Those who appreciate fine sporting arms often acquire other interesting items to remind them of special times afield or contribute to the enjoyment of a planned adventure. These treasures usually return to the market in conjunction with a collection of firearms. Accordingly, Sportsman’s Legacy is pleased to offer a selection of wildlife and sporting art, fine books and sporting collectibles for consideration.

Amwell Press African Hunting Heritage grouping, Kenya, Leopard, Lion, limited editions, leather, slips, ribbons, embossed

Published in the 80s and early 90s, selections from Amwell’s African Hunting Heritage book series are among the finest and most desirable big game hunting books ever printed. They also have become one of the most collectible, as just 1,000 copies of each were offered. This grouping is amazing, both from the perspective of the highly desirable titles included as well as their high condition. Each is leather bound, gold embossed, slipped and ribboned. A couple of the slips have bumps. All have been maintained in a non-smoking environment. For whatever reason, they were not acquired at the same time and therefore have different numbers. Titles are Trophy Hunter in Africa – Elgin Gates – 253/1000 – signed by author, Kenya – Rikhoff – 450/1000 (anthology), Hunting the African Leopard – Rikhoff – 450/1000 (anthology), Hunting the African Lion – Rikhoff – 450/1000 (anthology), Round the Campfire – Henley – 627/1000 – signed by author, Hunter’s Heartbeat – Hartley – 732/1000 – signed by author, Cry for the Lion – Patterson – 462/1000 – signed by author, Second Wheel – Allen – 732/1000 – signed by author, An African Affair – Tennison – 253/1000 – signed by author and Game, Glory and Bitter Blood – Randall – 460/1000 – signed by author. The price is firm and layaway is available. $3,500 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Amwell Press, four big game hunting titles, slips, excellent condition

Grouping of four tremendous Amwell Press big game hunting books. Titles include Skyline Pursuits – Batten – cloth binding with gold embossing and matching cloth slip. Open edition. A strong accounting of the author’s mountain hunting experiences. Spine is lightly sunned and slip is showing slight signs of distress. Sourdough and Swahili – Branham – cloth binding with gold embossing and matching cloth slip. Open edition. Author was fortunate to spend a great deal of his life hunting Africa and North America and writes well of his adventures. Journal of a High Country Hunter – Gilcrest – cloth binding with gold embossing and matching cloth slip. Open edition. Duncan Gilcrest was a real character whose stories just seemed to tumble out of his mouth with unchecked enthusiasm. That he writes the same way speaks to the tremendous joy he had for being in the mountains. Cat! – Rikhoff (anthology) – Leather binding and cloth slip with cheetah print on face. Perfect condition, seemingly unopened. The price is firm and layaway is available. $900 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Hunting the World’s Mountains Volumes I & II, Amwell Press, 1984, leather, sheep, goats,

Hunting the World’s Mountains Volumes I and II. A set from the Amwell Press High Country Heritage series as published in 1984, this is number 185/1000. An anthology, it includes a superb selection of works from great hunters and focuses on mostly sheep and goats in North America (Volume I) and then transitions to other mountain game in China, Africa and Europe (Volume II). Interiors are pristine and seemingly unread. Volume I has a very small crack at the top of the spine, with the exteriors being otherwise as issued. Leather bindings, marker ribbons and slip case, with the slip being good with some cracking and rubs at the corners due to the weight. The price is firm. $500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Great Rams and Great Ram Hunters Volume I, Anderson, deluxe edition, 146/500, signed, 1994, excellent condition

Great Rams and Great Ram Hunters Volume I by Robert Anderson. Published by Collectors Covey, this copy is 146/500 from the deluxe edition printing in 1994 and is signed by the author. Bound in leather and linen with an embossed bighorn ram on the cover, it is in excellent condition inside and out with only minor staining to the cover cloth. The price is firm. $200 plus media mail. Proceeds of the sale benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Grouping of nine books on hunting Canada and Alaska, Atcheson, Kodiak, Young, APHA, from famous hunter’s library

Grouping of nine hunting books, most related to Canada and Alaska. Many are from the library of the late Henry Budney, a successful businessman who was supremely dedicated to hunting Alaska and who was fortunate to take one of the largest moose ever recorded. He has written his name in many of this group. Hunting Adventures Worldwide by Jack Atcheson, 1995 Stoneydale Press, inscribed to Henry Budney; Pinnell and Talifson, Last of the Great Brown Bear Men by Marvin Clark Jr., 1974, Great Northwest Publishing, excellent; Track of the Kodiak by Marvin Clark, Jr., stated first 1984, Great Northwest Publishing, excellent with good DJ; Hunting the Land of the Midnight Sun by members of the Alaska Professional Hunters Association, stated second, 2003, with gift inscription from Alaska guide Fred Sorensen, who guided Budney to his spectacular moose, excellent; Outdoor Tables & Tales by Robert Neill, 1992, Southeastern Outdoor Press, excellent; Tales From Gray’s by Ed Gray, 1986, GSJ Press, excellent; Shots At Whitetails by Lawrence Kolar, stated first, 1948, Little, Brown and Company, very good with poor DJ, Budney bookplate; Alaskan-Yukon Trophies Won and Lost by G.O. Young, paperback, very good; Life of the Greatest Guide by Robert McCurdy, gift inscription to Budney, excellent with good DJ. The price is firm. $250 plus shipping.


