Acceptable in Acceptable jacket. Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hard cover, 301 pp. plus 11 page index at the back. Stated First Edition. Acceptable in Acceptable + dust jacket. Brown cloth covered boards with blindstamped illustration and title on front cover and gold lettering on spine. Light fading, scuffing and discoloration along edges of covers. Binding tight. Moderate foxing (age spotting) to edges of text block. Otherwise pages are unmarked with some fading and light dampstaining to bottom edges of front and rear paste downs and end papers. Dust jacket has a 1" tear to the top edge of the rear cover near the spine and a few other smaller nicks and tears and creasing along edges. Light overall scuffing, fading and dampstaining to jacket as well. NOT price clipped Now in an archival quality Brodart cover. NOT Ex-Library. NO remainder marks. A good reading copy.
Fine. Dust Jacket Included. THE UPLAND SHOOTING LIFE Alfred A Knopf, N.Y. 1971, first edition, 301 pages plus index, illustrated with line drawings and photographs by the author, and with photograpghs by Jack Gates and Kay Evans, pictorial endpapers. "A basic shooting book by a writer-shooter who shares with his readers a lifetime of experience in the fields, the pines, thew birches, the alder swamps, and the brush borders--in pursuit of grouse pheasant, woodcock and other upland game." No marks or inscriptions. The duet jacket is not price-clipped. Dust jacket and book are Very Fine. $95.00.
This book is full of knowledge and written in a style that demonstrates Evans' respect and consideration for the upland shooting life of men, dogs, guns and, most importantly, the birds. I am only half-way through it but I know it will end up in my library as a cherished book.
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