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THE COMPLEAT ANGLER
Written by Izaak Walton. Illustrated by Arthur Rackham.
Stock no. 1319481
Published by George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd.. 1st thus 1931. Very good condition.

Publishers special binding. Bound in dark green morocco with gilt titles, vignettes and borders. Top edge gilt. Two-tone green pictorial endpapers. 12 tissue-guarded colour plates and b/w text illustrations. Slight rubbing to spine and corners. Name and date in ink to front free-endpaper. Endpapers lightly browned. A few foxspots to textblock.

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BRITISH GAME (NN 2)
Written by Brian Vesey-Fitzgerald.
Stock no. 1319460
Published by Collins. 1946. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

New Naturalist Series. Green cloth covers. 6 x 8.5 inches. 240 pages. Exquisite colour plates plus black and white plates throughout. Full of interesting details and should appeal to sportsmen! Spine and corners bumped. Textblock is slightly foxed. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Price-cut wrapper is edge worn and slightly grubby.

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THE WORKING RETRIEVERS
Written by Tom Quinn.
Stock no. 1820182
Published by E.P. Dutton. 1st USA 1983. Very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.

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.

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THE BANVILLE DIARIES
Written by Larry Banville; Norma Virgoe; Susan Yaxley.
Stock no. 1820176
Published by Collins. 1st 1986. Very good condition in a slightly better than very good dustwrapper.

Journals of a Norfolk gamekeeper (Larry Banville) 1822-44. Edited by Virgoe and Yaxley. Colour & b/w illustrations. ISBN: 0002176343. Minor foxing to prelims (faint). Text block slightly browned. Pictorial dustwrapper is scuffed.

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FINE ANGLING FOR COARSE FISH - LONSDALE LIBRARY VOL IV
Written by Eric Parker.
Stock no. 1820169
Published by Seeley, Service & Co.. 1930. Very good condition in a almost very good dustwrapper.

Brown cloth, gilt title to spine and front decoration. Numerous b/w illustrations and plates throughout. 352 pages including contents and index. Text block grubby. Presentation plate to front endpaper. Endpapers browned. Page edge browning. Browning to plates. Dustwrapper is heavily browned to spine, browned to side panels, worn with some loss to top & tail of spine.

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TROUT FISHING FROM ALL ANGLES
Written by Eric Taverner.
Stock no. 1820168
Published by Seeley, Service & Co. Ltd.. 1933. Very good condition.

A complete guide to modern methods. Brown cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. The Lonsdale Library volume II. Spine and rear edge of spine faded. Neat name in ink to front endpaper. Some scattered foxing throughout. Light browning to plates.

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THE MODERN SHOTGUN VOLUME I THE GUN
Written by Gerald Burrard.
Stock no. 1820165
Published by Herbert Jenkins. 1947. Almost very good condition.

Second edition. Blue cloth boards, gilt title to spine. 242 pages including index. B/w diagrams and photos. Top edge blue. Reprint of second edition. Front board is marked with paint splatter and is grubby. Spine and rear board marked. Edges rubbed, corners worn. Text block and endpapers browned. Contents generally clean.

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A SPORTING GARLAND
No author listed. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2133296
Published by Sands & Co.. Good condition.

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.

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SCARLET BLUE AND GREEN
Written by Duncan Fife. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 2133289
Published by Macmillan & Co. Ltd.. 1st 1932. Almost very good condition in a good dustwrapper.

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.

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HUNTING SCENES
Written by Sabretache. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819649
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1936. Almost very good condition.

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.

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HANDLEY CROSS OR MR JORROCKS'S HUNT (2 VOLUMES)
Written by R.S. Surtees. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819645
Published by Edward Arnold. Almost very good condition.

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.

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TIME I WAS DEAD: PAGES FROM MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY
Written by Cecil Aldin. Illustrated by Cecil Aldin.
Stock no. 1819643
Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1st 1934. Very good condition.

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.

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