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Amwell Press Big Game Heritage Book titles, Batten with illustrated slip, Howard limited edition anthology with leather binding and slip

Two Amwell Press titles from the Big Game Heritage Book series. North American Big Game Hunting in the 1800’s as edited by John Howard is a large anthology of wonderful and interesting hunting stories from the time when even the Eastern woods and mountains were wild, to say nothing of the West. Limited edition number 722/1000, it has a leather binding, marker ribbon and slip. It remains in excellent, nearly new condition. The Formidable Game – Batten. Similar to the limited editions, this is an open addition without a signature page. While the spine appears sunned, it has only lightly faded and reflects the actual color (when compared to the binding covers). This is an exceptional work focusing on dangerous game. Both originate from the library of a non-smoker. The price is firm and layaway is available. $400 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Skyline Pursuits, Batten, Amwell Press, 1985, leather, ribbon, slip, exceptional condition

Skyline Pursuits by John Batten. From the Amwell Press High Country Heritage Series and published in 1985, it carries limited edition number 393/1000. Features include leather binding, marker ribbon and slip, along with the author’s signature. The introduction is written by by Red Duke and art by the unequaled Carl Rungius. Nearly pristine inside and out, and possibly unread. The slip is very good. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Six elephant hunting titles, Bell, Taylor, Roosevelt

Six titles which primarily focus on elephant hunting. African Game Trails (two volumes) by Roosevelt, 1922 Scribner’s, very good; Between the Elephant’s Eyes by Scott, 1954 Dodd Mead, very good, absent DJ; Pondoro by Taylor, 1955 Simon & Schuster, stated first, very good with pencil price marking and fair DJ; African Rifles & Cartridges by Taylor, 1977 Gun Room Press, excellent; Hunting Moments of Truth by Peper and Rikhoff, 1973 Winchester Press, anthology of tales by Zern, Carmichel, Page, K. Roosevelt, O’Connor, Gates and Wootters, excellent; The Wanderings of an Elephant Hunter by Bell, 1985 Neville Spearman, excellent with good DJ. The price is firm and the group will not be separated. $150 plus shipping.


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Craig Boddington, From Mt. Kenya to the Cape, 1987, Second Edition, excellent condition

From Mt. Kenya to the Cape by Craig Boddington. Published by Safari Press in 1987 as the Second Edition, this anthology recounts highlights of the author’s “first ten years” of hunting Africa. Condition is excellent as the book originates from a smoke-free environment. No dust jacket. The price is firm. $50 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Boone and Crockett Club Records of North American Big Game, complete set 1932 – 2011, 14 books, inscriptions, great condition

A complete set of the Boone and Crockett Club’s Records of North American Big Game comprised of 14 books spanning 1932 to 2011. This is an all-inclusive set covering the first 13 awards periods (the 1973 reprint of the 1971 book is not counted). 1932 – one of only 500 copies were printed by the famed Derrydale Press. This book has wonderful gift inscription “Oliver Wolcott from S.A.W. – Christmas 1932”. (Wolcott became a Club Member in about 1920.) The front cover has some staining and a glass ring toward the bottom, with the balance being very good. A small sticker has been removed from the inside. The binding solid, with a minor crease in the binding on the spine. 1939 – Exceptional cover, spine and exterior. The paper (not the binding itself) is cracked on inside front and a bookplate has been attached to first inside page. Exceptional interior page condition. 1952 – Exceptional cover, spine and exterior. The DJ is present and fair, but chipped and taped (mostly inside). A gift inscription on title page reads “To Maria, with all our best wishes, December 25, 1956” and signed by both Grancel Fitz and Betty Sample Fitz. (Grancel was the father of the modern trophy measuring system and coined the phrase “Grand Slam” as it relates to sheep hunting, and was the first to take all species of North American Big Game. Betty was heavily involved in production of Club books through the years). The following page has a bookplate of “Maria Folino Weld” with a slight wrinkling from application. The interior is very good, with a small area of folding/tearing to the top of pages 130-146 at the gutter. An old dealer sticker appears inside the back cover. 1958 – Fine cover, spine and exterior. The DJ is present but torn and chipped, and a significant portion of the cover missing. It is a stated first edition. Interior pages are all excellent. 1964 – Fine cover, spine and exterior. The DJ good, with chips. A dealer’s pencil notation appears on the title page. An inked inscription appears above dedication “With very best wishes, Samuel B. Webb” (Webb was a Member). This is a stated first edition. The interior is excellent, with a pencil mark running along the upper edge. 1971 – Good cover, spine and exterior. The spine is slightly listing (as is common to this printing). The interior is excellent and the DJ fair and chipped. 1973 (1971 Revised Edition) – Very good cover, spine and exterior. The DJ is good with some taping. The interior is excellent. An old dealer sticker appears inside back cover. 1977 – Fine cover, spine and exterior. The DJ is fair, with some bulging. Previous owner’s inscription is written inside the front cover. The interior is excellent. 1981 – Fine cover, spine and exterior. The DJ is good, with some chips and tears. The interior is excellent.1988 – Excellent exterior with light corner bumps. Excellent interior. 1993 – Overall excellent, with excellent DJ. 1999 – Overall exceptional. Appears unopened. 2005 – Overall exceptional. Appears unopened. Includes the bonus CD as originally provided. 2011 – Overall exceptional. Appears unopened. The price is firm and layaway is available. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation. $4,500 plus shipping.


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Boone and Crockett Club Big Game Awards limited editions, four consecutive awards periods spanning 1992-2003, leather, slips, unread condition

Boone and Crockett Club Big Game Awards limited edition books with leather bindings, linen slips and signature pages. The 1992-1994 (22nd Big Game Awards Period) is number 53 of 100, includes a marker ribbon and has gilt edge pages. The 1995-1997 (23rd Big Game Awards Period) is number 3 of 50. The 1998-2000 (24th Big Game Awards Period) is number 11 of 50. The 2001-2003 (25th Big Game Awards Period) is number 22 of 25 and has a half-leather binding. Each of the four remains in unread condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $750 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Boone and Crockett Club 22nd Big Game Awards Period limited edition, 73/100, leather, linen slip, gilt, ribbon signature page, unread condition

Boone and Crockett Club Big Game Awards limited edition 1992-1994 (22nd Big Game Awards Period) number 73 of 100 with leather binding, linen slip and signature page. It includes a marker ribbon, has gilt edge pages and is in unread condition. The price is firm and layaway is available. $200 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Boone and Crockett Club records books, lot of four, 1971, 1973, 1977, 1981

Records of North American Big Game, 1971 Edition, very good; Records of North American Big Game, 1973 Edition (revised version of 1971), very good; Records of North American Big Game, 1977 Edition, very good; Records of North American Big Game, 1981 Edition, very good. All copies absent DJ. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club. Multiple copies of most are available. The price is firm. $150 plus media mail.


