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A Book Of Trout Flies: Containing A List Of The Most Important American Stream Insects & Their Imitations

By Jennings, Preston J.

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc, 1972. Hardcover Re-Issue. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Alma W. Froderstrom. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xvi, 190 pp, Introduction to the 1970 Edition by Ernest Schwiebert, Preface by Preston Jennings, List of Color Plates, Foreword by Herman T. Spieth; Part I. - Part IV; Afterword by Eugene V. Connett; index. Fifth Printing, 1972. "This volume is one of the half-dozen most important books on trout-stream entomology ever published in America. It contains accurate and scientific descriptions of the principal insects and other streamlife upon which trjout feed; helpful information on the collecting of naturals; expert advice on all aspects of fly-tying -- materials, tools, and methods; and an important chapter on the dry-fly fisherman's nemesis: drag. Its wealth of information is all still valid, and its style is as lucid and distinguished as it is authoritative." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the faintest wear to top edge spine dj. Glue line top edge spine with only the slightes rubbing to corner edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

American Fishing Books 1743-1993: A Guide to Values. A Priced List of American Fishing Books, Catalogs & Periodicals Published Since 1743

By Sheets, K.A.

Ann Arbor, MI: Anglers and Scholars. 1993. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. iv, 108 (3) pp, author's note, Alphabetical Listing; Bibliography. First Edition, 1993. "The history of American fishing books is very much a history of fly fishing in America, especially fly fishing for salmon and trout. It is also a history of thoughtful men and women redefining the sport of fly fishing for American waters. Despite the quantity of excellent new books that have appeared in the past twenty years, the classic (and curious) American fishing books remain an important chronicle of an always popular American sport. They also provide a unique perspective on ecological history. Generally, I have included what I consider the most significant books: those that have influenced, and continue to influence, readers, writers, and fisherman. I have concentrated almost exclusively on books about American fishing, by American writers, published in America. A few British and Canadian writers and editions have been included. The listed books represent, unless otherwise noted, the first editions, in the original publisher's binding, and, if published after 1920, in the original dust jacket, and represent my estimation of the retail price for a copy of the listed book in 'near fine' condition." from the author's note. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$24.00

Modern Handguns

By Adam, Robert

Secaucus, NJ: Chartwell Books, Inc.. 1989. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 128 pp, What is a Modern Handgun?, Developments in Materials for Handguns, Ammunition for Modern Handguns, Handgun Manufacturers, Single Shot and Bolt Action Pistols, Derringers, Revolvers, Self-Loading Pistols, Assult Pistols, Black Powder Handguns, Manufacturerers File, glossary, index, acknowledgments. The Complete Illustrated Guide to Military and Civiliam Handguns in Production Today with mostly color illustrations throughout. Reprint Only the slightest edgewear to dj with lightly bumped top fore-edge corners, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Gun-metal blue cloth.

$15.00

The Shotgun Book

By O'Connor, Jack

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good - Fine. Large 8vo. viii, 332 (x) pp, acknowledgments, the b&w plates, 29 chapters, index. First Edition, 1965. "This diffinitive book contains detailed, authoritative chapters on wildfowl shooting, upland gunning, trap and skeet shooting; practical advice on shotgun makes, models, and functions; highly useful chapters on actions, gauges, barrels, loads, chokes, pellets, and ballistics, profusely illustrated with photographs, chars and drawings." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. 2" closed tear to top edge dj with minor wear to top and bottom edge spine, and age-toned spine of same. Small ink spot to top edge front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red cloth with blind-stamped circular illustration of front board, gilt lettering to spine, and black top text block edge.

$25.00

Alaska Bear Trails [Signed By the Author]
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Alaska Bear Trails [Signed By the Author]

By McCracken, Harold

New York: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.. 1931. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Good-Very Good-. xv, 260 pp, foreword, list of b&w photographs, I. The Call of Adventure; II. Galley Slave on the Dirty Dora; III. A Herd of Grizzly Bears; IV. Land of the Sea Otter; V. Hunting Caribou on the Tundra; VI. Charged by a Wounded Grizzly; VII. Shipwrecked; VIII. Just Out of the Den; IX. Family Stuff; X. The Feast of Ivan; XI. the Murphys and O'Flahertys; XII. Siwashing in the Moose Country; XIII. A Famous Schooner Sails North; XIV. North of Siberia; XV. On the Icy Trail of Aivik; XVI. "Plenty Walrus." Inscribed By The Author on ffep. Faded spine with lightly rubbed and soiled front board, and minor edgewear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth.

$50.00

Among the Water-Fowl: Observation, Adventure, Photography. A Popular Narrative Account of the Water-Fowl as Found in the Northern and Middle States and Lower Canada, East of the Rocky Mountains.

By Job, Herbert K.

