Hardcover. NY, St Martins Press, reprint, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. First published in 1935, "This represents an accumulation of letters spanning thirty years the author received from big game hunters including F. C. Selous; C. H. Stigand; R. J. Cunninghame and many others. Most of this correspondence deals with hunting in Africa especially, for the Big Five, and rifle choices for use in various international locales."
Softcover. KMK Publishing, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 84 pages, b&w illustrations. A guide to breeding and showing foxhounds. INSCRIBED BY RAE on the front fly leaf. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Chicago,IL, Rand, McNally & Company Publishers, Early reprint, 1892, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 580 pages. Hardcover. Color and b/w illustrations including full color frontispiece (see image). Blue cloth cover boards, gilt title on spine and front cover board with navy blue illustration. Soil and light chipping and fraying to spine and bottom edge, as well as top of front cover board (see image). Tanning to pages and boards from age. Very early reprint.
Hardcover. London, Methuen & Co, Reprint, 1904, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 323 pages. Hardcover. Extensive color illustrations by H. Alken throughout. Binding cracked between rear end paper and front fly leaf. Foxing to top edge and rear paste down and end paper. Some edge wear to spine, otherwise clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. San Francisco, CA, Sierra Club, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 164 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket and cover boards.
Hardcover. Minocqua, WI, Willow Creek Press, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 200 pages. Hardcover. (SIGNED BY AUTHORS AND PHOTOGRAPHER). In excellent shape. Gilt title on spine. B/w illustrations throughout. Binding tight, clean inside and out.
Hardcover. Silver City NM, High-Lonesome Books, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, pictorial boards, 270 pages, b&w illustrations. Features essays of outdoor sport that range well beyond the usual "where-to-go" and "how-to-do-it" of the Hook & Bullet press. Sporting sharp opinion, insight, and the skills of a natural-born raconteur, the author trails his teen-aged son on a wilderness hunt to a quarter-mile shot at a mule deer buck; and, on a hunt for snowshoe hare, is saved from a killer blizzard by a clairvoyant Bassett. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Exton PA, Schiffer, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 199 pages. Black and white and color photos throughout. A detailed history and survey of decoy making and the decoy makers of the Canadian Maritime region, including Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and New Brunswick, documenting styles found in the various regions of those areas, as well as notable makers, etc. Bright, unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. Exton PA, Schiffer Publishing, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a lightly worn dust jacket, 271 pages. Black and white and color photos throughout. A history and study of the making and use of duck decoys along the Mississippi flyway, looking at makers in regions such as Canada, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, MIT Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 129 pages; illustrated with topographic map endpapers; b/w photos by the author; green photographic dust jacket. This book documents the rituals and traditions of hunting season in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kingdom. With 60 evocative photographs of the camps, hunters and life in the woods.
Hardcover. NY, Macmillan , 2nd, 1967, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 152 pages, with b&w illustrations by Lewis Parker. Dust jacket price clipped and minor edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy. Denny Meech is accustomed to being teased at school, especially during hunting season. There was a time many years ago when the Meeches were unruly mountainmen who lived off the land and ignored the game laws. But that was long ago. Now Denny finds himself in the middle of a mystery. Where are those silent flashes of light coming from in the middle of the night? What is Boot, his dog, barking at when Denny can see and hear nothing? Denny must get to the bottom of this. But how? He convinces Uncle Frank and his cousin Bert to help him, and together they solve the mystery and capture the deer poachers.
Hardcover. Traverse City MI, Countrysport Press, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket. 309 pages, b&w illustrations by Glenn Wolff. Decorated brown bonded leather. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on half title page. A collection of 23 essays, written by Sports Afield editor McIntyre, explore the spell the wild casts over all who go afield with rod or gun. Subjects range from woodcock in Ireland to Dall's sheep in Alaska to Cape buffalo in Africa, from chukars in Idaho to pronghorns in Wyoming to muskox in the Northern Territories. Includes one chapter on fishing for king salmon in British Columbia. Clean.
Hardcover. West Chester, PA, Schiffer Publishing, 1st, 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 168 pages. Hardcover with light edgewear to dust jacket. Red leather boards with gilt illustration of duck and lettering on front. light foxing to underneath dust jacket rear. Color pictures throughout. Tight copy. Previous owner's inscription on front fly leaf.
Hardcover. London, George Routledge & Sons, Ltd., 1st, 1907, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 249 pages, 97 b&w photographs. Green cloth covers w/ gilt lettering and design. Top edge gilt. Previous owner's signature on front fly leaf. Light rubbing to cover corners. Binding slightly weak in some places. Else a nice, clean copy.