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Boone and Crockett Club Big Game Awards brochure collection, begins 1950, 11 separate brochures

Boone and Crockett Club Big Game Awards brochure collection; including 1950, 1954-1955, 1956-1957, 1958-1959, 1961, 1963, 1964-1965, 1966-1967, 1968-1970, 1998-2000 and 2001-2003. Condition of each brochure is very fine, the exception being the 1958-1959 brochure which is nearly separated at one of the folds. The price is firm and layaway is available. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club. $500 plus mailing.


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The Custom Revolver by Hamilton Bowen, inscribed, first edition, 2001, inclusions, from the estate of Tom Siatos

The Custom Revolver by Hamilton Bowen. From the estate of Tom Siatos and inscribed accordingly, it is a stated first edition (stated) from 2001 remains in very good condition. A thin and partial separation at the front hinge was caused by a number of Bowen documents (catalogs, loading data) being stored inside. These items are included with the purchase. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping.


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The African Collection by Brian Patch Press, 22 volumes, leather, new condition

The African Collection as published by the Briar Patch Press in the late 80s and early 90s presents many of the finest works ever penned on Africa and her great game. Anthologies were deliberately avoided in favor of depth and detail, and the publisher did a fantastic job with the particulars. Each volume is leather bound, has a hubbed spine and marker ribbon, and is printed on acid-free rag paper. Each of the 22 books is in virtually new condition. Titles include A Breath from the Veldt by John Millais, Sport in Somaliland by Count Joseph Potocki, Lake Nagami by Charles Andersson, On Safari by Abel Chapman, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia by Samuel Baker, The Wanderings of An Elephant Hunter by W.D.M. Bell, The Hunting & Spoor of Central African Game by Denis Lyell, East Africa and Its Big Cats by John Willoughby, The Recollections of William Finaughty, Elephant Hunter by William Finaughty, The Wild Sport of Southern Africa by William Cornwallis Harris, Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa by Arthur Newmann, In Haunts of Wild Game by Frederick Kirby, After Big Game in Central Africa by Edouard Foa, A Game Ranger’s Note Book by A. Blayney Percival, The Man-Eaters of Tsavo by John Patterson, Memories of an African Hunter by Denis Lyell, A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia by P.H.G. Powell-Cotton, The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter by James Sutherland, Big Game Shooting and Travel in South-East Africa by Frederick Findlay, Wild Beasts and Their Ways by Sir Samuel Baker, African Game Trails by Theodore Roosevelt and A Hunters Life in South Africa by R. Gordon Cumming. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Safari – A Chronicle of Adventure by Bartle Bull

Safari – A Chronicle of Adventure by Bartle Bull. Published in 1988 by Viking, this is something of a masterwork on safari life from the late 1800s through the date of publication. The author understands Africa and had the means to do it up right, as he also filmed the movie “In The Blood” with the Roosevelts, Harry Manners and Robin Hurt. Very well written. The book itself is in excellent condition, the DJ good with minor tears. The price is firm. $200 plus media mail.


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Capstick, lot of six titles, St. Martin’s Press, most first edition, excellent

Lot of six books by Peter Hathaway Capstick and published by St. Martin’s Press. All remain in excellent condition. Peter Capstick’s Africa, stated First Edition, excellent; Death in the Dark Continent, 1983, stated First Edition; Death in a Lonely Land, 1990, small ink spot on bottom; Sands of Silence, 1991, stated First Edition; Safari, The Last Adventure, 1984, stated First Edition, chipped dust jacket; Lost Horizons, 1988, stated First Edition. The price is firm. $175 plus media mail.


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Peter Hathaway Capstick, eight titles, Long Grass, Silent Places, Lonely Land, Wally Johnson, Maneaters

Lot of eight books from Peter Hathaway Capstick, all recounting tales of Africa and her dangerous game. Maneaters, 1981 Petersen Publishing, appears new; Death in a Lonely Land, 1990 St. Martin’s, stated first, approaching new; After Big Game in Central Africa (by Edouard Foa, Capstick being Series Editor), 1989 St. Martin’s, stated first, excellent; The Last Ivory Hunter, the Saga of Wally Johnson*, 1988 St. Martin’s, approaching new; Death in the Dark Continent, 1983 St. Martin’s, stated first, excellent, absent DJ; Death in the Silent Places, 1981 St. Martin’s, stated first, excellent with good DJ and a past purchaser’s gift inscription; Safari – The Last Adventure, 1984 St. Martin’s, stated first, approaching new with good DJ. Death in the Long Grass, 1977 St. Martin’s, excellent, marking on inside back cover. The price is firm and the set will not be separated. $150 plus shipping. *Wally Johnson’s elephant rifle is currently offered by Sportsman’s Legacy.


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The Great Arc of Wild Sheep by Clark, both hard and soft copies

The Great Arc of the Wild Sheep by James L. Clark in both hard and soft copies. The hard bound copy was published in 1967 by the University of Oklahoma Press and is a stated second edition. It remains in excellent condition with a good DJ. From the same publisher, the soft is a stated fourth edition from 1978 in good condition with a former owner’s gift inscription on the inside front cover. The price is firm. $200 plus media mail.


