Dale Dalrymple
Dale's Decoy Den
32210 McGinnis Rd
Albany, Ohio 45710
740-698-5060
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Hunting Books and Publications For Sale K-M

A Listing of available

NEW & USED BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

AUTHORS K thru M



George has stored some original Grouse Covers patches all these years. Good news for you, because he has made them available, through Dale's Decoy Den. These are top quality, embroidered, 5 color patches from 1969. Three inches in diameter. 1st come, 1st served on those remaining. WE FOUND SOME MORE PATCHES GOING THROUGH GEORGE'S STUFF. SOLD OUT I am hoping some more show up as we go through George's things... Call to get on my waitng list, 740-698-5060.

King, George. That’s Ruff!, Reflections from Grouse Country. Concord house Publishing. 2010. 1st ed, 2nd prntg. 272pp. This is the very best book on grouse,grouse hunting and grouse hunters to come out in many, many years. It easily ranks with Burton Spiller,William Harnden Foster, and George Bird Evans. None other than H. G.(Tap) Tapply said, “…delightful in every way; funny, insightful, sentimental, affectionate and a true reflection of how grouse hunters feel about grouse, grouse dogs, grouse guns, grouse covers, and grouse hunting partners…” Witty, whimsical, serious, funny, it will bring out many emotions, mostly happy ones. Remember the "Ancient And Honorable Order of Brush Worn Partridge Hunters"? George was the man who invented it and wrote and published Grouse Covers in the early 1970's. He is the man who got Crown Publishers to reprint Spiller's classics, Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers, which were only available in the original Derrydale editions, both expensive and difficult to find. He also convinced Scribners to reissue Foster's calssic New England Grouse Shooting which was long out of print. That's Ruff! is a great read, and as good on second reading as the first. It will become a classic. Don’t let this one slip away, buy it NOW! Illus by the author. Brand New in like dj. hunting, grouse, ruffed grouse, gun dogs, outdoor humor. $47.95 Now officially OUT OF PRINT. Call me 740-698-5060

Knight, John Alden. Ol' Bill and Other Stories. Scribners. 1942. 1st ed. 138pp. Limited edition . SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHOR AND ARTIST, Milton C. Weiler. An exceptional copy, very fine in fine, mylar protected dj. $75

KOLLER, LARRY. THE FIRESIDE BOOK OF GUNS. 1959, 3RD PRNTG. IN THREE PARTS: "WORK AND WAR", "ROUGH AND READY", AND "GAME AND TARGET"., OR MILITARY, PISTOLS, AND RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS. INCLUDES HUNTING IN AMERICA AND AFRICA. LARGE 4to. F W/ VG DJ $20

KUHLHOFF, PETE. KUHLHOFF ON GUNS. 1970. WINCHESTER PRESS. ILLUSTRATED. Vg in vg dj. $12

L. L. Bean Spring 1930 Catalog. L. L. Bean Spring 1930 Catalog. 1930. A whopping 24pages! Color covers, front and back. Front cover shows a large trout throwing the hook at the net. What else is new? Some light browing of white areas due to age. Overall exc with original order form. $48

L. L. Bean Fall 1935 Catalog. L. L. Bean Fall 1935 Catalog. 1935. Wonderful color cover of three old coots in the general store. Two are listening spellbound while the other tells how he shot the red fox lying on the floor. 56pp, 4 in color. Shows live duck and goose straps! Other vintage items and some still offered. Condition is unbelievablely exc with minor foxing along white boarder of cover. $60

L. L. Bean Fall 1954 Catalog. L. L. Bean Fall 1954 Catalog. 1954. 1st. 104pp. Gorgeous full color cover of English Setter with Ruffed Grouse by Lynn Bogue Hunt! Cover alone is stunning and worth framing. However, the contents are also important to the L L Bean collector-- decoys, calls, knives, lures, fly books, camping, fishing, and hunting equipment. And more. Catalog is in excellent condition. $60

