William Hale Treatise on the Comparative Merits of a Rifle Gun and Rotary Rocket considered as a mechanical means of ensuring a correct line of flight to a body impelled through space. W. Mitchell, Military Bookseller, 1863, First Edition; octavo, original blind-tooled & gilt cloth, VG; ownership inscription at top of title page o/w fine internally; 39pp plus folding diagram.
Theodore Roosevelt African Game Trails, 1910, and Through the Brazilian Wilderness, 1914, both John Murray First Editions, latter showing some subtle repair to the cloth binding; uncut two sides; plates and maps complete. VG (2)
Travel and Hunting selection including Foenander Big Game of Malaya, 1952 in d/jkt; Millais Wanderings and Memories, 1919; P.M.Stewart Tales of Travel and Sport, 1930, rebound; Denis Lyell The African Elephant and its Hunters, 1994 reprint in d/jkt; and related. Good to VF (8)
C. H. Stigand Hunting the Elephant in Africa, and other Recollections of Thirteen Years' Wanderings Macmillan, New York, 1913, First Edition, original gilt cloth, VG; complete with 16pp of photo-plates and folding chart of tusk measurements. 370pp plus prelims. Bookplate of the Society of Writers.
P.H.G. Powell-Cotton A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia, Rowland Ward, 1902, First Edition, tall octavo, later gilt cloth by Jarvis of Thanet, VG; some damp-staining to b/w frontispiece o/w fine internally including coloured folding map; 531pp including plates; publisher’s catalogue at rear.
Nimrod's Hunting Tours, Kegan Paul, 1903, tissue-guarded plates, one of 500 issued, VG; Cuthbert Bradley Fox-Hunting from Shire to Shire, Routledge, 1912, colour plates, VG; and other fox-hunting titles, mostly early 20th century. Good to VF (9)
Stanislaus Lynch Hoof-Prints on Parchment: Hunting Poems, Irish Tatler , orig.cloth, signed & inscribed by the author March 1954; and four other pre-1940 works on fox-hunting, all illustrated. VG (5)
The Sporting Repository, Kegan Paul, 1904, quarto, decorated gilt cloth, spine a little faded, new endpapers; complete with 22 fine hand-coloured plates; browning to tissue-guards. 478pp. One of 500 produced. VG
John Jackson Hunting Songs and other Memorabilia, Fletcher & Speight, Bury, 1902, 1st Edn, original gilt cloth, VG; b/w tissue-guarded Frontispiece and 4 other photo-plates. 59pp. [John Jackson was a huntsman with the Holcombe Harriers, 1867-1899]
Lionel Edwards Huntsmen Past and Present, 1929; Nimrod My Life and Times, Blackwood, 1927, 194 of 250; George Race Seventy Years a Master, Horace Cox ; David Brock To Hunt the Fox, 1937, in d/jkt; and related titles. Good to Fine. (7)
Hunting, Shooting and Travel selection including E.Bennet Shots and Snapshots in British East Africa, 1914, original gilt cloth, VG; C.E. Gouldsbury Tiger Slayer by Order, 1916, some foxing; Corbett The Temple Tiger, OUP, 1954 in d/jkt; Willcocks From Kabul to Kumassi, Murray, 1904, worn cloth, maps complete; and others. Fair to VF (10)
Football softbacks c.1947-1952, mostly pre-1950, published by Provincial Sports of Southport (9), Grant Hughes (3) and few others; including Football Favourites Books 1 to 5 (plus additional No.1), Soccer Snapshots Nos.1 and 2, Football and Sport Survey 1948, The Cup Naldrett Press 1951, 1947-8 Soccer Highlights, etc. Good to fine. (17)
Pierce Egan Boxiana G.Smeeton, 1812, Volume 1 of the series; together with Volumes 2 & 3 from a subsequent edition; Vols.2 and 3 in 19th Century half-leather, gilt, repaired, with new endpapers; Vol.1 in a fine modern half-leather binding. Most plates intact but 4 folding plates missing from Vol.1, some plates added to Vol.2 (contains 13 instead of 6) and Vol. 3 lacking one of the seven plates. Some damp staining. Also 5 others on boxing.
Richard Harland The Hunting Imperative, 2001, and Robert Foran The Elephant Hunters of the Lado, 2007, both VF in d/jkts; Tony Henley Round the Campfire, & Hunting and Wildlife in Botswana, 2002, publisher’s proof copy in gilt cloth binding; and another. (4) VG/VF
[Frank Dowling] Fights for the Championship; and Celebrated Prize Battles, Bell’s Life, London, 1855, attractive later three-quarter calf rebind by Bayntum-Riviere with gilt boxing motifs in compartments on spine, author’s title label slightly scuffed; backstrip of the original cloth binding laid down on rear endpaper; previous owner’s bookplates on front endpaper. Clean text. pp.iv,410.
[Sir Richard Clayton] A Treatise on Greyhounds with Observations on the Treatment & Disorders of them, T. Godsden, 1825, 2nd Edn, small octavo, contemp. half-leather gilt, over marbled boards, VG; first few pages including frontispiece & title page with some light damp-staining at the fore-edge o/w VG internally; uncut two sides; related newscutting on front pastedown; previous owners’ signatures, one dated 1884, the other of C. Ward-Jackson MP, Boer War & WWI veteran; pp.xiii,122.