Item #35751 The Book of Duck Decoys. Their Construction, Management, and History. Sir Ralph PAYNE GALLWEY.

The Book of Duck Decoys. Their Construction, Management, and History.

London. John van Voorst. 1886. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 25cm, The First Edition, x,214,2p., rear ads, colour frontis, with 32 illustrations (including 15 colour plates), added colour illustration laid in (p.214), index, complete with half title, original dark green cloth, gilt spine and cover titles, black stamped borders on the boards, bevelled boards, heraldic bookplate, some occasional slight foxing on the plates, (not obtrusive), else fine condition (gar). ~ A comprehensive study of decoys and decoying in many English counties, Scotland, Ireland and Holland. By English engineer, sportsman and magistrate for the North Riding, Yorkshire, Sir Ralph Payne Gallwey, 3rd Baronet (1848 1916). Item #35751

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