DRIFT FROM LONGSHORE. By A Son of the Marshes. Edited by J.A. Owen.

DRIFT FROM LONGSHORE. By A Son of the Marshes. Edited by J.A. Owen.

SPORT IN WILDEST BRITAIN. By H. Hesketh Prichard. Second edition. With  eight reproductions of etchings by D. Watkins-Pitchford and a Foreword by  Eric Parker.

SPORT IN WILDEST BRITAIN. By H. Hesketh Prichard. Second edition. With eight reproductions of etchings by D. Watkins-Pitchford and a Foreword by Eric Parker.

THE FOWLER IN IRELAND: Or Notes on the Haunts and Habits of Wildfowl and Seafowl Including Instructions in the Art of Shooting and Capturing them. By Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, Bart.

1882 1st edition. 8vo (134 x 232mm). Ppxiv,503,xvii[wildfowl record],ads. Plates and text illustrations by C.Whymper and others, coloured end-papers. Recent rebind in dark blue buckram, spine titled in gilt.

This is Sir Ralph-Gallwey's exhaustive and detailed account of all aspects of wildfowling. Chapters include: Ducks; Mallard, wigeon, teal and others; Decoys (decoy ponds) and their use; Mergansers; Great Northern Divers, Gannets, Cormorants, Shags, Grebes and others; Wild geese; Swans; Plovers, plover netting; Snipe and woodcock, with much material on Ireland; Shore birds - curlews, whimbrels, ibis, avocet and others; Marsh birds - herons, bitterns and rails; The Skellig Rocks and their seafowl; Birds and lighthouses - the Skelligs, Copeland Island, Tuscar Rock, Tory Island, Howth, Old Head of Kinsale, Carlingford, Dundalk, the Blasquets; Birds of prey - eagles, ospreys, kites, buzzards, peregrines, Greenland and Iceland falcons, owls and others; Irish mammals, deer, goats, foxes, martens, stoats and weasels, wild cats, otters, seals and others; Boats - yawls and cutters, punts; Professional fowlers and puntgunning; Two chapters on all aspects of punt guns; Construction of fowling punts.
£220.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
47294
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Author Payne-Gallwey (Ralph Frankland-). (1848-1916).
Book Code 47294
ISBN No ISBN
Book Description Rebound in workman-like plain blue buckram, spine titled in gilt. Slight browning but clean, small illustration tipped to page ix. Very good.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1882
Publisher John Van Voorst.
Place London.