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British Mountain Climbs

By: Abraham, George D.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Mills and Boon, Limited 1948: 1948

Edition: Reprint

Book number: 54115

Condition: Very Good


Sixth edition. xvi, 448 pp. Bound in dark blue half morocco over blue cloth.. Gilt lettering to spine. New endpapers. No ownership names. With 19 full-page illustrations and 21 outline drawings showing the principal routes. View more info

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Sporting Scrap Book

By: Alken, Henry

Price: £750.00

Publisher: London, Published by Thomas M'Lean, Repository of Wit and Humour 1824: 1824

Book number: 54314

Condition: Good


With 38 hand-coloured plates only (of 50). Measures 37cm x 24cm. Contemporary quarter maroon morocco over marbled paper-covered boards. Maroon leather title label onlay to front board with gilt lettering. Boards quite worn and rubbed. Binding firm. Tear to front endpaper. No text. Contains 38 (of 50) full-page tissue-guarded hand-coloured plates. Colouring of plates bright and fresh. A few minor marks to some plates, affecting only borders. Internally generally in VG con... View more info

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Original Manuscript Notes : Recovering the Line or Casting [Fox Hunting]

By: Anon

Price: £75.00

Publisher: Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Downside School Smythe House N.d. [c. 1950's]: 1950

Book number: 54869

Condition: Very Good


Ten unbound leaves each measuring 11cm x 18cm. On headed paper from Downside School, Smythe House, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Nr. Bath. Manuscript notes on 'Recovering the Line' with three finely drawn original sketches. 'Most of us when enjoying a run out hunting, are apt to regard a check merely as an interruption in the pleasant process of galloping and jumping...and yet this question of recovering the line of a fox when hounds have temporarily lost it, is really one of t... View more info

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The Game 'Auctioneer' : Complete Outfit. Not a Dull Moment. Scope for Fun, Wit & Humour

By: Anon

Price: £50.00

Publisher: N.p., N.p. N.d.:

Book number: 55195

Condition: Very Good


Original card game in box. No date, but circa 1920. In original red cardboard box with colour pictorial onlay. Slight wear to box. Contains a deck of 40 cards, paper coins and a gavel. Lacks rules card. In VG condition. View more info

Image for The Sportsman's Dictionary : Or, the Country Gentleman's Companion, In All Rural Recreations: With Full And Particular Instructions For Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Riding, Cocking ... In two volumes

The Sportsman's Dictionary : Or, the Country Gentleman's Companion, In All Rural Recreations: With Full And Particular Instructions For Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Riding, Cocking ... In two volumes

By: Anon

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Printed for C. Hitch, and C. Davis, and S. Austen 1735: 1735

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57779

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes. Unpaginated. Contemporary full calf. Sympathetically rebacked with raised bands to spines and gilt numbering. Boards renewed. New endpapers. Text clean. Frontis and 25 plates, including some folding (25 engraved and one music). Plates complete. Bindings firm. Loosely laid in are photos of the bindings before restoration. ESTC T131287. View more info

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The Angler's Note-Book and Naturalist's Record: A Repertory of Fact, Inquiry and Discussion on Field-sports and Subjects of Natural History. Two volumes: The Green Series Complete and The Yellow Series Complete

By: Anon and The Green Series Complete and The Yellow Series Complete

Price: £125.00

Publisher: London, William Satchell & Co. 1880 / 1888: 1880

Book number: 52146

Condition: Very Good


Two volumes. 192; 188 pp. Original green cloth with gilt lettering to front boards & spines. Wear to spine ends & corners of second volume. Minor marks and bumping to boards of second volume. Volume one fresh and clean. Six woodcuts to vol. 1. Illustrations to vol. 2. Slight spotting. A VG pair. View more info

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Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, and Snipe Shooting

By: Anon [Vincent, John]

Price: £600.00

Publisher: London, Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies 1808: 1808

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 52126

Condition: Fine


First edition. (vi), 150, (2) pp. Full green morocco. Raised bands to spine with decorative gilt panels. Gilt turn-ins with maroon paper endpapers. Top edge gilt. Bound by Wallis. Edges untrimmed. Extra illustrated with seven hand-coloured engravings. Two-page publisher's list at rear. Some offsetting from engravings. An attractive copy in Fine condition. View more info

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The Sportman's Bedside Book

By: B.B. [D. J. Watkins-Pitchford]

Price: £50.00

Publisher: London, Eyre and Spottiswoode 1937: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 55623

Condition: Very Good


xii, 237 pp. Publisher's cloth in colour pictorial dust wrapper. Dj chipped & torn and lacking large area to rear panel. Ink inscription to front endpaper. Illustrated with frontis and eleven additional full-page plates and 16 tail-pieces by the author. View more info

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The Rifle and the Hound in Ceylon

By: Baker, Sir Samuel W.

