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Samson, Jack. The Great Fish. Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. 1983. 1st ed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ARTIST AND JIM RIKHOFF, PRES, NSFL, leatherbound, slipcased and limited to 1000 copies. This one #173/1000. A better title would have been the Great Fishes, as it is about many, not one. Included are broadbill swordfish, tarpon, permit, black marlin, blue marlin, bonefish, barracuda, sailfish, tuna and more. You get the idea. Illus with original line drawings by Victoria Blanchard. Undervalued Amwell Press titlle and one of the few Angling Heritage Books from them. Wear to several letters on spine, else as new. White spots on slipcase, else fine. broadbill swordfish, tarpon, permit, black marlin, blue marlin, bonefish, barracuda, blue marlin, bonefish, barracuda, sailfish, tuna, fishing; fly fishing; Amwell Press, National Sporting fraternity limited, jack samson, jim rikhoff. $45

SAMSON, JACK. LINE DOWN! 1973, 1ST PRNTG. 177PP, LARGE 8vo. SWORDFISH, 3 MARLINS, SHARK, TARPON, BARRACUDA, DOLPHIN, MORE. THE FANTASTIC WORLD OF BIG GAME FISHING. FV in f dj. I HAVE 10 COPIES--BUY ONE FOR ALL YOUR FRIENDS. SPECIAL: $15 EACH.

SAMSON, JACK, EDITOR. MAN AND BEAR, ADVENTURES IN THE WILD. 1982, 1ST TRADE ED. "THE BEAR BOOK". 238pp. STORIES BY LILLLY, EAST, O'CONNOR, PAGE, KEITH, DUFRESNE, AND MANY MORE. ILLUS BY AL BARKER. Near FINE IN VG+ DJ $18

SAMSON, JACK. WIND KNOTS AND NEAR MISSES. 1998, 1ST. LTD ED OF 1000. 347pp. DON'T LET THE TITLE FOOL YOU, JACK CAN HANDLE BOTH ROD AND GUN AND HAS HAD HIS FAIR SHARE OF HITS AND LANDINGS. ANOTHER TITLE MIGHT HAVE BEEN 'MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF HUNTING AND FISHING'. I HAVE LIKED JACK'S WRITING SINCE I READ HIS EXCELLENT BIOGRAPHY ON LEE WULFF (SEE ABOVE). EVEN THOUGH AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL, JACK LEAVES US WITH A STORY NOT ABOUT HIMSELF IN A VERY SENSITIVE 'JOEL'S RAINBOW'. ILLUS W/ SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED ART BY VICTORIA BLANCHARD. GILT STAMPED LEATHER, NUMBERED, AND SIGNED BY AUTHRO, ARTIST AND PUBLISHER. VF IN SLIPCASE $65

Sandberg, Walt. A Turn in the Trail, Northwoods Tales of the Upper Great Lakes. leather bound. Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. 1980. Limited edition, SIGNED BY Walt Sandberg, author Gordon Allen, artist and Jim Rikhoff, Publisher. #164/1000. Leather bound with gold gilt lettering and stampings, numbered and issued in custom slipcase. 215p. In three parts, Part 1 covers lake, river and stream; part 2 Upland fields and forests; part 3 Burnt Stump Lodge. These are very good stories and can be enjoyed whether you are familiar with the area or not. No doubt you will have shared similar events. I really enjoyed this one. Think you will too. Try it… hunting, fishing, wood duck, great lakes, fly, trout, brown, whitetail, deer, grayling, rainbow, brook, flies, wet, dry, speckled, perch, bamboo, flyfishing, steelhead, salmon, duck, mallard, waterfowl, goose, canada, ruffed, grouse, outdoor humor, $75

SANKHALA, KAILASH. TIGER! 1977,1ST. 220pp, DRAWINGS, PHOTOS, SOME COLOR. THE STORY OF THE INDIAN TIGER. VF W/O DJ $30

SAVAGE, CHRISTOPHER. THE MANDARIN DUCK. 1952, STATED 1ST. 78pp, 4to. FRONTISPIECE AND FOREWORD BY PETER SCOTT. OTHER ILLU PHOTOS AND DRAWINGS BY AUTHOR. NIFTY BOOK ON A WONDERFULLY BEAUTIFUL DUCK. HAS BEEN WET, SO WE'LL CALL IT AN INFORMATION COPY, ALTHOUGH IT'S BETTER THAN MINE. ALMOST VG $20

