Pp. xvi, 144, 8 full page plates - 4 in color from paintings by G. E. Lodge, 11 black-and-white hood plates in appendix. Publisher's original tan cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, color pictorial dust jacket, lg 8vo. This book was first published in England in 1960 - it quickly established itself as the definitive work on the training of short-winged hawks. This is the first American edition of this classic. No ownership marks and few signs of use. A bright and clean copy in near fine condition in a slightly worn, but very good dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: A Hawk for the Bush: A Treatise on the ...
Publisher: New York: Clarkson N. Potter, . First American edition.
Publication Date: 1973
Book Description Neville Spearman, 1973. Revised Edition Reprinted. A fine copy in a vg++ edgeworn d.w. Seller Inventory # 81516
Book Description London: Neville Spearman, 1973., 1973. Second (revised and updated) edition, small 4to., pp.xviii,206, hardcover, gilt, b/w plates; toning to edges of text-block and to edges of boards, else very good, in unclipped pictorial dust-jacket which has small area of loss to headband/rear upper margin, apx. 4 x 4mm chip lost to front upper margin, light chipping with slight loss to other extremities, otherwise very good. Jacket is now in protective cover. Seller Inventory # 31036
Book Description C.W. Daniel Company Ltd. Saffron Walden, Essex. (1960) 1985 2nd edition reprint. 4to (192 x 252mm). Ppxviii,206. B/w plates, illustrations by G.E. Lodge, bibliography. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt. Slightly shaken. Good-plus in rather faded dust-wrapper. In this reprint the colour plates are reproduced in black and white. Seller Inventory # 44886
Book Description Saffron Walden Essex. The C. W. Daniels Company Ltd, 1985. Reprint of 2nd Edition 1985 (first published in 1973). Volume as new HB. Horiz. spine title gilt. All end papers as new, FFEP has tiny bookseller's stamp at foot, no inscription. 7.5 x 10ins tall. 206pp. WH. inc. 3 Appendices, Glossary, Bibliography, and Index. Frontis. superh b/w plate 'The Musket'. Illus. 9 superb b/w plate drawings by G. E. Lodge, plus 12 plates of hood patterns of various sizes. Pages and edges as new. VG. DW., minor internal tape repair, turquoise blue, title gilt, horiz. spine title gilt, faded. Front has superb colour photo of a Sparrow-hawk by David Hosking. This classic book, includes a chapter on health and diseases which has been completely rewritten by a veterinary expert, and a chapter on breeding Sparrow-hawks. The author's advice is based on more than 40 years of personal experience, embracing not only short-wings, but practically every kind of falcon or hawk used in falconry, from Gyr-falcon and Saker, to Merlin and Shikra. The Sparrow-hawk remains, however, the heroine of this book. Her training and management are dealt with in detail from her first day in the mews till the day when, as a fully-trained hawk, she starts killing her own quarry. A mine of information for those who are interested in falconry, but especially in the magnificent Sparrow-hawk. Tight, very clean. Volume in as new condition, notwithstanding the very minor damage to DW. Seller Inventory # 46066
Book Description Neville Spearman, London:, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. G.E. Lodge (illustrator). Beige boards with gold titles and publisher's device on spine. Previous owner's name, address and phone number on front endpaper. ''Falconiforme Press Ltd., P.O. Box 4047 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada'' sticker on bottom corner of front endpaper. Otherwise no markings. Colored frontispiece, other illustrations in black and white. Jacket design by Reg Boorer. Dust jacket is brown with yellow titles and has some small nicks on the flap edges, one small tear on back cover at bottom, ½ x ½ triangular shape, rubbing along top and bottom, now in brodart archival sleeve. Quite an informative book on training hawks. Seller Inventory # 000871
Book Description Neville Spearman, London, 1973. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. London, Neville Spearman, 1973 [revised edition]/ 1960. Quarto, xviii, 206 pages with 12 illustrations and 12 pages of hood patterns plus 9 plates (4 in colour). Papered boards very slightly bumped and marked; light vertical crease to the flyleaf; an excellent copy with the dustwrapper slightly sunned, rubbed, chipped and clipped with a little loss (chiefly the foot of the front fold-down), and with a few tape marks to the verso. Seller Inventory # 71763
Book Description C.W. Daniel Company Ltd. Saffron Walden, Essex. (1960) 1985 2nd edition reprint. 4to (192 x 252mm). Ppxviii,206. B/w plates, illustrations by G.E. Lodge, bibliography. Blue boards, spine titled in gilt. Very good in rather faded dust-wrapper. In this reprint the colour plates are reproduced in black and white. Seller Inventory # 11929
Book Description Spearman London revised edition reprint, 1978. Small quarto, 206pp, col plates. Vg copy in an original dustjacket which is sl creased and edge worn. Overall G in G dj. Proibably the best modern hawking book. Seller Inventory # 18985
Book Description Neville Spearman. London. (1960) 1973 2nd edition. 4to (192 x 252mm). Ppxviii,206. Colour & b/w plates, illustrations by G.E. Lodge, bibliography. Cloth. Some use, end-papers sl marked Good-plus in dust-wrapper. "The author's advice is based on more than 30 years' personal experience, embracing not only sparrow-hawks and other short-wings, but practically every falcon or hawk used in falconry, from gyr-falcon and saker to merlin and shikra." "First published in 1960 this book has been out of print for six years. In the meantime it has, as was suggested on publication, become a classic and the definitive work on the training of short-winged hawks. It is, therefore, with some pride that we are now able to announce the second edition of A Hawk for the Bush, which has not only been re-set but includes a chapter on health and diseases which has been completely re-written by a veterinary expert as well as a chapter on the breeding of sparrow hawks and other short-wings, but practically every other falcon or hawk used in falconry, from gyr-falcon and saker to merlin and shikra. The sparrow-hawk remains, however, the heroine of this book. Her training and management are dealt with in detail from her first day in the mews till the day when, a fully-trained hawk, she starts killing her own quarry.". Seller Inventory # 10021
Book Description Clarkson N. Potter, New York, 1973, first U.S. edition. Illustrated with color and b&w plates by Lodge and drawings. 7.5" x 10". Tan paper covered boards, corner of free front endpaper clipped. 206 pp including a 2 page annotated bibliography. Foreword by Richard Meinertzhagen. ".the definitive work on the training of short winged hawks.". Information on the choice of a hawk, breeding, training, equipment, the quarry, law and ethics, etc. Fine in good wrapper. Seller Inventory # 12817