London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, 1950. With contributions 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. 63 illustrations. 352pp. 8vo, two-toned cloth. London: Seeley, Service & Co. Limited, (1950). Bumped corner, but still a near fine copy. Volume 29 of The Lonsdale Library of Sports, Games & Pastime. Founded by The Right Hon. The Earl of Lonsdale, K.G., G.C.V.O., D.L....
Tinted lithograph. Image measures 13" x 16.75". In this print, a red deer, one of the largest deer species, is chased by two deer hounds, one which leaps in unison with the larger animal. The comparably small size of the dogs showcases the large size of the deer, which looks down at his pursuer with a wide eye full of a palpable sense of fear. The print, published circa 1840, is in good condition with minor stains. Wear to the...
London. Tinted lithograph. Image measures 12.5" x 16.75". In this print, a young and old fallow buck lay in a grassy field, with the young buck, distinguishable by his spots, resting his head on the stomach of the older deer. Fallow deer are native to Europe, and the sight is one that would not have been uncommon in the countryside of England, where the print was likely published circa 1840. The deer's antlers and fur have been rendered with exquisite...
London. Tinted lithograph. Image measures 11.5" x 14.5". This print contains four views of deer, both alone and in groups. Clockwise from left: a buck with two does near a lake; a buck with two fawns by a haystand; a young buck lying in the fores; and a buck reclined against a rock. The print, published circa 1840, is in good condition with minor stains. Wear to the margins not affecting the image.
London: Ackermann, 1851. Engraved extra title & 18 fine colored aquatint plates after Alken and Rawlins. Tall 8vo, green 3/4 levant, marbled boards, gilt-paneled spine, g.t. London: Ackermann, 1851. Near fine. Third Edition of this classic of British hunting, racing, shooting, etc., handsomely bound (slight wear at one joint). This edition includes the 13pp. "Brief Memoir of Nimrod," by R. S. Surtees.
London: Longmans, 1891. 376 pages. small 8vo, polished brown calf school prize binding, ornately gilt spine with red leather spine label, marbled edges and endpapers. London: Longmans, 1891. Near fine. Baker notes Ceylon's great natural resources and relics of former prosperity, contrasting this past grandeur with the colonial era.
New York: Viking, 1965. Text and photos by Beard. Illustrated with many handsomely printed photogravure plates and figures, along with some others in color. 256 pages. 4to, gilt-lettered gray cloth, pictorial d.w. (edgeworn and with a few chips). New York: Viking Press, (1965). First American edition of the author's first photo book. Ownership inscription on front endpaper, still a very good copy in a very good(-) dust wrapper.
New York: Derrydale, 1940. Introduction by Gordon Grand. Extensively illustrated. xxxi + 283pp., 4to, red cloth, t.e.g.; spine and part of front cover faded, small stain upper front corner New York: Derrydale Press, (1940). An internally fine copy in a very good/very good (-) binding. Long, warm inscription from the author on the dedication page. One of 950 copies. VOLUME ONE ONLY.
London: Edward Arnold, 1927. Frontispiece. 17 black and white photo illustrations, 296pp., 8vo, original burgundy cloth. London: Edward Arnold & Co., 1927. Second Impression. Very good (+). This work is largely taken from the author's diaries and notes compiled while observing wild animals as a Forest Service worker in India.