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A MANUAL OF FALCONRY
Written by Michael Woodford.
Stock no. 2132676
Published by Adam & Charles Black. 1961. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

B/w photos. Covering every aspect of falconry from choosing a hawk for training; individual species used in falconry; game hawking; rook hawking and a bibliography. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with some chips and nicks; a few marks.

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FALCONS AND FALCONRY
Written by Frank Illingworth.
Stock no. 2132666
Published by Blandford Press. 1st 1946. Very good condition.

Green cloth, black titles. B/w photos. 111 pages. Some page browning and foxspots.

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FALCONRY AND HAWKING
Written by Phillip Glasier.
Stock no. 2132664
Published by B.T. Batsford. 1991. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

2nd edition. Covering all aspects of the sport, 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. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Colour and b/w photos. Colour illustrations. 352 pages including index. ISBN: 0713455551. Bumping and wear to spine and corners. Some foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut with edge-creasing; repaired closed tear to top of spine.

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THE BARN OWL
Written by Colin Shawyer.
Stock no. 1819113
Published by Arlequin Press. 1st 1998. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

A monograph. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Colour plates & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 1900159708.

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OWLS OF THE WORLD
Written by Rob Hume. Illustrated by Trevor Boyer.
Stock no. 2130999
Published by Dragon's World. 1st 1991. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

148 species in superb colour illustrations. Large format. 192 pages. ISBN: 1850281599. Partially removed bookplate to front pastedown. Foxing to outer page edges. Wrapper is edge-creased with a few marks; tear to top of spine.

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BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY (NN 60)
Written by Leslie H. Brown.
Stock no. 2130478
Published by Collins. 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A 'New Naturalist' publication. Green cloth. A study of Britain's 24 diurnal raptors.16 b/w plates, with 15 plates including at least 2 photographic studies. This book contains a wealth of scientific information on 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain. The detailed tables, maps, figures and bibliography indicate the depth of research in this study. ISBN: 0002194058. Some foxspots to outer page edges. Wrapper is price-cut and has clear adhesive film covering it and stuck to verso at edges (done by publisher). Wrapper spine is also faded.

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BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY (NN 60)
Written by Leslie H. Brown.
Stock no. 2129198
Published by Collins. 1982. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

A 'New Naturalist' publication. Green cloth. A study of Britain's 24 diurnal raptors.16 b/w plates, with 15 plates including at least 2 photographic studies. This book contains a wealth of scientific information on 15 resident, 7 vagrant and 2 migrant species of eagles, falcons, hawks and vultures in Britain. The detailed tables, maps, figures and bibliography indicate the depth of research in this study. ISBN: 0002194058. Wrapper is price-cut with uneven fading to spine and front panel; couple of closed tears; some nicks, but very minimal loss. Creased to rear panel with a few marks.

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AS THE FALCON HER BELLS
Written by Phillip Glasier.
Stock no. 2128275
Published by White Lion Books. 1st 1977. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Introduction by Gavin Maxwell. B/w photos. ISBN: 0727403559. Wrapper spine is a bit faded.

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THE GOLDEN EAGLE
Written by Jeff Watson. Illustrated by Keith Brockie; Donald Watson.
Stock no. 1317550
Published by T. & A.D. Poyser. 1st 1997. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A comprehensive monograph on the Golden Eagle. Blue boards, gilt title to spine. Magnificent b/w illustrations, colour plates & landscapes. xx and 374 pages. ISBN: 0856610992. Wrapper has just a few light indentations.

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THE PEREGRINE
Written by John Baker.
Stock no. 1816667
Published by University Of Idaho Press. Circa 1967. Slightly better than very good condition.

Observations of the peregrine. Black pictorial cardwraps with blue titles. 191 pages. ISBN: 0893011150.

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THE BUZZARD
Written by Colin R. Tubbs.
Stock no. 1816666
Published by David & Charles. 1st 1974. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown boards. An excellent account of the ecology and history of the Buzzard in Britain. Interest is also focused on territorial behaviour which throws up some interesting anomalies. B/w photographs & maps. ISBN: 0715363239. Text block lightly browned. Front endpapers a little grubby in appearance. Pictorial dustwrapper is lightly edge-rubbed and slightly faded to spine.

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H IS FOR HAWK
Written by Helen Macdonald.
Stock no. 1816663
Published by Jonathan Cape. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

A record of a spiritual journey - an unflinchingly honest account of the author's struggle with grief during the difficult process of taming and training a goshawk. Beige boards, black titles, 300 pages. ISBN: 9780224097000. 13th printing.

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