Books – New, Old, Rare

Fellow lovers of sporting literature:

The list below offers a wide variety of books which I have been involved with as an author, co-author, editor, compiler, or contributor. In addition there are a number of other lists featuring books from my vast personal collection or in subject areas where I have accumulated items over the years. All the books cover an array of outdoor-related subjects which reflect my own diverse interests, and hopefully among the works you will find an item or two which intrigues you.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)


Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)

To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

SPECIAL OFFER: I was delighted to have the opportunity to edit a gripping new book on one man’s hunting experiences in Africa. Facing the Charge: African Dangerous Game, relates the adventures of Michael J. Miller in dozens of safaris as told to Scott Longman. Fiona Capstick, the widow of noted raconteur Peter Capstick and a first-rate chronicler of African endeavors in her own right, wrote the Foreword to the book. In addition to editing the work, I also provided an Editor’s Note. The beautifully illustrated book is an exercise in storytelling of the kind seldom encountered, and for me what started out as just one more mundane editing job turned into an exercise in literary delight. I now have copies of the book available for $60 + $5 shipping and handling. If you have questions, feel free to contact me (803-329-4354) or jimcasada@comporium.net.

Book List for Jim Casada Outdoors

Over the years I have written, edited or in some way contributed to a number of turkey books. Here is a list of those books currently available with which I had some type of involvement. Alas, many others are now out of print and in some cases quite difficult to locate. However, if you are particularly interested in a book not listed below, contact me and I’ll make a search to see if I can locate one through my contacts.

All the items below are new and I’ll gladly sign and inscribe them. In each instance my specific contribution is noted and full details are given for each book in the main listing of numbered items offered in alphabetical order by the author’s name. These books are also included in the numerical listings and should be ordered using the number.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

Jim Casada, Beginner’s Guide to Fly Fishing. London: Barron’s, 2006, Paperbound. 96 pages. Lavishly illustrated, index. $15 new. This is, as the title suggests, a basic primer to introduce folks to the sport.
I also have some gently used copies at $10 
Jim Casada, Fly Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: An Insider’s Guide to a Pursuit of Passion. Rock Hill, SC: High Country Press, 2009. Available in both hardbound and paperbound versions. viii, 440 pages, Illustrated (dozens of color photos), map of Park tucked in, graphs, and detailed information on every stream in the Park. I consider this massive work my “book of a lifetime” (at least to date) and it encompasses a lifetime of experience fishing in the Smokies. The book won two awards when published and has been widely praised by reviewers. Hardbound $37.50. 
Paperbound $24.95 
Jim Casada, Innovative Turkey Hunting. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001. Paperback. Illus. 204 pp. Paperbound. $20.
Jim Casada, The Literature of Turkey Hunting: An Annotated Bibliography and Random Scribblings of a Sporting Bibliophile. Hardbound in a slipcase. The book is a limited, signed, and numbered edition of 750 copies with all edges gilt, a ribbon marker, Skivertex cover, Skivertex slipcase, and all the attributes of a limited edition “done right.” A must for the serious turkey collector. $100 postpaid and insured. 
Jim Casada, Modern Fly Fishing. Minnetonka, MN: North American Fishing Club, 1993. Hardback, fully illustrated. 234 pp. This is an award-winning primer touching all aspects of the sport from equipment to tactics and techniques for specific species. It offers information for the beginner and advanced fly fisherman alike and is based on a lifelong passion which began with a marvelously misspent childhood in the Smokies and has continued to the present. $20.
Jim Casada, Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting’s Old Masters. Hardbound in dust jacket. Illustrated with over 100 vintage photos, this book profiles 27 of the sport’s icons. $35.
James A. Casada, Sir Harry Hamilton Johnston: A Bio-Bibliographical Study. Basel, Switzerland: Communications from the Basel Africa Bibliography, Vol. 18, 1977. Wraps (as new). 120 pages. Signed, and I will gladly inscribe if desired. This is a scholarly work which will be of interests primarily to specialists in African exploration. $30. Multiple copies available. 
James A. Casada, Sir Richard F. Burton: A Biobibliographical Study. London: Mansell, 1990. Hardbound. xii, 187 pages. Index. A detailed scholarly treatment of one of the great figures of the 19th century. You won’t find a figure of more diverse interests or accomplishments outside of the Renaissance era. 1st edition. $55. Multiple copies available.  

COOKBOOKS

Over the years Ann and I wrote a number of well-received cookbooks. The ravages of dementia have taken Ann to a place where joint efforts are a thing of the past, and I don’t know whether or not I’ll every do another cookbook although I’ve had one focusing on foods of the southern Appalachians in mind for years. I also have to acknowledge that while the words were mine in all the cookbooks, Ann was the culinary genius who made things work. Several of our joint efforts are now out of print, but I still have the ones listed below in stock. Jim and Ann Casada, The Complete Venison Cookbook. Rock Hill, SC: High Country Press, 2012. Softbound 202 pages. Originally published by Krause Publications, this book did very well before they inexplicably took it out of print (if you want one on the comb-bound originals, I have half a dozen or so for $17). After some thought I had it reprinted and it continues to be a favorite with deer hunters and venison lovers. The work contains more than 250 scrumptious original recipes on the preparation of venison and our best-selling book ever. We tested every recipe and ate venison twice a day for six months while doing the book. A real bargain at $15. 
If you want the first edition, which was comb-bound to lie flat, I have a few copies at $17.50.

Jim and Ann Casada, The Remington Cookbook. Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics for The Remington Company, 2006. Hardbound with wrap-around covers that let the book lie flat. xx, 185 pages. Illustrated (color wildlife art from the Remington art collection). A wide range of game recipes plus suggested full menus. $25.  
Jim and Ann Casada, Wild Bounty. Minnetonka, MN: North American Hunting Club, 2000. Hardback. 160 pages. Illustrated, index. This was our first cookbook to venture beyond venison, and it proved to be highly successful. The photography, coming not only from some of the country’s most talented wildlife photographers but also with studio food shots, is spectacular. There are scores of recipes in seven chapters—venison, wild turkey, upland birds, upland game, waterfowl, soups and stews, and “feasts and flavors from nature’s garden (wild fruit, nuts, berries, and vegetables), The book won a major award when published and has proved timeless. These copies are in fine shape but are not in “new” condition. $20.  
Jim and Ann Casada (Editors), Wild Fare and Wise Words. Columbia, SC, 2005. This collection of hundreds of recipes features favorite offerings from members of the S. C. Outdoor Press Association and others. Ann and I put it together and roughly half of the recipes are ours, and I wrote the introductory material for each section. The book also includes food-related quotations from great Palmetto sporting writers from yesteryear. Hardbound. 160 pages. Index. $20.  

EDITOR THE RUTLEDGE QUINTET

Jim Casada (Editor), America’s Greatest Game Bird: Archibald Rutledge’s Great Turkey Hunting Tales. Columbia, SC: USC Press, Hardback in dust jacket. I would also note that I have an extensive collection of original Rutledge books as well. Visit the Rutledge list on my website for details. $30  
Jim Casada (ed.), Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Ways. Columbia, SC: Bird Dog Days, Wingshooting Way: Archibald Rutledge’s Tales of Upland Hunting. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 2016. Hardback in dust jacket. xx, 180 pages. Includes my lengthy Introduction and a bibliographical essay. A collection of 23 of Rutledge’s finest stories on bird hunting and bird dogs. $30. 
Jim Casada (Editor), Carolina Christmas: Archibald Rutledge’s Enduring Holiday Stories. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 2010. Hardback in dust jacket. xviii, 225 pages. Illustrated. Thirty-seven selections, with a bonus concluding chapter, “Feasting at Hampton,” where my wife and me offer some three dozen recipes featuring items Rutledge mentioned in his writing and which were regular parts of holiday fare at Hampton Plantation. I guarantee you’ll find some recipes you will want to try. $30. 
Jim Casada (ed.), Hunting and Home in the Southern Heartland: The Best of Archibald Rutledge. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 1992. Hardback in dust jacket. xii, 263 pages. Thirty-five of Rutledge’s most beloved and enduring stories told as only he could relate a tale. Includes my detailed input on Rutledge the man, commentary on the stories, a full bibliography, and other information. Armchair adventure at its best. $30. 
Jim Casada (ed.), Tales of Whitetails: Archibald Rutledge’s Great Deer Hunting Stories. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 1994. Hardback in dust jacket. xii, 281 pages. Thirty-five of Rutledge’s great deer hunting stories with my editorial input similar to that noted above. A must for those who cherish great storytelling or deer hunting. $30.  

SPECIAL OFFER--All five books for $130 postpaid (a savings of $32.50)

Wayne Bailey, Wayne’s Turkey World: 60 Years of Hunting. Edited, with an Introduction and Bibliographical Essay by Jim Casada. Paperbound. $20. 
Jim Casada (editor), The Lost Classics of Jack O’Connor. Columbia, SC: Live Oak Press, 2004. Hardback in dust jacket. xxx, 329 pages. Illustrated. Includes my lengthy Introduction, a bibliographical note, and comments on each of the 40 selections. $30.  
Jim Casada (editor), The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark. Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 1996. xxviii, 260 pages. Illus. A collection of 27 Ruark stories not previously published in books. Includes ten “Old Man and the Boy” pieces. New, and includes lengthy introductory material I provided and other information. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe. $35.
Same book, this one the deluxe limited edition (#37 of 500 copies). Leatherbound with all edges gilt, linen slipcase with gold imprint on front, ribbon marker, marbled end papers. Fine (book and slipcase). Includes a 15-page introduction of yours truly, and I’ll gladly sign if you wish. The book is extremely difficult to find in the limited edition. In fact, in a quick search I could locate only a single copy. $150.
Jim Casada (Editor), Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails. Birmingham AL: Palladium Press, 2001. I am sold out of the original, which was leatherbound and a thing of beauty, but I do have a dozen or so book blocks of this award-winning work if you want to obtain the material at a bargain rate or get your own copy bound. It’s all there, with gilt edges, except the binding. $5 a copy.
Jim Casada (editor), The Greatest Quail Hunting Book Ever. Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics, 2016. Hardbound in dust jacket. xxiv, 343 pages. Illustrated. Contains a wide-ranging selection of 34 stories, four short stories, introductory material, a guide for further reading on quail, notes on contributors, and my commentary introducing each selection. I didn’t choose the title and am frankly embarrassed by it, but I won’t deny for a moment that you can’t go wrong with selections from the likes of Babcock, Buckingham, Sheldon, Hill, Rutledge, and many more. $35. 
Jim Casada (editor), The Marksmanship Primer. Birmingham, AL: Palladium Press, 2004. Published in association with the National Rifle Association. Hardbound and softbound version. x, 467 pages. A collection of dozens of pieces from expert marksmen on how to be accurate with rifles and handguns. Among the contributors are Jack O’Connor, Townsend Whelen, E. C. Crossman, Charles Askins, Sr. and Jr., Jeff Cooper, and modern experts such as Bryce Towsley and Wayne Van Zwoll. Includes my introductory essay on “A Nation of Straight Shooters.” Hardbound $25. 
Softbound $15 
Aaron Pass, Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook. Edited and revised by Jim Casada. Paperbound. $15. 
Alan Ritchie, Ruark Remembered: By the Man Who Knew Him Best. Edited and with an Introduction by Jim Casada and an Afterword by Harry Selby. Columbia, Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics, 2006. Hardback in dust jacket. X 274 pages. Illustrated. A detailed biography of Ruark by the man who served as his personal secretary for the final decade of Ruark’s life. The manuscript, written shortly after Ruark’s death, languished in forgotten obscurity until being “discovered” in Spain by some Ruark fans early in the 21st century. You’ll learn a great deal about the man you didn’t know. This book is out of print but I have several as new copies which, as a result of a printing error, left out several pages. I’ll gladly provide a photocopy of those pages and you can in effect have the whole book at a bargain price of only $10.  
Theodore Roosevelt, Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails. Edited and compiled by Jim Casada. Birmingham, AL: Palladium Press, 2001. xviii, 208 pages. A collection of hunting and conservation writings by Theodore Roosevelt that do not appear in his books. Includes my lengthy essay on the man as a hunter and conservationist along with other editorial input. This book was recognized as the outstanding outdoor volume written in the Southeast in 2001. The book is long out of print and quite difficult to find. I have a few copies of unbound book blocks (the full book ready for binding) that would serve fine as a reading copy or could be bound. Only $5 as opposed to $100 or more for the leatherbound original.  
Frederick C. Selous, Selous: A Hunting Legend. Edited and compiled by Jim Casada. Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 2000. xiv, 188 pages. Illus., bibliography. A collection of material by and about the great African hunter. Includes considerable input by me. I’ll gladly sign. $30.  
Jim Casada and Chuck Wechsler (co-editors), Last Casts and Stolen Hunts. Camden, SC: Live Oak Press, 1993. Hardback in dust jacket. xiv, 270 pages. Illustrated by Dan Metz. A selection of 21 of the greatest sporting tales ever told. I helped with the selection and wrote the Preface. $30 Thanks to the passage of years, which does nothing to dim the appeal of the stories, the books are no longer new but in fine shape. $30  
Jim Casada and Chuck Wechsler (co-editors), Passages: The Greatest Quotations from Sporting Literature (with an Introduction by Jim Casada). Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics, 2011. Paperbound. viii, 200 pages. $20. Also available is a deluxe, numbered, limited edition leatherbound and in a slipcase. Signed by both editors. $60.  

