description: Warren & Son and Simpkin & Co. Winchester & London. 1911 1st edition. 8vo (150 x 230mm). Ppxii,112. Frontispiece portrait, colour plate, b/w photograph and illustration. Edited by Henry Nicoll. Binding B: Grey-green cloth, upper board and spine titled in black. Tear to cloth at base of upper board and spine. Lower board slightly discoloured. Internally near fine with most pages unopened. The cloth is entitled "The diary of a Test fisherman 1809 to 1819". Bookseller Inventory # 34010

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FALLODON PAPERS. By Viscount Grey of Fallodon K.G. Woodcuts by Robert Gibbings.

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Book Description: Constable & Co. London. 1926 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 224mm). Ppviii,179. B/w woodcuts by Robert Gibbings, top edge gilt. Black cloth, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Cloth stained else good-plus in chipped and torn, but rather scarce, dust-wrapper. * Collection of essays and public addresses by Viscount Grey. The Fly-Fisherman was written for inclusion in this book, the remainder having been published previously. The Pleasure of Reading; Pleasure in Nature; Recreation; Some Thoughts on Public Life; Waterfowl at Fallodon; The Fly-Fisherman; Wordsworth's "Prelude". * The dust-wrapper of the 1926 first UK edition is particularly delicate and not often found. The dust-wrapper on this copy, though rather chipped and worn, is now protected in a removable plastic sleeve. Bookseller Inventory # 33958

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ON SAFARI. By Theodore J. Waldeck. Illustrated by Kurt Wiese.

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Book Description: George G. Harrap & Co. London. 1946 1st edition. 8vo (143 x 222mm). Pp160. Monochrome drawings by Kurt Wiese, pictorial end-papers. Gilt antelope motif to red cloth. Cloth used and faded but internally clean, good. Lacks dust-wrapper. "Dar-es-Salaam was simply a collection of buildings on the flat African coast. .There was nothing in the town really worth seeing. It was only a place from which to start the trek into the interior." The author accompanies the Duke of Mecklenburg on safari in the years before the Great War and recounts their experiences in clipped, novel-like prose. "Book Production War Economy Standard. This book is produced in complete conformity with the authorized economy standards.". Bookseller Inventory # 33940

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SPORT ON THE PAMIRS AND TURKISTAN STEPPES. By Major C.S. Cumberland. With Frontispiece and Map.

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Book Description: Publisher unknown. NP. (1895) undated facsimile reprint. 8vo (145 x 212mm). Ppx,278,map,ii[ads],32[ads]. B/w photograph frontispiece, folding map by Captain Bower of the Indian Intelligence Department. Gilt ram, Ovis ammon, motif to maroon cloth. Very good copy. Lacks dust-wrapper. Originally published by William Blackwood and Sons, Edinburgh and London, 1895. "In the year 1889 I carried out a long-projected expedition from India via Kashmir, Chinese Turkistan, the Pamirs, and Asia Minor, and shortly after my return published a rather full journal in 'Land and Water'. At that time very little was known of these regions, and still less interest taken in them, .Since then, however, the Russian claims and expeditions to our frontiers beyond Gilghit have brought these parts into notice, and other writers have awakened interest in them. As I have covered a greater extent of country than that described by some more recent ravellers, and, having frequently left the main caravan routes, have crossed passes and hunted over mountains which do not come in the way of an ordinary journey, I hope [that] my offering these pages somewhat late in the day will be excused. .The mapping was done by my companion, Captain Bower of the Indian Intelligence Department, who has since distinguished himself further in that line." The area covered is bounded by Kashmir, North Eastern Afghanistan, Tajikistan and Xinjiang. Or, in Cumberland's terms, Afghan Turkistan, Russian Turkistan and Chinese Turkistan. Quite a bit of big game hunting, with lots of observations on the peoples and places and the political situation. Taken directly from Major Cumberland's journals. Lots of fascinating reading. Bookseller Inventory # 33985

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DRY-FLY FISHING: THEORY AND PRACTICE. By F.M. Halford. With 26 plates.

