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De Shootinest Gent'man and Other Tales

By BUCKINGHAM, Nash

New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1943. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with black spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 222pp. Frontispiece, illustrations. Near fine/very good. Jacket edgeworn, with spine sunned; ownership signature on front pastedown, where he adds a Frederic Remington style "My Book" and a brand-like symbol. A tight, attractive third printing of this 1934 duck hunting classic.

$50.00

Huntsmen Past and Present
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Huntsmen Past and Present

By EDWARDS, Lionel

London: Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1929. Hardcover. Illustrations by author. 4to. Grey cloth over bevel-edged boards with gilt lettering. xv, 91pp. Top edge gilt. Full-page plates, 10 captioned tissue-guarded full-page color plates. Very good. Faintest of wear only. Tight and attractive first edition of these thumbnail biographies of celebrated English hunters of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries, with Edwards own paintings depicting the hunters of his generation. A lovely production.

$75.00

Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep-Sea Fishing with Long Line and Trawl
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Sailing Trawlers: The Story of Deep-Sea Fishing with Long Line and Trawl

By MARCH, Edgar J.

London: Percival Marshall and Company, 1953. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xvi, 384pp. Frontispiece, numerous illustrations and line drawings (3 foldouts). Near fine/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with large chip near spine center -- but overall bright and fairly attractive. A tight and lovely first edition of this uncommon chronicle, with small publisher-affixed "Printed in Great Britain" label over copyright year (presumably for import reasons) whose fixative leaves small show-through on title page.

$175.00

Brief History of the Boone and Crockett Club with Officers, Constitution and List of Members for the Year 1910
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Brief History of the Boone and Crockett Club with Officers, Constitution and List of Members for the Year 1910

By GRINNELL, George Bird (editor)

New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Company, 1911. Hardcover. 8vo. Tan cloth with brown lettering. 71pp. Very good. Binding a bit age toned and faintly soiled, though internally tight and bright; small inoffensive stain at lower outer corner of most pages. Scarce first edition of this early organizational booklet and history of the oldest of all American wildlife conservation organization, founded by Theodore Roosevelt in 1887 and named after two of the United States' most famed frontiersman. Its membership consisted of a "Who's Who" of important outdoorsy and conservation figures such as Gifford Pinchot, Charles A. Sheldon, Madison Grant -- and of course Grinnell and Roosevelt, along with many noted politicians, cabinet members and other East Coast movers and shakers. Tipped to the front flyleaf is a fine 5" X 6½" printed announcement, signed in type by Grinnell, transmitting and explaining this publication, which it notes "contains not a little detailed history, never before recorded...." Quite uncommon -- certainly produced in a small quantity for distribution among its exclusive membership.

$295.00

Tranquillity. / Tranquillity Revisited. / Tranquillity Regained

By SHELDON, Harold P.

New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1945. Hardcover. Complete 3-volume set. Illustrations by Arthur D. Fuller. Introduction by Nash Buckingham (first volume). 8vo. Tan/grey cloth with green spine lettering, pictorial dust jackets, slipcase with paper labels. xi, 194pp; 186pp; 160pp. Line drawings. Fine/very good/good plus. Books themselves tight and pristine, with nonauthorial gift inscription on first volume front flyleaf; jackets show sunned spines; slipcase bears some stains from long-gone tape mends and couple of archivally strengthened joints -- but complete and overall fairly attractive. A lovely trio of the "Countryman Press" limited edition (5,000 copies) of this classic "of hunting and fishing and life in the real New England country...." (from slipcase label). "Tranquillity" was first published in 1936, "Tranquillity Revisited" in 1940 and "Tranquilllity Regained" in this trilogy.

$75.00

Hunting in the Upper Yukon
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Hunting in the Upper Yukon

By MARTINDALE, Thomas

Philadelphia: George W. Jacobs & Company, 1913. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with orange lettering and black, white and orange pictorial stamping 320pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, foldout color map. Very good. Faint edgewear, with endpapers lightly age toned; some flakiing to large white area on front board stamping; ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight, attractive first edition of this moose, caribou, sheep and grizzly bear hunting memoir by the noted Philadelphia merchant, author, hunter and civic leader.

$125.00

Fly Fishing Strategy and Selective Trout
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Fly Fishing Strategy and Selective Trout

By SWISHER, Doug, and RICHARDS, Carl

New York: Lyons & Burford, n.y.. Hardcover. Illustrations by Dave Whitlock. 4to. Full brown leatherette with gilt lettering and decorations. 184pp; v, 184pp. Illustrations, extensive line drawings. Near fine. Nonauthorial (?) gift inscription ("To the ultimate trouter -- tight lines....") on front flyleaf. A quite tight and attractive reprint edition (undated, likely 1990s) combining back-to-back the 1975 "Fly Fishing Strategy" and the 1971 "Selective Trout: A Dramatically New and Scientific Approach to Trout Fishing on Eastern and Western Rivers." Two trout fishing classics together.

$45.00

Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America
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Ducks, Geese & Swans of North America

By BELLROSE, Frank C.

Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1978. Hardcover. Small 4to. Full blue leatherette with gilt spine lettering and decoration, pictorial dust jacket. 540pp. Extensive illustrations (some color), maps, graphs. Very good/very good. Mild jacket edgewear; bit of spotting to outer page edges to otherwise-"Near fine" book; name/address ownership inkstamp (of, appropriately, a "Conservation Officer"!) on front flyleaf. A tight, most attractive revised second edition of this 1971 new version of F.H. Kortright's classic 1942 study.