New York: Doubleday, Page & Co.. 1902. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good -. xxi, 224 pp, preface, list of b&w illustrations, Part I: The Submerged Tenth - Grebes and Loons, Part II: Modern Cliff-Dwellers - Gannets, Guillemots, Auks, Puffins, Kittiwakes, etc., Part III: Ocean Wanderers - Shearwaters, Jaegers or Skuas, Petrels, Phalaropes, Part IV: The White- Winged Fleet - Gulls and Terns, Part V: Wild Fowl of Wild Fowl - Ducks and Geese. Profusely Illustrated by Photographs from Nature, Mostly by the Author. Moderately foxed around edges front board with lighlty foxed edges of rear board and prelims. A few smudges in margins, else, clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with tipped-in plate of birds in flight.

$20.00

Sea-Trout Fishing. Illustrated

By Bridgett, R. C.

London: Herbert Jenkins Limited, 1929. First Edition / First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good +/No Jacket. Thick 8vo. 316 (4) pp, color frontis, preface, list of 3 color plates, list of half-tone plates, Part I: I-VIII; Part II: I-XIV, index. First Printing, 1929. "My first attemps to capture sea-trout in a loch were not successful because I was unacquainted with their humours and moods, and the varying maner of their attack upon a fly. Sea-trout, therefore, became my special study, and the facts concerning them I have acquired, the conclusions regarding the I have drawn, are set down so that other anglers may benefit and enjoy. Lastly, in this book there are no instructions in the art of worm-fishing, rather I deal with fly-fishing and spinning only." from the Preface. Only the slightest edge wear to boards with foxing to text block edges, and lightly age-toned ffeps, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Olive-green cloth with black borders and lettering to front board, and black bands and lettering to spine.

$35.00

Rural Sports together with the Birth of the Squire and the Hound and the Huntsman

By Gay, John

New York: William Edwin Rudge. 1930. Limited. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. xviii (i), 36 pp, list of b&w plates, Introduction by Owen Culbertson; Rural Sports; The Birth of the Squire; The Hound and the Huntsman. This Limited Edition of Rural Sports consists of 1550 unnumbered copies made by William Edwin Rudge in the month of March, 1930 at Mount Vernon, N. Y. The illustrations are by Gordon Ross Typography by Frederic Warde. Not Price Clipped. Owner's small ex-libris plate on front pastedown. 1"x3" chip along top edge spine extending to front panel dj with thin chipping along top edge rear panel, and a 4" closed tear to rear fore-edge panel at top edge corner. Slightly frayed bottom egde spine cloth with minor edge wear, else, clean and bright; tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Red paper-covered boards with black blackstrip, gilt decorated spine and top text block edge.

$40.00

The Chase the Road and the Turf

By Nimrod. (pseud. of Charles James Apperley)

London: John Lane the Bodley Head. 1927. Reprint. H Hard Cover. Very Good - Fine. xvi, 231 pp, list of illustrations, introduction, test with footnotes, index. Reprinted, 1927 edition with an introduction by W. Shaw Sparrow, and nineteen illustrations in colour, half-tone and line after Francis Barlow, George Stubbs, John Wooton, Tom Rowlandson, Henry Alken, F.C. Turner, James Pollard, G. Havell, J.F. Herring, Wildrake & Thomas Bewick. Dj soiled with 3 chips from 1 to 2 inches, and small tears and chips along top edge. Small tear to boards at top edge spine with minor edgewear top and bottom of same; small puncture to spine near base, else Fine with many pages uncut. Blue cloth title and author on front in blind, and gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Pictorial Encyclopedia of Furs: "From Animal Land to Furtown." Combined Volumes I, II, and III.

By Samet, Arthur

New York: Arthur Samet (Book Division). 1950. Revised Edition. H Hard Cover. Very Good +. 474 pp, prologue, foreword, acknowledgments, introductory theme, I. Fur and Hair of Animals of the Fur Trading Empire; II. Families of Hoofed Animals; III. Weasel Family; IV. Family of Canine Fur Beareres; V. Families of Gnawing Fur Bearers; VI. Bear and Raccoon Families; VII. Cat Tribe; VIII. Aquatic Fur Bearers -- Fin Footed; IX. Pouch Bearing Mammals; X. Family of Insectg Eaters; XI. Tale of Tails; XII. Glances at the Fur Merchant in Action; Seasonal Assortments; Geographical Distribution of Furs; XIII. Wear and Common Sense Care of Furs; XIV. Appraising Furs for Insurance; Alphabetical Review of Technical Expressions; Scheme of Animal Classifications; Charts of Colors; XV. Trade Practice Rules for Fur Industry; index. Pen & Ink Illustrations Sketched by Jules Halfant. Photographs of Furs & Skins by the Author. Completely Revised for 1950 Edition. Minor edge wear with lightly age-toned text block edges. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black faux-leather with blind-stamped lettering to front board and spine.

