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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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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.

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FALCON
Written by Helen Macdonald.
Stock no. 1816661
Published by Reaktion Books. As new condition.

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.

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H IS FOR HAWK
Written by Helen Macdonald.
Stock no. 1317456
Published by Jonathan Cape. 2014. Nearly fine condition in a very good 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. Spine corners very slightly bumped, pictorial wrapper rubbed at edges with a few nicks and light mark to front where label has been removed.

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ADELARD OF BATH, CONVERSATIONS WITH HIS NEPHEW
Written by Charles Burnett.
Stock no. 1816595
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 1998. Nearly fine condition.

On the Same and the Different, Questions on Natural Science and On Birds. This book consists of editions and translations of the three known texts in which Adelard of Bath addresses his 'nephew': an exhortation to the study of the liberal arts which constitute 'philosophy, a dialogue on the nature of things in which rational causes are sought, and a discussion concerning the upbringing and medication of hawks. Edited and translated by Burnett. ISBN: 0521394716. Text block a little browned and foxed.

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LAGGARD
Written by Ronald Stevens. Illustrated by Brian Allderidge.
Stock no. 1816586
Published by Hancock House Publishers. 1st thus 2010. Fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

First published in 1953, the author is a falconer and writes with evocative charm of his life at his country estate in post-war Britain. Brown cloth boards. Gilt titles. 310 pages. ISBN: 9780888396990.

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KAI: HAWKING IN BRITAIN WITH A REDTAIL
Written by Tim Borrill.
Stock no. 1816580
Published by Pembertons Publishing. 1st 2010. Fine condition in a fine dustwrapper.

Kai was bred in an aviary in Oxfordshire and delivered to her new come in a cardboard box. She was trained over a period of months and then began a highly successful career as a hunting hawk. She is now 13 years old. Kai is a redtailed Hawk and this is her story... Black boards, gilt title to spine. Colour photos. 246 pages. ISBN: 9780956533203. Previous bookseller's gold address label to front flap of dustwrapper.

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BAXTER'S GAME BOOK
Written by John Mowbraye. Illustrated by John Roberts.
Stock no. 1711636
Published by Elm Tree Books. 1st 1973. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Maroon cloth. Colour & b/w illustrations. The sport of the Field Collected in Verse Prose and Illustration. ISBN: 0241022444. Bookplate to front pastedown.

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THE MODERN FALCONER
Written by Diana Durman-Walters.
Stock no. 1605541
Published by Swan Hill Press. 2002. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

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.

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THE LANGUAGE OF FIELD SPORTS
Written by C.E. Hare.
Stock no. 1601204
Published by Country Life. 1949. Nearly fine condition in a good dustwrapper.

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.

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