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Angling & Fishing


ALBERT SMITH & Co. Ltd: Albert Smith and Co. Ltd Fishing Tackle Catalogue No. 16. Tackle that is Worth Fishing Wth.

Item No. 10617

Item No. 10617a

Dominion Works, Redditch: Albert Smith & Co. Ltd. 1933. Illustrated priced catalogue. 8vo, pp.168, original printed pictorial orange wrappers; a very nice copy indeed. With loosely inserted letter from the company dated 1933, an order form and pre-addressed envelope are also loosely inserted although the gummed flap of the envelope has adhered to the order form.

£150.00

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BEST, THOMAS; NOBBES, ROBERT; JACKSON, JOHN: Best's Art of Angling. To which is added Nobb's Complete Troller. Twelth Edition, carefully revised, corrected, and Re-Arranged, by John Jackson.

Item No. 14924

London: Thomas Tegg, 1838. Engraved frontispiece of flies, engraved title vignette. 12mo (5 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: viii:246:(2; advertisements), original green cloth blocked in blind to sides and gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Binding lightly damp mottled, frontispiece foxed, title age toned. Inner hinges pulled but firm. Near contemporary inscriptiion on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.

£60.00

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CHALMERS, PATRICK R: At the Tail of the Weir.

London: Philip Allan, 1932. First edition. Wood engraved title vignette and head & tail pieces. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches), 277-pages. Original green cloth; spine faded and spotted otherwise very good and internally clean. Old inscription on front free endpaper. 

£30.00

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DEWAR, GEORGE A.B: The Book of the Dry Fly. New Edition.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. Coloured plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 277-pages, original blue cloth blocked in gilt; a little rubbing and bumping to the binding, some slight loss at headband, endpapers browned; generally sound. Contemporary fishing themed bookplate on rear pastedown.

£18.00

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GRAY, TOM SECCOMBE ("Silver Devon"): Pike Fishing. Red Letter Days - and others. With Hints on Salmon Fishing.

Item No. 14726

London: Heath Cranton, 1923. First edition. Plates and illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 228-pages, original green cloth gilt; slight rubbing to headband, a little very light spotting to binding, light foxing to prelims. Brief contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good.

£40.00

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GRIMBLE, AUGUSTUS: The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales.

Item No. 19103

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1904. Limited to 350 copies. Two volumes. Folding map to Volume 1 with 6-inch tear with no loss. Folding map to Volume 2 with 2 1/2 inch tear and some creasing. Plates & illustrations. 4to (11 3/8 x 9 inches), pages: xiv:280 & 225. Original quarter white vellum with printed paper labels. Binding dusty and marked; internally very clean. 

£135.00

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GRIMBLE, AUGUSTUS: The Salmon Rivers of Ireland.

Item No. 19104

Item No. 19104

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1903. First edition. Limited to 250 copies printed. 2 volumes. Maps & plates. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), pages: 262 & 272. Original quarter white vellum with printed paper labels; 1 paper label defective, bindings a little dusty and marked but overall very good and very clean internally 

£500.00

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GRIMBLE, A: The Salmon Rivers of Scotland. Illustated by Archibald Thorburn and others.

Item No. 19102

Item No. 19102

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1902. First one volume edition. Numerous illustrations. 4to (11 1/4 x 9 inches), pages: xii:400. Original quarter white vellum; binding dust marked and a little dented on fore-margin of upper cover but good; internally very clean. 

£160.00

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HUTCHINSON, HORACE G. (Editor): Fishing, The "Country Life" Library of Sport.

Item No. 18755

London: Country Life, 1907. First edition. Two volumes. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (9 3/8 x 6 inches), pages: xviii:526 & xiii:445. Recent full tan morocco, decorative border in blind to upper covers, spines gilt extra in compartments, raised bands, crimson lettering piece and circular black numbering piece, marbled endpapers, bound-in silk bookmarks. Some scattered foxing within, the bindings excellent.

Weight 2.850 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£150.00

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MARSTON, E. "The Amateur Angler": Easy-Chair Memories and Rambling Notes.

