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Hunting Books,New and Out of Print, For Sale

Hunting Books and Publications For Sale, Authors C thru E



Camp, Raymond R. (Ray). Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys, and Eastern Seaboard Wildfowling. hardcover. Knopf, A Borzoi Book fo r Sportsman. 1952. Stated First Edition. Drawings in line and color by G. Don Ray. 238pp plus Appendix and Index. One of very few books on duck boats. Shows the traditional kinds used in various areas, Barnegat sneak box, Barnegat Garvey, Currituck push boat, Ling Island Scooter, Merrymeeting Boat, Connecticut skuller, more and some factory boats, Dura Craft ducker, to name a few. Other areas memtioned in title also well covered. A very desirable book, not eas to find. Fine w/o dj hunting, duck boats, decoys, waterfowling, wildfowling, duck, goose, duck blinds $95

Camuto, Christopher. Hunting from Home, A Year Afield in the Blue Ridge Mountains Pre-publication Advance Uncorrected Proof! Still sealed! This is amost unusual find. Ever wonder how books are checked for errors in spelling, punctuatuion, grammer? Advanced copies are sent to proof readers of course. Ever see an advanced proof copy? Still sealed? Here is you chance. This copy in soft cover, as all advanced copies of this book were, with publishers info and estimated publication month, a pic of what the dj will look like and price and info that will be on the inside of dj flap on back cover. I'd love to tell you more, but I won't spoil your surprise by opening it. I know Camuto is an excellent writer, and he hunts grouse, fly fishes for trout and spends much time nature watching. Mint, VF, exc+. Unique offering. $60

Carmichael, Jim. The Rifle Omnibus. 1976. 1st ed. Winchester Press for National Sporting fraternity Limited. SIGNED. This is three complete books in one: The Modern Rifle by Jim Carmichael, 342pp; The Hunting Rifle by Jack O'Connor, 314pp; and The Accurate Rifle by Warren Page, 238pp. SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS AND JIM RIKHOFF, PUBLISHER. Limited edition of only 750, SIGNED, numbered, leatherbound and slipcased copies with silk marker ribbon sewn in. Very Fine in vf slipcase. $575

CARMONY, NEIL AND BROWN, DAVID, EDITORS. MEXICAN GAME TRAILS. 1991, 1ST. "AMERICANS AFIELD IN OLD MEXICO, 1866- 1940". O'CONNOR, SHELDON, REMINGTON, MORE ON EVERYTHING FROM QUAIL TO BUFFALO TO SHEEP. VF. PUB AT $24.95. SPECIAL AT $20

CARTIER, JOHN. 20 GREAT TROPHY HUNTS. 1980, 1ST. 269pp, PHOTOS. PERSONAL ACCOUNTS OF HUNTING NORTH AMERICA'S BIG GAME--DEER, MOOSE, CARIBOU, BIG HORNS, GRIZZLY, MORE... SOMEONE UNWISELY TAPED DJ TO BOOK ON INSIDE OF COVER, ELSE FINE. $15 SOLD

CARTIER, JOHN. THE MODERN DEER HUNTER. 1976, 1ST. 310pp W/ INDEX. PHOTOS. DRAWINGS BY RICHARD AMUNDSEN. WHY ARE DEER BOOKS SO MUCH MORE AFFORDABLE THAN DUCK OR GROUSE? COVERS ALL THAT WAS KNOWN BACK THEN. F $15

CARTWRIGHT, B.W. AND SHORTT, ANGUS H. SPORTS AFIELD COLLECTION OF KNOW YOUR DUCKS AND GEESE. Hearst. 1948. First EDITION. Folio (over 14" by 12"). A COLLECTION OF 36 PRINTS THAT ORIGINALLY RAN IN SPORTS AFIELD FROM 1946-1948 ALONG W/ DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. ..RUN ON A SPECIAL HEAVY PAPER AND BY THE FINEST PROCESS KNOWN TO ENSURE FIDELITY OF COLOR AND LONG LIFE. SO SAYS LAMAR UNDERWOOD IN HIS FOREWORD TO THIS ED. Each full page color print is proceeded by a glassine page to protect it. SHORTT COULD PAINT! Gold gilt on cover has faded, and corners hav very light rubs, no bends or bumps. Very Fine. Scarce 1st ed, especially in this condition. wildlife art, hunting, angus shortt, WATERFOWL, wildfowl, ducks, geese, brant, swan, duck, goose $225

