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The Golden Age of Toys

By Remise, Jac (With Jean Fondin.)

Switzerland: Edita Lausanne [1967]. (4to) 252pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. In a very good slipcase. Gilt decorated cover, illustrated endpapers, color frontispiece, black and white and color photographs, illustrations, many mounted color illustrations, index. The dust jacket has edgewear and tears. Translated by D.B. Tubbs. (Antiques/Collectibles, Antiques, Collectibles, Toys).


North American Big Game

By Waters, Robert S.

Pittsburgh: Boone and Crockett Club 1971. (Small 4to) 403pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Green cloth with gilt lettering and cover decoration. Illustrated photographic endpapers, illustrations, tables, photographs. "This volume, published by the Boone and Crockett Club, is the sixth Records book of North American Big Game in a series that has been called 'indispensable to sportsmen, hunters and collectors.' It is the first since the 1964 volume, which is now out of print and out of date because of the raising of many Minimum scores and the establishment of new World's Records". Locale: North America. (Hunting, Big Game Hunting, Natural History, Sportsmen, Wildlife).


Hunting in North America

By Helmericks, Constance

Harrisburg: Stackpole Company 1956. (Hardcover) 298pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Notes, illustrations. The dust jacket is faded along the spine with shallow chips to the top and bottom. "Author of five previous books of outdoor adventure, listed in Who's Who in America, dweller of Alaska for 12 years, Constance Helmericks writes in Hunting in North America how she and Bud Helmericks discovered the techniques of hunting every kind of North American game, from mice to moose". Locale: North America. (Hunting, Game--Hunting, Hunting, Outdoor Life).


Hunting Adventures - with Jimmy Robinson

By Robinson, Jimmy

Minneapolis: T.S. Denison 1958. (Small 4to) 264pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Signed with inscription by the author to Angus Shortt (a nice association copy). Color iIllustrated cover, frontispiece, photographs, color illustrations. Highlights of hunting experiences over a span of fifty years as related by the associate editor of Sports Afield magazine. From the library of Angus Shortt. Locale: Minnesota. (Hunting, Ducks, Hunters).


African Adventure

By Ker, Donald I.

Harrisburg: Stackpole Company 1957, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 248pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Photographs. The spine is gently worn at the top and bottom, there is a tiny bump to the top edge of the front cover, and there is a spot on pages 7 / 8. "In endeavouring to describe the habits of some of the game animals of East Africa illustrated in this volume, I have tried to avoid making definite statements as to what animals will do under certain circumstances. No hard and fast rule can be applied to the habits and way of wildlife in the African bush, the veldt or the forest" - from the Foreword. Book about Antelope, Giraffe, Kudu, Lions & Zebra. Locale: Africa. (Hunting, Big Game Hunting, Hunting, Wildlife).


Hill Country
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Hill Country

By Hill, Gene (Illustrations by Tom Hennessey.)

New York: E. P. Dutton [0-87690-297-2] 1978. (Hardcover) 166pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn. "Hill Country is neither here nor there. It's the place just over the next rise, the soft pool around the next bend of the stream.... All Hill Country needs is a few good friends to keep us company on our wanderings. I hope you'll come along and share it". Illustrations by Tom Hennessey. (Hunting, Anecdotes, Fishing, Hunting, Outdoor Life, Wildlife).


Making Game: An Essay on Woodcock

By De la Valdene, Guy

Oshkosh: Willow Creek Press [0-932558-21-6] 1985. (Hardcover) 202pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Tan cloth with color-illustration paste-down to cover. Color frontispiece, illustrations. "My woodcock appeared on a gilded plate, alongside a sprig of watercress and a shock of straw-colored french fries. He sat with his head tucked under his wing on top of a square of toasted white bread over which was spooned a dark puree. The French waiter ceremoniously swept away my empty soup bowl and neatly replaced it with 'une becasse pour monsieur.' I was ten years old" - from the Foreword. (Hunting, Essays, Game Birds, Game--Hunting, Hunting, Outdoor Life, Woodcocks).


Drummer in the Woods

By Spiller, Burton L.