Halford (Frederic M.).
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Book Description: Barry Shurlock. Reading, Berkshire. (1889) 1973 limited edition. 8vo (160 x 242mm). Ppxii,288. Twenty-six colour plates, b/w illustrations, top edge gilt. Black cloth, spine titled in gilt. Pictorial slipcase. Edition limited to 100 copies. Very good copy in original, though creased and chipped, glassine dust-wrapper and slightly bumped slipcase. Number 11 of 100 copies. A new edition of this Halford classic that contains a new six page introduction by David Jacques. This is a copy of the de luxe issue that was limited to only 100 numbered copies. Bookseller Inventory # 33996

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ANTLERS: THE ANTLERED ANIMALS OF EUROPE AND NORTH AMERICA. By Erwin A. Bauer.

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Book Description: Swan Hill Press. Shrewsbury, Shropshire. 1995 1st UK edition. 4to (225 x 287mm). Pp160. Colour photographs, maps, bibliography. Brown boards, spine titled in gilt. Slight use but very good in like dust-wrapper. Published in America under the title "Antlers: Nature's Majestic Crown." This is the UK edition, published in the same year. The first 40 pages are an essay on antlers with the title "Antlers: Nature's Majestic Crown," while rest of the book consists of chapters about the antlered der of North America, with just one chapter (12pp) on the deer of Europe. Bookseller Inventory # 33946

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RIVERS OF ICELAND. By Major-General R.N. Stewart.

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Book Description: Iceland Tourist Board. Reykjavic. 1950 1st edition. Small 8vo (124 x 190mm). Pp200. B/w photograph plates. Original loose single leaf map pasted to front free end-paper. Brick red cloth. Ex library, usual stamps, large decorative bookplate. The loose leaf map originally laid in by the publisher has been pasted neatly to the front free end-paper and the verso used for library stamps. The map itself has not been damaged by this. Good working copy, lacks dust-wrapper. "The literature on Icelandic rivers is scarce. As Iceland is so well worth visiting it seems but just that a written description .should be made available. .In selecting the rivers to be included in the book, I have taken what I consider to be a fair average sample of the variety available; in all but one of them I had very good fishing. Perhaps it would have been fairer to have included one or two of the others where the results were not so fortunate. I have fished seventeen rivers in Iceland and have seen or, know by repute, many more. No river of the largest class has been included, partly because very large rivers are often dull water to fish, and partly because they seldom have individuality, no matter through what country they flow. .I have included a short and incomplete chapter of odd notes on a few of the birds seen by the rivers. The subject of the birds of Iceland requires a volume to itself .The object .is merely to whet the appetite of the angling naturalist." Chapters include: First visit to Iceland; The farms you stay in; Incidents of travel to rivers of Iceland; The Straumfjardara; The Vididalsa; The Vatnsdalsa; Laxa at Blonduos; Laxa at Birtingaholt; The burns of Iceland; The lakes of Iceland; Salmon lies; Char in Iceland; Icelandic anglers; Icelandic gillies; Tackle for Iceland; Icelandic weather; On taking a river in Iceland; Birds of the rivers; Some odd notes; The changing Iceland scene.". Bookseller Inventory # 33802

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Book Description: George Routledge & Sons. London. (1897) ND (1905) 2nd edition. Small 8vo (135 x 190mm). Ppxii,204 + 2pp ads. B/w engravings, illustrations. Green decorative cloth printed brown & yellow. * Some browning and use. Good-plus. Volume III of "The Angler's Library", edited by Sir Herbert Maxwell and F.G.Aflalo. This Routledge's Country Books series edition omits the two full-page plates (of pike and perch) that were in the first edition. * This copy is the second issue of the 1905 edition: Green cloth not embossed but printed in brown and yellow, top edge not gilded, two pages of advertisements at rear. Some copies of this issue omit the introduction and contents pages. They are included in this copy. Bookseller Inventory # 33983

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AN ILLUSTRATED TREATISE ON THE ART OF SHOOTING. By Charles Lancaster, Gun, Rifle and Pistol Manufacturer.

Thorn (H.A.A.). "Charles Lancaster".
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Book Description: Charles Lancaster & Co. London. (1889) 1924 8th edition. 8vo (145 x 223mm). Pp,192, + 14pp ads. B/w illustrations. Blue boards, upper board and spine titled in black. Cloth slightly soiled and some foxing but good-plus. A perennially popular self-instructor which has run to many editions. Many good full-page illustrations demonstrating points discussed in the text. This book is ".still regarded .as the finest work on the art of shooting. The author of the book was H.A.A.Thorn who purchased Charles Lancaster's business, including the right to his name, in 1878. Thorn was the first man to claim that he could see shot in the air." Fred Buller 1985. Bookseller Inventory # 34004

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THE WORM FORGIVES THE PLOUGH. By John Stewart Collis.