CARTWRIGHT, B.W. AND SHORTT, ANGUS H. SPORTS AFIELD COLLECTION OF KNOW YOUR DUCKS AND GEESE. 1973. NEW EDITION. Folio. A COLLECTION OF 36 PRINTS THAT ORIGINALLY RAN IN SPORTS AFIELD FROM 1946-1948 ALONG W/ DESCRIPTIVE TEXT. ..RUN ON A SPECIAL HEAVY PAPER AND BY THE FINEST PROCESS KNOWN TO ENSURE FIDELITY OF COLOR AND LONG LIFE. SO SAYS LAMAR UNDERWOOD IN HIS FOREWORD TO THIS ED. SHORTT COULD PAINT! Very Fine. Scarce. WATERFOWL, wildfowl, ducks, geese, brant, swan, duck, goose, hunting, wildlife art, , nature, ornithology $60

CARY, LUCIEN, GUNS AND SHOOTING. 1960. FINE in fine dj. $15

Anonymous (Wm. L. Claflin). Partridge Rambles. Privately Printed. 1937. 32pp. 12mo. Biscotti states, p 83, this was limited to 250 copies. Original quarter brown cloth and tan boards, title label with flying grouse on front cover. It seems most were given to author’s friends. Signed presentation “To J. B. P. Jr, With best wishes and looking forward to another hunt with your dog which is not featured here. Yours, (author’s signature)”. On inside front cover is a pasted in typed name, John Bryant Pain, Jr. Hand written on the same is a note, “from Bill Claflin, Jr (the author)”. There is a pencil asterisk at end of author’s inscription, presumably by owner, and below another penciled asterisk with note “See page 14” (also in pencil) where the story of the other dog is described. It is a good thing the author made it clear it was not John’s dog. It is these personal touches which give a book like this even more life. Frontis drawing of author hunting, posterior view. Scarce. Very light wear to corners, Fine. $800.

CLEMENT, ROLAND C. HAMMOND NATURE ATLAS OF AMERICA. 1973, 1ST. 255pp W/ INDEX. FOLIO. COVERS ROCKS, MINERALS, TREES, FLOWERS, BIRDS, INSECTS, FISHES, MAMMALS, REPTILES AND ANPHIBIANS! SUPER REFERENCE BOOK FOR YOU OR TO USE WITH KIDS. AS NEW. $20

Cochran, Bruce.Duck Fever, Duck Hunting Cartoons. 1992. 1st ed. 96pp, illus by author. Very funny light hearted looks at our favorite sport. Pictorial stiff card covers. New. ISBN: 157223069X outdoor humor, ducks, geese, hunting, waterfowling, wildfowling. $7.95

Cochran, Bruce. Marsh Madness, A Lighthearted Look at the Wacky World of Waterfowling. 2006. 1st ed. Unpaignated, about 90pp. Oblong 16mo. Witty color cartoons by one of the zaniest minds since Zern, Ed that is. Your waterfowler will love to gasp, groan, and gap over this delightful little book. Brand new, just in time for the Holidays. New in pictorial color hardcover, w/o dj as issued. $12.95

CONNETT, EUGENE, Editor American Big Game Fishing. The Derrydale Press. 1993. Hardcover. Reprint of the 1935 ed. Imitation leather, all edges gilt, folio, 8x10.5", xxii+251 pp., 5 color illus. by Lynn Bogue Hunt, many b&w plates. New, in publisher's shrinkwrap. The Derrydale Press US. fishing, tuna, swordfish, billfish, marlin, mackerel, flounder. $45

Connett, Eugene. Duck Decoys, How to Make Them, How to Paint Them, How to Rig Them. Van Norstrand. 1953, 2nd prntg (before publication). 116pp w/ index. Many photos and drawings. Color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. Some things stay the same, even though we think we are inventing new gunning techniqes all the time. A good leanrning book as a good refresher course as well. Some light paint smudges (this copy belonged to Ora Anderson, a very tallented and well known decoy carver. His name hand written by him on ffep. ) on endpapers and ffepp and rfep, else fine interior. Book is fine w/o dj. $20