Harrisburg: Stackpole Books [0-8117-0528-5] 1980. (Hardcover) 239pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations. The dust jacket is sunned at the spine and lightly edgeworn. "Here is a collection of twenty-one hunting stories well told, a lifetime of keen observations on grouse, gun dogs, hunting, and hunters, which includes practical advice on grouse cover, travel habits, training grouse dogs, and selecting grouse guns and loads. These authentic stories - told as only Burton Spiller could tell them - will appeal to the true upland hunter from New England to British Columbia - wherever grouse is king". Book about Grouse Shooting. (Hunting, Anecdotes, Game Birds, Hunting, Outdoor Life, Shooting).


All-Season Hunting; A Guide to Early Season Late Season and Winter Hunting in America

By Gilsvik, Bob

New York: Winchester Press [0-87691-181-5] 1976. (Hardcover) 209pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Photographs, maps, index. "Most hunters miss a good half of the hunting time allotted to them. Most of them go out on the first allowable day or weekend, bag - or fail to bag - their limit, then store their gear away to wait the next year's opening day. Bob Gilsvik likes hunting on opening day as much as anyone - but he also likes to hunt later on, when the quarry is fewer in number and wilier, the quest more demanding, and the results more satisfying". (Hunting).


Bird Hunting Tactics; Proven Game-Getting Techniques and Sound, Down-To-Earth Advice on All Aspects of Upland Bird Hunting

By Duffey, David Michael

Wautoma: David Michael Duffey [0-932558-52-6] 1978, 2nd edition. (Hardcover) 167pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Dark blue leatherette with gilt lettering to the cover and spine and cover illustration. Illustrations. "Many sportsmen are fanatics. The waterfowler delves exhaustively into the best way to lay out a string of diver decoys and may even start carving his own; the whitetailed-deer hunter can argue for hours about the pros and cons of telescopic sights, and so on into the night. But if these men are nuts, they can't hold a candle to the man who calls himself an upland bird hunter when it comes to devotion to a favorite hunting sport and both autumnal and off-season eccentricities" - from the Introduction. (Hunting, Game Birds, Hunting, Outdoor Life, Waterfowl).


Elephants and Ivory; True Tales of Hunting and Adventure

By Jordan, John Alfred

New York: Rinehart & Company 1956, 1st printing. (Hardcover) 250pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Photographic frontispiece, photographic plates. The spine is lightly cocked and edgeworn, there is a previous owner's inkstamp to the front fixed endpaper and the top edge, and there is discoloration at the hinge between the half-title page and the frontispiece. "My Africa is gone, said Jordan. If I knew it like a book it is now an old book, and its pages are yellow. I have seen a thousand elephants herded in the Semiliki Valley in the noon sun. Their trunks hanging idle, only their ears moving against the flies. I have killed forty crocodile in one day on Victoria Nyanza. I killed crocodile because I hated them, not just for the three rupees a head that the Germans were paying. Nothing else I killed like that" - from the first chapter. As told to John Prebble. Locale: Africa. (Hunting, Adventure and Adventurers, Big Game Hunting, Elephants, Hunting, Natural History).


The Shotgun Book

By O'Connor, Jack

New York: Alfred A. Knopf 1965, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 332pp. Near fine in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, index. The dust jacket is price clipped. (Hunting, Shotguns).


Magic with Cards; 113 Easy-To-Perform Miracles with an Ordinary Deck of Cards
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Magic with Cards; 113 Easy-To-Perform Miracles with an Ordinary Deck of Cards

By Garcia, Frank (With George Schindler.)

New York: David McKay Company [0-8098-3921-0] 1975. (Hardcover) 178pp. Very good in very good plus dust jacket. Illustrations, bibliography, index. Outer hinges partly cracked and the dust jacket is lightly edgeworn. "This book is pure magic... 113 card miracles that can be performed with an ordinary deck of cards. The illustrated routines in Magic with Cards include step-by-step instructions and performing patter!". (Games, Card Games, Card Tricks, Games, Magic Tricks).


The House of Coalport; 1750-1950

By MacKenzie, Compton

London: Collins 1951. (Hardcover) 126pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration to the spine and cover. Black and white and color photographic plates, illustrations, appendix. There is a 3-inch long 1-1 / 2-inch deep chip to the front cover of the dust jacket, there is a previous bookseller's ink stamp on the rear fixed endpaper and a previous owner's name in ink on the bottom of the front free endpaper. "Near Broseley in Shropshire stands an eighteenth-century gamekeeper's cottage on the high ground above the southern and westerly banks of the Severn. In the garden of this cottage can still be found fragments of pottery - relics of the origin of Coalport China". Time Period 1750-1950. (Antiques, Antiques, Coalport Porcelain, Collectibles, Household and Domestic, Pottery).


