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FALCONRY AND HAWKING. Revised Third Edition.

Glasier, Phillip

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ISBN 10: 0879518723 / ISBN 13: 9780879518721
Published by Woodstock NY. 1998. Overlook Press, 1998
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black hardbound 4to (quarto). large & book. dustwrapper in protective plastic book jacket cover. fine cond. binding square & tight. covers clean. small circular indent in front cover (1cm). edges clean. contents free of all markings. dustwrapper in fine cond. not worn or torn or price clipped. nice clean copy. no library markings, store stamps, stickers, bookplates, no names, inking , underlining, remainder markings etc ~ first edition so stated. first printing ( # 1 in # line). (obviously the first Overlook Press edition of the third Edition) ~ endpaper diagrams of falconry hoods (patterns for making them).illustrated ½ titl pg. b&w photo frontis. 352p. glossary. 3 appendices. index. ~ 127 b&w and 10 full~color photographs. 47 line illustrations. ~Once the pursuit of international royalty and aristocracy, the 4,000~year~old sport of falconry has become wildly popular in America, a fact evident by the growing number of courses and clubs around the country and web sites on the internet. Now in its third edition, and published for the first time in the United States, Phillip Glasier's Falconry and Hawking is the most comprehensive book ever written on the sport~it is widely known as the "Bible" for modern falconers~and is the essential reference for both beginner and advanced participants. A sixty~year veteran of falconry, Glasier imparts his vast knowledge of the sport, covering everything from its history and development to the training, housing, tools, equipment, and skills necessary to meet its present~day challenges. Included are chapters on: • Handling the new arrival • Condition • Manning and early training • Flying free and getting fit • Flying falcons out of the hood • Flying shortwings • Game hawking • Moulting • Lost hawks • Hack and hacking back • Dogs for hawking • Making hoods, belts, bags and gloves ~Glasier also gives complete details of all the birds most commonly used, and reveals their character and individual temperaments in his own case histories. With every technique explained through step~by~step instructions and illustrated by over 170 photographs and diagrams, Falconry and Hawking is an essential reference for anyone interested in the sport of kings and the pleasures of country pursuits. Praise for Falconry and Hawking: "The novice is taken through all the stages in the training of his first bird, but the experienced falconer will still find a vast store of information on every imaginable aspect of his sport." ~Shooting Times Monthly /"The best new book on the art of falconry to have appeared in many years. Mr Glasier covers every aspect of the practice of hawking with accuracy, detail and lucidity."~ IBIS, Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union /Phillip Glasier is the founder of the Falconry Center at Newent in Gloucestershire and co~founder of the Hawk Trust and the Raptor Breeders Association. He is a keen conservationist, and has trained and flown birds of prey for over 60 years. His previous books include As the Falcon her Bells and A Hawk in the Hand. He lives in Herefordshire, England. Bookseller Inventory # 4241202

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Title: FALCONRY AND HAWKING. Revised Third Edition.

Publisher: Woodstock NY. 1998. Overlook Press

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: 1st Edition

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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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