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Hunting Books and Publications For Sale N-Q

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NEW & USED BOOKS AND PUBLICATIONS

AUTHORS N thru P



NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. THE ANIMALS OF EAST AFRICA. 1969. 200pp W/ INDEX. EVER WONDER WHAT THOSE AFRICAN ANIMALS YOU READ ABOUT IN SAFARI BOOKS LOOK LIKE? THIS WILL SHOW YOU. WELL DONE; LOTS OF GREAT PHOTOS AND DRWAINGS. FINE $15

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY. WILDERNESS U.S.A. 1973, STATED 1ST. 344pp. FOLIO. TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE WHENEVER THE MOOD COMES OVER YOU WITH THIS CHARMING WORK--CLASSIC GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY PHOTOS AND IN DEPTH TEXT. SUPER REFERENCE FOR PLANNING A TRIP OFF THE BEATEN PATH... VF IN F+DJ. $22.50

Nelson, Norm. Hunting Whitetail Deer. 1981, 1st. 206pp. Illus w/ photos. How to bring home North America's No. 1 big game animal. Coffee stain on back cover and minor spotting to last 11pp at lower corner, otherwise Fine in nr fine dj. $14

NELSON, NORM. HUNTING THE WHITETAIL DEER. 1980, 1ST. "HOW TO BRING HOME AMERICA'S NO. 1 BIG-GAME ANIMAL". SILVER STAMPING ON BROWN SIMULATED LEATHER. VF $15

Neumann, Arthur. Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. Briar Patch Press. 1987. Classic reissue of a Classic African hunting title. Covers 3 years of ivory hunting (1893-1896) in the wilds of East Africa. This special edition is lavish being leatherbound with gold gilt lettering and decoration, fancy endpapers, acid free paper, aeg, with bound in silk marker ribbon. 447p. Tipped into this copy is the original receipt of payment , dated May 13, 1988. A nice added bit of interest. Book is very fine, as new. $89. hunting, big five, lion, leopard, rhino, elephant, cape buffalo, dangerous game, Lake Rudolph, Arthur Neumann

O'Connor, Jack The Best of Jack O'Connor. hardcover. Amwell Press for the National Sporting Fraternity Limited. Limited ed, #334/1000, SIGNED BY JACK O'CONNOR AND JIM RIKHOFF, PUBLISHER, leatherbound and in slipcase. 1977. A very early Amwell Press title. 4to, 192pp. Edited by his friend and publisher Jim Rikhoff. What can I add that the titles doesn't say? The 34 stories of the best of the best! Special photo section. Very Fine, as new, in very fine, as new slipcase. $250

O'Connor, Jack. The Best of Jack O'Connor. 1977. 1st trade ed limited to only 1000 copies. Amwell Press. 4to (Large 11 1/4" x 8 3/4" format. Later printgings were smaller.) 192pp. Edited by his friend and publisher Jim Rikhoff. What can I add that the titles doesn't say? The 34 stories of the best of the best! Special photo section. Brown cloth cover with gold gilt spine lettering. Very minor corner wear, still fine in vg+ dj.with a photo of a young Jack O'Connor. Fine in vg+dj. hunting, deer, mule, whitetail, elk, big, stone, sheep, Africa, lion, leopard, gemsbok, India, wild, boar, tiger, rams, wild, sheep, bighorn,stone, desert, mule, deer, bear, grizzly, brown, black, polar. $90

O'CONNOR, JACK. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS. 1961 , 1ST ED IF JACK THOUGHT IT WAS COMPLETE, IT SURE WAS! NEAR FINE IN NEAR FINE DJ $25

ANOTHER. LATER PRNTG. Good w/o dj. Same great info inside. $15

O'Connor, Jack. Game in the Desert Revisited. hardcover. Amwell Press. SIGNED, Limited Edition, #592/950, leather bound and housed in slipcase with silk marker ribbon bound in. 4to, 306pp. One of the early and more difficult to find Amwell titles. Jack O'Connor's fans are many. You are probably one of them. Revisits the classic Derrydale edition done in 1939, plus three new chapters. Illus by Rich Hauser. Mule deer, whitetails, desert big horn sheep, elk, bobwhite, quail, javelina, turkeys, cougar, doves, and others are hunted and discussed as only Jack could tell it. Jim Rikhoff and Jack O’Connor were close friends and conspired on three limited edition books together in the early days of Jim’s Amwell Press and National Sporting Fraternity Limited. Sadly, Jack only lived long enough to sign the first two, Game in the Desert, Revisited and The Best of Jack O’Connor. Any signed Jack O’Connor book is rare. SIGNED BY JACK O’OCONNOR, as well as Jim Rikhoff, President of NSFL and artist, Rich Hauser. Very Fine in Very Fine slipcase, As New/As New. $325

