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THE MAN-EATING LEOPARD OF RUDRAPRAYAG
Written by Jim Corbett. Illustrated by Raymond Sheppard.
Stock no. 1818661
Published by Oxford University Press. 1964. Very good condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

Green cloth. Maps on endpapers. B/w textual line drawings. An intensely exciting account of Colonel Corbett's mission to destroy the man-eating leopard which roamed over an area of 500 square miles, bringing terror to local inhabitants.The events occured between 1918 and 1926. First published in India in 1947. Endpapers and text block browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is lighty rubbed at corners.

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A HANDFUL OF LEATHER
Written by Will H. Ogilvie. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Stock no. 1818394
Published by Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1928. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

Red cloth, dark blue titles. 8 tipped-in colour plates. A book of verse first seen in various sporting publications and Punch. Staining to top & tail of spine else boards clean and bright. Inscription in pencil to front endpaper. One mount partly detached. Minor crease to one plate. A few scattered foxposts. Small hole to front edge of spine (pin hole). Pictorial dustwrapper is a little grubby and is edge-worn with a few tears and some loss.

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'ASK MAMMA'
Written by R.S. Surtees. Illustrated by John Leech.
Stock no. 1818393
Published by Bradbury & Evans. 1st 1858. Good condition.

Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine and vignette to front. 13 Hand-coloured steel engravings, b/w wood engravings. 412 pages. Re-backed with original spine laid down and new endpapers. Board edges worn, boards grubby. Bookplate to front pastedown. All plates present. Binding worn but tight. A few grubby marks throughout.

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MOUNT AND MAN
Written by M.F. McTaggart. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards.
Stock no. 1818392
Published by Country Life. 2nd 1927. Very good condition.

Second, revised edition. Getting in the saddle of the horse! Red cloth boards, gilt titles. 26 b/w plates. Spine heavily faded but gilt still bright. Endpapers browned and a few foxspots to contents.

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THOUGHTS ON HUNTING IN A SERIES OF FAMILIAR LETTERS TO A FRIEND
Written by Peter Beckford.
Stock no. 1818389
Published by Sherwood, Neely & Jones. 1st 1820. Good condition.

Three quarter leather binding with marbled paper boards. Gilt title to spine reads 'Beckford on Hunting'. Pictorial frontispiece depicts 'Diana preparing for the Chase attended by Health and Contentment'. Pictorial title page. Fold-out plan of dog kennel facing Letter 1. xii and 321 pages. Boards heavily rubbed, leather spine & corners rubbed. Boards are bowed. Joints cracked. Binding tight. Some foxing mainly to prelims and last few pages. Contemporary inscription in pencil to blank leader page.

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"PLAIN OR RINGLETS?"
Written by R.S. Surtees. Illustrated by John Leech.
Stock no. 1818387
Published by Bradbury & Evans. 1st 1860. Good condition.

Red leather boards with gilt title to spine, raised bands, and vignettes to spine and corners of boards. Marbled endpapers. B/w wood engravings, 13 hand coloured steel engravings. Top edge gilt. Spine lightly rubbed at edges and raised bands. Gilt is bright. A few minor marks to boards. Bookplate to front pastedown. Front joint pulled. Foxing present mainly to margins and endpapers. All plates present.

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HUNT AND WORKING TERRIERS
Written by Jocelyn Lucas.
Stock no. 1818335
Published by Tideline Books. 1st thus 1979. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

Brown cloth, gilt titles to spine. B/w photos. Originally published in 1931, the author gives a true and accurate account of sport in his time. 367 pages includes index. Bumping to lower edge of boards. Brown pictorial dustwrapper is faded to spine.

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IT'S MY DELIGHT
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald. Illustrated by BB.
Stock no. 1318443
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1947. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

A thorough and entertaining discourse on the art of hunting by orthodox methods. Numerous b/w engravings. Turquoise-green cloth. Spine bumped, covers slightly grubby. Endpapers browned, light foxing to textblock. Dustwrapper is edge chipped with slight loss at top and tail of spine, rear panel is a bit browned.

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STAG HUNTING WITH THE "DEVON AND SOMERSET" 1887-1901
Written by Philip Evered. Illustrated by H.M. Lomas.
Stock no. 1818318
Published by Chatto & Windus. 1st 1902. Very good condition.

An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Red cloth boards, gilt titles, gilt vignette of stag head to front. Colour and b/w photos. B/w illustrations. Top edge gilt. Spine slightly faded, small split in cloth to head of spine at either side. Name & date in ink to front pastedown. Endpapers browned. A few scattered foxspots to contents.

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FIELDS ELYSIAN: A PORTRAIT OF HUNTING SOCIETY
Written by Simon Blow.
Stock no. 1818232
Published by J.M. Dent & Sons Ltd.. 1st 1983. Slightly better than very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

A fascinating history of hunting society: stories of various hunting packs, such as the Belvoir, the Pytchley, the Beaufort, and Quorn, the Middleton and the Fernie; recounting the activities of colourful sporting personalities such as Sir Gilbert Breenall, Lord Lonsdale, Lord Willoughby de Broke and more. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. Sepia photos. vi and 152 pages including index. ISBN: 0460045342. A few minor foxpsots to endpapers. Top edge of text block foxed. Price-cut pictorial dustwrapper is lightly browned.

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THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO WING SHOOTING
Written by Alex Brant.
Stock no. 1317915
Published by The Lyons Press. 1st 2005. Nearly fine condition in a nearly fine dustwrapper.

The ultimate handbook to a specialized sport. Blue spine with gilt title, beige boards. 238 pages. Colour and b/w photos. ISBN: 1592286488. Minimal bumping to spine and corners. A small (glue?) mark to lower edge of textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased.

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THE SPORTSMAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK
Written by BB. Illustrated by BB; G.D. Armour.
Stock no. 1317848
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1937. Very good condition.

Cream cloth spine with gilt title, rest of covers are green. B/w plates and text illustrations. 237 pages. Spine and corners bumped. A few small marks to covers. Foxing, mainly to prelims and textblock but some page margins too.

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