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Grouping of seven Jeff Cooper books from the library of his former editor, many inscribed, from the estate of Tom Siatos

A grouping of seven special books written by or directly-related to Jeff Cooper, many inscribed, from the estate of Cooper’s former Guns & Ammo Magazine Editor Tom Siatos. To Ride, Shoot Straight and Speak the Truth, 1988, Gunsite Press, inscribed “For Tom Siatos who opened the door, Jeff”, excellent condition with very good DJ; Jeff Cooper, The Soul and the Spirit by Lindy Cooper Wisdom, 1996, Wisdom Publishing, excellent, signed by both Jeff Cooper and the author; Another Country, 1992, Gunsite Press, inscribed “For Tom Siatos, Jeff”, excellent; Another Country, 1992, Gunsite Press, inscribed “For Tom & Brigitte for auld times sake, Jeff”, excellent; Gargantuan Gunsite Gossip 2, 2001, Gunsite Press, good; The Modern Technique of the Pistol by Gregory Morrison, 1991, Gunsite Press, excellent; The Art of the Rifle, 1997, Paladin Press, inscribed “For Tom Siatos, for old times sake!, DVC, Jeff”, excellent. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $1,000 plus shipping.


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Jim Corbett Collection, six books, numbered limited edition, goat leather, marker ribbon, excellent condition, Culler & Sons 1990s

A complete set of six Jim Corbett books prepared as “The Jim Corbett Collection” and published by John Culler and Sons in the 1990s. A total of 1,500 sets were offered, this one being set number 1002, and each book is so numbered. Originating from a smoke-free environment, condition is excellent and some appear to never have been read. The original cost was $240, and the promotional literature is included. Binding is goat leather, both spine and cover are gold embossed and each volume as a marker ribbon. Titles include Man-Eaters of Kumaon, The Temple Tiger, Jungle Lore, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag, Carpet Sahib and My India. The price is firm and layaway is available. $600 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Corbett, African Rifles & Cartridges by Taylor and Pheasants of the Mind by Proper

Grouping of three desirable hunting books. Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett, Oxford University Press, 1946, First American Edition (stated), excellent with lightly chipped DJ; African Rifles and Cartridges by John Taylor, Gun Room Press, 1977, excellent with lightly chipped DJ; Pheasants of the Mind by Datus C. Proper, Prentice Hall Press, 1990, First Edition, very good with chipped DJ. The price is firm. $75 plus media mail.


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Grouping of 17 vintage shooting books from the estate of Tom Siatos, Crossman, Whelen, Greener, Himmelwright

A grouping of 17 vintage books related to firearms and shooting from the estate of Tom Siatos. The Art of Revolver Shooting by Walter Winans, 1901, G.P. Putnam’s Sons / Knickerbocker Press, fair-to-poor, with some cracking and loosening of binding and wear/bumping at the edges; The Dead Shot by “Marksman”, 1863, Townsend, fair, with fading, rubs and chipping to cover and some browning and spotting to pages; How To Use The Pistol by The Industrial Publishing Company, 1875, good, with beginning of a separation and former owner’s name written in pencil; How To Become An Expert Shot by The Mercantile Publishing Company, 1875, stated second, poor, with owner’s names, separations and detached pages; Suggestions to Military Riflemen by Townsend Whelen, 1906, Franklin Hudson Publishing Company, good; Letters To Young Shooters by Ralph Payne-Gallwey, 1890, Spottiswoode, inscribed by the author to a relative, fair, with beginning of separation; Pistol and Revolver Shooting by A.L.A. Himmelwright, fair, with chipping of spine and play in the binding; American Pistol Shooting by William D. Frazer, 1929, Dutton, good, with bookplate; Small Bore Rifle Shooting by E.C. Crossman, 1927, Small Arms Technical Publishing Company, very good, with author’s inscription to Milford Baker and Baker’s book plate, minor pencil notes; Experts on Guns & Shooting by G.T. Teasdale-Buckell, 1900, Sampson Low, Marston & Company, fair, with cracked gutters front and back and a related article pasted to inside covers; The Modern Shotgun Volumes I, II & III by Gerald Burrard, 1950, good with book plates; Modern Shot Guns by W.W. Greener, sans date, Cassell & Company, poor, with chipped spine and separating binding; Modern American Rifles by A.C. Gould (“Ralph Greenwood”), 1892, Bradlee Whidden, poor with separated binding, attached typed letter from Gould (on Shooting and Fishing stationery) dated 9/29/02 to F.P. Peckhan presenting as a gift copy; Blasters’ Handbook by the DuPont Corporation, 1952, stated 13th Sesqucentennial Edition, former owner’s name written on inside and outer page ends; The Art of Shooting by Charles Lancaster, 1892, McCorquodale, stated fourth, fair. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $500 plus shipping.


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Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa, Roualeyn Gordon Cumming, 1851, original, two volumes, historic

Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa by Roualeyn Gordon Cumming. Published by Harper & Brothers (New York) in 1851, this two-volume set is among the earliest versions of what is certainly a classic work on hunting Africa’s dangerous game. Volume I condition – the cloth binding is bumped at the corners and has some smaller missing pieces in the folds. The pages are solid, with a bit of browning (moisture spots) tearing at the binding threads (horizontal). Former owner’s library impression appears on the title page. Volume 2 condition – similar to above with the front cover nearly separated. The price is firm. $500 plus shipping.


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Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa, Roualeyn Gordon Cumming, 1850, Bradbury & Evans, rebound, poor, rare

Five Years of a Hunter’s Life in the Far Interior of South Africa by Roualeyn Gordon Cumming. Published by Bradbury & Evans (London) in 1850, this two-volume set is among the earliest versions of what is certainly a classic work on hunting Africa’s dangerous game. CONDITION: Rebound at some point long ago, both volumes show a significant amount of wear and rate poor. Volume I has a separation of first pages. Almost any other hunting book in this condition would merit little consideration, but this historic work is clearly an exception. The price is firm. $200 plus shipping.


