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Twenty Years' Snipe-Shooting.  Extracts from the Daily Journal of the Game-Books of the Snipery by  J. J Pringle - First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking"  - 1899 - from James Cummins Bookseller and Biblio.com

Twenty Years' Snipe-Shooting. Extracts from the Daily Journal of the Game-Books of the Snipery

by Pringle, J. J

Condition: Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g. A few minor traces


New York: Privately Printed for the Author The Knickerbocker Press, 1899. First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking" to "walking" in pencil, and again in pencil on photo opposite p. 18. Illustrated with 23 Kodak photographs of snipe-shooting at the snipery. 1 vols. 8vo. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g. A few minor traces. First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking" to "walking" in pencil, and again in pencil on photo opposite p. 18. Illustrated with 23 Kodak photographs of snipe-shooting at the snipery. 1 vols. 8vo. An outstanding record of outdoor life and sport in southern Louisiana, being Pringle's account of his shooting near the Teche and Attakapas country. "I shot almost altogether on the Camperdown and Cypre-Mort grounds; both very extensive inland marshes, with low prairies and sloughs adjacent." Pringle was the son of the distinguished South Carolina politician, John Julius Pringle, and here he recounts in elaborate detail (and with marvelous photographs) his hunting experiences over twenty years from 1867 in the bayous of Louisiana. It is also an account of the ecological consequences of the conversion of marshlands to agricultural purposes: with draining of the swamps and the extension of the New Orleans and Opelousas Railway (now the Southern Pacific) to Franklin, the snipe came no more. Pringle also calls attention to the destruction of northern nesting grounds and the effect upon snipe populations. "The most valuable record of game we have. Completely accurate, with tallies of game killed each day, and natural history notes" -- Phillips. "Pringle's careful record stands unique on our shores ... Twenty Years Snipe Shooting offers an unique insight into an era of southern history and near forgotten lifestyle." -- Mathewson. "A very rare book; only a small number were privately printed" (Gee). RARE. Phillips pp. 301-2; Howes P620 ("aa"); Riling 1477 (only a small number printed); Litchfield 66; Heller 2:741


  • Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 312700
  • Title: Twenty Years' Snipe-Shooting. Extracts from the Daily Journal of the Game-Books of the Snipery
  • Author: Pringle, J. J
  • Format/binding: Illustrated with 23 Kodak photographs of snipe-shooting at the snipery. 1 vols. 8vo
  • Book condition: Used - Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt, t.e.g. A few minor traces
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First edition, with correction on p. ix of "stalking"
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Privately Printed for the Author The Knickerbocker Press
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1899
  • Keywords: Hunting / Shooting | South Carolina | Louisiana
  • Bookseller catalogs: Sports & Games; Americana;
  • Subjects: SPORTS & RECREATION / General;


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