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ARCTIC ISLAND HUNTER
London: George Ronald, 1961.
Octavo, brown cloth. pp 136 + plates. 2 maps in text. Fine copy, no owner names. Dust jacket has light rubbing to front panel else fine, flap price intact. The experiences of a hunter in Spitzbergen.
$18.00 Book Number: 36404 Order / Enquire
THE IRRESISTIBLE INTRUDER
London, New York, & Toronto: John Lane the Bodley Head / John Lane Company / Bell & Cockburn, 1914.
Canadian issue from UK sheets, with cancel title leaf, Bell & Cockburn spine imprint. Octavo, brown cloth ruled in blind, gilt lettered. pp (iv), 342. Ex private lending library, with label inside front cover (Murray-Kay Booklovers Library, 17-31 King St. E., Toronto); rear free endpaper removed; one inch cloth tear at lower rear joint repaired; yellowing to page edges; occasional soil spots in text; just a good, sound copy, but just the one library mark. Caine wrote some weak satirical science fantasy and some good fishing books. The present novel has a lot of angling content.
$25.00 Book Number: 33306 Order / Enquire
CAUZ, Louis E.
Toronto: Deneau / Ontario Jockey Club, 1984.
Squarish quarto, card covers. pp (303). Photos, charts. Rubbing to spine fold, long creases to front cover, good clean copy otherwise. History of The Queen's Plate, Canada's premier horse race, from 1860 on. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$15.00 Book Number: 45448 Order / Enquire
GUERRE AUX LOUPS !
Montréal: Éditions Marcel Cognac, 1962.
Quarto,  pp stapled in card covers. Photos. Some rubbing, small indentations, to front cover; VG otherwise. Advocates the slaughter of wolves, a regrettable practice now much curtailed. Text is in French. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$18.95 Book Number: 45373 Order / Enquire
MAN-EATERS OF KUMAON
London: Oxford University Press, 1946.
Orange cloth, spine gilt lettered, endpaper maps, red top edges. pp (xviii), (214) + frontispiece portrait and 3 other photos. Thin covers a little bowed, with small soft bumps to outer corners; tidy ink owner name on blank recto of frontispiece; else a VG+ clean and bright copy. Orange on cream dusty jacket has minor wear to tips of lightly darkened spine, VG otherwise, flap price intact, quite nice. A big game hunting classic (tigers in India), previously published in India in 1944.
$45.00 Book Number: 28440 Order / Enquire
THE HOUND AND THE HAWK. The Art of Medieval Hunting.
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson,, 1988.
Octavo, green boards. x, 306,  pp + plates. Small bruise to lower outer corner of front cover and to upper outer corner of rear cover, else fine in fine jacket, no previous owner marks. "Hunting was a training for war and a rite of manhood, a powerful and ritualistic pastime, the sport of kings. In vivid and engrossing detail, John Cummins shows us the appropriate methods for hunting all kinds of deer, boar, wolves, foxes, bear, otter, birds hare - even unicorn. Hunting and hawking run throughout medieval art and literature, providing not only narrative motifs for tapestries, romances and sagas but also metaphors for war and combat, for Christianity wrestling with the dark forces of paganism, and for sexual pursuit and conquest. Dr Cummins' book ranges over a dazzling diversity of sources - poems, ballads, letters, court directives, royal accounts, gamekeepers' handbooks, psalters - to recreate and interpret the cosmos of medieval hunting and falconry, the skills and techniques, superstitions and beliefs. Richly illustrated from a variety of sources, "The Hound and the Hawk" shows us a pageant of medieval and Renaissance life lived in its grandest, most flamboyant, most allusive manner. "
$19.95 Book Number: 15087 Order / Enquire
CUSACK, John. MM, and Ivor Herbert
SCARLET FEVER: a lifetime with horses
London: Cassell, 1972.