Savage, Stevens, Fox. Savage,Stevens,Fox Shotguns and Rifles and Handguns Catalog. 1962. 28 page color catalog of the full line of firearms from the companies of Savage Arms, Stevens, and Fox companies. An extra copy of front and back covers add 4 more pages and have kept it protected all these years. Shows full color pictures of all their rifles, center fire and .22. The ledgendary model 99 level and their bolt action, autos, and single shot break opens. Full line fo shotguns, single shot, rifle/shotgun over/unders, autos, pumps and bolt actions, and double barrel shotguns by Stevens and their top of the line Fox. Even bolt action shotguns! And the 101 Savage Single action single shot pistol. This copy Mint! $27

SCHAEFER, HENRY. OUT IN THE OPEN. 1988, 1ST. FOREWORD BY VIN SPARANO; BIOGRAPHY BY HOWARD BRANT. 20 STORIES FROM THE NEWARK EVENING NEWS, BUT NOT LIMITED TO NJ: MOOSE, ELK, SALMON, AS WELL AS THE MORE USUAL. GOOD STUFF. PHOTOS FINE $14

SCOTT, PETER. THE EYE OF THE WIND. 1961, 1ST AMERICAN ED. 679pp, DECORATED END PAPERS. ILLUS OF COURSE BY PETER AND ALSO W/ PHOTOS. THE STORY OF HIS LIFE AS HUNTER, ARTSIT, ADVENTURER, NATURALIST. F W/O DJ $30

SHELDON, COL HAROLD P. TRANQUILLITY REVISITED. 1989, DERRYDALE REPRINT. THIS WAS THE 2ND OF HAL'S THREE BOOKS. ILLUS BY A. LASSELL RIPLEY, W COLOR PLATES. LARGER FORMAT THAN THE FIRST BOOK. GILT DECORATED RED CLOTH. AS GOOD AS THEY COME. VF $40

Sheldon, William G. The Book of the American Woodcock. University of Massachuetts Press. 1971, 1st ed, 2nd prntg with corrections. 227p with index. This is the textbook on woodcock. But it is also very readable, interesting and a valuable asset to anyone, hunter or non, who has an interest in this remarkable little russet fellow, as Burt Spiller referred to the woodcock. Pictures, graphs, maps, diagrams, talbles, illustrations by A. Lassell Ripley, including color frontispiece, all lend visual enhancement to the text. A great book. Fine in fne color dj with copy of frontispiece on front cover. woodcock, ornithology, game birds, hunting, nature, natural history, american woodcock. $30

SILVERBURG, ROBERT. THE AUK, THE DODO, AND THE ORYX; VANISHED AND VANISHING CREATURES. 1967, 1ST. WELL WRITTEN AND INTERESTING. ILLUSTRATED. FINE $20

SMITH, ART. WATER'S EDGE. Amwell Press. 1986, 1ST LTD TO #868/1000 COPIES. EDITED BY PAT SMITH. THESE ARE STORIES ART WROTE FOR THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE FROM 1964-1967. 221pp. SPECIALLY COMMISSIONED ARTWORK BY TOM HENNSEESY. TALES OF HUNTING AND FISHING. THOSE TIMES DON'T SEEM SO LONG AGO... SIGNED BY EDITOR, ARTIST AND PUBLISHER. LEATHERBOUND. Mint in mint slipcase. hunting, woodcock, crow, goose, trout, fly fishing, fishing, wet, dry, streamers, flys, lake trout, lakers, northern pike, smallmouth bass, bass, deer, rabbit, ruffed, grouse, pheasant, ringneck, ring-necked, quail, bobwhite, Lee Wulff, crappie, nymph. $40

Smith, Steve. Hunting Ducks and Geese. 1984, 1st. 150pp. Illus w/ photos and line drawings. Vf, no dj. $10

SPARANO, VIN, EDITOR. TALES OF WOODS AND WATERS AMWELL PRESS. 1989. 1st ed limited to 1000 SIGNED BY AUTHOR, ARTIST AND PUBLISHER. A typical Amwell rendering--366p with originally commissioned artwork by Mike Watson. AN ANTHOLOGY INCLUDING SUCH VARIED writers as Pat McMANUS and Theodore ROOSEVELT! Other authors included are Jack Atcheson, Sr., Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Jack O'Connor, Jim Carmichael, Lee Wulff, Russell Annable, Robert Ruark, Bob Elman, Havilah Babcock, Joel Vance, Ray Eye, Vin Sparano, and many more! Subjects run the gamit from turkey, grouse, quail, bears, caribou, Jack O'Connor's last hunt, fishing, trout, salmon, muskellunge, Gene Hill, to and including leopard and elephant with many others in between. SIGNED, numbered and slipcased limited edition of 1000, this being #655. Leatherbound with silk marker ribbon sewn in, and gilt decorated. AN ANTHOLOGY INCLUDING SUCH VARIED TOMES AS Pat McMANUS AND Theodore ROOSEVELT! ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED artwork BY MIKE WATSON. Very Fine in vf SLIPCASE, as new/as new. hunting, muskellunge, grouse, upland, game, bird, trout, bass, sunfish, salmon, deer, turkey, ruffed, grouse, pheasant, ringneck, ring-necked, wild, bear, black, brown, grizzly, dove, fishing, turkey, leopard, elephant, africa, caribou, antelope, dogs. $75