Price: £150.00

Publisher: London, Longmans, Green & Co 1892: 1892

Edition: New Edition

Book number: 40506

Condition: Very Good


353 pp, illustrated in b/w (with a colour plate of a 'hunting leopard' stuck on inside front board. A Relfe Brothers prize binding in half vellum with blue marbled boards a prize binding gilt decorated newport grammer school stamp to front cover View more info

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Thoughts Upon Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend

By: Beckford, Peter

Price: £25.00

Publisher: London, Methuen 1899: 1899

Book number: 56752

Condition: Good


xxvii, 280 pp, illustrated in b/w, foxing to pages and endpapers, faded spine cloth. View more info

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Billiards

By: Bennett, Joseph and edited by Cavendish

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Thos. de la Rue & Co. 1881: 1881

Edition: Third Edition

Book number: 53751

Condition: Good


483, (11) pp. Publisher's original dark green cloth with gilt decoration & lettering to front board & spine. Slight wear to extremities. Internally clean. Frontis illustration. With 196 full-page diagrams. Publisher's adverts at rear. Binding firm. Good to VG copy. View more info

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Winter Sports in Switzerland

By: Benson, E. F.

Price: £400.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Company, Ltd. 1913: 1913

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 54644

Condition: Good


viii, 197, (2) pp. Publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to front board & spine. Old damp damage and spotting to rear board. Slight tear to spine cloth at joint. Scattered foxing. Prize bookplate to front pastedown. With twelve tipped-in colour illustrations by C. Fleming Williams and 47 full-page photographs. Collated and complete. An early book on winter sports. View more info

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The Way to the Mountains of the Moon

By: Bere, Rennie

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Arthur Barker Limited 1966: 1966

Book number: 54844

Condition: Very Good


xii, 147 pp. Publisher's hardback in dust wrapper. Dj rubbed and edgeworn. Internally clean. No ownership names. Illustrations and maps. A naturalist's account of mountain climbing in Africa. View more info

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A Hundred Grand Nationals

By: Bird, T. H.

Price: £60.00

Publisher: London, Country Life Ltd 1937: 1937

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 48762

Condition: Good


204 pp, illustrated with coloured frontis. Green cloth with gilt lettering on spine, small split on top of spine and fading on edges. top of spine worn. Some marks on boards. Foxing on edges and some internally, otherwise tight clean copy. A good copy. View more info

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Horses and Horsemen and Stable-Management

By: Bosvile, Godfrey

Price: £100.00

Publisher: London, George Routledge & Sons Ltd 1908: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 39822

Condition: Very Good


ix, 276 pp., Several b/w photographic plates and illustrations. Bound in a handsome midnight blue quarter morocco with blue cloth boards. TEG. Minor tanning and foxing to ffeps and endpapers, but very good and clean internally. View more info

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Thirty Years of Shikar

By: Braddon, Edward

Price: £950.00

Publisher: Edinburgh and London, William Blackwood and Sons 1895: 1895

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 50296

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. x, 373, 2, 32 pp. Publisher's original gilt-decorated green cloth. Maroon endpapers. Frontis illustration. Illustrated initials and tailpieces. Coloured folding map at rear. Slight foxing. Cloth boards bright and fresh with bright gilt decoration. Internally clean and fresh. No ownership names or any other markings. A handsome Near Fine copy of a very scarce book. View more info

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The Kedge-Anchor: Or, Young Sailors' Assistant Appertaining to the Practical Evolutions of Modern Seamanship, Rigging, Knotting, Splicing, Blocks, Purchases, Running-Rigging...

By: Brady, William

Price: £150.00

Publisher: New York, By the Author 1849: 1849

Edition: Fourth Edition

Book number: 48981

Condition: Very Good


400 pp. Rebound in dark green cloth with gilt lettering. New endpapers. Tables, plates and in-text illustrations. Frontispiece repaired. Foxing to plates and scattered foxing and staining throughout. Lacking two leaves, pp. 246-251. A much reprinted classic but early editions are uncommon. View more info

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Felix on the Bat : Being a Memoir of Nicholas Felix, Together with the Full Text of the Second Edition of Felix on the Bat

By: Brodribb, Gerald

Price: £40.00

Publisher: London, Eyre & Spottiswoode 1962: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 57060

Condition: Very Good


xiv, 145, viii, 58 pp. Publisher's cloth in dust jacket. Dj slightly chipped & edgeworn. Cloth clean. Internally clean. Colour frontis. Illustrations. Sports writer & broadcaster Denzil Batchelor's copy, with his bookplate and signature to front endpaper. View more info

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The Boys In The Boat - An Epic True-Life Journey to the Heart of Hitler's Berlin

By: Brown, Daniel James

Price: £15.00

Publisher: London, Macmillan 2013: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Book number: 53836

ISBN: 0230763847

Condition: Fine


[xii], 404 pp. a fine first edition of this extraordinary story. A flavour of the book, precied from the blurb. An extraordinary journey of eight working-class boys in 1930s America striving for the promise of glory at the heart of Hitler's Berlin at the 1936 Olympics. Stroke by stroke, a remarkable young man strives to regain his shattered self-regard, to dare again to trust in others. The backdrop of the Great Depression, The Boys in the Boat is narrative non-ficti... View more info

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History of the English Turf 1904-1930. In two volumes

By: Browne, T. H.

Price: £95.00

Publisher: London, Virtue & Co. Ltd. 1931: 1931

Book number: 53442

Condition: Very Good


In 2 volumes. xvi, 159; xi, 160-355 pp. Publisher's original orange/brown cloth with green decoration & lettering to front board & spine. In the original pictorial dust wrappers with matching design & lettering. Djs stained at spines & chipped at spine ends with slight loss and with some wear to extremities. Rust offsetting from old paper clip with name card to front endpaper & first few leaves. Cloth bright and especially fresh. Internally clean. Numerous illustrations... View more info