SURTEES, ROBT: Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities. 1843, London. Published by Rudolph Ackerman. Second Edition. 15 hand coloured illustrations by Henry Alken. Full olive green morocco binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe with gilt sporting emblems in panels of spine. All edges gilt. Contains portrait of John Jorrocks intended as a frontispiece but the book was issued without it because the artist took too long to produce it. With this copy is a three page letter from Surtees to Abraham Cooper regarding future work together on a magazine. Robert Surtees' bookplate. Contained in a fold over cloth box. Unique item.
HARDY, CAPT. H. F. H: Good Gun Dogs, 1930. Published by Country Life Ltd., London. Signed Limited Edition of 200 numbered copies.16 full page original dry point etchings by G. Vernon Stokes. This copy contains the original signed etching by Vernon Stokes of the "Old Dog and Puppy. Quarto. Original quarter vellum binding.
CROXTON SMITH, A: Sporting Dogs. 1948. Published by Country Life, London. Large Paper. Signed Limited Edition of 250 copies. 8 coloured plates. 16 pencil plates by G. Vernon Stokes. Quarto. Original brown cloth binding and a slightly frayed dust wrapper.
SURTEES, ROBT: Hunts with Jorrocks. 1908. Second Edition. Published by Hodder and Stoughton. 25 full page coloured illustrations by G. D. Armour. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in half red morocco with gilt sporting emblems in panels of spine.
BALL, RICHARD: Penny Farthing. 1931. Published by Country Life Limited London. Edition de luxe. Limited to 150 Signed copies. 16 full page pencil drawings by G. D. Armour. Small Quarto. Original Quarter Pigskin binding.
THORNHILL, R. B: The Shooting Directory. 1804. Printed by J. Browne for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme. Hand coloured aquatint frontis. 6 hand coloured aquatint plates. 2 uncoloured plates, one folding. First edition, second issue with pages 215-220 cancelled. Nineteenth century full tree calf binding, rebacked.
MUNNINGS, SIR ALFRED, 1878-1959. A Centenary Tribute by Stanley Booth. 1978. 96 full page coloured plates. Limited Edition of 100 copies signed by Stanley Booth. Oblong folio. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in full red morocco with gilt cartouche of Munnings on upper cover. All edges gilt. Original slip case.
DALE, T. F: Polo at Home and Abroad. 1915. Published by the London and Counties Press. Edition de Luxe. Limited to 100 copies. 5 full page coloured illustrations. 7 photo gravures, and 52 half tone plates. Folio. Original full vellum binding. Gilt top. Some minor foxing to end papers.
MASEFIELD, JOHN: Right Royal. 1922. Published by William Heineman, London. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin. 3 full page coloured plates. Black and white text illustrations. Limited Edition of 375 copies signed by both author and artist. Quarto. Original quarter vellum binding. Covers slightly rubbed. An unopened copy.
GIBSON, WILLIAM: A New Treatise on the Diseases of Horses. 1751. Published by A. Millar, London. First edition. 32 full page copper plates. Quarto. Bound in old style full calf.
GIBBONS, A: Exploration and Hunting in Central Africa. 1895-1896. Published 1898, by Methuen & Co. London. 8 full page illustrations by Charles Whymper. 25 photos, folding map. Original cloth binding. Slight wear to head and tail of spine.
DEMIDOFF, E: Hunting Trips in the Caucasus. 1898. Published by Rowland Ward, London. First edition. 96 illustrations, folding map. Modern half dark red morocco binding, gilt top. Verso of title page slightly damp stained.
LYLE, R. C: The Aga Khan's Horses, 1938. Limited Edition of 140 numbered and signed copies. Published by Putmans, London. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards. 8 coloured plates. 12 black and white from pencil sketches, photos. Signed by the author, the artist and H.H. Aga Khan. Large 8vo. Original quarter green vellum binding. Covers very slightly marked.
