Falconry in the British Isles by Francis Henry Salvin and William Brodrick

Author: Francis Henry Salvin and William Brodrick

Year of Publication: 1855 (1970)

Source: Library of Dr Nick Fox

Publisher: The Tabard Press

Place of Publication: London, England, UK

Pages: 147

Language: English

ISBN: 901951 18 8

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Comments from Brian Bird:

A rough and ready copy of ‘Falconry in the British Isles’, second edition (1873). This book was once the property of Rev. William Willimott (see photo reading letter). I was not aware on purchasing the book (some years ago) that it belonged to Willimott. Pasted inside was a photograph of William Brodrick (as an older gentlemen), along with other interesting paper articles/letters etc. Remarkable what turns up when you least expect it! As E.B. Michell writes about him in ‘The Art and Practice of Hawking’: “The late Rev. W. Willimott did some good work with falcons at gulls before this branch of the sport was taken up by Mr. St. Quintin.” Willimott spent 25 years at Caerhays in Cornwall and had a passage falcon ‘Acrobat’ that was given to him by Major Hawkins Fisher.

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