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68 titles

Adams, G. D.
Winged thunderbolt: The Story of a Peregrine Falcon
Publ.: Constable
Year and place: 1954 London

***   166 pp.

Aubrey, John F. R. S.
Miscellanies collected by J. Aubrey Esq.
Publ.: Edward Castle
Year and place: 1696 London

New ed.: In 1714, 1721, 1723, 1731, 1784

***   

de Bastiay, Lorant
All my life with hunting birds
Publ.: Neville Spearman
Year and place: 1982 Suffolk
ISBN:

****   

de Bastiay, Lorant
"Strici - My Bonellli's hawk eagle
Article in: Falconer, vol. 3 (1963), iss. 4 (dec.), pp. 102-105

****   Also appearing in "All my life with hunting birds.

de Bastiay, Lorant
"Strici - My Bonellli's hawk eagle
Article in: J. of the N. Amer. Falconers Ass., anno 1963, pp. 13-15

****   The same as above.

Bristol, Doug
Cherokee
In: Hawk Chalk; vol. 36 (1997); apr.; pp. 54-58

****   

Butler, Daniel
The Red-Tail: Sharing the Seasons With a Hawk
Publ.:
Year and place:
ISBN:

***   

Cereley, S.
The Gyrfalcon Adventure
Publ.: William Collins Sons and Co.
Year and place: 1955 London

***   

Cox, John
Observations on Falconry and Pakistan
Publ.: Pilot Publishing
Year and place: 1985 N. Monmouth
ISBN: -

****   Hard cover. 106 pp. A couple of b/w photographs and pen-drawings. Observations from the author's journeys in Pakistan. Gives excellent insight on how falconry is practiced in Pakistan.

Craighead, Frank / John Craighead
Adventures with Birds of Prey
Publ.:
Year & place:

**   

Craighead, Frank / John Craighead
Adventures in Photography & Falconry
Publ.:
Year & place: **   

David, Bruce
Bird of Jove: A man, an eagle & the ancient art of falconry
Publ.: Putnam's
Year and place: 1971 New York
ISBN: :

***   8vo, 223 pp. Many photographs.

New ed.:
Publ.: Putnam's, Ballantyne Books
Year and place: 1973 New York
ISBN:

'I list this book as a negative. To me everything in it is so exagerated, glamorized and overdramatized as to be almost unreadable... To me this is the worst book concerning any aspect of falconry I have read.'   F. L. Beebe, 'The Compleat Falconer'

New ed.:
Publ.: College Station: Texas A&M University Press
Year and place: 1994 Texas, USA
ISBN:

***   

Deeley, Paul
Eagle World
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine, no. 28, autumn 1996, pp. 24-25

****   Article about the authors summer-job at the raptor centre "Eagle World" near Skagen, Denmark.

Durman-Walthers , Diana
The golden eagles good food guide
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1996; no. 28; pp. 28-29

****   

van Ee, C. A.
Taming and Training an African Eagle
Article in: Outspan; anno 1957; march 8

***

Fisher, Charles Hawkins
Reminiscenses of a Falconer
Publ.: John C. Nimmo
Year and place: 1901 London

***   

New ed.: Reprint
Publ.:
Year and place:1972
ISBN:

***   

'A collection of well-written hawking stories by a practical falconer of long experience. Not recommended for instruction. The prize essay submitted to the Barnet Committee, which introduces the book, is a fine commendation of the sport to the unitiated. The peregrine was Fischer's chief companion.'    R. H. Barber, 'A Suppl. Bibl. of Hawking'

Ford, Emma
Countrywomen
Publ.: Boxtree Ltd.
Year and place: London 1994
ISBN: 1-85283-916-3

***   

Fox, David Glynne
Garden of Eagles: the life and times of a falconer
Publ.: P. Stephens
Year and place: 1984 Northamptonshire
ISBN: 0-85059-706-4

****   Hard cover. 217 pp. Several b/w photographs and a couple of pen-drawings.

Fox, Dr. Nick
A strange story
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 30; pp. 36-37