CONTRIBUTOR—FOREWORD, INTRODUCTION, EDITOR’S NOTE, OR THE LIKE

Samuel W. Baker, The Nile Tributaries of Abyssinia. xxxvi, 606 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987. The DELUXE EDITION is out of stock but I have the REGULAR EDITION in stock for $70.  
Samuel W. Baker, Wild Beasts and Their Ways. xxxii, 455 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. 1987. The following copies of a limited edition of 500 are available—Publisher’s proof #6, 22, 343. DELUXE EDITION $140 
REGULAR EDITION $70
Nash Buckingham, Blood Lines. Charlotte, NC, Premier Press, 1989. With a new Introduction by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign and inscribe). A stated edition of 3000 but far fewer were actually printed. Fine copy of book with all the attributes of quality printing—all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, raised hubs, etc. $90. Available are copies #78, #117, #435, #1115, and #2135. I have so many copies because at this point, late in the existence of the Premier Collection, I served as Editor for a few volumes. $90. 
Nash Buckingham, De Shootinest Gent’man. Camden, SC: Premier Press, 1984. [xx], 240 pages. A limited, numbered, leatherbound edition of 3000. New Introduction by Jim Casada. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe if you wish. Very fine. Available are copies #176, #977, 1284, 2497, and 2536. $85. 
Nash Buckingham, Mark Right! The limited, numbered leatherbound edition from Premier Press (Camden, SC:, 1986, with a new Introduction by Jim Casada). xxx, 241 pages. Frontispiece of Buckingham. Fine copy of book with all the attributes of quality printing—all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, raised hubs, etc. A stated edition of 3000 but actually appreciably fewer were printed. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe if you wish. $85. Available are copies #78, #176, #977, #1029, and #1750. 
Charles Edward Chapel, Guns of the Old West (with an Editor’s Note by Jim Casada—I’ll gladly sign). Fairfax, VA” Odysseus Editions for the National Rifle Association’s Firearms Classics Series. [x], 306 pages. Leatherbound with ribbon marker, silk end papers, and all edges gilt. Illustrated, index. Fine. $30.
Eugene Connett, American Big Game Fishing. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1986. With a new Introduction by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly inscribe and sign). Xxxviii, 292 pages. Bound in full leather, folio size, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, and more. A lovely book. This one copy #5 (a really low numbered copy!) of a limited edition of 3000. $125. Also available is copy #10. 
Eugene Connett (Editor), American Big Game Fishing. 1986. xxxviii, 292 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by Jim Casada. Folio size. Numbered copy of 3000 available. $75. 2 
Eugene Connett, Fishing a Trout Stream. 1990. Xviii, 138 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Paul Schullery. Numbered copy of 3000. $75. 1 
Eugene Connett, Random Casts. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1987. With a new Introduction by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign and inscribed). [xxviii], 196 pages. Illus. Bound in full leather, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, and more. This is copy #28 of a limited edition of 3000 copies. As new. $55. Also available is copy #343.
Dr. Bobby Dale, Bearded Rednecks: Showin’ Their Tails and Struttin’ Their Stuff. Privately published for the author, 2013. Hardback in dust jacket. xvi, 128 pages. Includes a Preface by Will Primos, a Foreword by Jim Spencer, and an Afterword by Jim Casada. More delightful telling of tales from the good Mississippi doctor. If you don’t smile at some points, chuckle aloud and others, and find a catch in your throat and mist in your eyes elsewhere, you ain’t got a turkey hunter’s soul. Read it. You won’t regret it. $23. 
Dr. Bobby Dale, Turkey Roost Tales. Hardback in dust jacket. With a Foreword by Jim Casada. Trade edition $23.  
Henry Edwards Davis, A Southern Sportsman: The Hunting Memoirs of Henry Edwards Davis. Edited by Ben McC. Moise and with a Foreword by Jim Casada. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 2010. Hardback in dust jacket. xxiv, 405 pages. Illustrated, index. $35.
F. R. N. Findlay, Big Game Shooting and Travel in Southeast Africa. xxviii, 313 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. DELUXE EDITION $155
REGULAR EDITION $70
Edouard Foa, After Big Game in Central Africa. xxxiv, 326 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. $140. DELUXE EDITION $140 and 
REGULAR EDITION $70
Jim Gasque, Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies (with a New Introduction and photos provided by Jim Casada). Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2008. xxiv, 215 pages. Illustrated, index. Paperbound. $20. 
J. N. George, English Pistols and Revolvers. Birmingham, AL: Palladium Press, 1999 (with an Editor’s note by Jim Casada). A volume in the Firearms Classics Series. Hardbound in leather with all edges gilt and a ribbon marker. [viii], xiv, 256 pages. Illustrated. Very fine. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe if you wish. $45. 
George Bird Grinnell, American Duck Shooting (a volume in the Classics of American Sport reprint series with a Foreword by Jim Casada). Paperbound. 628 pages. Illustrated. Fine. I’ll gladly sign if you wish. A bargain at only $10. 
Dorothy Stone Harmon, Archibald Rutledge: The Man and His Books. With a Bibliography by David Cupka and a Foreword by Jim Casada. Piedmont, SC: Bookquest, 2003. Hardback in dj. [xvi], 174 pp. Illus. Limited, numbered and signed edition of 224 copies, with an original items signed by Rutledge in a slip pocket at rear of book. This book is an interesting combination of a short biographical overview (pp. 1-82) featuring extensive use of quotations from Rutledge’s writings, a detailed descriptive bibliography of his books (pp. 83-100), and reproductions of selected materials such as letters and original poems, from the Dorothy Gaston collection of Rutledge material (pp. 101-175). Ms. Gaston was Rutledge’s longtime secretary and dear friend. A real treasure and a must for any serious fan of Rutledge. $125. Feel free to ask for details of the original item in the slip pocket. I have several copies with different items, and of course I’d be glad to sign and inscribe the book.
Bob Humphrey, New England Turkey Hunting: Strategies for Success. Paperbound. With a Foreword by Jim Casada. $20.
Samuel J. Hunnicutt, Twenty Years Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains. With an Introduction by Jim Casada. Cullowhee, NC: The Hunter Library of Western Carolina University, 2017. Paperbound. xvi, 216 pages. Illustrated. This reprint makes available an exceedingly rare book that is of great interest to anyone interested in the sporting past in the southern Appalachians. I provide a detailed biographical appreciation of the author, who was a grand old mountain character. $20. 
F. Vaughn Kirby, In Haunts of Wild Game. Xviii, 567 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1989. $175. DELUXE EDITION $175 
REGULAR EDITION OUT OF STOCK. John C. Lee, Novice Wild Turkey Hunting in South Carolina. No place or publisher given, 2007. Introduction by Jim Casada. Paperbound. viii, 190 pages. Illustrated. Signed by author. $25. 
Denis D. Lyell, The African Elephant and Its Hunters (With an Introduction and Bibliographical Note by James A. Casada—I’ll sign if you wish). Bulawayo, Zimbabwe: Books of Zimbabwe, 1994. Hardback in dust jacket. Volume 10 in the African Hunting Reprint Series. x, 221 pages. Illustrated. Book is very fine and dj fine. $85. Multiple copies available (It was impossible to transfer currency out of Zimbabwe when this work was published, so the publisher paid me in books).  
Denis D. Lyell, Memories of an African Hunter. xxx, 268 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. $150. DELUXE EDITION $150. 
REGULAR EDITION. OUT OF STOCK. Horace Lytle, Point! Camden, SC Live Oak Press, 1995. [xiv], 197 pages. With a new Introduction by Jim Casada. Copy #343 of a limited edition of 450 copies. Boxed, bound in full leather, all edges gilt, ribbon marker. As new. $75.  
Herbert W. McBride, A Rifleman Went to War. Birmingham, AL: Palladium Press, 2000. A volume in the Firearms Classics Library. Editor’s Note by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign). Hardback, leather bound, all edges gilt, ribbon marker. [xxiv], 398 pages. Fine. $22.
Roy McHenry and Walter Roper, Smith & Wesson Handguns. Birmingham, AL: Palladium Press, 1997. Hardback, leatherbound, all edges gilt, silk endpapers, ribbon marker. A volume in the Firearms Classics Series with an Editor’s Note by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign). [xviii], 233 pages. Illustrated, index. Very fine. $28. 
Arthur Neumann, Elephant Hunting in East Equatorial Africa. xxxvi, 320 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1987. $150. DELUXE EDITION $150
REGULAR EDITION $65.
W. H. Powell-Cotton, A Sporting Trip Through Abyssinia. xxxvi, 521 pages. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. $175 (I don’t think, off the top of my head, that this book has been reprinted elsewhere). DELUXE EDITION $175 
REGULAR EDITION OUT OF STOCK. William Reichenbach, Sixguns and Bullseyes and Automatic Pistol Marksmanship (two volumes in one). Odysseus Editions for the National Rifle Association, 1996. Hardbound (leather, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, silk endpapers). Editor’s Note by Jim Casada. [xxiv], 145 pages; [xvi], 140 pages. Very fine. $45. 
Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter. Numbered edition of 3000 in the Premier Collection, leatherbound, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, and other attributes of fine printing. xxxvi, 468 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign if you so desire). As new. Three copies--#78, #580, and #1217 available. $75.  
Archibald Rutledge, An American Hunter. 1991. xviii, 461 pages. Illustrated (by Lynn Bogue Hunt). New Foreword by Jim Casada. Numbered copy of 3000. $80. 3.
William Schaldach, Fish by Schaldach. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1993. With a new Introduction by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign and inscribe). No pagination. Lavishly illustrated (the bulk of the book consists of 60 full page illustrations by Schaldach). Fine (slight rubbing to front cover). Bound in full leather, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, etc. Copy #723 of a limited edition of 1850. $50. 
F. C. Selous, African Nature Notes and Reminiscences. xxxviii, 348 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada, Foreword by Theodore Roosevelt. I think this is the best of Selous’s books, and certainly it is underrated. 1988. $150. DELUXE EDITION $150. 
REGULAR EDITION $75.
F. C. Selous, A Hunter’s Wanderings in Africa. xxxii, 455 pages. Illustrated, index. New Foreword by Jim Casada. 1986. $140. DELUXE EDITION $140. 
REGULAR EDITION $70.  
Harold P. Sheldon, Tranquility Revisited. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1992. With an Introduction by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign the book if you wish). xxiv, 130 pages. Illus. (several color illustrations pasted in). Bound in full red leather, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, and more. Copy #28 of a limited edition of 3000 copies. As new. $70. REGULAR EDITION $70.  
James Sutherland, The Adventures of an Elephant Hunter. xxxvi, 320 pages. Illustrated. Introduction by Jim Casada. $140. DELUXE EDITION $140
REGULAR EDITION $75
John Willoughby, East Africa and Its Big Game. xxviii, 303 pages. Illustrated, index. Foreword by Jim Casada. 1990. $130. DELUXE EDITION $130 
REGULAR EDITION $75

ANTHOLOGIES AND OTHER WORKS TO WHICH I CONTRIBUTED

Jay Cassell and the Editors of Lyons Press, Strategies of the Nation’s Top Turkey Hunters. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003. Paperbound. Illus. xvii, 222 pages. Index. I wrote two of the twenty-three chapters and will gladly sign if desired. $25. 
Brian Lovett (Editor), The Turkey Hunters (With an Introduction and two chapters by Jim Casada). Hardback in dust jacket. $30. 
Mossy Oak, Adventures of the Camo Cameras. Brandon, MS: True Exposures Publishing, 2001. Folio size. Includes my chapter, “The Camo Cameras in New Zealand.” Hardback in dust jacket. $40. 
Aida Rogers (editor), State of the Heart: South Carolina Writers on the Places They Love. Columbia, SC: USC Press, 2015. Hardback in dust jacket. xxiv, 205 pages. I wrote on the 93-acre tract I own in Chester County and the peace it brings to my soul as I hunt there or just wander, full of wonder. $25. 
Sporting Classics’ Africa: Forty-One Adventures from the Dark Continent. Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics, 2010. Published in connection with the magazine’s 30th anniversary. Hardbound in dust jacket. xvi, 400 pages. Illustrated by Bob Kuhn. The first story in the book is “The Lunatic Express” that I wrote. OUT OF STOCK
Although I have read a lot of Asian-related volumes on sport and travel over the years, not to mention doing a bit of writing on the likes of Jim Corbett and Sam Baker, the region has never been an area of focus for me as a collector. Still, I’ve accumulated quite a few books in the field, especially by and about Jim Corbett, and it’s time to whittle that particular area down in drastic fashion. You’ll find a mixture of inexpensive and highly collectible titles below, almost all of them at bargain basement prices, in this updated list linked to my ongoing efforts to get everything totally current as I switch webmasters, revamp the website, and generally try to bring something approaching a semblance of organization to my vast holding of books. You will also find a few books focusing on other geographical locales.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

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  • R. D. T. Alexander and A. Martin-Leake, Some Signposts to Shikar. Calcutta:  Bengal Nagpur Railway magazine, 1932.  Hardback (rebound in what appears to be full leather, although it could be nicely disguised buckram, with gilt printing on spine).  [xiv], 127 pages.  Illus.  About fine.  Very rare.  A search revealed only three copies, all at an appreciably higher price than the $195 I am asking.
  • Salim Ali, The Book of Indian Birds. Bombay:  Bombay Natural History society, 1946.  4th printing.  Bound in flexible leather.  xl, 440 pages. Illus (including color plates).  Very good.  $10.
  • Salim Ali, Indian Hill Birds. London:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1949.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (book near fine, dj good).  lii, 188 pages.  $10.
  • Kenneth Anderson, The Black Panther of Sivanipalli. Chicago:  Rand McNally, 1960.  2nd impression.  Hardback in dj (book near fine; dj good).  247 pages.  $15.
  • Another copy. This one lacking the dust jacket.  Good (spine is faded).  $10.
  • Kenneth Anderson, The Call of the Maneater. Philadelphia:  Chilton Books, 1961.  1st American edition.  Hardback in dj.  Ex lib. but with no markings on spine and minimal internal evidence of this status.  274 pages.  Very good.  Increasingly difficult to find.  $35.
  • Mrs. W. W. Baillie, Days and Nights of Shikar. London:  John Lane, 1921.  Hardback.  viii, 241 pages.  About good (some foxing to edges and prelims as well as mottling to spine.  $45.
  • Samuel W. Baker, The Rifle & the Hound in Ceylon. A copy of the “new edition” of 1892 from Longmans, Green.  Hardback (fair only, with foxing and spine split).  [xx], 353 pages.  Illus.  $18.
  • Another copy of the “new edition.” Ex lib. rebound in maroon buckram.  Tight and markings only with spine label and where card was removed from back inside.  $15.
  • Fritz Bechtold, Nanga Parbat Adventure: A Himalayan Expedition (translated from German by H. E. G. Tyndale).  NY:  E. P. Dutton, 1936.  Hardback.  1st edition.  xx, 93 pages.  Illustrated.  Very good (spine darkened and scattered foxing).  $10.
  • J. W. Best, Indian Shikar Notes. Allahabad:  The Pioneer Press, 1922.  2nd edition.  Xvi, 237 pages.  Folding map at end missing; other folding items present.  Penciled notes in front reporting on tiger-hunting experiences.  About good.  Quite rare.  $65.
  • W. T. Blake, Travels of a White Elephant. NY:  Taplinger Publishing, 1960.  1st edition.  Hardback in price-clipped dj (book near fine; dj fair).  256 pages.  Illustrated.  $7.50.
  • John H. Brandt, Hunters of Man: True Stories of Man-Eaters, Man-Killers and Rogues from Southeast Asia.  Alamosa, CO:  Jungle Tracks Publishing, 1989.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (both as new).  Signed copy.  [xii], 242 pages.  Seldom found in first edition. Illus.  $95.
  • Frances Brentano (Editor), Big Cats. London:  Ernest Benn, 1949.  Hardback in dj (both fair).  344 pages.  $15.
  • Ellis Briggs, Shots Heard Around the World. NY:  Viking Press, 1957.  Hardback in dj (book fine, dj good).  $6. 2 copies available.
  • J. Moray Brown, Stray Sport. Edinburgh:  William Blackwood and Sons, 1893.  2 volumes.  Hardback.  [xii], 304; [x], 294 pages.  Good plus (top of spine chipped on Volume 1) ex lib. with gold-stamped holdings number on spine and ink stamp of Rittenhouse Club of Philadelphia inside.  Gilt pig sticking scene on front of each volume bright.  $95.
     
  • Frank Buck, All in a Lifetime. NY:  Robert M. McBride, 1941.  1st edition.  277 pages. Hardback in dj (book fine, dj somewhat worn and small piece missing from top at spine).  Signed and inscribed.  $60.
  • Frank Buck, Fang and Claw. NY:  Simon and Schuster, 1935.  Hardback (ex lib. with normal markings, bound in black buckram).  [iv], 242 pages.  $10.
  • Frank Buck, Wild Cargo. NY:  Simon and Schuster, 1932.  2nd printing.  Hardback in dj (book fine with front cover gilt bright but spine less so; dj very ragged and with pieces missing).  xii, 244 pages.  Signed and inscribed copy.  $30.
  • Brigadier General R. G. Burton, A Book of Man-Eaters. London:  Hutchinson & Co., 1926.  Hardback.  293 pages.  Illustrated. Very good in glassine cover.  $95.
  • Brigadier General R. G. Burton, Sport & Wild Life in the Deccan. London:  Seeley, Service & Co., 1928.  Hardback.  275 pages.  Illustrated. Folding map.  Good (some foxing).  Rare.  $95 (appreciably below any listing I found).
  • R. G. Burton, Tigers of the Raj: The Shikar Diaries of Colonel Burton 1894 to 1949. (edited by Jacqueline Toovery). Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1987. Hardback in dust jacket. xii, 295 pages. Illustrated. Very fine. $20.
  • J. E. Carrington-Turner, Man-Eaters and Memories. London:  Robert Hale, 1959.  1st edition.  Hardback (no dj).   190 pages.   Good (some foxing to page edges).  Rare.  Good buy at $70.

JIM CORBETT

  • Jim Corbett, Jim Corbett’s India, 1900-1939 (stories selected by R. E. Hawkins). Oxford:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1978.  Hardback in price-clipped dj.  [iv], 250 pages.  A selection of 22 of Corbett’s finest stories.  Very fine in fine dj.  $10.  Four copies available
  • Jim Corbett, Jungle Lore. London:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1953.  Hardback in dj.  [viii], 168 pages.  Hardback in dj. Book very good, dj worn and tattered.  $15.
  • Another copy. 2nd impression.  1953.  Hardback.  Near fine in vg dj.  $15.
  • Another copy. This one the 1990 Delhi reprint with a new Introduction by Martin Booth.  Hardback in dj.  xiv, 168 pages.  As new.  $20.
  • Jim Corbett, The Man-Eaters of Kumaon. London:  Oxford University Press, 1946.  Hardback (with a later flier of Book-of-the-Month Club tipped in).  xviii, 212 pages.  Good.  $8.50.
  • Another copy. 1st American edition.  Very good.  Lacks dj.  $10.
  • Another copy. 6th printing.  1st American edition.  Very good in dj.  $15.
  • Another copy of the 1st American edition. Lacks dj.  Good plus.  $12.
  • Another copy of the 1st American edition, ex lib. and lacks dj. Cheap reading copy.  $5.00.  Two available.
  • Jim Corbett, The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag. London:  Oxford University Press, 1949.  2nd impression.  Hardback in dj.  [iv], 166 pages.  Book near fine, dj shabby and missing pieces.  $40.
  • Another copy. This one the 4th impression.  Good (spine faded).  No dj.  $22.50.
  • Jim Corbett, The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus (contains Jungle Lore, My India, and Tree Tops). Delhi:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1991.  Hardback in dj.  As new.  $30.  Two copies available.
  • Jim Corbett, The Temple Tiger and More Man-Eaters of Kumaon. London:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1954.  Hard back in dust jacket.  Iv, 198 pages.  Illustrated.  Book fine and dust jacket good (some wear and tears).  1st edition.  $45.
  • Another copy. This one the 1955 OUP edition.  Hardback in dj.  Very good.  $25.
  • Another copy. This one the 1957 OUP edition.  Hardback in dj.  Book fine, dj good.  $25.
  • Another copy of the 2nd impression. Lacks dj.  Very good.  $18
  • Another copy. This one the 1955 reprint by The Quality Book Club.  Hardback in dj.  Good (some foxing) in good dj.  $20.
  • Jim Corbett, Tree Tops. London:  Oxford Univ. Press, 1955.  xiv, 30 pages.  Hardback in dj.  Book shows a bit of foxing to prelims and dj is a bit grubby.  Overall good plus.  This is actually set in Africa, but included because of the author’s Indian connections.  $10.
  • Another copy. 2nd impression.  Very fine in fine dj.  $12.
  • Another copy. 1st ed.  Fine in very good dj.  $24.
  • Martin Booth, Carpet Sahib: A Life of Jim Corbett.  Oxford:  Oxford University Press, 1991.  Paperback.  278 pages.  As new.  $18.50.  Two copies available.
  • N. K. Singh, Jim Corbett: Portrait of an Artist.  New Delhi:  Classical Publishing Co., 1991.  Hardback in dj.  Vi, 160 pages.  Slight hint of damp to back cover, otherwise fine.  Unusual Corbett item.  $40.
  • Tim Werling, Jim Corbett: Master of the Jungle.  Long Beach, CA:  Safari Press, 1998.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj.  xviii, 245 pages.  Illus.  As new.  $25.

