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AGAINST HUNTING. Edited by Patrick Moore. With a foreword by The Bishop of Birmingham.

Moore (Patrick). Editor.

Published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. London.

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Item Description: Victor Gollancz Ltd. London. 1965 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 220mm). Pp159. Not illustrated. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Ex-library copy in dust-wrapper. New end-papers. Usual faults. Good only. A collection of articles by many different authors putting forward their arguments against hunting, mostly hunting with hounds. Articles include:- Hunting: Past and present by Arnold Monk-Jones; Fox-hunting by Robert Churchward; Fox control by George Henderson; Children and hunting by Gwendolen Barter; Fox-hunting and the R.S.P.C.A. by Patrick Moore; Stag-hunting by Lionel Mantle; Otter-hunting by R.F. Rowley; The badger by Monica Hutchings; Beagling by I. Henderson; Hunting and the law by Howard Johnson; Christain faith and the moral aspect of hunting by The Ven. Edward Carpenter; The 1949 Committee on Cruelty to Wild Animals by M.C.C. Chapman; Hunting: The future by Anthony Greenwood, M.P. Also includes an appendix on coursing by Edward Whitley. "An interesting collection of essays by leading antis. Important reading for all hunting activists." (David Grayling). Bookseller Inventory # 33861

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THE BEEKAY GUIDE TO CARP WATERS.

Maddocks (Kevin) & Mohan (Peter). Compilers.

Published by Beekay Publishers. Henlow, Bedfordshire.

ISBN 10: 0947674071 ISBN 13: 9780947674076

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Item Description: Beekay Publishers. Henlow, Bedfordshire. 1986 1st edition. 8vo paperback (131 x 201mm). Pp219. B/w photographs, maps. Some use but solidly intact second-hand paperback. "At last a list of many of the country's carp waters in this Beekay Guide! More than 250 venues are listed in detail, all of which can be fished by almost anyone, as most are club and day ticket waters. .County by county in alphabetical order for both, with some illustrations and some 'how to find' maps.". Bookseller Inventory # 33912

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SEA FISHING. By Clive Gammon.

Gammon (Clive).

Published by Paul Hamlyn. London.

ISBN 10: 0600001113 ISBN 13: 9780600001119

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Item Description: Paul Hamlyn. London. (1969) 1970's reprint. Small 8vo paperback (110 x 179mm). Pp160. Colour illustrations by Peter Morter throughout. Front cover slightly marked, owner's bookplate to inside front cover else solidly intact second-hand paperback. "This fascinating introduction to sea angling with rod and line deals chiefly with the coasts of the British Isles, though fishing in more distant waters is mentioned." Chapters include: Pier fishing; Fish of the sandbanks; Inshore fishing; Estuary fishing; Atlantic storm beaches; Steep shingle beaches; Fishing from rock platforms; Deep-sea fishing - pinnacle rock; Deep-sea fishing - broken ground; Deep-sea fishing - clean and mixed ground; The rays; Small fry; Big-game fishing; Broadbill swordfish - Portuguese style; Caribbean gamefish; Fishing in the Mediterranean; Reels, rods and lines. Bookseller Inventory # 33924

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THE CVA MUZZLELOADING HUNTER'S HANDBOOK. By J. Wayne Fears.

Fears (J. Wayne).

Published by Connecticut Valley Arms. Norcross, Georgia.

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Item Description: Connecticut Valley Arms. Norcross, Georgia. 1980 1st edition. Ppvii,104,ad. B/w photographs and illustrations. Spine bumped, some use but solidly intact second-hand hand paperback. "We have tried to keep the material in this handbook simple and easy to understand. We will take you from the very first steps of selecting and properly using your muzzleloading rifle through the various hunting techniques for whitetail deer to getting the venison home. Also, we will show you how you can enjoy your rifle during the off-season. .J.Wayne Fears and the fine people who bring you CVA muzzleloading rifles." Foundation - black powder, the projectile, patches and lubricant, caps of flints, how it works, how to load; Hunting preparation - rifle selection, range work, oil and water, friend and foe, accessories, safety tips; Whitetail deer hunting - 56 pages, including meat care and making jerky; Other muzzleloading rifle hunts - off-season hunting for predators, woodchuck, exotic game. Bookseller Inventory # 33901

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TO CATCH THE MOON FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA: A MEMOIR. By Peter McEwan.

McEwan (Peter).

Published by Glengarden Press. Ballater, Aberdeenshire.