SPARANO, VIN, EDITOR. TALES OF WOODS AND WATERS AMWELL PRESS. Clinton, NJ. 1989. 1st trade ed. A typical Amwell rendering--366p with originally commissioned artwork by Mike Watson. AN ANTHOLOGY INCLUDING SUCH VARIED writers as Pat McMANUS and Theodore ROOSEVELT! Other authors included are Jack Atcheson, Sr., Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Jack O'Connor, Jim Carmichael, Lee Wulff, Russell Annable, Robert Ruark, Bob Elman, Havilah Babcock, Joel Vance, Ray Eye, Vin Sparano, and many more! Subjects run the gamit from turkey, grouse, quail, bears, caribou, Jack O'Connor's last hunt, fishing, trout, salmon, muskellunge, Gene Hill, to and including leopard and elephant with many others in between. As New in as new pictorial slipcase. $28

SPARANO, VIN, EDITOR. TALES OF WOODS AND WATERS AMWELL PRESS. Clinton, NJ. 1989. 1st trade ed. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. A typical Amwell rendering--366p with originally commissioned artwork by Mike Watson. AN ANTHOLOGY INCLUDING SUCH VARIED writers as Pat McMANUS and Theodore ROOSEVELT! Other authors included are Jack Atcheson, Sr., Baron Bror von Blixen-Finecke, Jack O'Connor, Jim Carmichael, Lee Wulff, Russell Annable, Robert Ruark, Bob Elman, Havilah Babcock, Joel Vance, Ray Eye, Vin Sparano, and many more! Subjects run the gamit from turkey, grouse, quail, bears, caribou, Jack O'Connor's last hunt, fishing, trout, salmon, muskellunge, Gene Hill, to and including leopard and elephant with many others in between. Fine in fine pictorial slipcase. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. $45

Spencer, James B. Hup! Training Flushing Spaniels the American Way. 1992. 1st ed. 276pp. Covers, acquiring you flushing sapniel, traing your puppy, obedience, quartering, retrieving, steady to wing and shot, brace work, force-breaking, gently, blind retrieve, keeping your spaniel, hunting, field trials, hunting tests, glosssary, pedigrees, index and more. Pictorial hardcover, w/o dj as issued. Book is as new, very fine, exc+! Sold (ol) Looking for more

Spiller, Burton (Burt) Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers (2 books), "Ancient and Honorable Order of Brush Worn Partridge Hunters Edition"(Signed Limited Edition) Hardcover – 1972. hardcover. Crown Pub. 1972. Mint. Special SIGNED edition of only 750. Illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt.Just in, SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER, 2 VOLUME SETS of Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers. George King (author of That's Ruff! and the man who started Grouse Cover which later became Grouse Tales) had them printed by Crown Pub. Prior to that they only existed as expensive and scarce Derrydale Press editions. He had Burt Spiller sign them in an edition of only 750. Price is for the set of 2 volumes, each copy SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER. I have two sets for sale, #37 or #38, or #39. THESE SETS ARE STILL WRAPPED IN THE PACKING PAPER GEORGE KING WRAPPED THEM IN TO MAIL OUT IN 1972! Mint in Mint dj, Very Fine, in Very Fine dj There are none better anywhere and the chances of finding more as good are very slim. $350 All three sets are SOLD

Spiller, Burton (Burt) Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers (2 books), "Ancient and Honorable Order of Brush Worn Partridge Hunters Edition"(Signed Limited Edition) Hardcover – 1972. hardcover. Crown Pub. 1972. Special SIGNED edition of only 750, #36/750. Illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt.Just in, SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER, 2 VOLUME SETS of Grouse Feathers and More Grouse Feathers. George King (author of That's Ruff! and the man who started Grouse Cover which later became Grouse Tales) had them printed by Crown Pub. Prior to that they only existed as expensive and scarce Derrydale Press editions. He had Burt Spiller sign them in an edition of only 750. Price is for the set of 2 volumes, each copy SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER. This set shows wear and discoloration to both djs. Books are as new. Very Fine in very good djs. $245

If you like Spiller and grouse, look at That's Ruff! by George King. It is a superb book on grouse, grouse hunting and grouse hunters. In this book, George tells the story behind how he, George King, got Burt to sign the ltd ed of 750.