Reddish orange boards. pp viii, 163 + plates. Fine copy. Price-clipped jacket has closed tears to lower front panel, VG otherwise. Inscribed by the author "For George D. Taylor, who helped me bring Highland Ponies to Canada. We all have happy memories of Connie Smythe and the Canadian Army W.W. 2. Best wishes for a long life, Jack Cusack." "Jack Cusack, cavalryman of the old school, is rising 80. From the day in 1908 when he ran away from home to enlist in the Royal Scots Greys, his life has been spent with horses. From Glasgow to Egypt; from India to South Africa; then to the battlefields of Flanders where he won the Military Medal for bravery in the field; from the British occupation in Cologne to Kapuskasing in Ontario; and finally to the Royal Hospital, Chelsea." - jacket. Includes a chapter on his experiences as an undercover agent among the Communists of Spadina Avenue, Toronto.
$25.00 Book Number: 44822 Order / Enquire
DODDS, E. King
CANADIAN TURF RECOLLECTIONS AND OTHER SKETCHES.
Author: Toronto, 1909.
Octavo, dark blue morocco grain cloth, front cover gilt lettered. 304 pp. Photo portaits of persons in text. Chips and tears to fore margin of two leaves from careless opening (no text affected); else fine. Thoroughbred horse racing.
$50.00 Book Number: 9184 Order / Enquire
DUNCAN, David James
THE RIVER WHY
London: Hutchinson, 1983.
Light blue boards. Fine in fine jacket, flap price intact, no owner names. Author's first book, an acclaimed novel about fly fishing and the environment. This UK edition is scarce.
$95.00 Book Number: 27864 Order / Enquire
EARDLEY-WILMOT, John E., Sir
REMINISCENCES OF THE LATE THOMAS ASSHETON SMITH, ESQ. Or, the Pursuits of an English Country Gentleman.
London: John Murray, 1860.
Octavo, original red cloth gilt, yellow endpapers. pp (xivi), (302), [2, blank], 32 pp Jan., 1860, publisher's catalogue. Engraved frontispiece portrait, illustrated title leaf, and 7 other plates inserted, one vignette in text. Spine has darkening, one small black spot, bit of wear to tips; cloth splits to joints reglued; front cover has a dark spot to inner margin; small dark spots on rear cover; foxing to the frontispiece and title leaf; in all, good externally, internally fine, tight in the binding, inner hinges not cracked, no owner names. English sporting classic.
$65.00 Book Number: 20578 Order / Enquire
FARRINGTON, S. Kip, Jr.
THE TRAIL OF THE SHARP CUP : The Story of the Fifth Oldest Trophy in International Sports
New York: Dodd, Mead, c1974,
Second printing. Blue cloth, endpaper maps. pp: xvi, 176, photographs and map in text, statistics, index. "In 1935 the author conceived the idea of a Davis Cup Match for giant tuna; the match to be held at Wedgeport, Yarmouth County, Nova Scotia. Originally to be between the USA and teams from the British Empire, eventually nineteen countries have competed for the cup." Fine in near fine price-clipped jacket.
$15.00 Book Number: 44823 Order / Enquire
GOING FISHING. Illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe
London: Country Life, 1949.
6th printing (first was in 1942). Quarto, blue cloth. pp 144. Excellent full page wood engravings. Light yellowing to page edges, VG+ otherwise, no owner names. Dust jacket has nicks and small creased tears, spine lightly yellowed, VG generally. Memories of fishing in the Americas, England, Scotland, France, Norway, and the Caucasus.
$25.00 Book Number: 43966 Order / Enquire
THE SOCKEYE SALMON, Oncorhynchus nerka
Ottawa: Fisheries Research Board of Canada, 1968.
Tall octavo, blue cloth. pp (xvi), 422 + colour frontispiece and other plates, some in colour. Fine copy, no owner marks. Dust jacket has shallow chips at head of spine, VG+ otherwise. 1.5 kg parcel.
$24.95 Book Number: 40274 Order / Enquire
THE QUEEN'S PLATE
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1959.
Tall octavo, blue cloth. (xxiv), 168 pp. Many photos in text, some illustrations in colour. 4 colour plates (paintings of champion horses) inserted. Minor foxing to page edges, else a fine copy. Red card slipcase with colourful pictorial labels to side (some dust soiling to the labels), minor rubbing to slipcase at edges. Book designed and illustrated by Frank Newfeld, a typically interesting piece of book making from Canada's best commercial book designer of his time. A 100 year h istory of Canada's most prestigious horse race. This copy is one of those for presentation by The Jockey Club, Toronto, and has a presentation leaf tipped in at front, inscribed by the President of the Ontario Jockey Club.