ISBN 10: 0954755235 ISBN 13: 9780954755232

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Item Description: Glengarden Press. Ballater, Aberdeenshire. 2009 1st edition. 8vo (150 x 228mm). Ppx,234. Colour and b/w photographs. Dark blue cloth, spine titled in gilt. Fine in dust-wrapper. Signed by the author. Corrigenda slip tipped in. "Starting out married life looking after Large Whites and Wessex Saddlebacks near Loch Ness in Scotland, he tried refining Shetland ponies' urine for use in cosmetics. The latter sideline proved as unfruitful as his attempts to establish whether the ivy-clad lodge occupied by the McEwan family was haunted by a tormented former owner. The unexplained sightings have passed into the annals of the paranormal, captured on film by the BBC. In the late 1950s, McEwan abandoned the Highlands and took academic posts in Norther and Southern Rhodesia (now Zambia and Zimbabwe), followed by New York State and Harvard. His observations of American life and political correctness continue to carry resonance. An original thinker, it is as an academic that McEwan has made his mark, pioneering understandings between the sciences. His work has influenced generations of social scientists. While at Harvard he founded the multi-disciplinary International Journal of Social Science, a professional and commercial success in academic publishing, acknowledged as the pre-eminent journal of its kind in the world. He later helped establish the Centre for Social Research at the fledgling University of Sussex - a task requiring equal measures of tact, diplomacy and patience. McEwan has made waves outside academia too. The McEwan Gallery art dealership, established with his wife Dorothy 47 years ago, specialising in fine 19th and 20th century art, discovered half of a lost Thomas Gainsborough double portrait - only to have their claim dismissed by the art establishment. The couple were later vindicated when the missing part of the painting was identified and the halves reunited. Beyond McEwan's career, however, is his humanity. 'I have always found it easier to recall the good things than remember the bad, to recollect happy events and good people rather than remember the disappointments and the disagreeable,' he says.". Bookseller Inventory # 33801

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SEA FISHING FOR BEGINNERS. By Maurice Wiggin. Drawings by W.J. Pezare.

Wiggin (Maurice Samuel). (1912-1986).

Published by John Baker. London.

ISBN 10: 0212983725 ISBN 13: 9780212983728

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Item Description: John Baker. London. 1970 1st edition. Small 8vo (119 x 197mm). Pp136. B/w illustrations by W.J. Pezare. Gilt fish motif to green cloth. Ex library, usual faults, p19 torn with the loss of part of the bottom line. Good working copy in like dust-wrapper. "Now in this new book Maurice Wiggin sets out the basic techniques of fishing from the shore, fishing from boats and rocks, .pier and jetty, and finally the thrills and rewards of estuary fishing. .written with admirable clarity and good humour. He communicates very vividly and zestfully his own delight in this 'robust and open-hearted pursuit'. At one and the same time he tells the complete beginner how to go about it, and fires him with enthusiasm to be started. Few textbooks are at once highly practical and informative and also vivacious, amusing and readable in their own right. But this is one that certainly is.". Bookseller Inventory # 33886

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BOOK COLLECTING: A GUIDE TO ANTIQUARIAN AND SECONDHAND BOOKS. By Stephen Miller.

Miller (Stephen).

Published by Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association. Royston, Hertfordshire.

ISBN 10: 0952412217 ISBN 13: 9780952412212

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Item Description: Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association. Royston, Hertfordshire. 1994 1st edition. 8vo (152 x 216mm). Ppx,190. B/w illustrations, adverts, brief bibliography. Pictorial laminated boards. Slight fading to spine but a very good copy. "This is a book about books, secondhand and antiquarian. It is written for the person who probably already takes an interest in old books, as reader or collector, or perhaps an embryo dealer, and who wants to know more about them. The basics of the book are explained, as well as the jargon of the trade. Guidance is given on how to set about appraising books, on values and valuations, and on such questions as why one copy of a work should be worth more, or less, than another." Chapters include:- Printing to 1800; Paper; The printed sheet; Imposition; Signatures; The preliminary leaves; The title-page; Collation and description; Edition, impression, state and issue; First edition, limited edition and proof copy; Binding the book; Leather bindings; Cloth bindings; The dust-jacket; Signatures, inscriptions and annotations; Book illustration; Condition, conservation and repair; Bibliographies; Values; Auctions; Book fairs; Catalogues; Collecting books. Bookseller Inventory # 33856

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FOOT AND MOUTH: HEART AND SOUL. A COLLECTION OF PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF THE FOOT AND MOUTH OUTBREAK IN CUMBRIA IN 2001.

Graham (Caz). Editor and compiler.

Published by Small Sister. Carlisle, Cumbria.