L. L. Bean Spring 1959 Catalog. L. L. Bean Spring 1959 Catalog. 1959. 100pp., 4pp color. Cover shows a rainbow trout wrapped around an impossible downed tree with fisherman in background. He soesn't have a chance at landing this one. Catalog is mint in original mailer with order form intact. $24

Laubach, Don and Henckel, Mark. Elk Talk, Your Guide to Finding Elk, Calling Elk, and Hunting Elk with a Rifle, Bow and Arrow or Camera. 1987. Intro by Jim Zumbo. 202pp. Line drawings and photos. Pictorial softcover. As new, exc, fine. $12

LAYCOCK, GEORGE. WILD REFUGE. 1969, 1ST. THE STORY OF THE NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGES AND HOW THEY CAME TO BE. FINE $15

LENZ, OWEN. RIFLEMAN'S PROGRESS. 1946, 1ST. RILING SAYS, "ADVENTURES OF ONE MAN FROM HIS INITIAL DESIRE FOR SHOOTING SKILL TO THE SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION OF AN AFRICAN HUNT." 4to, 162pp. PRETTY BLACK AND GILT ON RED BOARS. FINE W/O DJ. $45

Lewis, Russell E. The Art of American Game Calls. Collector Books. Brand New. 2005. 273pp plus advertisements. 4to. Lots of color pics. Worth having for the fine photos alone. Includes Duck, Goose, Crow, Predator, Turkey calls. Brand New in color pictorial cover. $24.95 ISBN: 15474324306. Game calls, duck calls, turkey calls, goose calls, predator calls, crow calls, Olt calls, vintage calls.

Lewis, Russell E. The Art of American Game Calls. Collector Books. 2005. 273pp plus advertisements. 4to. Lots of color pics. Worth having for the fine photos alone. Includes Duck, Goose, Crow, Predator, Turkey calls. Brand New in color pictorial cover, but with top outside corners bumped slightly. $19.95. ISBN: 15474324306. Game calls, duck calls, turkey calls, goose calls, predator calls, crow calls, Olt calls, vintage calls.

Liu, Allan J., editor. The American Sporting Collector's Handbook. Winchester Press. 1982. Revised and enlarged edition. Each area written by an expert in the specific field of collecting. Examples include Drew Holl on Original Art, Allen Haid on Decoys, Bud Ward on Shorebird Decoys, Len Codella and Ernest Schwiebert on Split Cane Rods. There areas covered are Federal aand State Duck Stamp Prints, Antiques Reels, Handmade Knives, western Memorabilia, Rodeo Bronzes, Ammunition, Calendars, Guns, Prints and Etchings;Derrydale Books and Prints, Angling Books, Hunting Books, Fishing Lures, Flies, Fish Decoys and more. Large format, 4to, 369pp. Well done with info pertinent today. Fine in near fine dj. ISBN: 0876913257 hunting, fishing, reels, rods, bamboo, trout, salmon, derrydale, prints, books, knives, duck stamp prints, sporting art, lures, decoys, shorebirds, rodeo, bronzes, western memorabilia $25

LUTTRELL, CLAUDE. SPORTING RECOLLECTIONS OF A YOUNGER SON. 1925, STATED 1ST. MOSTLY MOUNTED HUNTING FOR STAG, FOX , HARE, ETC. 208pp, PHOTOS. FINE. $35

Lytle, Horace. Point! Derrydale Press. Ltd ed of 2500 leatherbound copies. Training pointing dogs. New in original shrink wrap. SOLD $30

MacLAGAN, ANGUS. A WHITE HUNTER'S LIFE. Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. #141/1000, SIGNED, numbered, leatherbound. 1983. 1ST edn. BIG GAME HUNTING IN RHODESIA. ILLUS W/ PHOTOS FROM AUTHOR'S PRIVATE COLLECTION. GOOD ADVENTURE, WELL WRITTEN. SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER. Very Fine, as new, exc in like slipcase. $165

