Nights with an Old Gunner (History of Wildfowling Series)

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Read Country Books, Nov 1, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 376 pages
Originally published in 1897 this scarce early work on wildfowling and wild life is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have republished it in an affordable, high quality, modern edition, using the original text and artwork. The author was a highly respected sportsman and naturalist of his day, who published several other books of a similar nature. He also contributed many articles to the sporting and countryside press of that era. The book's three hundred and seven pages contain a selection of his best writings including: - The Old Gunner of Holkham Bay. - The Wild Grey Geese of Holkham. - Wild Fowl on Holkham Lake. - Sport in the Sandhills. - Lobster Catching. - Shore Birds. - The Birds of Beaulieu. - Haunts of the Hobby. - A Game Farm in August. - Fish and Fowl at Hampton Court. - The Heronry. - Sport on the White Horse Downs. - The Great Tench Catch. - Netting. - Shooting on the Carrs. - Winter Sport on the Carrs. - In Salcombe Cliffs. - Japanese Deer at Powerscourt. - Birds that pass in the Night. - Partridge Shooting. - etc. The pages also contain sixteen full page vintage photos and other illustrations. This is a fascinating read for any shooting enthusiast, naturalist or historian, with its mixture of sporting anecdote and records of a bygone age. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: Wild Fowl Shore Birds Carrs Country Books Game Farm Salcombe Hampton Court Tench White Horse Beaulieu Netting Naturalist GeeseGunner Winter Sport Sportsman Holkham Bay Wild Life

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