Leeds: Richard Jackson, n.d., ca. 1885. Deluxe edition, No. 12 of 12 copies. One of 12 Copies, 2... Read More about Rambles by Yorkshire Rivers
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Merrimac, Mass: H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co, 1880s. The Massachusetts Gazetteer of 1890 said of the town: "Merrimac is a thrifty and attractive manufacturing town situated on the north bank of the Merrimack River. The principle business is carriage making, in the different departments of which, in numerous shops, some..... Read More about 12 carte de visites of a carriage line of H.C. & H.W. Stevens Co. of Merrimac, Mass
Ocean City, N.J: Ocean City Fishing Club [printed by Eakins, Palmer & Harrar, Philadelphia], 1918. Ocean City Fishing Club. Founded in 1913, the Ocean City Fishing Club is the oldest continuously operated fishing club in the country.Extensively illustrated club book, with portraits and anecdotes of many members (Bruns notes years..... Read More about 1918 Year Book. Ocean City Fishing Club
“Privately printed for Theodore Gordon Flyfishers in a limited edition of three hundred copies”. Read More about Fishing Print: “Fall Fishing,” depicting a fisherman in a river in the midst of fall foliage
New York: [Privately Printed], 1919. First edition. Inscribed on the flyleaf, “Christmas Greeting, Henry Abbott”. Abbott’s little birchbark books, tales of hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks, were privately printed between 1914 and 1932. "All the series rare and expensive”, according to Bruns. Read More about Fish Stories
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, [October], 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. RARE — One of 100 Copies. Read More about Myopia Songs & Waltzes With Winchester and Hamilton Chat
New York: Abercrombie & Fitch 53-55-57 W. 36th Street, 1913. Everything for the Sporting Set: the Printer’s Copy. Copy of printer E.E. Vreeland, whose firm Vreeland Adverising Press printed this sumptuous Sales Catalogue.In 1913, after moving into Reade Street, which was not a convenient shopping location for women, the store..... Read More about Abercrombie & Fitch Co. New York. Established 1892. Ezra H. Fitch. President
Amsterdam: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1773. Nouvelle edition. Chapters on Billiards, Court Tennis, Chess, Backgammon. Read More about Academie Universelle des Jeux, contenant les Regles de tous les Jeux
[Philadelphia: 1883]. Compendium of Game Laws and tables of close seasons for the mid-Atlantic states, with rules of various trap shooting clubs: Rhode Island, New York, Long Island, Hurlingham (England). and Ranelagh. With gun and ammunitiona makers’ ads at end.The Constitution and By-laws of the West Jersey Game Protective Society..... Read More about Act of Incorporation and Constitution and By-laws of the West Jersey Game Protective Society...
London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand, 1791. Second edition. “The total want of a treatise in the English language such as the present … is the principal inducement the author has, in offering to the public what he originally intended only for his own use and amusement.” (Preface)..... Read More about An Essay on Shooting. Containing the various methods of forging, boring, and dressing gun barrels...
London: W. Thacker & Co, 1899. First edition. A Beautiful Copy. “An excellent work of high mountain sport” (Czech).A superior copy in choice condition. Read More about A Summer in High Asia. Being a Record of Sport and Travel in Baltistan and Ladakh. [At head of...
London: Henry Graves, 1894. Read More about A Difficult Bunker
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905. First edition. Read More about John Henry Smith
London: Printed by James Tregaskis and Son...at the Sign of the Caxton Head, 1934. First edition. Excerpted from Mather's Magnalia Americana. Read More about The Rev. Cotton Mather: His Fish Story. Wherein is made abundantly clear for the first Time, the...
Poughkeepsie: [Privately Printed], 1893. First edition. The Adirondacks in the 1850s. The first half of the book contains a memoir or collection of letters on deer hunting, fishing, and outdoor life in the Adirondacks, Michigan, and Canada in the 1950 and 1860s. Read More about Letters from the Woods. [Editorial Correspondence.] Random Rhymes, from 20 to 70. Annual...
Privately printed, 1952. First edition. Uncommon memoir of this early sportsmen's club in the heart of the Adirondacks. Great photographs.Speare is also author of VERSES IN FRENCH CANADIAN PATOIS (1957), which includes poems relating to the Adirondacks. Read More about Hollywood Club Memoirs
New York: Secretary’s Office, 22 Park Row. [P. F. McBreen & Sons, Printers], 1892. First edition. Second yearbook, annual report, and membership list of this private club in the western Adirondacks, which in 1892 owned 102,000 acres and controlled sporting rights to some 75,000 additional acres. The club was formed..... Read More about Adirondack League Club 1892 [Yearbook
[n.p: s.n., 1927]. An anonymous narrative of a camping trip in the Adirondacks, Moose River Mountain, Black Bear Mountain, Bald Mountain, Limekiln Lake. The party fished for trout (though sometimes ended up with shiners), foraged for blueberries and raspberries, and met some characters along the way, including (to the author's..... Read More about A Weeks Sojourn in the Adirondack Mountains [cover title: A Week of Camping at Third Lake...
London: Horace Marshall & Son, 1904. First edition, with errata. Read More about The Sportsman's Book for India
London: Witherby & Co, 1911. First English Edition (both American & English editions published simultaneously). With chapters on - "A River of New Brunswick," "Tuna Fishing in the North Atlantic," "The Edge of the Great Lakes," "New Scotland," and "The Land of Evangeline." "First book seen to spell Nipigon in..... Read More about A Fisherman's Summer in Canada
London: Macmillan & Co, 1896. First edition. Read More about A Sketch of the Natural History of Australia, With Some Notes on Sport
London: Sands and Co, 1901. First edition. Articles on the varieties of shooting and angling in every European country, including Russia and the Turkish Empire. Read More about Sport in Europe
London: T. Werner Laurie. [Colston and Co. Limited Printers, Edinburgh], n.d. [ca. 1907]. Second edition. Tarpon and other game fishing. Preface signed Devon, Midsummer 1907. Read More about Sunshine and Sport in Florida and the West Indies
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Ferozepore: Muir Printing Works, 1929-30. First editions, all published. Pigsticking in the Punjab, 1929-30. Printed record of the organized pig hunting seasons of the Ferozepore Tent Club. Ferozepore is located on the Sutlej Rivier in Punjab.The compiler of the 1929 Log Book, Major K.M. Agnew, notes that this was the..... Read More about Ferozepore Tent Club. Log Book. Season 1929 [bound with:] Season 1930 [Cover title
New York: Dodd, Mead & Company, 1930. First edition. Read More about Adventures in the African Jungle
London: Richard Bentley, 1852. Second Edition. “Never in our recollection, says a writer in the Gentleman’s Magazine, “has the contemplative man’s recreation been rendered more attractive, nor the delight of a country life set forth with a truer or more discriminating zest than in these pleasant pages.” (Westwood & Satchell)..... Read More about Spring-Tide; or, The Angler and His Friends