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Item Description: Small Sister. Carlisle, Cumbria. 2001 1st edition. 8vo paperback (146 x 208mm). Pp208. B/w photographs and illustrations. Slight shelf-wear but a fine unread copy. "Everyone in Cumbria has their own foot and mouth story. This is a collection of fifty of those stories, intensely personal, but also universal. School children, slaughter men, hoteliers, farmers, vets, vicars and many others all recount in their own words how foot and mouth turned life upside down. This is the story of Cumbria in 2001. Including contributions from Brigadier Alex Birtwistle, Chris Bonnington, Les Armstrong, Cumbria Crisis Alliance, Hunter Davies, David Maclean and many other people you will never have heard of but who might live in your village, drink in your pub, or have shared your thoughts, feelings and experiences during this foot and mouth crisis." Published by Small Sister by for BBC Radio Cumbria. 0954154703. Bookseller Inventory # 33848

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TALES OF THE OLD GAMEKEEPERS. By Brian P. Martin.

Martin (Brian P.).

Published by David & Charles. Newton Abbot, Devon.

ISBN 10: 0715392328 ISBN 13: 9780715392324

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Item Description: David & Charles. Newton Abbot, Devon. (1989) later reprint. Large 4to (197 x 267mm). Pp189,ads. Colour illustrations by Philip Murphy, frontispiece by Will Garfit, b/w photographs. Green boards. Boards and pages water stained. Reading copy in clean dust-wrapper. Signed by the author. Estate life in the twentieth and late nineteenth centuries seen through the eyes of gamekeepers and shoot staff. Many interesting old photographs and illustrations. A first-rate read. Bookseller Inventory # 33908

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STALKING SKETCHES: AMHUINNSUIDHE IN THE 1880s (AND A FEW MORE). By Henry Hope Crealock.

Crealock (Henry Hope).

Published by David A.H. Grayling. Shap, Westmorland.

ISBN 10: 090683905X ISBN 13: 9780906839058

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Item Description: David A.H. Grayling. Shap, Westmorland. 2009 1st edition. Landscape 4to (302 x 217mm). Ppiv,84. B/w photographs, colour and b/w sketches. Maroon boards, upper board and spine titled in gilt with gilt stag motif to upper board. Edition limited to 300 copies. Fine in dust-wrapper. Colonel Henry Hope Crealock was an officer in the Cameronians who seems to have been an artist who did a bit of soldiering on the side. Three portfolios of his work were published in his lifetime. This collection is of previously unpublished sketches, illustrating a deer stalking trip he took in 1884 as a guest at Amhuinnsuidhe Castle. The book consists of "46 ink sketches and coloured plates, with the artist's notes and comments, some of them very amusing. Introduction by the late the Honourable Ronald Eden. .Most of the sketches were produced on the back of Amhuinnsuidhe notepaper while [Crealock] was staying as a guest of the owner of the time - Sir Edward Scott, a London banker. This is the first time a Crealock sporting title has been produced with coloured plates of his sketches. It is a wonderful insight into the sporting life of the time". This edition was limited to only 276 copies (with a further 24 bound in leather) and it quickly sold out. Bookseller Inventory # 33894

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THE SEALYHAM TERRIER: WITH SIX CHAPTERS ON BREEDING AND EIGHT ON SPORT. By Captain Jocelyn Lucas, M.C. "The Lad".

Lucas (Captain Jocelyn M.).

Published by T.H. Crumbie, Ltd. Leicester.

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Item Description: T.H. Crumbie, Ltd. Leicester. ND (1922) 1st edition. Small 8vo (126 x 191mm). Pp112. B/w photographs, advertisements. Pictorial blue cloth. Spine badly shaken, used, newspaper clipping and owner's label to front end-papers. Reading copy only. Michael Lyne's copy*. "A Sportsman's Book. .The first book ever written on the breed. A feature of the book are the eight chapters on sport with the terriers - badger digging, badger hunting by night, otter hunting, rabbiting, ratting, stoat hunting, "squirling," etc., etc. There are 84 illustrations in all, including champions of other days, as well as many noted dogs whose names figure largely in modern pedigrees, a feature of great value to breeders. The sporting side is exceptionally well illustrated. A book that every healthy boy adores. .A limited number only available." From the advertisement in the rear of The New Book of the Sealyham, also by Captain Lucas. * This copy bears the signature of sporting artist Michael Lyne. Bookseller Inventory # 33896

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CHUB & DACE. By John Bailey & Roger Miller.

Bailey (John) & Miller (Roger).

Published by The Crowood Press. Ramsbury, Marlborough.

