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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter
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The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter

By Walter D. M. Bell

Suffolk, U. K.: Neville Spearman. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1981. First Edition. Hardcover. 0854350632 . Neville Spearman, U. K. 1981 edition, same ISBN. HC/DJ - near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean, with a little edge\corner bumping. Pages are all intact and clean other than minor soiling outer edge of pages and very small address stamp from previous owner inside both covers. Light age tanning to interior. Dustjacket is in a brodart sleeve with paper liner. Protective sleeve has some scuffing/light scratches, however jacket underneath is in great condition, with light age tanning, and one or two tiny edge tears, front flap is price clipped. B/w illustrations. The greatest of all elephant books by the greatest of all elephant hunters, Karamojo Bell. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; From a Reviewer: "Classic Africana ....... This being the first of Bell's three books it was also my first title on the subject of elephant hunting. A testament to it's quality would be that even today, twenty years after the purchase and roughly eighty years after it was written, I often revisit these pages. The chapters on hunting rifle, shooting angles, adventures in Uganda and previously undiscovered country in western and central Africa are classic Africana. I am not alone in my fascination as Walter Bell continues to be among the most recognizable names in big game hunting today a full one hundred years after his first safari. His accomplishments with the rifle continue to be the standard by which all others are compared. Considering the number of sportsman who visit the continent, this is quite an accomplishment. Unlike Karamojo Safari and Bell of Africa, this book is strictly a collection of articles that were written for a local outdoor magazine in Scotland. In them, Bell describes the equipment, hunting techniques and shooting angles he used to become the most successful elephant hunter of the era. Even though these chapters address a vast range of topics Bell never drifts far from the pure hunting experience he strives to describe. He lived the life of an elephant hunter during that brief point in history when it was still a feasible profession to take up. The sensations associated with leading a heavily ivory laden safari out of the deepest jungles of Africa must have been truly magnificent. Fortunate we are that Bell took the time to put down his rifles and pick up his pen..." (730-0514) .

$127.50

Big Bore Rifles and Cartridges

By Wolfe Publishing, Various Authors

Arizona: Wolfe Publishing. Near Fine. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 1879356007 . Oversize softcover in great condition. Pages clean and unmarked, light age tanning to interior. B/w illustrations. Cover has light scuffing and light wear to spine ends. 360 pages. This big book is a comprehensive work in the handloading field, unparalleled anywhere except by our own Pet Loads book. This volume covers cartridges from 8mm to .600 Nitro with over 60 chapters containing loading tables and commentary on the guns and cartridges. Contributors: Al Miller , G. Sitton, Bob Hagel, Dave Scoville, Ken Waters, Don Zutz, John Wooters and others. (1040,0514) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 360 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra postage will be required to most locations) .

$59.50

Ken Water's Pet Loads, Volume I and II

By Waters, Ken; Handloader

Wolfe Pub Co. Near Fine. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0935632336 . Two Volume Set, 636 pages in all. States third edition on title page and fifth edition 1990 on copyright page. Publisher punched for 5-ring binder. Both books are in excellent condition , clean, with no markings other than previous owner's stamp on title page. Light age tanning to page edges and outer edge of apges. Covers have slight scuffing and minor wear at some corners. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 636 pages; Review: "Outstanding Place to Start Jan 26 2000 ......Ken Water's text has saved me countless hours in suggesting where to start working up a load for almost any caliber I've pursued. From target to varmint to big game, this volume has quickly become a definitive reference for my handloading. My only criticism is that I wish somehow it could be more quickly updated (perhaps online? ) to include new components which are continuously becoming available. Bottom line though, Ken Waters really knows his stuff! (Note: due to heavy weight of these two volumes, extra postage will be required. Contact us if you'd like an exact quote) [1806] .

