London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner, & Co. Limited, 1899-1900. First edition, limited to 250 copies. Read More about The Salmon Rivers of Scotland
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.
London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 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."..... Read More about Spring-Tide; or, The Angler and His Friends
Brockton, Mass: Harold C. Keith, April, 1931. First edition. ONLY COPY. Well written and nicely illustrated privately printed account of an Alaska hunting expedition. The party of four, organized by H. Wendell Endicott, comprised Endicott, George Perry, Latham Reed, and Harold C. Keith, whose diary for 14 August to 7..... Read More about Being the Diary of a Hunting Trip in the Interior of Alaska in the Summer of 1930. Printed...
Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891. First edition. Read More about A Summer in Alaska. A popular account of the travels of an Alaska exploring expedition along the...
Aboard the Hussar [Washington, Alaska, etc.]: May 8-June 3, 1934. "Just a shooting trip in Alaska": Signed by E.F. Hutton. Manuscript diary, in a secretarial hand (or perhaps by Hutton's wife Marjorie Merriwether Post) but signed by each of the member of the travelling party, of a 1934 cruise of..... Read More about Manuscript diary of a yachting and bear-hunting trip to Alaska, inscribed at the head of the...
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"
New York: Sporting Incidents, 1893. Published during America's Gilded Age, 'Sporting Incidents' is a portfolio of elaborate illustrations depicting equine sporting events and each plate accompanied by a leaf of text by H. Milford Steele. It was primarily intended to glorify the increasingly fashionable sports of coaching, hunting, polo and..... Read More about "Polo Match for Westchester Cups, Between Meadowbrook and Rockaway Teams, Newport, R.I.,...
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...