CONNETT, EUGENE. Duck Decoys, How to Make Them, How to Paint Them, How to Rig Them. 1953, later prntg. 116pp w/ index. Many photos and drawings. Color plates by Dr. Edgar Burke. Some things stay the same, even though we think we are inventing new gunning techniqes all the time. A good leanrning book as a good refresher course as well. An oddity, as the cover states the title as "Duck Decoy". Some foxing on reverse of frontispiece, and a couple of small smudges on a few pages. Minor stuff. Overall very good w/o dj. $20

Connett, Eugene, Editor. Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater. hardcover. Bonanza. Every great gunning region from Maine to the Carloinas is written about by an expert in that neck of the waters. For instance, Shang Wheeler wrote about gunning Long Island Sound, Elmer Crowell tellls us about the waterfowling and decoys of Cape Cod. On and on. 4to, 307pp with index. Illus and with color plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt and Dr. Edgar Burke. Only the second book to acknowlege decoys as more than just tools of the trade. A landmark book by the man who created Derrydale Press. Fine in very good, spine faded, mylar protected dj. hunting, decoys, waterfowling, wildfowling, waterfowl, wildfowl, ducks, geese, decoys, Shang Wheeler, Elmer Crowell. $40

Connett, Eugene, Editor. Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater. hardcover. Bonanza. Every great gunning region from Maine to the Carloinas is written about by an expert in that neck of the waters. For instance, Shang Wheeler wrote about gunning Long Island Sound, Elmer Crowell tellls us about the waterfowling and decoys of Cape Cod. On and on. 4to, 307pp with index. Illus and with color plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt and Dr. Edgar Burke. Only the second book to acknowlege decoys as more than just tools of the trade. A landmark book by the man who created Derrydale Press. Fine in very good, spine faded, mylar protected dj. $40

Connett, Eugene, Editor. Duck Shooting along the Atlantic Tidewater. hardcover. Bonanza. Every great gunning region from Maine to the Carloinas is written about by an expert in that neck of the waters. For instance, Shang Wheeler wrote about gunning Long Island Sound, Elmer Crowell tellls us about the waterfowling and decoys of Cape Cod. On and on. 4to, 307pp with index. Illus and with color plates by Lynn Bogue Hunt and Dr. Edgar Burke. Only the second book to acknowlege decoys as more than just tools of the trade. A landmark book by the man who created Derrydale Press. Fine in fine, mylar protected dj. $45

Coykendall, Ralf Jr. Duck Decoys and How to Rig Them, Lyons. 1983. Revised edition by Ralf Coykendall Jr. Kind of an interesting book in that it is reissued by the son of the author. Intro by Gene Hill. Decorative drawings by Bob Cary, diagrams by Coykendall. Still pertinent info on how to set out decoys for different species and conditions. Also covers blindsdecoys, lines, anchors, boats, calls and more. Back of dj wrinkled, o/w fine/fine. hunting, ducks, geese, waterfowling, wildfowling, boats, calls, blinds, duck, mallards, black, canvasback, redhead, whistler, bluebill, scaup, teal, brant. $15

Crowe, Philip K. Sporting Journeys, in Africa and Asia. Barre. 1966. 1st ed. Ltd ed, numbered. This is number 337. 183pp. Hunting and fishing in Asia and Africa. Trout, Mahseer, tiger, elephant, lion, tiger fish, leopard, water buffalo, Indian bison, peafowl, pig, axis deer, and more. Photo section, including natives. Fine in nr fine dj. $40

Crowley, Keith. Gordon MacQuarrie, The Story of an Old Duck Hunter. Wisconsin Historical Society Press. 2003. 186pp, photo section. A great book about a great guy--one of the very best of our outdoor writers, Gordon MacQuarrie. Must read for any Mac fan, any duck hunter, or anyone else that is breathing and thinking. MacQuarrie's wit and straight forward writing is a pleasure to read and his message always upbeat. He was the complete outdoorsman taking the seasons as they came and using them to the fullest. Read all about the man who is legend. New s/c. ISBN: 0870203444 hunting,fishing,ducks,waterfowl,wildfowl,geese,goose,ruffed,grouse,gordon,macquarrie,outdoor,writing,humor,wit,trout,bass,largemouth,smallmouth,walleye,lake,brown,rainbow,brook,square-tail,mallards,bulebills,canvasbacks,canada,deer,whitetails,brule,river $22.95 Temporarily out of stock.

