8vo. 104 pp. With several black and white photographic illustrations in the text. Original printed wrappers.
The first 1947 issue of the "Field Sports" magazine, including essays on hawking, salmon fishing, hunting, rabbiting, and the study of footprints. Stunning wildlife photography shows eagles, mallards, seagulls, badgers, hounds, and salmons. The essay on falconry was prepared by the British author and broadcaster James Wentworth Day (1899-1983), who gives an atmospheric description of the tradition of hawking in England: "To see a party of falconers, some mounted and some on foot, hawks on fist [...] silhouetted against the sky-line of a Wilshire down, with all the green and noble emptiness of stubble, chalk down and misty hollow falling away at their feet in seemingly limitless immensity, is to see a page of English history reborn, to recapture something of the romance and colour of an earlier England [...]" (p. 33f.).
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