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Edouard Foa, After Big Game in Central Africa, Deluxe Edition 402/500, Briar Patch Press, leather, linen slip

After Big Game in Central Africa by Edouard Foa. Published as part of the Deluxe Edition of the African Collection by the Briar Patch Press in 1987, this is number 402 of 500. A special presentation, the Deluxe Edition includes gilded leather, marker ribbon and a linen slip. Condition is excellent in every respect and this work is a fine read at that. The price is firm. $250 plus media mail.


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Pair of sheep North American sheep hunting titles by the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep

Published by the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep, both works are well written and have superb photography. Putting Sheep on the Mountain – published in 1999, is a stated first edition signed by past FNAWS presidents. It is also a limited edition (44/100). The book was edited and signed by Schultz, Pedrotti and Reneau, along with artist Garry Swanson. Leather & cloth with marker ribbon. Subject matter includes hunting stories and FNAWS information. It remains in very good condition. A Portrait of Sheep and Sheep Hunting – published in 1980, this is the first printing. A tremendous anthology of sheep hunting through the years, including some of the stories behind the greatest rams of all time. This copy remains in exceptional condition, although DJ is tattered. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep, Housholder, 1974, important sheep hunting anthology, excellent condition

Grand Slam of North American Wild Sheep. Published in May, 1974, this second edition is an important anthology of sheep and sheep hunting as it was during the golden years of the 20th Century. Contributors include Klineburger, Zeman, Yates and Housholder. Excellent condition with previous owners bookplate over writing. The price is firm. $125 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Grouping of eight hunting and sporting books, Mackay, Seton, Loveridge, Fosburgh

Grouping of eight hunting and sporting-related books. Robins Island by John Mackay, 1984, private printing by Exposition Press, stated first and as 1 of 500 copies, excellent; Ferret Facts & Fancies by A.R. Harding, 1915, A.R. Harding, gift inscription from 1928, excellent; The Antelope and Deer of America by John Caton, 1877, Hurd and Houghton, Sportsman’s Association of Western Pennsylvania stamp, loosening spine, otherwise good; I Drank From the Zambezi by Arthur Loveridge, 1953, stated first, Harper & Bros., fair DJ, otherwise good; Lives of Game Animals by Ernest Seton-Thompson, stated first, 1901, Scribner’s, gift inscription, good; The Old West Coast by Lanier Bartlett, 1930, Grosset & Dunlap, spine loosening, otherwise fair; One Man’s Pleasure by Hugh Fosburgh, 1960, William Morrow, very good; Leaves From a Sportsman’s Diary by “Unique”, stated second, 1896, Gibbings & Company, old bookplate, good. The price is firm. $150 plus shipping.


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Ed McGivern’s Book on Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting, 1938, very good, from the estate of Tom Siatos

Ed McGivern’s Book on Fast and Fancy Revolver Shooting. From the estate of Tom Siatos and published in 1938 by King-Richardson Company, McGivern’s work remains a classic at 80 years of age. This copy stands in very good condition, with a gift inscription. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $400 plus shipping.


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African Hunter, Mellon, 1975 first edition, I Married Adventure, Osa Johnson,

African Hunter by James Mellon, a stated first edition published by Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich in 1975. Excellent inside and out, with a minor pencil-marked date in the gutter of the dedication page and a dealer’s sticker on inside back cover. I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson, this with zebra-pattern cover as published by Lippincott in 1940. Very good condition with previous owner’s bookplate. Another, published by Garden City in 1940, in good condition with a chipped DJ. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Best of John Jobson, Amwell Press limited edition, leather, slip, big game

The Best of John Jobson. From the Amwell Press Big Game Heritage series, this is copy 644/1000 as published in 1982. It includes leather binding, marker ribbon and slip. The interior is pristine while the exterior has a few small imperfections in the leather (some Amwell editions have a problem with the leather sticking to the inside of the slip). The price is firm. $150 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Game in the Desert, Jack O’Connor, Derrydale Press 1939, 628/950, original box, finest copy extant, unread

Game In The Desert by Jack O’Connor. Published by the famed Derrydale Press as a limited edition in 1939, it is numbered 628/950. With absolute certainty, this is the finest copy in existence, as it has the original (numbered) outer box and what is likely the original protective cover packing wrap. It has a ragged trim and many of the pages are not even separated (still closed at the end), so it has never been read! The book itself is pristine inside, and the exterior shows only the slightest indications of handling. The box itself is excellent, with one loose corner (lid, lower left) and two small areas where the covering paper has lifted. The price is firm and layaway is available. $2,500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Hunting in the Southwest, O’Connor, 1945, Knopf, good

Hunting in the Southwest by Jack O’Connor. Published by Knopf in 1945, this is what amounts to the reprint of the Derrydale Press classic Game in the Desert from 1939. The book is in good condition, with a binding crack along the inside of front cover gutter. A former owner’s name appears in pencil on the inside of the front cover and a dealer’s bookplate is on the inside back cover. The price is firm. $200 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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The Best of Sheep Hunting, Amwell, anthology, O’Connor, Hornady, Gates, illustrated slip, embossed cover

The Best of Sheep Hunting. From the Amwell Press High Country Heritage series, this is the third printing as published in 1985. An anthology edited by John Batten, it includes chapters from O’Connor, Clark, Roosevelt, Hornady, Sheldon, Gates, Jamsheed and many others. Superb condition, with only a bit of puckering to the spine (it is a thick book). Includes excellent illustrated slip. The price is firm. $175 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Jack O’Connor Amwell Press titles, group of four, Game in the Desert, Last Book, Best, slip cases

