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Glasier (Phillip).

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ISBN 10: 0713484071 / ISBN 13: 9780713484076
Published by B.T. Batsford. London.
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(1978) 2005 3rd edition reprint. 4to (193 x 255mm). Pp352. Colour plates by G.E. Lodge, colour and b/w photographs, illustrations, pictorial end-papers. Dark green boards, spine titled in gilt. Mint in dust-wrapper. A classic text on the subject and still considered the definitive guide for falconers. It covers all aspects of falconry from its history and development to training, housing, tools, equipment and skills. Chapters include: An historical outline; The birds themselves; Training in brief; Housing; Tools and equipment; Equpiment, part II; Hoods and hooding; Handling the new arrival; Condition; Manning and early trianing; Flying free and getting fit; Flying falcons out of the hood; flying short-wings; Merlins; Game hawking; Moulting, imping and coping; Lost hawks; Hack and hacking back; dogs for hawking; Hood-making; Making bells and hawking bags; Glove-making; Health and disease; Conservation and captive breeding; Hood patterns. The end-papers have full-size patterns for hoods which are easily photocopied and cut out. Patterns are given for the following: Falconry Centre hoods - peregrine tiercel, gyr, falcon ('a very old pattern'), sparrow hawk (Afghan), falcon (Arab), merlin, Bonelli's eagle and changeable hawk-eagle; Anglo-Indian hoods - saker, male goshawk, sparrow hawk. Patterns for jesses and so forth are given in the text, with full instructions. (Previous price £35.00). Bookseller Inventory # 19195

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Title: FALCONRY AND HAWKING. By Phillip Glasier.

Publisher: B.T. Batsford. London.

Binding: Hardcover

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In this third edition of his classic guide to training, caring for, and hunting with falcons and hawks, Phillip Glasier, an experienced teacher of falconry, continues to provide the best, most detailed information available to the beginner. In conjunction with raptor specialist Greg Simpson, he presents completely new, fully up-to-date coverage of health and disease, as well as in-depth advice on keeping birds of prey loose in an aviary. Both newcomers and those familiar with the sport will find invaluable knowledge.

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PAUL MORGAN IS A LEADING DEALER in scarce, out-of-print & new books on fishing and field sports. Paul has developed this business over more than thirty years. His business, Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., carries the world's largest range of books on fishing and field sports, sporting guns and dogs, deer, big game hunting & falconry. Coch-y-Bonddu Books is also a noted publisher of fine sporting works, as well as being the custodian of the famous Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint. Under Paul's editorial direction, the list of titles available under both his Coch-y- Bonddu Books imprint and the Flyfisher's Classic Library imprint grows by the month. Coch-y-Bonddu Books Ltd., incorporated in the United Kingdom, Company No. 04636991. Registered address: 15 Heol Penrallt, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8AG. Business and correspondence Address: 13 Heol Pentrerhedyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8DG.

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