MAVROGORDATO, J. G: A Hawk for the Bush, 1960, First Edition. 8 plates by G. E. Lodge, 4 being in colour. Together with A Falcon in the Field, 1966, First Edition. 12 coloured plates by D. M. Henry and G. E. Lodge. Both books in original bindings and dust wrappers. Contained in a dark blue half morocco clamshell case. $2,000.00
SEBRIGHT, SIR J. S: Observations upon Hawking. Describing the Mode of Breaking and Managing the Several Kinds of Hawks used in Falconry. 1826. First edition. Published by Henry Wright, London. 64 pages. Finely bound by Root in full polished calf, gilt spine. Covers panelled with three gilt lines. Inner gilt dentelles. $2,050.00
HARTING, J. E: Bibliotheca Accipitraria. A Catalogue of Books, Ancient and Modern Relating to Falconry. 1891, First edition. Published by Bernard Quaritch, London. 26 illustrated, including coloured frontis. Original quarter morocco binding. Covers very slightly marked.
HOUGHTON, REV. W: British Fresh-Water Fishes. 1879. London, Published by William Mackenzie. 41 full page coloured plates by A. F. Lydon. Black and White engraved chapter headings, folio. Beautifully bound in three quarter red morocco with gilt fish emblems in ornate decorative panels of spine. All edges gilt. Some very minor foxing.
ELDER, FRANK: The Book of the Hackle, 1979. Edinburgh. Limited Edition of 85 leather bound copies. Contains 29 mounted hackles. Fine in slip case.
HOWITT, WILLIAM: The Rural Life of England. 1838, London. Engraved chapter headings. 19th century half red morocoo. 2 volumes.
WETZEL, CHARLES M: American Fishing Books. A Bibliography from the Earliest time up to 1948. Privately printed by the author. Limited Edition of 200 copies.Inscribed and signed by the author on the half title. Bookplate of William Naden . Original half black morocco. End papers slightly marked.
TRISTRAM, W. OUTRAM: Coaching Days and Coaching Ways. 1888. First Edition. London, Macmillan and Co. Illustrated by Herbert Railton and Hugh Thomson. Quarto. Sumptuously bound in full red morocco spine and covers ornately panelled. Inner gilt dentelles. Book plate of W. A. Foyle.
SPARROW, WALTER SHAW: Angling in British Art, Through Five Centuries. Prints, Pictures, Books. 1923, first edition. London. 200 illustrations including 39 in colour. Quarto. Modern half blue morocco binding. Gilt top.
CRAWHALL, JOSEPH: The Compleatest Angling Booke that Ever was Writ. 1881. Newcastle upon Tyne. Printed for the author. Limited Edition of only 100 copies. Quarto. Numerous woodcuts, engravings etc., some coloured by hand. 19th century full crimson morocco. With an autographed letter from the author to L. P. Heseltine, a signed receipt, a copy of the original prospectus inserted. Two book plates of the author. Book plate of W. A. Foyle.
CRAWHALL, JOSEPH: Chaplets from Coquet-Side. 1873. Limited Edition of One hundred copies. Hand coloured woodcuts. Original quarter green morocco. Signed presentation copy from the author.
CRAWHALL, JOSEPH: A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers. 1864, Large Paper Limited Edition of Fifty Copies. Title printed in red and black. Engraved plates, some of which are hand coloured and engravings and illustrations on India paper. Quarto. 19th century half blue morocco with gilt angling emblems in panels of spine. Rebacked. Bookplate of Alfred Denison (Famous collector of angling books)
CRAWHALL, JOSEPH: Several Sovereigns for a Shilling. Litho illustrations by the author throughout. 1886. Unfinished Proof. Initialled on front cover by the author. On the back cover is a hand written note in Crawhall's hand showing the owners of the first six copies. This one belonged to Charles Keene who received it on November 29th,1886. Oblong 4to. Original paper covers. $185.00
LITTLE, G: The Angler's Complete Guide and Companion being a Practical Treatise on Angling and its Requirements. Published by the author, London, c 1882. 12 hand coloured plates depicting 76 flies for the different months. Full page and text engravings of tackle, hooks, fish. Adverts. Original decorative brown cloth binding with river scene printed in silver, gold and black on upper cover.
