TIDE'S ENDING. By 'B.B.' Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford, F.R.S.A.,  A.R.C.A. 1950 First American edition.

TIDE'S ENDING. By 'B.B.' Illustrated by D.J. Watkins-Pitchford, F.R.S.A., A.R.C.A. 1950 First American edition.

THE COUNTRYMAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK. Compiled by

THE COUNTRYMAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK. Compiled by "BB."

THE SHOOTING MAN'S BEDSIDE BOOK: COMPILED BY "BB".

1948 1st edition. Small 8vo (114 x 180mm). Ppxx,479 + 5 blank game record pages. B/w woodcut illustrations by the author. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt, gilt vignette on upper board.

"I have for many years felt the need of a Shooting Man's Bedside Book which contained, not technical instructions 'how to shoot' or 'how to breed' pheasants and manage a shoot, but which was largely composed of the best descriptive writing on the sport. What interests me (and I think I am an average person) are the actual experiences of shooting men in the field, as long as those accounts are realistic and couched in good English. ...Such have I tried to make this volume. But ...I have included a certain amount of useful information, shooting records, ballistics, etc., which are necessary and would be demanded if they were omitted. In any case they serve as pastry to what I hope will prove and interesting and palatable pie." B.B. includes a disproportionate amount of wildfowling, for its wildness sake, and, "It is also the most unpopular form of shooting, and I never cease to give thanks for this fact."
£35.00
Availability: In stock
Book Code
16134
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Author Watkins-Pitchford (Denys J.). "BB." (1905-1990).
Book Code 16134
ISBN No ISBN.
Book Description Cloth faded, used and slightly chipped. Good only.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1948
Publisher Eyre and Spottiswoode.
Place London.