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The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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$99.99
Japanese Long-Tailed Fowl: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
This book presents a history and description of Japanese long-tailed fowl, which tails grow up to 30 feet long. It also examines the ways for achieving the appropriate results in tail size. Breeds such as the Yokahamas, Phoenix, Silver Duckwing, the Onagadori and more are covered in this book.
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The Sebright Bantam: SIGNED by Joseph Batty (Author)
This Signed copy of Sebright Bantam is a well researched book that is for all who are interested in bantams and traces the history of this fascinating true bantam which one old time fancier described as small as a pigeon.
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$59.99
White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author)
The author of this book is determined to write a work which emphasized Gilbert White as a man, friend, clergyman, a University don, an agriculturist and a gardener.  The result is a scholarly, on volume book which examines all aspects of White's full and interesting life.  During that time the author lived in Selborne and immersed himself in the atmosphere, records and writings relevant to his project.
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Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author)
In this charming book we see Margaret Hutchinson in her rather special background, that of a large Quaker family in the pre-1914 days.  She recaptures with complete integrity the thoughts, feelings and outlook of an observation little girl - the middle one in a close knit family of nine and one with a deep feeling for an understanding of nature. 
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The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an old Poacher by G. Bedson (Author)
This is a true account of the life of a poacher, based on North Staffordshire.  It covers a period of around 50 years from boyhood to quite recent times.  In perspective, poaching is shown as a product of the depression years although, obviously, the love of the countryside and the excitement of eluding gamekeepers and the law are important factors. 
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Gamekeeping and Shooting for Amateurs: by Guy N. Smith (Author)
This is a book for those who have an active interest in country matters and particularly field sports. It includes everything from Buying guns, using them, clothing to wear and other practical advise (including safety), Cartridges to use (and a section on collecting), Gun dogs and their training, Organizing a shoot, Rearing pheasants and partridges, Game animals and birds , Poachers - past and present and Conservation and more.
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$19.99
Ferreting and Trapping for Amateur Gamekeepers: by Guy N. Smith (Author)
This book is concerned with conservation; helping to keep at bay the undesirable forces of nature.  The author shows why planned ferreting and trapping is such an essential part of the work of the Gamekeeper. 
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$15.99
Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author)
Drawing your own pets can be a pleasurable pastime, and Charles Darby shows how it can be done using scraper board techniques.
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$9.99
Great Horses of Britain 1st Edition HARDCOVER: by Lee Weatherley (Author)
Presentation of the Great Horse in terms of its real and sometimes unexpected history as well as its place in the modern world.  It covers its breeding, feeding, health and welfare and the range of services.
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$49.99
A Hunting Pageant: by Mary S. Lovell (Author)
The New Forest Hunt Club first became an organized society in 1781 and is still to the fore of the hunting world today.  In this fascinating book the author a member of the present day Hunt Club, studies the history and development of the New Forest Hunt form the early days until modern times. 
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$24.99
3886200310 Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author)
Over 200 Breeds Illustrated. A guide on the entire field of keeping Pigeons; 6 chapters with a large number of color illustrations of exceptional quality.
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$99.99
Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez & T. Venter. 101 Methods Volume 4 on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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$59.99
The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 3 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Volume III on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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$59.99
0729000311 Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author)
Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career & also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - Creator of the Gurnay strain. Out of Print book published in 1952. RARE & HARD to FIND Racing Pigeon Book
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$249.99
0571070108 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author)
FIRST Edition and First Printing of this book! RARE and HARD to Find!! Very informative, must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby.
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$39.99
0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)
Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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$119.99
Dr. Rob Marshall\'s Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author)
Understanding pigeon health and diseases from an expert - Rare Pigeon Health Care Book
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$99.99
0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)  2
Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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$149.99
The Basis of Breeding Racing Pigeons: by Leon F. Whitney DVM (Author)
Rare 1st Edition Racing Pigeon Book Covers the the necessary fundamentals of breeding pigeons. Contains vast information on Genetics. A very useful book for the fancier who has little knowledge of genetics.
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$129.99
The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author)
The World Champions 94 Edition: by Kenichi Yoshihara (Author) ( )

The World Champions 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from Holland, Germany, Japan , the USA Belgium Canada and the Peoples Republic of China. Legendary fanciers include Campbell Strange, Chris Peeman,Jef, Luc, and Nadia Houben, Antoine Jacobs, Jos Thone, Edmond Tournier, Silvere Toye, Van Brauene, Jan Hermans, Ludo Claessens, Gijs Peters,Willi Ritz, Silvio Mattacchione, Raymond Hermes, Dr. Jeff Horn, Louella Lofts, Koopman and Son.In total 56 fanciers with their key pigeons.

