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The Training, Care, and Handling of Retrievers for Hunting and Field Trials. The world of Tom Quinn, one of America's most successful breeders and trainers of these uniquely talented dogs. White cloth spine with brown foil title, beige paper boards. B/w diagrams & photos. ISBN: 0525932879. Light foxing to text block, lower edges of boards marked. Light browning to endpapers else contents clean. Pictorial dustwrapper is slightly grubby and has a small closed tear to lower corner of rear fold.
Large oblong format. Green cloth spine. Green front board with white banner to left edge. A delightful selection of colour plates throughout contents. Damp staining and browning to covers - mostly to banner on left hand side. Scuff marks to covers; some foxing. Bumping to corners; chipping and wear to cover edges. Creasing, chipping and browning/foxing to front endpaper. Some grubby margin marks. One plate (A Likely Spot) is detached, but still loosely inserted.
A book of sporting verse. Red cloth, gilt titles and fox vignette. 4 colour plates and 25 monochrome illustrations. Cover edges are unevenly faded. Foxing to endpapers and outer page edges. Wrapper has been 'repaired' with some white pieces added for strength. Marks and browning/fading; some pieces of loss.
Forty Sketches of Hunting Scenes and Countries. Selected studies from Cecil Aldin's Sketch Books, chosen and arranged by him for a volume of Hunting sketches which was not published. Large format. White cloth spine with gilt title, red cloth covers with gilt title to front. Boards marked and affected by damp to rear (cloth crinkled). Slight bowing to boards. Corners bumped & worn. Inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Lower front corner of boards has been bumped which gives rise to faint creasing of lower corner of contents. Minor foxing throughout also affects illustrations.
Some of Aldin's best work went into this, one of his favourite books. Two volumes. Red cloth, gilt titles and vignette. 12 colour plates in each volume plus numerous text illustrations. Top edges gilt. Both volumes dampstained, a little marked, and faded to spine. Corners bumped. Tissue-guard between frontis and title page missing to volume II. Hinges pulled. Minor foxing to text block. A few grubby marks and minor foxing to contents. All plates present.
Red cloth, gilt title to spine. Colour frontis, colour plates and b/w illustrations. Mostly about fox hunting. Spine browned with foxing. A few marks to covers. Rear cover has a few impact points. Text block browned. Name & date in ink to front endpaper. A few scattered foxspots throughout. All plates present.
Second Edition. Exmoor is the land of the horseman and the walker. Little known paths and bridle paths, tracks one comes across when hunting with the Devon and Somerset Staghounds. Contents include chapters on 'The Wild Red Deer', 'Moorland Hacking', 'Some Exmoor Inns' all of great interest to Exmoor. Cream cloth with brown titles and vignettes. 5 b/w plates plus b/w illustrations and two sketch maps (folding). Boards lightly browned. Neat name & date in ink to free front endpaper. A few scattered foxspots mainly to prelims. All plates present.
Brown boards, with pictorial onlay to front cover. 6.75 x 5.25". B/w text illustrations and 3 tipped-in colour plates. 31 pages. Browning to endpapers. Neat inscription in ink to free front endpaper. Foxing to text block. A few scattered foxspots to contents. All plates present.
THE SPORTING EMPRESS: THE STORY OF ELIZABETH OF AUSTRIA AND BAY MIDDLETON
Written by John Welcome.
Stock no. 1819224
Published by Michael Joseph. 1st 1975. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
Elizabeth Empress of Austria was the wife of Franz Joseph I, the last of the Habsburgs to enjoy power, privilege and wealth on the grandest scale. Her unhappy and ultimately tragic life held one short period during which she enjoyed real happiness and a deep and lasting love: between 1876 and 1882, she visited England and Ireland on sporting tours where she found fulfilment in the excitement of hunting - and she met Bay Middleton... Brown cloth boards, gilt title to spine. B/w illustrations. ISBN: 0718113233. Name & gift inscription in ink to front endpaper. Some foxing mainly to endpapers and text block. PIctorial dustwrapper is lightly faded and edge-rubbed, grubby to rear panel.
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.
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.
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.