Gun for Company
London: Country Life Limited, 1950. Illustrated by J.C. Harrison. Second Edition. H. Back. Good/Good. 4to D/j shows light shelf wear to the extremities with a few small nicks and closed tears. Fore edge lightly spotted. pp 207. (Book ref. 066359) £12.00
Rough Shooting: For the Man of Moderate Means; with Some Notes on Game Preservation and Vermin Extermination
London: Heath Cranton. H. Back. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Dark green cloth, spine titled. Prev. owner's ink inscription dated 1922 and stamp to f.f.e.p. Fore edge browned. pp 160. (Book ref. 066347) £8.00
Vermin Control with the Air Rifle
Peter Andrew Publishing, 1988. First Edition. Soft Cover. Good/No Jacket. 0946796254 Paperback. 87pp. Illus. 1st edition 1988. A few small marks to front cover, larger mark to rear cover. Creasing near spine to front cover. Contents clean. A decent copy. (r26) (Book ref. R26BKGRN1406) £15.00
The young Shot (Young Sportsman's Library)
A & C Black, 1969. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Reprint. The book is tightly bound and in VG clean and sound condition. No inscription or ownership markings. No tears or loss. The jacket is worn with some small tears but no loss & looks rather scruffy.As well as chapters on how to use a shotgun safely there are sections on vermin, rabbits, hare, ferretting, pigeon shooting, rough shooting, wildfowling, partridge, pheasant, woodcock etc. (Book ref. 022141) £5.00
Tales of a Rat-Hunting Man
Milton Keynes: Robin Clark, 1979. Second Printing. Paperback. Very Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 086072025X An unread copy but laminate peeling from top right corner. (Book ref. 028925) £15.00
Tales of a Rat-Hunting Man
Milton Keynes: Robin Clark, 1979. First Thus. Paperback. New. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 086072025X An unread copy. (Book ref. 019680) £25.00
Mouse Traps: A Quick Scamper Through Their History
Galloway OH: North American Trap Collectors Association, 2005. First Edition. Laminated Card. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 0971900523 10mm tear in cover at base of rear spine hinge. Light fold across top corner of last ten leaves. Binding secure. Unmarked. Illustrated in colour throughout, a survey of mousetraps through the ages. 80pp. (Book ref. 008207) £20.00
THE NEW AND COMPLETE UNIVERSAL VERMIN-KILLER; Being an Infallible Directory for Taking alive, destroying and driving away All Four-footed, Creeping and Winged Vermin, Destructive to Mankind, Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, &c. Particularly Rats (Norway, Field, Water, &c). Mice (Common, Field, Rear-Mice, Red Shrew-Mice, &c. Foxes ... Worms, (various sorts) Beetles, Moths, Kites, Ravens, Crows, &c. &c. Including Accurate Descriptions of the several pernicious Animals, and effectual Methods for their Destruction. Calculated For the Use and Service of Housekeepers, Farmers, Warreners, and all Families in Town and Country.
Printed by William Darton ... 1818. 1st Ed. 12mo. 59pp. Folding frontis. taped in part to verso. Some light browning, nicely rebound in gilt lettered calf backed marbled boards, spine sl. faded. US$195 (Book ref. 208009) £125.00
LOWER THAN VERMIN.
1950. 320pp. Sl. rubbed spine, otherwise V.G. SUMMER SALE = ALL PRICES NOW WITH 30% REDUCTION OFF THE LISTED PRICE (Book ref. 1913) £24.00
Facts and Useful Hints Relating to Fishing and Shooting: Being a Collection of Various Methods for Capturing Birds, Beasts, Vermin, and Fish; Together with a Great Variety of Recipes of all KInds Useful to the Fisherman and Sportsman. To which is added a List of Recipes for the Management and Cure of Dogs in Disease.
London, Horace Cox, 1867 Second Edition, small 8vo, bound in original dark green cloth, with blind-stamped decorations, and gilt letters to front cover, [iv], pp188, indexed, illustrated with b/w figures within text, publisher's adverts to pastedowns. Foxing to title page, and endpapers, a few neat pencil notes to rear endpaper. A Good copy overall. (SHELF 4) To see a scan of this book please visit our Home page ** Our shop is open to visitors Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm. - Credit and (UK) Debit cards welcome.- Books posted Worldwide. - For any queries please contact us direct. (Book ref. 33324) £45.00
ROUGH SHOOTING for the Owner-Keeper Month By Month
London: Adam & Charles Black, 1965. 3rd Edition. Hard Back. VG/Good. 220 x145mm Approx H/b , Dust Jacket , 3rd edition 1965 , 205pps , mid-brown boards gilt lettering , Frontis; the shot that comes to the roygh shooter only in his dreams , illus 25 b/w photographic plates , J Tennyson experienced in this field , Foreword , Preface , Editor's note , 14 chpts in 5 parts - Taking a Rough shot / Breeding season / Shooting season / and - wildfowling , Guns , Dogs , Poachers [ book - tight binding , no inscsp/annotaion , light fox to feps/foredge ] [ photo illus terraccota D/j not price clipped , 18s net , spine even fade not effecteing titles , light edgewear , light powder dusting mottling effect to d/j (Book ref. 9816) £8.95
THE SINISTER OMEN : Nancy Drew Mystery No. 61 ... FINE Armada p/b, .
