Here are 39 sporting titles (hunting, fishing, camping, etc.) that are in stock at RAY BOAS, BOOKSELLER in Walpole, New Hampshire, as of January 22, 2013. Happy "hunting" here (sorry, couldn't resist), and follow the "tracks" (there I go again) to the ordering instructions.  Follow this link for a page of strictly fishing books. Thank you, RAY

1. "Nessmuk" (Sears, George Washington), WOODCRAFT, Forest and Stream Publishing, New York, 1888, B&W illustrations, 149pp, ads, good++, decorated gray cloth (hardcover), George Washington Sears (1821-1890) was a sportswriter for FOREST AND STREAM Magazine in the 1880s, and an early conservationist. His stories appeared under the pen name "Nessmuk" and he popularized self-guided camping tours of the Adirondack lakes in open canoes. This book, WOODCRAFT, was first written in 1884 and has remained in print ever since. Early editions are, however, uncommon., (Order No: 52487 ), $350.00

2. Andersen, M. Paul, WAGERING TO WIN! BEST BETS FOR FUN AT THE TRACK, Mutuel Press, Inc., Denver, CO, (1995) 1st ptg, 186pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0930161033 Contents include: The Mutuel and Exotic Bets; Bets for your Budget; Wagering Tables; North American Race Tracks; and, Glossary of Fifty Racing Terms., (Order No: 55186 ), $25.00

3. Baden-Powell, Captain R. S. S., PIGSTICKING OR HOGHUNTING - A COMPLETE ACCOUNT FOR SPORTSMEN; AND OTHERS, Harrison & Sons, London, 1889 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 211pp, ads, very good, green cloth w/bright gilt stampings, teg (hardcover), "Pigsticking, a sport second to none and invaluable to our prestige and supremacy in India, deserves, what it has not had for years, a book to itself." Contents include: Nature of Pigsticking - Introduced, As a School, The Native View, The Government View, Comparisons, What it Is; The Pig - Points of Pig, Haunts of Pig, "Rearing" Pig, Season for Hunting; What you Have to Contend With - Powers of Pig, Weapons, Difficulties of Ground; Animal Allies - Horses, Dogs; How to Succeed as a Pigsticker - Selection of Localiteis, Living in Camp, Riding to Pig. Bright stampings on the binding, exceptionally clean and tight copy. True collectors item by the founder of The Boy Scouts!, (Order No: 31332 ), $750.00

4. Bradner, Enos, THE INSIDE ON THE OUTDOORS: AN OUTDOOR EDITORS 26 YEAR SCRAPBOOK, Superior Publishing Company, Seattle, WA, (1973), B&W illustrations, 256pp, very good w/good+ dustjacket (hardcover), The best of "Brads" 26-year scrapbook., (Order No: 22559 ), $7.00

5. Brakefield, Tom, HUNTING BIG-GAME TROPHIES: A NORTH AMERICAN GUIDE, Outdoor Life/E.P. Dutton, New York, (1976), B&W illustrations, 446pp, good+ w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 087690214X Here is a complete guide to trophy hunting--where to go, when to go, whom to contact, economies vs. amenities, camp savvy, animal lore, conservation principles, and of course the hunt for the most impressive and elusive older heads., (Order No: 24843 ), $5.00

6. Cleveland, Grover, FISHING AND SHOOTING SKETCHES, The Outing Publishing Co., New York, 1906 1st ed, ill. by Henry S. Watson, 210pp, very good, decorated olive green cloth (hardcover), First published in 1906. Contents include: The Mission Of Sport And Outdoor Life; A Defense Of Fishermen; The Serene Duck Hunter; The Mission Of Fishing And Fishermen; Some Fishing Pretenses And Affectations; Summer Shooting; Concerning Rabbit Shooting; A Word To Fishermen; A Duck Hunting Trip; Quail Shooting., (Order No: 45571 ), $60.00

7. Colonel Cook, H.P. 28th Dragoons (introduction by Lord Willoughby de Broke), OBSERVATIONS ON FOX-HUNTING, Edward Arnold and Co., London, 1922, color illustrations, 144pp, good, black cloth spine, paper covered boards w/light edgewear, A New Edition with Coloured Plates after Pictures by Wolstenholme, Alken and Others., (Order No: 36123 ), $35.00

