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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.
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.
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.
Drawn mainly from the sporting diaries he kept for many years, BB recalls numerous little adventures afield. A collection of happenings and impressions of the seasons, beautifully enhanced by dramatic b/w wood- engravings throughout. Black boards, gilt lettering to spine. 176 pages. ISBN: 0718118154. Spine slightly bumped. Inscription in ink to front free-endpaper. Light foxing and page browning to textblock. Dustwrapper is just a little edge creased and there is slight evidence of the wrapper having been leant on to write.
Fur and Feather series. Second edition. B/w plates. Spine is browned. Some foxing to outer page edges; browning. Name and initials to verso of front endpaper.
Observer's Book No. 75. With 119 Black and white photographs and 9 line drawings. Laminate Edition. Minimal bumping to spine. Contents clean.
The history of the sport, quarry species, guns and equipment, gundogs and cooking the bag are all covered in a clear and concise manner. Brown boards, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. Colour illustrations of wildfowl. ISBN: 0904558762. Corners bumped. Pencil erasure mark to front endpaper. Top edge of text block browned. Couple of colour illustrations are annotated to show the wildfowl is protected. Pictorial dustwrapper is browned to spine and rear.
Large format. Blue cloth with title to spine. B/w photos. Damp marks to covers. Some brown marks to prelims. Wrapper is edge-torn and creased with a little loss.
A useful handbook on training for the gundog owner. Brown cloth, gilt title to spine. B/w photos. ISBN: 0713603259. Damp stain to lower edge of rear board. '1977' in blue ink to front endpaper. Light foxing to text block. Pictorial dustwrapper is worn at corners and heavily scuffed, damp stain to rear panel.
2 volumes. Brown leather covers, gilt borders. B/w plates. Includes sections on dogs, plus fox and stag hunting, hare coursing. Rabbit, martin, badger and otter hunting. Angling, game shooting and waterfowl etc. Both volumes have been rebacked with new spines with raised bands; new endpapers, original boards and pages. Volume 1 No longer has its title page. All plates present. Volume 1 was published in 1801 and Volume 2 in 1802. Scuffing and wear to covers; heavy wear to corners. Foxing, browning and some margin marks.
Red cloth, gilt titles. B/w plates and illustrations. Spine is faded. Some wear to covers. Inscriptions in ink to front endpaper. Some browning and foxing. Frontis is almost detached. Tear to a front free endpaper that is uncut.
Third impression. Percussion to Hammerless Ejector in Britain. Red cloth, gilt titles. B/w photos. ISBN: 0948253614. Minor spotting to top edge of text block. Dustwrapper spine heavily faded.