Item No. 4434

London: Sampson Low, 1911. Number 24 of only 100 copies signed by the author; also inscribed by the author on front free-endpaper. Black & white plates. 8vo, pp.x:[1]:174:[2, adverts.], original 2-tone cloth, top edge gilt, no dustwrapper; binding very soiled, an ideal candidate for re-binding; internally, page edges browned, some foxing throughout, else good.

£30.00

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MOTTRAM, J.C: Sea Trout and other Fishing Studies.

London: Field Press, n.d. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 157-pages, original green cloth; some light spotting to binding, light corner crease, some light foxing; overall good.

£12.00

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O'GRADY, DR. MARTIN; KELLY, M; and O'Reilly, S: Brown Trout in Ireland.

Item No. 13908

Dublin: Central Fisheries Board, 2008. Coloured illustrations. Oblong folio (8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches), 121-pages, softback. Wrappers slightly edge rubbed else very good.

£15.00

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PARKER, ERIC: Fine Angling for Coarse Fish. Lonsdale Library Vol. IV. Deluxe issue.

Item No. 18762

London: Seeley Service 1930. First edition. Plates. 8vo ( 8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 352-pages. Publisher's dark green half calf. Gilt a little dulled.

£15.00

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SALTER, T.F: The Anglers' Guide, being a Plain and Complete Practical Treatise on the Art of Angling for Sea, River, and Pond Fish....to which is added a Treatise on Trolling. The Ninth Edition with the author's last corrections and additions.

Item No. 18771

London: James Maynard, 1841. Portrait, folding map of the river Lea, plates and woodcuts in the text. 8vo (8 x 4 3/4 inches), 388-pages. Rather tightly bound, amateur (?) half green morocco, spine with raised bands and double crimson lettering pieces. Portrait foxed else good.

£30.00

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SCROPE, WILLIAM: Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed. LARGE PAPER COPY.

Item No. 11337

Item No. 11337a

London: Edward Arnold, 1898. Coloured frontispiece, plates. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pp.268, full blue morocco ruled in gilt on spine and sides; binding extremely good; internally, page edges browned, a brown mark to one plate not affecting the image, bookplate to front pastedown.

£150.00

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SPENCE, SIR REGINALD: Game Fishes of Bombay, the Deccan ... etc. Re-printed from the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.

Item No. 18770

Bombay: N.H.S. 1932. 19 plates, mostly coloured. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), 66-pages. Original green wrappers; a few short marginal tears, some dust marking, corners bumped. Signature on frst leaf.

£12.00

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TAYLER, JAMES: Red Palmer: A Practical Treatise on Fly-Fishing.

Folkestone: by T. Kentfield, 1893. Third edition. 8vo, pp.88:(3, index):(10, partly illustrated advertisements), original cloth, no dustwrapper; binding poor - unevenly faded and badly affected by damp, top of spine missing, spine cockled; internally, inner joints split, some pencil annotations in the margins, inscribed in ink on lower blank margin of title "Price 1/6 , post price 1/8", ink stamp to front free-endpaper.

£15.00

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WALTON, IZAAK & COTTON, CHARLES: The Compleat Angler. The Quatercentenary Edition.

Item No. 16134

Flyfisher's Classic Library, 1993. Illustrations by E. Fitch Daglish. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 367-pages. Publishers quarter burgundy morocco (faux?) gilt. Signature on front free endpaper. In excellent condition.

£28.00

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WALTON, ISAAC & COTTON, CHARLES: The Complete Angler.

Item No. 14701

London: I.J. Chidley, 1841. Engraved portraits, illustrations in the text. 8vo (7 x 4 1/4 inches), 314-pages, original cloth. Crudely rebacked in leather with portion of the original backstrip laid-down, front pastedown defective, frontispiece portrait damp stained. Not a very good copy but a very uncommon edition.

£35.00

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Ball Games


DAFT, RICHARD: Kings of Cricket, Reminiscences & Anecdotes with Hints on the Game. With Introduction by Andrew Lang and Illustrated by 80 Portraits of Eminent Cricketeers.

