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The Angler's Guide; containing easy instructions for the youthful beginner, with several observations on fishing, pointing out the proper times and seasons for the different kinds of fish, as also the best mode of angling for them.

By: A Lover of the Art

Price: £75.00

Publisher: London, Joseph Smith, 193 High Holborn: 1828

Seller ID: 005771


Small 12mo, pp viii, 136, some foxing throughout, bound in a later half calf and marbled boards, rubbed. [LACKING the frontispiece, which appears never to have been bound in]. Extremely scarce. View more info

Image for The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art

The Mountains of Snowdonia in History, the Sciences, Literature and Art

By: Carr, Herbert R.C. & Lister, George A.

Price: £3.00

Publisher: London, Crosby Lockwood: 1948

Seller ID: 010977

Condition: Good


Illustrated, several maps (including one folding), pp xiv, 312, very slightly age-toned, endpapers browned, otherwise very clean and sound internally, cloth slightly worn and faded, (and very faded on the spine). View more info

Image for The Borders and Beyond - Arctic-Cheviot-Tropic  (Richard Fitter's copy)

The Borders and Beyond - Arctic-Cheviot-Tropic (Richard Fitter's copy)

By: Chapman, Abel

Price: £65.00

Publisher: London, Gurney & Jackson: 1924

Seller ID: 008655

Condition: Good


First edition, large thick 8vo, pp xxii, 489, cloth slightly worn and rubbed, spine head a little pilled and with one tiny tear, in a torn and frayed dustwrapper which is lacking a few small pieces, but now nicely protected in a removable plastic cover. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

African Game Ranching

By: DASMANN, Raymond F.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Oxford, Pergamon Press: 1964

Seller ID: 005787


A few text illustrations, small slim 8vo, pp x, 75, soft card covers, very slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter]. View more info

Image for A Falcon on St Paul's - being a book about the birds, beasts, sports and games of London   [Richard Fitter's copy]

A Falcon on St Paul's - being a book about the birds, beasts, sports and games of London [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: DAY, J. Wentworth

Price: £35.00

Publisher: London, Hutchinson & Co.:

Seller ID: 013086

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, octavo, pp 254, cloth slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy in a torn and rubbed dustwrapper, lacking a few small pieces, which is now nicely protected in a removable plastic cover. [Not dated - c.1935 ?] SCARCE. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

Image for Horses and Riders - an anthology for horsemen (and horsewomen) of all ages (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

Horses and Riders - an anthology for horsemen (and horsewomen) of all ages (Alan Titchmarsh's copy)

By: Edwards, Lionel (editor)

Price: £3.50

Publisher: London, Peter Lunn: 1946

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011653

Condition: Good


Illustrated with line drawings and a colour frontispiece by Lionel Edwards, large horizontal octavo, pp 79 (rather age-toned), very slightly weak internally, black cloth, a little faded and rubbed, slightly worn, a small page-fold to the botton inner corner of the frontispiece, but no loss. [Alan Titchmarsh's copy, with his bookplate on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Les Peches d'Amateurs en Mediterranee [Alan Davidson's copy]

By: Euziere, Jean

Price: £10.00

Publisher: Cannes, Robaudy: 1961

Seller ID: 008675

Condition: Good


Second edition, revised. Illustrated, small 8vo, pp 305, age-toned, slightly weak internally, paperback, covers slightly worn, spine creased. [Alan Davidson's copy, with his "fishy" bookplate. One of the most important figures in twentieth century culinary writing and scholarship, Davidson was a British diplomat and historian best known for his writing and editing on food and gastronomy. He was the author of the 900-page, encyclopedic The Oxford Companion to Food. In 1948, Davidson joined the Foreign Office and served in diplomatic posts in Washington, Tunis, Brussels, Cairo, the Ha... View more info

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Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners: A Manual of Horse Medicine and Surgery, Written in Popular Language

By: Hayes, M. Horace

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, W. Thacker & Co: 1891

Seller ID: 014601

Condition: Poor


Fourth edition, revised and enlarged. Illustrated with line drawings throughout, a photographic frontispiece, small thick octavo, pp 618 (but lacking pages i - viii), a neat contemporary signature on the front endpaper, the pages rather damp-wrinkled (but not particularly stained), slightly tightly bound, blue buckram a little marked and stained, spine faded and creased. I suspect this copy may have been loose at one time, at which point it lost the few preliminary pages, and has subsequently been re-cased. [From the library of the naturalist Ceres Cutting (= Alison Ross = Alison Esplan) wit... View more info

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The Old Man and the Sea

By: Hemingway, Ernest

Price: £27.50

Publisher: London, Book Club Associates: 1972

Seller ID: 010978

Condition: Very Good


Well illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe and Raymond Sheppard, slim octavo, pp 117, extremely clean internally, blue cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper has very slight marginal wear but is otherwise bright and clean and now protected in a removable plastic cover. View more info

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Muddy Oxbows

By: Hendy, Phil

Price: £3.75

Publisher: Wells, Mendip Publishing: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 014529

ISBN: 0905903099

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated with cartoons, small slim octavo, pp 64, paperback, a good clean copy. [Postage will be reduced] View more info

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Pheasants - Their Breeding and Management

By: Howman, K.C.R.

