BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY: A STUDY OF BRITAIN'S 24 DIURNAL RAPTORS. Collins  New Naturalist No. 60. By Leslie Brown. 1976 reprint.

BRITISH BIRDS OF PREY: A STUDY OF BRITAIN'S 24 DIURNAL RAPTORS. Collins New Naturalist No. 60. By Leslie Brown. 1976 reprint.

BIRDS OF PREY. By Nicholas Hammond and Bruce Pearson. Hamlyn Bird  Behaviour Guides.

BIRDS OF PREY. By Nicholas Hammond and Bruce Pearson. Hamlyn Bird Behaviour Guides.

FALCONRY IN LITERATURE: THE SYMBOLISM OF FALCONRY IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FROM CHAUCER TO MARVELL.

2004 1st edition. 8vo (147 x 224mm). Pp223,ad. Colour frontispiece by Andrew Ellis, b/w photographs, illustrations from old engravings, bibliography. Pictorial laminated boards, issued without a dust-wrapper.

"A layman's guide to falconry as presented in literary texts". Explores the sport's social meaning and literary allusions to it. Quotes widely from literature and draws interesting conclusions about the well-known "theory of the allocation of different raptor species to different classes of society" - a kestrel for a knave, etc. An attractive and learned book which includes some of the author's modern-day experiences and a section of recent photographs. Tipped in frontispiece painting of a red shahin falcon. Signed and numbered by the author on the frontispiece.
£29.95
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11918
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Author Horobin (David).
Book Code 11918
ISBN 0888395477 / 9780888395474.
Book Description Fine. Frontispiece signed by author. Edition limited to 1000 copies.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 2004
Publisher Hancock House, Blaine, WA and
Place Surrey, B.C., Canada.