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  • Julian Duguid, Tiger Man. NY:  The Century Co., 1932.  Xiv, 287 pages. 1st edition.  Hardback.  Very good.  $20.  Set in Brazil (jaguars), not Asia. $20.
  • Zahra Freeth and Victor Winstone, Explorers of Arabia. London:  George Allen & Unwin, 1978.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (both fine).  308 pages.  $20.
  • E. P. Gee, The Wild Life of India (with a Foreword by Jawaharlal Nehru). London:  Collins, 1964).  Hardback in dj (book near fine, dj good).  192 pages.  Illus.  $25.
  • A. L. R. Glasfurd, Musings of an Old Shikari. London:  John Lane, 1928.  hardback (good with spine faded and back cover having some dirt signs; internally clean).  [xii], 304 pages.  $65.
  • C. E. Gouldsbury, Tigerland. London:  Chapman & Hall, 1913.  Hardback (fair, with scattered foxing and cloth at top of spine frayed).  [xviii], 262 pages.  Illus.  First edition. $70.
  • Govternment of India, With Gun and Rod in India. New Delhi:  Ministry of Transport, n. d. (c. 1948).  Rebound in hardback with nice endpapers.  86 pages.  Folding maps.  Near fine.  $45.
  • Emily Hahn, The Tiger House Party. NY:  Doubleday & Co., 1959.  Hardback in dj.  165 pages.  Book and dj good.  $5.00.
  • Lord Frederic Hamilton, Here, There and Everywhere. London:  Hodder and Stoughton, 1921.  Hardback.  xii, 304 pages.  Near good copy with some foxing to preliminary and final pages.  $10.
  • Patrick Hanley, Tiger Trails in Assam. London:  Robert Hale, 1961.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (book about fine; dj poor thanks to inexpert tape stains).  Very rare.  $120.
  • Lord Hardinge of Penshurst, On Hill and Plain. London:  John Murray, 1933.  Hardback. About good.  [x], 110 pages.  Illus.  Rare.  $140.
  • Kenneth Kemp (Editor), Tales of the Big Game Hunters. London: The Sportsman’s Press, 1986.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (as new).  Xii, 212 pages.  Illus.  $17.50.
  • Dana Lamb, Enchanted Vagabonds. NY and London:  Harper & Brothers, 1938.  Hardback (very good, lacks dj).  First edition. 415 pages.  $50.
  • Robert M. Lee, China Safari: An American Explorer in the Forbidden Pamirs.  NY:  Sporting World Library, 1988.  Hardback in dust jacket.  Xviii, 270 pages.  Illus.  Very fine in good dj.  $45.
  • A. Locke, The Tigers of Trengganu. NY:  Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1954.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (both near fine).  Xiv, 191 pages.  $20.
  • Another copy of 1st edition. This one showing some wear to dj.  $17.50.
  • Another copy. This one of the April, 1954 reprint.  Good in fair dj.  $14.
  • H. G. Mainwaring, A Soldier’s Shikar Trips. London:  Grant Richards, 1920.  Hardback.  214 pages.  Folded map.  Near fine.  1st edition.  Very rare.  $300.
  • Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard. NY:  The Viking Press, 1978.  1st trade edition.  Hardback in dj.  338 pages.  Book very fine, dj somewhat worn and with small pieces missing.  $20.
  • K. W. S. Mitchell, Tales from Some Eastern Jungles. London:  Cecil Palmer, 1928.  Hardback.  276 pages.  Illus.  Good.  $20.
  • Another copy. Binding poor.  $10.
  • Geoffrey Moorhouse, To the Frontier. NY:  Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1984.  1st edition.  Hardback in dj (both fine).  285 pages.  $10.
  • Guy Mountfort, Tigers. NY:  Crescent Books, 1971.  Hardback in dj (both near fine with only problem light foxing to title page).  $10.
  • Caroline Mytinger, Head-Hunting in the Solomon Islands. NY:  Macmillan, 1942.  Hardback.  [xii], 416 pages.  Good.  $7.50.
  • J. T. Newall, Hog Hunting in the East, and Other Sports. London:  Tinsley Brothers, 1867.  1st edition.  xviii, 466 pages.  Hardback with 23 illustrations..  Rebacked in brown morocco with raised bands.  Very good plus.  Very difficult to find.  $275.
  • Another copy. This one nicely rebound buckram with gilt title label on spine.  Fine.  $200.
  • Richard Perry, The World of the Tiger. New York:  Atheneum, 1965.  [xvi], 261 pages.  Hardback in dj.  Illus.  Very good plus.  $10.
  • Colonel Pollok, Fifty Years’ Reminiscences of India. London:  Edward Arnold, 1896.  Hardback.  xii, 341 pages.  Good to very good.  Gilt of cover still bright, some foxing to preliminaries.  Tight.  Rare.  $125.
  • Arthur Rowan, I Live Again: Travel, Secret Service and Soldiering in India and the Near East.  London:  Robert Hale, 19381st edition.  Hardback.  288 pages.  Illus.  Good plus.  $35.    
  • Kailash Sankhala, Tiger! London:  Collins, 1978 (2nd printing).  Hardback in dj (both near fine).  $7.50.
  • George B. Schaller, The Deer and the Tiger: A Study of Wildlife in India.  Chicago:  University of Chicago Press, 1967.  Hardback in dj.  [xiv], 370 pages.  Illus., index.  Book fine, dj very good.  $10.
  • Jack Denton Scott, Forests of the Night. NY:  Rinehart & co., 1959.  Hardback in dj.  1st edition.  216 pages.  Book near fine, dj good.  $12.
  • H. W. Seton-Karr, Ten Years’ Wild Sports in Foreign Lands or, Travels in the Eighties. London:  Chapman and Hall, 1889.  Hardback.  [vi], 333 pages.  Very good.   $195.
  • E. O. Shebbeare, Soondar Mooni: The Life of an Indian Elephant.  Cambridge:  The Riverside Press, 1958.  Hardback in dj.  Xiv, 202 pages.  Both book and dj near fine.  $10.
  • The Old Shekarry (H. A. Levinson), Sport in Many Lands. London:  Frederick Warne, no date.  Hardback (cover badly worn with bumped and frayed edges and spine; internally much better—needs rebinding) xlviii, 587 pages.  Rare in any condition.  $55.
  • Arjan Singh, Tiger Haven. NY:  Harper & Row, 1973.  1s U. S. edition.  Hardback in dj (both fine).  240 pages.  Illus.  $20.
  • E. B. Stebbing, Jungle By-Ways in India. London:  John Lane, 1911.  Hardback.  [xxviii], 307 pages.  Good to very good ex lib. copy.   $25.
  • Oscar Leslie Stephen (Editor), Sir Victor Brooke: Sportsman & Naturalist.  London:  John Murray, 1894.  Hardback (fair).  x, 266 pages.  Illus  $42.50.
  • P. D. Stracey, Elephant Gold. London:  Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1963.  Hardback in dj.  227 pages.  Illus.  Near fine.  $25.
  • Wallace Taber, Tiger by the Tale. Dallas, TX:  Wallace Taber, 1964.  Paperback.  96 pages.  Illus.  Very good copy signed and inscribed by Taber, who was one of the pioneers in filming hunts.  Many illustrations.  Unusual.  $35.
  • J. H. Williams, Bandoola. Garden City, NY:  Doubleday, 1954.  Hardback in price-clipped dj (book fine, dj good).  256 pages.  $7.50.  1st edition.
  • J. H. Williams, In Quest of a Mermaid. London:  Rupert Hart-Davis, 1960.  Hardback in price-clipped dj.  199 pages.  Very good plus.  $10.
  • Dean Witter, Shikar. San Francisco:  Privately printed, 1961.  Hardback (apparently issued without a dj).  65 pages.   Illus.  Fine.  $20.
  • Ylla, Animals in India. NY:  Harper & Brothers, 1954.  Hardback in dj (both good).  132 pages.  Mostly photos, many in color.  $5.
Without question, George Bird Evans ranks as one of the major figures in upland shooting literature of the 20th century. He was a masterful writer, a fine researcher, and a man who figured out fairly early in life how to make a living doing precisely what he loved. However, I would be less than honest if I didn’t admit that certain things about him give me pause. He was unquestionably an elitist, and for someone like me, raised in the simplest of circumstances and close to the good earth, that fact sounds an “off” note. Similarly, it is my personal opinion, one shared by some knowledgeable bird dog men of the first water, that he hyped and ballyhooed his Old Hemlock line of setters a bit more than they deserved. That being said, different strokes (and dogs) for different tastes make sense.

There was also an exceptionally mercenary side to the man, exemplified by a personal experience I had with him. I had written glowing reviews of two or three of his books (and they merited every word of praise) for Sporting Classics magazine when I got the idea that an article on “The Grand Old Man of Grouse” would be appealing to a fairly wide readership. Accordingly I pitched the concept, got a “go ahead” on the assignment from a magazine editor, and called the Evans household quite excited about the opportunity. That delight soon turned to dismay. I was bluntly asked by Kay (it was virtually impossible to get through her to talk to her husband): “What’s in it for us?”

At first I wasn’t sure what she meant and then I realized she was talking about monetary payment. I stumbled a bit and muttered something to the effect of “Nothing, other than due recognition of George’s literary achievements.” I was told to call back in a couple of days, which I did, and at that juncture was bluntly informed that there didn’t seem to be any return in such a piece for them and, besides, my title, with the word “Old,” was inaccurate (Evans was well into his eighties at the time). I’d be less than honest if I didn’t say it left a sour taste.

Nonetheless, I recognize a masterful literary craftsman when I see one, and certainly Evans was such a man. He may have killed the same grouse time and again in print, but he did it with such eloquence and style, indeed sometimes with panache, that it scarcely mattered. His books are and will remain little jewels, and thanks to the fact that many of them were done in quite limited editions, they are rare and promise to become even more so with the passage of time. Here’s a nice selection of them, and they are very favorably priced. I just compared some of the prices with those of another bookseller whose catalog recently came to hand, and I’m less expensive by an appreciable margin.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

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  • George Bird Evans, An Affair with Grouse. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1982. 1st trade edition. Hardback in dust jacket. Illustrated. [xii], 214 pages. Book and dj very fine. Foreword by Kay Evans. Signed and inscribed. $100. 
  • Another copy, this one unsigned. $75. 
  • Another copy, this one #247 of the limited, numbered and signed edition of 1,000 copies for the National Sporting Fraternity. Leatherbound in slipcase. Signed by Evans and the publisher, Jim Rikhoff. As new. $125. 
  • George Bird Evans (Editor), The Best of Nash Buckingham. NY: Winchester Press, 1973. Near fine copy in fair dust jacket. $30. 
  • Another copy. Similar in every sense. $30.
  • George Bird Evans, The Bird Dog Book (with a Foreword by Gene Hill). Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1979. Leatherbound in slipcase. xvi, 305 pages. Illustrated. Copy #779 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Signed by Evans and the publisher. Book and slipcase very fine. $100.
  • George Bird Evans (Editor), Dear John: Nash Buckingham’s Letters to John Bailey. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1984. Hardback in slipcase. v, 205 pages. Illustrated with period photographs. Copy #447 of an edition of 575 copies. Signed and inscribed. Book very fine and slipcase very good. $225.
  • George Bird Evans, A Dog, A Gun, and Time Enough. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1987. Hardback in slipcase. #920 of 1250 copies. Ribbon marker, illustrated. vi, 199 pages. Very fine. $20.
  • George Bird Evans, George Bird Evans Introduces. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1990. Hardbound in slipcase.vii, 248 pages. Copy #447 of a limited edition of 1,150 copies. Signed and inscribed. Book and slipcase very fine. $140.
  • George Bird Evans, Grouse Along the Tramroad. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1986. Hardback in slipcase. #920 of 1500 copies. Ribbon marker. Illustrated. [viii], 181 pages. Very fine. Signed and inscribed. Rare and in considerable demand. $250.
  • Another copy. This one #3 of 1500 copies. Very fine. Signed and inscribed. $250.
  • Another copy, this one unbound page sheets. There is a typed note from “Lynda” at Pioneer Press of W. Va., Inc. tipped in which reads: “George Bird Evans has asked that we send this pre-publication copy of his newest book, Grouse Along the Tramroad, to you. I understand that the book is for review purposes. $25. 
  • George Bird Evans, October Fever. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock Press, 1989. Hardback in slipcase. Ribbon marker, illustrated. [vi], 164 pages. Illustrated. This one #920 of 1250 copies, with the original announcement card tipped in. Signed and inscribed. Very fine. $250.
  • Another copy. This one 491 of 1250 copies. Signed. Very fine. $225.
  • George Bird Evans, Recollections of a Shooting Guest. With a Preface by Jim Rikhoff and an Introduction by Kay Evans. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1978. Leatherbound in slipcase. xviii, 186 pages. Illustrated by Gordon Allen. Copy #538 of 1,000 for the National Sporting Fraternity. Book and slipcase very fine. $250.
  • George Bird Evans, Troubles with Bird Dogs. NY: Winchester Press, 1975. Hardback in dj. [viii], 307 pages. Illustrated. Book and dj fine. 1st edition. $60. 
  • Another copy, similar in every sense except the dj for this one is price clipped. $57.50  
  • Another copy. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed and warmly inscribed by GBE. $75.  
  • George Bird Evans (Editor), The Upland Gunner’s Book. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1986. Leatherbound in slipcase. Copy #727 of a limited edition of 1,000 copies. Signed by Evans, the artist, and the publisher. Book and slipcase very fine. $100. 
  • Another copy of the limited edition, this one copy #520. Book and slipcase very fine. $100.
  • George Bird Evans (Editor), The Upland Gunner’s Book. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1986 (trade edition). Hardback in slipcase. viii, 263 pages. Illustrated. Book and slipcase very fine. Signed and inscribed. An anthology with selections from more than two dozen writers. $60 
  • George Bird Evans, The Upland Shooting Life. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1971. Hardback in dust jacket. 1st edition. xii, 302 xi [index] pages. Illustrated. Fine in very good dust jacket. $45. 
  • Katharine Harper, George Bird Evans: Life of a Sporting Gentleman. Winterset, IA: Wind River Press, 1999. xx, 268 pages. Signed copy #333 of a boxed, limited edition of 1500 copies. Leatherette, ribbon marker, all edges gilt. As new, still in shrink-wrap cover. $100.
  • Charles C. Norris, Eastern Upland Shooting. A nice 1989 reprint from Countrysport Press. 408 pages. Hardback with ribbon marker and top edge gilt. Limited edition #461 of 500 copies, signed by the publisher, Lon W. Deckard. Foreword by George Bird Evans. Illustrated. Fine. $60.
  • Edmund W. Davis, Woodcock Shooting. Xxvi, 124 pages. A volume in the Premier Collection. Leatherbound, ribbon marker, numbered copy 1284 of 3000. Introduction by George Bird Evans. Previous owner’s blind stamp on front endpaper. $75.

Theophilus Nash Buckingham (1880-1971) ranks as one of the great sporting scribes of the 20th century, and when it came to waterfowl and quail, along with mastery of dialect, he was at his best. Mr. Buck lived a wonderful life, basically burning through his inheritance, money he made in his younger years, and his wife’s inheritance before dying with the wolf of poverty howling at his back door. Yet his 90-plus years were filled with whirring wings, staunch points, wonderful companions, field trials in their glory years, and the heady aroma of burnt gunpowder. His was an existence most of us can only envy, and at his best he was a storyteller for the ages, and I would rank him among my top five favorites on the outdoors. Here is a list of books, many of them recently acquired from a longtime collector, by and about him. They are priced right and for anyone familiar with the writings of Mr. Buck they represent plenty of armchair adventure.


