FALCONRY: A GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS. By Stuart E. Rossell.

FALCONRY: A GUIDE FOR BEGINNERS. By Stuart E. Rossell.

MEMOIRS OF A FEN TIGER: THE STORY OF ERNIE JAMES OF WELNEY AS TOLD TO  AUDREY JAMES.

MEMOIRS OF A FEN TIGER: THE STORY OF ERNIE JAMES OF WELNEY AS TOLD TO AUDREY JAMES.

THE KEEPER'S BOOK: A GUIDE TO THE DUTIES OF A GAMEKEEPER. Revised, rewritten and enlarged by P. Jeffrey Mackie.

(1903) 1917 14th edition. Large 8vo (150 x 230mm). Ppxviii,614,ad. B/w photograph plates, illustrations. Original buckram with tipped-on photograph.

This is a detailed account of what the gamekeeper and his profession should look like, from the point of view of the master of the establishment. "This book is written for 'the good keeper who knows his work, and for the bad one who does not.'" "Even taking the master on the highest plane, he can never be more than a very good amateur. The keeper is, ...a specialist. Within the limits of his duties, a keeper should know all that is to be known, and in the majority of cases should know infinitely more than his master. ...This ideal can only be reached if a keeper bases his knowledge and his work on the possibility of his master being an absolute generally, Mackie observes, there is in "...[ball] games a competitive or a team play spirit which, admirable in itself, is something apart from the essential quality of real sport. We must not be led to confuse the narrower and more specialised outlook and training of the athlete with the very much higher craft of the hunter. The one is an accomplishment, the different aspects of a keeper's work; on poachers, vermin, dogs, game, deer, rabbits, fisheries, and etc. Includes a chapter on "A Christmas tiger shoot" by Bunnie Wyndham-Quin.
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Author Mackie (Peter Jeffrey), Editor.
Book Code 51241
ISBN No ISBN.
Book Description Cloth very well-used but a strong serviceable working copy.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1917
Publisher McCorquodale and Co.
Place Glasgow and London.