$20.00

Guns

By Pope, Dudley

London: Spring Books. 1971. F Third Printing. H Hard Cover. Fine. 254 (2) pp, introduction, 1. The Discovery of Gunpowder, 2. The Arrival of the Gun, 3. The First Great Gunner, 4. The Development of Hand Guns, 5. Guns Influence Tactics, 6. The Age of Change, 7. The Science of Guns, 8. The Great Gunsmiths, 9. The Art of the Gunner, 10. Samuel Colt's Revolution, 11. Rapid Fire, 12. Breech-Loading Wins, 13. Guns in the Air, 14. The Beginning of the End. Photographic Acknowledgments. Over 359 illustrations including 59 in full color. Third Impression, 1971. The guns of land, sea and air -- all are included, from pairs of exquisitely worked Italian pistols, their ebony stocks inlaid with silver, to the stupendous German gun which fired on Paris in 1918 at a range of sixty-seven miles. The rich variety of pictorial material emphasizes the range which makes this book a valuable contribution to the history of firearms, There are photographsof the guns themselves, together with paintings, engravings, sketches and documents, and above all, there are Max Millar's unique and illuminating drawings of weapons and weapon systems. Price clipped with inked inscription on recto ffep. 1 1/4 " closed tear at bottom edge front panel dj with with slightly wrinkled topmost edge spine of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt design and lettering to spine, and b&w decorative endpapers.

$17.50

The Compleat Angler; Or, The Contemplative Man's Recreation. Being a Discourse of Fish and Fishing for the perusal of Anglers, By Izaak Walton with Instructions, How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream, by Charles Cotton

By Walton, Izaak and Cotton, Charles with Drawings By Robert Ball

New York: The Heritage Club, 1938. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. Robert Ball. 4to. xi 241 author's dedication to John Offley, Esa; author's address to his readers; Part I. Chapters I-XXI The First through Fifth Day. Part II Instructions How to Angle for a Trout or Grayling in a Clear Stream: The First through Third Day with drawings throughout by Robert Ball. Inked name on half-title. Minor edge wear with slightly age-toned spine with slightly faded lettering, 1" closed tear to blank end page, else, Pristine . Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with illustrated fish and green lettering to front board and spine, and illustrated endpapers.

$27.50

Tackle Craft

By Pfeiffer, C. Boyd

New York: Crown Publishers, Inc.. 1974. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good - Fine. xiv, 338 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, 1. Tools and Materials, 2. Spinners; 3. Bucktails and Jugs; 4. Sinkers and Tin Squids; 5. Soft Plastic Lures; 6. Spoons; 7. Wood and Plastic Plugs; 8. fly, Bait-Casting, Spinning, and Saltwater Rods; 9. Tackle Boxes; 10. Wire Leaders, Terminal Rigs, and Mscellaneous Lures; 11. Other Fishing Tackle; 12. Painting and Finishing; 13. Molds and Special Tools; 14. The Care and Repair of Fishing Tackle; appendix: 1. glossary; 2. charts and tables, 3. list of supplies, selected bibliography, index with b&w illustrations throughout. First Edition, 1974. Price clipped. A 1" closed tear to top edge front panel and bottom edge rear panel dj with lightly age-toned spine and front panel of same, else, Printine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no highlighting or marginalia. Yellowish-gold half-cloth with blue boards and grey lettering to spine.

$17.50

Birds of the American West (A Field Guide to Western Birds). Fiftieth Anniversary Edition.

By Peterson, Roger Tory

Norwalk, CT: The Easton Press. 1984. H Full-Leather. As New. No Dust Jacket, As Issued. xxvi, 309 pp, preface, list of color plates and b&w line drawings, How to Use This Book; Part I. North American West of the 100th Meridian; Part II. The Hawaiian Islands; Appendix: I. Accidental and Marginal Species (w. N. America); II. Casual and Accidental Species (Hawaiiian Islands); index. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black leather with two gilt geese in flight and gilt lettering to front board, gilt lettering to spine, gilt text block edges, decorative gilt endpapers, roadside silhouettes at front and back, and a satin-blue ribbon page marker.

