BRISTOW & GARLAND BOOKSELLERS

Sports & Games


Angling & Fishing

Ball Games

Card & Board Games

Shooting & Stalking

Miscellaneous


Angling & Fishing


ALBERT SMITH & Co. Ltd: Albert Smith and Co. Ltd Fishing Tackle Catalogue No. 16. Tackle that is Worth Fishing Wth.

Item No. 10617

Item No. 10617a

Dominion Works, Redditch: Albert Smith & Co. Ltd. 1933. Illustrated priced catalogue. 8vo, pp.168, original printed pictorial orange wrappers; a very nice copy indeed. With loosely inserted letter from the company dated 1933, an order form and pre-addressed envelope are also loosely inserted although the gummed flap of the envelope has adhered to the order form.

£150.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 10617


BEST, THOMAS; NOBBES, ROBERT; JACKSON, JOHN: Best's Art of Angling. To which is added Nobb's Complete Troller. Twelth Edition, carefully revised, corrected, and Re-Arranged, by John Jackson.

Item No. 14924

London: Thomas Tegg, 1838. Engraved frontispiece of flies, engraved title vignette. 12mo (5 x 3 3/4 inches), pages: viii:246:(2; advertisements), original green cloth blocked in blind to sides and gilt to spine, all edges gilt. Binding lightly damp mottled, frontispiece foxed, title age toned. Inner hinges pulled but firm. Near contemporary inscriptiion on front free endpaper. Overall a good copy.

£60.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 14924


CHALMERS, PATRICK R: At the Tail of the Weir.

London: Philip Allan, 1932. First edition. Wood engraved title vignette and head & tail pieces. 8vo (8 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches), 277-pages. Original green cloth; spine faded and spotted otherwise very good and internally clean. Old inscription on front free endpaper. 

£30.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19029


DEWAR, GEORGE A.B: The Book of the Dry Fly. New Edition.

London: Adam and Charles Black, 1910. Coloured plates. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 277-pages, original blue cloth blocked in gilt; a little rubbing and bumping to the binding, some slight loss at headband, endpapers browned; generally sound. Contemporary fishing themed bookplate on rear pastedown.

£18.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 14723


GRAY, TOM SECCOMBE ("Silver Devon"): Pike Fishing. Red Letter Days - and others. With Hints on Salmon Fishing.

Item No. 14726

London: Heath Cranton, 1923. First edition. Plates and illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches, 228-pages, original green cloth gilt; slight rubbing to headband, a little very light spotting to binding, light foxing to prelims. Brief contemporary inscription on front free endpaper. Overall very good.

£40.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 14726


GRIMBLE, AUGUSTUS: The Salmon and Sea Trout Rivers of England and Wales.

Item No. 19103

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1904. Limited to 350 copies. Two volumes. Folding map to Volume 1 with 6-inch tear with no loss. Folding map to Volume 2 with 2 1/2 inch tear and some creasing. Plates & illustrations. 4to (11 3/8 x 9 inches), pages: xiv:280 & 225. Original quarter white vellum with printed paper labels. Binding dusty and marked; internally very clean. 

£135.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19103


GRIMBLE, AUGUSTUS: The Salmon Rivers of Ireland.

Item No. 19104

Item No. 19104

London: Kegan, Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1903. First edition. Limited to 250 copies printed. 2 volumes. Maps & plates. 4to (11 1/2 x 9 inches), pages: 262 & 272. Original quarter white vellum with printed paper labels; 1 paper label defective, bindings a little dusty and marked but overall very good and very clean internally 

£500.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19104


GRIMBLE, A: The Salmon Rivers of Scotland. Illustated by Archibald Thorburn and others.

Item No. 19102

Item No. 19102

London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1902. First one volume edition. Numerous illustrations. 4to (11 1/4 x 9 inches), pages: xii:400. Original quarter white vellum; binding dust marked and a little dented on fore-margin of upper cover but good; internally very clean. 