Price: £6.00

Publisher: Edlington, Hornchurch, K & R Books Ltd: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011367

Condition: Good


Illustrated, small slim 8vo, pp (6), 117, lower corner of pages slightly bumped throughout, the cloth binding is similar but otherwise very good, in a slightly worn dustwrapper. View more info

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Equus - The Horse in the Roman World

By: Hyland, Ann

Price: £20.00

Publisher: New Haven, Yale University Press: 1990

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012970

ISBN: 0300047703

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, large octavo, pp xiv, 285, red cloth in very good condition, the dustwrapper is not price-clipped but is faintly scratched and rubbed. SCARCE. View more info

Image for Still Water Fly Fishing - a modern guide to angling in reservoirs and lakes. FIRST EDITION.

Still Water Fly Fishing - a modern guide to angling in reservoirs and lakes. FIRST EDITION.

By: Ivens, T.C.

Price: £5.00

Publisher: London, Derek Verschoyle: 1952

Seller ID: 006149


Illustrated with black and white photographs and line drawings in the text, pp xiv, 128, age-toned, title page a bit dusty, an inscription on the front endpaper has been neatly crossed out, cloth slightly faded, in a rather worn chipped and frayed dustwrapper which is lacking a few small pieces. [The scarce first edition of a standard work.] View more info

Social Structure, Position Choice and Micro-distribution of Two Trout Species (Salmo trutta & Salmo gairneri) Resident in Mountain Streams

By: JENKINS, THOMAS M.

Price: £4.50

Publisher: London, Bailliere, Tindall & Cassell: 1969

Seller ID: 005395


Large 8vo, pp (68), paperback, slightly worn. [Animal Behaviour Monographs.] View more info

Adventures With Animals and Men

By: KEARTON, Cherry

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London, Longmans Green & Co: 1936

Seller ID: 006825


Illustrated, pp xvi, 292, traces of pencilling and a small Santa Claus label on the front endpaper, rather foxed, and a bit worn throughout, slight tear to margin of one plate, red cloth rubbed and a little worn. SCARCE View more info

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In the Land of the Lion

By: KEARTON, Cherry.

Price: £4.00

Publisher: Bristol, Arrowsmith: 1943

Seller ID: 006824


Sixth impression. Illustrated, pp 250, pages age-toned but otherwise clean and sound, cloth very slightly worn, in a torn and frayed dustwrapper. View more info

Longer Fly Casting ("The compact practical handbook that will add three metres - or more ! - to your cast")

By: Kreh, Lefty

Price: £4.00

Publisher: New York, Lyons & Burford: 1991

Seller ID: 005857

ISBN: 0713470976

Condition: Very Good


Hardback in yellow laminated boards, pp (8), 101, a very good clean copy. View more info

Image for Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India. With additional reference to their allied species in other parts of the world   [Richard Fitter's copy]

Game, Shore, and Water Birds of India. With additional reference to their allied species in other parts of the world [Richard Fitter's copy]

By: Le Messurier, Colonel A.

Price: £10.00

Publisher: London & Calcutta, W. Thacker & Co: 1904

Seller ID: 013910

Condition: Good


Fourth edition. Illustrated with several hundred line drawings of head, feet or feathers, small quarto, pp xvi, 323, slightly worn throughout, the folding chart protrudes from the fore-edge but us otherwise sound, original cloth dull and slightly worn. [From the library of the naturalist and conservationist Richard Fitter, with his stamp on the front endpaper.] View more info

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Advances in Ecological Research, Volume 11. [Peter Moore's copy]

By: Macfadyen, A. (editor)

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London & New York, Academic Press: 1980

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 015109

ISBN: 0120139111

Condition: Very Good


Octavo, pp xii, 428, a very good copy, blue cloth very slightly rubbed. Dr Peter Moore's copy, with his small stamp on the front endpaper. [Effects of Moden Agriculture on Partridges; Aerial Heavy Metal Pollution and Terrestrial Ecosystems; Theories Dealing with the Ecology of Landbirds on Islands; Industrial Melanism and the Urban Environment; Studies on Grassland Leafhoppers and their Natural Enemies.] View more info

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The Cry of the Fish Eagle - the personal experiences of a game warden and his wife in the southern Sudan

By: Molloy, Peter

Price: £90.00

Publisher: London, Michael Joseph: 1957

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009028

Condition: Very Good


Illustrated, pp 254, folding map at the rear (a little worn and creased). fore-edge slightly foxed, signature of Sybil Sassoon on the front endpaper, otherwise very clean internally, black cloth with orange lettering, very slight abrasion at top edge of upper cover, otherwise in good condition, in a dustwrapper which is not price-clipped but which is slightly worn and lacking a few pieces, particularly so at rhe head and tail of the spine. Now covered in a removable plastic film. VERY SCARCE. View more info