(1971 & 1979) 2003 reprints. Coch-y-Bonddu Books. Machynlleth.
Pp286,168. B/w photograph plates, illustrations, bibliography. Laminated boards. Fine new copies.
Animal Traps and Trapping is James Bateman's classic account of the history of animal traps which has become the standard work on the history of animal trapping. Animals of all kinds are covered, including mammals, birds, insects, fish and crustaceans. Chapters include; an historical study of trap development; modern manufacutre of traps; the traps of nature; man-made insect traps; fish traps; bird traps; mammal traps 1; mammal traps 2; baits; the ethics of trapping; trap legislation. Trapping: Practical Guide is James Bateman's account of traps and trapping methods for animals, birds, fish and insects. It is the most comprehensive work of its type. Chapters include; trapping mammals; trapping birds; trapping fish; trapping insects; trapping for survival; suppliers of traps. Both books are now available together as a set for only GBP 15.00