ISBN 10: 1852232439 ISBN 13: 9781852232436

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Item Description: The Crowood Press. Ramsbury, Marlborough. 1990 1st edition. Large 8vo (169 x 240mm). Pp160. Colour & b/w photographs, illustrations. Good-plus in like dust-wrapper. "John Bailey, Roger Miller and six other top anglers have combined to produce this comprehensive account of chub and dace angling. .Bailey and Miller focus their attention on the River Wye, whilst contributors, Trefor West, Fred Sykes, Archie Braddock, Christopher Shortis and Frank Barlow, tell of their own .experiences [on other rivers] including the Annan, the Cherwell, the Dove, the Severn, the Waveney and the Wensum. A chapter covering chub habitat by fisheries scientist Richard Smith completes this work". Bookseller Inventory # 33913

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SEA FISHING FOR BEGINNERS. By Maurice Wiggin. Drawings by W.J. Pezare.

Wiggin (Maurice Samuel). (1912-1986).

Published by Adam and Charles Black. London.

ISBN 10: 0713617349 ISBN 13: 9780713617344

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Item Description: Adam and Charles Black. London. (1970) 1978 2nd edition reprint. Small 8vo (120 x 198mm). Pp136. B/w illustrations by W.J. Pezare. Pictorial laminated boards. Slight use but good-plus. Written in Wiggin's usual readable style and far from simply a dry how-to-do-it manual. "In this new edition, Maurice Wiggin sets out the basic techniques of fishing from the shore, fishing from boats and rocks, fishing from pier and jetty, and finally the thrills and rewards of estuary fishing. But he does far more than provide a lucid manual of techniques and an expert guide to tackle. Writing with admirable clarity and good humour, he communicates vividly and zestfully his own delight in this 'robust and open-hearted pursuit'. While telling the complete beginner how to go about it, he also fires him with enthusiasm to be started. Few textbooks manage to be vivacious, amusing and readable as well as highly practical and informative - but this one certainly does." Chapters include:- First things first; The tools of the trade; The G.P. and the specialist; Pier and jetty fishing; Boat fishing; Rock fishing; Fishing from the shore; Estuary fishing; Afterthoughts and all that. Bookseller Inventory # 33887

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THE DEATH OF BRITISH AGRICULTURE: THE WANTON DESTRUCTION OF A KEY INDUSTRY. By Richard A.E. North. Foreword by Christopher Booker.

North (Richard A.E. ).

Published by Gerald Duckworth & Co. London.

ISBN 10: 0715631446 ISBN 13: 9780715631447

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Item Description: Gerald Duckworth & Co. London. 2001 1st edition. 8vo paperback (138 x 216mm). Ppxx,300. Not illustrated. A fine unread copy. "Even before the foot and mouth epidemic, with its ghastly images of waste and destruction, British agriculture was already in its death throes. Struggling under the onslaught of successive crises - the effects of the Common Agricultural Policy and the bureaucratic demands of the EU; food scares from salmonella to BSE; the spread of intensive farming and the concentration of buying power in the hands of the retail giants - British farming has been brought to its knees. Farm incomes have dropped by 70 percent in ten years, to the point where farming is now unsustainable in its present structure. We are, tragically, witnessing the death of a once-thriving and key strategic industy. Who is to blame? The government, the farmers themselves, supermarkets, the CAP, the EU? In this very timely book Dr Richard North investigates the many causes of farming's imminent demise. His list of suspects is long, and his analysis pinpoints the guilty parties. The book also claims, however, that there may just be a breath of life left in the corpse of British farming, but only if clear and successful policies covering land management, subsidies, government controls and how to deal with scares are formulated. His radical suggestions, in the second half of this hard-hitting book, show how we could rebuild a viable and sustainable agricultural sector. It only requires those responsible to set aside current dogmas and structures and to look completely afresh at winning strategies, based on undeniable facts.". Bookseller Inventory # 33843

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ANOTHER COUNTRY. Edited by Michael Mosbacher and Digby Anderson.

Mosbacher (Michael) & Anderson (Digby). Editors.

Published by The Social Affairs Unit. London.

