Huddersfield: Published by Ken Smith Publishing, 2009. Limited edition, one of 50 copies, signed by Stuart Bowdin. DELUXE... Read More about List of Wharfedale Flies
Rare books, first editions, prints and original art related to sports and leisure. Specializing in angling/fishing, fencing, golf, polo, hunting/shooting and the Derrydale Press.
Venice: Baldassar di Costantini; [Comin de Tridino de Monferrato], 1544; 1540. First Italian edition of Alciati; later (?7th) Italian edition of Puteo. Two Important Sixteenth-Century Works on Duelling. Two early works on duelling bound together. The Alciati was first published in Latin as De Singulari Certamine (1543) and appears here..... Read More about Duello … Fatto di Latino Italinao à commune utilità [Bound with:] [PUTEO, Paris de]. Duello....
London: John B. Day, 3, Savoy Street, Strand, 1876. First edition, second issue. VERY FINE COPY. The manuscript upon which Aldam based his text appeared at auction in 1999; the author's name was revealed to be Robert Whitehead, but nothing further of the author is known. Both issues of this..... Read More about A Quaint Treatise on "Flees, and the Art a Artyfichall Flee Making," By an Old Man Well...
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1927. First edition. INSCRIBED BY ALDIN. Inscribed obn ffep "To Mrs. George Philips from Cecil Aldin." Read More about Berkshire Vale. Poems by …
New York: Charles Scribner's Son, 1936. Aldin, Cecil. First American edition from English sheets. Read More about Hunting Scenes. Forty Sketches of Hunting Scenes and Countries, selected and arranged by... with ...
n.p: 1901. Fine Coaching Inn Scene by Cecil Aldin. Cecil Aldin (1870-1935) remains one of the most talented and popular depictors of English life; his prints and paintings of sporting scenes, dogs, and old buildings, and his regular appearance in books and magazines brought him worldwide fame, and his work..... Read More about The Stage Coach
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First edition. Read More about Salmon Fishing in Canada
London: J.M. Dent, 1906. First edition. Read More about Recollections of a Bison & Tiger Hunter. By “Felix”
London: Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts, 1860. First Edition. A lighthearted look at sport and camping in the Canadian wilds. Read More about Salmon-Fishing in Canada. By a Resident
London: Thomas McLean, c. 1825. Read More about "Fowl Shooting"
London: Published by Thomas McLean, 1823 [but later, plates watermarked 1822-1824]. Alken, Henry. First edition. A fine copy of "Alken's most important work... It must always form the cornerstone of any Alken collection" (Tooley)The plates and text between them offer a thorough survey of the sports practiced in Great Britain..... Read More about The National Sports of Great Britain, with Descriptions in English and French ... Chasse et...
London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825. Alken, Henry. First edition in the royal octavo format with new plates. Schwerdt Copy. “This book differs from the folio edition … Alken himself seems ot have drawn in colours and engraved the plates, which like most of his book illustrations are particularly pleasing on account..... Read More about The National Sports of Great Britain, … Fifty Engravings, with Descriptions
[London]: Privately Printed by the Author of "Hunting Hawking Shooting" 1930. Number 36 of the first 250 for Great Britain of an edition of 400, signed by Mr Schwerdt. Read More about A Panorama of the Progress of Life fashionably Displayed Illustrating 'shakespeare's Ages"...
London: Thomas McLean, 1822. First edition. Alken's hilarious, multi-image plates depict a stunning variety of catastrophes, elaborating a favorite theme of his: the pitfalls of fun and games, especially any involving a horse or a gun. Read More about Symptoms of Being Amused. Volume 1 (all published
London: S. and J. Fuller, . First edition. “Extremely Rare" “These plates depict the sundry incidents connected with the sport of hunting and are executed in Alken’s most brilliant style. Comprising: Getting into a difficulty Getting over a difficulty Getting a Dive Getting into a Bog Getting a Fall Getting..... Read More about Some Do, and Some Do Not; It Is All a Notion [… by] Ben Tally Ho
[London: Thomas McLean, 26 Haymarket, 1833]. Plates:1. Going a Pace2. Putting a Good Head to It3. A Regular Purl4. Feeling a Brook5. Pounded6. Rather Stale. Read More about Thoughts while Fox Hunting
Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, . Limited edition, no. 695 of 1,000 copies, signed by the author. Read More about First Wheel
Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, . Limited edition, no. 695 of 1,000 copies, signed by the author and publisher. Autobiogtraphy of this famous white hunter's life from 1947 to 1967. The second part. Read More about Second Wheel. [A White Hunter's Diary 1947-67 Or "From Hero to Cad in a Few Decades"
London: A. & C. Black, 1926. First edition. Read More about Better Golf. Introduction by George W. Greenwood
Boston: Charles E. Lauriat Co, 1925. First edition. The "America" won the Royal Yacht Club Cup at Cowes, and was the winner of the first "America's Cup", the trophy having been named after this yacht. Read More about The Yacht "America." Together with material from contemporary records. With a...
London: Henry Colburn, Publishers, 1846. First edition. The author served in Canada in the suppression of the French Canadian uprising of 1837-8. In this work, Levinge describes his military service, impressions of the wildlife and sporting of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, "A Race Through the United States" south to..... Read More about Echoes from the Backwoods; or Sketches of Transatlantic Life
New York: Press of Rogers & Sherwood 21 and 23 Barclay Street, . UNRECORDED. Rare and presumably earliest edition of these standard rules for trap shooting. Preceding the two recorded editions, published at Boston in 1893 and 1898, the latter described in Riling 1449. OCLC records only a single location..... Read More about Trap Shooting Rules of the American Shooting Association (Limited). Revised January 7th, 1890....
Boston: M.M. Ballou, corner of Tremont and Bromfield Street, 1855. First edition. One of the rarest of early American illustrated sporting books, exceedingly rare in the original wrappers.As of the Van Winkle Sale only two copies were known with the wrappers; and Ernest Gee, in his Introduction to the Derrydale..... Read More about The Sportsman's Portfolio of American Field Sports
Baltimore: Edited and Published for the Proprietor by Gideon B. Smith. John D. Toy, Printer, April & July, 1837. Rare in the original parts. The April issue has a plates (as called for) & 6 extra pages printed on the same blue stock as the wrappers. Read More about American Turf Register and Sporting Magazine
London: William Pickering, 1847. First Pickering edition, reprinted from the 1845 privately printed edition. Colloquy on angling after the fashion of Izaac Walton and Charles Cotton, by a noted collector of Walton and JohnsonianaWith 2-page ad for Pickering's "Books on Angling" at the front. Read More about The River Dove. With some Quiet Thoughts on the Happy Practice of Angling