$75.00

After Big Game in Central Africa
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After Big Game in Central Africa

By Edward Foa; Capstick, Peter H. (Series editor)

St. Martin's Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1989. Second Printing. Hardcover. 0312032749 . From the Peter Capstick Library Series. Hardcover/Jacket - near fine/very good. Hardcover is clean and intact, a little bumping to spine ends, some creasing to spine. Pages clean and unmarked other than previous owner's stamp on first endpage. Dustjacket has age tanning to edges, a few small edges tears, light edge wear, a couple cracks across spine, light scuffing, not price clipped. Translated from the French by Frederic Lees. "Records of a sportsman from August 1894 to November 1897, when crossing the dark continent from the mouth of the Zambesi to the French Congo." (from title page) [600]; Peter Capstick's Library; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 330 pages .

$34.95

Whitetail,   Fundamentals and Fine Points For the Hunter
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Whitetail, Fundamentals and Fine Points For the Hunter

By Mattis, George

Krause Publications. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. 0873419197 . Large hardcover. Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Pages are intact and clean other than a little soiling on first blank endpage. Light scuffing to jacket. The culmination of the author's nearly 50 years of knowledge gained in the wilds of northern Wisconsin and in his world travels as a naturalist and sportsman. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 240 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply, 1025, 0211) .

$11.95

HUNTING THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT Signed, Limited Edition
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HUNTING THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT Signed, Limited Edition

By Jim Rikhoff

New Jersey: Amwell Press. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1985. Leatherbound Hardcover. B0032RKNIM . African Hunting Heritage Collection. Limited edition, #848 of 1,000. Signed by Jim Rikhoff, Editor & President of The National Sporting Fraternity Ltd. Dark grey leather hardcover in cloth slipcase, cloth endpages, gilt decoration. Hardcover is clean and unmarked other than previous owner's name stamp (very small) inside covers and in one spot within book. There is also a small ink "x" on front endpage. Cover is clean with gilt decoration. It has light wear at bottom spine ends, slight wear to upper corners and ribbon marker. Slipcase has age tanning to edges and light stain to bottom of spine area, possibly coffee or tea stain, light rubbing to corners. ; African Hunting Heritage Collection; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; (*Note - book is very heavy. Extra postage will be required to cover insurance and extra weight. Please contact us if you would like an exact quote) [1428] ; Signed by Author .

$400.00

THE SHAMBA RAIDERS  Memories of a Game Warden
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THE SHAMBA RAIDERS Memories of a Game Warden

By Kinloch, Bruce

Ashford Pr Pub. Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 1852530359 . Ashford Press 1988, revised edition. HC/DJ - near fine/VG. Hardcover is clean and tight other than previous owner's name stamp inside front cover and a couple small light stains within book. Spine is slightly cocked for ward with bumping to spine ends and light creasing on front, slight soiling outer edge of pages. Dustjacket is fairly heavily scuffed with light scratches and several light creases/wrinkles, couple tiny edge tears. Front flap is price clipped. Over a period of 25 years, Bruce Kinlock became Chief Game Warden in three different African countries - the only man ever to have achieved this - and also Wildlife Advisor to two others. He also founded the College of African Wildlife Management on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. Colour photo frontispiece and b/w illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 431 pages; (*Note: due to heavy weight, extra shipping will apply to most locations, 1028) .

$29.95

BELL OF AFRICA The Greatest Elephant Hunter of Them All
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BELL OF AFRICA The Greatest Elephant Hunter of Them All

By Walter D. M. Bell

Suffolk, U. K.: Neville Spearman. Near Fine in Fine dust jacket. 1983. Third Printing. Hardcover. 0854351353 . Neville Spearman, U. K. 1983, third impression of 1960 original. HC/DJ - near fine/fine. Clear protective lined sleeve on dustjacket. Jacket underneath is in excellent condition, clean with no visible tears, light age tanning to edges, front flap clipped, a little crinkling to top corners. Protective sleeve has some scuffing. Hardcover is clean with some bumping to spine ends and corners, very light soiling outer edge of pages, slight forward cock to spine. Interior is unmarked other than a previous owner's address stamp (quite small) in three different locations within book. Light age tanning to page edges. Includes an appendix on rifles and shooting. The story of Karamojo Bell, the greatest of the old professional elephant hunters, who penetrated alone into wild regions where he was the first and only white man.....; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 252 pages; It is a fine tribute to a courageous man whose life has been told in part only in his earlier best-selling book, The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter. [725] .