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Spiller, Burton (Burt) More Grouse Feathers. Crown. 1972. 207pp, 4to. SIGNED limited ed. Brand New 1972 book. This copy is brand new, having sat in storage in George King's home since being printed for him by Crown in 1972. ILLUS BY LYNN BOGUE HUNT AND W/ INTO BY TAP TAPPLY. BURT WRITES ABOUT THOSE DAYS AFIELD WITH GUN AND DOG THAT ARE THE REASON WE KEEP GOING BACK, EVEN IF ALL DAYS ARE NOT PERFECT, WE KNOW SOME WILL BE… These copies are overrun copies to be used to replace books damaged in the mails, etc. As such, Mr King has blacked out where a number would be, making them totally unique in their own way. Brand New in dj. Limitation page shows some light foxing and light marks along lower right edge. There are two dark marks on the obverse of limitation page which is other wise blank as it should be, else the book is as new. SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER. $110 SOLD

If you like Spiller, also look at That's Ruff! by George King. It is a superb book on grouse, grouse hunting and grouse hunters. It also contains the story behind Spiller signing these limited edition books.

Spiller, Burton (Burt) More Grouse Feathers. Crown. 1972. 207pp, 4to. SIGNED limited ed. Brand New 1972 book. This copy is brand new, having sat in storage in George King's home since being printed for him by Crown in 1972. ILLUS BY LYNN BOGUE HUNT AND W/ INTO BY TAP TAPPLY. BURT WRITES ABOUT THOSE DAYS AFIELD WITH GUN AND DOG THAT ARE THE REASON WE KEEP GOING BACK, EVEN IF ALL DAYS ARE NOT PERFECT, WE KNOW SOME WILL BE… These copies are overrun copies to be used to replace books damaged in the mails, etc. As such, Mr King has blacked out where a number would be, making them totally unique in their own way. Brand New in dj with two finger prints on the lower right of front. Likey George King's own fingerprints. Limitation page is overall dirty, else the book is as new. SIGNED BY BURTON SPILLER. $95 SOLD

If you like Spiller and grouse, also look at That's Ruff! by George King. It is a superb book on grouse, grouse hunting and grouse hunters. It also contains the story behind Spiller signing these limited edition books.

Spiller, Burton (Burt) More Grouse Feathers. Crown. 1972. 207pp, 4to. 1st trade ed. Brand New 1972 book. This copy is brand new, having sat in storage in George King's home since being printed for him by Crown in 1972. ILLUS BY LYNN BOGUE HUNT AND W/ INTO BY TAP TAPPLY. BURT WRITES ABOUT THOSE DAYS AFIELD WITH GUN AND DOG THAT ARE THE REASON WE KEEP GOING BACK, EVEN IF ALL DAYS ARE NOT PERFECT. WE KNOW SOME WILL BE… Light foxing on page ends and top, none in interior. Brand New in dj with several marks along spine on edge of front cover. Minor for 40+ years. ISBN: 0517500396. $60 I have 1 copy.

Spiller, Burton. Firelight. Derrydale Press Reprint. Limited edition. Glit decorated, leatherbound, with color medalion of woodcock on the front cover. Spiller's tales flow and his observations are as accurate today as they were over 60 years ago. As new. $50

Spiller, Burton. Thoroughbred. 1936. 1st ed. Derrydale Press. 199pp. Limited edition of 950. Blue cloth with white setter on cover. Illus by Lynn Bogue Hunt. Tales by a classic story teller. Minor edge rubs, and top of spine. Better than vg. Interior vf. SOLD (dyl)

Sports Afield, editors. Survive! 150 Tips, Tactics, & True Tales. 2003. 1st ed. Willow Creek Press. Just off the presses, this book could save your life. At least it will be interesting and pleasurable reading. And maybe the many tips will make some of your time outdoors safer more enjoyable. The stories will take you back to some of the "good old days" of Sports Afield as it used to be. 143pp. Illus. with many line drawings. Colorful stiff card covers. Very Fine, exc, new. $15.95

