A Short Discourse of Hawking to the Field with High Flying Long by Sir Thomas Sherley

A Short Discourse of Hawking to the Field with High Flying Long by Sir Thomas Sherley

A Short Discourse of Hawking to the Field with High Flying Long by Sir Thomas Sherley

There are very few of these remarkable books available. Of value to the historian, the collector, and the falconer alike, this beautifully bound volume represents some of the best efforts of the fine people at The Archives of American Falconry. The remaining copies are being sold at the publisher's suggested retail price of $80.00. Those who wish to purchase a copy of the book are advised to do so soon, as we will not be able to procure more copies once these are sold out!

From the publisher: This work is the third book printed on the sport in English and the first such written by a practicing falconer based on personal experience. Only a single copy of this work is known to exist, presently in the Wagstaff Collection of Yale's Beineke Library. As such, it is clearly the rarest printed book on our sport in the English language.

The famed falconry scholar and bibliographer, J.E. Harting, unaware of its existence, failed to list this work in his otherwise exhaustive Bibliotheca Accipitraria (1891). It has never been reprinted. Certainly Sherley's work was one of the few books on the subject available to Thomas Morton when he set forth from England to become America's first falconer.

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by Sir Thomas Sherley; Published 2004 - Hardcover, 79 pages plus 13 color prints.

SKU: BV357

Price: $80.95

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