I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

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  • Nash Buckingham. A complete, boxed set of all seven of Buckingham’s books—De Shootinest Gentman, Mark Right!, Tattered Coat, Hallowed Years, Ole Miss, Blood Lines, and Game Bag. Indianola, MS: Delta Arms Sporting Goods, 1980. Copies #41 of a numbered edition of 2,500. Includes a signed certificate of authentic from Douglas Mauldin, the publisher. Fine in fine slipcase. With all dust jackets present (this set is sometimes listed as being issued without dust jackets, but that was not the case, at least for the low numbered sets.) $325.
  • Nash Buckingham, Blood Lines. NY: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, 1947. Hardback in dust jacket. 192 pages. Foreword by Henry P. Davis. Illustrated. Fair (staining to cover—interior fine) with remnants of tattered and price-clipped dust jacket tipped in. $15.
  • Another copy, book good and price-clipped dust jacket fair. $35.
  • Another copy, this one of the 1948 version. Near fine. No dust jacket. $30.
  • Another copy, but this one the limited, numbered leatherbound edition from Premier Press (Charlotte, NC, 1989—with a new Introduction by Jim Casada—I’ll gladly sign and inscribe). A stated edition of 3000 but far fewer were actually printed. Fine copy of book with all the attributes of quality printing—all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, raised hubs, etc. $90. Available are copies #78, #117, #435, #1115, and #2135. $90.
  • Nash Buckingham, De Shootinest Gent’man. Camden, SC: Premier Press, 1984. [xx], 240 pages. A limited, numbered, leatherbound edition of 3000. New Introduction by Jim Casada. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe if you wish. Very fine. Available are copies #176, #977, 1284, 2497, and 2536. $85.
  • Another copy, but this one NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1941. This consists only of the title story and “Recessional” along with a Foreword by Russell Annabel. The artwork is by Robert Ball. Hardbound (no dj, possibly issued that way). Very good. $25.
  • Nash Buckingham, De Shootinest Gent’man and Other Hunting Tales. NY: Thomas Nelson, 1961. Hardback in dust jacket. xvi, 246 pages. This book varies from the original by the same title in a number of ways. These include an Introduction by Warner Nagel, illustrations by Hamilton Greene, and many different stories. Very good in very good dust jacket (some staining to bottom edge which is not readily noticeable). $35.
  • Another copy, this one very good in very good dust jacket, but with previous owner’s inked name stamp in four places. $35.
  • Nash Buckingham, Game Bag: Tales of Shooting and Fishing. NY: G. P. Putnam’s, 1945. xi, 186 pages. Illus. First trade edition. Hardback (fine) in dust jacket (good). $65.
  • Nash Buckingham, Hallowed Years. Harrisburg, PA: The Stackpole Co., 1953. [x], 209 pages. 1st edition. Hardback in dust jacket. Book is very fine, dust jacket good slight tears at top and bottom, but is not price clipped). $60.
  • Another copy of the same printing. Lacks dust jacket but book is fine and encased in a heavy protective cover. $40.
  • Nash Buckingham, Mark Right! The limited, numbered leatherbound edition from Premier Press (Camden, SC:, 1986, with a new Introduction by Jim Casada). xxx, 241 pages. Frontispiece of Buckingham. Fine copy of book with all the attributes of quality printing—all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, ribbon marker, raised hubs, etc. A stated edition of 3000 but actually appreciably fewer were printed. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe if you wish. $85. Available are copies #78, #176, #977, #1029, and #1750.
  • George Bird Evans (editor), The Best of Nash Buckingham. NY: Winchester Press, 1973. Near fine copy in fair dust jacket. $30.
  • Another copy. Similar in every sense. $30.
  • George Bird Evans (Editor), Dear John: Nash Buckingham’s Letters to John Bailey. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1984. Hardback in slipcase. v, 205 pages. Illustrated with period photographs. Copy #447 of an edition of 575 copies. Signed and inscribed. Book very fine and slipcase very good. $225.
  • George Bird Evans, George Bird Evans Introduces. Bruceton Mills, WV: Old Hemlock, 1990. Hardbound in slipcase.vii, 248 pages. Copy #447 of a limited edition of 1,150 copies. Includes a chapter on Buckingham. Signed and inscribed. Book and slipcase very fine. $140.
Anyone who has read much in the way of musings by this simple sporting scribe knows that I consider Robert Ruark our greatest American outdoor writer. Of course he was a masterful newspaper columnist and the author of several blockbuster novels as well. I’m proud to have had the opportunity to edit two books on him, The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark ($35) and the life of him by his longtime secretary Alan Ritchie, Ruark Remembered ($40). Along with those works, which are at the end of this list, here are a whole bunch of copies, in both paperback and hardback, of Ruark’s books. If you just want a readily available reading copy, the paperbacks or “lesser” hardbacks the way to go, but for serious bibliophiles or Ruark collectors, the hardbacks likely will have more appeal.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

HARDBACKS

  • The Honey Badger. NY: McGraw-Hill, 1965. 535 pages. Book Club edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $25. SOLD
  • Another copy of the Book Club edition. Fine in very good dust jacket. $25.
  • Another copy. This one the third impression of the English edition by Hamish Hamilton. About fine in a worn dust jacket. $22.50.
  • Horn of the Hunter. Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 1989. No dj. Book about fine. $20.
  • I Didn’t Know It Was Loaded. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1948. First edition. 255 pages. A collection of 40 of Ruark’s columns, showing his newspaper skills at their best. Fine copy in poor dust jacket (price clipped and taped). $35.
  • The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark. Deluxe limited edition (#37 of 500 copies). Leatherbound with all edges gilt, linen slipcase with gold imprint on front, ribbon marker, marbled end papers. Fine (book and slipcase). Includes a 15-page introduction of yours truly, and I’ll gladly sign if you wish. The book is extremely difficult to find in the limited edition. In fact, in a quick search I could locate only a single copy. $150.
  • Same book in the trade edition. $35. 
  • The Old Man’s Boy Grows Older. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1961. First edition. 301 pages. Ex. lib. but with minimal markings (label neatly removed from spine and signs of where library card was present on back end paper. Otherwise clean and a nice copy. $30. 
  • Another copy. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1962. Second impression. Fine. Lacks dust jacket. $45. 
  • Poor No More. NY: Henry Holt and Co., 1959. Hardback. First edition. 706 pages. One of Ruark’s bestselling novels. This one has distinct autobiographical overtones. Very good in fair dust jacket. $30.
  • Something of Value. New York: Doubleday & Co., 1955. [vi], 566 pages. Very fine copy, crisp and clean in every way. Dust jacket is good, fully intact but with some small tears at top and bottom. $55. 
  • Another copy. Fine. Lacks dust jacket. $25.  
  • Another copy. This one the first edition. Good only, with small stain on front cover and spine beginning to weaken. $20.  
  • Another copy. Fair only. Lacks dust jacket and front spine cracked internally. Clean otherwise. $12.50.  
  • Another copy of the first edition. Fair (front spine cracked) in good, glassine-covered dust jacket. $17.50.  
  • Another copy of the first edition. Good. No dust jacket. $20.  
  • Another copy. Crisp and clean; overall fine +. No dust jacket. $27.50.  
  • Uhuru. NY: McGraw Hill, 1962. Second printing of first edition. Xii, 556 pages. Fair only. No dust jacket. $15. 
  • No edition stated but “W” on publisher page. Very good copy in somewhat ragged, price-clipped dust jacket. $25. 
  • Another copy of this printing. Book fine (does have bookstore stamp inside) in good dust jacket. $27.50. 
  • Another copy. This one the English edition from Hamish Hamilton. Almost fine copy, other than tape stains to both front and back endpapers, in near fine dust jacket. $20. 
  • Another copy. First NY edition with price clipped dj. Book and dj good. $30.
  • Another copy. Again the second printing of the first edition. No dust jacket but the inside folds from both the front and back of the dj are tucked in. Good (top corners bumped). $25.
  • Another copy. This one London: The Book Club, 1962. 444 pages. Near fine. Lacks dust jacket. $20.
  • Another copy as above, this one fine with a fine dust jacket. $25.
  • Another copy. This one the British edition by Hamish Hamilton. Fine in a good dust jacket. Inscription to previous owner. $27.50.
  • Use Enough Gun: On Hunting Big Game. New York: New American Library, 1966. 333 pages. Very fine in dust jacket. Only flaw is an amateurishly repaired tear on page 12. $80. 
  • Another copy of the first printing. Fine in good plus dust jacket. $55.  
  • Another copy. Stated first printing. Very fine in very fine dj. $85.  
  • Another copy of the first printing. On this one the dust jacket is good. $75.  
  • Another copy. First printing. Very good in poor dust jacket (dj is dirty and has a piece missing). $50. 
  • Another copy. This one the undated reprint (circa 1990s) from Safari Press. Fine in good dust jacket. $35.  

PAPERBACKS

  • The Honey Badger. New York: Fawcett, 1966. 639 pages. Tight, crisp, clean copy. $12.  
  • Another copy, almost as good, but with cover showing slight wear. $11.  
  • Another copy. This one published by Corgi Books in England. 9th paperback printing. Very good. $11. 
  • Poor No More. NY: Fawcett, 1962. 4th paperback printing. 832 pages. Good condition. Cover shows wear. $10.  
  • Another copy, maybe slightly better cover but with bookstore stamp on bottom. $10.  
  • Something of Value. NY; Pocket Books, 1976. xii, 627 pages. Very good. $10.  
  • Uhuru. NY: Fawcett, 1963. 670 pages. Good. $10. 

OTHER ITEMS


Here are some Ruark connected items, two of which I was involved with in a significant fashion (and which I’ll gladly sign and inscribe).
  • Jim Casada (editor), The Lost Classics of Robert Ruark. Long Beach, CA: Safari Press, 1996. xxviii, 260 pages. Illus. A collection of 27 Ruark stories not previously published in books. Includes ten “Old Man and the Boy” pieces. New, and includes lengthy introductory material I provided and other information. I’ll gladly sign and inscribe. $35. 
  • Hugh W. Foster, Someone of Value: A Biography of Robert Ruark. Agoura, CA: Trophy Room Books, 1992. xviii, 316 pages. Illustrated. Limited edition of 1000 copies. This one unnumbered but with publisher’s notation reading “Review Copy—Sporting Classics—Dr. Jim Casada.” Very fine in vf, glassine-protected dj. This was the first life of Ruark to be published. I’ve seen copies priced as high as $400—this one only $55 and I hope the association with yours truly isn’t a negative. 
  • Bernardo Teixeira, The Fabric of Terror: Three Days in Angola. With an Introduction by Robert Ruark. NY: The Deven-Adair Company, 1965. xv, 176 pages. Illustrated. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. Highly unusual in that Ruark normally didn’t do this kind of thing. Missing from most Ruark collections. $75. 
  • Alan Ritchie, Ruark Remembered: By the Man Who Knew Him Best. Edited and with an Introduction by Jim Casada and an Afterword by Harry Selby. Columbia, Columbia, SC: Sporting Classics, 2006. Hardback in dust jacket. X, 274 pages. Illustrated. A detailed biography of Ruark by the man who served as his personal secretary for the final decade of Ruark’s life. The manuscript, written shortly after Ruark’s death, languished in forgotten obscurity until being “discovered” in Spain by some Ruark fans early in the 21st century. You’ll learn a great deal about the man you didn’t know. This book is out of print but I have several as new copies which, as a result of a printing error, left out several pages. I’ll gladly provide a photocopy of those pages and you can in effect have the whole book at a bargain price of only $10. 
One of our greatest presidents and without question the greatest sportsman ever to occupy the White House, Roosevelt lived what he styled “the strenuous life” to the fullest. Along with devoting his energies to politics and sport, TR was a prolific writer. Here’s a sampling of books by and about him.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

BOOKS BY ROOSEVELT

  • African Game Trails. NY: Charles Scribner’s, 1910. xvi, 529 pages. Illus., appendices, maps, index. Front fly leaf present. Hardback (fair--cover worn, internally clean). Early copy. $25.
  • Another copy of the same edition. This one ex lib. with chip to top of spine. Internally very good plus. $25.
  • Another copy. This one badly worn and shaken. Reading copy. $10.
  • Another copy. This one the two-volume edition (NY: Scribner’s, 1922) which was a part of TR’s complete works. Good to very good (internally fine). $45.
  • Another copy. Volume 2 only of the 1924 Scribner’s reprinting. Very good. Only $5, and a great acquisition if you can acquire Volume 1.
  • Another copy, this one the trade edition in The African Collection (for full details on this 24-volume series from Briar Patch Press, see separate list for The African Collection). Leatherbound, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled end papers, etc. xxxviii, 539 pages. Illustrated. New Introduction by John D. Fair. Fine. $75.
  • Another copy of this same edition, but this one the deluxe, limited, and numbered edition of 500 copies. Full calf leather in attractive linen slipcase. A truly distinctive book. $100.
  • Cowboys and Kings (edited by Elting Morrison). Hardback without dj (as issued). Very fine. NY: Kraus Reprint, 1969. [xiv], 128 pages. Three long TR letters printed in full. $15.
  • Hunting in Many Lands (edited by TR and George Bird Grinnell). The Book of the Boone and Crockett Club. 1986 reprint of the 1895 edition. Paperbound. As new. 447 pages. Includes a TR story, “Hunting in the Cattle Country.” $15.
  • Hunting Trips of a Ranchman. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1990. xxxvii, 347 pages, Illustrated. A volume in the Premier Collection series (see separate listing of the Premier Collection for coverage of all books in the series). As new, leatherbound, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, and other attributes of a top-rate printing effort. A lovely book. New Foreword by John D. Fair. Copies are numbered in an edition of 3000. Available is #78. $75.
  • Through the Brazilian Wilderness and Papers on Natural History. Two books in one (Volume V of The Memorial Edition of TR’s works). NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1926. xxxii, 411 pages. With an Introduction by Frank Chapman. Good in fair dust jacket. $30.
  • The Wilderness Hunter. Numbered edition of 3000 in the Premier Collection, leatherbound, ribbon marker, marbled endpapers, and other attributes of fine printing. xxxvi, 468 pages. Illustrated. New Foreword by Jim Casada (I’ll gladly sign if you so desire). As new. Three copies--#78, #580, and #1217 available. $75.

BOOKS ABOUT ROOSEVELT

  • David H. Burton, Theodore Roosevelt: Confident Imperialist. Philadelphia: Univ. of Pennsylvania Press, 1968. Hardback in price-clipped dj (book fine, dj good). xii, 203 pages. $9.
  • Jim Casada (Editor), Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails. Birmingham AL: Palladium Press, 2001. I am sold out of the original but I do have a dozen or so book blocks of this award-winning work if you want to obtain the material at a bargain rate or get your own copy bound. It’s all there, with gilt edges, except the binding. $5 a copy.
  • Lord Charnwood, Theodore Roosevelt. Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1923. Hardback. Good plus. xxii, 232 pages. 1st edition. $12.
  • William Harbaugh, “Theodore Roosevelt’s Retreat in Southern Albemarle: Pine Knot, 1905-1908.” In the 1993 Magazine of Albemarle County History, pages 1-50. Interesting sidelight from the presidential years. Paperback. $5
  • Logan Marshall, The Life of Theodore Roosevelt and the Story of His African Trip. No place or publisher given. 1910. Hardback. 424 pages. Good. Lavishly illustrated. $15.
  • Charles Morris, The Marvelous Career of Theodore Roosevelt and the Story of His African Trip. No place given: John Winston Co., 1910. Hardback. About good. 390 pages. Lavishly illustrated. $15.
  • Edmund Morris, The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt. NY: Coward, McGann & Geoheagan, 1979. 1st edition. Hardback (no dj). Very good. 886 pages. Pulitzer Prize winning first volume of the massive and definitive three-volume life of TR. Great reading on a great man. $25.
  • George Mowry, The Era of Theodore Roosevelt. NY: Harper Torchbook, 1962. Paperbound. xvi, 330 pages. Good. $5.
  • Henry F. Pringle, Theodore Roosevelt. NY: Smithmark, 1995 (reprint of 1931 edition). Hardback in dj (both fine). x, 435 pages.$7.50.
  • Jacob Riis, Theodore Roosevelt. London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1904. Hardback. xii, 471 pages. Very good. $25.
  • Corinne Roosevelt Robinson, My Brother Theodore Roosevelt. NY: Scribner’s, 1921. Hardback in dj (book near fine but some coloration to both endpapers, dj fair with pieces missing). First edition. $25.
  • Kermit Roosevelt, The Long Trail. Review of Reviews, 1921. 78 pages. Illustrated. Signed (this is noted on cover as “Autographed Edition”). Good. Interesting and unusual item. Covers various hunting experiences with his father. $40.
  • Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Mrs. Kermit Roosevelt, Richard Derby, and Kermit Roosevelt, Cleared for Strange Ports. NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1927. Hardback (very good). [xii], 254 pages. $12
  • Frederick William Unger, Roosevelt’s African Trip. NY: W. E. Scull, 1909. Hardback. 430 pages. Lavishly illustrated. 1st edition. Very good. $35.
I’ve always been a collector-accumulator, with interests in stamps, coins, turkey calls, various types of sporting memorabilia, and especially books having held my interests for decades. One natural extension of my interest in books has been collecting magazines, annuals, and other printed material in fields of interest to me. Also, old outdoor magazines have been important to my researches as I edited and compiled anthologies devoted to great writers from yesteryear such as Robert Ruark, Archibald Rutledge, and Fred Selous. Those considerations, along with having been connected with a couple of magazines in an editorial capacity, have resulted in my building up a massive stock of old magazines, annuals, and other printed material. Here’s what I have available in stock. There will likely be more to come at a future date as I plow through literally thousands of old magazines and try to get them organized.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