Culler, John (Editor) and Jim Rikhoff (President of the National Sporting Fraternity Ltd.). Carolina's Hunting Heritage South Carolina Wildlife and Marine Resources Department. 1978. 1st ed. Limited edition, #157 of 750. This lavish special edition was made for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited and shows all the features that John Culler would later use in his special printing efforts AND all the special features Jim Rikhoff would use in his Amwell Press: leather binding, limited ed, SIGNED on special limitation page, and issued in a quaility slipcase. Marbled red leather with gold gilt stamping and with NSFL logo on front cover. Covers all aspects of hunting heritage including colletible art, artists (:Bob Abbett, John Cowan; David Hagerbaumer; David Maass; Maynard Reece; John P Cowan; Milton Weiler; Edward Bierly; Lary Toschik; Prescott Baines ), game species (deer, turkey,ducks,geese, bears and much more) and methods of harvest, both past and present. Shows tools of the trade--calls, knives, bows, decoys, etc and their makers. Market gunning ansd ways are also portrayed. Really a great work, and interesting way beyond Carolina's borders. Mint in Mint, leatherbound red marbled to match the book, slipcase! SIGNED by both John Culler and Jim Rikhoff. hunting, Amwell Press, National Sporting Fraternity Limited, deer, ducks, Bob Abbett, John Cowan, David Hagerbaumer, David Maass, Maynard Reece, John P Cowan, Milton Weiler, Edward Bierly, Lary Toschik, Prescott Baines, decoys, turkeys, wild turkey, calls. $125

Curtis, Captain Paul A. Guns and Gunning. Knopf. Borzoi Books for Sportsmen Series. 1946. 1st Borzoi Printing. New Edition with 28 page Intro by Nash Buckingham. 383p, plus index. Contents cover history of gunpowder, .22 rifles, deer rifles, big game rifles, how to hit with a rifle, game shooting, range judgment, duck guns and loads, upland shotguns, how to hit with a shotgun, stock fitting, trap and skeet, and hunting for Bear, Scotish grouse, deer, moose, sheep and goats, pistol shooting, choosing a pistol, shooting for women, gunner's glossary and more. Illus w/ photos and with color frontispiece by Fred Everett. The rare dust jacket also has a color upland gunner shooting over a setter and pointer. Very few copies still have the dj in any condition and this one is complete and very good in clear plastic protective cover! Book has decorated endpapers, and gold lettering on spine and Borzoi imprint on front cover. This is the best copy I have ever seen. Fine in vg dj. $55

Dahl, John and Amy. The 10-Minute Retriever, How to Make an Obedient and Enthusiastic Gun Dog in 10 Minutes a Day. 2001. 1st ed. Willow Creek Press. 256pp w/ Glossary and Index. Training made fun and easy. Diagrams and photos. New in pictorial soft cover. $24.50

Dahl, John and Amy. Retriever Troubleshooting. 2006. Willow Creek. 1st ed. 240pp. Strategies and solutions to Retriever training problems. Photos. Pictorial stiff card covers. New $24.50

DALRYMPLE, BYRON. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF DEER HUNTING. 1973, 1ST. 247pp, PHOTOS. THIS IS A GOOD DEER BOOK. THE DJ SAYS THE 1ST STEP TO SUCESSFUL DEER HUNTING IS BUYING THIS BOOK. (THEN READ IT) LIGHT FOXING ON PAGE ENDS; NON IN TEXT. F $15

DALRYMPLE, BYRON. DEER HUNTING WITH DALRYMPLE. 1978, 1ST ED. I MAY BE A LITTLE PARTIAL, BUT I THINK DALRYMPLE IS A SUPERB WRITER. F W/O DJ $20

Dalrymple, Bryon W. Doves and Dove Shooting. 1991 (1949). Revised and updated edition. 243pp, photo section. Covers dove hunting and populations all over the US. Includes mourning and white-winged doves, and band-tailed pigeon. This revised edition is harder to find than the original, and has more updated information to boot! Book and dj are as new. $25

