Includes a new foreword by Roger Upton. "In all of the falconry literature brought forth in the last century, probably none excites the reader as much as Major Hawkins Fisher's book, "Reminiscences of a falconer". In this true wish book, the aspiring falconer can actually go afield with the author, his hawks and dogs, and delight in the hunts he so graphically describes." (Hal Webster, 1988). Long out-of-print, this high-quality limited edition reprint provides the first opportunity for many falconers to read of - and enjoy - the flights, fortunes and reminiscences of a celebrated old falconer of the past. Only 1,000 copies of this edition have been printed.
Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly rare and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on falconry.
Author: J.P Hamilton
Publisher: Read Country Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
Originally published in 1860. A fascinating and comprehensive treatise on early falconry. Contents include: Methods - Training - Hints and Tips - Quarry - Falconers - Falcons - Anecdotes - History - Advice etc. Many of the earliest falconry books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Home Farm Books are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Biblical scholar, social critic, and internationalist, Robert Alexander Falconer was also the foremost Canadian university leader of his generation, serving as president of the University of Toronto from 1907 to 1932. James Greenlee's biography chronicles his development as an academic leader and a public man.
I was sent for and John and George Waddell and I interviewed their solicitors,
Gordon & Falconer, Edinburgh. Gordon shook hands with John and said “Good
morning Peace,” then with George “Good morning War.” The upshot was that I
Author: Robert Brodie
Category: Technology & Engineering
The Reminiscences of a Civil Engineering Contractor provides an account of the various engineering works of Robert Brodie, a civil engineer. This book covers several engineering projects, including Tay Bridge Railways, Montrose and Arbroath Railway, Scarborough and Whitby Railway, Mersey Railway, Loch Katrine aqueduct, Peterhead Harbor improvement, and Fraserburgh Harbor improvement. Organized into two parts encompassing 16 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the Tay Bridge work. This text then discusses the construction of the missing link of the East Coast route between Arbrouth and Kinaber junction, including rock cuttings and extensive viaducts. Other chapters consider the various contracts at Swansea. This book discusses as well the establishment of the Federation of Civil Engineering Contractors in 1919. The final chapter deals with other contracts, including railways, docks, roads, reservoirs, pipe tracks, and catchment board improvements all over Wales and England. This book is a valuable resource for civil engineers.
Falconer, Religion on My Life's Road, 52. 31. Falconer's impressions of Davidson
and Dods are provided in two articles written later in his career: "Reminiscences
of Professor A. B. Davidson," Constructive Quarterly, 6 (June 1918): 385-400; ...
Author: William Klempa
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
The twelve essays collected here explore the formative influence Presbyterianism has had on Canadian religious heritage and culture, including education, church/state relations, literature and music.
Reminiscences of a Falconer. London: John C. Nimmo. 188 pp. An account of
British falconry in the mid to late nineteenth century. Freeman, Gage Earle, and
Salvin, Francis Henry. 1859. Falconry, its Claims, History, and Practice, London: ...
Author: Frank Lyman Beebe
Publisher: Hancock House Pub Limited
Long the sport of kings, falconry has been practiced since antiquity, though there have been periods when the sport has fallen almost into oblivion. Today, there is a resurgence of interest in falconry which, far from being a pastime for the privileged has come now within the reach of most enthusiasts. This major work is totally new in writing, sketches and paintings. It brings together the contemporary summation of what the sport is about, where it has been and where it is going. The treatise will serve the non-initiated admirably and stimulate the experienced. The marvellous colour paintings represent the intuitive understanding of this unusual artist, Frank L Beebe.
are note worthy in this regard . Rudra Chand was an expert falconer of his times
and his knowledge about the sport was unique . ... are some of the worthy
readings . In 1900 , Major Charles Hawkins Fisher wrote Reminiscences of a Falconer .
