Bound in original quarter cloth over cloth boards, gilt, with gilt blocks, in pictorial dust wrapper, with pasted in photographs on front board and spine, which has wear at head and tail of spine. A little foxing, largely confined to edges, but otherwise a very good clean copy. 1954 signature on first free endpaper.
Seeley Service and Co. Limited, 196 Shaftesbury Avenue.,
By james andrews, m.c., m.b.,t. clifford bland, robert blockey, robin farmiloe, robin harrison, john inge, christopher lee-elliott, alastair mcarthur, douglas service and michael shephard. with sixty-three illustrations.
(the lonsdale library. volume xxix).
FIRST EDITION. Large 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. 352 pp.
Illustrated by colour frontispiece, by 48 photographic plates, and by 14 text figures.
A well illustrated volume in the Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games and Pastimes, edited by Eric Parker (1870-1955), Editor-in- Chief of The Field and writer on sport, topography and natural history. Principally concerned with wildfowling in coastal areas and inland marsh-shooting, it also includes chapters on punts, punt-guns and shoulder guns, decoy ponds, the hawking of wildfowl, the legal aspect of shooting, first-aid and shooting accidents, with a glossary of terms.
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