O'Connor, Jack. Jack O'Connor's Big Game Hunts. hardcover Dutton. 1963. 1st edn. 415pp. Hunt around the world, literally, with Jack--elk, bear, rams, moose, tiger, kudu,oryx, red sheep, caribou, sable, and lots more A very nice copy. Fine in mylar covered nr fine dj. elk,bear,rams,moose,tiger,kudu,oryx,red,sheep,caribou,sable,o'connor,jack,hunting,big,game,five,antelope,rifles,dangerous,black,brown,bighorn,dall,stone,desert,deer,mule,white-tailed,pronghorn. $65

O'Connor, Jack. Jack O'Connor's Big Game Hunts. Dutton. 1963. 1st edn. 415pp. Hunt around the world, literally, with Jack--elk, bear, rams, moose, tiger, kudu,oryx, red sheep, caribou, sable, and lots more. Book cover has some white spots from the dj, but interior is fine or better. DJ shows wear, with small piece missing from spine foot, still very good in clear protective cover. $50 O'Connor, Jack.The Hunting Rifle. Winchester Press. 1970, 1st edn. 314pp w/ index. illus w/ photos. Jack covers calibers, shooting, technical stuff, even varmint rifles. But my favorite chapter is his first--Picking Your Expert--where he fans the flames of the big bore guys a little. Just a little... Nice clean copy, fine in nr fine pictorial dj. ISBN: 087691007X hunting,shooting,calibers,targets,stocks,scopes,270,30/06,30-30,7mm,magnums,varmints,long,range,sighting,in,22,killing,power,trajectory,bullets,triggers,barrels,cartridges,accuracy,jack,o'connor,elmer,keith,rifles. $40

O'CONNOR, JACK. THE SHOTGUN BOOK. Knopf. A Borzoi Book for Sportsmen. 1965, STATED 1ST. 332PP PLUS INDEX. Covers all aspects of shotguns, their design, and uses. Begins with a brief history and then goes in American and European doubles, pumps autos, shotgun barrels, chokes, patterning, stock, fit, various purposes--hunting, game specific, skeet, trap, etc--Loads for specific game, shotshells, components, elements of shooting, hitting, learning trap, skeet, handloading ;and more. Very complete and still pertinent. DJ is darkened with age, shows edge wear, chipping, but is complete. Bottom of book cover faded on lower dege where dj is chipped. Interior squeaky clean. Call it very good in good+ dj to be conservative. $25

O'Connor, Jack and Carmichael, Jim and Page, Warren. The Rifle Omnibus. 1976. 1st ed. Winchester Press for National Sporting fraternity Limited. SIGNED. This is three complete books in one: The Modern Rifle by Jim Carmichael, 342pp; The Hunting Rifle by Jack O'Connor, 314pp; and The Accurate Rifle by Warren Page, 238pp. SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS AND JIM RIKHOFF, PUBLISHER. Limited edition of only 750, SIGNED, numbered, leatherbound and slipcased copies with silk marker ribbon sewn in. Very Fine in vf slipcase. $575

O'Connor, Jack and Carmichael, Jim and Page, Warren. 1976. 1st ed. Winchester Press for National Sporting fraternity Limited. #222/750. SIGNED. This is three complete books in one: The Modern Rifle by Jim Carmichael, 342pp; The Hunting Rifle by Jack O'Connor, 314pp; and The Accurate Rifle by Warren Page, 238pp. SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS AND JIM RIKHOFF, PUBLISHER. Limited edition of only 750, SIGNED, numbered, leatherbound and slipcased copies with silk marker ribbon sewn in. Very Fine in vf slipcase. $350 O'CONNOR, JACK. THE RIFLE BOOK. 1978,3RD ED. 337PP OF RIFLE INFO. ILLUS W/ PHOTOS AND DRAWINGS. NO DJ, F $25

O'CONNOR, JACK. THE SHOTGUN BOOK. Knopf. A Borzoi Book for Sportsmen. 1965, STATED 1ST. 332PP PLUS INDEX. Covers all aspects of shotguns, their design, and uses. Begins with a brief history and then goes in American and European doubles, pumps autos, shotgun barrels, chokes, patterning, stock, fit, various purposes--hunting, game specific, skeet, trap, etc--Loads for specific game, shotshells, components, elements of shooting, hitting, learning trap, skeet, handloading ;and more. Very complete and still pertinent. Fine in vg+, slightly darkened spine dj. $35