MacIntyre, Major-General Donald. Hindu-Koh, Wanderings & Wild Sport On And Beyond the Himalayas. John Culler and Sons. 1994, #64/1000, leatherbound, slipcased and with marker ribbon bound in. a.e.g., pp464. The Asian Series. I have others from this series, all #64. Beautiful black leather with gold gilt stamping, in thick linen slipcase. Very fine in very fine slipcase, as new. hunting, muzzle-loader, wild sheep, gazelle, mountains, woodcocks, bear, black, sloth, tiger, fish, gooral, buck, jurrow, stag, leopard, pheasant, deer, antelopes, ovis ammonram. $140 SOLD

MACKEY, WILLIAM, JR. AMERICAN BIRD DECOYS. Dutton. 1965, STATED 1ST. BILL WAS A VERY PATRIOTIC FELLOW, AND WAS INTENSELY PROUD OF OUR AMERICAN DECOYS. HE LOVED THEM ALL, FROM EACH GUNNING AREA. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK, STILL, ON THE HISTORY AND USEAGE OF OUR DECOYS--HOW EACH AREA DEVELOPED THEIR OWN REGIONAL STYLE TO MEET THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY HUNTED. BILL WAS A WATERFOWL HUNTER, AND VIEWED EACH DECOY THRU A HUNTER'S EYES. THE WHYS OF CONSTRUCTION AND USE WERE IMPORTANT TO HIM, AND SHOULD BE TO EACH COLLECTOR. PHOTOS. Fine in vg dj. $35

MACKEY, WILLIAM, JR. AMERICAN BIRD DECOYS. Dutton. 1965 (1987), Second edition with extra chapters by Richard Bourne and Kathryn Mackey. BILL WAS A VERY PATRIOTIC FELLOW, AND WAS INTENSELY PROUD OF OUR "AMERICAN DECOYS". HE LOVED THEM ALL, FROM EACH GUNNING AREA. THIS IS THE BEST BOOK, STILL, ON THE HISTORY AND USEAGE OF OUR DECOYS--HOW EACH AREA DEVELOPED THEIR OWN REGIONAL STYLE TO MEET THE CONDITIONS IN WHICH THEY HUNTED. BILL WAS A WATERFOWL HUNTER, AND VIEWED EACH DECOY THRU A HUNTER'S EYES. THE "WHYS" OF CONSTRUCTION AND USE WERE IMPORTANT TO HIM, AND SHOULD BE TO EACH COLLECTOR. Many PHOTOS of classic decoys. This copy with extra laid in articles on Elmer Crowell and Wisconsin decoys. Fine in fine dj. ISBN: 0525245006. $50

MacQUARRIE, GORDON. MORE STORIES OF THE OLD DUCK HUNTERS. NO DATE, WILLOW CREEK PRESS. VOL 2 IN THE TRILOGY. IF YOU AREN'T FAMILIAR WITH "Mac", YOU HAVE A TREAT IN STORE IF YOU JUST TRY HIM. YOU'LL READ THEM ALL AND LIKE THE REST OF US, WISH THERE WERE MORE. As New in as new dj. $19.50

MacQUARRIE, GORDON. LAST STORIES OF THE OLD DUCK HUNTERS. NO DATE, WILLOW CREEK PRESS. THE THIRD BOOK IN THE OLD DUCK HUNTERS TRILOGY. EDITED BY ZACK TAYLOR. WIT AND HUMOR WRITTEN IN THE 30'S AND 40'S, THEY STILL HAVE A MESSAGE TODAY. As New in as new dj. $19.50

MacQUARRIE, GORDON. THE GORDON MacQUARRIE SPORTING TREASURY. 1998, 1ST ed. 303pp. The last book of MacQuarrie Stories. No one could write as well on the subject of describing the anticipation and execution of an encounter with the ducks. 19 NEW STORIES AND SOME FAVORITE OLDIES. INTRO AND COMMENTARY BY ZACH TAYLOR. Now out of print. Very Fine in fine dj. waterfowl, wildfowl, hunting, ducks, geese, dogs, ruffed grouse. $30