Carl Akeley's Africa; The Account of the Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History

By Akeley, Mary L. Jobe

New York: Blue Ribbon Books 1932. (Hardcover) 321pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Green cloth with cover illustration and black lettering to the cover and spine. Frontispiece, photographic plates, appendices, index. The spine is faded and worn at the edges, and there is a previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper. "This book is intended to be primarily the story of the high endeavor of a man whom it was my inestimable privilege to know and to love during the all-too-brief space of time allotted to us. Ten months of our two short years together were spent in uninterrupted companionship in Africa....The narrative of the book, founded on the daily diaries which I kept, is, so far as is humanly possible for me, a faithful representation of fact" - from the Preface. Book about Carl Akeley & Akeley-Eastman-Pomeroy African Hall Expedition. Time Period 1920's. Locale: Africa. (Hunting, Colonization, Elephants, Expeditions, Gorillas, Hunting, Museums, Natural History, Taxidermy, Travel and Adventure).


Book-Prices Current; A Record of the Prices at Which Books Have Been Sold at Auction, from December, 1889, to November, 1890; Vol. IV

By Unknown

London: Elliot Stock 1891. (Hardcover) 556pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering to the spine and cover. Index. Time Period 19th Century. (Book Collecting, Auctions, Book Collecting).


The SCI Record Book of Trophy Animals

By McElroy, C. J.

Tucson: Safari club international 1980, numbered copy from a limited edition of 2000. (4to) 298pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Leatherette with gilt lettering and embossed illustration on the front cover. Map endpapers, photographs, tables, index. There is a 1 / 2-inch puncture to the back cover. "It was long recognized in big game hunting circles that a recording depository and publication was needed to identify quality trophy animals and that existing record books did not cover many of the world's game species. No publication has listed game animals from Asia since 1935!" - from the Foreword by Capt. John H. Brandt, Associate Editor. Book about Trophy Hunting. Locale: ; Africa; Asia; Australia; Europe; New Zealand; South America. (Hunting, Big Game Hunting, Hunting, Nature, Travel).


A Portrait of Sheep and Sheep Hunting

By Schultz, Roy A. (editor)

St. Paul: Foundation for North American Wild Sheep 1980, 1st printing. (4to) 167pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, tables. The dust jacket is rubbed and the spine is lightly toned with a 1-inch and 2-1 / 2-inch closed tear to the back panel. "To know the lofty peaks where the eagle rides the rising thermals; to smell the pugnacious pitch of the stunted spruce as it brushes my face; to taste the cool water from a refreshing rivilet [sic] in my parched mouth; to feel the chill mountain breeze as it bites through my sweat soaked shirt.... Portrait of Sheep and Sheep Hunting is meant to take you back to those lofty peaks - if for only a fleeting moment" - from the Foreword. (Hunting, Anecdotes, Conservation, Hunting, Nature, Sheep).


New England Grouse Shooting

By Foster, William Harnden

Oshkosh: Willow Creek Press [0-932558-15-1] 1983, Memorial Edition. (4to) 193pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Color illustration to front cover. Frontispiece, illustrations. Very light wear to the spine. "William Harnden Foster may truly be accorded a place among the most accomplished sportsman naturalists of his time. His untimely death has left a void in the outdoor world that will be difficult to fill, as he was a gifted man of observing habits, who told the story of his experiences with both brush and pen" - from the Foreword. Locale: New England. (Hunting, Grouse, Hunting, Nature, Outdoor Life, Sportsmen).


Shotgunner's Notebook; The Advice and Reflections of a Wingshooter
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Shotgunner's Notebook; The Advice and Reflections of a Wingshooter

By Hill, Gene

New Albany: Countrysport Press [0-924357-00-2] 1995, Revised Edition. (Hardcover) 187pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Illustrations. There are tiny closed tears at the top of the spine. "Field & Stream and former Gun Dog columnist and author of ten books on the sporting life, Gene Hill is widely recognized as the dean of America's outdoor writers. Best known as an essayist and observer of what could be called the 'sporting condition,' Hill brings the experiences and judgment of a world-class shotgunner to this book". (Hunting, Hunting, Shotguns).


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