Davis, Jeff. Return to Toonaklut, the Russell Annabel Story. hardcover. Safari Press. 2002. 1st trade ed. 324p with attachments. This is Rusty's biography. Many photos, including some of Tex Cobbs' old cabins. Brand New in like dj. $34.95

DAVIS, TOM. JUST GOLDENS. 1996,1ST. WILLOW CREEK'S FOLLOW UP TO JUST DOGS AND JUST LABS, THIS OBLONG 8vo CAPTURES THE GOLDEN RETRIEVER IN WORDS AND PHOTOS. 141pp. PHOTOS BY DALE SPARTAS. BRAND NEW $15

DAVISSON, VERN E. ATTRACTING BIRDS FROM THE PRAIRIES TO THE ATLANTIC. 1967. "...GUIDE TO FOOD PREFERENCES AND NESTING SITES OF..." OVER 400 SPECIES. PLANTS FOR FOOD AND COVER, HOUSES. ILLUS. VF IN RUBBED DJ $12

de Madariaga, Valentin. BIG GAME HUNTING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EUROPE. Amwell Press. 1981. 1st ed. Deluxe leatherbound, slipcased, #157/500. One of the most difficult to find of the Amwell Press books! Only 500 SIGNED copies were published in this special edition for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. A large 11" by 11" 4to printed on heavy glossy paper, aeg, this tome weighs over 5 lbs without the slipcase! The heavy slipcase brings the total to 6 lbs. Covers all big game hunted in Central and Southern Europe, with records and fabulous photographs. A masterpiece. Fine in fine slipcase. ISBN: 8485326040. $250 big game, amwell press,hunting,europe, southern, central europe, stag, red deer, roe, fallow, ibex, chamois, mouflon. Wild boar, brown bear, wolf, lynx, wildcat, spain, portugal, france, austria, hungary, rumania, greece, bulgaria, switzerland, yugoslavia

de Madariaga, Valentin BIG GAME HUNTING IN CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN EUROPE Amwell Press. 1981. 1st ed. Deluxe leatherbound. One of the most difficult to find of the Amwell Press books! Only 500 SIGNED copies were published in this special edition for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. A large 11" by 11" 4to printed on heavy glossy paper, aeg, this tome weighs over 5 lbs without the slipcase! Covers all big game hunted in Central and Southern Europe, with records and fabulous photographs. A masterpiece. SIGNED only by author. For some reason Jim Rikhoff did not sign this copy, which is an over run cpoy and not numbered. Still the same great book, but priced reasonalblly. NEW without slipcase. ISBN: 8485326040. $150 big game, amwell press,hunting,europe, southern, central europe, stag, red deer, roe, fallow, ibex, chamois, mouflon. Wild boar, brown bear, wolf, lynx, wildcat, spain, portugal, france, austria, hungary, rumania, greece, bulgaria, switzerland, yugoslavia

DICKEY, CHARLEY. OPENING SHOTS AND PARTING LINES. 1983, 1ST LTD ED FOR NSFL BY AMWELL PRESS. #661/1000. SIGNED AND NUMBERED, SLIPCASED GREEN LEATHERETTE W/ GOLD GILT. HUNTING, FISHING, AND DOGS. FUNNY, SAD, NOSTAGIC TALES OF WIT AND WISDOM. Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase. OUTDOOR HUMOR, woodcock, deer, hunting, fishing, bass, dog, outdoor, shotgun, quail, grouse, coons. $45

DICKEY, CHARLEY. OPENING SHOTS AND PARTING LINES. 1983, 1ST LTD ED FOR NSFL BY AMWELL PRESS. #655/1000. SIGNED AND NUMBERED, SLIPCASED GREEN LEATHERETTE W/ GOLD GILT. HUNTING, FISHING, AND DOGS. FUNNY, SAD, NOSTAGIC TALES OF WIT AND WISDOM. Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase. OUTDOOR HUMOR, woodcock, deer, hunting, fishing, bass, dog, outdoor, shotgun, quail, grouse, coons $45