MacQUARRIE, GORDON (edited by Zack Taylor). MacQuarrie Miscellany, Featuring the Lost Old Duck Hunter Stories (Stories of the Old Duck Hunters). Willow Creek Press. 1987. 1st edition, 181p. Illustrated by Sharon Anderson. These stories appear in book form ONLY in this book! Do not think you are finished with MacQuarrie after the first three books. Also included in this are some Jack Pine Joe stories for the first time in book form. This book was printed only one time and it is SCARCE. Printed in gray hardcover without dj. This copy is Very Fine, As New with picture of Mac pasted on front of cover. ISBN: 0932558380. hunting,gordon macquarrie, fly fishing, decoys,ducks,geese,waterfowling,wildfowling,ruffed,grouse,deer,bear,fishing,trout,bass,walleye $85

Manchester, Herbert. Four Centuries of Sport in America Derrydale Press. Lyons, Ms. 1991. Full-Leather. New; 245 pp. 4to. Illustrated. Limited to 2500 copies. Full maroon leather with gilt decorations. BRAND NEW book, still in shrinkwrap. Football, lacrosse, hunting, fishing, bowling, ice skating, roller skating, tennis, sailing, crew, boxing, baseball and basketball. All are covered from their early beginnings to the turn of the twentieth century achievements. The evolution of various sports from necessity to leisure activity is explored in detail. First published by the Derrydale Press in 1931. $25

MASON, JERRY, EDITOR. THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN TREASURY. 1971, 1ST. LARGE 4to, 252pp W/ LOADS OF COLOR ILLUS. "...THE BEST WRITING, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART" ON ALL PHASES OF HUNTING AND FISHING. HAVE 5, ALL BETTER THAN FINE. EACH A STEAL AT ONLY $15

MASON, JERRY, EDITOR. THE SPORTSMAN'S WILDERNESS. 1974, 1ST. $TO, 253pp, ILLUS W/ COLOR AND B/W PHOTOS AND REPRODUCTIONS. 20 SELECTIONS FROM "THE AMERICAN SPORTSMAN" MAGAZINE. HAVE 2, BOTH AS NEW. EACH $15

Mathewson, Worth. Big December Canvasbacks. Derrydale Press. 1997. (1st Derrydale 2000). 171pp. Illus. by David Hagerbaumer. A celebration of waterfowling, the birds, the places, the events. Worth is known for his individual look at each situation and his ability to write about it. Great book. s/c with French folds. New. ISBN: 1568331533 hunting,waterfowl,waterfowling,wildfowl,wildfowling,canvasbacks,mallards,wigeon,teal,goose,geese,scaups,snipe,buffleheadds,ruddy,ducks,brant,black,decoys,barnegats,sneak,box,boats,scull. SOLD OUT

Mathewson, Worth, editor.Old Wildfowling Tales, Volume III, 1877-1910.Sand Lake Press. 2005. SIGNED by editor. 1st edn, Brand New. About 30 tales of waterfowling from the golden age of same. Read all about it…248pp. NEW, issued w/o dj. hunting,wildfowling,waterfowling,ducks,brant,geese,snipe,swan,black,bluebills,mallards,canvasbacks,snipe,decoys,toling,dogs,sandhill,cranes,Currituck $30

Mathewson, Worth, editor. Old Wildfowling Tales, Volumes I & II. Sand Lake Press. 1998. SIGNED BY EDITOR. This is the first two volumes combined into one, 186pp and 240pp. Although 2nd prntg of these stories, this is the first prntg of the two volumes in one. New, w/o dj as issued. LOW INVENTORY. $45. hunting,wildfowling,waterfowling,ducks,brant,geese,snipe,swan,black,bluebills,mallards,canvasbacks,snipe,decoys,toling,dogs,sandhill,cranes,Currituck.