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Item Description: The Social Affairs Unit. London. 1999 1st edition. 8vo (155 x 234mm). Not illustrated. Green boards, spine titled in gilt. Very slight fading to cover but a fine unread copy in dust-wrapper. "There is a minority in Britain today which is not on the usual list. It is country people, those who live, work and enjoy themselves in the countryside. They include those with the lowest wages and most arduous jobs. So miserable are some country people that they have some of the highest suicide rates in the population. Country people's jobs and livelihoods are currently threatened and so is their culture including their traditional leisure pursuits. The threats come from four overlapping sources: activists who have found new enemies in the countryside with the old ideological causes gone; sentimentalists who know little of the countryside but think it is a convenient park for them to visit at the weekend; modernisers who hate the countryside because it is old fashioned; and regulators who believe that they know better than country people how to manage the countryside. The reality of country life is quite different from the ideas about it entertained by these urban people. The true country is in fact Another Country." A compilation of articles by a wide variety of authors, and on many different subjects, defending the countryside, its people, its landscapes, its wildlifes and its traditions. 0907631835. Bookseller Inventory # 33841

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NYMPHS AND THE TROUT: NEW APPLICATIONS OF A TECHNIQUE FOR FLY FISHERMEN. By Frank Sawyer. Edited by Wilson Stephens.

Sawyer (Frank).

Published by Stanley Paul. London.

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Item Description: Stanley Paul. London. 1958 1st edition. 8vo (138 x 217mm). Pp175. B/w photographs. Black boards, gilt-titled on spine & upper board and with gilt fish design on upper board. Hint of a bump to spine. Good-plus in frayed, chipped dust-wrapper. "Frank Sawyer is well known as the keeper on a famous stretch of the Wiltshire Avon. He is also author, naturalist, broadcaster, and one of the very few people able to catch trout to the order of a television team. The result of forty years' close observation and constant practice is here set out in the most thorough, informative, and attractive manner." (Anglers' Annual 1958). This key book in the evolution of chalkstream flyfishing for trout and grayling also includes a chapter on "Lesser Quarry," on nymph fishing for chub, dace and roach; on "Experiments With Salmon"; and on "Still Waters"; and, of course, on river keeping. Bookseller Inventory # 33926

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MATCH FISHING TO WIN. By Billy Lane and Colin Graham.

Lane (Billy) & Graham (Colin).

Published by Queen Anne Press. London.

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Item Description: Queen Anne Press. London. 1973 1st edition. 12mo paperback (110mm x 180mm). Pp119 + 8pp b/w photographs and 9pp line drawings at rear. Browned and used, marks to cover but good second-hand paperback. "In this book the former World Champion Billy Lane discusses the temperament necessary for the successful match angler, and examines the major outlay on tackle, bait, betting and entry fees. He has also devised a series of detailed match plans for particular fisheries and different types of water, from which an insight into the many techniques can be obtained. There is information on how to fish streamy water, middle and tidal reaches, small rivers, reservoirs, ponds and gravel pits". Also includes more specific chapters on the River Trent, River Witham, Oxford canal, middle reaches of the Great Ouse, and the River Severn. This first edition was published by Queen Anne Press for Gallaher Ltd and is part of the Park Drive Leisure Library series. Bookseller Inventory # 33855

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SEA ANGLING: FROM KENT TO CORNWALL. Edited by Mel Russ.

Russ (Mel). Editor.

Published by Stanley Paul. London.

ISBN 10: 0091742447 ISBN 13: 9780091742447

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Item Description: Stanley Paul. London. 1990 1st edition. 8vo paperback (138 x 215mm). Pp209. B/w photographs and line illustrations. Rather used but solidly intact second-hand paperback. "For the adventurous sea angler who wants to expolre new fishing grounds, this book provides all the information you will need. From top fishing locations to advice on tackle and what can actually be caught through the year, [this book] gives you all the answers." Chapters include: Kent, by Alan Yeats; Sussex, by John Darling; Hampshire, by Richard Stapley; Dorset, by Chris Clark; Devon, by Mike Millman; Devon and Cornwall, by Mike Millman; Cornwall, by Mike Millman. Bookseller Inventory # 33882

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THE SEA MY HUNTING GROUND. By Anthony Watkins.

Watkins (Anthony).

Published by William Heinemann. London.

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Item Description: William Heinemann. London. 1958 1st edition. Small 8vo (132 x 202mm). Pp250. B/w photographs, end-paper maps. Dark blue boards, spine titled in gilt. Slight browning but very good in frayed and slightly chipped dust-wrapper. Anthony Watkins was the first Briton to make a commercial success of hunting and processing basking sharks in the Western Isles. The author is the younger brother of explorer, Henry George "Gino" Watkins. Bookseller Inventory # 33907

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IMPROVE YOUR COARSE ANGLING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE BY PETER WHEAT. Illustrated by Baz East.

Wheat (Peter).

Published by Davies Books. London.

