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A Celebration of the English County House: Sporting and Marine Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. New York Sotheby's: April 9, 1999. Sale 7291. The catalog of an auction devoted to sporting and marine paintings, drawings and sculpture such as you might use to outfit an English country house. Tally Ho! Softcover. 8"x11", about 100 pages, 227 lots, mostly color and some b/w illustrations. Institutional stamp on first page, else fine.

Inventory #: 31664
Price: $ 45.00       

Fine Golf Literature, including Rare prints and Golf Ephemera. San Francisco PBA Galleries: April 13, 2006. Softcover. 7"x10", 157 pages, 505 lots, black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 34519
Price: $ 25.00       

Golf. San Francisco Pacific Book Auction Galleries: November 9, 1995. A short but fine selection. Softcover. 7"x10", 89 lots, black & white illustrations. Minor wear. Prices realized sheet.

Inventory #: 34520
Price: $ 20.00       

Hunting, Sporting, Angling, Natural History -from the Library of the Late William Wemmer (with additions), & Books in all Fields including Medical Books. San Francisco Pacific Book Auction Galleries: May 11, 2006. Hunting, sporting & angling books comprise lots 1-236. Softcover. 7"x10", 99 pages, 317 lots, black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 34522
Price: $ 25.00       

Important Sporting Paintings and Prints. New York Sotheby's: June 5, 1986. Sale 5472. The catalog of an auction devoted to sporting paintings and prints. Including property from: the Most Hon. The Marquess of Abergavenny, K.G., O.B.E. the Rt. Hon. The Lord Bolton the estate of Charles Collingwood, New York the estate of Charles J. Cronan, Jr., Louisville, Kentucky A. H. Pringle, Esq. the collection of Howard Perry Rothberg III the collection of Mrs. George Stawbridge, Sr., Happy Hollow Farm, Malvern, Pennsylvania the collection of George Strawbridge, Jr., Cochranville, Pennsylvania. Softcover. 8"x11", about 100 pages, 277 lots, color & b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Light wear.

Inventory #: 31662
Price: $ 25.00       

Sporting and Marine Paintings and Sculpture. New York Sotheby's: June 9, 1995. The catalog of an auction devoted almost entirely to sporting paintings and sculpture. Including property from: The John W. Mecom Collection, Houston, Texas the estate of Maude O. Davis, Princeton, New Jersey property of Sotheby's property of Joy Technologies Inc., Pittsburgh, PA the estate of Robert D. Brewster Property offered by the Glenbow Museum, Calgary, Canada, sold to benefit the Collections Endowment Fund. Softcover. 8"x11", about 200 pages, 367 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Institutional stamp on title page, else a fine copy.

Inventory #: 31661
Price: $ 45.00       

Sporting and Maritime Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture. New York Sotheby's: June 8, 1990. A fine selection of sporting paintings of horses, dogs, and maritime subjects, and bronzes of hunting and racing subjects. Softcover. 8.5"x10.5", about 200 pages, 438 lots, color and black & white illustrations. Light wear. Prices realized sheet stapled to the first page.

Inventory #: 34169
Price: $ 20.00       

The Golf Library of Lee Dieter. San Francisco Pacific Book Auction Galleries: June 13, 2000. Softcover. 7"x10", 358 lots, black & white illustrations. Minor wear.

Inventory #: 34521
Price: $ 45.00       

The Sporting Inventory of Fin n' Feather Gallery. Sunderland Oinonen Book Auctions: June 23, 1998. Hunting, shooting, angling, dogs, & more. Softcover. 6"x9", 75 pages, 515 lots. Light soil. Prices realized sheet.

Inventory #: 34529
Price: $ 25.00       

The Sporting Library of Richard F. Twining, with additions. Sunderland Oinonen Book Auctions: March 9, 1999. Angling, big game hunting, Derrydale Press, and more. Softcover. 6"x9", 37 pages, 379 lots. Light soil.