8. Curtis, Anthony (introduction by), EVERYDAY COLLECTIBLES -- SPORTING PASTIMES: APPRECIATE THE CHARM AND VALUE OF ANTIQUES AROUND THE HOME, Chartwell Books, Inc., Secaucus, NJ, (1990), color photos throughout, 144pp, very good+ w/very good+ dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 1555216439 Discusses 24 different categories, such as "The Salmon Fly", "Colts and Revolvers," "The Victorian Billiard Room" and "Cups and Trophies"; and shows them in their historical settings so that the reader can learn precisely when, where and why particular itesm were first introduced., (Order No: 9778 ), $6.00

9. Evans, G. Heberton (maps by Elinor Virdin Evans), THE RUPERT THAT WAS, Highway Bookshop, Cobalt, Ontario, Canada, (1978), B&W illustrations, maps, 219pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0889541612 The story of the author's last canoe trip down the Rupert River to James Bay. Shortly afterward, the area was completely flooded to accomodate the James Bay Hydro Project, but at the time of the trip was a beautiful piece of unspoiled wilderness., (Order No: 55117 ), $45.00

10. Fitz, Grancel, NORTH AMERICAN HEAD HUNTING, Oxford University Press, New York, 1957, color frontis, B&W ill., 188pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), This collection of autobiographical adventure stories is based on the experiences of a hunter who, in the course of 38 trips from 1926 to 1955, became the first man in history to hunt all of the 24 different classes of North American big game animals that can be legally taken., (Order No: 34207 ), $5.00

11. Fremantle, Christopher; et. al. (Board of Editors), GENTRY - NUMBER FIVE, WINTER, 1952 - HOLIDAY ISSUE 1952, Reporter Publications, Inc., New York, (1952), B&W and color illustrations, 176pp, good, wraps (softcover), Fascinating magazine full of fabric samples, cut-outs, etc. Contents of this issue include: The Merry Beaglers; Bosch by Joseph Pijoan; An Introduction to Sports Cars; Fox Hunting; Glossary of Fox Hunting Terms; How the Brigadier Slew the Fox; Beagles and Beagling; How to Look at a Football Game; Gentry Fashion Portfolio; Fine Art of Drinking; Wood for your Fireplace; Charles Spencer Chaplin; Gift Portfolio for the Holidays; and much more., (Order No: 44823 ), $35.00

12. Gilmore, Jene C. (introduction by Robert Hines), ART FOR CONSERVATION - THE FEDERAL DUCK STAMPS -- LIMITED EDITION WITH ORIGINAL ETCHING, Barre Publishers, Barre, MA, 1971, B&W illustrations, 95pp, very good+, leather spine (hardcover) in lightly worn slipcase, ISBN 0827171226 One of three hundred copies with original etching pulled from the copper plate by Andersen and Lamb. Signed by the author on the colophon with limitation. Light edgewear to the slipcase only., (Order No: 46230 ), $125.00

13. Gish, Robert F., SONGS OF MY HUNTER HEART: A WESTERN KINSHIP, Iowa State University Press, Ames, IA, (1992) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 150pp, fine w/fine dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0813807034 A lyrical evocation of growing up in a family of hunters in the modern West and an accounting of a person's interrelationship with place--landscape, flora, and fauna., (Order No: 39422 ), $7.50

14. Hagerbaumer, David and Schuh, Dwight (color paintings and B&W drawings by David Hagerbaumer) signed by Hagerbaumer w/drawing, THE BOTTOMS -- [SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR WITH A SMALL DRAWING ON THE TITLE PAGE], The Amwell Press, Clinton, NJ, 1987, B&W and color illustrations, 128pp, fine, brown cloth in fine slipcase (hardcover), Signed on the title page in blue ballpoint pen by David Hagerbaumer with a small sketch of a duck (also in blue ink) underneath his signature., (Order No: 60284 ), $375.00

15. Hamilton, G. D., TROUT-FISHING AND SPORT IN MAORILAND, Derrydale Press, Lyon, MS, 1994, B&W illustrations, 428pp, map, fine, leather, all edges gilt, gilt stampings (hardcover), Reprint of the 1904 edition. One of 2500 copies., (Order No: 13113 ), $10.00

16. Hand, Richard A., A BOOKMAN'S GUIDE TO HUNTING, SHOOTING, ANGLING, AND RELATED SUBJECTS, The Scarecrow Press, Inc., Metuchen, NJ, 1991, 1176pp, fine, brown cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket as published, ISBN 0810823330 A Compilation of Over 13,450 Catalogue Entries with Prices, and Annotations, both Bibliographical and Descriptive., (Order No: 49865 ), $45.00

