VGC.B.T Batsford,1991.Reprinted edition of the 2nd edition.Large format blue hardback(gilt lettering to the spine,scratch and two nicks on the cover) with Dj(small tear,some nicks and large creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Illustrated with more than 170 colour,b/w photographs,drawings,diagrams.Nice and clean pages with a small ink mark and light shelf wear on the outer edges,a couple of small marks inside the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear on the Dj cover.Price un-clipped.352pp including Glossary,Appendices 1 to 3,index.This is heavy book(approx. 1.3kg). This is another paragraph Product Description: This book covers all aspects of the sport of falconry and hawking with chapters on history, the birds themselves, training, housing, tools and equipment, equipment to be fitted to the bird, hoods and hooding, handling the new arrival, condition, manning and early training, flying free and getting fit, flying falcons out of the hood, flying short-wings, merlins, game hawking, moulting, imping and coping, lost hawks, hack and hacking back, dogs for hawking and making hoods, bells, bags and gloves. In addition there are two new chapters which replace and amplify the original text on health and disease and captive breeding, as well as a new section on the author's own experiences of Arab falconry practice. The author gives details of the birds most commonly used in the sport and the character and individual temperament of the birds are revealed in his own case histories. Every technique is explained with step-by-step instructions and illustrations.