£160.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19102


HUTCHINSON, HORACE G. (Editor): Fishing, The "Country Life" Library of Sport.

Item No. 18755

London: Country Life, 1907. First edition. Two volumes. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (9 3/8 x 6 inches), pages: xviii:526 & xiii:445. Recent full tan morocco, decorative border in blind to upper covers, spines gilt extra in compartments, raised bands, crimson lettering piece and circular black numbering piece, marbled endpapers, bound-in silk bookmarks. Some scattered foxing within, the bindings excellent.

Weight 2.850 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£150.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18755


MARSTON, E. "The Amateur Angler": Easy-Chair Memories and Rambling Notes.

Item No. 4434

London: Sampson Low, 1911. Number 24 of only 100 copies signed by the author; also inscribed by the author on front free-endpaper. Black & white plates. 8vo, pp.x:[1]:174:[2, adverts.], original 2-tone cloth, top edge gilt, no dustwrapper; binding very soiled, an ideal candidate for re-binding; internally, page edges browned, some foxing throughout, else good.

£30.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 4434


MOTTRAM, J.C: Sea Trout and other Fishing Studies.

London: Field Press, n.d. First edition. 8vo (7 1/2 x 5 inches), 157-pages, original green cloth; some light spotting to binding, light corner crease, some light foxing; overall good.

£12.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 14700


SCROPE, WILLIAM: Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed. LARGE PAPER COPY.

Item No. 11337

Item No. 11337a

London: Edward Arnold, 1898. Coloured frontispiece, plates. 4to (10 1/2 x 8 inches), pp.268, full blue morocco ruled in gilt on spine and sides; binding extremely good; internally, page edges browned, a brown mark to one plate not affecting the image, bookplate to front pastedown.

£150.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 11337


SPENCE, SIR REGINALD: Game Fishes of Bombay, the Deccan ... etc. Re-printed from the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society.

Item No. 18770

Bombay: N.H.S. 1932. 19 plates, mostly coloured. 8vo (9 3/4 x 6 inches), 66-pages. Original green wrappers; a few short marginal tears, some dust marking, corners bumped. Signature on frst leaf.

£12.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18770


TAYLER, JAMES: Red Palmer: A Practical Treatise on Fly-Fishing.

Folkestone: by T. Kentfield, 1893. Third edition. 8vo, pp.88:(3, index):(10, partly illustrated advertisements), original cloth, no dustwrapper; binding poor - unevenly faded and badly affected by damp, top of spine missing, spine cockled; internally, inner joints split, some pencil annotations in the margins, inscribed in ink on lower blank margin of title "Price 1/6 , post price 1/8", ink stamp to front free-endpaper.

£15.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 2414


WALTON, IZAAK & COTTON, CHARLES: The Compleat Angler. The Quatercentenary Edition.

Item No. 16134

Flyfisher's Classic Library, 1993. Illustrations by E. Fitch Daglish. 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches), 367-pages. Publishers quarter burgundy morocco (faux?) gilt. Signature on front free endpaper. In excellent condition.

£28.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 16134


Return to the top


Ball Games


DAFT, RICHARD: Kings of Cricket, Reminiscences & Anecdotes with Hints on the Game. With Introduction by Andrew Lang and Illustrated by 80 Portraits of Eminent Cricketeers.

Item No. 17501

Bolton: Tillotson, 1893. Subscriber's large paper edition, signed by Daft and numbered 77. 4to (10 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches), pages: xiv:274:iv (the list of 106 subscribers). Original 3/4 roan, the cloth of the upper cover pictorially blocked in gilt. Endpapers browned and a little marked. Inscribed and signed by Percy de Paravicini (1862-1921), the English amateur cricketeer. Binding hopelessly repaired with sellotape - not affecting cloth sides. In need of re-backing and re-cornering and priced to allow for such.

£180.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 17501


GRACE, W.G: Cricket.