17. Hanson, Roseann; and, Hanson, Jonathan, ANIMAL TRACKS - BASIC ESSENTIALS SERIES, The Globe Pequot Press, Guilford, CT, (2001), B&W illustrations, 70pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0762707542 Discover how to: identify animal tracks; read other animal signs; make plaster casts and tracings; practice observation techniques; and, participate in conservation projects., (Order No: 54339 ), $5.00

18. Harris, Bob, A HANDBOOK FOR WILDERNESS SURVIVAL, M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York, (1996) 1st ptg, B&W illustrations, 254pp, fine, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0871317877, (Order No: 40638 ), $7.50

19. Kelley, Robert F. (edited by), THE SPORTSMAN'S ANTHOLOGY, Howell, Soskin, Publishers, New York, (1944), 396pp, good+, tan cloth (hardcover) (no dustjacket), "This book encompasses the writing in the field of sports which has interested and amused the editor and most of his friends who have spent a good part of their lives with sports.", (Order No: 21499 ), $4.50

20. Kimball, David and Kimball, Jim, THE MARKET HUNTER, Dillon Press Inc., Minneapolis, MN, (1969), ill. Walter J. Breckenridge, 132pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB -- see note, David and Jim Kimball have brought the market hunter to life. They tell of the tools of his trade, the hazards he encountered and his rewards. This look at the professional hunter--and his proficiency in supplying the demands of the market--raises important questions about man's relationship and responsibility to nature. NOTE - Front flap of dustjacket cut off and pasted down to rear free endpaper., (Order No: 54158 ), $45.00

21. Knight, John Alden, OL' BILL AND OTHER STORIES - LIMITED EDITION SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR AND THE ILLUSTRATOR, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1942 1st ed, ill. by Milton C. Weiler, 138pp, very good, light blue cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, Contents include: Ol' Bill; Spare The Rod; To End All Fish Stories; In A Duck Blind; Angling Mishaps; With His Boots On; And The Hunter Home From The Hill. Copy 11 of 1,929 copies signed by the author and the illustrator., (Order No: 53315 ), $15.00

22. Matson, Tim, ALTERNATIVE LIGHT STYLES: THE LAMP KEEPER'S GUIDE TO ILLUMINATION BEYOND THE POWER LINES, The Countryman Press, Woodstock VT, (1984), B&W illustrations, 95pp, very good, wraps (softcover), ISBN 0881500291 Gas lighting information for vacation homes, camps, boats and RVs. Contents discuss: candlepower; the Kerosene wick lamp; Aladdin Light; lantern light; liquid propane gaslight; incandescent mantles; and, the return of firelight,, (Order No: 54255 ), $5.00

23. Messelt, Tom, A LAYMAN AND WILDLIFE AND A LAYMAN AND WILDERNESS, Montana Stationery Company, Great Falls, MT, (1971), 158pp & 73pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), Two books published in one as a reference textbook revealing the history of wildlife conservation in Montana and the West., (Order No: 36806 ), $7.00

24. Miller, John M. (photographs and text by), DEER CAMP - LAST LIGHT IN THE NORTHEAST KINGDOM, The MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, (1992), B&W illustrations, 129pp, good w/good dustjacket (hardcover) EX-LIB no external marks, ISBN 0262132834 Documents the rituals and traditions of hunting season in Vermont's fabled Northeast Kindgom., (Order No: 56885 ), $45.00

25. Mitchell, J. A., THE PINES OF LORY, Life Publishing Co., New York, 1903, ill. by Albert D. Blashfield, 230pp, good++, green/tan cloth, teg (hardcover), First published in 1901., (Order No: 9420 ), $6.00

26. Moore, Gary W., THOUGHTS ON THE OUT-OF-DOORS - THE FIRST DECADE, Fletcher Printing Co., Fairlee, VT, n.d. c1987, 173pp, fine, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 55263 ), $12.50

27. Nevill, Ralph, OLD ENGLISH SPORTING BOOKS, The Studio Limited, London, 1924, 107 plates (24 are colored), 34pp of text, good++, teg, orange cloth (hardcover) spine lightly sunned, Limited to 1500 copies., (Order No: 10195 ), $85.00

28. Peterson, Harold L., A HISTORY OF KNIVES, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, (1966) 1st ed, ill. by Daniel D. Feaser, 64pp, good+, pictorial boards (hardcover) Ex-Library of Congress Dup., More of a history prepared for juveniles, but a very well done history. The author and illustrator "chart the development of some of the fascinating knives designed for hunting, eating, fighting, work, or purely for entertainment." PLEASE NOTE: This copy "Surplus Library of Congress Duplicate.", (Order No: 7901 ), $10.00