****   

Fox, Dr. Nick
On the track of arctic peregrines
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 31; pp. 17-19

****   Of a biological expedition to Sibiria.

Fuller, Robert E.
Hawking in Zimbabwe
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 30; pp. 16-18

****   

Gates, Alan
A day on the hill
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; no. 7; summer 1991; pp. 14

****   

Gates, Alan
One more hero
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine, no. 28, autumn 1996, pp. 13-14

****   About the writers visit to Morlan Nelson and his eagles in America.

Glasier, Philip
A Hawk in the Hand
Publ.:
Year and place:
ISBN:

***   

Glasier, Philip
As the Falcon Her Bells
Publ.: Heinemann
Year and place: 1963 London

***   

New ed.: 1st American ed.
Publ.: Dutton<
Year and place: 1963 New York

**   223 pp.

Gustafson, Jason
Lessons learned
Letter in: NAFA Hawk Chalk, vol. 36 (1997), iss. 2 (August), pp. 72-73

****   

Haak, Bruce A.
Pirates of the Plains: The Biology of the Prairie Falcon
Publ.: Hancock House
Year and place: Blaine 1995
ISBN: 0-88839-320-2

***   Soft cover. 242 pp. On the prairie falcon in Oregon and the Pacific North West.

'An autobiographical account of research on the prairie falcon in Oregon and the pacific northwest. Rich in lyrical description. Bruce Haak follows in the tradition of J. A. Baker ('The Peregrine'), Ronald Stevens (Laggard), and Dan O'Brien (The Rites of Autumn), by blending a deep appreciation for the outdoors and for falcons into some of the best nature writing of the late twentieth century.'    Tom Cade

Hamilton, Col. J. P.
Reminiscenses of an old Sportsman
Publ.: Longmans
Year and place: 1860 London

***   Pp. 171-308.

Johannesen, Ib
Dus med Sundance - interview med Per Dahl
Article in: Berl. Tid.; anno 1989; 8. okt.

****   'On terms with Sundance - interview of Per Dahl.' Per Dahl is a acknowledged danish artist. Sundance was his peregrine falcon. Per Dahl is responsible for the logo of 'Borch's Falkoneri'.

Jones, Carl G.
Experience with the common buzzard
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 30; pp. 30-31

****   

Andrew Knowles-Brown
Out for a lark
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine, no. 28, autumn 1996, p. 6

****   

Lewis, Ernest
In Search of the Gyr-Falcon
Publ.: Constable
Year and place: 1938

'A well-written story of a trip to Iceland to obtain gyr-falcons for various English falconers. Whereas the larger part should be of interest to any falconer, the last chapter (pp. 222-230) deals, all too briefly, with the hacking and training of these magnificent hawks.'    R. H. Barber, 'A Suppl. Bibl. of Hawking'

von Linné, Carl
Ungdomsresor I-II, bd. II, pp. 96-99
Publ.: P.A. Norstedt & Söners Förlag
Year and place: 1929 Stockholm

****   About Linné's (Linnaeus) travels to Lapland and Dalarne, Öland og Götland, Västergötland og Skåne in the 18th century. Contains a description of an abandoned falconers hut.

Maxcy, Mark
Spock
Article in: Hawk Chalk; vol. 36 (1997); april; pp. 45-47

****   Experiences with a Harris/Coopers' hybrid.

McNeff, Scott
Two hunters
Article in: Hawk Chalk; vol. 36 (1997); april; pp. 68-70

****   The authors experiences with a female red-tailed hawk.

Moran, Dave Life on the Wing Publ.: Round Table Press
Year and place: 1996
ISBN:

***   Hard cover. Photographs by the author, Perry Conway and Gregory Hays. Paintings by Gregory Hays, Deborah Shalders, Jean Sherlock and David Reid-Henry. Pencil drawings by G.E. Lodge. First printing is 500 signed numbered copies.