Item No. 19061

Bristol: Arrowsmith, 1891. First edition. Plates. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), 489-pages. Original green cloth, some marking to covers but overall very good. Contemporary inscription on recto of frontispiece 

£60.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19061


MARSHALL, F: Football, The Rugby Union Game.

Item No. 17605

London: Cassell, [1895]. 2nd edition (to which is added a review of the seasons 1892-3 and 1893-4 & illustrated by portraits and groups of players). 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 1/2 inches), pages xvi:564 plus publishers catalogue. Original blue cloth; the gilt very faded, rubbed, one inch split to upper joint, inner joint split. Crayon and inscriptions to endpapers. However, apart from some foxing to the title, internally very good.

£40.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 17605


MORRISON, J.S.F. [Editor]: Around Golf.

Item No. 8507

London: Arthur Barker, 1939. First edition. With contributions by Bernard Darwin ... Henry Longhurst .... Photographic plates. Tall 8vo, pp.246, original green cloth blocked in gilt; binding a little marked, some foxing but generally good. Contemporary inscription on front free-endpaper.

£45.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 8507


WARNER, P.F. Editor: Imperial Cricket. C.B. Fry & Wally Hammond association copy.

Item No. 19101

Item No. 19101

Item No. 19101

London: London & Counties Press Association, 1912 Copy No. 407 of the limited subscriber's edition of 900 copies printed. Portrait and numerous plates (3 coloured). Large 4to (12 1/4 x 10 inches), pages: xxi:503. Publisher's full maroon morocco blocked in gilt, all edges gilt, a little rubbed, indent in backstrip.

The subscriber for this volume was C.B.Fry (incorrectly listed as C.P. Fry) who has presented the volume to Walter R. Hammond. The calligraphic inscription on the front flyleaf reading, "To Walter R. Hammond on his 24th Birthday, June 19th 1927 from C.P.F with sincere regards & good wishes" (The caligrapher repeating the C.P.F error). Unfortunately a 4 inch diagonal tear into the blank lower margin of this leaf has been repaired by a lunatic with sellotape with the resultant staining. However this tear is 2 1/2 inches away from the inscription. A very nice association copy with two of the great names of British cricket: C.B.Fry (1872-1956) & Walter Reginald "Wally" Hammond (1903-1965). With a newspaper cutting reporting the auction sale of Hammond's trophies & books after his death. This volume is mentioned as being the most expensive of the book lots.

Weight 4.275 kg thus extra overses postage will be requested 

£450.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 19101


Card & Boards Games


HOFFMANN, PROFESSOR: The Cyclopaedia of Card and Table Games.

Item No. 15606

London: George Routledge, 1891. First edition. Illustrations throughout, some in red & black. 8vo (8 x 5 1/2 inches), 628-pages. Original burgundy cloth; headbands bruised, wear to corners of joints, some rubbing to extremities but overall very good & free from inscriptions. Rare. Apart from the numerous card games described, e.g. Poker, Whist, etc. sections are devoted to Backgammon, Billiards, Chess, Dominoes, Draughts, & Roulette, etc.

£145.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 15606


LAWS, B. G: The Two Move Chess Problem.

Item No. 18041

London: George Bell, 1890. First edition. Numerous diagrams. 8vo (6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches), 116-pages. Original orange cloth blocked in black. "The Club Series". Headbands bruised, endpapers tanned, else good.

£55.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18041


TEMPLAR: The Poker Manual. A Practical Course of Instruction in the Game, with Illustrative Hands and Chapters on Bluffing, and Jack-Pots. By Templar. Together with the International Code of Laws.

Item No. 14184

London: Frederick Warne, 1901. Frontispiece in red & black "Tabulated values of the Hands" & illustrations of hands in red & black throughout. 8vo (7 x 4 3/4 inches), pages vi:(1):119: (12, partly illustrated advertisements for poker tables, chips, cards, etc.), original red grained cloth lettered in gilt and decorated with 3 poker chips in colours, all edges gilt. Binding spotted and marked, spine dulled, but sound. Private book label on front pastedown and number, signature on recto of frontispiece. Tear to frontispiece tissue guard and tear into one leaf of text (without loss). Browning to title. Rare.