Hardcover. New York , Charles Scribner's Sons, 1st, 1946, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, light gray cloth stamped in black. 144 pages, b&w drawings by Paul Brown. Clean, tight copy. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. London, JR Books, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 202 pages. Hardcover. B/w illustrations throughout. Signed personal letter from author enclosed. Dust jacket unclipped. Dust jacket has small repaired rip on spine, otherwise very good. Gilt title on spine. There a small bit of staining (food) to a couple of the pages. Binding tight and in excellent shape.
Hardcover. London, England, C. Arthur Pearson Limited, 1st Edition, 1902, With 48 illustrations. B/w illustrations throughout. Gilt top edge.Green cloth bound cover boards, gilt title and design on front cover and spine. Spine has fading and fraying at top and bottom. Front cover board has fading to top. Cover boards having shipping at edges. Pages and edges have some tanning from age.
Hardcover. Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1st, 1975, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 46 pages. Hardcover. Full color illustrations by Bill Peet. Dust jacket with slight darkening to spine, minor edge wear. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. London, Gibbings and Co., 2nd Ed., 1896, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 341 pages. Hardcover with blue cloth covers with black and gilt design. An ex-library but aside from spine stickers and bookplate, a remarkably clean, tight copy. Doesn't appear to be a circulating copy. Tales of hunting throughout the world, but mostly in America, from snipe shooting to wolf coursing. Includes several fishing chapters; salmon in Japan, black and striped bass, grey mullet, brook trout and muskies, with a final chapter on artificial stocking of lakes and rivers.
Hardcover. New York, Viking, 1st, 1930, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 667 pages. Red cloth, gilt titled spine. Limited to 1000 copies. Good slipcase. Top edge gilt. Illustrated in color by John Leech. Spine faded, slipcase shows edgewear, some fraying.
Hardcover. Guilford CT, The Lyons Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket, 296 pages. The importance of fishing in Ernest Hemingway's life was matched only by his passion for hunting. Edited and with an introduction by his grandson Sean, and with a foreword from his son Patrick, "Hemingway on Hunting" chronicles Ernest Hemingway's lifelong zeal for the hunting life, from the plains of Africa to the American West. B&w illustrations. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Country Life, 1st, 1926, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, green cloth stamped in gilt. Color frontispiece and 24 b&w plates by Lionel Edwards. Spine faded. No dust jacket.
Hardcover. Dayton OH, A. F. Hochwalt Co, reprint, 1956, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover in decorated tan cloth, 236 pages, b&w photos. With b/w endpaper illustrations by C.W. Love, ten b/w plates (including a frontispiece) on unpaged leaves, Foreword, and Prologue. Features nineteen chapters titled as: "Your Pointer of Setter Puppy," "Some Suggestions on Feeding," "Care o the Dog," "House Breaking and Teaching to 'Heel,'" "The Bird Dog Breeds," "Avoiding Gun-Shyness," "Retrieving," "Backing," "Teaching to Point," "Steadiness to Wing and Shot," "Bolters," etc. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Amsterdam, Schilt Publishing, 1st, 2013, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 192 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Color and black and white pictures throughout.
Hardcover. NY, Century Co., 2nd, 1911, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 453 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. A unique record of a sportsman's year among the northern most tribe. A rousing account of hunting bears, walrus, narwhals, and more in the Polar region of Alaska.. (C) 1910, b&w photos by author. Light stain to bottom front cover, otherwise VG.
Hardcover. Shrewsbury UK, Quiller Press, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, Profusely illustrated with color photographs of fox hunts. Detailing the best of hunting both in Britain and America. Clean, bright copy in an unclipped dust jacket. SIGNED/INSCRIBED on front fly leaf "With all best wishes from Jim Meads/03".
Hardcover. Washington, D.C., National Rifle Association of America, 1st, 1924, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 124 pages plus 6 page reference index. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY EDITOR KENDRICK SCOFIELD ON FRONT ENDPAPER. Black & white photographs and illustrations throughout. Gilt title and decoration on blue cover. Corner and edge wear and fray, minor foxing throughout. Rubbing along spine and edges of blue cloth covers. Unmarked pages and text.
Hardcover. US, Schiffer Pub Ltd, 1st, 1986, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 256 pages. SIGNED BY AUTHOR on title page. Extensive color photography throughout. Marbled end papers and fly leaves. Edge wear to top edge. Faint foxing to top edge, otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Exton PA, Schiffer Publishing, 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 270 pages. Describes decoys made for some of the seven hundred varieties of ducks, geese, and shorebirds found in New Jersey and offers profiles of major decoy makers
Hardcover. London, Arthur Baker, 1st, 1952, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Poor, Hardcover in a poor, worn dust jacket with a large chunk gone from front panel. Book is bright and clean, 180 pages. Illustrated with color and b&w plates by John Leech. A biography of the novelist who wrote of country sports like hunting in a comical way.
