WORKING GUNDOGS: AN INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING AND HANDLING. By Martin  Deeley.

WORKING GUNDOGS: AN INTRODUCTION TO TRAINING AND HANDLING. By Martin Deeley.

THE DUAL-PURPOSE LABRADOR. By Mary Roslin-Williams.

THE DUAL-PURPOSE LABRADOR. By Mary Roslin-Williams.

THE BIG SHOTS: EDWARDIAN SHOOTING PARTIES. By Jonathan Garnier Ruffer.

(1977) 1979 reprint. 4to (200 x 260mm). Pp144. B/w photographs, pictorial end-papers. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt, gilt monogram to upper board.

"In the second half of the nineteenth century, Society discovered a new diversion: the shooting party. The new breechloading gun made it possible to kill great numbers of birds quickly; the railways made it possible to get to country houses more conveniently. In addition, there was the presence of Edward, Prince of Wales to provide the social impetus. ...Its exponents were men with too much time and too much money, and after a while it became a way of life, with its own exclusive standards and rules. The ladies, in the main, hated every minute." Chapters include; introduction by Lord Walsingham; the rise of the shoot; the royal example; the great shots; famous shoots; the foreigner as host and guest; proprieties and improprieties; the supporting cast; appendices give records, and, Lord Ripon On How To Shoot.
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Author Ruffer (Jonathan Garnier).
Book Code 5630
ISBN 0905649052 / 0905649052
Book Description Very good in spine-faded repaired dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1979
Publisher Debrett-Viking Press.
Place London.