(1961) 1989 1st edition thus. Large 8vo (157 x 239mm). Pp336. Colour plates and illustrations by John Paley, colour photographs, maps, extensive bibliography. Green boards, spine titled in gilt.
The latest and largest edition of the wildfowler's bible, covering all aspects of wildfowling and wildfowl conservation. Thirty-five chapters rangling from the natural history and ecology of waterfowl to handloading wildfowling cartridges, punt-gunning, wildfowl cooking and taxidermy, as well as biographies of famous wildfowlers.