TURKEY HUNTING ANNUALS OR SPECIAL ISSUES

Over the years a number of publishers, camo companies, and others have produced turkey hunting “Annuals.” These are a sort of hybrid – not exactly a book but not really a magazine either (although most come in a magazine format). They are often overlooked by collectors and I must admit there are quite a few gaps in my own collection in this particular area. I have a variety of these in stock, and they are listed below.
    • Aqua-Field Guide to Turkey Hunting. 1989. 78 pages. $15.
    • Aqua-Field Guide to Turkey Hunting. 1992. 78 pages. $15.
    • Aqua-Field Guide to Turkey Hunting. 1993. 78 pages. $15.
    • Aqua-Field Turkey Hunting Guide/Fall 1981. 62 pages. $15.
    • Barron’s Outdoor Turkey Guide—1995. 50 pages. $10.
    • Beards & Spurs. 1992. 80 pages. $20.
    • Beards & Spurs. 1993. 92 pages. $20.
    • Beards & Spurs. 1999. 80 pages. Includes an article I wrote, and I’ll gladly sign. $20.
    • Buckhunters Turkey Annual. 1994. 86 pages. Premier issue. $20.
    • Buyer’s Guide for Turkey Hunters. 1991. $20
    • Elusive Camouflage’s Turkey Hunting Annual. 1997. 80 pages. $15.
    • Guns & Hunting Turkey Hunting. 1991. 98 pages. $15.
    • Guns & Hunting Spring Turkey Spectacular. 1992. 82 pages. $15.
    • Knight & Hale Ultimate Team Hunting. 1998. 144 pages. Includes an article I wrote. I’ll gladly sign if desired. $15.
    • Knight & Hale Ultimate Team Hunting. 1999. 80 pages. $15.
    • Knight & Hale Ultimate Team Hunting. 2002. 112 pages. $15.
    • Mossy Oak Hunting the Country. 1999. 128 pages. I wrote one of the articles and will gladly sign. $20.
    • Mossy Oak Hunting the Country. 2000. 128 pages. I wrote one of the articles and will gladly sign. $20.
    • Mossy Oak’s Hunting the Country. 2002. 112 pages. I wrote two of the articles and will gladly sign. $20.
    • Realtree Turkey Specila—2003. 66 pages. I wrote one of the articles and will gladly sign. $15.
    • Realtree Turkey Special—2004. 66 pages. I wrote one of the articles and will gladly sign. $15.
    • A8. Spring Turkey Hunting 2001. This is Realtree’s annual (the fourth one), published by Krause Publications. 72 pages. I wrote one of the dozen articles in it and will gladly sign. $15.
    • A3. Mossy Oak Full Strut Turkey Hunting. 1996. Published by Harris Publications. 146 pages. 26 articles from leading writers. I wrote two of these and will gladly sign them if so desired. $20.
    • Thicket’s Turkey Hunting Annual. 1995. 90 pages. $15.
    • Thicket’s Turkey Hunting Annual. 1996. 90 pages. I have an article (under the pen name Parker Fox) and will gladly sign. $15.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 1997. Premier issue. By Harris Publications. 98 pages. $20.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 1998. By Harris Publications. 98 pages. I wrote three of the pieces and will gladly sign. $15.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 1999. By Harris Publications. 98 pages. $17.50.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 2000. By Harris Publications. 98 pages. $17.50.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 2002. 98 pages. $15.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies 2004. Harris Publications. 98 pages. I contributed two articles (on woodsmanship and craftsmanship) and will gladly sign them. $15.
    • Turkey Hunting Strategies. 2006. Harris Publications. 98 pages. I contributed the back page article and will gladly sign if desired. $15.
    • A14. Turkey Hunting Annual. 1997. 80 pages. $15.
    • A15. Thicket’s Turkey Hunting Annual. 1995. The first annual from this company (no longer in existence although Grand View Media is their descendant, several “generations” removed). $15.
    • A16. Ultimate Team Hunting. 1998. By Vulcan Publications for Knight & Hale. 144 pages. I wrote one article and will gladly sign. $20.

OLD TURKEY MAGAZINES AMERICAN WILD TURKEY NEWS

This was the official publication of a group that competed, not very successfully, with the NWTF. I have a fairly extensive run of its house publication as listed below. All copies are $4.Please note which issue(s) you would like on your PayPal payment or by email.
    • Vol. 1, #3
    • Vol. 1, #4
    • Vol. 2, #1
    • Vol. 2, #3
    • Vol. 2, #4
    • Vol. 2 (no number given)
    • Vol. 3, #2
    • Vol. 3, #3
    • Vol. 3, #4
    • Vol. 4, #1
    • Vol. 4, #2
    • Vol. 4, #3
    • Unnumbered issue (from 1998)
    • Unnumbered issue from 2002

TAILFEATHERS

A newsletter produced by turkey book author Bill Privette. I have Issues #2 through #20. $4 each or the lot for $60. There’s some funny, irreverent stuff here, including no small amount of poking at yours truly. Please note which issue(s) you would like in your PayPal payment or by email.

TURKEY & TURKEY HUNTING

I have an extensive stock of back issues of this magazine, which I co-edited for a number of years and then served as its Editor-at-Large. I had at least one article in every issue. All copies are $5 each, and except for the final three or four years of the publication I have most everything. Let me know what you need.

TURKEY CALL

Although my stock of this NWTF publication is not as complete as that of Turkey & Turkey Hunting, I still have hundreds of magazines. Let me know what you need. Copies are $5 each.

TURKEY TALK

This is the newsletter of the Pennsylvania State chapter of the NWTF. It has been published for many years. I have scattered issues, a total of some 32 in all, mostly in the period from April 1981 to 1987 along with a few scattered issues later. $4 each or the entire lot for $100. If interested in specific issues, please inquire.

WADE BOURNE’S WILD TURKEY REVIEW

A short-lived but well done publication from a leading outdoor writer. I have Vol. 1, Issues 1, 5, and 6 along with an unnumbered issue. $15 for the lot.

AN ASSORTMENT OF TURKEY EPHEMERA

This includes a dozen items in all—single newsletters or brochures, two NWTF Annual Reports, three NWTF convention programs,from the 1990s, etc. The lot for $35.

LIMITED EDITION, MATTED AND FRAMED NWTF PRINTS

Framed and matted “Artist of the Year” NWTF prints. Each is signed by the artist, each includes a copy of the NWTF stamp for that year, and the matting and framing is top-level professional quality using acid-neutral materials. You can check major wildlife art galleries and discover that their prices for the print alone (without the stamp or the matting and framing) will be equivalent to or somewhat higher than my asking price. Matting and framing in comparable quality would come to at least $100 for each of these.
      • 1980—Walter Wolfe—“Explosion in Corn”—136/600 – $500
      • 1981—David Maass—“Majestic Trio”—136/3200 – $200
      • 1982—Robert Abbett—“Autumn Monarch”—136/1600 – $150
      • 1984—Richard Plasschaett—“Nature’s Legacy”—136/1300 – $250
      • 1985—Ned Smith—“Royal Domain”—136/1995 – $600 (this is the most desirable and collectible of all NWTF prints and perhaps of all wild turkey prints)
      • 1986—Ken Carlson—“Bearded Bronze”—136/1500 – $125
      • 1987—Jim Killen—“The Clearing”—136/1000 – $150
      • 1990—Arthur Anderson—“Spring Blossoms”—136/1000 – $250
        If you want the entire matched numbers set the price is $1800 and I’ll pay the shipping.

        OTHER FRAMED ITEMS

      • 2005—Matted and framed stamp print. Includes signed copy (by Melissa Ball) #161 of 2300 of Presidential Edition of the 2005 print, with two copies of the 2005 NWF stamp and a single copy of the stamp in gold below. Beautifully matted and framed. $175.
Books on turkey hunting continue to appear at a pace which would have been unthinkable a quarter of a century ago. Indeed, although I haven’t counted, I feel fairly certain there have been more turkey books published in the last decade than had appeared in the previous 90+ years since the publication of E. A. McIlhenny’s The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting in 1914. Here’s an updated list with numerous new items and many price changes.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)

To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

JIM CASADA’S TURKEY BOOKS

Over the years I have written, edited or in some way contributed to a number of turkey books. Here is a list of those books currently available with which I had some type of involvement. All are new and I’ll gladly sign and inscribe them. In each instance my specific contribution is noted and full details are given for each book in the main listing of numbered items offered in alphabetical order by the author’s name. These books are also included in the numerical listings and should be ordered using the number. SPECIAL OFFER—ORDER THE FIRST FIVE BOOKS LISTED IN THIS SECTION, THREE OF THEM ORIGINAL WORKS BY ME AND THE OTHER TWO VOLUMES TO WHICH I MADE AN APPRECIABLE CONTRIBUTION, AT THE BARGAIN PRICE OF $150 POSTAGE PAID. THAT’S A SAVINGS OF A WHOPPING $55 ALONG WITH FREE SHIPPING.
    • Jim Casada (Editor), America’s Greatest Game Bird: Archibald Rutledge’s Great Turkey Hunting Tales. Hardback in dust jacket. $30. I would also note that I have an extensive collection of original Rutledge books as well as others I have edited featuring his work.
    • Jim Casada, Innovative Turkey Hunting. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001. Paperback. Illus. 204 pp. Paperbound. $20.
    • Jim Casada, The Literature of Turkey Hunting: An Annotated Bibliography and Random Scribblings of a Sporting Bibliophile. Hardbound in a slipcase. The book is a limited, signed, and numbered edition of 750 copies with all edges gilt, a ribbon marker, Skivertex cover, Skivertex slipcase, and all the attributes of a limited edition “done right.” A must for the serious turkey collector. $100 postpaid and insured.
    • Jim Casada, Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting’s Old Masters. Hardbound in dust jacket. Illustrated with over 100 vintage photos, this book profiles 27 of the sport’s icons. $35.
    • Wayne Bailey, Wayne’s Turkey World: 60 Years of Hunting. Edited, with an Introduction and Bibliographical Essay by Jim Casada. Paperbound. $20.
    • Jay Cassell and the Editors of Lyons Press, Strategies of the Nation’s Top Turkey Hunters. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003. Paperbound. Illus. xvii, 222 pages. Index. I wrote two of the twenty-three chapters and will gladly sign if desired. $25.
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Bearded Rednecks: Showin’ Their Tails and Struttin’ Their Stuff. Privately published for the author, 2013. Hardback in dust jacket. xvi, 128 pages. Includes a Preface by Will Primos, a Foreword by Jim Spencer, and an Afterword by Jim Casada. More delightful telling of tales from the good Mississippi doctor. If you don’t smile at some points, chuckle aloud and others, and find a catch in your throat and mist in your eyes elsewhere, you ain’t got a turkey hunter’s soul. Read it. You won’t regret it. $23.
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Turkey Roost Tales. Hardback in dust jacket. With a Foreword by Jim Casada. Trade edition $23.
    • Bob Humphrey, New England Turkey Hunting: Strategies for Success. Paperbound. With a Foreword by Jim Casada. $20. 
    • John C. Lee, Novice Wild Turkey Hunting in South Carolina. No place or publisher given, 2007. Introduction by Jim Casada. Paperbound. viii, 190 pages. Illustrated. Signed by author. $25.
    • Brian Lovett (Editor), The Turkey Hunters (With an Introduction and two chapters by Jim Casada). Hardback in dust jacket. $30.
    • Mossy Oak, Adventures of the Camo Cameras. Brandon, MS: True Exposures Publishing, 2001. Folio size. Includes my chapter, “The Camo Cameras in New Zealand.” Hardback in dust jacket. $40. 
    • Aaron Pass, Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook. Edited and revised by Jim Casada. Paperbound. $15.