Collis (John Stewart). (1900-1984).
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Book Description: Vintage Books. London. (1946,1947) 2009 combined edition reprint. Small 8vo paperback (130 x 197mm). Ppxviii,273. Not illustrated. Owner's name. Used but solidly intact second-hand paperback. "During the Second World War, John Stewart Collis left his comfortable life as an academic to work on the land for the war effort. His account of this time perfectly captures the city-dweller's naivety and wonder both at the workings of nature and the toughness of life on a farm. Collis's thoughtful curiosity leads him to explore a broad variety of subjects - from humorous sketches of the characters he works alongside to beautifully written pieces such as 'Contemplation upon Ants', 'The Mystery of Clouds', 'Colloquy on the Rick' and celebrations of the earthworm, pea and potato." This is a combined edition of 'While Following the Plough' (1946) and 'Down to Earth' (1947). The two books were first published together as 'The Worm Forgives the Plough' in 1973. This 2009 paperback edition has a new introduction by Robert Macfarlane. Bookseller Inventory # 33965

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THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF JUNGLE JOHN. By John Budden.

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Book Description: Longmans, Green and Co. London. 1929 1st edition. 8vo (144 x 201mm). Ppxii,226. B/w illustrations by Major-General H.J.P. Browne. Pictorial yellow boards, black titles to spine. Slight stains to cloth, slight foxing to edges. Good copy, lacks dust-wrapper. ".Illustrated by Major-General H.J.P. Browne, C.B." This is the second instalment in the story of Jungle John and his sidekicks, the girl Moti and Old Damroo, first published in 1927. "It would be hard to find any book which is more likely to be certain of a welcome by a boy than Jungle John by John Budden. Of course, young John has all sorts of adventures of just the right kind to make appeal to young readers, but at the same time there is an undercurrent of most useful, interesting and practical natural history running through the book." (The Field). Bookseller Inventory # 33956

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SALMON & TROUT FISHING UP TO DATE. By "Jock Scott".

Scott (Jock). "Jock Scott" - Pen-name of Donald G. Ferris Rudd.
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Book Description: Seeley, Service & Co. London. 1960 1st edition. 8vo (142 x 221mm). Pp236. B/w photograph plates, illustrations. Blue-green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Very good in slightly rubbed dust-wrapper. ".[the author] tells the story of fifty years of active and profitable fishing, not only in Scottish rivers and lochs, but in South County rivers and lakes as well. As he puts it in his opening chapter, his purpose is to set out his simplified techniques, devoid of all frills, which he knows from personal experience will kill fish both by fly fishing and spinning. He feels that the busy man today wants to know the basic points for success so that he may fish with confidence, secure in the knowledge that he is not wasting precious time by using unsuitable methods. Many people today have neither the time for theory nor the opportunity for experiment and the necessity for making the most of the limited fishing occasions is paramount for most of us. Here then is everything that an angler must know whether he is to fish for trout or salmon with fly or minnow or prawn.". Bookseller Inventory # 34011

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FOXING WITH THE EXPERTS. By Peter Carr.

Carr (Peter).
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Book Description: Blaze Publishing. Leamington Spa, Warks. 2014 1st edition. Large 4to (213 x 302mm). Pp212. Colour photographs throughout. Laminated boards. Mint new copy. "Once solely the pursuit of gamekeepers and shepherds; fox control has developed into a sport in its own right, increasingly referred to as ævarmintingÆ. More than 25,000 foxes are taken annually in the UK, which is of enormous benefit to our wildlife and the economy. Foxing with the Experts will allow you to expand your knowledge and inspire you to spend more time in pursuit of the fox, and help keep this pest speciesÆ population to an acceptable level. All todayÆs top writers in this specialised branch of rifle shooting have shared their tips and tricks to put more foxes into the bag in the pages of this book. Foxing legends such as Mike Powell, Robert Bucknell, Howard Heywood and the Warrener reveal all. But itÆs not just about top tips, best practice and the quickest way to bring Charlie to book. Pete Carr has selected a number of the successes and failures that best illustrate the craft û some of the bestfoxing scribes' most popular stories are included here in one complete volume." Chapters include: Foxing rifles; Optics and moderators; Foxing calibres; Mike Powell; Robert Bucknell; Howard Heywood; Mark Nicholson; Gary Green; Andy Malcolm; Andy Lovel; Byron Pace. Bookseller Inventory # 33808

