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GENTLEMEN AND POACHERS: THE ENGLISH GAME LAWS 1671-1831
Written by P.B. Munsche.
Stock no. 1815869
Published by Cambridge University Press. 1st 1981. Slightly better than very good condition in a very good dustwrapper.
This book touches on many subjects including man traps, transportation to Australia, the Industrial Revolution and fox-hunting, to name but a few, it is essentially about values: how the gentry tried to impose theirs on England and how these, in turn, were undermined by new values, more compatible with the emerging capitalism of the nineteenth century. Burgundy cloth boards, gilt title to spine. ix and 255 pages including index. ISBN: 0521232848. Top of spine bumped. Upside down 'J' rubber ink stamp in blue to title page. Blue pictorial dustwrapper is browned, has a small chip to top of rear panel spine edge, and is fading to spine.
SKETCHES OF BRITISH SPORTING FISHES
Written by John Watson.
Stock no. 1808195
Published by Chapman & Hall Ltd. 1st 1890. Good condition.
Green cloth boards, gilt title to spine. xi and 143 pages. Front board badly dampstained. Front endpaper missing. Name & address to endpapers. A few grubby marks to contents. One or two hinges pulled. A good working copy.
THE POACHERS PROGRESS
No author listed. Illustrated by C. Blake; C. Turner.
Stock no. 1706439
Published by Paul Harris. 1st thus 1981. Very good condition.
Facsimile edition first published by C. Turner in 1826. Limited to 750 copies. Very Large Oblong format, Approx. 60cm by 40cm. 8 colour plates from paintings by C. Blake, engraved by Turner. Leather spine. Due to the size of this book, if posted, it will need to be sent via courier. ISBN: 0862280303. Base of spine and bottom edge worn. This copy is unnumbered. A few scuffs to covers. Plates bright and clean. REDUCED from Â£250.
THE SPORTSMAN'S DIRECTORY
Written by John Mayer.
Stock no. 576175
Published by Simpkin, Marshall & Co.. 1838. Good condition.
Small format. Green cloth, gilt title and shooting vignette to front cover. The Sportsman's Directory and Park & Gamekeeper's Companion. Being a Series of Instructions in Ten Parts for The Chase in its Various Classes: Coursing, Shooting, Fishing, The Preservation of Game and Decoys, Selection and Training of the Pointer and Spaniel, Breeding Pheasants, Partridges, Rabbits Etc. With Copious Directions for Trapping and Destroying Vermin and Detecting the Operations of the Poachere. An Appendix Containing Numerous Valuable Receipts and Useful Abstracts of the Game Laws and the Laws of Coursing. 6th edition. viii + 181 pages. B/w illustrations. Rear free endpaper missing. Front joint cracked, rear joint broken. Contemporary name in ink to title page. Covers a little marked. Corners slightly worn. Page 97 has crayon scribble but text still readable.