WILD SPORTS AND NATURAL HISTORY IN THE HIGHLANDS. PUB: LONDON, JOHN MURRAY, 1878. Near fine copy in original green cloth covers.
Titled in gilt on spine with decorative gilt inlay of wildcat clutching game (pigeon) on front cover and Owl on rear cover. Frontispiece portrait, text engravings by Harrison Weir, Charles Whymper & others. CONTENTS: This is Charles St.John's famous description of the Highlands in the early years of the nineteenth century. What at present renders (this book) especially valuable is that Scotland and the Scotch fauna have considerably changed during the last half-century. The variety and abundance of wild life here described can never again be seen.
Fortunately a true picture of that departed past is preserved in St. Thus many animals and birds which were sufficiently common in St. John's time are now rare and seldom seen. It has been thought advisable, therefore, in this edition to add a few notes in order to illustrate the instincts or traits of these creatures, their prevalence or scarcity.
Chapters include: Highland lakes, small lochs ravens, wildcats, char, night fishing, trolling large trout on Loch Ness, flies, fishing with the otter (board); Roe; Grouse, partridge, marten cat, stags snaring grouse; The wild cat; Poaching in the Highlands; Salmon fishing, flies, fly making; Owls of various species, shrike, reptiles; Peculiarities and instincts of different animals; Eagles and falcons; Hen harriers, kestrels, merlins, hoobies; Otters (the mammal, this time); Weasels, ferrets, martens, stoats; Anecdotes and instincts of dogs, retrievers, shepherds' dogs; Wood pigeons, their increase, other species of pigeon; Wild ducks; Birds that come in spring, pewits, ring dotterels, redshanks, oyster catchers, curlews, redstarts, swallows, etc; Sheldrakes, teals, landrails, cuckoos, nightjars, quails, grebes, coots, water hens, water rails; Wild geese, different kinds of wild geese, black headed gulls, birds that breed on the river banks; The sandhills of Morayshire, foxes, roe deer. The item "1878 St John WILD SPORTS SCOTLAND HIGHLANDS Big Game HUNTING Fishing Deer Grouse" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Books & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectible". The seller is "loridzor" and is located in Providence, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.