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Book Description: Charles Scribner's Sons. New York. 1914 1st edition. 8vo (153 x 224mm). Ppviii,218. Not illustrated, top edge gilt, title-page printed in green and black. Green cloth, gilt motif to upper board, spine titled in gilt. One inch square chip to cloth at base of spine else clean copy. The first edition of one of the most important American flyfishing books. No ISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 34012

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THE NEW WILDFOWLER IN THE 1970'S. Edited by Noel M. Sedgwick, Peter Whitaker and Jeffery Harrison.

Sedgwick (Noel M.), Whitaker (Peter) & Harrison (Jeffery). Editors.
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Book Description: Herbert Jenkins. London. 1970 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (154 x 238mm). Pp350. Colour plates by Peter Scott, colour & b/w photographs, illustrations, end-paper maps, bibliography. Green boards, gilt titles to spine. Cloth very stained, boards bowed, pages slightly cockled, smells musty. Reading copy only in complete dust-wrapper. ".Foreword by H.R.H. The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T. Introduction by the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mansfield. Preface by Peter Scott, C.B.E." This is a heavily revised and extended new edition of the original The New Wildfowler, first published in 1961. A comprehensive handbook with sections on wildfowl identification, legislation, guns and equipment, food and migrations, rearing and ringing, reserves and conservation, cookery and taxidermy, and famous wildfowlers of the past. Bookseller Inventory # 34006

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THE LOW-VELD: ITS WILD LIFE AND ITS PEOPLE. By Lieut.-Col. J. Stevenson-Hamilton.

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Book Description: Cassell and Company. London. (1929) 2nd edition (1st cheap edition). Ppxiv,288. B/w photograph plates, end-paper map. Foreword by Jan Christiaan Smuts. Green cloth, gilt titles to brown spine-label. Snag to head of spine, some staining ot cloth. Good reading copy, lacks dust-wrapper. "Colonel Stevenson-Hamilton has asked me to write a short Foreword for his book on the Transvaal Low-Veld, and I consider it a privilege to comply with his request. He has identified himself with that corner of South Africa as no other man has done. For twenty-six years now he has been in charge of it, and his efforts on behalf of it fauna have resulted in the statutory establishment of the Kruger National Park, which will ever remain a monument to him personally. No one can speak of that area with greater authority or more intimate knowledge." Lieut.-Gen. the Right Hon. Jan Christiaan Smuts, P.C., K.C. in his Foreword. "The Low-Veld has never yet found a chronicler. The writer, therefore, in virtue of twenty-six years spent in administering its natives and in caring for its wild life, has ventured to essay the task of describing this subtly attractive region, which in the near future is likely to become a popular resort for tourists and holiday-makers, both from South Africa and from overseas." Contents include: Part I, Natural Features: General characteristics of the Low-Veld; Geological features; Vegetation; vegetation (continued). Part II, Animal Life: Mammals; Mammals (continued); Birds; reptiles, fishes, etc.; Insects and others. Part III, Man: History; History (continued); Natives; Natives (continued); Natives (continued); Conclusion. An appendix lists the species of flora and fauna noted in the region up to the time of publication. Bookseller Inventory # 33953

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THE TECHNIQUE OF FRESH WATER FISHING AND TACKLE TINKERING. Written and illustrated by W.E. Davies.

Davies (William Ernest).
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Book Description: Andrew George Elliot. Kingswood, Surrey. 1952 1st edition. Small 8vo (130 x 190mm). Pp189 + iii pp ads. B/w photographs & illustrations by the author. Light blue boards, spine titled in black. Spine slightly faded but good-plus. Lacks dust-wrapper. General information on coarse and game fishing with a little on fly-tying and tackle making. Chapters include:- Introduction and etiquette; Rods, reels, lines and knots; Hooks, casts, floats, nets and other gear; Baits: natural and artificial; Locating a roach swim; Pike and perch; Barbel, carp, grayling, dace, tench, rudd, eel and bait fishing; The trout fisher in spring; Migratory trout; The king of freshwater game fish; Introduction to fly dressing; Tackle tinkering. Includes a four-page description of the basics of net-making which makes complete sense. Bookseller Inventory # 33967

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