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Item Description: Davies Books. London. 1967 1st edition. 8vo (142 x 220mm). Pp136. B/w photographs. Illustrations by Baz East. Black boards, spine titled in gilt. Very good in rubbed dust-wrapper. A good practical introduction to coarse fishing with attractive chapter vignettes by Baz East. More than a beginner's guide. A good book. Chapters include:- The angler's tackle - rods, reels and lines; Other items; The angler's clothing, licences and permits; The angler's baits; The angler's methods; Roach; Chub; Dace; Bream; Carp; Barbel; Perch; Pike; Eels; Tench; Rudd; Setting a standard. Bookseller Inventory # 33902

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ISOLATION SHEPHERD. By Iain R. Thomson. With drawings and photographs by the author.

Thomson (Iain R.).

Published by Bidean Books. Beauly, Inverness-shire.

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Item Description: Bidean Books. Beauly, Inverness-shire. (1983) 1991 paperback reprint. 8vo paperback (152 x 232mm). Ppxii,187. B/w photographs and illustrations by the author, maps, photograph end-papers. A very good paperback. "An Element of Regret (a documentary film screened in October 1984) reflected this classic account of a vanished Highland lifestyle and from it drew material for parts of this challenging film. The author plays a leading role expressing, as he does in this book, the sensitivities of a Highlander for the irreparable changes inflicted upon his native glens. Through a life hidden in the wilderness of Wester Ross his shepherding days glimpse the spirit of high corrie and falling torrent. The tale is not told without humour and pathos of a time before the need for cheaper electricity flooded home and pasture alike. His haunting narrative records a time of peace and happiness once to be found in an untamed world. Many may dream, none can be unaffected." 0946597022. Bookseller Inventory # 33845

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NYMPHS: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO NATURALS AND THEIR IMITATIONS.

Schwiebert (Ernest G.).

Published by Winchester Press. New York.

ISBN 10: 0876910746 ISBN 13: 9780876910740

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Item Description: Winchester Press. New York. 1973 1st edition. Large 4to (220 x 285mm). Ppx,339. Colour plates, b/w illustrations by the author, extensive bibliography. Dark blue cloth, gilt stonefly motif to upper board, spine titled in gilt. Light blue dust-wrapper with subtitle printed in black. Slightly bumped, owner's bookplate to front free end-paper. Good-plus in slightly frayed dust-wrapper. Impressively comprehensive, with many full-page illustrations by Ernest Schwiebert himself. "All illustrations are four times life size, except where noted." This is the book that set the standard for all others. Superb colour illustrations and a very readable text. Second-hand copies have usually been read to within an inch of their lives, always a good recommendation. Chapters include:- Origins of nymph fishing; Evolution of modern nymph tactics; American studies in nymph fishing; Some notes on nymph-fishing tackle; Fishing the giant stonefly nymphs; Notes on the smaller Plecoptera; Matching the emerging Trichoptera; Fishing larval caddis imitations; Some notes on fishing the microcaddis; Larvae and pupae of the larger two-winged Diptera; Tiny two-winged Diptera and the smutting rise; Fishing the slow-water hempiptera; Some secrets of the subaquatic Coleoptera; Fishing the freshwater crustaceans; Larval Silalidae; Fat bodied Zygoptera; Gravel-burrowing ephemera; Silt burrowing Hexagenia; Fringe-gilled Potamanthus; Swimming Siphlonurus and Siphloplecton; Tiny swimming Baetis; Clambering slow-water Callibaetis; Fast-water swimming Isonychias; Thick gilled Leptophlebia; Tiny fork-gilled Paraleptophlebia; Minute Caenidae; Minute Cloeon, Neocloeon and Pseudocloeon flies; Tiny swimming Centroptilumhatches; Fishing Epeorus; Rhithrogenas; Heptageniidae; Stenonema; Baetisca; Ubiquitous Ephemerella nymphs. There appear to have been two issues of the dust-wrapper for the first edition. One being light blue with the subtitle printed in black. Another being deep blue with the subtitle printed in white and carrying an original price of $12.95. This copy is the former. Many of the later printings also had the deep blue dust-wrapper design. Bookseller Inventory # 33895

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A BRUSH WITH THE AVON. Written and illustrated by John Searl.

Searl (John). (1949-2013).

Published by Published by the author. Ringwood, Dorset.