Inventory #: 34526
Price: $ 25.00       

The Sportsman's World. New York Henry Holt: 1959. A collection of pieces from 'Field and Stream', exploring hunting & fishing opportunities in Africa, America, Britain and the Caribbean. A book which is common as dirt, but with an excellent presentation inscription by Robert Ruark. Hardcover. 8.5"x11.5", 272 pages, black & white and color illustrations. Inscribed- "For Gary Greenwood from his friend Bob Ruark with the hopes that he'll see all of these places some day-". Ruark inscriptions are very scarce.

Inventory #: 35898
Price: $ 400.00       

Adams, Bill (ed.). Sheffield Exhibition Knives. Salem Old World Publishing: 1999. A fabulously photographed 'exhibition' of the finest knives from that world-renowned knife-making capitol, Sheffield. "Here you will see daggers and Bowie knives fit for a king -or an oriental potentate. There are multi-bladed sportsmen's knives, fishing knives with hook removers...some of the knives have been identified as being exhibited in the 1851 Crystal Palace Exhibition or in the Great Exposition in London in 1879. Here you will see knives with interchangeable handles, folding dirk knives with carved pearl handles from the 1830s, cased penknives with engraved gold bolsters and a cock spur marked "Cutlers to the King". Since this book was a display of the world's finest knives, it was necessary to supplement the outstanding pictures with a group of writings from some of the world's finest knife experts. We have that with chapters from Bill Adams, Bernard Levine, and Jim Taylor". The knives shown include many examples from the firms of Joseph Rodgers, George Wostenholm, and John Blyde-Greenhough Knives. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 245+ pages, loaded with color plates, dust jacket. In fine, clean condition.

Inventory #: 33696
Price: $ 150.00       

[Aitken] The Russell B. Aitken Collection of Silver Trophies, Vintage firearms, Antique Arms and Armour, and Militaria and the Sporting Library with Related Material. New York Christie's: April 4, 2003. An important hunting/militaria sale, featuring some items from the renowned collection of this famous big-game hunter, marksman and arms expert. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 292 pages, 959 lots,

Inventory #: 34508
Price: $ 50.00       

Allen, Mark. Falconry in Arabia. London Orbis Publishing: 1980. A complete survey of traditional falconry in Arabia, including types of birds, trapping falcons, training them, their quarry, and life in the field. Mark Allen became a falconer at age 12, and at age 19 was in the Arabian desert, seeking out Arab falconers. An expert in Middle Eastern affairs, he worked with the British Foreign Office when not hawking. Hardcover. 7.5"x10.5", 143 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 35038
Price: $ 125.00       

Braithwaite, David. Fairground Architecture. London Hugh Evelyn: 1976. 2nd edition. A thorough and sweeping study of the traveling fair, its architecture, amusements and personages through British history, from the viewpoint of a cultural & architectural historian who was interested in their preservation. A thoroughly enjoyable and detail-packed history of the English tober, which was fast disappearing as town after rural town sold off their best open spaces to developers and the age-old gaffs were housed-over. Softcover. 9"x9.5", 195 pages, hundreds of black & white and several color illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 34835
Price: $ 50.00       

Carbonel, Daniele & Pedro Soler, & Peter Muller, photographer. Oro Plata: Embroidered Costumes of the Bullfight. Paris Assouline: 1997. "Enchanted with the "suit of lights," the heavily embroidered and beaded suit of the bullfight-gold for matadors, silver for the cuadrillas who also play their parts-photographer Peter MYller created this singular portrait of bullfighters and their "second skins." Because he worked with Don Ferm'n, the designer who clothes many of the greatest Spanish, French, and South American toreros, MYller was able to bring these men and their teams together in his studio. The resulting photographs-including gatefolded panoramas over 28 inches long of entire seven-man teams-reveal both the stunning workmanship of these unique costumes and also the pride and confidence of the bullfighters". Hardcover. 10"x15", 162 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Fine.