FISHER, P: The Angler's Souvenir, 1845. Second Edition. Full page engraved plates. Engraved piscatorial borders by Beckwith and Topham. Attractively bound by Matthews in a full dark red levant morocco. Gilt angling emblems in panels of spine. Book plate of W. A. Foyle.
EPHEMERA, (EDWARD FITZGIBBON) The Book of the Salmon, London, 1850. First edition. 9 full page plates, 8 being hand coloured plates of flies, fish etc., together with EPHEMERA: Handbook of Angling, 1847, First edition. Both volumes bound in half red polished calf with sporting emblems in panels of spine.
NICHOLSON, WILLIAM: An Almanac of Twelve Sports. Words by Rudyard Kipling. Published by William Heinemann, London. 1898. Library Edition. Printed on Japanese Vellum. Quarto. Bound in decorative cloth with vellum spine. Only 180 printed. Book plate of William H. Booth. (From a note inside the book, mentioning the provenance, this could well be a member of the Booth family connected with the Salvation Army)
SALVIN, F. H. AND BRODRICK, W: Falconry in the British Isles, 1873. Published by John Van Voorst. Second edition, revised and enlarged. 28 hand coloured plates. Quarto. Original decorative green cloth binding. Top corner of one page and one plate repaired. Letter from Salvin regarding his old house, Sutton Place, Nr. Guildford. Contained in a half green foldover box. Falconry emblems in panels of spine. $4,000.00
ALKEN, HENRY: A Few Ideas; Being Hints on Hunting and Driving. Circa 1830. First Edition. Published by Thomas M'Lean, London. Folio. 42 fine hand coloured plates. Original half green morocco binding, covers little marked. Scarce. $11,000.00
DREWETT, J: Hardy Brothers, The Masters, The Men and Their Reels. 1873-1939. Published 1998. Special Limited Edition of 125 Signed copies. Quarto. Original full light tan calf binding. Original slip case.
OF BEWICK INTEREST. A Collection of Right Merrie Garlands for North Country Anglers. Complete set of 29 Garlands. Comprising:- Charneley's First Collected Edition, 1836. 14 Garlands and title page. Followed by fifteen Garlands issued annually, and finishing with The Fisher's Garland by Robt. Roxby and inscribed by the author (Roxby) Numerous woodcuts by Bewick. Modern full black morocco.Unusual to find complete collection assembled together.
JOHNSON, ELDRIDGE REEVES: Tarpomania and Buck Fever. 1928. Privately Printed. Illustrated. Bound by the French Binders Garden, New York. Full dark green morocco with an inlay of leaping tarpon on upper cover. Inner covers lined with leather which is embossed with gilt. (The author was the founder of His Master's Voice)
HALFORD, F. M: Making a Fishery. 1895. De Luxe Limited Edition of only 150 copies. Out of Series, being a signed presentation copy from F. M. Halford, 1897, to The True Waltonian Society. Quarto. Frontis. 4 full page illustrations. Some light foxing mainly confined to the first few leaves.
HALFORD, F. M: The Dry Fly Man's Handbook. A Complete Manual including A Fisherman's Entomology and the Making and Management of a Fishery. 1813. Edition De Luxe, Limited to 100 Numbered and Signed Copies. Illustrated. Quarto. Original half red calf binding.
SMITH, JOHN: England's Improvement Reviv'd: In a Treatise of all manner of Husbandry and Trade by Land and Sea. 1673, printed by Thomas Newcomb. Second edition. 270 pages. 7 preliminary pages. Original full sheep, rebacked. Early name on title page.