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Item Description: Published by the author. Ringwood, Dorset. 2007 1st edition. Large 8vo (172 x 236mm). Pp216. Colour and b/w photographs, paintings and b/w illustrations by John Searl. Green boards, upper board and spine titled in gilt. Edition limited to 1000 numbered copies. Fine in dust-wrapper. John Searl was an artist, angler and proprietor of The Art of Angling gallery in Ringwood, Dorset. This book tells the story of his life as a fisherman, tracing his years' of fishing the Avon and Stour and documents his many outstanding catches made between 1968 and the present day. It includes the capture of huge fish of almost every species these rivers contain and the many interesting characters he has met and fished with along the way. Many photographs from the archive as well as lots of John's superb paintings and illustrations. This edition was limited to only 1,000 numbered copies, the first 100 of which were bound in leather. Both issues have been out-of-print for quite some time now. Bookseller Inventory # 33892

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DEE WILDFOWLER: THE LAST PROFESSIONAL. A LIFETIME'S RECOLLECTIONS BY HAROLD GILL OF PARKGATE 1883-1961. Recorded and edited by Leslie Brockbank.

Brockbank (Leslie). Editor.

Published by NP. Liverpool.

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Item Description: NP. Liverpool. 1982 1st edition. 8vo paperback (148 x 207mm). Pp71. B/w photographs, maps. Slightly rubbed but very good. Inscribed by the editor to a former owner. This is a fascinating and important account of punt gunning and wildfowling in the Dee estuary in the closing years of the nineteenth century, with many interesting photographs and maps. Much on gun punts, with a photograph of Gill's punt under sail. Bookseller Inventory # 33873

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THE LAKELAND TERRIER. By Sean Frain.

Frain (Sean).

Published by Swan Hill Press. Wykey, Shrewsbury.

ISBN 10: 1846890012 ISBN 13: 9781846890017

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Item Description: Swan Hill Press. Wykey, Shrewsbury. 2007 1st edition. 8vo (158 x 225mm). Ppviii,259. B/w photographs, illustrations, brief bibliography. Pictorial laminated boards. Very good. The author traces the development of the Lakeland Terrier and writes about notable dogs- and notable breeders such as the legendary Billy Irving. He writes about how the dogs work, their strengths and their weaknesses and records the exploits of dogs famous throughout the breed as well as the development of a distinct show variety and argues strongly for the retention of the Lakeland's traditional working skills. Chapters include:- Early working terriers; The old strains of Fell terrier; The birth of the Lakeland terrier; The Lakeland terrier and early breeders; The work of the Lakeland Terrier Association; Billy Irving and associated breeders; The real Lakeland terrier. Bookseller Inventory # 33854

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THE ART OF POLE FISHING. By Dickie Carr.

Carr (Dickie).

Published by Beekay Publishers. Henlow Camp, Beds.

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Item Description: Beekay Publishers. Henlow Camp, Beds. 1990 1st edition. 8vo (152 x 216mm). Pp128. B/w photographs and illustrations. Laminated boards. A little grubby and used but a good second-hand copy. Match fishing with the pole, by an acknowledged expert, and winner of many matches, at home and abroad. "Dickie Carr, from Cheshunt in Hertfordshire, began fishing at the age of nine. He has won more than 150 matches, and he first fished for England in Luxemburg in 1977, and was again selected for the England squad in 1983. His best match weight was 191lb 6oz in the P&O Classic, and he has had many other weights over 100lb. Dickie has won the Sankey Championship, the ABU Spectacular, the 1982 Lea Championship and two other major river championships; the 1983 Home International, the King of Clubs, and the Bass Championships in Ireland and in his last seven recent festival in Ireland he has been in the prize money in every one. Obviously, with this record, Dickie is rightfully regarded as one of the best pole anglers in the country and in this book he unselfishly passes on his expertise." Chapters include:- History of pole fishing; Types of poles and their fittings; Pole fishing accessories; Baits for pole fishing; Floats and float set-ups; Fishing methods and bait variations; Pole fishing experiences; Dickie Carr's open match record; World Championship results. 0947674357. Bookseller Inventory # 33906

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HOW TO FLY FISH: FROM NEWCOMER TO IMPROVER. By John Symonds.

Symonds (John).

Published by Merlin Unwin Books. Ludlow, Shropshire.