DICKEY, CHARLEY. OUTDOORS. 1989, 1ST LTD ED OF 1000. 4to, 140pp. SOME OF YOU KNOW CHARLEY DICKEY AS CHARLEY, AND SOME OF YOU KNOW HIM AS 'SAM COLE' WHEN HE WROTE THE LAST PAGE IN PETERSEN'S HUNTING MAGAZINE. HE'S WITTY, THOUGHTFUL AND FUN TO READ. FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW HIM, HERE'S YOUR CHANCE. THERE ARE 60 SOME STORIES IN THIS BOOK, SO NONE WILL TAKE TOO MUCH TIME FROM YOUR BUSY LIFE. LEATHERBOUND, SLIPCASED, ILLUS BY JONATHON LIVINGSTON, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ARTIST, AND PUBLISHER. VF IN SLIPCASE outdoor humor. $60

Dorsey, Chris. Wildfowler's Season, Modern Methods for a Classic Sport. Lyons Press. 1995. 1st. Ed. 224p, 4to. Photos, drawings, index. Covers decoys, duck calls, guns, retrievers, receipes, and full color identification guide to North American Ducks and Geese. New in pictorial stiff card covers. Pub at $19.95. ISBN: 1558217142 ducks, goose, geese, hunting, duck calls, goose calls $15

Dorsey, Chris. 150 Waterfowling Tips, Tactics &Tales. Willow Creek Press.2002. 1st ed. 125pp, 4to. Pictorials stiff card covers. Good reading for the wildfowler in your life. New ISBN: 1572235942 hunting, waterfowl, waterfowling, wildfowl, wildfowling, duck, goose, geese, ducks $15

Dube, Jean-Paul. Salmon Talk. Amwell Press. 1983, 1st edn. SIGNED, numbered (665/1000), leatherbound w/ marker ribbon bound in, and slipcased. An Angling Heritage Book, one of very few Amwell Press published. Illustrated from photos from the author's personal collection and original artwork by Tom Hennessey, including color frontispiece. 233pp. This copy is As New, Very Fine in vf slipcase. SIGNED by author, artist, and Jim Rikhoff, publisher and President Nation Sporting Fraternity limited. fishing,fly,salmon,atlantic,norway,amwell,press,restigouche,cascapedia,metapedia,patapedia,salmo,salar,leaper,bear,moose. $115

East, Ben. The Ben East Hunting Book. 1974, 1ST. GUNS AND STRATEGY FOR BIG GAME, SMALL GAME, FLYING GAME. 360pp, PHOTOS, MANY COLOR. IT MAY SURPRISE THOSE OF US WHO GREW UP READING BEN, THAT HE WAS BORN 100 YEARS AGO! FEEL OLD? GOOD READING AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE. FINE IN VG- DJ." hunting big game small game upland game birds $14

Edminster, Frank. American Game Birds of Field and Forest. Castle Books. 1954, 4to, 490 pp. Covers 15 species including pheasants, quails, woodcock, ruffed and other grouse, doves, partridges, etc. Illus w/ photos, maps and charts. Great reference book. Edminster was one of the group with Bump that did the classic study on the ruffed grouse. Fine in very good dj. $25

Elman, Robert. The Atlantic Flyway. 1980. 1st ed. Winchester Press. 203pp., 4to. Mr Elman is a thoughtful and insightful writer. Enjoy the history, and future, as well as the present in this portrait of this great migratory corridor we call the Atlantic Flyway. 250 photos, 60 in color, by Walter Osborne. As new, very fine in nr vf dj, exc+. $20

ELMAN, ROBERT. THE GREAT AMERICAN SPORTING PRINTS. 1972, 1ST. OBLONG FOLIO, 160pp. I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF GUIDING MR. ELMAN ONCE. GOOD FELLOW. HIS TEXT ENRICHES THE 72 STUNNING REPRODUCTIOS OF ART BY OUR BEST ARTISTS--FROM AUDUBON TO ABBETT WITH GOODWIN, REMINGTON, FROST, OSTHAUS, POPE, RUSSELL, HUNT, CLARK, RIPLEY, PLEISSNER, WEILER, REECE, HAGERBAUMER, KUHN, (AND MORE!) IN BETWEEN. A WONDERFUL BOOK TO PULL OUT EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE JUST TO DREAM AND REFLECT WITH. Fine (interior very fine) w/o DJ $35