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  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 207 pages  
  • Publisher:  The Champion Trade Co. Ltd , 1st Edition (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos
  • ISBN-10:   
  • ISBN-13:    
  • Product Dimensions: 30.4 x 21.5 x 2.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  1.1 Kg

This 1994 edition  is now very rare. It is an important reference to the elite racing pigeon fanciers from all over the word!
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Japanese Long-Tailed Fowl: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author)
Japanese Long-Tailed Fowl: by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857363142)

The long-tailed fowl is so named because its tail continues to grow to great lengths, thus making the species and associated breeds quite unique. The tail of fine species may reach up to 30 feet. In Britain and North America there are the Yokohamas and Phoenix, which originated from the same source as the Japanese Long-tailed Fowl. This book examines the history of these unique breeds and examines the ways for achieving the appropriate results in tail size. A "must" for anyone interested in poultry, especially the unusual and rare breeds.

Note: Slight Ripple at top of sheets - possible water/moisture damage while in storage at distributor. This book was never sold to anyone.

Product details

  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 64 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House, 1st Edition (1994)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color & B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 1857360559
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857363142
  • Product Dimensions: 31.1 x 21.6 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 640 g

Contents:

1.  What is the Long-tailed Fowl ?
2.  History of the Long-tailed Fowl
3.  Possible Breeds & Colours - Names of Breeds I
4.  Names of Breeds II
5.  Names of Breeds III
6.  Management of the Long-tailed Fowl

This book presents a history and description of Japanese long-tailed fowl, which tails grow up to 30 feet long. It also examines the ways for achieving the appropriate results in tail size. Breeds such as the Yokahamas, Phoenix, Silver Duckwing, the Onagadori and more are covered in this book.
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The Sebright Bantam: SIGNED by Joseph Batty (Author)
The Sebright Bantam: SIGNED by Joseph Batty (Author) (9781857361698)

This is a one of a kind Special book Signed by Dr. Joseph Batty (Author) and Dedicated to Silvio Mattacchione who published and distributed books for Dr. Joseph Batty.

The Sebright Bantam is quite unique for many reasons:

Created specifically around 200 years ago by Sir John Sebright, who was fascinated by animal breeding.  The hen feathering and delicate lacing, characteristics of the breed, provide unusual plumage, not seen on any other bantam, except possibly Poland's, which are quite different in other ways.  The carriage, general demeanor, the strutting walk and the jaunty wings, provide a combination of features which, together, give symmetry and beauty.  Diminutive size which brings it into the category of one of the smallest bantams.  The female is around 18 oz. and the male 22 oz.  (510 to 620 g).  In the USA, they tend to be slightly larger.  The Japanese at minimum weights may be slightly smaller, but the others, all still quite small, are heavier;  eg. Pekin and Old English Game.  The heavy breeds, such as Indian Game, Wyandotte and Tuzos can be twice as heavy.  The head should be of a good size, topped by an extraordinary Rose comb, containing elaborate workings and finished off with a point at the back, known as a leader. 

In this book the standards are discussed in detail, each specific requirement being stated and explained. There are many illustrations to show the good and bad points of specific illustrations of birds. The shows held by the original Sebright club almost 200 years ago must make the breed one of the first exhibition birds; the start of show in an organized way was around 1850. 

This breed was to endure the many social changes and today remains a firm favorite for those who wish to keep a diminutive bantam with no equivalent in large fowl.

