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BALSDON, Dacre (John Percy Vyvian Dacre), 1901-1977 : THE PHEASANT SHOOTS BACK.

London : Jarrolds, [1949]. First edition. A story of aristocratic pheasants for children by the Professor of Ancient History. Illustrations by Michael ffolkes.
Demy 8vo. (136)pp. Illustrations. Original blue boards, lettered across spine in black; a few faint edge-spots, but a very good copy in the original ffolkes dust-jacket - a little worn, chipped and repaired - lacking small pieces near head of spine and on upper panel.

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LIFE AND SPORT IN HAMPSHIRE.

DEWAR, George A.B. (George Albemarle Bertie), 1862-1934 : LIFE AND SPORT IN HAMPSHIRE.

London : Longmans, Green & Co., 1908. First edition. A most attractively produced and charming account of wild life and sport - mainly in the woods, streams and chalk downs of north-west Hampshire. With two coloured plates by Archibald Thorburn, illustrations from photographs, etc.
Medium 8vo (24cm). xii,274pp. Eight plates. Four photogravures. Two colour plates. Original pictorial cloth gilt; some slight spotting, mainly of edges; endpapers a little tanned, but a very good, bright and sound copy in the original dust-jacket - just lightly worn and a little tanned. Neat contemporary (1912) inscription of A. G. D. Moger of Bath on front free endpaper.

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PAYNE-GALLWEY, Sir Ralph, 1848-1916 : THE FOWLER IN IRELAND : OR NOTES ON THE HAUNTS AND HABITS OF WILDFOWL AND SEAFOWL INCLUDING INSTRUCTIONS IN THE ART OF SHOOTING AND CAPTURING THEM.

London : John van Voorst, 1882. First edition. A handsomely bound copy of this much admired and well illustrated survey.
Demy 8vo. (xiv),(504),[xvi],[2]pp. Plates and numerous illustrations, mainly by Charles Whymper (1853-1941). Bound in a handsome later (second half of the twentieth century) half green morocco, banded and gilt; marbled sides; sprinkled edges; a few small marks; minor repairs to a few leaves, but a very good, bright and sound copy - the inserted wildfowl record wholly unused.

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STANFORD, J.K. (John Keith), 1892-1971 : THE COMPLEX GUN.

London : Pelham Books, (1968). First edition. Colonel Stanford draws on over sixty years of experience - the art of shooting and more.
Demy 8vo. 160pp. Plates. Original tan boards, blocked and lettered in black and gold on spine; top edge a touch spotted, but a very good copy in a lightly used dust-jacket.

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