Another. 1965, 1st. Fine w/o dj. Gold gilt stamped red cloth cover. $30

O'Connor, Jack. The Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns. 1961, later prntg. If Jack thought it was complete, it was! Spine lettering rubbed, no dj. Better than good. Interior fine. $15

Olsen, Larry Dean. Outdoor Survival Skills. Brigham Young U. Press. 1973, later edn. Hardcover. 188pp w/ index. Light edgewear to pictorial hard cover, nr. Fine. outdoor,survival. $4

Ormond, Clyde. WILLIAM SCHALDACH, ARTIST, AUTHOR, SPORTSMAN. 1988, 1ST. LTD ED OF 1150 NUMBERED COPIES. 4to, 118pp. SCHALDACH AND CLARK WERE TWO OF NOT many MORE THAN THAT WOULD COULD paint with WITH ART AND WORDS. This copy also inscribed by Ernie Hikock, who collaborated with Ordeman, and wrote the Foreword. WOULDN'T YOU LIKE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS MAN? VF $70

Ormond, Clyde. Hunting Our Medium Size Game. Stackpole. 1958. 1st ed. 219pp. Photos and range maps. Species covered include Mule Deer, whitetails, black bear, pronghorn antelope, coyotes, bobcats, cougar. Also chapters on how to hunt, how to hit, rifles, shotguns, bows, pistols, care of meat, care of trophy. Another book with much info that is undervalued. Cloth cover has beautiful drawing of a whitetail buck by Ned Smith, itself worth the price of the book. Vg+ copy is clean and collectilbe. Mule,Deer,whitetails,black,bear,pronghorn,antelope,coyotes,bobcats,cougar,hunting,big,game,small,varmints,vension,rifles,shotguns. $5

Ormond, Clyde. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HUNTING. 1964, NOT 1ST. 467pp W/ INDEX. YOU TRY TO WRITE THAT MANY! AN UNDER VALUED BOOK THAT HAS LOTS OF GOOD INFO FOR BEGINNER OR VETERN HUNTER. WELL ILLUS. FINE INTERIOR IN SOILED COVER W/O DJ. $6

Ormond, Clyde. THE COMPLETE BOOK OF HUNTING. 1968, NOT 1ST. 467pp W/ INDEX. AN UNDER VALUED BOOK THAT HAS LOTS OF GOOD INFO FOR BEGINNER OR VETERN HUNTER. Covers big game, upland game, waterfowl, rifles and cartirdges, shotguns and shells, care of heads and skins, how to lead with a shotgun, apendix has reproductions of Boone and Crocket scoring charts for big game animals, phots and drawings by Douglas Allen. Unusual page between ffep and title page has corner torn off, else FINE INTERIOR IN very good+ cloth cover w/ gilt deer head on spine. COVER W/O DJ. hunting,big,game,upland,birds,waterfowl,moose,elk,deer,bears,brown,grizzly,black,white-tailed,black-tailed,mule,mallards,goose,geese,canada,brant,shotguns,rifles,guns,ballistics,shotshells,cartridges,pronghorns. $5

OUR LIVING WORLD OF NATURE. 1967, 1ST. THESE BOOKS WERE DEVELOPED JOINTLY WITH THE US DEPT OF THE INTERIOR. ALL ARE VERY COMPLETE AND WELL ILLUS W. COLOR PHOTOS, DIAGRAMS, AND APPENDICES A T THE END. 4to, EACH ABOUT 110-125PP. COLOR PICTORIAL HARD COVERS; NEVER HAD DJ'S. WE OFFER THESE:

THE LIFE OF THE MOUNTAINS. PLANTS AND ANIMALS OF THE HIGH PLACES. Fine $10

THE LIFE OF THE DESERT. TELLS ALL. Fine $10

DON'T BE PUT OFF BY THE LOW PRICES, THESE ARE VERY USEFUL BOOKS.

