Signed and numbered copy

Fleming, John Arnold. Falconry and Falcons. The Sport of Flight [...].

London, Country Life Limited, (1934).

4to. XV, (1), 114, (2) pp. With photographic frontispiece and 48 photographic illustrations on 19 plates. Contemporary full green cloth with giltstamped hawk to front cover and giltstamped spine-title.

 450.00

First edition, one of 350 copies signed by the author (this is number 277).

A practical guide to falconry by the industrial chemist, journalist, author, politician, and keen amateur falconer and golfer Fleming (1871-1966), including a glossary of falconry terms as well as observations on the relationship between hawk and falconer. It features "some excellent photographs of the birds in natural settings" (US Air Force Academy), including a hooded merlin, the author with his kestrel, falcons, hawks, merlins, and buzzards attending to their young, as well as birds in flight, and falconers with their animals, including a group of men from Tiwana in Pakistan.

Somewhat brownstained throughout. Handwritten ownership by Charles Henry Stanley Garton (b. 1920), dated Eton 1934, to front pastedown. Clipped publisher's advertising is loosely enclosed.

US Air Force Academy Library Catalogue 27, 4. Barber 22. OCLC 561016854.

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