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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.
Green cloth, black titles. B/w photos. 111 pages. Some page browning and foxspots.
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.
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.
THE ADVENTURES OF AN ARTISAN HUNTER
Written by David Brian Plummer. Illustrated by Martin Knowelden.
Stock no. 1816662
Published by The Boydell Press. 1987. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The author recounts his exploits as a hunter, from boyhood days as a traunt in a Welsh mining valley, ratting and pursuing such game as could be found with a lurcher. He also explores such vanished pastimes of the working man as cockfighting. The main characters are his terrier, San, and two hawks, a buzzard and a goshawk. Green boards, silver title to spine, b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0851151086. A few grubby marks to text block. Price cut pictorial dustwrapper is slightly faded to spine.
Whether loved, hated, or feared, whether worshiped as a god, valued as a hunting companion, or used as a corporate or heraldic symbol, falcons have fascinated humans for millennia. This book sheds compelling new light on this extraordinary bird, and on cultures through which it has flown. Cardwraps. ISBN: 1861892381. Still in original shrinkwrap.
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. Spine corners very slightly bumped, pictorial wrapper rubbed at edges with a few nicks and light mark to front where label has been removed.
Maroon cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. The sport of the Field Collected in Verse Prose and Illustration. ISBN: 0241022444. Bookplate to front pastedown.
Colour and b/w photos. Hawks used in falconry and the use of falcons and their hybrids. Also includes a section on gundogs. Training, Hawking and Breeding. ISBN: 1853103683. Spine bumped. A few indentation marks to wrapper.
B/w illustrations. The origin and meaning of many of the 100s of strange-sounding words and phrases used by hunters of the past, but also many that have survived in use until the present day. Wrapper slightly edge-chipped but with very large closed tear to spine edge.