Jack O’Connor titles from the Amwell Press. Game in the Desert Revisited – published in 1984 as the second printing. The cloth binding, embossed cover and illustrated slip remain in excellent condition, and the book itself appears unread. The Last Book – published in 1985 as the third printing. The cloth binding, embossed cover and illustrated slip are in excellent condition. Exceptional and probably unread. The Best of Jack O’Connor – limited edition 126/1000 as published in 1977. This book is signed, with slip and embossed leather binding. Very good condition, with one area along spine that seems “tacky” and a small area of staining along the bottom of some pages. The slip has a ding near the bottom of the spine. The Best of Jack O’Connor – published in 1985 as the third printing. The cloth binding is embossed and the slip illustrated. Excellent in every respect. The price is firm and layaway is available. $600 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Jack O’Connor vintage hunting anthologies, signed Sheep & Sheep Hunting, Rockies, Big Game Animals

Four vintage Jack O’Connor hunting anthologies. Sheep & Sheep Hunting – published by the Winchester Press in 1974, this copy is signed on title page. It is also in excellent inside and out, with a very good DJ. Hunting in the Rockies – published by Knopf in 1947 as a stated first edition. It remains in good to very good condition, with a sunned DJ (bled through slightly to cover) and a small dealer’s bookplate on inside back cover. Big Game Animals of North America from Outdoor Life, this version published in 1961. It shows excellent inside and out, with small dealer’s bookplate on inside back cover. The DJ fair. Big Game Animals of North America, the later version from Outdoor Life as published in 1977 and a stated third printing. It has light wrinkling to first few pages, but otherwise is excellent. The DJ very good, and a former owner’s name is written on inside front cover. The price is firm and layaway is available. $700 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Jack O’Connor vintage rifle titles, Hunting Rifle, Big Game Rifle, inscribed Complete Book of Rifles & Shotguns

Four vintage rifle books by Jack O’Connor. The Hunting Rifle as published by Winchester Press in 1970, the first edition. The book itself is in excellent condition with a good DJ. The Big Game Rifle from Knopf in 1952, a stated first edition. It remains in excellent with a very good DJ. The Rifle Book from Knopf in 1949, another a stated first edition. The condition is excellent, with a fair DJ. Complete Book of Rifles & Shotguns – published by Harper in 1961. This one is inscribed and shows as excellent with a fair DJ. There are a few pencil markings on the inside of the front cover. The price is firm and layaway is available. $500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Jack O’Connor hunting anthologies and biography, Big Game Hunts, Three Continents, inscribed Hunting Big Game

Jack O’Connor by Anderson as published by Safari Press in as a limited edition, this being number 386/1000 and a stated first edition. A well researched biography with cloth binding and slip. Excellent condition, with one impression centered in the spine. Jack O’Connor’s Big Game Hunts published by Outdoor Life in 1963. Excellent condition including DJ, with two small price markings in pencil on the inside. The Lost Classics of Jack O’Connor from Liveoak Press in 2004, a stated fourth printing. Essentially new, save a small corner bump. The Art of Hunting Big Game published by Outdoor Life in 1967. It is inscribed to Jack Tishue. Excellent condition with a good DJ that has some light sunning and interior staining. Mr. Tishue also stamped his name inside the front cover above the inscription. Hunting on Three Continents With Jack O’Connor from Safari Press and published in 1987 as a limited number 285/500. This is the stated first volume of the “Classics in Big-Game Hunting Series” and signed by Bradford O’Connor (Jack’s son). Excellent and probably unread. The price is firm and layaway is available. $600 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Jack O’Connor, six titles including Sheep & Sheep Hunting Memorial Edition and Best of JOC from the first edition of just 1,000 copies

Lot of six from Jack O’Connor. The Compete Book of Shooting, Outdoor Life, 1965, first edition, excellent with chipped DJ; The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America, Outdoor Life, second (revised) edition, 1977, excellent with fair (chipped) DJ; The Complete Book of Rifles & Shotguns, Outdoor Life, 1961, first edition, very good with chipped DJ; The Best of Jack O’Connor, Amwell Press, 1977, from first edition of 1,000 copies (stated), excellent with lightly chipped DJ; The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America, Outdoor Life, 1967, first edition, good, slight musty odor; Sheep and Sheep Hunting, Memorial Edition, Winchester Press, excellent with lightly chipped DJ. The price is firm. $200 plus media mail.


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Jack O’Connor, group of 12 books, Revisited, Last Book, Sheep & Sheep Hunting, all excellent condition

Group of 12 Jack O’Connor books. Titles include Game in the Desert Revisited (near perfect in slip), The Last Book (near perfect in slip), Hunting in the Rockies, Hunting Big Game, Hunting on Three Continents, Sheep & Sheep Hunting (Winchester Press, 1974), The Last Book (trade edition), The Hunting Rifle, Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns, Complete Book of Shooting, Jack O’Connor – Anderson & Buckner (biography) and The Best of Jack O’Connor (anthology, leather with DJ). All in excellent condition and originating from a smoke-free environment. Some have owner’s ink stamp. The price is firm, layaway is available and the group will not be separated. $1,000 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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Jack O’Connor, four shooting & shotgun titles, one inscribed, Shotgun Book (2x), Complete Book of Shooting

Four vintage works by Jack O’Connor which primary focus on shotguns and shotgunning. The Shotgun Book from Knopf in 1965, a stated first edition. Light water damage renders it but a viable working copy. Sportsman’s Guns and Ammunition Manual published by Outdoor Life in 1952. This stated first edition remains in excellent condition. Complete Book of Shooting from Outdoor Life in 1965. It shows as excellent with a fair DJ. The Shotgun Book a stated first edition from Knopf in 1965. This one is Inscribed. It remains in very good condition with a lightly bumped cover and good DJ. The price is firm. $250 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Pope & Young Club Bowhunting Big Game Records of North America, first four editions, strong condition

Pope & Young Club Bowhunting Big Game Records of North America books first four editions. First Edition, 1975, fine interior and cover, creased DJ, handwritten name inside front cover; Second Edition, 1981, fine interior, cover and DJ, handwritten name (same as appears in the 1975 edition) inside front cover; Third Edition, 1987, fine interior, cover and DJ; Fourth Edition, 1993, fine interior and DJ, small cover corner bump. The price is firm. $400 plus media mail. Proceeds of this sale benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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In Abundance and On Time, 1939-1943, Remington Arms limited edition book on wartime firearm production, from the estate of Tom Siatos

In Abundance and On Time, 1939-1943. Originating from the estate of Tom Siatos and published in 1944 by the Remington Arms Company as a limited edition (this copy is hand-numbered “667) and inscribed “To Mr. E. A. Thomas, with kindest personal regards and all good wishes, C.K. Davis”. The Foreward makes it apparent that Mr. Davis is the author. The condition remains excellent. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $100 plus shipping.