$115.00

THE HUNTER IS DEATH
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THE HUNTER IS DEATH

By T. V. Bulpin

Longbeach, CA: Safari Press. Very Good+ in Near Fine dust jacket. 1987. First Edition. Hardcover. 0940143089 . Safari Press 1987. HC/DJ - VG+/near fine. Hardcover has bumping and light wear to spine ends, a little age tanning to edges and light spotting/soiling to outer edge of pages. Interior of pages clean, no markings other than previous owner's name stamp on half title page. Age tanning to page edges throughout. Dustjacket has light scuffing, light scratches, a little edge crinkling, a couple tiny tears to spine bottom and age tanning to edges. Not price clipped. "The story of the life of George Rushby, ivory hunter, prospector, game ranger, and the man who faced and defeated the dread 22 man-eaters of the Njombe district of Tanganyika, described in the Guinness Book of Records as the worst marauding lions in the history of Africa..... " (575) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 348 pages .

$85.00

THE PISTOL BOOK
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THE PISTOL BOOK

By Walter, John

Arco Pub. Good. 1983. Hardcover. 0668059958 . Arco 1983 edition. Ex-library book with usual stamps and stickers. Pages tight with occasional light soiling and age tanning to pages and outer edge of pages. Cover has some wear and tear involving scuffing/scratches, light edgewear and some paper loss at corners. Reading/study copy. Covers guns, ammunition, performance data, manufacturers, distributors, guide to more than 600 handguns. [700]; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 176 pages .

$9.50

RETRIEVER TRAINING  A Back to Basics Approach
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RETRIEVER TRAINING A Back to Basics Approach

By Milner, Robert

Ducks Unlimited, Inc.. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 1572233915 . Ex-library book, but still in quite nice condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages clean and tight, couple earmarks. Jacket is scuffed with light edge creasing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 208 pages; If it seems like today's retrievers are becoming increasingly hyperactive and hard to train, well, they are, says Robert Milner in this new book on retriever training. And the fault is not only in the breeding but in the training, both of which render a dog better suited for field trialing than hunting. Time out! Says Milner, as he shows us how to pick a pup that will likely be calm and obedient, and then how to train that pup on the basics of steadiness and obedience to create the perfect hunting and at-home companion. Milner, who has been training retrievers professionally for more than 30 years, reverses the trend of difficult dogs and difficult training methods and offers a system every hunter can understand and follow. [572] .

$14.50

THE COMPLETE GUNDOG
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THE COMPLETE GUNDOG

By Humphreys, John

David & Charles Publishers. Very Good. 2003. First Edition. Softcover. 0715315757 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages clean and tight other than small light edge stain near rear. Cover has a little scuffing and very light edgewear. B/w illustrations. Humphreys and a team of 13 experts offer sound advice on all aspects of gundog training and care. [590] ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 224 pages .

$10.05

HUNTING DOG KNOW-HOW

By Duffey, David Michael

Winchester Press. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1972. Hardcover. 0876910819 . Ex-library book with usual ex-lib type markings. Internal pages are tight, with occasional light soiling, light stain edge of endpage. Moderate soiling to outer edge of pages. Jacket has light scuffing, light edgewear and a couple tiny tears spine top. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 182 pages .

$9.05

THE WISDOM OF THE WOODS How to Get the Most out of Your Hunting Experience

By Gruszecki, Robert A.

Calgary, AB: Orion Publications. Near Fine. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 1550561278 . Signed on endpage by author: "May all your outdoor experiences be both safe & rewarding. Good hunting, Cheers! Bob Gruszecki". Book is in very nice condition - light scuffing and light edge/corner wear to cover. Pages clean and intact. "Follow this thrilling journey that takes us from North America to Africa as the author captures the true spirit of the hunter....Also covers planning for the hunt including what to take, how to prepare, how to photograph your trophy and much more". [384-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Signed by Author .