"In the preparation of the Code have been sought the advice and co-operation of the most experienced and well-known players, both English and American, whose valued and cordially given assistance is herby gratefully acknowledged".

£140.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 14184


Return to the top


Shooting & Stalking


BURRARD, SIR GERALD: Notes on Sporting Rifles. Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged including the Hodsock Ballistic Tables recomputed by O. Western.

Item No. 18759

London: Edward Arnold, 1953. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 183:xii (illustrated gun advertisements), original green cloth lettered in silver; very good.

£28.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18759


EVERED, PHILIP: Stag-Hunting with the "Devon and Somerset" 1887-1901. An Account of the Chase of the Wild Red Deer on Exmoor. Illustrated by H. M. Lomas.

London: Chatto & Windus, 1902. First edition. Black & white plates. Small 4to, pp.xv:378, original red cloth gilt, no dustwrapper; binding stained, with splits to the cloth at front side of spine, one at each end, headbands rubbed, corners frayed, cloth bubbled in two places on back cover; internally, splits to inner joints, the remains of brown tape to front free-endpaper, little light foxing, an ink signature on front pastedown, else good. An ideal candidate for rebinding and priced accordingly.

£30.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 8232


GARWOOD, G.T: Gough Thomas's Gun Book. Shotgun Lore for the Sportsman.

Item No. 18078

London: Adam & Charles Black, 1969. First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 x 6 inches), 273-pages. Original cloth; very good in dust jacket which is faded at the backstrip.

£20.00

Enquire - please quote Item No.18078


HARRISON, EDGAR: A Dissertation upon Guns and Shooting, with numerous illustrations including four by J. G. Millais.

Item No. 18756

Item No. 18756

London: Cogswell & Harrison, 1901. First edition. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (8 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 240:(4, illustrated gun advertisements). Recent full tan calf, decorative borders in blind and gilt to upper cover, spine with raised bands, gilt hunting motifs within compartments, blocked in blind on raised bands, double crimson lettering pieces; in fine condition.

£120.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18756


HOLLAND & HOLLAND: Some Notes on the History of the Holland & Holland Company (& a catalogue of their collection of guns), 71-pages, illustrations,wrappers

Item No. 18764

Item No. 18764

London: Holland & Holland, 1976. Together with a facsimile of one of their early trade catalogues. Well illustrated. 72-pages, original wrappers blocked in gilt. Both volumes 4to, excellent, in a wallet as issued.

£25.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18764


HUTCHINSON, HORACE G (Editor): Shooting. The "Country Life" Library of Sport.

Item No. 18754

London: Country Life, 1903. First edition. Two volumes. Plates & illustrations. 8vo (9 5/8 x 5 4/4 inches), pages ix:328 & x:336. Recent full tan calf, decorative border in blind to upper covers, spines gilt extra in compartments, raised bands, crimson lettering piece and circular black numbering piece, marbled endpapers, bound-in silk bookmarks. Some scattered foxing within, the bindings excellent.

Weight 2.020 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£150.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18754


MARCHINGTON, John: A Portrait of Shooting.

Item No. 13980

Rugby: Anthony Atha & The Game Conservancy,1979. Number 216 of a limited edition of 1100. Plates, some coloured, and illustrations. 4to (11 3/4 x 12 inches), 252-pages. Publisher's quarter green morocco, green cloth sides blocked in gilt, top edge gilt. Fine in fine matching slipcase and enclosed in the original cardboard shipping box.

£70.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 13980


MAYER, ALFRED (Editor): Sport with Gun and Rod in American Wood and Waters.