Product details

  • Condition: Used - first few pages have imperfections
  • Paperback: 96 pages   
  • Publisher: Beech Publishing House (1997)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 1857361695
  • ISBN-13: 978-1857361698
  • Product Dimensions: 28.2 x 19.7 x .9 cm
  • Shipping Weight:  323 g

Contents:

1.  Background & History
2.  Nature of the Sebright Bantams
3.  Breeds used to Develop the Sebright Bantams
4.  Breeding & Management
5.  Showing

This Signed copy of Sebright Bantam is a well researched book that is for all who are interested in bantams and traces the history of this fascinating true bantam which one old time fancier described as small as a pigeon.
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White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author)
White of Selborne: by Walter S. Scott (Author) (9780947647155)

Gilbert White is known throughout the world as a naturalist and the author of "The Natural History of Selborne", the first book to present a formal study of an area and its wildlife.  It has run into numerous editions and impressions and holds a place as one of the best known books ever published.

Inevitably, scholars, natural historians and the public at large seek information on the background and character of such a personality.  What induced him to spend his days in Selborne in literary pursuits and scientific study on matters which interested him rather than accept a living which gave him more official recognition.  

This book is recommended to all who are interested in studying the life of a great man and the social structure of the eighteenth century. 

Note: Book described as used but was never sold.    

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  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 260 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd. (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0947647155
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647155
  • Product Dimensions: 22 x 14 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 500 g

The author of this book is determined to write a work which emphasized Gilbert White as a man, friend, clergyman, a University don, an agriculturist and a gardener.  The result is a scholarly, on volume book which examines all aspects of White's full and interesting life.  During that time the author lived in Selborne and immersed himself in the atmosphere, records and writings relevant to his project.
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Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author)
Childhood in Edwardian Sussex The making of a Naturalist: by Margaret Hutchinson (Author) (9780946474134)

Her parents, Hebert and Elizabeth Hutchinson brought them up in a very old farmhouse on the top of Marley Heights 700 feet above sea level.  They enjoyed a complete countrified life.  There was no gas or electricity and climbing up to bed with a guttering candle is one of the author's early memories - yet they had  two deliveries of post daily, while tradesmen could be relied upon to call for orders and to deliver the goods quickly. 

In their somewhat frugal life the garden, farm, woods and meadows were an unfailing attraction and cost nothing; the children were never bored.  they careered along the lanes in their donkey cart and roamed far and wide.  With cows, pigs and chickens,they were self supporting to a large degree, plus the back breaking summer chore of whortleberry ('urts') picking.

The book is illustrated thought, not only with photographs taken by "Aunt Kitty" but with delightful recollection of the immediate family, and of uncles, aunts and cousins, and above all Miss Hutchinson's distinguished grandfather, the surgeon, Sir Jonathan Hutchinson, who founded the well known Haslemere Educational Museum.      

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  • Condition: Used
  • Hardcover: 150 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Triplegate Ltd (1983)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0946474133
  • ISBN-13: 978-0946474134
  • Product Dimensions:  22 x 14 x 1.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 363 g

Contents:

1. The Guttering Candle
2.  Playing the Garden
3.  On the Farm
4.  Our Hilltop
5.  In the Woods
6.  Further Afield
7.  Friends and Neighbors
8.  Down to Haslemere
9.  Over to Inval
10. Of Cabbages and Kings

In this charming book we see Margaret Hutchinson in her rather special background, that of a large Quaker family in the pre-1914 days.  She recaptures with complete integrity the thoughts, feelings and outlook of an observation little girl - the middle one in a close knit family of nine and one with a deep feeling for an understanding of nature. 
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The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an old Poacher by G. Bedson (Author)
The Notorious Poacher - Memoirs of an old Poacher by G. Bedson (Author) (9780904558975)

The methods used for day and night turns poaching are all explained.  The characters of the countryside - the good and the bad - are examined.  Brushes with police and gamekeepers, the irony and the humor are all intertwined.  Common myths and fallacies are criticized; no poaches.  He reveals the poacher's secrets and personal biases. 

This is a lively book, full of pathos.  Gamekeepers, social historians, lovers of the countryside and poachers, themselves will be amazed, amused, entertainment and educated by this fascinating true account of the life of a poacher. 

