Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1960. Later printing. INSCRIBED, "For J.B. Williams, with best regards, Bob Jones." According to... Read More about Golf Is My Game
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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
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
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
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: 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
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
V.p: 1889-90. Record of a Hunting Trip to Alaska, 1889-1890. Album of drawings and photographs by an accomplished amateur artist, Thomas Gilbert Bowick, during a hunting trip in Oregon and Alaska with his brother John Robie Bowick in 1889 and 1890. The brothers, apparently of English extraction, were part owners... Read More about Random Sketches on a Hunting Trip through Mexico, the Western States, and Alaska T.G. B. May 4/89...
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...
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Company, . First edition, deluxe issue, number 23, Signed by both Authors. Deluxe Issue. Read More about Confederate Arms
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...