NATURE NOTES OF A HIGHLAND GAMEKEEPER. By Dugald Macintyre.
1960 1st edition. 8vo (140 x 222mm). Pp165. B/w photograph plates. Green cloth, spine titled in all, a first-rate naturalist, Dugald Macintyre during his lifetime made many original discoveries while observing the habits of birds and beasts in the wilds of the Highlands". Sporting stories, natural history, poaching and poachers, as well as training a peregrine falcon "who regularly called to him from mid-air on the way home". Chapters include: Tales of a great-grandfather; The first gamekeepers; Old shooting-tennants and their guests; Hard times for deer and hares; Woodcock and chick carrying; Grouse economics; Wild fowling in a storm; The humours of poacher-catching; The mind of a dog; Flights by tame and wild falcons; New discoveries and observations.
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|Book Description||Name and slight marks to front end-paper but a near fine copy in very good unclipped (16s. 0d.) first issue dust-wrapper.|
|Publisher||Seeley, Service and Co.|