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Shooting & Sport in England: Past & Present (History of Shooting Series)

Paperback - 06 January 2005
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SHOOTING amp SPORT IN ENGLAND: PAST amp PRESENT. By Colonel E.C.C. Hartopp. This entertaining but little known book was first published in London in 1894 as "Sport in England." It is a fascinating historical record of the shooting field in late 19th century England. Read Country Books has now re-published it in its entirety, as part of their "History of Shooting" series, using the original text and retaining the many illustrations. The Eton educated author was a "man of means," but was equally at home when working his ferrets, assisting a keeper with his many tasks, or taking numerous high birds on exclusive sporting estates. Thirty concise chapters illustrate the author's experiences of the above, and also include many jottings and valuable hints on related subjects: The Young English Sportsman. - Poaching of Paired Birds. - The Egg Season and its Enemies. - Landlord and Tenant Rights. - Crop Cutting. - Grouse, Partridge and "Longtails," Past and Present. - Covert Shooting. - Good Shots and Others. - Funny Facts in Sport. - Ferrets and their Management. - Trapping, Netting, and Snaring. - Poaching, and How it is Done. - Small Days and Pot Hunting. - Turning Down Live Bought Pheasants. - How and Where Rabbit Farming Can Pay. - The Gamekeeper and his Duties. - Guns and Gunmakers. - The Quarry. - Vermin. - Recipes for Diseases in Dogs. - Retrievers of the Present Day. Etc. This book will prove of immense interest to all who derive their pleasure and/or profit from the field sports of today's England. The book is a quality production in a soft, pictorial cover format. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are reprinting these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions. These editions are republished using the original text and artwork.Keywords: 19th Century England Sport England Landlord And Tenant Rights Landlord And Tenant Birds Shooting Sport Concise Chapters Country Books Man Of Means Eton Poaching Ferrets Grouse Partridge Covert Sportsman Colonel Enemies

Product Details

ISBN-10: 1905124279

ISBN-13: 9781905124275

Publisher: Read Country Book       

Language: English

Age Range: NA - NA years

Grade Level: NA - NA

Format: Paperback | 212 Pages

Product Dimension (L x W x H): 20.32 x 12.70 x 1.22 CM

Shipping Weight: 0.24 Kg

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