29. Pringle, Ann L. (edited by), THE BEST OF THE WHIP: A COLLECTION OF EDUCATIONAL ARTICLES FROM 1975-1992, The American Driving Society, Metamor, MI, 1993, B&W illustrations, 236pp, very good, wraps (softcover), (Order No: 62481 ), $25.00

30. Richey, David, HUNTING FRINGELAND DEER, Outdoor Life Books, New York, (1986), B&W photos and drawings, 204pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), ISBN 0943822866 Drawings by Tom Beecham. David Richey tell how to hunt whitetails in the "fringelands" where forests meet farmlands, and settlements are close by., (Order No: 11869 ), $5.00

31. Roberts, Charles G. D., THEY WHO WALK IN THE WILDS, The Macmillan Company, New York, 1924 1st ed, 212pp, good, blue cloth (hardcover), Contents include: Mishi Of Timberline; Wild Adoption; The King Of The Floes; Bill; Mixed Breed; Queen Bomba Of The Honey-Pots; A Gentleman In Feathers; The Cave Of The Bear; In The Moose-Yard., (Order No: 45528 ), $15.00

32. Ryhiner, Peter (as told to Daniel P. Mannix), THE WILDEST GAME, J. B. Lippincott Company, Philadelphia, PA, (1958) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 320pp, very good w/good dustjacket (hardcover), "A narration of the high thrills of animal collecting...", (Order No: 58092 ), $6.00

33. Seton, Ernest Thompson, THE TRAIL OF THE SANDHILL STAG AND 60 DRAWINGS, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1904 6th ptg, B&W illustrations, 93pp, good+, cream cloth (hardcover) no dustjacket, First published in 1899., (Order No: 17609 ), $5.00

34. Shaw, Fred. G., THE SCIENCE OF FLY FISHING FOR TROUT, Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1925 1st ed, 18 B&W plates, 16 diagrams, 341pp, very good, blue cloth (hardcover) light edgewear, (Order No: 8408 ), $40.00

35. Sparrow, Walter Shaw, A BOOK OF SPORTING PAINTERS, John Lane The Bodley Head, London, (1931), 136 B&W and color ill., 240pp, very good, dark green buckram cloth (hardcover), "A Companion Volume of New Research to BRITISH SPORTING ARTISTS and ANGLING IN BRITISH ART.", (Order No: 10197 ), $100.00

36. Surtees, R. S. (from HANDLEY CROSS), MR. JORROCKS' LECTORS, Hodder and Stoughton, London, (1910), ill. by G. Denholm Armour, 150pp, good++, red cloth (hardcover) light fade & spotting to spine, "The cordial reception afforded to HUNTS WITH JORROCKS, published two years ago, has suggested to both Illustrator and Publishers that a pictorial edition of the LECTORS delivered by John Jorrocks, M.F.H., in HANDLEY CROSS would be welcomed, the more so that in the old edition, beloved of all sportsmen, this part is practically unillustrated." A very nice clean and tight copy with 25 wonderful sporting illustrations in color, tipped in., (Order No: 25178 ), $60.00

37. White, Stewart Edward, THE SILENT PLACES: THE WORKS OF STEWART EDWARD WHITE, Doubleday, Page & Co., New York, 1913, B&W frontispiece, 304pp, good, green cloth (hardcover) light soil/wear top/bottom spine, (Order No: 29893 ), $5.00

38. Williams, J. H., ELEPHANT BILL, Doubleday & Co., Inc., New York, (1950), B&W illustrations, 250pp, good+ w/lightly chipped dustjacket (hardcover), "An affectionate account of the remarkable elephants who work in Burma's teak forests, by the man who spent twenty-five years directing elephants in peace and war.", (Order No: 58853 ), $5.00

39. Young, Egerton R. (with illustrations from drawings by J. E. Laughlin, and from photographs), WINTER ADVENTURES OF THREE BOYS IN THE GREAT LONE LAND, Eaton & Mains, New York, (1899) 1st ed, B&W illustrations, 377pp, good+, decorated green cloth (hardcover) clean and tight copy, "This book of Winter Adventures of Three Boys in the Great Lone Land follows the one entitled Three Boys in the Wild North Land. In the previous volume the stories were those of the Summer and Fall. In this book they are of the Winter and Spring. Each volume is complete in itself.", (Order No: 23896 ), $25.00

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