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  • Condition: Used – Minor wear on the top dust jacket along with minor fading
  • Hardcover: 141 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing  (1981)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color and B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0904558975
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558975
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 16 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 480 g

Contents:

1.  Boyhood Memories
2.  I become an Experienced Poacher
3.  Poacher Allies
4.  Places and More Adventures
5.  Poaching Incidents and Personalities
6.  Return to Normal Conditions
7.  Making Profitable use of the Countryside

This is a true account of the life of a poacher, based on North Staffordshire.  It covers a period of around 50 years from boyhood to quite recent times.  In perspective, poaching is shown as a product of the depression years although, obviously, the love of the countryside and the excitement of eluding gamekeepers and the law are important factors. 
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Gamekeeping and Shooting for Amateurs: by Guy N. Smith (Author)
Gamekeeping and Shooting for Amateurs: by Guy N. Smith (Author) (9780904558937)

This is a book for those who have an active interest in country matters and particularly field sports.  

The author has spent many years enjoying the role of an amateur gamekeeper.  Being an experienced writer he is able to give the necessary instructions and advise in a concise, interesting manner.

To view a detailed Table of Contents please see the images provided.

Product details

  • Condition: Used – Minor wear on the top dust jacket along with minor fading
  • Hardcover: 209 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing  (1981)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0904558932
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558937
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g

This is a book for those who have an active interest in country matters and particularly field sports. It includes everything from Buying guns, using them, clothing to wear and other practical advise (including safety), Cartridges to use (and a section on collecting), Gun dogs and their training, Organizing a shoot, Rearing pheasants and partridges, Game animals and birds , Poachers - past and present and Conservation and more.
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Ferreting and Trapping for Amateur Gamekeepers: by Guy N. Smith (Author)
Ferreting and Trapping for Amateur Gamekeepers: by Guy N. Smith (Author) (9780947647476)

Ferrets are the animals of the Gamekeeper whether he is a full time professional or a part time amateur.  They are trained to hunt, keeping down vermin and maintaining a balance within the countryside.  Anyone who rears pheasants or other livestock can confirm that with out firm controls, rates and other scavengers can very quickly multiple until they over run that part of the countryside. 

All the essentials are explained: feeding and management, netting, rules of safety and the best methods to employ.  the aim is to give a practical guide to an essentially do it yourself hobby. 

The trapping section covers the techniques and traps employed, explaining how the latter, can be utilized to the best possible extent.  Modern methods, such as the use of gas are also examined, making the book as comprehensive as possible. 

Throughout the text there are photographs of ferrets, ferreting situations and other scenes.  The whole is augmented by detailed drawings of birds and animals of the countryside.  

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  • Condition: Used  
  • Hardcover: 159 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Nimrod Press Ltd.(1986)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos  
  • ISBN-10: 0947647473
  • ISBN-13: 978-0947647476
  • Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 14.7 x 1.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 422 g

Contents:

1.  The Ferret and its relatives
2.  Ferret Management
3.  The Quarry
4.  Training and working Ferrets to Rabbits and Rats
5.  Alternative Methods of Rabbit Control and some advice on Ratting
6.  The Trapper's
7.  Traps and Trapping Quarry
Index

This book is concerned with conservation; helping to keep at bay the undesirable forces of nature.  The author shows why planned ferreting and trapping is such an essential part of the work of the Gamekeeper. 
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Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author)
Drawing Your Pets using Scraperboard Techniques: by Charles Darby (Author) (9780862300432)

All the pets pictured in this book inhabit the beautiful informative world of Saiga Publications. The illustrations are produced in the sharp, black and white medium of Scraperboard and combine this fascinating art with the fascination of their furred and feathered creatures.

The author offers no short cut to success. Perseverance and practice are the key words but maybe the information, instructions and art work contained herein will help to make the effort a little easier until the reader finds his other own particular style an learns the pleasure of producing Scraperboard pictures.

Product Details

  • Condition: New
  • Paperback: 71 pages  
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd (1982)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0862300436
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862300432
  • Product Dimensions:  21.8 x 13.6 x .7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 177 g

Contents:

1.  Materials
2.  Tools
3.  Preliminary Exercises
4.  Making a Picture
5.  Various illustrations
6.  Using a Grained Board
7.  Special Pets' Corner

Drawing your own pets can be a pleasurable pastime, and Charles Darby shows how it can be done using scraper board techniques.
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Great Horses of Britain 1st Edition HARDCOVER: by Lee Weatherley (Author)
Great Horses of Britain 1st Edition HARDCOVER: by Lee Weatherley (Author) (9780904558340)
in the 1920's there were over two million heavy horses in Britain, but by the late 1950's they had dwindled to hardly more than two thousand.  in fact many people thought they had died out altogether.  Today, the heavy horses are on the increase again and through the figures remain in the low thousands, the signs continue hopeful. 

