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This book covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking with chapters on history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. In addition there are two new chapters which replace and amplify the original text on health and disease and captive breeding, as well as a new section on the author's own experiences of Arab falconry practice. The author gives details of the birds most commonly used in the sport and the character and individual temperament of the birds are revealed in his own case histories. Every technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
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Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Seller Inventory # 008397
Book Description Condition: Good. 5th imp. Good condition. Light wear to boards. Content is clean and bright. DJ with some edge wear, small tears and creasing. Seller Inventory # 9999-9993351143
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. B. T. Batsford, 1978. Hardback, d/j, 4to, 312pp, illust. A good copy. 0713402326. Seller Inventory # 356937
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. UK 1982 4th impression hardcover edition in very good condition. Minor wear, no impressions. Price unclipped. Seller Inventory # 006503
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Fifth impression. Very clean, no inscriptions. Jacket unclipped, clean and bright. Seller Inventory # 000100
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Cover and edges may have some wear. Seller Inventory # mon0002219334
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Type: Book. Seller Inventory # 062136
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. HARDBACK IN JACKET 1984. 5th impression. 25x19cm. 312 pages plus 8 page section of colour plates. Clean & tight. Inscription on the reverse of the front end paper. No other inscriptions. Flat pages. Jacket has a little edge wear but is not torn. Front flap is not priced. Dispatched ROYAL MAIL FIRST CLASS with TRACKING next working day or sooner securely boxed in cardboard. ref. Seller Inventory # 044563
Book Description (Hardcover S/hand). 1978 1st edition. 4to (188 x 253mm). Pp312. Colour plates by G.E.Lodge, colour & b/w photographs, illustrations, errata slip. Slightly used and marked but a good-plus copy in laminated dust-wrapper. A classic text on the subject and still considered the definitive guide for falconers. It covers all aspects of falconry from its history and development to training, housing, tools, equipment and skills. Chapters include: An historical outline; The birds themselves; Training in brief; Housing; Tools and equipment; Equpiment, part II; Hoods and hooding; Handling the new arrival; Condition; Manning and early trianing; Flying free and getting fit; Flying falcons out of the hood; flying short-wings; Merlins; Game hawking; Moulting, imping and coping; Lost hawks; Hack and hacking back; dogs for hawking; Hood-making; Making bells and hawking bags; Glove-making; Health and disease; Conservation and captive breeding; Hood patterns. The end-papers have full-size patterns for hoods which are easily photocopied and cut out. Patterns are given for the following: Falconry Centre hoods - peregrine tiercel, gyr, falcon ('a very old pattern'), sparrow hawk (Afghan), falcon (Arab), merlin, Bonelli's eagle and changeable hawk-eagle; Anglo-Indian hoods - saker, male goshawk, sparrow hawk. Patterns for jesses and so forth are given in the text, with full instructions. . Seller Inventory # 11896
Book Description Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. hardback book and dust jacket in near fine condition,name on title page. Seller Inventory # 31230