Item description for The Idstone Papers - A Series Of Articles And Desultory Observations On Field Sports And Country Pastimes by "Idstone" (Thomas Pearce)...
This fascinating historical record of English country sports and rural life was first published in London 1872, and is extremely hard to find in that edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now re-published it using the original text from the first printing. Its 304 pages contain a wealth of information and anecdote on a variety of country pastimes and field sports. These include detailed chapters on :- Varied Shooting. - Trapping and Vermin Control. - Traps and Calls. - Dog Training. - Earth Stopping. - Shooting Dress. - Rat-Catching. - Country Life. - Wildfowling. - Beating. - Flapper Shooting. - Partridge and Pheasant Shooting. - Driving Deer. - Snipe Shooting. - Hunting. - Agriculture. - Swanneries. Etc. This unusual book will appeal greatly to all who respect, and take pleasure, from the English countryside. 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.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.43" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.87" Weight: 0.88 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Read Country Books
ISBN 1905124503 ISBN13 9781905124503
Availability 140 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 05:08.
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