$27.50

Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting and Police Training

By McGivern, Ed

Chicago, IL: Wilcox & Follett Co, 1957. Reprint. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good +. Large 8vo. 484 pp, b&w frontis, to my friends, introduction, comments by the Author in reference to illustrations, Sections 1-31, index with b&w illustrations throughout. Reprint, 1957. Scarce tilte with Dust Jacket. "For better than half a century the author has been one of the nation's top authorities in the field of small firearms, their theiry and use, and has trained thousands of policement, G men, and other law enforcement officers in the use of guns." from the jacket flap. 1"x1 1/2" chip to bottom edge spine dj with two tiny chips to top edge spine, and a 3/4" closed tear and some additional light wear to edges of same, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or other marginalia. Orange cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$65.00

Thoughts on Hunting and Other Matters

By Surtees, Robert Smith and Jorrocks, John

Edinburgh/New York: William Blackwood and Sons/Charlses Scribner's Sons. 1925. Second Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. xiv, 291, list of color plates, half-tones and illustrations in the text; introduction; Thoughts on Hunters I & II; Jorrocks on Spring; Letters from the North I & II; The Surrey Hunt; ; Mr Jorrocks on the Subject of His New Magazine; Ode to John Gilpin; Mr Jorrocks Jouirnal; Thoughts on Inns; A Line from Jorrocks; Letters from Sedgefield Dick to Mr Jorrocks; A Chivey Through Cheshire; The Inside Seat; Paris Raaces and Paaris in 1832; A Few Linew fromn Mr Jorrock's on the Trip to Paris; The Foggy Morning; Ode to the Present Spring; Much Ado about Nothing; The Coach Dinner; London Locomotion: or, the Cab Stand; The Frost and Snow Papers I & II; Jorrock's Farewell Valentine to Miss J-A G-LF on his Going to Cheltenham. Translated by Geo. Denholm Armour Second Impression, 1925. Faintly faded spine with occassional foxing, and lightly age-toned bottom and fore- text block edge, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Illustrated red cloth with black borders, hounds, and gilt horseman, valet, dog, stirrups and lettering to front board, and gilt illustration with gilt and black lettering to spine, and gilt top text block edge.

$37.50

Spinning for Salt Water Game Fish.

By Bates, Joseph D.

Boston: Little, Brown & Company. 1957. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good -. xxvi, 274 pp, color frontis, foreword by O. H. P. Rodman, list of b&w figures and charts, list of b&w illustrations, introduction, 1. Bull Bass and Bluefish; 2. Silvery Ghosts of Southern Seas; 3. Tackle for Salt Water Spinning; 4. Casting for Distance and Accuracy; 5. Excitement among the Mangroves; 6. Secrets of Spinning Along Beaches and Breakers; 7. More About Lures and Baits -- and How to Rig Them; 8. Tackle Busters of the Western Coast; 9. Big Fish in Deep Blue Water; Appendixes: A. The Bates-Cowell Method of Matching Tackle; B. the Cowell Method of Brake Adjustment; C. Distance Casting Records with Spinning Tackle; D. Salt Water Angling Records with Spinning Tackle; E. Chart of Hook Sizes; F. Salt Water Game Fish to Seek, Month by Month. Illustrated with drawings and with photographs by Jack Murray. First Edition, 1957. Price clipped. 1 1/2" closed tear to top edge rear panel dj with a few small closed tears and minor edge wear to same. Inked name on ffep. Only the slightest age-toning to text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light brown cloth with hooked swordfish on line leaping out of water in black ink and black lettering to spine.

$17.50

Year of the Angler [Signed by the Author]
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Year of the Angler [Signed by the Author]

By Raymond, Steve

Piscataway, N.J.: Winchester Press. 1983. Later Printing. H Hard Cover. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. (10) 205 pp, preface by Arnold Gingrich, foreword by Gary LaFontaine, Winter; Spring; Summer; Fall. Eleventh Printing, 1983. Signed by the Author's bookplate on ffep. "The Year of the Angler established Steve Raymond as one of our foremost angling writers. with this new edition of his award-winning classic, readers can again savor Raymond's timeless descriptions of fishing through the seasons in western waters." Price clipped. 3/4" closed tear to top edge rear panel dj with age-toned spine and panel edge. Only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Navy-blue buckram with gilt lettering to spine.

$24.00

African Rifles and Cartridges

By Taylor, John

Highland Park, N.J.: The Gun Room Press, 1977. Reprint. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. E. Stanley Smith. Large 8vo. The Complete Title: African Rifles and Cartridges: The Experiences and Opinions of a Professional Ivory Hunter with some Thirty Years of Continuous Living in the African Bush --- Who Has Used all of the Various Calibers and most of the Suitable Cartridges, and with Them Killed the Many Species of Big Game Found on the Continent of Africa. (6) 431 pp, foreword, 1. Difinitions and Details of Rifles; 2. Double vs Magazine; 3. The Large Bores; 4. The Large Medium Bores; 5. The Medium Bors; 6. The Small Bores; 7. An All-Around Rifle; 8. Sights, Sighting and Trajectories; 9. Marksmanship in the Bush; 10. Bullet Design and Construction; 11. The Revolver or Pistol as Auxiliary; 12. A Summiong-Up; 13. Miscellaneous Odds and Ends; 14. Afterthoughts; index with b&w illustrations throughouts. Reprinted, 1977. Faintly foxed text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$50.00