Item No. 18758

London: Frederick Warne, 1883. First English edition. Frontispiece & numerous engraved illustrations. Large 8vo (10 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches), 892-pages. Recent full tan calf, narrow border in blind to sides, spine with raised bands, gilt ruled with black lettering piece, bound-in silk bookmark; very good.

Weight 2.4 kg thus extra postage will be requested.

£100.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18758


PARKER, ERIC: Game Birds, Beasts and Fishes. Natural History for Sportsmen. Lonsdale Library Volume XX. Deluxe issue.

Item No. 18766

London: Seeley, Service, (1935). First edition. Plates. 8vo (9 1/8 x 6 inches), 255-pages. Publisher's deluxe binding of full blue morocco blocked in gilt, top edge gilt, bound-in silk bookmark.

£48.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 18766


Return to the top


Miscellaneous


ALKEN, HENRY: The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition.

Methuen, London, 1903. A reprint of the edition of 1821. Additional coloured pictorial title and 50 fine coloured plates. Large folio (19 x 12 1/4 inches). Original 2-tone cloth; binding very poor and stained. Text with occasional damp-making to fore-margin, with the very occasional slight bleed from the red dye of the binding. The plates however, apart from the last, completely unaffected. The last plate "Owling" has damp mark and bleed to the upper blank margin, the image unaffected.

Weight 3.960 kg thus extra overseas postage will be requested. 

£450.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 20061


CAMPBELL, ROY: Taurine Provence. LIMITED SIGNED EDITION.

Item No. 11974

Item No. 11974b

London: Desmond Harmsworth, 1932. Limited signed edition, this being No. 24 of 100 copies. 4to (10 x 7 1/2 inches wide), pp.79, original cream cloth lettered in red on spine and a bull blocked in black on front cover; binding poor, with areas of damp-staining to each corner and leading edge of both covers (which is mirrored to some extent on the internal pastedowns), spine slightly darkened and with a slight bow to the covers; internally, page edges slightly browned, neat ink name on front free-endpaper, else generally very good.

£50.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 11974


HEAD, CAPTAIN H. NUGENT (Editor): The Hoghunter's Annual. Volumes VIII & IX.

Item No. 17311

Bombay: Times of India Press, 1935. Two volumes bound in one. Vol. IX published 1936. Plates, a few coloured, illustrations throughout. 4to (9 3/4 x 7 1/2), pages: 126:152, contemporary green binder's cloth. Contemporary ownership inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing to prelims else internally very good. The binding very spotted and rubbed though sound. Pigsticking.

£80.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 17311


HODGSON, W.J: Skating Scenes - Humorous.

Hildesheimer & Faulkner, n.d. 4 coloured plates opening out in one continuous strip. Oblong 12 mo, original pictorial wrappers. 1 inch split on one fold, lower cover creased. Printed "With Best Wishes" on lower cover so obviously published as a greetings card/gift. Rare.

£30.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 8913


LEWIS, DIO: The New Gymnastics for families and schools; together with the Dumb-Bell Instructor and Pangymnastikon ... With ... illustrations. (Reprinted from the sixth American edition.) With an introduction by M. C. Tyler.. With Three Hundred Illustrations.

Item No. 16621

Item No. 16621

London: W. Tweedie, 1864. First English edition.300 illustrations in line within the text. 8vo (8 x 5 inches), pages: 268:(1, advert.), original blindstamped green cloth pictorially blocked in gilt; professionally recased, new endpapers. Spine gilt dulled else very good.

£48.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 16621


PERIODICAL: The Sporting Magazine. Volume XV., Second Series, Nos. LXXXV & LXXXVI, May & June 1837.

t15141

London: 1837 Publisher not stated. 8vo (9 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches), pages: 140:12( Racing Calendar). Two issues nicely bound without wrappers or the 4 "Embellishments" listed. Contemporary half tan calf marbled boards, spine gilt with hunting motifs with burgundy lettering and numbering pieces. An attractive binding in excellent condition.

£18.00

Enquire - please quote Item No. 15141


Return to the top