THE NEW POACHER'S HANDBOOK: FOR THE MAN WITH THE HARE-POCKET AND THE BOY  WITH THE SNARE. By Ian Niall.

THE NEW POACHER'S HANDBOOK: FOR THE MAN WITH THE HARE-POCKET AND THE BOY WITH THE SNARE. By Ian Niall.

MORNING FLIGHT: A BOOK OF WILDFOWL. Written and illustrated by Peter Scott.

MORNING FLIGHT: A BOOK OF WILDFOWL. Written and illustrated by Peter Scott.

THE GREAT SHOOTS: BRITAIN'S PREMIER SPORTING ESTATES. By Brian P. Martin.

(1987) 1999 reprint. 4to (192 x 247mm). Pp255. Colour and b/w photographs, illustrations. Blue cloth, spine titled in gilt.

"Before detailing the history and present sport of each estate, region by region, the author sets the scene by outlining the history of gameshooting in Britain: the changing attitude of society; how economics play an increasingly important part; how the popular press has perpetuated an inaccurate image; how technical developments have shaped both gunmaking and game rearing; and much more. The inter-relationship between shooting and conservation, and the important contribution to the general welfare of our flora and fauna by most shoot proprietors, are given special attention. While historical sources have been consulted fully to reveal the fascinating stories behind these shoots, the author has travelled widely to all the important estates to examine at first hand the sport and then men who make it. He has sampled much of the shooting, and has enjoyed rare hospitality with both self-made millionaires, and those whose family wealth has been acquired over centuries; brewers and bankers; diplomats and dandies; farmers and fanatics, all of whom are enthusiastic about a thoroughly British institution which has never been more popular."
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Book Code
1839
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Author Martin (Brian Philip). (b. 1947).
Book Code 1839
ISBN 0948253762 / 0948253762
Book Description Fine new copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1999
Publisher The Sportsman's Press.
Place London.