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Folkard, The Wild - Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild - Fowling, Hi

Folkard, H.C.

The Wild – Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild – Fowling, Historical and Practical.

Second Edition. London, Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts, 1864. 16 cm x 22.5 cm. XXII, 398 pages with 13 steel engravings and 5 woodcuts. Original Hardcover (green cloth with gilt lettering and illustration) in protective Mylar. The binding a little scruffy and the Frontispiece nearly detached. Pages 137 cleanly detached and one more illustration also starting to detache. More importantly, the bookblock in firm condition with the endpapers completly in tune with the binding. A very rare and important book in a still collectable and very much acceptable condition.

[Ray Riling’s Bibliography “Guns and Shooting” – No. 716: “An excellent worl, descriptive also of decoys and flight ponds”]

Includes for example the following chapters: Colonel Hawker@s treatise on guns and shooting / Abundance of Wild – Fowl in foreign countries / Secrets of the flight-pond hitherto in total obscurity / Bibliothecal Researches / Fowling / Ancient Methods of capturing Wild – Fowl / Greek Fowlers / Archery / Falconry as formerly practised in the fens / Hair-nooses and springes of the Anglo-Saxons / Method of netting wild-fowl / Invention of Guns / Singular artifices for capturing wild – ducks and cranes / Flue nets / Ancient Fowling / Egyptian Fowling / Ancient Egyptians and their delight in field-sports / their skill with bow and arrow / Egyptian fowling boats, nets and traps / The History of Decoys / Dutch Decoys / Fowlers of the Netherlands / The Decoy – Pond / The Decoy – Pipe / The Decoy Ducks / The Piper / The Art of Capturing Wild-Fowl by Decoy / The Law of Decoys / The Pochard or Dun-Bird / The Flight-Pond / Wild-Fowl Shooting / The Wild-Fowl Shooter’s Dog / The Language of Wild-Fowl / The Gunning Punt / Punt Guns / Management of the Punt Gun / Wild-Fowling in Drift Ice / The Sailing Punt / Sledging for Wild – Fowl / Wild-Goose Shooting / The Grey-Lag Goose / The Solan Goose / The Heron / Wild-Swan Shooting / Swan Laws / The Shooting Yacht / The Wild-Fowl Canoe / Coot Shooting / Widgeon Shooting / Teal Shooting / The Moor-Hen / Shoveller Shooting / Diver Shooting / Flight Shooting / Wild-Fowling in France / Wild-Fowling in America / Fowling in the Shetland Isles / Rock-Fowling in the Orkney Islands / Persian Method of Capturing Wild / Methods of capturing Wild-Geese in Russia / Method of Capturing Wild-Geese in India / etc.

 

Folkard, The Wild - Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild
Folkard, The Wild - Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild
Folkard, The Wild - Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild
Folkard, The Wild - Fowler ; A Treatise on Ancient and Modern Wild