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THE SPARROWHAWK: A MANUAL FOR HAWKING
Written by Liam O Broin. Illustrated by Liam O Broin.
Stock no. 1825179
Published by Old Abbey Books. 1st thus 1993. Nearly fine condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.
The history of falconry in Ireland from its earliest beginnings over a thousand years ago to the the present. Written for the beginner and the experienced falconer, this book covers every aspect of keeping, training and hunting. Green cloth boards, gilt titles. Colour photos and line drawings. ISBN: 0952102900. Light knock to vertical edge of boards and top of spine. Contents fine. Brown pictorial dustwrapper is a little scuffed and slightly grubby.
FALCONRY: CELEBRATING A LIVING HERITAGE
Written by Javier Ceballos.
Stock no. 2135369
Published by Motivate Publishing. 1st UAE 2009. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Large oblong format. Glazed pictorial boards. Colour photos. ISBN: 9781860632761. Contents are excellent! Wrapper has some edge-creasing with a 1" closed tear to rear panel and sticky label.
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. Re-issue. 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.
Maroon cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. The sport of the Field Collected in Verse Prose and Illustration. ISBN: 0241022444. Bookplate to front pastedown.