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Rickhoff, Fair Chase, Amwell Press, 1984, anthology, illustrated slip

Rickhoff, Jim, Fair Chase, Amwell Press (1984). A wonderful collection of Rikhoff’s works, taken most generally from the pages of American Rifleman. Hard bound, it rests in a linen slip with an overlay of flying bobwhite. Condition is nearly pristine, with only a slight indication of sunning on the reverse of the slip. The price is firm and layaway is available. $125 plus shipping.


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Robinson, The Best of Jimmy Robinson, author’s inscription to retired industry executive, 1980, Lakes Publishing

Robinson, Jimmy, The Best of Jimmy Robinson. Published in 1980 by Lakes Publishing, it features the author’s inscription to a retired industry executive. A selection of the author’s most popular stories supported with fantastic period photography. Very good condition, chipped DJ. The price is firm and layaway is available. $150 plus shipping.


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Rowland Ward Records of Big Game, four editions, 1914, 1929, 1975, 1981, the 1914 has extras

Four editions of Rowland Ward Records of Big Game. 1914 – Loose but intact binding, enough so that it will serve with care. The best thing about this book is not the condition,which is but fair. Rather, the inside back cover has a pocket, and in that pocket is an original and unused personal trophy records tablet, a price list of other RW titles and a field care pamphlet. 1928 – Somewhat loosened binding but good condition otherwise. 1975 (Africa) – Very good, with removed bookplate. A gift inscription appears on inside front cover. 1981 (Africa) – Pristine, including the DJ. The price is firm and layaway is available. $500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Rowland Ward Records of Big Game, 1984 & 1989 Editions

Two editions of Rowland Ward Records of Big Game. The 1984 (19th Edition) focuses entirely on Africa. It has a leather cover with gold embossing. The binding is cracked along the inside front cover as is common to this edition, and the inside remains excellent. The 1989 (22nd Edition) includes big game species from around the world (the first since the 1928/Ninth Edition to do so). It remains in exceptional condition. $100 plus shipping.


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Robert Ruark titles including Old Man and the Boy, Use Enough Gun, Something of Value

Grouping of five books by Ruark, primarily focusing on Africa. The Honey Badger, 1965 Manuscripts Inc. edition, very good with fair (chipped) DJ; Use Enough Gun, 1966 New American Library of World Literature stated first edition, excellent with fair DJ; Something of Value, 1955 Doubleday, very good with fair DJ; Uhuru, 1962 McGraw-Hill, very good, absent DJ; The Old Man and the Boy, 1957 Hamish Hamilton, excellent with good DJ. The price is firm. $200 plus shipping.


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Ten hunting and hunting-related works, Ruark, Harbour, Hagel, Burnham, Cadieux

Ten hunting and hunting-related books, including Horn of the Hunter by Robert Ruark, Doubleday, 1953, good with gift inscription; Hunting the American Wild Turkey by Dave Harbour, Stackpole, 1975, excellent with lightly chipped DJ: The Art of Taxidermy by John Rowley, Appleton, 1919, fair; Pioneering in the Lion Country by W.H. Branson, Southern Publishing Association, 1938, good with gift inscription; Hunting Secrets by Murray Burnham, Winchester Press, 1983, excellent with lightly chipped DJ; The Ivory Trail by Talbot Mundy, Burt, 1919, fair with soiling and bumps, repaired binding; Goose Hunting by Charles Cadieux, Stone Wall Press, 1979, excellent with lightly chipped DJ; The Book of the Black Bear, Richard P. Smith, Winchester Press, 1985, excellent with chipped DJ; Bear Hunting by Jerry Meyer, Stackpole, 1983, excellent and Hunting North America’s Big Game by Bob Hagel, Outdoor Life, 1986, excellent with chipped DJ. The price is firm. $125 plus media mail.


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The Rifleman’s Rifle, Roger Rule, 1982, from the estate of Tom Siatos, new condition

The Rifleman’s Rifle – Winchester’s Model 70 – 1936-1963 by Ruger Rule. Published by Alliance Books in 1982, this first edition remains in exceptional and virtually unread condition. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $300 plus shipping.


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Eight hunting books, including five from the library of noted gun/hunting writer Chub Eastman, Russell, Ormond, Newberry

A selection of eight hunting books, including five from the library of gun and hunting writer Chub Eastman. The five are Horns in the High Country (Russell), Complete Book of Hunting (Ormond), Great Whitetails of North America (Rogers) with gift inscription, How to Find Giant Bucks (Darner) signed by the author and Predator Hunting (Bynum) signed by the author. Also included is European Hunter (Newberry), a first edition in new condition. Finally, A Reference Manual for Hunting North American Sheep and Trophy Mule Deer, and Finding & Evaluating Your Trophy (both by Stapleton). The price is firm. $100 plus media mail.


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Four big game hunting books, Selous, Fitz, Sheldon

Four big game hunting books on both North America and Africa. North American Head Hunting by Grancel Fitz, 1957, Oxford University Press, excellent with excellent DJ, Killer Bears by Mike Cramond, 1981, Outdoor Life Books, excellent with very good DJ, Africa’s Greatest Hunter, The Lost Writings of Frederick C. Selous, 1998, James Casada, stated first, limited edition number 569/1000, as new in slip case; The Wilderness of Denali by Charles Sheldon, 1960, Scribner’s, gift inscription, good with good DJ. The price is firm. $100 plus shipping.