ISBN 10: 1906122636 ISBN 13: 9781906122638

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Item Description: Merlin Unwin Books. Ludlow, Shropshire. 2014 1st edition. 4to (195 x 253mm). Ppviii,88. Colour photographs, colour and b/w illustrations by the author throughout, brief bibliography. Pictorial laminated boards. Mint new copy. "This book aims to be a no-frills guide to anyone taking up flyfishing or for intermediates wanting to fill some gaps in their knowledge." "In this clear and attractive book are all the essential skills you need to be a competent all-round flyfisher. With John Symonds you will learn how to fish for trout and salmon in stillwaters from both bank and boat; in rivers; dry fly and wet fly. You will know how to tie reliable and easy knots, to construct the right leaders, learn where the fish are most likely to lie, how to cast to them and which flies to use. How to Flyfish will bring you up-to-date with all the latest on leader construction and knots, boat control with the paradrogue, traditional nymphing methods to the popular tenkara style. Packed with useful tips and clear diagrams." Chapters include:- Basic skills; Stillwater lure fishing; Reservoir boat fishing; Dry fly fishing; Nymph fishing; Fishing the caddis imitation; Fly casting; Tenkara; Salmon fishing; Leaders; Safety checklist. Bookseller Inventory # 33807

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ANIMAL RIGHTS AND WRONGS. By Roger Scruton.

Scruton (Roger).

Published by Demos. London.

ISBN 10: 1898309825 ISBN 13: 9781898309826

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Item Description: Demos. London. 1996 1st edition. 8vo paperback (145 x 208mm). Pp112. Not illustrated. A very good copy. An essay on the morality of mankind's relationship to other animals which suggests that it is wrong to assume that animals have rights, but rather that they are owed duties. Identifies a complex series of duties to animals, against a background of public concern about a range of issues. "Do animals have rights? Do we own any duties to animals in the wild or to those kept as pets, used for laboratory experiments and for eating? In this ground-breaking essay Roger Scruton sets out a compelling account of how we should think about the morality of our relationships to other animals. He argues that it is wrong to believe that animals have rights, since there is no evidence that they could be members of a moral community. This does not imply, however, that we owe them no duties; moral reasoning points us towards a complex series of duties to animals, especially those dependent on us for their care. Against a background of public concern about issues ranging from BSE to the export of veal calves and from fox hunting to vivisection, this essay brings a much-needed clarity to complex issues and provides a superb example of how to think about contemporary moral questions." Chapters include:- Metaphysics; The moral being; Life, death, joy and suffering; The moral margin; The roots of moral thinking; The rational basis of moral judgement; The moral status of animals; Moral conclusions; Morality and the law; Postscript: BSE. Bookseller Inventory # 33858

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SPORTS AND RECREATIONS IN TOWN AND COUNTRY. By Frederick Gale (The Old Buffer).

Gale (Frederick). (1823-1904).

Published by Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., London.

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Item Description: Swan Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., London. 1888 1st edition. Small 8vo (125 x 188mm). Not illustrated. viii pp + 224 pp + end-paper advertisements. Yellow paper-covered pictorial boards. A "Yellowback." Spine very rubbed & frayed. Nonetheless a good copy. Alan John Jarvis ownership label. Covering a variety of sports including boxing, athletics and horse-racing. Two chapters on fishing - "My Two Days Salmon Fishing" and "About Several Men Who Went A-Angling." No ISBN. Bookseller Inventory # 33879

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CARP FARMING. By V.K. Michaels.

Michaels (V.K.).

Published by Fishing News Books. Farnham, Surrey.

ISBN 10: 0852381530 ISBN 13: 9780852381533

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Item Description: Fishing News Books. Farnham, Surrey. 1988 1st edition. 8vo paperback (147 x 210mm). Pp204 + 2 pp ads. B/w photographs, illustrations. Stiff card covers. Some staining to lower corners and edges. A well used but good and solidly intact second-hand paperback. Highly sought-after by fish farmers and koi breeders and still most certainly one of the best books available on keeping and breeding carp. Also well worth a read by any carp fishery managers. "Centuries ago the carp became the most common table fish in Europe. Quality has been improved by selective breeding and its farming is more economical than that of salmonids. Wild fish are popular with anglers, while the koi carp are much-prized ornamental fish. The author's experience in carp farming began about 60 years ago. He started one of the first successful carp farms in the United Kingdom and was also one of the first to import koi direct from Japan. 'Bill' Michaels has recorded his cast practical experience in this very readable and delightfully illustrated book. It is a comprehensive guide to farming carp in temperate waters whether for food, sport or ornament." Chapters include:- History of carp culture; Carp farming: present and future; General information; Plants in the carp pond; Carp and its food; Carp breeding; Induced breeding; Stocking the wintering pond; Semi-intensive carp farming; Intensive carp farming in warm water; Diseases and parasites; Predators; Other fish in the carp pond; Harvesting; Transporting carp; Table carp; Summary of the carp farmer's year; Carp farming in tropical areas; Koi; Comparisons between carp and koi; Ghost koi; How to start koi farming; Summary of the koi keeper's year; Carp as a sport fish. Bookseller Inventory # 33869

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