The Wildfowler - A Treatise On Fowling, Ancient And Modern (History Of Shooting Series - Wildfowling)

The Wildfowler - A Treatise On Fowling, Ancient And Modern (History Of Shooting Series - Wildfowling)

by H.C. Folkard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

THE WILDFOWLER - A TREATISE ON FOWLING, ANCIENT AND MODERN. By H.C. Folkard. Originally published in 1859, this scarce early work on Wildfowling in all its various forms, is both expensive and hard to find in any edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have now republished the third and best edition of 1875, using the original text and engravings. The author was an acknowledged

Overview

THE WILDFOWLER - A TREATISE ON FOWLING, ANCIENT AND MODERN. By H.C. Folkard. Originally published in 1859, this scarce early work on Wildfowling in all its various forms, is both expensive and hard to find in any edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have now republished the third and best edition of 1875, using the original text and engravings. The author was an acknowledged expert in the art of wildfowling, and this book is probably the best researched and most descriptive early title on this increasingly popular field sport. It ranks among the highest class of sporting literature. The book's substantial four hundred and thirty six pages contain numerous Comprehensive Chapters: Fowling. Ancient Methods. History of Decoys. (nine chapters) Decoy Ducks. The Flight Pond. Wild Fowl Shooting. The Fowler's Dog. Language of Wild Fowl. Flight of Wild Fowl. The Gunning Punt. Punt Guns. Management of the Punt Gun. Punting by Daylight. The Sailing Punt. Night Punting. Goose Shooting. The Quarry (20 detailed chapters). Wild Swan Shooting. Shooting Yachts, Boats and Canoes. The Cripple Chase. Wild Duck Shooting. Coastal Shooting. Fenland Shooting. Methods of Capturing Woodcock. Laws Affecting Wild Fowl. Fowling Abroad. (11 chapters) Rock Fowling in The Shetlands, Orkney and St. Kilda. Wildfowling Ashore by Night. Snipe and Woodcock Shooting. Etc, etc. The contents are nicely illustrated with full page steel engravings and several wood-cuts. This is a fascinating read for any dedicated shooting man, fowler, or historian of the sport, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. ..."With fiery burst, The unexpected death invades the flock Tumbling they lie, and beat the flashing waves, Whilst those remoter from the fatal range Of the swift shot, mount up on vig'rous wing, And wake the sleeping echoes as they fly." Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.Keywords: Wild Fowl Punt Gun Decoy Ducks Acknowledged Expert Country Books Field Sport Decoys Engravings Treatise Fowler Daylight Sailing

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781846640094
Publisher:
Read Country Book
Publication date:
09/01/2005
Pages:
760
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.81(d)

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >