Falconry & Hawking - The Essential Handbook - Including Equipment, Training and Health

Author: Philip Golding

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781910085516

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 148

View: 7290

Discover everything you need to know about Falconry and Hawking from Philip Golding, a true master. Inside you'll understand exactly what you need to know in this wonderful sport. Types of bird and their unique characteristics so you know what bird is best for you The important question you need to ask yourself if you want to take up this sport Overview of the training process Equipment you'll need and approximate costs Health and what to look out for Common conditions First aid (a must know) it could save your bird Useful frequently asked questions If you are just starting out in the world of falconry and hawking this is a 'must read' book full of useful information that is easy to follow and understand. "Having just joined our local falconry club I was recommend to your book and was delighted with what I read. First class" Mr B.Studly "I really found the section on falcon's health a fantastic resource. I also picked up a lot of useful tips in training" Mr T.Thomas "Great to read such a compressive book on falconry... highly recommended" Mr S.Douglas

Falconry and Hawking

Author: Phillip Glasier

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9780713484076

Category: Pets

Page: 352

View: 3689

Covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking, including history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, handling and training, health and disease, and captive breeding.

The Encyclopedia of Falconry

Author: Adrian Walker

Publisher: Derrydale Press

ISBN: 1461734495

Category: Reference

Page: 224

View: 5462

This lavishly illustrated encyclopedia contains some 1,500 terms and idioms, related to or connected with falconry, with explanations, derivations and notes. It is illustrated with photographs, figures, and reproductions of antiquarian prints and is believed to be the first attempt to catalog and review the complete language of falconry as used between the later Middle Ages and the present day. The Encyclopedia of Falconry will be a valuable addition to all reference collections by uniquely covering a subject with a long and distinguished history.


Author: N.A

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1428993010


Page: N.A

View: 3003


Falconry and Game Hawking

Author: Corona Brezina

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448882923

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1479

This book examines the resources required for using falconry in hunting wild game as well as how falconers must attend to a falcon's needs, how to hunt, and the sport's regulations and responsibilities.

Hawking or Faulconry (History of Falconry Series)

Author: Richard Blome

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447487729

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5088

Hawking or Faulconry was originally published in 1686 as part of the author's classic work - "The Gentleman's Recreation.", and is now considered an important milestone in the early history of Falconry. First editions of this work are now extremely rare and consequently expensive. We are now republishing it using the original text and engravings. One hundred and fifty five pages contain twenty five detailed chapters: - Directions for Taking Hawks. - Of the Several Sorts of Hawks. - The Gerfaulcon. - The Slight Faulcon. - The Lanner. - The Merlin. - The Hobby. - The Bawrel. - The Castrel. - The Goshawk. - The Sparrow Hawk. - Reclaiming the Haggard-Faulcon. - Enseaming a Faulcon. - Bathing a Hawk. - Making a Hawk Bold and Hardy. - Feeding. - Hern Hawking. - Brook Hawking. - Rules for the Mew. - Falconers Rules. - Falconry Terms. - Diseases and Cures. - Choice and Use of Spaniels. - Certain Terms of Art. - Hawking Statutes. Etc. Also incorporated in the contents is a thirty two page preface with notes on the history of this, and other important falconry books. This is a fascinating read for any Falconry enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Falconry - With Notes on Gerfalcons, Kite Hawking, Hare Hawking, Merlins, How Managed, Lark Hawking, the Hobby, the Sacre, the Lanner, Shahins, Sport

Author: Gerald Lascelles

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447488997

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 24

View: 810

This early handbook is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. A concise look at falconry that will prove of great interest to the falconry enthusiast and historian of the sport. Extensively illustrated with black and white drawings. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

In Praise Of Hawking (A Selection Of Scarce Articles On Falconry First Published In The Late 1800s)

Author: James Harting

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447483170

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 164

View: 8791

In Praise of Hawking By James Edmund Harting With contributions by: Rev. Gage Earl Freeman and Col. H. Ward A READ COUNTRY BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT This collection of scarce articles on falconry have been gleaned from sporting publications of the late 1800s. Both Harting and Freeman were well known falconers who wrote various books on the sport. They also contributed many learned articles to the sporting press of the time and were often requested for chapters on falconry for insertion in other authors books. This book carries selected items from the above, most of which will have been unread by the many devotees of this fast growing pastime. The book consists of 160 pages with superb black and white illustrations by famous wildlife artists Archibald Thorburn and George E. Lodge. Contents Include: Hawks and Hawking. Origins and History. The Boke of St. Albans. Hawking as Taught by the Boke of St. Albans. Taking Passage Hawks in Holland. How to Train a Passage Hawk. In Praise of Hawking. Rabbit Hawking. Partridge Hawking. Falcons and Falconry. Deer Hawking in India. By Col. H. Ward. etc. This book will appeal greatly to all with a serious interest in falcons and falconry. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Kings and Their Hawks

Falconry in Medieval England

Author: Robin S. Oggins

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300100587

Category: History

Page: 251

View: 7945

In medieval Europe, falconry was perhaps the most popular form of hunting among the aristocracy. Owning a falcon, and the necessary falconer to go with it, was a status symbol throughout the middle ages. This book is the first broad history of English royal falconry in medieval times, a book that draws on forty years of research to provide a full description of the actual practice and conditions of the sport and of the role of falconers in the English royal household. Robin S. Oggins begins with a description of the birds of prey, their training, and the sport of falconry. He provides a short history of early falconry in western Europe and England, then explores in unprecedented detail royal falconry from the reign of William I to the death of Edward I in 1307. The author concludes with an overview of the place and importance of falconry in medieval life.

Hawking and Falconry for Beginners

An Introductory Guide to Falconry and Training Your First Bird

Author: Adrian Hallgarth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888390141


Page: 208

View: 1631

An introductory guide to falconry and training your first bird. Does the sight of a soaring bird of prey make you catch your breath ? Does the world of falconry intrigue you ? Perhaps you are considering taking up this ancient sport ? Well, don't at least not until you read Hawking and Falconry for Beginners, a comprehensive, and easily understood guide for beginners. New falconers must ensure they are prepared for the long-term and resounding commitment entailed in practicing this sport to a high standard. This book will guide you through the basics of choosing an appropriate species to begin, building suitable accommodation, equipping your new bird, ensuring proper diet and care and training your bird to fly free and hunt quarry. This is no small undertaking; beginners must be prepared for this sometimes overwhelming, but always satisfying sport. Anyone taking on this commitment without being fully prepared runs the risk of not only causing distress to their bird, but also jeopardizing the future of this sport. So as a new falconer, it is your responsibility to practice the sport to a high standard. This guidebook for beginners will show you how.

The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)

A Medieval Household Book

Author: N.A

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801462118

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 1770

In the closing years of the fourteenth century, an anonymous French writer compiled a book addressed to a fifteen-year-old bride, narrated in the voice of her husband, a wealthy, aging Parisian. The book was designed to teach this young wife the moral attributes, duties, and conduct befitting a woman of her station in society, in the almost certain event of her widowhood and subsequent remarriage. The work also provides a rich assembly of practical materials for the wife's use and for her household, including treatises on gardening and shopping, tips on choosing servants, directions on the medical care of horses and the training of hawks, plus menus for elaborate feasts, and more than 380 recipes. The Good Wife's Guide is the first complete modern English translation of this important medieval text also known as Le Ménagier de Paris (the Parisian household book), a work long recognized for its unique insights into the domestic life of the bourgeoisie during the later Middle Ages. The Good Wife's Guide, expertly rendered into modern English by Gina L. Greco and Christine M. Rose, is accompanied by an informative critical introduction setting the work in its proper medieval context as a conduct manual. This edition presents the book in its entirety, as it must have existed for its earliest readers. The Guide is now a treasure for the classroom, appealing to anyone studying medieval literature or history or considering the complex lives of medieval women. It illuminates the milieu and composition process of medieval authors and will in turn fascinate cooking or horticulture enthusiasts. The work illustrates how a (perhaps fictional) Parisian householder of the late fourteenth century might well have trained his wife so that her behavior could reflect honorably on him and enhance his reputation.

Classical Falconry

A Treatise on Rook and Crow Hawking

Author: Nick Fox

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888395481

Category: Nature

Page: 245

View: 7017

An advanced and more specialized look at the modern forms of the high flights of classical falconry.

The Loo Falconry

The Royal Loo Hawking Club, 1839-1855

Author: J. W. M van de Wall

Publisher: Surrey, B.C. : Hancock House

ISBN: 9780888395764

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 143

View: 3729

In the nineteenth century in Europe, falconry was carried out in a spectacular and vibrant way. And there was no more impressive activity than that taking place at the Dutch palace of the House of Orange-Nassau. It was there that the Royal Loo Hawking Club came into being. Founded by passionate falconry advocates famous for their Haut Vol falconry, flying falcons at the graceful and high flying heron, all too soon the Club passed into oblivion. The Loo Falconry celebrates the colourful history and prestige of this international society. The author has dug deep into historical records and accounts and offers readers an impressive compilation on the Club, its origins, patrons, falcons and falconers. In addition to detailed and organised data, the book is filled with magnificent reproductions of watercolours and sketches by J Wolf, J B Sonderland, P L Dubourcq and others who recorded pictorially all the facts and events of falconry at The Loo.

Farmers, Monks and Aristocrats

The environmental archaeology of Anglo-Saxon Flixborough

Author: K. M. Dobney,D. Jaques,James Barrett,Cluny Johnstone

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1782974849

Category: Social Science

Page: 306

View: 8473

The environmental archaeological evidence from the site of Flixborough (in particular the animal bone assemblage) provides a series of unique insights into Anglo-Saxon life in England during the 8th to 10th centuries. The research reveals detailed evidence for the local and regional environment, many aspects of the local and regional agricultural economy, changing resource exploitation strategies and the extent of possible trade and exchange networks. Perhaps the most important conclusions have been gleaned from the synthesis of these various lines of evidence, viewed in a broader archaeological context. Thus, bioarchaeological data from Flixborough have documented for the first time, in a detailed and systematic way, the significant shift in social and economic aspects of wider Anglo-Saxon life during the 9th century AD., and comment on the possible role of external factors such as the arrival of Scandinavians in the life and development of the settlement. The bioarchaeological evidence from Flixborough is also used to explore the tentative evidence revealed by more traditional archaeological materials for the presence during the 9th century of elements of monastic life. The vast majority of bioarchaeological evidence from Flixborough provides both direct and indirect evidence of the wealth and social standing of some of the inhabitants as well as a plethora of unique information about agricultural and provisioning practices associated with a major Anglo-Saxon estate centre. The environmental archaeological record from Flixborough is without doubt one of the most important datasets of the early medieval period, and one which will provide a key benchmark for future research into many aspects of early medieval archaeology.


Its Claims, History, and Practice

Author: Gage Earle Freeman,Francis Henry Salvin

Publisher: London : Longman, Green, Longman and Roberts


Category: Cormorants

Page: 352

View: 2821


The Secular Spirit

Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages ; [catalog of an Exhibition Held at the Cloisters, Mar. 26, 1975 - June 3, 1975]

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: 9780870990960

Category: Art, Medieval

Page: 287

View: 7991