Item No. 17501

Bolton: Tillotson, 1893. Subscriber's large paper edition, signed by Daft and numbered 77. 4to (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches), pages: xiv:274:iv (the list of 106 subscribers). Original 3/4 roan, the cloth of the upper cover pictorially blocked in gilt. Endpapers browned and a little marked. Inscribed and signed by Percy de Paravicini (1862-1921), the English amateur cricketeer. Binding hopelessly repaired with sellotape - not affecting cloth sides. In need of re-backing and re-cornering and priced to allow for such.

£180.00

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GRACE, W.G: Cricket.

Item No. 19061

Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1891. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 489-pages. Original green cloth, some marking to covers but overall very good. Contemporary inscription on recto of frontispiece 

£60.00

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LEIGH-BENNETT, E.P: Some Friendly Fairways. Author's copy.

Item No. 12662

Southern Railway, circa 1929. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), 57-pages. Original light green pictorial boards; dust marking to boards, generally good. Inscribed on front free endpaper "To the author from the instigator. Said author being in a fair way to becoming well-known through the clamorous publicity of the good old Railway Company ! J.B.E."

£38.00

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MARSHALL, F: Football, The Rugby Union Game.

Item No. 17605

London: Cassell, [1895]. 2nd edition (to which is added a review of the seasons 1892-3 and 1893-4 & illustrated by portraits and groups of players). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages xvi:564 plus publishers catalogue. Original blue cloth; the gilt very faded, rubbed, one inch split to upper joint, inner joint split. Crayon and inscriptions to endpapers. However, apart from some foxing to the title, internally very good.

£40.00

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MORRISON, J.S.F. [Editor]: Around Golf.

Item No. 8507

London: Arthur Barker, 1939. First edition. With contributions by Bernard Darwin ... Henry Longhurst .... Photographic plates. Tall 8vo, pp.246, original green cloth blocked in gilt; binding a little marked, some foxing but generally good. Contemporary inscription on front free-endpaper.

£45.00

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RANJITSINHJI, K.S: The Jubilee Book of Cricket. Limited, Signed.

Item No.16769

Item No. 16769

London: William Blackwood, 1897. Limited edition, No. 145 of 350 copies on hand-made paper signed by Prince Ranjitsinhji. Portrait & plates with tissue guards. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pages: xv:474, original cream buckram blocked in gilt and blue, top edge gilt, others uncut. Some soiling and marking to the binding, headband bumped, but overall sound, some light foxing and spotting to prelims but overall internally clean. Contemporary gift inscription on front free endpaper.

Item No. 16769

£440.00

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WARNER, P.F. Editor: Imperial Cricket. C.B. Fry & Wally Hammond association copy.

Item No. 19101

Item No. 19101

Item No. 19101

London: London & Counties Press Association, 1912 Copy No. 407 of the limited subscriber's edition of 900 copies printed. Portrait and numerous plates (3 coloured). Large 4to (12 1/4 x 10 inches), pages: xxi:503. Publisher's full maroon morocco blocked in gilt, all edges gilt, a little rubbed, indent in backstrip.

The subscriber for this volume was C.B.Fry (incorrectly listed as C.P. Fry) who has presented the volume to Walter R. Hammond. The calligraphic inscription on the front flyleaf reading, "To Walter R. Hammond on his 24th Birthday, June 19th 1927 from C.P.F with sincere regards & good wishes" (The caligrapher repeating the C.P.F error). Unfortunately a 4 inch diagonal tear into the blank lower margin of this leaf has been repaired by a lunatic with sellotape with the resultant staining. However this tear is 2 1/2 inches away from the inscription. A very nice association copy with two of the great names of British cricket: C.B.Fry (1872-1956) & Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond (1903-1965). With a newspaper cutting reporting the auction sale of Hammond's trophies & books after his death. This volume is mentioned as being the most expensive of the book lots.

Weight 4.275 kg thus extra overses postage will be requested 

£450.00

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Card & Boards Games


HOFFMANN, PROFESSOR: The Cyclopaedia of Card and Table Games.