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Exploring for Wild Sheep in British Columbia in 1931 and 1932, Sheldon, Amwell, limited edition, leather

Exploring for Wild Sheep in British Columbia in 1931 and 1932 by William Sheldon. Part of the Amwell Press High Country Heritage series, this is limited edition number 212/1000 as published in 1981. Signed by William G. Sheldon (author or namesake). Forward by John Batten. Handwritten name of original owner appears on the inside of the front cover. Leather binding, marker ribbon and slip. Exceptional condition in very good slip. Probably unread. $225 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Derrydale Press, Edmund Ware Smith, four titles with one signed, limited editions in fine condition

Derrydale Press, four titles by Edmund Ware Smith. One-Eyed Poacher of Privilege, 374/750, excellent with solid binding, minor price markings and slight darkening on end edges; The Further Adventures of the One-Eyed Poacher (Crown Publishers), signed, 301/750, excellent; Tales Tall and Short, 756/950, excellent with minor price markings and A Tomato Can Chronicle, 812/950, excellent with minor price marking. The price is firm and layaway is available. $750 plus media mail.


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Burning Power, 1938 edition, Smith & Wesson, from the estate of Tom Siatos

Burning Powder. From the estate of Tom Siatos and published by Smith & Wesson in 1938 (fifth edition), this collectible little book covers a wide range of topics including ammunition, proper shooting, range construction and big game hunting. Condition is very good. TOM SIATOS (1923-2008) spent the majority of his life in close association with firearms and hunting. His professional contributions, tremendous category knowledge, bottomless enthusiasm and bold personality influenced the firearms industry and outdoor media to such a degree that it remains a viable force today. Tom was the second editor of Guns & Ammo Magazine. As such, he was responsible for the general tone of the iconic publication. A consummate hunter, spectacular all-around shot and true connoisseur of fine firearms, his interests spanned the full spectrum of the shooting sports. In 1942, Tom enlisted in the Marine Corps. He served in units that scouted and destroyed isolated enemy communication sites on a number of Pacific islands, eventually receiving a battlefield commission. After concluding his service, he attended UCLA and later joined the fledgling Petersen’s Publishing Company in 1958. A series of promotions led to him to become vice president of the Petersen’s Publishing Outdoor Division, which thrived under his leadership. Tom Siatos was a mentor, visionary, leader, father figure and a true original. We will never see his like again. The price is firm. $100 plus shipping.


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Six books on big game hunting, Africa, Asia, North America, Capstick, Taylor, Romero

Grouping of six books on hunting Africa and North America. Thrilling Adventures by V.E. Lynch, 1928, private printing by Southworth Press, very good; Grand Safari by Thomas Arbuthnot, 1954, Purnell & Sons, fair, with faded spine, loose and browning pages; The Book of the Lion, by Sir Alfred Pease, Capstick Series, 1987, St. Martins, excellent; Pondoro, John Taylor, stated first, 1955, Simon & Schuster, good DJ and otherwise very good, a seminal work on elephant hunting; My Big Game Hunting Diary by Count Kenrik Apponyi, 1937, Mayflower Press, Mexico and Africa by Pablo Romero, signed, stated first edition of 1000 copies. The price is firm. $200 plus shipping.


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Magnificent Obsession by Israel Torres, 1990, first, inscribed, Bradbury, Brandt, Zeman, mountain hunting, fine condition

Magnificent Obsession by Israel Torres. Published by the Diana Press in 1990 as a stated first and limited edition (643/1250), it is signed on the edition page and also has an inscription to fellow late author Duncan Gilcrest (author of Montana, Land of Giant Rams). This is a well done anthology with authors such as Bradbury, Brandt, Righetti, Scherrer, Yuren and Zeman. It is bound in leather and cloth. Condition is exceptional. The price is firm. $250 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Raul Valdez, two signed and limited edition anthologies of hunting sheep and goats, exceptional condition

Two mountain hunting limited editions by Raul Valdez. Wild Sheep and Wild Sheep Hunters of the Old World – published in 1983, this is copy 114/750. Signed by author, it also has a separate gift inscription on the inside cover (not written by author). A well thought athology of work by hunters such as Klineburger, Sand, LoMonaco, Speegle and Carlsberg. Very nice leather cover and in overall exceptional condition. Lords of the Pinnacles, Wild Goats of the World – also a limited edition, this one is numbered 462/1000 and is signed by the author. Published in 1985, it stands in virtually unread condition. The price is firm. $500 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Wild Sheep Foundation.


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Van Brunt, Born a Hunter, Sporting Classics, 2009, illustrated by Jocelyn Russell, signed, custom inscription available

Van Brunt, Dwight, Born a Hunter. Published in 2009 by Sporting Classics and wonderfully illustrated by Jocelyn Russell, it presents 28 stories recounting the author’s hunts for many of the world’s great game animals. North American species include grizzly and brown bear, all four wild sheep, moose, elk and cougar. African species include elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and most of the major plains game. Author will sign the copy and personally inscribe upon request. The price is firm. $50 plus shipping.


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Van Brunt, Born a Hunter, Sporting Classics, 2009, limited edition of 350, leather, gold accents, ribbon, linen slip, signed, custom inscription on request

Van Brunt Dwight, Born a Hunter. Published in 2009 by Sporting Classics, this Deluxe Edition with leather binding, marker ribbon and linen slip is limited to 350 numbered copies. Wonderfully illustrated by Jocelyn Russell, it features 28 stories that recount the author’s hunts for many of the world’s great game animals. North American species include grizzly and brown bear, all four wild sheep, moose, elk and cougar. African species include elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and most of the major plains game. Author will sign and personally inscribe upon request. The price is firm. $80 plus shipping.


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