The disappearance of the Great Horses of Britain was one of several misconceptions which many people held.  A lot of people still equate the term with Shire horses, when in fact there are four heavy horse breeds.  Some people think them an ancient breed that ran wild in our forests and startled the early invaders from the mainland with their size and strength.  This was never the case.  The Great Horses appeared comparatively late in this island and are a tribute to  our skill as breeders, rather than as products of our native soil. 

The Great horse itself does at least deserve its descriptive title.  Its is a very big animal, sometimes six feet high as the withers and weighing over a ton.  It is immensely strong and yet as gentle as a lamb.  It is not surprising that myths have grown up around it, many persisting to the day. 

In this book the author has taken nothing for granted early reports have been re-examined and compared; original  sources have been consulted wherever possible.  He has also talked to breeders and users in many different parts of the country.  The modern management of heavy horses is also covered. 

The result is a presentation of the Great Horse in terms of its real and sometimes unexpected history as well as its place in the modern world.  It covers its breeding, feeding, health and welfare and the range of services it offered and still offers to man.  It deals with the Show Horse, bred in a strict ideal or standard of points, the Work Horse and the skill required of man in this ago old partnership and it examines the real story of the Ware house

Product details

  • Condition: New but listed as Used – dust jacket has some discoloration due to age
  • Hardcover: 269 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Ltd, 1st edition (1978)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0904558347                                              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558340
  • Product Dimensions: 26 x 20.1 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 kg

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Acknowledgements
3.  Part One - the Breeds
4.  Part Two - the Workhorse
5.  Part Three - the Showhorse
6.  Part Four - Some Historical Aspects
Bibliography
Appendix
Index

Presentation of the Great Horse in terms of its real and sometimes unexpected history as well as its place in the modern world.  It covers its breeding, feeding, health and welfare and the range of services.
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A Hunting Pageant: by Mary S. Lovell (Author)
A Hunting Pageant: by Mary S. Lovell (Author) (9780904558777)
The spot of hunting is part of our national heritage and as such has been the sport of both Kings and commoners throughout the ages. 

The New Forest Hunt Club first became an organized society in 1781 and is still to the fore of the hunting world today.  In this fascinating book the author a member of the present day Hunt Club, studies the history and development of the New Forest Hunt form the early days until modern times. 

The struggles of the ware years, the depressions and other trails and tribulations, common to all the Hunts of the time, are described with compassion, as are the years when all was well.  The outstanding characters, both animal and hums, are vividly presented with the help of quotations and sections from sporting books and journals over the years. 

The many illustrations include old etchings and prints to give a true flavor of the early days, together with many splendid photographs, both modern and old, of the Hunt members, the meets, the hounds and horses and the New Forest itself. 

As an interesting and nostalgic look as the hunting past and present, this book will be loved by all hunting enthusiasts.  

Product details

  • Condition:  Used
  • Hardcover: 180 pages with dust jacket
  • Publisher: Saiga Publishing Co. Ltd (1988)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0904558770                                              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0904558777
  • Product Dimensions: 25.5 x 19.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 651

Contents:

1.  The Founder of the New Forest Hunt Club 1781 - 1798
2.  The Early Years 1798 - 1808
3.  The Father of Foxhunting 1808 - 1813
4.  Sun Nicholls 1814 - 1828
5.  The Great Western 1826 - 1854
6.  Messrs, Timson, Morant and Standish 1854 - 1874
7.  the Fast Ladies 1874 - 1885
8.  The Country Divided 1885 - 1895
9.  The Second Mr. Compton 1895 - 1905
10. The Edwardian Afternoon 1905 - 1918
11. Six George Meyrick 1981 - 1956
12. Bringing the History Up-to-date 1956 - 1980

The New Forest Hunt Club first became an organized society in 1781 and is still to the fore of the hunting world today.  In this fascinating book the author a member of the present day Hunt Club, studies the history and development of the New Forest Hunt form the early days until modern times. 
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3886200310 Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author)
Fancy Pigeons: by Erich Muller (Author) & Ludwig Schrag (Author) (9783886200313)

This  book provides an overall picture of everything involved with keeping fancy pigeons.  