Mavrogordato, Jack G.
Behind the Scenes. An autobiography
Publ.: Element Books
Year and place: 1982 Tisbury, Wiltshire
ISBN: 0-906-540-26-7

****   Hard cover. 185 pp. 26 b/w photographs.

The lifestory of one of the greatest falconers of our time. I find it is a drawback that the book is not written in chronological order. The chapter devoted to Jack Mavrogordato's falconry-carreer is the last in the book, and the rest of the chapters are devoted to his other doings: his childhood as son of a rich greek businessman, neighbour to or aqcuainted with Churchill and other notabilities in the UK, life in London during WW II, life as solicitor, and his part in Sudanese independence, etc. Worth a read. Jack Mavrogordato appears to have been a very pleasant and modest man with a strong sense of justice.   Jakob E. Borch

Mavrogordato, Jack
Morning's hawk-trapping around Khartoum
Article in: Falconry News and Notes; vol 1 (1956); iss. 7 (dec.); pp. 4-8

***   

Mavrogordato, Jack
Rook-hawking on Salisbury Plain, Spring 1964
Article in: Falconer; vol. 4 (1964); iss. 4 (dec.); pp. 144-145

***   

Mills, Ed
Harris' hawk takes grey fox
Article in: Hawk Chalk; vol. 23 (1984); dec.; p. 48

***   

Mounquidz, Ousama Ibn
Mémoires
Publ.: Manuscript
Year and place: ca. 1180 Escurial, Lissabon

***   

O'Brien, Dan
The Rites of Autumn
Publ.:
Year and place:
ISBN:

***   

Olsen, Jerry
Some time with eagles and falcons
Publ.: By the author
Year and place: 1995 Canberra ISBN:

**   Soft cover. 160 pp. 16 page colour section. Stories about the authors ties with people and hawks. Included is a rehab guide telling what to do with injured hawks.

Parker, Roger
Learn from the hawk
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; no. 31; summer 1997; pp. 35

****   On a days hawking with a saker as experienced by a non-falconer member of the Hawk & Owl Trust.

Perryman, Martin
A normal hawking day?
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; no. 31; summer 1997; pp. 9

****   

Presley, Floyd
Hooked on hares
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; no. 7; summer 1991; pp. 26-27

****   

Radclyffe, Major C. E.
Round the smoking room fire
Publ.: Murray
Year and place: 1933

****   Pp. 95-104 contain some hawking memoirs of major colonel Radclyffe, a 19th century falconer.

'Contains an amusing but unimportant chapter on hawking. Also a plate. Written by a practical falconer of considerable experience.'   R. H. Barber, 'A Suppl. Bibl. of Hawking'

Radford, Steve
Days with Dorothy
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno1996; no. 28; p. 37

****   

Rampling, David
Updraught
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 31; pp. 30-31

****   

Rosser, Nicholas
First experiences
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 30; pp. 14-15

****   

Shutty, Myron
Frank L. Beebe the Artist.
Publ.: Hancock House Publishers Ltd.
Year and place: Blaine
ISBN:

**   

Smith, M.D. Neil
Louisiana Harris' hawking
Article in: Hawk Chalk; anno 1983; apr.; p. 66

***   

Stevens, Ronald
Laggard
Publ.: Faber and Faber
Year and place: 1953

****   Several pen-drawings. It takes him a little long to get to the hawking parts, but a very beautifully written book indeed.

New ed.: 2nd ed.
Publ.: Falconiform Press
Year and place: 1975 Saskatoon
ISBN:

'A superbly written account of hawking in Ireland with peregrine falcons and gyrfalcons.'   F. L. Beebe, 'The Compleat Falconer'

Stevens, Ronald
The Taming of Genghis
Publ.: Faber and Faber
Year and place: 1953 Great Britain

****   Hard cover. 127 pp. No illustrations. New impression in 1956. About the taking in Iceland, and the training in UK of a icelandic gyrkin. Extremely well written, as is Stevens' other books.