$35.00

Coverts and Casts: Field Sports and Angling in Words and Pictures

By SCHALDACH, William J.

New York: A.S. Barnes and Company, 1945. Hardcover. 4to. Burgundy cloth with gilt lettering and decorations. xiv, 138pp. Color frontispiece, line drawings (some color). Very good. Faintest of edgewear, with spine ever-so-lightly sunned. A tight, attractive first edition of this lovingly illustrated text. Ownership signature on front flyleaf and tiny inkstamped name/address on front pastedown of, appropriately, a "Conservation Investigator."

$30.00

The Fishing in Print: A Guided Tour Through Five Centuries of Angling Literature
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The Fishing in Print: A Guided Tour Through Five Centuries of Angling Literature

By GINGRICH, Arnold

New York: Winchester Press, 1974. Hardcover. Small 4to. Purple cloth spine with black lettering and grey paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. vii, 344pp. Illustrations. Very good/very good. Bit of spotting to page edges, else internally fine. Tight, quite attractive first edition of this thick and knowledgeable survey by this noted fishing figure.

$30.00

The Treasury of Angling

By KOLLER, Larry

New York: Golden Press, 1963. Hardcover. Special photography by George Silk. 4to. Blue cloth with silver lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. 251pp. Extensive illustrations (some color). Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. First edition, tight and attractive, of this superbly-illustrated standard historical survey from antiquity onwards.

$25.00

Andy Panda Goes Fishing

By LANTZ, Walter

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1941. Hardcover. Adapted by Paul T. Gilbert. 16mo. Pictorial paper over boards. (38pp). Numerous line drawings. Very good. Mild edgewear. Tight and nice later printing of this 1940 charmer based on the cartoon of the same name. Lantz (1899-1994) was a prolific, innovative cartoonist, director and producer best known for creating "Woody Woodpecker."

$15.00

Trout Waters: Management and Angling

By ARMISTEAD, Wilson H.

London: A & C Black, n.y.. Paperback. Small 8vo. Self-cover. (4pp). Near fine. Prospectus for this lovely 1908 production, tight and quite attractive. Front page consists of pseudo-title page and brief synopsis, second page a detailed table of contents covering 12 chapters, third page a "Specimen Page" (page 39), rear cover an ad for five other "Books for Anglers" from this publisher. Unusual -- For the A & C Black collector who has everything!

$15.00

The Caddis and the Angler
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The Caddis and the Angler

By SOLOMON, Larry, and LEISER, Eric

Harrisburg: Stackpole Books, 1977. Hardcover. Foreword by Leonard M. Wright Jr. Illustrations by John Lane. Photographs by author and George Mowbray. Small 4to. Beige cloth spine with green spine lettering and green paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. 224pp. Numerous line drawings and illustrations, pictorial endpapers. Very good/very good. Faintest of jacket edgewear. A tight and quite handsome first edition of this in-depth study of caddis varieties and how to make fly fishing lures of them.

$25.00

Fly Fishing for Panfish
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Fly Fishing for Panfish

By MALO, John

Minneapolis: Dillon Press, 1981. Hardcover. 8vo. Light blue cloth with red lettering, pictorial dust jacket. x, 146pp, (1p ad). Illustrations, line drawings. Near fine/very good. Faint jacket edgewear. A tight and handsome first edition, boldly signed and inscribed by the author in black fineline on the front flyleaf: "To the Stevenson's: / Put some calmness / in your fishing. / Respectfully, / John W. Malo / 5/81." Malo's business card laid in. From the library of Adlai E. Stevenson III (b. 1930), son of the Illinois governor and twice presidential candidate.

$75.00

Game and the Gunner: Observations on Game Management and Sport Hunting

By PULLING, Pierre

New York: Winchester Press, 1973. Hardcover. Illustrations by Richard Amundsen. 8vo. Brown paper over boards with gilt spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 233pp. Near fine/very good. Jacket faintly edgeworn, with mild spine sunning. Just a book club edition, but tight and nice.

$15.00

Sportsmen's Encyclopedia

By BRUETTE, William A. (compiler)

New York: Forest and Stream Publishing Co, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 8vo. Full green leatherette with gilt spine lettering. 105pp, 41pp, 23pp, 71pp, 56pp, 23pp. Numerous illustrations and line drawings. Very good. Faint corner wear; ownership signature on front pastedown. A tight and nice, presumably later one-volume edition of this 1923 text.

$25.00

Salt-Water Fly Fishing

By SAND, George X.

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1970. Hardcover. Small 4to. Tan cloth, pictorial dust jacket. xi, 321pp, ix. Illustrations, line drawings. Very good/near fine. A tight and handsome first edition of this (to cite front jacket panel) "guide to the rods, lines, lures, casting and retrieving methods, and stalking tactics for each of the major species, from bluefish and striped bass to tarpon, sailfish, and sharks."

$20.00

The Theory and Technique of Fresh Water Angling

By KNIGHT, John Alden

New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1940. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with silver spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. x, 223pp. Illustrations, line drawings. Very good/good plus. Jacket edgeworn and with several large edge chips, but complete and presentable nonetheless. A tight, fairly attractive first edition of this classic how-to.

$45.00

Smallmouth Bass
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Smallmouth Bass

By STERNBERG, Dick

Minnetonka, MN: Cy DeCosse Inc, 1986. Hardcover. 4to. Blue leatherette spine with gilt lettering and and glazed pictorial paper over boards. 160pp. Extensive color illustrations, maps. Near fine. A tight and attractive first edition of this volume in "The Hunting & Fishing Library."

$15.00

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