Mathewson, Worth. Waterfowling: Best Days. Sand Lake Press. 2010. 1st ed. Brand New, SIGNED BY AUTHOR with tipped in duck speculum feather. 436pp. Illustrated with photos and with dust jacket artwork by Dave Hagerbaumer. Worth has had the life most of us wanted. He has worked hard and reaped the benefits, having been able to hunt often and in many places. Dave Hagerbaumer lists some of them in his Introduction: Russia, New Zealand, Australia, Scotland, Aleutian Islands, 3 Canadian Provinces, virtually every US State.I And there are more, as you will see. He has tried to visit places where the methods were different from the norm, and experience them. To wit: night hunting, skulling, gunning from a sinkbox, hunting shorebirds, swans and many more. These stories are Worth's best waterfowling days gleaned from his 60 years of hunting. Join him…he is good company. Brand New, SIGNED. ISBN: 0971187207 hunting, waterfowl, waterfowling, wildfowl, wildfowling, swans, geese, skulling, brant, ducks, sinkboxes,shorebirds. $55

MAXWELL, MARIUS. STALKING BIG GAME WITH A CAMERA IN EQUATORIAL AFRICA. 1924, 1ST TRADE EDN. 311pp, 4to. 75 PHOTOS. MOSTLY ELEPHANT, BUT WE/ RHINO, BUFFALO, GIRAFFE, HIPPO. I DON'T HAVE HIS COURAGE--WHEN FACING DANGEROUS BIG GAME I'D PREFER TO HAVE MORE THAN A CAMERA LENS BETWEEN ME AND IT. GREAT BOOK! FINE IN COLOR PICTORIAL COVER. $60

McCALLUM, JOHN AND STIDOLPH, DAVE. THE COIT FISHING POLE CLUB BEGINNER'S BOOK OF FISHING. 1958, 1ST. SURELY YOU GENTS ARE NOT BEGINNERS BUT YOU KNOW MAY A KID WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET STARTED--THE RIGHT WAY. GREAT LITTLE GIFT, AND IT WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF HIS OR HER BOOK COLLECTING AS WELL. FINE W/O DJ $18

McDaniel, John M. The Turkey Hunter's Book. Amwell Press. 1980. Stated first trade edition. Wraps. Must have book for all interested in wild turkeys and turkey hunting. Illus by Donald Shoffstall (Doc). As New in color pictorial stiff card cover. hunting, turkeys, gobblers, jakes, long beards, wild turkeys. $38

McDaniel, John. The American Turkey, Reflections on the Bird, the Hunt and the Hunter. Lyons Press. 2000, 1st edn. 248pp. This is John's third book on the wild turkey and its hunting, tactics, and techniques. It may be his best. As new in as new dj. ISBN: 1585740373.hunting,wild,turkey,calls,calling,strategy,techniques,natural,history,ornithology. SOLD

McIntosh, Michael. Shotguns & Shooting Three. Shooting Sportsman. 2008. 1st ed. 240pp, 43 chapters. This is not a revision, but a totally new book on a subject near and dear to many of us. New in new dj. ISBN: 9780892727766 hunting, shooting, shotguns, balistics, shotshells, loadings, gun fit, game guns, michael mcintosh, grouse, quail, woodcock, pheasants, clays, trap, skeet, sporting clays. SOLD

Melner, Samuel and Kessler, Hermann, editors. Great Fishing Tackle Catalogs of the Golden Age. Lyons and Burford. 1989, 1st ed, 1st printing. Commentary by Sparse Gray Hackle. 344pp, 4to. Reproductions of all the great tackle catalogs from the days when stuff was made well. Great research material and guide to collectors of vintage tackle. As New ISBN: 1558210598 fishing, fly, bamboo, catalogs, vintage, rods, reels, salt water, salmon, trout, bass, swordfish, tackle, fishing tackle, lures SOLD

MERRITT, JOHN. BARONETS AND BUFFALO. 1987, 1ST. LTD ED OF 1000, this being #655. AMWELL Press. 217pp W/ INDEX. '...A NARRATIVE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN WEST AS SEEN THROUGH THE EYES AND EXPLOITS OF BRITISH SPORTSMEN...BETWEEN 1833 AND 1881.' LEATHERBOUND, aeg, SILK RIBBON, SLIPCASED AND SIGNED BY AUTHOR AND PUBLISHER. 1st thus. Covers the British sportsman in the American West form 1833-1881. 217pp with index. A.e.g. Illustrated with artwork of the period and with maps by the author. Color Frontispiece. Indians, hunting, buffalo, grissly (sic) bear, how the West was won, and more all in one very readable book. Very fine in very fine slipcase. hunting, big, game, bufffalo, grizzly, bear, indian, indians, cheyenne, black feet, sitting bull, jim bridger, mountain man, mountain men, history, souix, shoshone, huron, mormon. Very Fine IN very fine SLIPCASE. $75