DE LA QUINTINYE, JEAN: The Compleat Gard'ner; or Directions for Cultivating and Right Ordering of Fruit-Gardens and Kitchen-Gardens .... 1693, printed for Matthew Gillyflower and James Partridge. First edition in English, translated by John Evelyn. Portrait frontis, engraved plates, folding plan. Royal 4to, original full calf binding, rebacked. Bookplate. One of the most important horticultural treatises published in the seventeenth century
BINDING PROBABLY BY GOSDEN. LATHY, T. P: The Angler; A Poem in ten cantos. London, 1820. Engraved frontis., text engravings. Full red straight grained morocco elaborately embellished with gilt.
WALTON, IZAAK: The Complete Angler. 1931. George Harrap, London. 12 beautiful full page coloured illustrations by Arthur Rackham. Black and white head and tail-pieces. Signed Limited Edition of 750 copies. Original full vellum binding and original slip-case. $1,900.00
BLACKER, WILLIAM: The Art of Fly-making: Comprising Angling and Dyeing of Colours. 1855, London. 22 full-page plates, 17 being hand coloured plates of flies and fly-making materials. Handcoloured frontispiece, original full black roan leather, rebacked.
MUNNINGS, SIR ALFRED: An Artist's Life, Second Burst and The Finish. 1950-1952. London. First Editions. Numerous photographs and illustrations. Attractively bound in full red morocco with gilt sporting emblems in panels of spine and covers panelled in gilt.
CRAWHALL, JOSEPH: Crawhall's Chap-book Chaplets. 1883.London & New York. Limited Edition. Printed on coloured paper, hand coloured wood-cut illustrations throughout. A collection of eight individual chap-lets. Contains original prospectus and press opinions. Quarto. Original printed boards with hand coloured vignettes. Some wear to spine and hinges. Charming in its unique humour.
SURTEES, ROBT: Analysis of the Hunting Field. 1903, London. Limited Edition of Fifty copies, 13 hand coloured plates and forty three hand coloured text illustrations after Henry Alken. Plates in two states (uncoloured and coloured) small folio, original quarter vellum binding.
VICTORIAN SCRAPBOOK. Large folio scrapbook containing approximately 347 scraps including some watercolours, juvenile illustrations, views, humourous, etc. Full red morocco binding, book plate.
THE SPORTING REPOSITORY. Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Pugilism, etc., Thomas M'Lean, 1822. 19 fine hand coloured plate by Henry Alken and J. Barenger. Most attractively bound in a full crimson morocco with gilt sporting emblems in panels of spine and gilt fox mask on gilt panelled covers. All edges gilt. Some scattered foxing. Book plate of William Foyle. Rare. $3,520.00
ROSS KING, MAJ. W: The Sportsman and Naturalist in Canada, London, 1866, First Edition, 6 coloured plates, 13 woodcuts. A very good unopened copy in original green cloth binding. Quarto.
BRYDEN, H. A: (Editor) Great and Small Game of Africa, 1899. Published by Rowland Ward, London. A Signed Limited Edition of 500 copies. 15 hand coloured plates, 55 text figures. Quarto. Attractively bound in half burgundy morocco with appropriate gilt emblems on spine. Top edge gilt.
STIGAND, CAPT. C. H: Hunting the Elephant in Africa. 1913, First Edition, N.Y., introduction by Col. T. Roosevelt. Frontis and 22 illustrations. Original red cloth binding. One of the big game hunting classics.
MACINTYRE, MAJ.GEN. D: Hindu-Koh: Wanderings and Wild Sport on and Beyond the Himalayas. 1891. Second Edition, frontis. 31 illustrations. Original decorative blue cloth binding.
POWELL-COTTON, MAJ. P.H.G: In Unknown Africa. 1904, London. First Edition. 204 illustrations. 2 folding maps. Original decorative blue cloth binding. Good example of this scarce book.
HARRIS, CAPT. WILLIAM CORNWALLIS: Wild Sports in Southern Africa; Being a Narrative of a Hunting Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope. 1844, London, Fourth edition, 26 fine hand coloured plates (Lower edge of one plate little frayed)folding map. 19th century half red morocco with elaborately tooled gilt spine. $1,525.00
ANON: Ixoyoohpa or The Royal Trade of Fishing, 1662. Printed by T. F. Royston, London. 30 pages. Old style full calf binding.