    NEW AND USED BOOKS

    • Dick Alford, Wild Turkeys from Shot to Pot. No place or date given (but privately printed, 2007). Paperback. 56 pages. Illus. Another of Alford’s ongoing series of chatty, informative books. Lots of good stuff here on how to craft items for the inedible parts of the turkey, cooking, woodscraft, and more. $18.
    • Dick Alford, Tales of the Turkey Trails. Published in a signed, numbered edition of 105 copies, this book traces the life and activities of a man who has more than 200 birds to his credit. 200 pages, amply illustrated, and quite interesting. Paperback. Signed. $35. 
    • Bill Askins (Editor), Turkey Hunter’s Guide. Washington, DC: NRA, 1979. Paperback. 96 pp. Illus. Stories by veteran scribes such as Dalrymple, Harbour, John McDaniel and others. Unusual. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $50. 
    • Wayne Bailey, 50 Years Hunting Wild Turkey. Delmont, PA: Penn’s Woods, 1983. Paperback. [x], 132 pp. Good plus copy of a very rare book. Signed. Seldom offered. $100. 
    • Wayne Bailey, Wayne’s Turkey World: 60 Years of Hunting (Edited with an Introduction and Bibliographical Essay by Jim Casada). Bismarck, ND: Richtman’s Printing, 2002. Paperback. xxxiv, 168 pp. Illus. A well-written and eminently informative work by one of the sports true pioneers as a hunter and a biologist. I’ll inscribe and sign if you desire. $20. 
    • Wayne Bailey and K. T. Rinell, West Virginia Wild Turkey. Charleston, WV: WV DNR, 1968. Paperback. x, 60 pp. Illus., bibliog. Signed. Extremely rare and important. Bailey says “this is the work of which I am proudest.” Very fine. $75.  
    • Otha Barham, Spring Beckonings: Gobblers Call and We Must Go. Privately self-published, 2013. Hardback in dust jacket. Illustrated. 191 pages. A delightful collection of 38 tales from a veteran hunter and sporting scribe who is also a personal friend. Signed and inscribed. $25.  
    • Rick Black, The Wild Turkey Cookbook. Wever, IA: Black Iron Cookin’ Co., 2003. Comb bound (lies flat, which is what you want in a cookbook). 132 pages plus pp. 133-52 comprised of ads. Includes some oddball pieces of narrative but is mostly turkey recipes (and a few for veggies). Useful and practical. $10. 
    • Gerry Blair, Turkey Hunting with Gerry Blair. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1991. Hardback. 280 pp. Illus. Insight from an old-time hunter who was associated in various editorial capacities with Turkey Hunter and Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazines. As new. $15. 
    • Dwain Bland, Some Turkey Scratchings. Delmont, PA: Penn’s woods, 1983. [iv], 108 pp. Illus., bibliog. Near fine and quite rare. Probably less than 1000 in existence. Signed. $175.  
    • Another copy. This one signed and inscribed. Fine. $195. 
    • Dwain Bland, Turkey Hunter’s Digest. Northbrook, IL: DBI Books, 1986. Paperback, large format. Illus. 256 pp. Fine. A detailed “how to” treatment. $18. 
    • Dwain Bland, Turkey Hunter’s Digest. Northbrook, IL: DBI Books, 1194. Paperback. Revised edition of the above book with appreciably different coverage. Illus. 258 pp. Fine. $18. 
    • Frances Bloxam, Little Tom Turkey. Camden, ME: Down East Books, 2005. Hardback in dj. 32 pages. A delightful book in sing-song verse reminiscent of the great Dr. Seuss. I can’t wait until my granddaughter is old enough to appreciate it, and if you have kids or grandkids, share this book with them. Beautifully illustrated by Jim Sollers. $16. 
    • Philip Bourjaily, The Field & Stream Turkey Hunting Handbook. New York: The Lyons Press, 1999. Paperback. x, 115 pp. Illus., index. A useful primer. As new. $10. 16. Wade L. Bourne, Harold Knight & David Hale’s Ultimate Turkey Hunting. Tabor City, NC: Atlantic Publishing Co., 1994. Paperback. x, 182 pp. Illus. Detailed insight from two noted hunters and a fine writer. Signed by Bourne. As new. $25. 
    • Dr. Samuel P. Boyer, The Wild Turkey: A Survey. Johnstown, PA: The Wild Turkey Conservation Association, 1984. Paperbound. 26 pages. States this is “a limited reprint” but does not indicate the limitation. I have never seen a copy of the original. Rare even in this form. $25.
    • James F. Brady, Modern Turkey Hunting. NY: Crown Publishers, 1973. Hardback in dj. Illus. 160 pp. One of the early books of the modern restoration era, with an Introduction by Wayne Bailey. Fine. $20.  
    • Another copy, this one with worn dj. $17.50. 
    • Scott Branton and Ray Berryhill, Pavo! Pavo! The Odyssey of Ocellated Turkey Hunting. Brainerd, MN: Bang Printing, 2007. Hardback in dj. Illus., index. A must if you have thoughts about going after an Ocellated turkey. $40. 
    • Henry P. Bridges, The Woodmont Story. New York: A. S. Barnes, 1953. Hardback. xii, 210 pp. Illus., index. Rare. Fine in fair dust jacket. This is the story of the Woodmont Rod & Gun Club and Bridges’ earnest but unsuccessful efforts to pursue turkey restoration. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $130. 
    • Toby Bridges, Hunting America’s Wild Turkey: Proven Techniques form the Experts. Accokeek, MD: Stoeger Publishing Co., 2001. Paperback. 288 pp. Illus., index. New. $18.  
    • Stewart J. Bristol, Hunting Wild Turkeys in New England. Thorndike, ME: North Country Press, 1986. Paperback. 170 pp. Out-of-print now for many years. As new. $15.
    • Stewart J. Bristol, Stu Bristol’s Guide to . . . Making Your Own Turkey Calls. Self-published, 2010. Paperbound. 72 pages plus fold-out. Illustrated. Signed. $16. 
    • Stu Bristol, Building Turkey Calls and Owl Hooters. Self-published, 2015. Comb-bound. 128 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. $20.  
    • Jack Brobst (with Dr. David Samuel), Bowhunting for Turkeys. [Bangor, PA]: Blue-J, Inc., 1984. Paperback. Xiv, 132 pp. Illus., bibliog. Rare. As new. Signed by author. $30.  
    • Monte Burch, Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting. Humansville, MO: Outdoor World Press, 1989. Paperback. 80 pp. Illus. Interesting, informative, and inexpensive. New. $10. 
    • Monte Burch with Brad Harris, Lohman Guide to Successful Turkey Calling. Humansville, MO: Outdoor World Press, 1995. Paperback. 64 pp. Illus. Missing from many turkey libraries. New. $10.  
    • Doug Camp, Turkey Hunting Spring and Fall. Nashville, TN: Outdoor Skills Bookshelf, 1983. paperback. 165 pp. Illus. A delightful book by an old-time callmaker who really knew his stuff. Getting very hard to find, and with Doug's passing has become a real in-demand item. When they are gone, they're gone. $150. 
    • Another copy, this one signed. $155. 
    • Another copy. This one showing wear although still good. $100. 
    • Jim Casada (Editor), America’s Greatest Game Bird: Archibald Rutledge’s Great Turkey Hunting Tales. Columbia, SC: University of South Carolina Press, 1994. Hardback. New in dj. $30. 
    • Jim Casada, Innovative Turkey Hunting: Advanced Tactics from Brad Harris & Mark Drury. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2001. Paperback. Illus. 204 pp. This work shares the expertise of two fellows with whom I’ve done a bunch of hunting along with a fair measure of my on thoughts and insights. New, and I’ll glad inscribe. $20. 
    • Jim Casada, The Literature of Turkey Hunting: An Annotated Bibliography and Random Scribblings of a Sporting Bibliophile. Hardbound in a slipcase. The book is a limited, signed, and numbered edition of 750 copies with all edges gilt, a ribbon marker, Skivertex cover and Skivertex slipcase, and all the attributes of a limited edition “done right.” $100 (includes shipping and insurance).  
    • Jim Casada, Remembering the Greats: Profiles of Turkey Hunting’s Old Masters. Hardbound in dust jacket. 317 pages. Introduction by Brian Lovett. Profusely illustrated. In-depth profiles of twenty-seven of the sport’s icons. Praised by noted turkey men including Tom Kelly, Jim Spencer, and Steve Hickoff. $40.  
    • Jay Cassell and the Editors of Lyons Press, Strategies of the Nation’s Top Turkey Hunters. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003. Paperbound. Illus. xvii, 222 pages. Index. I wrote two of the twenty-three chapters and will gladly sign if desired. $25.  
    • Gary Clancy, The Complete Hunter: Wild Turkey. Minnetonka, MN: Cowles Publishing, 1997. Hardback. 128 pp. Illus. New. $35.  
    • Bob Clark, Bob Clark’s Cure for Turkey Fever. Privately published, 1987. Paperback. 160 pp. Illus. About fine copy signed and inscribed by author. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $200. 
    • Ron Clough, Close Calls II. Brainerd, MN: Bang Printing for the author, 2009. Hardback in dust jacket. xi, 211 pages. Illustrated. Inscribed and signed. $30. 
    • Chuck Collinge, Nutmeg Turkeys. Ansonia, CT: Housatonic Books, 1992. Paperback. vii, 300 pp. Illus., bibliog. Fine copy of a rare book. Signed. $150.  
    • Richard Combs, Turkey Hunting Tactics of the Pros. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2002. Hardback in dj. viii, 200 pp. Illus. New. $15.  
    • Richard Combs, Advanced Turkey Hunting. Bellvale, NY: Woods N’ Water, 2002. Hardback in dj. viii, 165 pp. Illus., New. $15. 
    • Neil D. “Gobbler” Cost (with Scott Branton and Ray Berryhill), The Last Hurrah. Mississippi State, MS: Branton Berryhill Publishers, 2002. Preface by Gene Smith and Prologue by Brian Lovett. Hardback in dj. Limited edition of 1500. This one was not signed. Cost was near death and unable to sign the books. Illus., bibliog.., index. The third volume in the trilogy. I have a few single copies left. New. $125. 
    • Larry Dablemont, The Greatest Wild Gobblers: Lessons Learned from Old Timers and Old Toms. Barnabas Publishing Services, 1999. Paperback. 172 pp. Illus. Interesting, little-known book. New. Signed and inscribed. $20.  
    • Larry Dablemont, The Greatest Wild Gobblers: Lessons Learned from Old Timers and Old Times. Bolivar, MO: Lightin’ Ridge Books, 2005. Paperbound. vi, 228 pages. Illustrated. New. Signed. An updated, revised and expanded version of the previous book. $25.  
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Double Gobble: Reflections of a Turkey Hunter. Brandon, MS: True Exposures, 2003. Hardback in dj. [xii], 108 pp. Illus. A collection of tales in the old-fashioned “read” style. Signed, inscribed copies. Out of print and difficult to find. $100. 
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Turkey Roost Tales. Hardback in dj. Signed (and I’ll sign the Foreword which I wrote if you wish). $23. 
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Turkey Roost Tales. Limited, numbered, and signed edition of 150 copies. Includes an extra chapter. I’ll sign my Foreword if you wish. No dj. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $75. 
    • Dr. Bobby Dale, Bearded Rednecks: Showin’ Their Tails and Struttin’ Their Stuff. Privately published for the author, 2013. Hardback in dust jacket. xvi, 128 pages. Includes a Preface by Will Primos, a Foreword by Jim Spencer, and an Afterword by Jim Casada. More delightful telling of tales from the good Mississippi doctor. If you don’t smile at some points, chuckle aloud and others, and find a catch in your throat and mist in your eyes elsewhere, you ain’t got a turkey hunter’s soul. Read it. You won’t regret it. $23  
    • Henry Edwards Davis, The American Wild Turkey. Georgetown, SC: Small-Arms Technical Publishing Company, 1949. First edition of the cornerstone of turkey literature. Book is very fine. The lovely dust jacket, so often missing, is very good. It features lovely art work of a gobbler in flight. Extremely rare and an attractive price at $1200.  
    • Another copy, also with the dust jacket. Book is near fine, marred only by black marking on the back end paper covering a previous owner’s name and address. Dust jacket is about goods with some repaired tears at the top and a small spot at the top right where a price sticker appears to have been removed. Still very attractive copy of a true rarity, $1125.  
    • Another copy of the first edition. This one is very fine but lacks original dust jacket. It does have a dj but it is a manufactured one showing a gobbler (from a painting by Walter Bahl). Also interesting is an example of the 1956 three-cent wildlife conservation stamp of a turkey in flight pasted to the front end paper. There are additionally three little snippets of Hal Sharp’s “Sportsman’s Digest” on turkey hunting tipped in. $950.  
    • Another copy of the first edition. This one is good. Solid and tight, clean internally, but lacks dust jacket and the spine is darkened. Still a nice copy of a very rare and desirable book. Great buy at $525. 
    • Henry Edwards Davis, The American Wild Turkey. Medon, TN: Old Masters, n. d. (circa 1985). Hardback reprint of the 1949 edition. No dust jacket (as published). The best book, in my opinion, ever written on the subject. One major bookseller just offered this book at $150 and called it affordable. $100.  
    • George Denka, Jr., 2013 Turkey Call Collectors’ Guide. Blythewood, SC: Privately printed for the author, 2013. Paperbound. Illustrated. Xxii, 237 pages. Useful guide based on Internet research and sales. As new. Signed and inscribed. $40. 
    • Daniel A. Dia Paul, Turkey Hunting’s Finer Points. Bloomington, IN: 1st Books, 2000. Paperback. 108 pp. Illus. New. Signed and inscribed. $20.  
    • James G. Dickson (Compiler and Editor), The Wild Turkey. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books (for the NWTF), 1992. Hardback in dj. 463 pp. Illus., extensive bibliog.., index. New. A coffee table size book of great importance. A real bargain at $30.  
    • Jack Dudley, The Greatest Moments of My Life. DeKalb, MS: Privately published, 1991. Hardback in dust jacket (the book is fine and dust jacket good). [xiv], 114 pages. Illustrated. Signed (as is every copy of this book I have ever seen). An extremely rare item. This is only the fourth copy I have ever offered. Almost impossible to find. $800. 
    • Oak Duke, Springtime in the Turkey Woods. Privately published, 2003. Paperback. Illus. viii, 145 pp. A collection of some 50 stories from a veteran turkey hunter. Signed and inscribed. New. $20.  
    • Charlie Elliott, Field Guide to Wild Turkey Hunting. Delmont, PA: Penn’s Woods, 1984. Paperback. 83 pages. Rare. $100. 
    • Charles Elliott, Turkey Hunting with Charlie Elliott: The Old Professor Tells About America’s Big-Game Bird (with a Foreword by William E. Rae). New York: David McKay, 1979. Hardback. Xii, 275 pages. Illus., bibliog., index. Fine. Great reading. $50. 
    • Simon Everitt, Tales of Wild Turkey Hunting. Medon, TN: Old Masters, 1984. Hardback. A delightful collection of stories by an old-time North Carolina hunter who styled himself “The Kurnel” makes fascinating reading. The original is almost impossible to find and there is no other reprint. New. No dj (as issued). I recently saw this reprint advertised for $135! Only $50. 
    • Ray Eye, Practical Turkey Hunting Strategies. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2003. xii, 257 pp. Illus., index. New and revised edition of the Pearce and Eye book (see below). New. $25. 
    • Ray Eye, Ray Eye’s Turkey Hunter’s Bible: The Tips, Tactics, and Secrets of a Professional Turkey Hunter. NY: Skyhorse Books, 2012. Hardbound in dust jacket. xxv, 226 pages. Illustrated lavishly. Signed. New. A fine book by one of the sport’s true personalities. $25.  
    • Rich Faler, Urban Turkey: Hunting Spring Gobblers Close to Civilization. Greenville, PA: Beaver Pond Publishing, 1992. Paperback. 96 pp. Illus. As new. $15. 
    • J. Wayne Fears, On Target for Successful Turkey Hunting. Mequon, WI: Target Communications, 1983. Paperback. 92 pages. Illustrated. Sound, useful “how to” information by a man who has been involved in the sport for a long time. Fine. $25. 
    • J. Wayne Fears (editor), The Wild Turkey Book. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1981. Illustrated by Tom Hennessy. 274 pages. Hardback. Limited, numbered edition of 1000 signed by the editor, artist, and publisher. Boxed with all edges gilt, gold embossing, ribbon marker, and other attributes of a fine book. Very fine copy of a collection of some of the finest tales every written about turkey hunting. $200. 
    • Another copy, this one of the trade edition (2nd printing—lacks box and signature pages of limited edition). 1982. Good. $30. 
    • Tom Fegely, Hunting Pennsylvania Turkeys. Cherryville, PA: B & T Outdoor Enterprises, 2004. With a Foreword by Rob Keck. Paperback. ix, 304 pages. Illustrated. Fegely, one of the country’s leading outdoor writers, gives us a book on his home state which I wish could be duplicated for every state. Detailed, with lots of photos, the book touches all the bases. $20.  
    • The same book, this time in a limited, numbered, and signed hardback edition of 200 copies. Beautiful cover with a medallion-like inset of a gobbler in strut, gilt print on cover and spine, and ribbon marker. Tom, a grand friend and one of the true gentlemen of the outdoors world, died of Lewy Body Dementia. I miss him greatly. Expect the value of this work to rise because of his passing. $75. 
    • Marty Fischer, Limbhangers and 4-letter Words: Trials and Tribulations of a Turkey Hunter. Chapel Hill, NC: Professional Press, 2007. Hardback in dj. Viii, 208 pages. Illus. For those of you who love tale telling and misery sharing, this is one of those books you won’t want to miss. The author is known for his wingshooting expertise, but his true passion is turkey hunting. Signed, numbered edition (of 1,500). $50. 
    • Jon L. Freis, Wild Turkey Dogs: Choosing, Training and Hunting. Oneida, WI: Turkey Dog Ridge Books, 2007. 2nd edition. Paperbound. 42 pages. Illustrated. Signed. Most notable for Parker Whedon’s essay “Training a Turkey Dog.” $20. 
    • Tom Gaskins, Tom Tells Tall Turkey Tales: 62½ Tips on Hunting Wild Turkey. Palmdale, FL: Privately Printed, 1965. Paperback. 36 pages. Insightful and delightful wisdom from an old master. $40. 
    • Tom Gaskins, Florida Facts and Fallacies. Palmdale, FL: Privately printed, 1978. Paperback. 56 pages. Not turkey hunting, but mostly outdoors oriented and a must if you are a Gaskins fan. $40. 
    • Tom Gaskins, We Talk Turkey. Palmdale, FL: Privately printed, 1983. Paperback. 72 unnumbered pages. A collection of dozens of stories and/or anecdotes of turkey hunting, many containing a specific tip, solicited by Gaskins from hunters he had known. Enjoyable reading. $40. 
    • Denny Geurink, Hunting the Wild Turkey in Michigan. Farmington Hills, MI: Michigan NWTF, 1989. Paperback. [vi], 106 pp. Illus. About fine. Very rare and missing from most collections. $175. 
    • Bob Gooch, In Search of the Wild Turkey. Waukegan, IL: Great Lakes Press, 1978. Hardback in dj. Pp. 182. Illus. A state-by-state look at turkey hunting by an old-time outdoor writer. $30. 
    • Marc Greer, How to Turkey Hunt: The Real Truth About How It Is Done. Lincoln, NE: Writers Club Press, 2002. Paperbound.xiv, 83 pages. Illus. Obscure item. Very fine. $15. OUT OF STOCK  
    • Gesna Felts Griffith, Happy Times Hunting in Alabama’s Beautiful Woods. No date or place (privately printed). Paperback. Illustrated. 58 pages. Very fine. Rare. Signed. This is a reprint of the original, and can be distinguished primarily by the paper stock. $30.  
    • Chip Gross, Home, at Last, Is the Hunter. Fredericktown, OH: Wordsmith, 1993. Hardback in dj. 224 pages. Illus. Quite difficult to find. Fine. $100.  
    • Earl Groves, Talking Tomfoolery (with Expert Commentary by Ben Rogers Lee and a Foreword by H. Lea Lawrence). Privately printed, 1977. Paperback. viii, 101 pages. Illustrated. Good plus copy of an extremely rare book that is almost impossible to find. Signed and inscribed. $150. 
    • Another copy. Good only. Signed and inscribed. $120. 
    • Earl Groves, Talking Tomfoolery 2000. Wildwood Publications, no date (c. 2000). Wraps. xiv, 347 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. $15. 
    • Michael Hanback, Spring Gobbler Fever: Your Complete Guide to Spring Turkey Hunting. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996. Paperback. 256 pages. Fully illustrated. Wisdom from a skilled hunter whom I consider one of the best modern writers on the sport. Covers all key areas of the sport. New. $10. 
    • William F. Hanenkrat, The Education of a Turkey Hunter. NY: Winchester Press, 1974. Hardback. 216pages. Illus. Fine copy in fine dj. Difficult to locate, especially in this condition. $30.  
    • Frank P. Harben, Hunting Wild Turkeys in the Everglades. Safety Harbor, FL: Harben Publishing Co., 1982. Paperback. 341 pages. Illus. Very fine. Becoming quite rare. Signed copy and a bargain at $25.  
    • Dave Harbour, Advanced Wild Turkey Hunting and World Records. NY: Winchester Press, 1983. 284 pages. Hardback, illustrated. Fine in dj. The best-known book from one of the sport’s best-known modern personalities. $30. 
    • Another copy. Good only in dj. $25.  
    • Dave Harbour, Hunting the American Wild Turkey. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Press, 1975. Very fine in dust jacket. Hardback. 256 pages. $35. 
    • Another copy, this one fine in dj, but some staining from tape holding dj (tape has been removed). Signed and dated. $25. 
    • Howard Harlan, Turkey Calls: An Enduring American Folk Art. [Nashville, TN]: Harlan/Anderson Press, 1994. Hardback in dj. Pp. xxii, 170. Illustrated, index. This carefully researched, lavishly illustrated work is a definitive treatment of the evolution of turkey callmaking. It includes highly useful chapters on key figures in the sport’s history including E. A. McIlhenny, Henry Edwards Davis, Tom Turpin, M. L. Lynch, and others. Highly recommended. Inscribed. This one is destined to become a classic $75. 
    • Scott Haugen, Western Turkey Hunting: Strategies for All Levels. Self-published, 2013. Paperbound. Illustrated (mostly color), index. 203 pages. A nicely done book by an experienced writer and turkey hunter. Signed and inscribed. $21.
    • Bob Henderson, Jr., The Fire Tower. Bloomington, IND: 1stBooks, 2003. Hardback in dj. x, 100 pp. A collection of tales, each introduced with a quote from great turkey hunting writers of yesteryear. Signed and inscribed. $30. 
    • Gratten Hepler, Turkey Dog Tales. Bloomington, IND: Author House, 2004. Paperback. 102 pages. Illus. A Virginia hunter’s chronicle of a lifetime of experiences of hunting turkeys with a dog. Hepler knows his stuff and lives in a state with a rich tradition of this aspect of the sport. Signed. $30. 
    • Tim Herald, Gobblers I Have Known . . . The Evolution and Ramblings of a Turkey Hunter. FirstBooks for the author, 2001. Paperbound. viii, 171 pages. A nicely done work by a guy who has since made a nice niche for himself in the hunting world through efforts as varied as booking hunts to hosting a TV show. Ex lib. but with minimal markings and corners and spine nicely reinforced with clear protective covering of a type I have never seen but which is a real plus for any paperback book. $130. 
    • Oliver H. Hewitt (ed.), The Wild Turkey and Its Management. Washington, D. C.: The Wildlife Society, 1967. Hardback in dj xiv, 589 pp. Illustrated (including color plates), extensive bibliography, index. Rare and very important. Exceptionally nice copy in the colorful dj showing a gobbler taking flight. $70. 
    • A lesser copy but still quite nice with dust jacket present (repaired chip in dj at top). The book itself is fine. $50. 
    • Another copy. Lacks dj. $40. 
    • Steve Hickoff, Fall & Winter Turkey Hunter’s Handbook. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007. Paperback. xvi, 240 pp. Illus, bibliog., index. This is the first modern book to look at the sport from a traditional perspective; that is to say, hunting in fall and winter. Hickoff knows his stuff and has long been a dedicated fall hunter. If you hunt in the fall or intend to, this book is an absolute must. Signed. $23. 
    • John Higley, Hunting Wild Turkeys in the West. Stevensville, MT: Stoneydale Publishing Co., 1990. Paperback. 154 pp. Illustrated. As new. $22.50.  
    • Tom Hindman, Autumn Agendas and Affirmations: A Fall Turkey Hunting Clinic. Paperbound. 38 pages. Illustrated. Number and signed limited edition of 250 copies. As new. $75. 
    • D. B. Howard, Spring Gobbler Hunting Dilemma: Gobble Hang-Ups—Probable Causes; Possible Solutions. Published by West Virginia state chapter of the NWTF. No date or place given. Paperbound. 22 pages. Signed, as new. Very rare item. $200. 
    • Larry F. Hudson, Bearded Bird. Privately printed, 1981. Paperback. 144 pp. Illus. As new. A rare item missing from most collections. Hudson tells me that only 1,000 copies of this intriguing, folksy work were printed, and they are virtually all gone. Sure to be a choice item in the future. $50.  
    • Another copy. This one a bit bent at spine but otherwise fine. $35.  
    • Bob Humphrey, New England Turkey Hunting: Strategies for Success. (Foreword by Jim Casada—I’ll gladly inscribe if you wish). Pownal, ME: Sport-Ventures, 2003. Paperback. 278 pp. Illus. A fine new book by a dedicated hunter. While its title and a portion of the book are region-specific, most of it has applicability all across the country. $20.  
    • Bob Humphrey, Pro Tactics Turkey Hunting. Guilford, CT: The Lyons Press, 2009. Paperbound. xii, 132 pages. Illus. Signed. Very fine. $21. 
    • Helen Hunter, Turkey Hunting with Grandpa (with illustrations by Grant Rozeboom). Kearny, NE: Hunter House Publications, 2000. Paperback. 155 pages. New and signed by author. A delightful tale of the special relationship between a youngster and his turkey hunting grandfather which evokes pleasant memories of Robert Ruark’s timeless work, The Old Man and the Boy. While written with a youthful audience in mind, this is a book which will give every reader a chronic case of the “warm fuzzies.” Buy it, read it, and share it with a youthful friend or family member. You’ll be richly rewarded. $14.  
    • Matt Huntley, Old School in a Modern Age: Turkey Hunting Tales from the Central Carolinas. No place, publisher, or date given (self-published in 2015). Paperbound. Illus. 184 pages. Signed by author. $25.  
    • Joe Hutto, Illumination in the Flatwoods. NY: Lyons & Burford, 1995. Hardback in dj. Pp. 240. Illus., bibliog. A fascinating and delightful book on “A Season with the Wild Turkey” which focuses on the author’s interaction with a group of birds which imprinted on him. If you want deeper understanding of the turkey’s world, this beautifully written book is for you. As new copy of first edition (already hard to find). $125. 
    • Another copy, this one ex lib. but with dust jacket present. $50. Only one copy available. 
    • Same book in paperback. $20. 
    • Bart Jacob with Ben Conger, The Grand Spring Turkey Hunt. Piscataway, NJ: Winchester Press, 1985. Hardback in dj. 194 pages. Illus., index. Fine. An important work which is quite difficult to locate. $75.  
    • M. D. Johnson, Successful Turkey Hunting. Iola, WI: Krause, 2002. Paperback. Large format. Illus. 144 pages. $14. 
    • Ransom Jones, Turkey Tracks: From Hatch to Harvest. Brookhaven, MS: Larsen’s Outdoor Publishing, 1995. Paperback. 288 pp. Illus. Inscribed copy of a detailed, insightful work, which the author calls “a complete textbook,” giving an old-time hunter’s insights on the sport he loves. Folksy and fun, this is a book missing from many turkey hunting libraries. New. $25. 
    • Mike Joyner, Hills of Truxton: Stories & Travels of a Turkey Hunter. N. Charleston, SC: BookSurge, 2005. Paperback. X 212 pages. Illus., index. Signed, numbered copies of the first printing of 120, with a business card tipped in. $25. 
    • Same book, but in hardbound form. $35.  