New ed.: 2nd ed.
Publ.: Falconiform Press
Year and place: 1975 Saskatoon
ISBN:

'A well-written account of the taking in Iceland, and subsequent training in Britain, of a gyr tiercel.'    F. L. Beebe, 'The Compleat Falconer'

Superbly written account of the taking and training of an icelandic gyrkin. Stevens was well ahead of his time when speaking of training techniques.    Jakob E. Borch

Stevens, Ronald
A life with birds
Publ.:
Year and place: 1995 ISBN:

**   Hard cover. 224 pp. Ronald Stevens last stories told by his old friend Henry Tyler Swain.

Strutt, Joseph
The Sports and Pastimes of the English People: Including the Rural and Domestic Recreations, ... from the earliest period to the present time, pp. 1-302
Publ.:
Year and place: 1801 London

***   

New ed.: Reprint.
Publ.:
Year and place:

***   

New ed.: New ed.
Publ.:
Year and place: 1810

***   

New ed.: Reprint of new ed.
Publ.: Thomas Tegg & Son
Year and place: 1834

***   

New ed.: Reprint of new ed.
Publ.: Thomas Tegg & Son
Year and place: 1838

***   

Thornton, Colonel Thomas
A Sporting Tour through the Northern Parts of England, and Great Parts of the Highlands of Scotland
Publ.: Vernon and Hood/Constable and Hunter/Brush and Reid
Year and place: 1804 London

***   

New ed.:
Publ.: Arnold
Year and place: 1896

***   

'A well-procuced reprint of the 1804 edition, much improved by the coloured illustrations, and by a preface by Sir Herbert Eustace Maxwell. A limited edition was published on large paper.'    R. H. Barber, 'A Suppl. Bibl. of Hawking'

Thornton, Colonel Thomas
A Sporting Tour through various Parts of France
Publ.: Longman & Co./C. Chapple
Year and place: 1805-06 London

***   

Author unknown
Facts on Falconers. An interview with Dr. Nick Fox
Interview in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine, no. 28, autumn 1996, p. 23

****   

Upton, Roger
A Bird in the Hand: celebrated falconers of the past
Publ.: Debrett's Peerage
Year and place: 1980 London
ISBN: 3905649346

**   Hard cover. 160 pp. Illustrated.

Upton, Roger
O' for a Falconers Voice: Memoires of the Old Hawking Club
Publ.: The Crowood Press
Year and place: 1987 Wiltshire
ISBN: 1852230150

**   

Various; editor: Filkins, K.
A Bond With The Wild
Publ.: NAFA
Year and place: 1993
ISBN:

***   Hard cover. 207 pp. Includes humor, satire, fiction, stories, personal experiences, and hunting sketches.

Wilson, Lynn
Is that her?
Article in: The Falconers & Raptor Conservation Magazine; anno 1997; no. 30; pp. 33

****   

Video:

Argue, Derry
Grouse hawking - with gyr/peregrines in Scotland
1996

***   50 min.

"With apparantly insufficient footage on the title subject to provide a commercial-length presentation, the viewer is also given brief, essentially disjointed, glimpses of captive breeding, hawk-bell making and a bit of lure stooping."   Kent Carnie, Hawk Chalk, vol. 36

Chindgren, Steve
Red grouse hawking Scotland
1994

30 min. Hawking for grouse at the scottish moors. Featuring Ronald Stevens, Jack Mavrogordato, Stephen Frank, Geoffrey Pollard and others.

Holz, Rick
Birds of prey, the passion of flight

25 min. Sage grouse hawking in the USA high plains, with wonderfull falcons and white Gyrs.

Salem, David
Hawking the West
Distribution:

60 min. Spectacular sequences about the North American falconry. The breathless stoop of the Sky Trials and Meeting professionally filmed. Hunting scenes from the western states of USA. Exclusively falcons.

Unknown
Bird of the fist

55 min. Rabbit hawking with finnish goshawks.

Unknown
Sage Grouse Hawking

30 min

Unknown
1987 Utah Sky Trials

55 min. Featuring: gyrs, peregrines, prairies and gyr hybrids.



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