OUTDOOR LIFE. DEER HUNTER'S YEARBOOK. HARD COVER, 4to. WELL ILLUS. ABOUT 180pp. I HAVE 1990 AND 1985. BOTH FINE. EACH $10

OUTDOOR LIFE, EDITORS OF. THE STORY OF AMERICAN HUNTING AND FIREARMS. 1959, 1ST. FOLIO, 172pp. FROM THE INDIANS TO THE PRESENT. WELL ILLUS IN COLOR AND B/W. FINE IN FRAYED DJ $25

Ovington, Ray. A Sportsman-Artist's Game Bag. Amwell Press. 1989. 1st ed. limited to 1000 SIGNED, numbered and slipcased copies, this being #838/1000. larger format--4to. Illustrated with the author's own specially commissioned original art. 335pp. Color plates and b&w. Relates the author's experiences hunting and fishing for upland game birds, waterfowl, deer, trout, bass, salmon, and bear. Includes chapters on American water spaniels, curly-coated, flat-coated and labrador retrievers. Fine in fine slipcase. SIGNED by author/illustrator and by Jim Rikhoff, President NSFL. hunting, fishing, deer, whitetails, salmon, atlantic, landlocked, bass, smallmouths, largemouths, trout, bear, black, waterfowl, wildfowl, wood duck, wigeon, goose, geese, canada, decoys, collecting, water spaniel, dogs, woodcock, grouse, pheasant, turkey. $55

PAGE, LAWRENCE AND BURR, BROOKS. ROGER TORY PETERSON FIELD GUIDE TO FRESHWATER FISHES. 1991. SPECIAL LEATHERBOUND 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION. AS NEW. $30

Page, Warren. The Rifle Omnibus. 1976. 1st ed. Winchester Press for National Sporting fraternity Limited. SIGNED. This is three complete books in one: The Modern Rifle by Jim Carmichael, 342pp; The Hunting Rifle by Jack O'Connor, 314pp; and The Accurate Rifle by Warren Page, 238pp. SIGNED BY ALL THREE AUTHORS AND JIM RIKHOFF, PUBLISHER. Limited edition of only 750, SIGNED, numbered, leatherbound and slipcased copies with silk marker ribbon sewn in. Very Fine in vf slipcase. $575

Parker, Eric, editor. Colonel Hawker's Shooting Diaries. Derrydale Press. 1990. Ltd ed. 300p w/ index. Bound in redcloth with gold gilt lettering and shooter on front cover and spine, a.e.g., marker ribbon bound in and in red slipcase. Covers the shooting of the well known Col. Parker from 1802-1853. He sure had some good times, and you can share them with him. Book and slipcase are As New. hunting, woodcock, grouse, pheasants, wildfowling, waterfowling, ducks, geese, snipe, shore birds, rails, birds, shooting, shotguns, brant, swans, Manton, Joe, Lancaster, Charles, Greener, guns, makers. $35

PEPER, ERIC AND RIKHOFF, JIM EDITORS. HUNTING MOMENT OF TRUTH. 1973, 1ST. ANTHOLOGY OF SOME WONDERFUL STORIES TOLD BY THE LIKES OF ZERN, CARMICHAEL, RUTLEDGE, PAGE, BRISTER, O'CONNOR, JOBSON, GATES, WATERMAN, HILL...GOOD BOOK! ILLUS BY THE IMCOMPERABLE MILT WEILER. HAVE 2, VF IN DJ'S THAT ARE MOSTLY F. EACH $25

Petrie, Chuck. Why Ducks Do That, 40 Distinctive Waterfowl Behaviors Explained and Photographed. 2006. 1st. Willow Creek. 95pp, 12mo. Spectacular photos good enough for carvers to use for paintings and patterns. Nicely done. Be the first on your block to know these truths about ducks. New in pictorial hardcover, no dj issued. $15.95

Petzal, David. The Experts' Book of Upland Bird and Waterfowl Hunting. 1975, 1ST. 315pp W/ INDEX. PHOTOS. Twelve EXPERTS--Woolner, Dalrymple, Waterman, Carmichael, Evans, Reiger, and others tell all. Extra chapter about the authors! GOOD REFERENCE. Fine in fine mylar protected dj hunting upland game birds waterfowl wildfowl ducks geese goose ruffed grouse woodcock pheasant turkey guns bird dogs gun dogs pointing dogs flushing dogs retrievers $14

PETZEL, DAVID. THE EXPERT'S BOOK OF THE SHOOTING SPORTS. 1972, 1ST. 320pp W/ INDEX. PHOTOS. SIXTEEN EXPERTS--WATERMAN, CARMICHEAL, HAGEL, PAGE, BAUER, AND OTHERS TELL ALL ON HANDGUN, RIFLES AND SHOTGUNS AS WELL AS OPTICS. GOOD REFERENCE. Fine $14