    TOM KELLY



    Long ago in a review of one of Tom’s books, I dubbed him the “poet laureate” of the wild turkey. The moniker, a richly deserved one, stuck. By any standard of measurement—longevity of literary production, intellect, grasp of the myriad intangibles of turkey hunting, knowledge of history, amazing memory, or other traits I could list thanks to having spent some delightful times in Tom’s company, he’s one of a kind. Now a nonagenarian, he continues to churn out material with a degree of industry most folks who are much younger can only envy. I’ve got a vast stock of Kelly books, and many of the items listed below are offered at truly bargain prices thanks to some fortuitous purchases, overstocks, or the simple need to clear some shelf space.

    • Tom Kelly, Absent Companions. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc., 2008. Hardback in dust jacket. Signed. Another classic from the master of turkey hunting tales. We all have absent companions - human, canine, equine or others - and the concept inspired me to follow a similar thread in a newspaper column I write for the little weekly newspaper in the town where I grew up. Great stuff, as always. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, The Best of Tom Kelly. Limited, numbered, and signed edition of 1,000 copies. Bound in full leather with all edges gilt, ribbon marker, gold lettering on spine, and other attributes of a top-quality book. Includes introductory comments from Jim Spencer and yours truly (we selected the pieces which are included in the book) along with some new material from the Colonel and more than 30 of his finest pieces. A long awaited book sure to be a classic. After a lot of prodding from my good buddy Jim Spencer and me, Tom Kelly agreed to let us select stories from his many books to make up a new work, “The Best of Tom Kelly.” The book, published in a limited, numbered, and signed edition of 1,000 copies, bound in full leather and with gold lettering on the spine, a ribbon marker, all edges gilt, etc., is a dandy. It contains 34 of Tom’s finest stories, Spencer and I wrote introductory comments, the Colonel added his witty preliminary remarks, and the end result was a book no Kelly fan can ignore. Get yours while it is still available and while I’ve got copies. Signed. $75.  
    • Tom Kelly, Better on a Rising Tide. NY: The Lyons Press, 1995. Hardback. 1st edition. Getting hard to find. [vi], 184 pp. New. Vintage Kelly in every sense. Signed. $50.  
    • Second printing of same book. Again printed in a small press run. Signed. $45.  
    • Tom Kelly, Dealer’s Choice. NY: The Lyons Press, (1998). Hardback. xi, 116 pp. Reprint of the 1983 original. New in dj. $30.  
    • Tom Kelly, Faces in the Crowd. Spanish Fort, AL: Privately printed, 2002. Hardback in dj. 150 pp. Vintage Kelly in every sense, and one story, “An Afternoon on the Handles,” may be the finest thing he has ever written. Signed. Almost impossible to find, and you won’t find it cheaper anywhere. $150. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. 
    • Tom Kelly, A Few Loose Chapters. Spanish Fort, AL: Privately printed, 2003. [vi], Hardback in dj. 131 pp. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, A Fork in the Road. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc., 2007. Hardback in dj. Signed. Illus. Comes with a two-hour instructional DVD. This one is a dramatic departure for Tom, inasmuch as it is an instructional primer rather than just an exercise in storytelling. Still, he teaches in his inimitable fashion, and rest assured old Tom knows his stuff. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, A Hat Full of Rabbits! Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, 2006. Hardback in dust jacket. 12 rollicking tales, 150 pages, of the inimitable Colonel Tom’s stuff. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, Ol’ Tom & Laura. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc. 2008. Hardback in dust jacket. 191 pages. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, Payback. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc., 2010. Hardback in dust jacket. viii, 207 pages. Signed. New. $20. 
    • Tom Kelly, Point of View. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc., 2012. Hardback in dust jacket. 10 tales told in the inimitable Kelly fashion. X 163 pages. Signed. $20.  
    • Tom Kelly, Take Back in Fancy. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc., 2005. Hardback in dj. 169 pages. Fourteen more timeless tales from the master. Signed. $20.  
    • Same book (4th printing) without dj. Not signed. $75.  
    • Same book, this time the seventh printing of 1994. Fine in fine dust jacket. $125.  
    • Same book, this one the special 40th anniversary edition. Limited to 1000 numbered and signed copies. New in dust jacket with ribbon marker. $40.  
    • Tom Kelly, Their Old Inhabitants. Lakeland, FL: Tom Kelly, Inc. 2011. Hardback in dj. x, 176 pages. Signed by author. $20.  
    • Tom Kelly, The Season. NY: Lyons & Burford, 1996. First edition. Very fine in dj. Signed and inscribed. Second only to the first edition of Tenth Legion, Kelly’s rarest book. First copies I’ve had for quite a while. $250.  
    • Same book in reprinted form. $25. 