ELMAN, ROBERT AND PEPER, GEORGE, EDITORS. HUNTING AMERICA'S GAME ANIMALS AND BIRDS. 1975. 368pp. HOW, WHERE, WHEN TO GUIDE BY 40 TOP EXPERTS. ALL THE BEST OUTDOOR WRITERS ARE INCLUDED, AND THEY COVER BIG AND SMALL GAME, UPLAND BIRDS AND WATERFOWL. GREAT COLLECTION OF STORIES. VERY FINE $23

Elman, Robert, editor. Timber and Tide, Hunting Tales of the Northeast 1730 to 1998. 2000, 1st. Amwell Press. Ltd ed of 1000, leatherbound, gilt decorated, signed, numbered and slipcased. 545pp, illus w/ specially commisioned art by Roger Cruwys. This is an anthology by many authors Mr. Elman has selected and written introductions for. And Bob has selected stuff you have never read before, not the same old stories. His northeast includes all of Pennslvania to the Ohio River. The time frame covers from 1730 to 1998--over two and a half centuries! A monumental work, as so many of the Amwell books have been. Vf in slipcase, signed by editor, artist and publisher. $95

Evans, George Bird. An Affair With Grouse. Amwell Press. SIGNED, LTD ED OF #96/1000. THIS IS THE BOOK GEORGE AND KAY FELT "...IS THE VERY MOST GEORGE"! RED LEATHER BINDING, GILT STAMPED W/ SILK MARKER, NUMBERED AND SIGNED BY GEORGE AND PUBLISHER, JIM RIKHOFF. VF IN SLIPCASE. $250

Evans, George Bird. An Affair with Grouse. Old Hemlock. 1982. THIS IS THE BOOK GEORGE AND KAY FELT "...IS THE VERY MOST GEORGE"! True first trade edition, INSCRIBED BY GEORGE BIRD EVANS, and issued with both a dust jacket and slipcase with white linen cover. Very Fine, As New in Very Fine dj in Very Fine slipcase. $225

Evans, George Bird. The Bird Dog Book. Amwell Press, for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. 1979. 1ST. LTD ED OF #557/1000 SIGNED AND NUMBERED, LEATHERBOUND COPIES. Illustrated by the Edmund Osthaus, Foreword by Gene Hill. 305pp, 8vo. About 30 stories selected and anotated by GBE. Some of the authors are folks you may have heard of: Frank Forester, Edward Laverack, A. F. Hochwalt, Nash Buckingham, Gene Hill, Havilah Babcock, Ray Holland, Charles Waterman, George Bird Evans, and others. This copy SIGNED BY GBE, AND JIM RIKHOFF. IT IS ALSO INSCRIBED TO A FRIEND AND SIMPLY SIGNED "GEORGE". Very Fine in VF slipcase, as new/as new. $250

Evans, George Bird. October Fever. 1989. 1st ed. Limited edition, SIGNED, numbered and slipcased. This copy is number "#1 presentation" written in GBE's own hand. It is for Chuck Wechsler (Sporting Classics), is inscribed to him and has a laid in 3x5 Old Hemlock card with the following note,hand written by George: "Chuck, Want you to see OCTOBER FEVER even though slipcases are not complete., Thanks, George" and dated 9/11/89. It was sent to Chuck in a slipcase for another of George's books. All in all a unique package! 160+pp. Illus by George and w/ photos by Kay Evans. Bound in red leather with gold stampings. Very fine in very fine slipcase, as new. $300 SOLD

Evans, George Bird. The Ruffed Grouse Book. 1977. 1st ed. Amwell Press. Limited edition of only 1000 SIGNED, numbered and slipcased copies. A most remarkable anthology of who's who of grouse writers with annotations as to time and place by George Bird Evans. A cornerstone book for any ruffed grouse enthusaist. SIGNED BY GBE, JIM RIKHOFF, (PRSEIDENT N.S.F.L.) AND DONALD SHOFFSTALL, ARTIST. This copy is as new in as new slipcase, vf/vf, mint. $475

Evans, George Bird. The Ruffed Grouse Book. 1977. 1st ed., Amwell Press limited to 1000 copies, this being #378. SIGNED by GBE, Artist, Doc Shoffstall, and Amwell founder Jim Rifhoff. This is a terrific anthology on ruffed grouse compiled and edited by George. It is a who's who of grouse writings and it an important book for any grouse hunter's library. This copy is as fine as you will find. As New in as new slipcase. $375

