- Topic: Country Sport and Interest: Hunting & Shooting
Snowden Slights, Wildfowler.
York: T.A.J. Waddington, 1912.
First edition. xiii, (iii), 117pp, +(xi) adverts: illustrated with a map and many photographs, including a foldout. With the armorial bookplate of Joseph Anderton. Slights' obituary from The British Sportsman of 1913 is neatly tipped onto the front free endpaper, and his death date has been neatly recorded in ink under the frontis photo portrait on the verso of the title page. Contents otherwise very clean, fresh and unmarked. In the original navy cloth with floral endpapers, front decorated in gilt with a mallard in flight, and titled in gilt on front and spine. Clean and firm, with extremities slightly blunted and with small scuffs to extremities and joints. Nice copy. Very Good.
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My Hunting Sketchbook.
London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, & New York: Scribners, 1928.
First reprint. xiv, 30pp, on heavy cartridge paper, interleaved with the 14 upaginated leaves bearing tipped-in plates, plus the frontis, each plate page reproducing his pencilled title and a sketch. Small neat name to front free endpaper, contents otherwise clean and fresh. Large quarto, in the original binding of fawn cloth, slightly faded at the edges, with 4 tiny dots to the top of the front board and with a small nick at the base of the spine. The printed title label on the front is very bright and fresh. In the protected rather worn brown paper jacket, the front reproducing Edwards' hand-painted titling, the back being a publishers' list, and the spine being plain. Wear to edges, with loss to spine ends, staining to bottom edge, and some minor soiling. VG+ in G dust-jacket.
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A Countryman's Creed. [Signed Limited edition]
London: Country Life, 1938.
Large paper edition, limited to 250 copies: First edition. 205pp. With a colour frontis and 8 other colour plates with captioned guards, and 12 pencil plates. Limitation page on verso of half-title signed by Keith: a little minor foxing at this page and very faint spotting to pastedowns. Bookplate on front pastedown. Contents otherwise very clean. Fore-edge and bottom edge untrimmed, with one or two foxing spots. Large quarto (11.5 x 8.2ins), in the original binding of green cloth titled in gilt: slight mottling and marks, otherwise clean, bright and firm. In the protected scarce dust jacket, chipped, with some foxing, soiling, and creasing to the edges. Spine ends have severe chips, losing most of the print; these encroach slightly on to the pictorial front panel, which is otherwise complete but for a squarish one-inch chip to the bottom edge, which loses most of Thorburn's signature. Rear panel is blank, rather soiled, with closed tears. Very Good+ in poor dust-jacket.
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