SPORTSMAN'S WILDERNESS, THE 1974, 1ST. 253pp, 4to. AN UNDER-VALUED BOOK THAT COVERS OUTDOOR SPORT FROM THE EVERGLADES TO THE ARTIC, FROM QUAIL TO MOOSE, AND MOST IN BETWEEN. FABULOUS PHOTOS BY SUCH AS ERWIN A. BAURER. SOME OF THE WRITERS ARE JACK DENTON SCOTT, LEE WULFF, ANGUS CAMERON, BOB HAGEL, CHARLEY DICKEY, CHARLIE WATERMAN, NELSON BRYANT, MORE. GOOD STUFF. VF $30

SQUIRE, LORENE. WILDFOWLING WITH A CAMERA. 1938, 1ST. IN WORDS AND PHOTOS. INCLUDES SOME SHOREBIRDS. 4to, 217pp. SCARCE. (I'VE SEEN THIS BOOK OFFERED AT $150!) Nice clean copy in Fine condition w/o dj. $85

STILLMAN, DON. THE OUTDOOR TRAIL OF DON STILLMAN. Stackpole. 1952, 1ST. STILLMAN WROTE THE ROD AND GUN COLUMN IN THE NEW YORK HERALD TRIBUNE FROM 1930 TO 1949. THESE STORIES ARE SELECTED FROM THEM. Good stories, short and to the point, there must be about 100, maybe more, or them. DECORATED CLOTH COVER. LINE DRAWINGS. Fine in chipped vg dj. hunting, fishing,trout,deer,whitetails,beaver,birds,vireo,red-eyed,heath,hen,coopers,hawk,snakes,rattlers,coyotes,dogs,bear,bobcats,copperheads,raccoons,trapping,squirrles,caribou,ringnecks,rabbits,woodcock,grouse,pike,walleye,marlin,salifish,fly,rod,musky, more. $20

Stout, William, (Bill).Saginaw Bay Waterfowl Hunting and Decoy Carvers. Fanfair Enterprises. 2007. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. A word to the wise: This title is now out of print and author says he will not reprint it 373pp, 4to. Really well done book about the great hunting and decoy carving that share their past in this fabled waterfowl area of Michigan. Contains info on Private clubs, waterfowl populations, conservation efforts, ninety decoy makers' works shown, over 400 pictures, maps, 32 biographies of carvers, chronicles of hunts gone by. Has been nominated as book of the year in Michigan! SIGNED, New in New dj . Low Inventory, I only have 3 copies left. Now out of print, so you will have difficulty finding a copy at any price. Act quickly or regret it later. ISBN: 0978756401 hunting, waterfowl, ducks, geese, swans, canvasbacks, redheads, scaup, mallards, black ducks, divers, puddle, ducks, conservation, game management, hunting, clubs. SOLD OUT

STRUNG, NORM. THE ART OF HUNTING. 1984, 1ST. THE HUNTING AND FISHING LIBRARY. 100'S OF SUPERB PHOTOS AUGMENT TEXT. COVERS RABBITS TO MOOSE, MORE. VF $17.50

SURTEES, R.S. THE ANALYSIS OF THE HUNTING FIELD. 1966, ABERCROMBIE AND FITCH, CO. FACSIMILE OF "ONE OF THE RAREST AND MOST VALUABLE OF SPORTING BOOKS." ILLUS IN COLOR AND B&W BY HENRY ALKEN. ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN 1846, IT'S AN INSIGHT INTO ENGLISH LIFE THRU FOX HUNTINGS TRADITIONS. AS NEW $40

Surtees, R. S. Handley-Cross or Mr. Jorrocks's Hunt. Edward Arnold. London. No date. Color and black and white illustrations by Cecil Aldin. 363pp. Volume one only. Gilt horse and rider on red cloth front cover. Foxing confined to end papers, else clean interior, light wear on cover, small tears top and bottom of spine. Very good+. Classic. Scarce. hunting, fox hunting, riding, horsemanship, sports. $50

Surtees, Robert Smith and Jorrocks, John. Thoughts on Hunting and Other Matters. Wm. Blackwood and Sons. 1925. Limited edition of 250 this being #250. Illus by Geo. Denholm Armour with 12 tipped in color plates, one half-tone and 11 black and white prints. Interior very clean, Fine. Cover shows edge wear, darkened spine and triangular 1/2 inch by 1 1/4 inch piece missing at top of spine taking out the ts in thoughts from title. Gilt is still strong, especially on front cover. hunting, horses, riding, fox hunting, outdoor humor. $60


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