Particular emphasis is placed on showing the diversity of the breeds, e.g.their different forms, colors and markings. well over 200 breeds are illustrated.  Also covered are the most common diseases affecting fancy pigeons.  As well as describing these illnesses, the book proposes forms of treatment and prevention and looks at sensible and effective preventive measures in time of particular stress.  

This book also contains a section on the history and basic principles of pigeon keeping and breeding, as well as pigeon exhibitions. 

Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Fine/Like New (F)
  • Hardcover: 252 pages
  • Publisher: Schober Verlags-GmbH (1985)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Color photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 3886200310
  • ISBN-13: 9783886200313
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 21.6 x 2.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 860 g

Contents:

1.  Fancy Pigeons in Past and Present
2.  Keeping and Breeding Fancy Pigeons
3.  Organisations and Exhibition
4.  Pigeon Breeds
5.  The Most Common Diseases in Fancy Pigeons
6.  Prevention of Diseases in Fancy Pigeons

Over 200 Breeds Illustrated. A guide on the entire field of keeping Pigeons; 6 chapters with a large number of color illustrations of exceptional quality.
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Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author)
Successful Methods with Young and Old Birds Part 4 101 Methods: by Jules Gallez (Author) (B000HG62H2)

One of the rarest books in the racing pigeon literature, and it is among the most important. 

This is the FOURTH volume of a set of Five from Jules Gallez.  WE have ALL FIVE OF THESE VOLUMES!!

Great book written by Jules Gallez on his methods and techniques on raising and racing old and young pigeons.   Topics include:   Racing young birds and the used methods, discusses a variety of methods from great pigeon fanciers... and more!

Sold as-is. 

Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG)  1st page has owner embossed label.
  • Paperback: 370 pages
  • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN:  B000HG62H2                        
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g

Contents:

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Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 2 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez & T. Venter. 101 Methods Volume 4 on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author)
The Modern Continental Widowhood Book 101 Methods Volume 3: by Jules Gallez (Author) (JULES Gallez volume 3)

One of the rarest books in the racing pigeon literature, and it is among the most important. 

This is the THIRD volume of a set of Five from Jules Gallez.  WE have ALL FIVE OF THESE VOLUMES!!

Everything you needed to know about widowhood.  Topics include:  widowhood in general, used in lofts, Q&A, flying your birds... and more!

Owner signed inside cover and added Part 3 label on Spine and his name labeled on first page

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Good (G) - cover worn. Markings in books
  • Paperback: 454 pages
  • Publisher: IMP. Vanhoutte, Hooglede, Belgium (1976)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN:                            
  • Product Dimensions: 21.5 x 13.5 x 3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 670 g

Contents:

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Out of Print & Hard to Find! Volume 3 of Set of 5 books by Jules Gallez. 101 Methods Volume III on Raising Pigeons - All Volumes available.
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0729000311 Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author)
Racing to Win: by Fred Shaw (Author) (B0007J6U4O)

Very hard to find a copy of this book. A nice clean copy of a scarce title on the world's greatest strain of racing pigeons. Printed and published in 1952.  This title tells the Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career and also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - creator of the Gurnay strain. There is an introduction by S.W.E. Bishop in praising Shaw & the sport of Pigeon Racing.

Crisp, gilt lettering on front cover and spine.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - Some page edges have slight tear, binding issue  
  • Hardcover: 137 pages
  • Publisher: All-British Pigeon Racing Pub. Co; 2nd edition (1952)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10:                                
  • ISBN-13:   
  • ASIN: B0007J6U4O                     
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15 x .5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 284 g

Contents:

1.  Early Days
2.  The Achievements of Paul Verhoye
3.  My first Meeting with M. Gurnay
4.  I Revisit M. Renier Gurnay
5.  The Fun Begins
6.  The World's Greatest Winning Strain
7.  A Few Champions
8.  Particulars of the Layout of M. Gurnay's lofts
9.  Racing at "The Grange"
10. Pigeons that have collected money is buckets Full
11. Food
12. Imagination
13. Eyes of the Gurnays
14. Gurnays in Many Parts of the Worlds
15. Fascination of the Sport
16. The importance of the Hen
17. Mealies, Reds and the Red Chequers
18. Breeding the Racing Gurnay Type
19. The Havana Gurnay
20. By Request !
21. Loft Innovation
22. Artificial Insemination
23. Breeding the Winning "Ego"
24. The Stamina that Stays
25. The Phenomenon of the Master Mind
26. Flying the "Golden Horn"
27. Brain Masterpiece
28. What is the "Homing Instinct"
29. The 1,000 Challenge Match
30. Renier Gurnay - An Appreciation by Fred Shaw
31. Conclusions
32. Extracts from Fred Shaw's letters

Story of Fred Shaw's Pigeon Racing career & also a tribute to Renier Gurnay - Creator of the Gurnay strain. Out of Print book published in 1952. RARE & HARD to FIND Racing Pigeon Book
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0571070108 Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author)
Racing Pigeons: by Colin Osman (Author) (9780571070107)

Rare - Very hard to find a copy of this book.  Printed and published in 1957.

The reader will get all the basic knowledge needed to make a good start with the Racing Pigeon hobby. This book is to attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.  Advise and guidance based on the general practices of successful pigeon racers and breeders.    


Pigeon racing is a practical sport. It is not a sport that can be learnt from books alone but is something that must also be learnt with pigeons in a pigeon loft. This book does not offer an open door to immediate success in the sport, but is more an attempt to prevent the reader from making mistakes which could prove costly.

Experience of the 100 years of the sport’s history has shown that in the management of pigeons some things are unquestionably right and others are just as wrong. On these matters good pigeon fanciers throughout the world are agreed. On other matters, how ever, there is far less agreement and in many cases no agreement at all. In this book will be found advice based on the general practice of successful pigeon racers and where these disagree among themselves, then that also will be noted. It is a book of experience, not only the limited experience of the author but the experience of people with whom the author has come into con-tact in his day by day work on The Racing Pigeon, a weekly paper read throughout the world. This experience has been analysed carefully, and some attempt has been made at deciding whether
certain fanciers win because of the methods they adopt or in spite of them!

It is impossible in a book of this length to deal with every topic. As long as there are pigeon fanciers so there will be fresh things to discuss and ten books could not cover all that could be written. Here in this book will be found the essential facts that a newcomer to the sport will need to know if he is not to be disappointed in his attempts to race pigeons.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - First few pages previous author embossed and labels
  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd; 1st edition (1954)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos and illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0571070108                               
  • ISBN-13: 9780571070107                 
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.5 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 310 g

Contents:

1.  The Pigeon Itself
2.  the Pigeon's Year
3.  Food and Feeding
4.  The Pigeon's Home
5.  Breeding Winners
6.  Preparing for the Races
7.  Winning Systems
8.  The Off Season
9.  Officials and their Work
10. Making a Start

FIRST Edition and First Printing of this book! RARE and HARD to Find!! Very informative, must have book for someone who's planning to start in the racing pigeon hobby.
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0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)
How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author) (9780879801182)

Pigeon raising, one of the oldest hobbies known to man is becoming more and more popular.  Even people with limited space are finding great satisfaction in raising, training and breeding one or more varieties of pigeons. This basic handbook removes the mystery form the hobby and explains everything that beginner needs to know.  Both popular and little know breeds are shown for the first time in full and true pictures. The concise text leads the beginner through all the steps - from selecting birds, to housing, feeding, breeding and keeping them healthy.  

A special section devoted to raising and training Racing Homers clearly tells how to prepare the birds for the race. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - Front cover has owner's initials and worn tag.
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Wilshire Book Company (1974)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0879801182                              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879801182   
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 176 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeons as a Hobby
2.  General Management
3.  Varieties of Pigeons
4.  Housing for your Pigeons
5.  Feeding your Pigeons
6.  Pigeon Breeding
7.  Keeping your Pigeons Healthy
8.  Training your Pigeons

Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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Dr. Rob Marshall\'s Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author)
Dr. Rob Marshall's Pigeon Health Diary: by Dr. Rob Marshall (Author) (sm-used-0008)

The successful fanciers of both race and exhibition of pigeons have always recognized the importance of health to success in the hobby.  However, until recently they have not been able to manage the health problems with any real level of confidence.  