Evans, George Bird. The Ruffed Grouse Book. 1977. 1st ed. Amwell Press. Limited edition of only 1000 SIGNED, numbered and slipcased copies. This is copy #62/1000. A most remarkable anthology of who's who of grouse writers with annotations as to time and place by George Bird Evans. A cornerstone book for any ruffed grouse enthusaist. SIGNED BY GBE, JIM RIKHOFF, (PRSEIDENT N.S.F.L.) and DONALD SHOFFSTALL, ARTIST. This copy is Very Fine with the exception the spine has darkened slightly. Slipcase also Very Fine. $345 SOLD

Evans, George Bird. Troubles with Bird Dogs and What to Do About Them. 1985, Numbered, signed, and slipcased limited edition. 299pp, plus 2p appendix. Published on the tenth anniversary of the 1st, trade ed, this is listed as Revised. It is the 1st ltd ed, however. Bound in red leather with gold stamping, it is pretty! And so useful! Everyone can talk about troubles we have with our gun dogs. George went beyond that and included 'what to do about them'! I once told George our copy of this book was in the whelping box with us as our puppies were born. He laughed and said he was glad it was of some help. Photos by Kay Evans. Vf in vf slipcase, as new. $250

Evans, George Bird. The Upland Gunner's Book. hardcover. Amwell Press. 1979, 1st. Limited Edition, SIGNED BY Evans, Hennessey and Rikhoff, Pres of NSFL. This is #311/1000. Leatherbound, slipcased. Original artwork by Tom Hennessey. Super anthology edited and annotated by George Bird Evans, as only he could do it. A who's who of upland gunning litereature. This copy very fine, as new in fine slipcase. hunting,ruffed,grouse,woodcock,pheasants,ringnecks,ring-necked,quail,bobwhite,Ptarmigan,prairie,chickens,partridge,hungarian,california,turkey,wild,mourning,doves,upland,game,birds,hunting,dogs,guns,gene,hill,tom,hennessey,amwell,press $200

Evans, George Bird. The Upland Shooting Life. hardcover. Knopf. 1971. True, stated, 1st ed. This was GBE's first hunting book and some think his best. It is the one I started to know him with and is still a favorite. No one else has been able to portray the frustrations and elations of true grouse hunting as well as George. Illus by him and w/ photos by Kay Evans. Very Fine in Fine dj. ISBN: 0394472950 hunting, dogs, grouse, woodcock, upland,birds, gun,shotgun,setter,english,pointing,ruffed $45 SOLD

Evans, George Bird. The Upland Shooting Life. hardcover. Knopf. 1971. True, stated, 1st ed. This was GBE's first hunting book and some think his best. It is the one I started to know him with and is still a favorite. No one else has been able to portray the frustrations and elations of true grouse hunting as well as George. Illus by him and w/ photos by Kay Evans. Very Fine in vg+ dj. ISBN: 0394472950 hunting, dogs, grouse, woodcock, upland,birds, gun,shotgun,setter,english,pointing,ruffed $40 SOLD

Evans, George Bird. The Upland Shooting Life. hardcover Knopf. 1971. True, stated, 1st ed. This was GBE's first hunting book and some think his best. It is the one I started to know him with and is still a favorite. No one else has been able to portray the frustrations and elations of true grouse hunting as well as George. Illus by him and w/ photos by Kay Evans. Very Fine in vg+dj there are tape marks on dj, but they are minor and tape has been removed. No tape was applied to book). ISBN: 0394472950 hunting, dogs, grouse, woodcock, upland,birds, gun,shotgun,setter,english,pointing,ruffed $35 SOLD

EVANS, GEORGE BIRD. THE WOODCOCK BOOK. Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. 1977, 1ST, DELUXE LTD ED OF 1000, this being #462/1000. SIGNED BY Evans, Shoffstall AND Jim Rikhoff, Pres. NSF. ILLUS BY DONALD (DOC) SHOFFSTALL. Very Fine in very fine slipcase. hunting,ruffed,grouse,woodcock,upland,game,birds,pointing,dogs,english,setters,gun,dogs. SOLD (dtl)

THE MUCH ANTICIPATED BIOGRAPHY ON GEORGE BIRD EVANS IS HERE! SEE LISTING UNDER HARPER, CATHERINE


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