Author: Rudradeva (King of Kumaon)
Verse work on Indic art of hunting, with special reference to falcontry.
receiving promotion, before leaving the 92nd he requested his successor to
promote Falconer to Quartermaster-sergeant— an appointment which would
soon become vacant in the regiment. The new colonel promised to do so; but
STODDART , WHITELOCK , FALCONER , ( of Christ Church , Queen's , and
Corpus colleges ) were deputed to meet the great men in office , and to report
accordingly . Dr. Wills was then vice - chancellor , of whom some * When the first
REMINISCENCES OF A FALCONER -- By Major C. Hawkins Fisher A reprint of
this famous book, first published in 1901, is available from Coch-y-bonddu Books
, Machynlleth, United Kingdom. Fourteen introductory pages plus 188 numbered
Vol. 8, no. 2, Aug. 1969 includes Northwest falconry news, v. 4, no. 1, 1969.
"Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908), who wrote from 1890 onwards under the pseudonym of Lanoe Falconer, is remembered today primarily as the author of two best-selling novellas (Mademoiselle Ixe and Cecilia de Noel), five brilliant short ...
Author: Lanoe Falconer
Publisher: Academica PressLlc
Category: Literary Criticism
"Mary Elizabeth Hawker (1848-1908), who wrote from 1890 onwards under the pseudonym of Lanoe Falconer, is remembered today primarily as the author of two best-selling novellas (Mademoiselle Ixe and Cecilia de Noel), five brilliant short stories (published under the title Hold d'Angleterre) and a slim volume of wonderful reminiscences entitled Old Hampshire Vignettes. All of these will be found in Collected Stories - but they are reinforced by eight additional short stories, one additional novella. These supplementary items, buried in the archives for more than a century, are now brought to light by Peter Rowland, Hawker's biographer, after much patient research and dedicated delving. They are accompanied by a short series of penetrating Character Sketches, intended for a book (or books) that would never be written, plus an article on how to tackle short stories. Bearing additional witness to Lanoc Falconer's astonishing range and versatility, this fresh material makes Collected Stories a unique and invaluable volume - one not to be missed by the growing army of this remarkable writer's fans." --Book Jacket.
He had a most ardent desire for reading and devouring newspapers in the
Exchange - half - adozen of which he would have in reserve under his seat at the
head of the room ; but that was not so bad as his friend old Mr Thomas Falconer ,
... Austwick) in which localities Falconer collected Opiliones, and the suggestion
that the Bulletin should be used to record the activities and reminiscences of
members, both made in the last issue, prompts this note concerning William Falconer ...
Bazdar ' Makekhan Fatekhan who served as hereditary falconer to the
Maharajahs of Bhavnagar was a falconer of very high calibre . One of his
achievements was training the saker falcon ( cherrug ) on the chinkara . This is
considered one of ...
Author: Raol Shri Dharmakumarsinhji
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
This book, written in the late 1970s by Shri R.S. Dharmakumarsinjhi, is a unique record of observations on wildlife spanning more than five decades. The stories in this collection are told from both the shikari's and the naturalist's point of view, providing a glimpse into Indian wildlife ofthe not-so-distant past. Containing a lifesketch of the author and a select bibliography, this edition is essential reading for all interested in wildlife and conservation.
D . C . FRASER , 1909 - 11 R . A . ( later Sir ROBERT ) FALCONER , 1909 – 35
CHARLES W . COLBY , 1911 - 48 WALTER C . MURRAY , 1916 – 38 Sir
GEORGE GARNEAU , 1920 – 43 The Hon . N . A . BELCOURT , 1923 – 32 The
Indeed , throughout , the work abounds with quaint poetical quotations , and old -
fashioned classical allusions to the Æneid and Falconer's Shipwreck . And the
anonymous author must have been not only a scholar and a gentleman , but a ...
... and he had | hair and eyes. PARTY PER FESS NEBULE , GULES , AZURE ,
TWO SUNS PROPER , WITH A GARB , CREST AND EAGLE . SABLE : THREE
SINISTER FALCONER'S GLOVES PROPER , BANDED AND. 12 REMINISCENCES.
Release on 1982 | by Long Island Historical Society
JOHN MACKIE FALCONER 16 Kitchen Hearth in John Howard Payne House,
East Hampton 1870 Oil on canvas board ... Discovering Long Island (New York:
Dodd, Mead and Company, 1939); Daniel M. Tredwell, Personal Reminiscences