THE TOMMIEBEG SHOOTINGS: OR A MOOR IN SCOTLAND. By Thomas Jeans. With  illustrations by Perceval (sic) Skelton.

THE TOMMIEBEG SHOOTINGS: OR A MOOR IN SCOTLAND. By Thomas Jeans. With illustrations by Perceval (sic) Skelton.

WINGS OF THE WILD. By H. von Michaelis.

WINGS OF THE WILD. By H. von Michaelis.

KESTREL KLEE. By Kenneth Richmond.

(1943) 1973 reprint. Small 8vo (125 x 190mm). Ppiv,128. B/w vignettes. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt.

The story of a kestrel and his struggle with nature red in tooth and claw. "Klee and Hirra are the only survivors from a brood of four, ravaged in a hailstorm which plucks out one of Hirra's eyes. Klee's mother teaches him to hunt from the sky; one demonstration and it is the last he sees of her. His early life is marred by a blast from a shotgun, but he recovers and goes on to survive his first winter. In the spring he mates with Frikka and they settle to rear their brood in a hollow ash tree. Frikka is killed in a trap, and Klee, blindly seeking a new mate, meets again Hirra the One-Eyed. A severe winter almost kills him and leads to his captivity. But he regains his freedom, and once more returns to the world of Krark and Tchatchekki and Hoo. Based on the author's extensive field observations."
£8.00
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Book Code
6001
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Author Richmond (William Kenneth). (1910-1990).
Book Code 6001
ISBN 0903330059 / 0903330059
Book Description Very good in slightly faded, price-clipped dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1973
Publisher Barry Shurlock.
Place Reading.