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. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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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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Fred Bartlett, Shoot Straight and Stay Alive, inscribed by author, Africa, Trophy Room Books 1994, 824/1000, leather

Shoot Straight and Stay Alive by Fred Bartlett. Published by Trophy Room Books in 1994 as an edition of 1,000, this is copy number 824. Inscribed by the author, it recounts his lifetime of being a professional hunter and Mau Mau fighter in Kenya with a later transitioning into Tanzania and Botswana. Bound in leather with gilded spine, condition is excellent as originating from a smoke-free environment. The price is firm. $150 plus shipping. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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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. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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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 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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Capstick Collector’s Library of 10 books, signed by Peter Hathaway Capstick, numbered, leather, embossed, exceptional condition

Printed by the Buckingham Mint as the Capstick Collector’s Library, each of these 10 books is signed by Peter Hathaway Capstick. Presentation is enhanced by pigskin bindings, hubbed spines, marker ribbons, gold embossing and gilded pages. Each is numbered 759/5000. Titles are Death In The Long Grass, Death In The Silent Places, Death In The Dark Continent, Safari – The Last Adventure, The Last Ivory Hunter, Death In A Lonely Land, Last Horizons, Sands Of Silence, Maneaters and Peter Capstick’s Africa. All originate from a smoke-free environment, remain is excellent condition and most appear never to have been read. The price is firm, layaway is available and the set will not be separated. $1,000 plus media mail. Proceeds benefit the Boone and Crockett Club.


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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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Lot of five books from the library of gunwriter Chub Eastman, Russell, Ormond, Bynum

Lot of five hunting books from the library of gun and hunting writer Chub Eastman. “Horns in the High Country” (Russell), “Complete Book of Hunting” (Ormond), “Great Whitetails of North America” (Rogers), gift inscription; “How to Find Giant Bucks” (Darner), signed by author, “Predator Hunting” (Bynum), signed by author. $50 plus shipping.


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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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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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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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