Hardcover. NY, G.P. Putnam's Sons, 8th pr., 1928, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, orange cloth with gilt lettering, 294 pages. Illustrated with 66 photographs by the author, the famous explorer Martin Johnson, who later became the noted documentary filmmaker in Africa with his wife, Osa. A story of adventure and exploration in Africa, with much information about the extraordinary wildlife, including elephants, lions, rhinos, and gorillas. Fold-out map in rear. Minor edge wear, slight dust soiling, a bit of pitting to the cloth along spine edge. Inscription on first blank page otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Spanish Fork UT, Hillcrest Publications, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 199 pages including an index of illustrations, appendices, text and extensive black and white photographs by Richard M. Grave as well as a section of 15 pages of color photographs. With an introduction by Raymond E. Baldwin. Edited by Ruth Wolfe. SIGNED BY MERKT on front fly leaf. "The first biography to document the life and work of the remarkable Charles E. "Shang" Wheeler (1872-1949), whose prize winning decoys set a standard of excellence equaled by few and surpassed by none." In a dust jacket that has light sun fading to spine.
Hardcover. Long Beach, CA, Safari Press, Inc., 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 281 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Skyhorse, 2nd, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. A very clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket edges. A tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Clarkson N. Potter Publishing, 1st US, 1972, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, 200 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Ex-Lib with usual markings and stamps on end papers and pages. Light edgewear on cover boards, and dust jacket is covered with plastic. Black and white and color illustrations throughout.
Hardcover. Boston, David R. Godine, 1st, 2000, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 273 pages, oblong hardcover illustrated in color and b&w. Frank Benson, a pivotal artist of the American Impressionist movement had three great loves in his long and productive life: his family, his art, and the sporting life. As a boy, Benson dreamed of being an ornithological illustrator. In mid-life, after an extremely successful career as a portraitist, he returned to the wildfowl and sporting subjects that were his lifelong passion. Over the next forty years, in etching, lithography, watercolor, and oil and wash, he portrayed birds beloved since childhood, scenes of his hunting and fishing expeditions, and still lives of incomparable delicacy. Whether painting a hunter setting out decoys, a wash of geese by moonlight, a watercolor of a companion poised to gaff a salmon, or an etching of a group of ducks silently gliding in for a landing, Benson conveyed the joy and beauty of a sportsman's life.
Hardcover. Silver City NM, High-Lonesome Books, 1st, 1997, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 219 pages, b&w illustrations. There is abundant information in this book about catfishing and other outdoor sports. But there is much more. There is insight into people met along the way on the author's journey around the country, into the author himself and his family, into our society in the nineties and its apparently weakening ties to all things natural. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Wisconsin, Stanton & Lee Publishers, Inc., 1st, 1983, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 240 pages. SIGNED BY OWEN GROMME. Color and b/w illustrations throughout. "SIGNED" sticker on front cover. Dust cover shows wear: some chipping on spine and edges, small tears along edges, light fading. Boards in great shape, only very light fading along bottom edges. From the dust jacket front flap: "...presents the life and art of a man who through eight decades of accomplishment as a naturalist and artist has provided us with a link between the 19th and 21st centuries."
Hardcover. Romney WV, self-published, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 460 pages. Large format with many color photos. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by author on title page. #314 of 1000 copies.
Hardcover. Long Beach, CA, Safari Press, 1st thus, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 187 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Pictorial boards, no dust jacket issued. Minor wear to covers, else a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Ticknor and Fields, 1st, 1860, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 283 pages. Hardcover. Stated Author's Edition. Brick colored end papers scarred & chipped. Small discard stamp on title-page - ex-library with few markings. Short tear to page 7 of preface. Original embossed brown cloth, gilt lettering on spine faded. Uncommon book detailing the hunting of Indian animals, including man-eaters, panthers, bears, buffalo and wild elephants.
Hardcover. London, S.O. Beeton, 1st, 1862, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 3/4 leather tooled binding with raised decorated bands on spine. 426 pages. Illustrated with woodcuts by Harden Melville and William Harvey. 10 color illustrations from water-color drawings by J.R. Zweker, Harrison Webb, and Harden Melville. Six fold-out maps. Marbled edges. Endpapers with light foxing. Rubbing wear to spine edges, small scuff mark to front leather edge. Corners bumped, worn. A fascinating work of hunting and natural history by journalist and novelist James Greenwood discusses the history, habits and physiology of a number of species of big game, including tigers, elephants, hippos and leopards. The work also offers information regarding the methods of their hunting including weaponry and tactical movements. The work is particularly noted for its discussion regarding deer hunting, with anecdotal evidence regarding the capacity of the white tail deer to heal from extremely serious wounds.