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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.
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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.....
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...
“Privately printed for Theodore Gordon Flyfishers in a limited edition of three hundred copies”.
Cambridge: Printed at the Riverside Press for Private Distribution, [October], 1897. First edition, number 41 of 100 copies. RARE — One of 100 Copies.
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.....
[New York: Abercrombie and Fitch, 1910]. The ultimate one-stop camping and expedition outfitters. With notes by Ezra Fitch on “Secrets of the Wilderness” and “Camping Out”, including five varieties (Canoe, Pack-Horse, Tramping, Forest Cruising, and Automobile Camping). The catalogue is abundantly illustrated throughout.
Amsterdam: Aux Depens de la Compagnie, 1773. Nouvelle edition. Chapters on Billiards, Court Tennis, Chess, Backgammon.
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).....
London: Henry Graves, 1894.
New York: Doubleday, Page, 1905. First edition.
London: Printed by James Tregaskis and Son...at the Sign of the Caxton Head, 1934. First edition. Excerpted from Mather's Magnalia Americana.
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.
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.
London: Horace Marshall & Son, 1904. First edition, with errata.
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.
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).....
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."...
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...
Philadelphia: John Y. Huber Company, 1891. First edition.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: The Stackpole Company, . First edition, deluxe issue, number 23, Signed by both Authors. Deluxe Issue.
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...
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...
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1929. Aldin, Cecil. First Edition, Number 85 of 250 books signed by the author and the illustrator. Selection of foxhunting verse (collected from Punch), with Aldin’s deft illustrations.
Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1927. First edition. INSCRIBED BY ALDIN. Inscribed obn ffep "To Mrs. George Philips from Cecil Aldin."
New York: Charles Scribner's Son, 1936. Aldin, Cecil. First American edition from English sheets.