Published by Armada (Collins), London, 1984. ISBN 000692168X. Standard paperback. ISBN 000692168X. Condition: FINE,almost Mint. Old bookseller's price on front endpaper. Rare in the UK: no other UK example was found on internet at time of listing. Weight 300g. (Book ref. 6969) £9.95
RATTING and RABBITING for AMATEUR GAMEKEEPERS.
Nimrod Book Services, Liss, Hampshire. 1985 (2nd.ed.). Field Sports Library series. xv+172pp. with illust. FINE copy in VG++ dw. (Book ref. 12864) £6.00
The Dictionary of the Farm.
London: George Routledge & Co., 1853. Rham's authoritative work on the agriculture compiled from articles which he wrote in the 'Penny Cyclopedia', revised and re-editied with Supplementary Matter by William and Hugh Raynbird. Pp.xii/498, occasional figure illustrations + frontispiece and 3 further engraved plates by J.R.Jobbins,some spotting to frontis., owner's details to front endpapers. Brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt title to spine, spine and top half of front cover is sunned. G+. (Book ref. 36609) £40.00
The Moorland Gamekeeper
Newton Abbot: Readers Union, 1977. Reprint. Cloth. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall A definitive study of the moorland gamekeeper: his life from early days to retirement; his skills & responsibilities; ground maintenance, esp. heather-burning to ensure adquate food for the red grouse; predators, animal and human and how to deal with them; social life and duties and relationship with neighbouring hill shepherds; the ability to organise all aspects of a successful day's shoot, incl. beaters, accommodation and lunch; "the glorious twelfth", the dogs and the different conditions affecting an near the end of season shoot; social change and large syndicates. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. 184 pages including index + 19 b&w photo illus. Browning to the page margins. DJ unclipped with a few tiny tears around edges and some chipping to fore-edges. Book tight and clean. (Book ref. 002324) £16.00
The Vermin-Killer: Being a complete and necessary Family - Book, Shewing a ready way to Destroy Adders, Badgers, Birds of all Sorts, Earwigs, Caterpillars, Flies, Fix, Foxes, Frogs, Gnats, Mice, Otters, Pismires, Pole-cats, Rabbets [sic], Rats, Snakes, Scorpions, Snails, Spiders, Toads, Wasps, Weasles, Warts or Moles, Worms in Houses and Gardens, Bugs, Lice, Fleas, &c. Also several excellent Receipts for the Cure of most Disorders. And Some useful Directions for Gardening and Husband; and likes for Travellers, in regard to the Management of a Horse on a Journey, U&c. With many curious [Secrets] in Art and Nature.
London: Printed and Sold by W. Owen, at Homer's Head..., n. d. [c.1755]. 12mo (in 6s), 166 x 102 mms., pp. 84, later half calf, marbled boards; title-page with crude repairs and loss of "Secrets" in last part of title, and imprint slightly defective, front cover detached, spine very worn, with the arboreal bookplate of Henry B. H. Beaufoy, F. R. S. on the front paste-down end-paper. This is a different work from two published in 1680 with a similar title. Owen published three editions of this work, possibly in 1755, though one of the editions has an advert for the publication of The New and Complete Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, to be published on 23 February 1754. That advert does not appear in this edition. Possibly the first printing was one of 72 pages (ESTC T54055; BL, Oxford Worcester; Princeton, National Library of Australia), and the second with page 82 mis-numbered 28 and the advert just mentioned (ESTC T200543; Cambridge; Toulouse; Delaware, Texas). The above copy conforms to the ESTC listing T211422 (BL, Lambeth Palace; Witwatersrand). (Book ref. 6648) £150.00
The Gamekeeper's Directory
London: Sherwood, Gilbert, and Piper. 1st. H. Back. Good. 8vo And Complete Vermin Destroyer; Preservation of Game, Observations on Poaching; Man Traps, Dog Spears, etc, Ticks Fleas and Lice in Dogs and Lice etc in Cattle. Bound in original cloth. Boards have become quite worn and rubbed, especially to the corners where the paper covering has started to peel off. The spine has been rebacked with the title printed boldly in back. The interior of the book, however, is very clean, with two small, neat inscriptions in pencil to the front pasted down paper. There is a small section of the bottom right hand corner of page 11 missing, but it does not affect the text.Tightly bound. 208 pp. (Book ref. 054597) £165.00
The Book of the Rat
London: Proprietors of the Liverpool Virus for the Destruction of Rats, Mice, Voles, Etc, 1917. 1st. Card. Good. 8vo Bound in cream card covers with staples. Covers have become slightly worn to the extremities and a little bit discoloured in areas. The interior of the book is generally clean, but there are small areas of paper around the staples which have been browned. Includes various illustrations. 36 pp. (Book ref. 054596) £45.00
Studies in the Art of Rat-Catching
London: John Murray, 1896. H. Back. Very Good. 8vo Bound in publisher's original cloth with a design of a rat to the front board decorated with a gilt border. There is a small, neat inscription to the title page, but otherwise the book is clean throughout. The binding is a little weak in places. 184 pp. (Book ref. 054595) £50.00
The Field Sportsman's Library: Rabbiting and Some Ratting
London: The British Field Sports Society. 1st. Card. Good. 8vo Photographs by K H Purkiss. There is minor shelf wear to the extremities of the card covers, with one closed tear to the spine of the book. Binding is quite weak, especially around the prelims. Clean throughout. 77 pp. (Book ref. 054593) £8.00