Inventory #: 95135
Price: $ 125.00       

Chitwood, Henry C. Connecticut Decoys. Carvers and Gunners. Schiffer Publishing: 1987. "Unquestionably, this is the most comprehensive study ever written on the subject of Connecticut working decoys. The author has documented and shown examples of decoys from eighty-odd carvers throughout the state. Henry C. Chitwood begins his book with a table of carvers listing them by name, date, location, carving period, number of decoys made, and a description of the types of decoys they carved. This is followed by a detailed text covering the various geographic areas in Connecticut and the decoys produced there, along with biographical notes on the gunners as well as the carvers. Finally on factory decoys, shore birds and descriptive decoy features. The hunting as well as decoy enthusiast could not ask for a more informative source on Connecticut working decoys." Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90380
Price: $ 45.00       

[Garvan] Sporting Paintings and Memorabilia from the Collection of Anthony N.B. Garvan. New York Christie's: June 5, 1993. The auction sale of the collection of one of America's most accomplished fox hunters. Softcover. 8"x10.5", 59 pages, 148 lots, color and b/w illustrations. A nice copy.

Inventory #: 31602
Price: $ 35.00       

Goldberger, Russ J. & Alan G. Haid. Mason Decoys. A Complete Pictorial Guide. Burtonsville Decoy Magazine: 1993. A well-illustrated study of antique Mason decoys which drew on a number of collections from across America. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 143 pages, color illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear, with rear endpaper wrinkled, last few pages with light partial ripple. Inscribed by Goldberger to Wayne Pratt.

Inventory #: 34387
Price: $ 175.00       

Grand, Gordon. Old Man and other Colonel Weatherford Stories. New York The Derrydale Press: 1934. Edition limited to 1150 copies. Stories of fine horses and fox hunting, one of several books Gordon wrote featuring Colonel Weatherford. Hardcover. 6"x9.5", 239 pages, 1 color and 4 black & white plates. Spine lightly darkened, light wear.

Inventory #: 34954
Price: $ 45.00       

Hoffmann, Detlef. Die Cotta'schen Spielkarten-Almanache 1805-1811. Bielefeld Deutsches Spielkarten Museum: 1968. An exhibition of playing cards as almanacs from the fine folk at the German Playing Card Museum. Text is entirely in German, but with nice (though a bit small) pictures. Softcover. 7.5"x9", 114 pages, b/w and b/w with red illustrations light soil, a little wear.

Inventory #: 4718
Price: $ 40.00       

[Joan F. Pew] Important Sporting Paintings and Prints. New York Sotheby's: June 6, 1985. Sale 5344 The catalog of an auction devoted to sporting paintings and prints. Including property from the collection of Joan F. Pew, Coatesville, Pennsylvania and property from the collection of Howard Perry Rothberg, II. Softcover. 8"x11", about 100 pages, 297 lots, color and b/w illustrations, prices realized sheet stapled to title page. Fine condition.

Inventory #: 31663
Price: $ 25.00       

Jordan, George E. George L. Viavant. Artist of the Hunt. Historical New Orleans Collection: 2003. "Inspired by the bayous, marshes, and lagoons of southern Louisiana, artist George Viavant [1872-1925] produced exquisite paintings of the birds, fish, and small game that he knew so well from years spent hunting on his family's property just outside New Orleans. This book relates the story of the man whose work won the acclaim of hunters both in Louisiana and in other parts of the country. His meticulous watercolors expertly capture each feather and fin of his subject, which he depicted, after the hunt, hanging from a small cord or string. Here was the bounty of the hunt, as realistic as the bird or fish itself". Hardcover. 8.5"x10", 127 pages, color and some black & white illustrations, dust jacket. New.

Inventory #: 90349
Price: $ 25.00       

Mitchell, Sally. The Dictionary of British Equestrian Artists. Woodbridge Antique Collectors' Club: 1985. 2nd prtg. Ah, the English and their horses! This important reference includes detailed entries on some 870 British equestrian artists working from the early 17th century to the 20th. Hardcover. 8.5"x11", 517 pages, b/w illustrations, dj. Jacket somewhat worn, a little overall wear.

Inventory #: 31772
Price: $ 400.00       

Murphy, Stanley. Martha's Vineyard Decoys. Boston David R. Godine: 1978. Martha's Vineyard has been the home of many skilled decoy carvers, whose work is showcased here. Includes the work of 18 known carvers, and some unknown ones. Photography by George Moffett. A highly-regarded, somewhat elusive book. Hardcover. 10"x9.5", 165 pages, black & white and some color illustrations, dust jacket. Light wear.

Inventory #: 33078
Price: $ 350.00       

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