$16.95

REFLECTIONS ON FIELD AND STREAM
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REFLECTIONS ON FIELD AND STREAM

By Home, Lord

Little, Brown & Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1979. First Edition. Hardcover. 0316371963 . Very nice, clean, tight condition. Ex-library book with usual type markings. Pages are clean. Jacket has light edgewear & light scuffing. B/w illustrations & colour endpages. "Heir to the ancient Scottish earldom of Home, Lord Home has tramped his ancestral Border country, fished its streams and rivers, and shot over its moors. From a lifetime amassing nature lore, he has distilled this delightful book..." [464] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$12.95

SHOOTING SPORTS FOR WOMEN A Practical Guide to Shotgunning & Riflery for  the Outdoorswoman
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SHOOTING SPORTS FOR WOMEN A Practical Guide to Shotgunning & Riflery for the Outdoorswoman

By Morrow, Laurie and..

St. Martin's Press. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0312147333 . Ex-library book, but still in great condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Clean and tight pages, overall wear is very light. B/w illustrations. 268 pages. ; 8vo; This is the first book written especially for women interested in the shotgun and rifle sports. This comprehensive guide covers the fundamentals for beginners and provides the accomplished outdoorswoman with a wealth of valuable information about her specific sport. Includes equipment, techniques, and safety for hunting and non-hunting sports, plus a directory of associations, outfitters, and shooting preserves. [700] .

$9.95

ART AND SCIENCE OF WHITETAIL HUNTING How to Interpret the Facts & Find the Deer

By Horner, Kent

Stackpole Books. Good+. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. 081172008X . Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover, usual library stamps. Light wear to edges/corners, interior pages clean & tight, couple of earmarks. B/w photos. 190 pages. Learn how the whitetail acts and reacts, and make the knowledge work for you.... [osl] ; 8vo .

$6.00

TALES OF THE CHASE Hound-Dogs, Catfish and Other Pursuits Afield
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TALES OF THE CHASE Hound-Dogs, Catfish and Other Pursuits Afield

By Salmon, M. H.

NM: High Lonesome Books. Very Good. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0944383114 . Ex-library with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Book is bound as well as stapled. Only light wear overall. Interior pages clean & tight, other than the occasional spot. Light soiling to outer edge of pages. Illustrated. 210 pages. A literate, thoughtful, and sometimes humorous look at running dogs, rural America, and angling for fishes big and small. A collection of 15 essays and 3 pieces of short fiction, in which the author recalls a life of sport in which he roams the Southwest, Midwest and North woods in search of what William Faulkner called "the ancient and unremitting contest", which is the pursuit of game with hounds. Along the way, he reflects on mountain men, wilderness, urban blight, and hunting ethics; mules, chewing tobacco, trotline fishing and other scenes in a vanishing rural America.... ; 8vo; [385-noto] .

$8.55

SUCCESSFUL DUCK HUNTING A Look Into the Heart of Waterfowling
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SUCCESSFUL DUCK HUNTING A Look Into the Heart of Waterfowling

By Johnson, M. D.

Krause Publications. Very Good+. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 0873492153 . Ex-library book, but still in very nice condition - only light wear overall. Sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover has very light corner wear, stamps to upper edge, pages clean and intact. Profusely illustrated in colour. 144 pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Book Description: Millions of duck hunters are looking for ways to improve their hunting skills. The proven techniques and outstanding photos in this complete guide to successful duck hunting provide the expert advice they need. The lively writing and stunning photography of the authors captures the spirit of duck hunting while presenting successful techniques for hunters of all skill levels including calling, decoying, hunting public land, hunting moving water and using firearms, ammo, accessories and clothing effectively. -Complete full-color guide to successful duck hunting-Proven techniques from 25 years of experience -Includes 150 color photos from award-winning photographer.... [700] .

$11.50

REALISTIC DECOYS: Carving, Texturing, Painting & Finishing

By Keith Bridenhagen & Patrick Spielman

New York: Sterling. Very Good. 1984. First Edition. Softcover. 0806979089 . Scarce Title. Oversize softcover, ex-library with plastic laminate cover, usual markings. Minor wear overall, interior clean & tight. B/w & colour illustrations. How to produce lifelike decoys..bluebill, canvasback, merganser, mallard..close to 300 photos (many in full-color) , anatomy, types of ducks, markings, feathers. A goldmine for the fan of this artform. ; 4to - over 9¾" - 12" Tall .

$11.95

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