Item No. 15606

London: George Routledge, 1891. First edition. Illustrations throughout, some in red & black. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 628-pages. Original burgundy cloth; headbands bruised, wear to corners of joints, some rubbing to extremities but overall very good & free from inscriptions. Rare. Apart from the numerous card games described, e.g. Poker, Whist, etc. sections are devoted to Backgammon, Billiards, Chess, Dominoes, Draughts, & Roulette, etc.

£145.00

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LAWS, B. G: The Two Move Chess Problem.

Item No. 18041

London: George Bell, 1890. First edition. Numerous diagrams. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 116-pages. Original orange cloth blocked in black. "The Club Series". Headbands bruised, endpapers tanned, else good.

£55.00

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STAUNTON, EDWARD: The Chess-Player's Handbook. A Popular and Scientific Introduction to the Game of Chess, exemplified in Games actually played by the Greatest Masters. Second edition, revised.

Item No. 18851

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1848. Frontispiece in colours and gilt. Illustrations in the text. 8vo (76 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches), 518-pages. Contemporary half brown roan, spine gilt ruled and lettered direct; joints and extremities rubbed but sound.

£45.00

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TEMPLAR: The Poker Manual. A Practical Course of Instruction in the Game, with Illustrative Hands and Chapters on Bluffing, and Jack-Pots. By Templar. Together with the International Code of Laws.

Item No. 14184

London: Frederick Warne, 1901. Frontispiece in red & black "Tabulated values of the Hands" & illustrations of hands in red & black throughout. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), pages vi:(1):119: (12, partly illustrated advertisements for poker tables, chips, cards, etc.), original red grained cloth lettered in gilt and decorated with 3 poker chips in colours, all edges gilt. Binding spotted and marked, spine dulled, but sound. Private book label on front pastedown and number, signature on recto of frontispiece. Tear to frontispiece tissue guard and tear into one leaf of text (without loss). Browning to title. Rare.

"In the preparation of the Code have been sought the advice and co-operation of the most experienced and well-known players, both English and American, whose valued and cordially given assistance is herby gratefully acknowledged".

£140.00

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Shooting & Stalking


BURRARD, SIR GERALD: Notes on Sporting Rifles. Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged including the Hodsock Ballistic Tables recomputed by O. Western.

Item No. 18759

London: Edward Arnold, 1953. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 183:xii (illustrated gun advertisements), original green cloth lettered in silver; very good.

£28.00

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EVERED, PHILIP: Stag-Hunting with the "Devon and Somerset" 1887-1901. An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Illustrated by H. M. Lomas.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. First edition. Black & white plates. Small 4to, pp.xv:378, original red cloth gilt, no dustwrapper; binding stained, with splits to the cloth at front side of spine, one at each end, headbands rubbed, corners frayed, cloth bubbled in two places on back cover; internally, splits to inner joints, the remains of brown tape to front free-endpaper, little light foxing, an ink signature on front pastedown, else good. An ideal candidate for rebinding and priced accordingly.

£30.00

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GARWOOD, G.T: Gough Thomas's Gun Book. Shotgun Lore for the Sportsman.

Item No. 18078

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1969. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 273-pages. Original cloth; very good in dust jacket which is faded at the backstrip.

£20.00

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HARRISON, EDGAR: A Dissertation upon Guns and Shooting, with numerous illustrations including four by J. G. Millais.

Item No. 18756

Item No. 18756

London: Cogswell & Harrison, 1901. First edition. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 240:(4, illustrated gun advertisements). Recent full tan calf, decorative borders in blind and gilt to upper cover, spine with raised bands, gilt hunting motifs within compartments, blocked in blind on raised bands, double crimson lettering pieces; in fine condition.

£120.00

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HOLLAND & HOLLAND: Some Notes on the History of the Holland & Holland Company (& a catalogue of their collection of guns), 71-pages, illustrations,wrappers

Item No. 18764

Item No. 18764

London: Holland & Holland, 1976. Together with a facsimile of one of their early trade catalogues. Well illustrated. 72-pages, original wrappers blocked in gilt. Both volumes 4to, excellent, in a wallet as issued.

£25.00

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HUDSON, JOHN: Red Grouse. The Biology and Management of a wild gamebird. The Report of the North of England Research Project 1977-1985.

