Falconry And Hawking..
Bound in original blue cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper which is a little sunned. Light wear to extremities and a little water damage and staining between pages 208-223, largely confined to lower edge; otherwise a very good copy.
B. T. Batsford Ltd.,
Second edition reprinted.
4to. 7.75 x 10 inches. 352 pp.
Illustrated by 8 pages of colour plates, by frontispiece, and by 168 text figures, including black and white photographs and diagrams. Decorated by half title vignette. Pictorial endpapers with diagrams.
A reprint of the Second Edition of 1986, the title being first published in 1978. A comprehensive guide to all aspects of falconry, including an historical outline, the birds themselves and a section on Arab falconry practice. It includes well illustrated and detailed information on tools and equipment and handling, caring for and flying the birds. Phillip Edward Brougham Glasier (1915-2000) was responsible for stimulating a new interest in the practice of falconry and the conservation and breeding of the birds. He was responsible for the founding of what are now the International Centre for Birds of Prey at Newent, Glos., the Hawk and Owl Trust and the Raptor Breeders' Association.
[Stock No. 24585]