Aim of this book is to share the author's knowledge and experience of pigeon health. Disease problems in the loft will be minimized and the hobby will become more enjoyable and competitive.

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Near Fine (NF)
  • Paperback: 177 pages
  • Publisher: unknown
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10:                              
  • ISBN-13:   
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 14.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 233 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  Health Programs
3.  Young Bird Health Program
4.  Moulting Health Program
5.  Pre-race Season Health Program
6.  Race Season Health Program
7.  Pre-Breeding Season Health Program
8.  New Bird Health Program
9.  Special Health Program 1-5 
10. The New Age Medicines for Racing Pigeons
11. Preventative, Curative & Health Medicines
12. The Super-Additives
13. Summary of Products Available on Consultation
14. The Health Diary
15. Race Bird Inventory
16. The Diagnosis of Pigeon Diseases
17. the Importance of Good Feed
18. Loft Design Tips
19. Race Bird Planner
20. Names, Addresses & Phone numbers
21. Analysis of race Results & Notes

Understanding pigeon health and diseases from an expert - Rare Pigeon Health Care Book
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0879801182 How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author)  2
How to Raise and Train Pigeons: by William H. Allen Jr. (Author) (9780879801182)

Pigeon raising, one of the oldest hobbies known to man is becoming more and more popular.  Even people with limited space are finding great satisfaction in raising, training and breeding one or more varieties of pigeons. This basic handbook removes the mystery form the hobby and explains everything that beginner needs to know.  Both popular and little know breeds are shown for the first time in full and true pictures. The concise text leads the beginner through all the steps - from selecting birds, to housing, feeding, breeding and keeping them healthy.  

A special section devoted to raising and training Racing Homers clearly tells how to prepare the birds for the race. 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Fine/Like New (F) - slight mark on binding
  • Paperback: 127 pages
  • Publisher: Wilshire Book Company (1974)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations:  B&W photos
  • ISBN-10: 0879801182                              
  • ISBN-13: 978-0879801182   
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 13.5 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 176 g

Contents:

1.  Pigeons as a Hobby
2.  General Management
3.  Varieties of Pigeons
4.  Housing for your Pigeons
5.  Feeding your Pigeons
6.  Pigeon Breeding
7.  Keeping your Pigeons Healthy
8.  Training your Pigeons

Comprehensive guide on Racing Pigeons - Training Racing pigeons, Pigeons as a hobby, breeding, lofts, health & more!
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The Basis of Breeding Racing Pigeons: by Leon F. Whitney DVM (Author)
The Basis of Breeding Racing Pigeons: by Leon F. Whitney DVM (Author) (9780571082605)

All you need to know on Genetics in regards to breeding pigeons. Title also includes chapters on Physiology of Reproduction, Hormones Concerned with Reproduction, Hormones and Parental Behavior, Polygamous Breeding, Hormones and Racing, Nutrition and Reproduction, the effect of Parasites on Reproduction, Mendelism, Color Inheritance in Racing Pigeons and more! 

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Product Details

  • Condition: Used – Very Good (VG) - First page embossed by owner 
  • Hardcover 184 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber Ltd; 1st edition (1969)
  • Language: English
  • Illustrations: Hand drawn illustrations
  • ISBN-10: 0571082602                            
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571082605
  • Product Dimensions: 22.5 x 14 x 2.4 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 433 g

Contents:

1.  Introduction
2.  The Scientific Way
3.  Past and Future
4.  Physiology of Reproduction
5.  Hormones Concerned with Reproduction
6.  Hormones and Parental Behaviour
7.  Psychological Influences on reproduction
8.  Polygamous Breeding
9.   Hormones and Racing
10. Nutrition and Reproduction
11. The effect of Parasites on Reproduction
12. The Cell and Life
13. The Development and Cause of Sex
14. The Inheritance of Acquired Characteristics
15. Mendelism
16. Color Inheritance in Racing Pigeons


Rare 1st Edition Racing Pigeon Book Covers the the necessary fundamentals of breeding pigeons. Contains vast information on Genetics. A very useful book for the fancier who has little knowledge of genetics.
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