Item No. 17312

Fordingbridge: The Game Conservancy Trust, 1986. First edition. Illustrations. 8vo(8 1/2 x 6 inches), 250-pages. Origial cloth; excellent in like dust jacket.

£15.00

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HUTCHINSON, HORACE G (Editor): Shooting. The "Country Life" Library of Sport.

Item No. 18754

London: Country Life, 1903. First edition. Two volumes. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (9 5/8 x 5 4/4 inches), pages ix:328 & x:336. Recent full tan calf, decorative border in blind to upper covers, spines gilt extra in compartments, raised bands, crimson lettering piece and circular black numbering piece, marbled endpapers, bound-in silk bookmarks. Some scattered foxing within, the bindings excellent.

Weight 2.020 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£150.00

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KIRBY, FREDERICK VAUGHAN: In Haunts of Wild Game. A Hunter-Naturalist's Wanderings from Kahlamba to Libombo. With a Portrait of the Author, Numerous Illustrations by C. Whymper and a Map.

Item No. 9005

Edinburgh & London: William Blackwood, 1896. First edition. Folding coloured map. Large square 8vo, pp. xvi:576, original tan pictorial cloth; headbands chipped, cloth to upper outer joint split and backstrip detached at this joint. A very good copy internally and would re-case quite well as the boards and backstrip are generally good. Armorial bookplate.

£150.00

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MARCHINGTON, John: A Portrait of Shooting.

Item No. 13980

Rugby: Anthony Atha & The Game Conservancy,1979. Number 216 of a limited edition of 1100. Plates, some coloured, and illustrations. 4to (11 3/4 x 12 inches), 252-pages. Publisher's quarter green morocco, green cloth sides blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Fine in fine matching slipcase and enclosed in the original cardboard shipping box.

£70.00

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MAYER, ALFRED (Editor): Sport with Gun and Rod in American Wood and Waters.

Item No. 18758

London: Frederick Warne, 1883. First English edition. Frontispiece & numerous engraved illustrations. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 892-pages. Recent full tan calf, narrow border in blind to sides, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled with black lettering piece, bound-in silk bookmark; very good.

Weight 2.4 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£100.00

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MURRAY, CAPTAIN GEORGE WOLFE: The Tweeddale Shooting Club, a Sesqui-Centenial Memoir, 1790-1940.

Item No. 16124

Privately Printed for the Tweeddale Shooting Club, n.d. circa 1945. First edition. Plates. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches), 304-pages. Original green cloth blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Uneven fading to upper cover, some foxing else very good and solidly bound. Engraved armorial bookplate on front pastedown.

£30.00

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PARKER, ERIC: Game Birds, Beasts and Fishes. Natural History for Sportsmen. Lonsdale Library Volume XX. Deluxe issue.

Item No. 18766

London: Seeley, Service, (1935). First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/8 x 6 inches), 255-pages. Publisher's deluxe binding of full blue morocco blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, bound-in silk bookmark.

£48.00

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TEASDALE-BUCKELL, G.T: Experts on Guns and Shooting. "The Field Library".

Item No. 18077

Southampton: Ashford Press, 1986. Facsimile reprint of the 1st edition of 1900. Illustrations. 8vo (10 x 7 inches), 590-pages. Original green cloth blocked in gilt; very light foxing to edge of text block else excellent in the acetate dust jacked.

£15.00

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Miscellaneous


CAMPBELL, ROY: Taurine Provence. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION.

Item No. 11974

Item No. 11974b

London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. Limited signed edition, this being No. 24 of 100 copies. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches wide), pp.79, original cream cloth lettered in red on spine and a bull blocked in black on front cover; binding poor, with areas of damp-staining to each corner and leading edge of both covers (which is mirrored to some extent on the internal pastedowns), spine slightly darkened and with a slight bow to the covers; internally, page edges slightly browned, neat ink name on front free-endpaper, else generally very good.

£50.00

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HANSARD, GEORGE AGAR: The Book of Archery.