PHAIR, CHARLES. ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING. 1985, PREMIER PRESS. REPRINT OF ORIGINAL DERRYDALE. FOLIO, LEATHERBOUND, GILT DECORATED. NUMBERED LTD ED. ILLUS BY OGDEN PLEISSNER, ROBERT NESBIT AND W/ PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND MAPS.. AWESOME!! very fine. $55

Peterson, Brian, R, Complier. The Great Duck Misunderstanding, and Other Stories. 2005. 1st ed. 352pp. Like to laugh? This compilation is the best of American fishing and hunting humor. About 100 stories of wit and fun in the outdoors by American sportsman--Ed Zern, Steve Mulak, Ted Nugent, Milton Berle (?!?), Buck Peterson, Bruce Cochran, Nelson Bryant, Homer Circle, George Reiger, and a host of others. Brand new, just off the presses. Get yours first and be the life of the party. New in pictorial wraps. $24.50

PHAIR, CHARLES. ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING. 1985, PREMIER PRESS. REPRINT OF ORIGINAL DERRYDALE. FOLIO, LEATHERBOUND, GILT DECORATED. NUMBERED LTD ED. ILLUS BY OGDEN PLEISSNER, ROBERT NESBIT ANDW/ PHOTOS, DRAWINGS AND MAPS.. AWESOME!! AS NEW $30

Popham, Arthur, Jr. Stalking Game from Desert to Tundra Amwell Press. 1985. 1st ltd ed of 1000 (#655) SIGNED by author and publisher, Jim Rikhoff, leatherbound, slipcased and with marker ribbon bound in, this is the usual deluxe Amwell presentation. Illustrated with photos from the authors private collection. Popham ws a student of Jack O'Connor both in the college classroom and in the hunting field. Big game hunting for deer, mule and whitetail, rams, stone and bighorn, elk, caribou, brown bear, kermode bear (white black bear), moose, bison (American buffalo), proghorn antelope, African lion, cape buffalo, sable, Urial sheep, and a few more. Very Fine in very fine slipcase. hunting, deer, mule, whitetail, sheep, ram, stone, bighorn, elk, caribou, brown, bear, kermode, white black bear, moose, bison, American, buffalo, proghorn, antelope, African, lion, cape, buffalo, sable, Urial sheep, hunting, stalking, game, big $80

POPOWSKI, BERT. CALLING ALL GAME. 1952, 1ST. ALL THE USUAL, PLUS ANTELOPE, MOOSE, BEAVER, POSSUM. DUCKS, GEESE, TURKEYS OF COURSE. AND MORE. EX-SPORTS ILLUSTRATED EDITORIAL LIBRARY, LACKS DJ, BUT A NICE CLEAN COPY. ILLUS W/ CARTOONS, FINE. $20

Potter, Charles S., Jr. Following the Flight. 1999. 1st ed. 145pp, 8vo. Follow the migrating waterfowl south as they migrate from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. One man's oddessy. Art work by David Maass, with over 20 of his prints and other skethes. Beautiful book. Scarce. As new in as new dj. $85

PULLING, PIERRE. GAME AND GUNNER. 1973, 1ST ED. OBSERVATIONS ON GAME MANAGEMENT AND SPORT HUNTING. COVERS BIG GAME AND SMALL, WATERFOWL. GOOD AMMUNTITION AGAINST "ANTI-HUNTERS". WHAT WE SHOULD ALL KNOW. FINE $15

Queeny, Edgar M. Prairie Wings. Ducks Unlimited. 1947, folio, 256pp. Classic flight studies and much more. Color frontispiece and sketches by Richard E. Bishop. A cornerstone book for any wildlife, ornithology, waterfowl library. Fine with very fine interior. A very nice copy in all respects. hunting,waterfowl,ducks unlimited,richard bishop,waterfowling,wildfowl,wildfowling,ducks,geese,mallards,pintails,ornithology,natural history,flight,birds,flying. $125

QUINN, TOM. THE WORKING RETRIEVERS, THE CLASSIC BOOK FOR THE TRAINING, CARE, AND HANDLING OF RETRIEVERS FOR HUNTING AND FIELD TRIALS. 1998, REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION. 257pp, 4to. ILLUS W/ PHOTOS, DIAGRAMS, DRAWINGS. QUINN IS ONE OF AMERICA'S TOP BREEDERS AND TRAINERS OF RETRIEVERS--LABS, GOLDENS, CHESSIES, AND OTHERS. GREAT BOOK! Very fine very fine dj. hunting, retrievers, gun, dogs, waterfowl , upland, game $40


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