Meyer, Kathleen. How to Shit in the Woods. Ten Speed Press. Brand new, latest edition and info. 1994. 107pp. Partial list of Chapters includes Anatomy of a Crap, Digging the Hole, When you can't Dig a Hole, Trekker's Trots, How Not to Pee in Your Boots, What? No TP?. An interesting, informative, important work. Buy yourself a copy and buy a copy for your friends so they don't steal yours. Must read for outdoorspeople. New in stiff card covers. ISBN: 978-0898156270. $11.95

MEYER, JERRY. BEAR HUNTING. 1983, 1ST. 159pp, PHOTOS AND DRAWINGS. COVERS ALL NORTH AMERICAN BEARS. VF IN F DJ $15

Michener, James A.. The Watermen. hardcover. Random House. 1979. Stated First edition. 1993. 193p. Drawings made for this book by John Moll. Guns, dogs, storms, ships, wardens, ice, racing, and more. Times gone by on the Cheasapeake Bay. Maps inside covers. Very Fine in nr. Vg+ dj. hunting, fishing, clamming, Chesapeake Bay, oystering, oyster, duck, goose, geese, SOLD

MOHRARDT, DAVID. HOW TO PAINT DABBLING DUCKS. 1991, STATED 1ST. ILLUSTRATED AND WELL DONE. S/C VF $24.95

ANOTHER. HOW TO PAINT DIVING DUCKS. 1991, 1ST. "A GUIDE TO MATERIALS, TOOLS AND TECHNIQUE" S/C VF $24.95

MONTGOMERY, RUTHERFORD. THE LIVING WILDERNESS. 1964, 1ST. A "DISTILLATION OF HIS PERSONAL EXPERIENCES WITH WILDLIFE" OVER MORE THAN 60 YEARS OF CAREFUL OBSERVATION. AUTHORED OVER 100 BOOKS, INCLUDING A VERY UNDERPRICED DERRYDALE (HIGH COUNTRY) FINE $15

MOOREHEAD, ALAN. NO ROOM IN THE ARK. 1959, 1ST. A WANDER IN AFRICA TELLS OF ITS ANIMALS AND ITS PEOPLE. MAPS, PHOTOS. FINE IN RUBBED DJ $18

Mulak, Steven. A Brief Autumn's Passage. Countrysport Press. 2003. 1st ed. 267pp. Illus by author. Mr Mulak is one of a very few ORIGINAL writers. All too few follow the beaten path and tell us the same old thing over and over. Not so, Steve. His writings are full of little gems like…I always thought the bird had some say in how well it held… Funny, I've thought that, but his writing is the first I have seen it in print. The list goes on. If you have not read any of his books, try him. If you have, you know. This is his last gem waiting for some intelligent reader to find it. Could be you! New in new dj. ISBN: 0892725982 hunting, steve, mulak, bird dogs, birds, game, ruffed grouse, grouse, woodcock, upland, pheasants, setters, pointing, wildlife. SOLD

Mulak, Steven. Brown Feathers, Waterfowling Tales and Upland Dreams. 1987, 1st ed. 224pp. Illus by author. Steve is one of the few writers who makes original comments and has original thoughts on the serious subjects associated with hunting feathers. I think you will enjoy his wry sense of humor and witty writing. Highly recommended! Fine in vg+ dj. SOLD

Mulak, Steven. Pointing Dogs Made Easy, How to Train, Nurture, and Appreciate Your Bird Dog. 1995. Stated 1st ed. 167pp. Illus by author. Not just another training book, Mulak has very interesting ideas about things. He is well worth reading. Nice sense of humor, good advice. NEW in dj. SOLD


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