Item No. 19075

Item No. 19075

London: Longman, Orme, 1840. First edition.Engraved frontispiece ("Portrait of Her Majesty in an Archery Costume"), extra engraved title and 37 engraved plates. 8vo (9 1/8 x 6 1/4 inches), pages: 21:(1):456. Original green fine ribbed cloth blocked in blind and gilt, spine decoratively gilt. Headband bruised and with 1/2 inch split to cloth of upper lower joint. Slight sunning to the spine; overall a very attractive copy in very good condition. Internally very clean apart from a little foxing to the 24 outline plates at end. Contemporary signature and date on front pastedown. 

£240.00

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HEAD, CAPTAIN H. NUGENT (Editor): The Hoghunter's Annual. Volumes VIII & IX.

Item No. 17311

Bombay: Times of India Press, 1935. Two volumes bound in one. Vol. IX published 1936. Plates, a few coloured, illustrations throughout. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2), pages: 126:152, contemporary green binder's cloth. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing to prelims else internally very good. The binding very spotted and rubbed though sound. Pigsticking.

£80.00

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HODGSON, W.J: Skating Scenes - Humorous.

Hildesheimer & Faulkner, n.d. 4 coloured plates opening out in one continuous strip. Oblong 12 mo, original pictorial wrappers. 1 inch split on one fold, lower cover creased. Printed "With Best Wishes" on lower cover so obviously published as a greetings card/gift. Rare.

£30.00

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HOWLETT, ROBERT: The Royal Pastime of Cock-fighting or the art of breeding, feeding, fighting and curing cocks of the game. Published purely for the good, and benefit of all such as take Delight in that Royal, and Warlike Sport. To which is Prefixed, A short Treatise, wherein Cocking is proved not only Ancient and Honourable, but also Useful, and Profitable. By R.H. a lover of the sport, and a Friend to such as delight in Military Discipline.

Item No. 16474

Item No. 16474

London: printed for D. Brown, at the Black Swan without Temple-Bar, and T. Ballard, at the Rising-Sun in Little-Britain, 1709.

Engraved frontispiece of a well attended cock-fight under a banner heading, "The Royal Pastime of Cocking". Small 8vo (6 1/2 x 4 inches), pages: (34):92, 19th Century half polished black calf, marbled boards, spine gilt lettered direct, small old circular label bearing hand-written numerals on upper cover. The frontispiece with upper fore-corner torn away affecting part of the engraved banner, laid-down at an early date, some browning throughout but generally good. Pages 81-92 comprise poems in praise of cock-fighting including one by Sir Richard Blackmore.

Only the second work devoted entirely to cock-fighting to be published, the first being W. Machrie's, "An Essay upon the Royal Recreation and Art of Cocking", 1705. Both works are extremely rare; only 4 copies of the Howlett are recorded in English libraries and only one copy of each has been offered at auction in the past 70 years, the Machrie in 1999 and the Howlett in 1982.

£2000.00

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LEWIS, DIO: The New Gymnastics for families and schools; together with the Dumb-Bell Instructor and Pangymnastikon ... With ... illustrations. (Reprinted from the sixth American edition.) With an introduction by M. C. Tyler.. With Three Hundred Illustrations.

Item No. 16621

Item No. 16621

London: W. Tweedie, 1864. First English edition.300 illustrations in line within the text. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: 268:(1, advert.), original blindstamped green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; professionally recased, new endpapers. Spine gilt dulled else very good.

£48.00

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PERIODICAL: The Sporting Magazine. Volume XV., Second Series, Nos. LXXXV & LXXXVI, May & June 1837.

t15141

London: 1837 Publisher not stated. 8vo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 140:12( Racing Calendar). Two issues nicely bound without wrappers or the 4 "Embellishments" listed. Contemporary half tan calf marbled boards, spine gilt with hunting motifs with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces. An attractive binding in excellent condition.

£18.00

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SOUTHALL, [WILLIAM] FRANK (1904-1964). Racing Cyclist who won silver medals for Great Britain at the 1928 & 1932 Summer Olympics : Photograph signed.

8 x 6 inch sepia toned photograph of Southall astride his racing cycle signed and dated Oct.24th 1934. Mounted on deckle edged card; very good.

£38.00

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