$45.00 Book Number: 9122 Order / Enquire
GOLDSCHMIDT, Sidney G., Lieut.- Colonel
RANDOM JOTTINGS OF A HORSEMAN.
London: Country Life, 1940.
Octavo, green cloth. (xii), 163 pp. + frontispiece; illustrations in text. Fine copy, no previous owner names. Cream price-clipped dust jacket is soiled; spine darkened with small chips, tears; edge tears to panels ; just good. A selection of the author's articles from various sporting journals.
$18.95 Book Number: 16818 Order / Enquire
HAWKINS, B. Waterhouse
THE ANATOMY OF THE HORSE
London: Winsor and Newton, no date (1860s),
Early printing (first was in 1865). 12mo, limp yellow printed cloth. pp 84, 64 (ads). 14 plates (2 double page) included in the pagination. Spine slightly darkened, old ink owner name in top margin of front cover, former owner's rubber stamp on front and rear free endpapers and on the title page; title leaf has a tiny chip to fore edge, corner tear to front free endpaper neatly repaired; VG clean, tight and unworn copy otherwise. Front cover and title page call for 24 illustrations by the author, in error. The copy is complete with 14. Number 21 in the publisher's One Shilling Hand-Books on Art Series Horse anatomy, skeleton, for the artist. The ads have many pictures and prices of artists' supplies.
$35.00 Book Number: 40731 Order / Enquire
HAWKINS, B. Waterhouse
THE ARTISTIC ANATOMY OF THE DOG AND DEER...Fifth thousand
London: Winsor and Newton, no date (1880s?),
Yellow printed glazed card covers.. pp 59, , 40 (ads). 8 plates (3 double page) included in the pagination. Spine neatly replaced with white tape; covers dusty, with one corner crease; ink doodles in fore margin of blank verso of frontispiece, blotted a little onto the fore margin of the title page; neat repair to inner margin of frontispiece; owner rubber stamp at rear; else a VG tight and unworn copy. Number 20 in the publisher's One Shilling Hand-Books on Art Series The ads have many pictures and prices of artists' supplies. First published in 1876. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.
$25.00 Book Number: 40732 Order / Enquire
HEATHER [pseudonym of Joyce Mary Vivian)
RIDING WITH REKA. A Tale of Horses and Ponies. Illustrated by Lionel Edwards, R.I.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1937.
Square octavo, green cloth. (2), (xii), (176), (2) pp + 10 full page drawings. Light foxing to fore edges; orange topstain very slightly sunned; else fine. Orange jacket has shallow chip (1/2 inch deep - no lettering lost) to hea d of very slightly darkened spine; small chip to lower inner corner of lightly dust soiled rear panel; one inch split to top of front flap fold; price-clipped; VG o/w. A story about horses written by a young girl of 15 who died in an accident before publication, with black and white illustrations by the noted sporting artist Lionel Edwards, who was impressed with the text.
$29.95 Book Number: 5696 Order / Enquire
WHERE LION REIGN: An Account of Lion Hunting & Exploration in S.W. Abyssinia
London: Skeffington, no date (1929), 1929.
Tall octavo,. original red cloth, spine gilt lettered. pp 287 + 16 plates. Nicks, mild wear, to tips of lighty darkened spine; rear cover has damp spots; mild wear to outer corners; 1931 ink ownership inscription on front free endpaper; internally VG, clean, tight and unworn. A scarce book.
$295.00 Book Number: 31516 Order / Enquire
KNOPP, Malcolm and Robert Cormier
MAYFLIES: AN ANGLER'S STUDY OF TROUT WATER EPHEMEROPTERA.
Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 1997.
Quarto, glossy card covers. xvi,366. Colour photos, illustrations by Robert Cormier, bibliography, index. Fine copy. "This really is the new bible on mayflies...(it includes) all the latest information from anglers and professional entomologists alike. This book will be the flyfisher's key to success with all the great mayfly hatches on North American trout waters .where, when and how [mayflies] emerge and lay eggs, .the best angling tactics .and the best imitations for fishing all the life stages of these important insects". Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.
$19.95 Book Number: 45948 Order / Enquire