, W. H: A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and The Art a Artyfichall Flee Making", 1876, London, published by John B. Day. 25 actual specimens of flies and fly making materials in twenty two oval mounts. 2 coloured litho. Plates. Quarto, original decorative green cloth binding. Some light foxing which is frequently found in this book.. A sought after angling classic.
EGAN, PIERCE: Anecdotes: The Turf, The Chase, The Ring, and The Stage. 1827, First Edition. Printed for Knight and Lacey, London. 13 hand coloured plates etched by Theodore Lane. Most attractively bound in full crimson crushed morocco, elaborately gilded. Bookplate of W. A. Foyle.
ARMOUR,GEORGE D: Bridle and Brush. Reminiscences Of A Sporting Artist.1937. First Edition. London and New York. 4 coloured plates, 127 black and white drawings. Original pencil drawing by the author mounted on additional page. Modern half red morocco binding. Gilt sporting emblems in panels of spine. $650.00
APPERLEY, C. J: The Life of a Sportsman by Nimrod. 1842. Published by Rudolph Ackermann, London. First edition, first issue (having three plates mounted) Contains 36 fine hand coloured plates after Henry Alken. 19th century half red morocco. Rebacked retaining the original decorative spine.
OSBALDISTON, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS: The British Sportsman, or, Nobleman, Gentleman, and Farmer's Dictionary of Recreation and Amusement. 1792. First edition. 42 copper plates of which 28 are hand coloured, early colouring, possibly original. Quarto. Original full calf binding, with early rebacking. Book plate $2,250.00
HARTING, J. E: A Perfect Booke for Kepinge of Sparhawkes or Goshawkes, Written about 1575. Published London, Bernard Quaritch, 1886. Limited Edition of only 100 copies. Frontis. Original quarter red morocco binding. Spine little worn. Contained in a half red morocco clamshell box.
LAWRENCE, JOHN: Delineation of the Horse In All its Varieties, London,1809, 13 full page engraved plates. Quarto. 19th century half calf binding, book plate, some light foxing affecting a few text pages. Decorative illustrations.
GRESHAM ANGLING SOCIETY: Piscatorial Scraps. 1881-1889. Collection of Five Volumes, containing approximately 1379 black and white illustrations, 84 in colour. Photos, maps, drawings and watercolours, tackle adverts, (Both English and American) together with Gresham Angling Society Papers. 1882-1883, London. Some of the essays are:- Jervis, Alfred: Science of Barbel Fishing. Jervis, Alfred: Pike Fishing and Wheeldon: The Science of Angling. Five folio volumes
"SABRETACHE" (BARROW) LIONEL EDWARDS ILLUSTRATIONS. More Shires and Provinces, London and New York, 1928. Signed Limited Edition of 200 copies, 16 full page coloured illustrations by Lionel Edwards. Folio. Original full vellum binding. Covers little marked.
SURTEES, ROBERT: Ask Mamma, 1858. 13 hand coloured plates by John Leech. Bound from the parts and the original paper covers have been preserved.Handley Cross, 1854. 17 full page hand coloured plates by John Leech. Bound from the parts with the original paper covers preserved.Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour, 1853, 13 hand coloured illustrations by John Leech. Bound from the parts with the original paper covers preserved.Plain or Ringlets, 1860, 13 hand coloured plates by John Leech. Original salmon pink cloth covers preserved.Mr. Romford's Hounds, 1865, 24 hand coloured plates by John Leech and Hablot K. Browne. Original salmon pink cloth covers preserved.Hillingdon Hall or The Cockney Squire, 1888. 12 hand coloured plates by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe. Original red cloth covers preserved.All the above are bound in full red morocco with gilt hunting emblems on spines. Upper covers ruled in gilt and panelled with a horse shoe and hunting crop design. $2,000.00