    THE SPECIAL TOM KELLY COLLECTION


    • I managed to acquire a few sets of the leather-bound Tom Kelly collection. The set consists of eight books in four volumes, together with a slipcase to hold the collection. The books are his first eight books, some of which are no longer available in print. These sets are part of a special edition of 1,000 signed, numbered copies. These are attractive books, with bright maroon binding, gilt on the spines, gilt edges, ribbon markers, and striking color photos, protected by a tissue sheet, at the start of each volume. An absolute must for the serious Kelly fan or collector. $250. ONLY ONE SET LEFT. 
    • Mary C. Kennamer, Ronnie E. Brenneman, and James Earl Kennamer, Guide to the American Wild Turkey. Edgefield, SC: NWTF, 1992. Combbound.vi, 156 pages. Illustrated. Uncommon. Fair condition only. $20.  
    • Tim Knight, Bowhunting Turkeys A to Z with Tim Knight. No place given [Privately printed for the author, Dublin, Georgia], n. d. (circa 2006). Paperback. 52 pages. Illustrated. Signed. Only the second book ever to deal exclusively with bowhunting for turkeys, and this one is a dandy. At the time of the book’s publication the author had taken 45 gobblers with a stick and string, and by any standards of measurement that qualifies him as an authority. New. $20.  
    • Jay Langston, Turkey Hunter’s Tool Kit: Shooting Savvy. Accokeek, MD: Stoeger Publishing Co., 2002. Hardback. 128 pp. Lavishly illustrated, index. The former editor of Turkey Call who also happens to be a long-time hunting buddy shares his considerable knowledge of the tools of the turkey hunter’s trade, with a special focus on guns, loads, scopes, choke tubes, and related items. There is also plenty of information on hunts and hunting. Great photography and a “must own” book. New. Signed. $14. 
    • Roger M. Latham, The Complete Book of the Wild Turkey. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole, 1976. Hardback. New, revised edition Illus. by Ned Smith. 228 pp. Illus., bibliog., index. Fine in dust jacket. Important and becoming difficult to find. $30. 
    • Ben Rodgers Lee, The Turkey Hunting World of Ben Lee. Huntsville, AL: Resta Corp., 1983. Paperback. Illus. 166 pp. Fine. A rare and much-in-demand item. $200.  
    • Another copy, this one very good. $175. 
    • Same book, this one the 2003 reprint. Signed by Ben Lee, Jr. $20.  
    • John C. Lee, Novice Wild Turkey Hunting in South Carolina. No place or publisher given, 2007. Introduction by Jim Casada. Paperbound. viii, 190 pages. Illustrated. Signed by author (and I’ll gladly sign as well if you wish). $25.  
    • Andrew L. Lewand, The Turkey Chronicles. Charleston, SC: Bucksnort Publishing, 2010. Paperbound. Illustrated. 90 pages. Signed by author. $18. 
    • James C. Lewis, The World of the Wild Turkey. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1973. Hardback in dj. Fine.158 pp. Illus., index. One of the earliest efforts of the modern hunting era. Getting difficult to find. $35. 
    • Another copy. Dust jacket worn. $27.50. 
    • J. Stokley Ligon, History and Management of Merriam’s Wild Turkey. Albuquerque: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1946. Paperback. x, 84 pp. Illus., map. A rare early study, funded by Pittman-Robertson Funds, on the Merriam’s. Missing from most collections and very difficult to find. Good. $95. 
    • Brian Lovett, Hunting Pressured Turkeys. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2007. xii, 195 pages. Lavishly illustrated, index. A beautifully done, information-packed book from a good friend and the Editor of Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine. New. Signed. $20. 
    • Another copy. This one damaged (top corner bumped). $10. 
    • Brian Lovett, Hunting Tough Turkeys. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2010. viii, 200 pages. Paperbound. Lavishly illustrated (in color). Index. New. Signed. $22. 
    • Brian Lovett (Editor), The Turkey Hunters (With an Introduction by Jim Casada). Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2003. Hardback in dj. 208 pp. Illus. Anthology of the best of Turkey & Turkey Hunting magazine. Signed by the Editor and yours truly. $20.  
    • Brian Lovett (Editor), Turkey Hunters’ Almanac—2005. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2005. Paperbound. 208 pages. Illustrated. As new. Signed. Although the date in the title might suggest that this was to be an annual publication, such was not the case. This is the only Almanac published. It is missing from most collections and is little known. $25.  
    • Herb McClure, Native Turkeys and a Georgia Mountain Turkey Hunter. Self-published, 2012. Paperback. Illustrated. 204 pages. A fine account by an old-time turkey hunter whose entire experience has been on public land. Interesting and informative. The man clearly knows his stuff. Signed. $20.  
    • John McDaniel, The American Wild Turkey: Hunting Tactics and Techniques. NY: The Lyons Press, 2000. Hardback. 248 pp. Arguably the most important book on turkey hunting to appear in a generation, this is a must for every serious turkey hunter’s collection. Now out of print and already becoming difficult to locate. If you don’t have it, get it now. $20.  
    • John McDaniel, Spring Turkey Hunting: The Serious Hunter’s Guide. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1986. Hardback in dust jacket. 219 pp. Illus., index. Signed. Important work which is in considerable demand. $100. 
    • John McDaniel, The Turkey Hunter’s Book. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1980. Limited edition of 1000 copies. Signed by author, illustrator, and publisher. 148 pp. Boxed edition with ribbon marker. Very fine and quite rare. $250. 
    • Another copy. This one the paperback trade edition. New. $15.  
    • Kenny McDonald, You Might Be a Turkey Hunter If . . . 1st Books, 2001. Paperback. Illus. 118 pp. A humorous collection of thoughts and comments which capture the essence of the collective character of turkey hunters. Inscribed and signed by the author, with a bookmark featuring the book’s cover tipped in. $14. 
    • Ron McGaughey, The Book on Turkey Hunting. No place or publisher given, 2011. Paperbound (large format). 132 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. As new. $30. 
    • Another copy, unsigned. $25. Only one copy available. 
    • Edward A. McIlhenny, The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting. Medon, TN: Old Masters, 1984. Hardback. xii, 245 pp. A true cornerstone of any turkey hunting library. The original sells for prices at or near four figures. New (no dj as issued). I regularly see this offered at more than twice my price of $80. 
    • Edward A. McIlhenny, The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting. Camden, SC: The Premier Press, 1986. Hardback. With a new introduction by John Randolph. From a limited, numbered edition of 3000 copies. As new. Leather bound (beautiful red binding), gold embossing, all edges gilt, ribbon marker, marbled end papers, indeed, all, the appurtenances of the finest in book binding. A true collector’s item. $150. 
    • Michael Marks, Neil Cost: Magic with Wood. Edited by Jim Casada. Pittsburg, PA: Long Cane Press, 2004. Numbered copy of printing of 1500, still in original box. A must collector’s item for any fan of Neil Cost, the most famous of all callmakers. The book is beautifully illustrated with top-quality photos of Cost calls. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $450 (four copies are available through Internet sources for prices in the $2,000 to $5,000 range. The book isn’t worth that much, but it’s a treasure.) 
    • Raymond M. Masciarella, II, “Most Perfect:” An Illustrated Guide to M. L. Lynch Turkey Calls. North Palm Beach, FL: Privately printed, 2013. Leatherbound in signed, numbered limited edition of 500. xiv, 172 pages. Each book is accompanied by a matching number Lynch box call signed by Allen Jenkins (Lynch’s successor). A lovely effort sure to become a classic. I have two available. $250. 
    • John H. Mettler, Jr., Wild Turkeys: Hunting and Watching. Pownal, VT: Storey Books, 1998. Paperback. Viii, 167 pp. Illus., index. Particularly useful on the habits of turkeys and on dressing and cooking your bird. A straightforward “how to” book. New. $10.  
    • Shawn Meyer, Conner’s Spring Gobbler. Illustrated by Reed Sprunger. No pagination. Hardback with illustrated cover. Internal color illustrations throughout. A delightful tale to share with hunters of the future. I intend to read it to my granddaughter on her next visit. Signed. $15. 
    • Earl Mickel, Turkey Callmakers Past and Present: Mick’s Picks. Privately printed, 1994. Paperback. Viii, 253 pp. Illus., index. Fine. Virtually impossible to find in this condition. $750. 
    • I have a number of lesser copies of this book ranging in price from $450 to $700. Contact me for details.
    • Earl Mickel, Turkey Callmakers Past and Present: The Rest of the Best. Beach Lake, PA: Privately printed, 1999. viii, 264 pages. Lavishly illustrated. The second volume of Mickel’s exhaustive look at callmakers. This one nicely done in hardback with color plates. Now out-of-print, and likely destined to become just as much in demand as Earl’s first book. I would advise getting the book while you can. As new. Signed. $350. 
    • Earl Mickel, Longbeards, Callmakers and Memories. Privately printed for the author, 2005. Large format hardback. Xiv, 258 pages. Illus., index. The final book of Mickel’s trilogy. The author covers another 100 or so callmakers and gives state-by-state accounts of hunts that led to killing a turkey in every state except Alaska (which has no turkeys). Sure to become a classic, as have Earl’s earlier works. Signed copies. New. $40.  
    • Kitty Milbank, The Flighty Prince. New York: Privately printed, 1961. Hardback. 66 pages. Illustrated. A lovely book, with gilt edges, gilt tile imprint and image of a gobbler on the front and lovely illustrations by John Henry Dick (there are also photographs). It deals with a quarter century of turkey hunting at South Carolina‘s Turkey Hill Plantation, which the Milbanks owned. The book consists of 25 episodes ranging from the author’s first hunt to “Pouring Rain” and “A Nervous Wreck.” Noteworthy for several reasons, including its rarity, the fact that I’m pretty sure it is the first turkey hunting book written by a woman (at least I don’t know of another one before it), and its lovely appearance. A very fine copy. $150. 
    • Another copy, very fine internally and equally nice externally except the buckram has rubbed and worn through at the top front corners. $110. 
    • Jeremiah Milbank (with Grace Perry Fox), Turkey Hill Plantation. Hardback. Privately printed, 1966. [x], 128 pp. Illus. Good copy with some rubbing to quarter bound leather. Rare. $150. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. 
    • James “Mitch” Mitchell, Situational Turkey Hunting. Sulphur, LA: Wise publications for the author, 2011. Paperbound. iv, 147 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. Almost two dozen chapters worth of tales. Each ends with a “situation and solution” section, so this book is both a primer and collection of stories. As new. $18.  
    • Ken Morgan, Turkey Hunting: A One Man Game. Baton Rouge, LA: Moran Colorgraphic, 1987. Hardback. xiv, 194 pp. Illus. Inscribed copy. No dust jacket but otherwise as new. Becoming quite rare. A delightful book. $65. You won’t find a better price. 
    • Henry S. Mosby and Charles O. Handley, The Wild Turkey in Virginia. Richmond, VA: Commission of Game and Inland Fisheries, 1943. Hardback. xx, 281 pp. Illus., including a color frontispiece. A rare, early item. Very good. $150. 
    • Mossy Oak, Adventures of the Camo Cameras. Brandon, MS: True Exposures Publishing, 2001. Hardback. Illus. 144 pp. Includes my “The Camo Cameras in New Zealand.” Beautiful photos. I’ll gladly sign if you wish. $20.  
    • Jim Nabors, Takin’ Spring Longbeards. Oklahoma City, OK: Wild-N-True Co., 1994. Paperback. xiv, 88 pp. Illus. Tips and tactics of all sorts. Missing from most collections. Inscribed and signed. $30.  
    • NWTF’s Wild Turkey stamps in special presentation folder with a first day of issue cover bearing the post office imprint of the town of Turkey, North Carolina. Each of these items includes a description of the year’s wild turkey stamp and the actual $5 stamp. I have these items for the years 1981, 1982 (2 of this year’s offering), 1983 (2 of this year’s offering), 1984, and 1985. These items are unusual and will likely become increasingly collectible with the passage of each year. All are in very fine condition. $30 each. 
    • Robert Hitt Neill, The Flaming Turkey. Leland, MS: Mississippi River Publishing Co., 1986. Hardback in dust jacket. xiv. 178 pages. Illustrated by Bob Tompkins. Signed and inscribed. $125. 
    • Another copy. This one not signed. $100. 
    • Robert Hitt Neill, The Jakes! Leland, MS: Mississippi River Publishing Co., 1990. Hardback in dj. Very fine in very fine dj. 331 pages. Illustrated. This book, along with its predecessor, The Flaming Turkey, has become quite desirable among collectors. There’s a bit of history here. The author, whom you will discover is an exceptionally talented writer, turned out to be a scoundrel as well. Some of his publishing activities got him permanently kicked out of a national outdoor writers’ group, saw him resign from a regional group in precipitous fashion to avoid being booted, and the Attorney General’s office in the state of Mississippi, after investigating his publishing business, issued a “cease and desist” order explicitly banning him from further publishing. Those developments, and some unpaid bills to printers, apparently resulted in short print runs. Hence these books, which are a delight for all the author’s sordid background, are in considerable demand. $95. 
    • Gene Nunnery, I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills. Meridian, MS: Portals Books, 1986. Hardback in dj. Vii, 144 pp. Illus. For some reason this book is quite rare while Nunnery’s first volume is comparatively easy to locate. Fine in fine dj. $200. 
    • Another copy. Still in dust jacket but dj good only. $180. 
    • Another copy. This one warmly inscribed, dated (March 18, 1991), and signed. Very fine in fine dust jacket. $225 
    • Gene Nunnery, The Old Pro Turkey Hunter (with a Foreword by Ben Rodgers Lee). Meridian, MS: Portals, 1980. Hardback in dj. viii, 144 pages. Illus. Very fine copy. A classic in every sense. $50. 
    • Another copy. This one warmly inscribed, dated (March 18, 1991), and signed. Very fine in fine dust jacket. $60. 
    • Outdoor Life (Editors), Turkey Season. Minnetonka, MN: Cowles Creative Publishing, 2000. Paperback. 224 pp. Illus. A collection of 28 pieces by various writers covering all aspects of the turkey hunting experience. New. $15. 
    • Aaron Pass, Team Realtree Turkey Hunting Fieldbook (Edited and revised by Jim Casada). Columbus, GA: Jordan Outdoor Enterprises, 2001. Paperback. 96 pp. Illustrated (includes a center portfolio of color pictures). A first-rate primer covering all aspects of the sport and with a selection of “memorable hunts” from Realtree pro staffers thrown in for good measure. I’ll gladly inscribe if desired. New. $15. 
    • Michael Pearce, Hunting Wild Turkeys with Ray Eye. Harrisburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 1990. Hardback. 208 pp. Illus. As new in dj. Rare. Signed by the author. $75.  
    • Lyle E. Petersen and Arthur H. Richardson, The Wild Turkey in the Black Hills. Pierre, SD: SD Dept. of Game, Fish and Parks, 1975. Bulletin Number 6. Paperbound with a lovely color cover. x, 52 pages. Illustrated. Near fine. $40.  
    • Troy Everett Peterson, Five Beards: Legend of the Ozark Hills. Oronogo, Missouri: TPeterson Publishing, 2007. Paperback. Color illustrations. A delightfully told tale of a grand gobbler, good guys, greedy poachers, and more. Youngsters will love it, and I did too. Signed. $12.   
    • Troy Everett Peterson, White Wing, the Merriam's Turkey: King of the Spanish Peaks. Peterson Publishing, 2008. 24 pages. Lavishly illustrated. Signed. $12.  
    • John E. Phillips, The Masters’ Secrets: Turkey Hunting. Lakeland, FL: Larsen’s Publishing, 1991. Paperback. 160 pp. Illus. $15. 
    • John E. Phillips, Outdoor Life Complete Turkey Hunting. NY: Outdoor Life Books, 1988. Hardback. 318 pp. Illustrated. Very fine in vf dj. Signed copy. $35. 
    • John Phillips, PhD Gobblers. Cedar Rapids, IA: Hunter’s Specialties, 2005. Hardback. 160 pages. Illus. Never mind the rather humorous failure to omit full stops in “Ph. D.” in the title, and rather more proofreading shortcomings than one would like, this is a delightful book. It features some of the finest turkey hunters around—members of the H. S. staff such as Eddie Salter, Matt Morrett, Alex Rutledge, and Ray Eye. I’ve hunted with these guys and to a man they know their stuff. You’ll learn a lot from them. $30. 
    • John Phillips, Secrets of Successful Turkey Hunting. Chaska, MN: Publishing Solutions, 2003. Hardbound (no dj, as issued). [vi], 184 pages. Illus., index. Fine. $22.50. Only one copy available.  
    • John Phillips, The Turkey Hunter’s Bible. NY: Doubleday, 1992. Paperback. 176 pp. Illus. Fine. An extremely rare book which was, according to the author, pulled from the market almost immediately after publication. Missing from virtually all collections. $85. 
    • John E. Phillips, Turkey Hunting Tactics. Minneapolis, MN: NAHC, 1989. Hardback. Pp. 182. Illus., glossary, index. Inscribed copy. $20. 
    • Phil Phillips, The Grand Obsession: A Half Century of Hunting the Wild Turkey in Florida. NY: Vantage Press, 2001. Hardback. xvi, 176 pp. Illus. As new. This book wins my award for the finest title adorning any modern turkey book. It is a delightful work, full of storytelling of just the sort one encounters around campfires and in hunt camps. Highly recommended. Warmly inscribed and signed. $65.  
    • Another copy with dj good only. $55 
    • Rod Pope, Wind from the Cow Pens. Ocala, FL: Privately published, n.d. (2009). Hardback in dust jacket. vi, 120 pages. Illustrated. A philosophical look at turkey hunting from a fine teller of tales. Signed, as new. $30. 
    • Brenda Potts, Secrets of Turkey Ridge. Springfield, IL: Privately published, 2007. Paperback. Illus. 86 pp. Not all turkey but all hunting and outdoors-related with turkeys being the prominent theme. Signed. Includes a CD. $12. 
    • Bill Privette, Bend Over, Shake a Tail Feather. Jacksonville NC: Privately printed, 2005. 140 pages. Illus. Numbered edition of 500 copies. $27.50. 
    • Bill Privette, Bend Over, Here It Comes! Kearney, NE: Morris Printing (privately published for the author), 2006. Paperback. 198 pages. Illus. The sequel to Bend Over, Shake a Tail Feather. Limited, numbered edition. $23. 
    • Bill Privette, Bend Over, Shake A Tail Feather: Tall Tales, Gibberish & Malarkey While Hunting Wild Turkeys. Jacksonville, NC: Tailfeather Press, 2006. Paperbound. Signed. Carries name of a previous owner. Different from similarly titled books. The author’s seeming compunction for confusing titles is vexing. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $20.  
    • Bill Privette, Shake a Tailfeather One More Time. Paperback. Signed and numbered copies of a limited edition of 500. 208 pages. The subtitle pretty well says it all: "Tale Tales & Folderol, Balderdash & Tomfoolery while Hunting Wild Turkeys." $21.  
    • Roger Raisch, Turkey Hunting Secrets. West Des Moines, Iowa: American Heritage Publishers, 1990. 2nd printing. Paperback. 240 pp. Illus. $18.  
    • Jerome B. Robinson, In the Turkey Woods. NY: The Lyons Press, 1998. Hardback. 207 pp. Illus., index. $28.   
    • Archibald Rutledge, America’s Greatest Game Bird: Archibald Rutledge’s Great Turkey Hunting Tales (edited and compiled by Jim Casada). Hardback in dust jacket. New. $30.   

    SPECIAL NOTE FOR ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE FANS



    I have an extensive holding of Rutledge books, most of which include at least some turkey hunting, for sale. If interested, let me know and I’ll send a list. It also appears on my website and has recently been updated. I includes a number of remarkable association copies that are signed and inscribed.
    • Bob Saile, The Sultan of Spring: A Hunter’s Odyssey Through the World of the Wild Turkey. NY: The Lyons Press, 1998. Hardback. 163 pp. Illus. New in dj. $15. 
    • Glen C. Sanderson and Helen C. Schultz (editors), Wild Turkey Management. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1973. Hardback. 355 pp. Illus. Very fine copy in dj. $60. 
    • Another copy. Lacks dj. $45. 
    • Glenn Sapir, Secrets of the Turkey Pros. Minnetonka, MN: North American Hunting Club, 1999. 176 pp. Illus., index. A lavishly illustrated volume (several of the photos are mine) written by a veteran of the sport who knows his stuff. $15. 
    • Bill Schmidt, Reflections: Wild Turkeys & Public Lands. Unionville, NY: Royal Fireworks Press, 2012. Paperback. 70 pages. Illustrated. Ruminations on public land experiences. Well done. Signed. $16.  
    • A. W. Schorger, The Wild Turkey. Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 1966. Hardback. 624 pp. Massive bibliography. Quite rare. Fine in dj. $90.  
    • Another copy. Lacks dj. $70.  
    • Gary Sefton, Lessons Learned from the Magnificent Bird: A Collection of Turkey Hunting Tales, Tactics and Techniques. Privately published by the author, 2013. Paperbound. $15.  
    • Harley Shaw, Stalking the Big Bird: A Tale of Turkeys, Biologists, and Bureaucrats. Tucson: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2004. Paperback. Xii, 146 pages. With the notable exception of Lovett Williams’ fine books, most offerings by biologist may serve best as an antidote to insomnia. Not this one – interesting, well-written, and informative. New. $20.  
    • Lynn Shives, “In Pursuit” of Gobblers of the Mid-Atlantic: A Hunter’s Manual. Smithburg, MD: Published by the author, 2015. Paperbound. [xiv], 54 pages. Signed by author. Very small print run. $20. 
    • Jim Spencer, Bad Birds (with an Introduction by Brian Lovett and a special contribution from Larry Dablemont). Bolivar, MO: Lightin’ Ridge Books, 2010. Paperbound. xii, 224 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed. Great stuff from one of today’s best writers on the sport. $16.  
    • Jim Spencer, Turkey Hunting Digest: Words of Wisdom on a Grand Spring Sport (with a Foreword by Tom Kelly). Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2003. Large format paperback. 336 pp, lavishly illustrated. Signed by both the author and Tom Kelly! As new copy of a grand book by a guy who really knows his stuff. $20.  
    • Mike Strandlund and Earl Hower, Wild Turkey Hunting. Washington, D. C.: NRA, 1988. Paperback. x, 182 pp. Illus. A volume, quite well done on the whole, in the NRA’s “Hunter Skills” series. About fine. $10. 
    • Same book in hardback. Fine in dj. $15. 
    • Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, The Truth: About Spring Turkey Hunting According to “Cuz.” Brandon, MS: True Exposures Publishing, Inc., 2000. Hardback. 116 pp. Illustrated. Signed. Cuz Strickland is one of the wisest, wittiest men in the turkey hunting field, and this book, the first in a trilogy (you guessed it, The Whole Truth and Nothing But the Truth are the scheduled sequels), is a pure delight. You’ll laugh and you’ll learn. $15. 
    • Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, The Whole Truth. With an Introduction by Jim Casada. Accokeek, MD: Stoeger Publishing, 2003. Hardback in dj. 120 pp. Illus. Now out of print and increasingly difficult to locate. I'll gladly sign if you desire. $30. 
    • Ronnie “Cuz” Strickland, And Nothing But the Truth. Brandon, MSS: True Exposures Publishing, 2009. Hardback in dust jacket. With a Foreword by Tom Kelly. 120 pages. Illustrated. Signed. $22.  
    • SET of all three “Cuz” books. $60 (and I’ll pay the postage). 
    • John K. Terres, From Laurel Hill to Siler’s Bog. NY: Knopf, 1969. Hardback. xx, 229 pp. Illus. Not all wild turkeys, but the story “The Black Gobbler of Willow Oak Swamp” is a pure delight, and one most hunters do not know. Paperbound. $20.  
    • Butch Trahan, The Gobbler and the Looking Glass. No place or date (circa 2010) given. Comb-bound. Illustrated. 56 pages. Signed by the author. A collection of almost two dozen stories, many of which deal with turkeys. New. $15. 
    • John Trout, Jr., The Complete Book of Wild Turkey Hunting. NY: The Lyons Press, 2000. Paperback. 266 pp. Illus., index. Detailed coverage from a prolific writer on the sport. With the author’s signed business card tipped in. $20.  
    •  Tom Turpin, Hunting the Wild Turkey (with an Introduction by Roger Latham). Delmont, PA: Penn’s Woods, 1966. Paperback. Illus. The first reprint of the extremely scarce Turpin book, this reprint has become very elusive in its own right. Fine copy. $30. 
    • Tom Turpin, Hunting the Wild Turkey (with introductory information by Lovett Williams). Cedar Key, FL: Real Turkeys, 2003. Paperback. 74 pp. Illustrated. This is an exact reprint of the original Turpin book, complete with all the photographs and words just as they appeared. The Penn’s Woods reprint, which has become quite pricey in its own right (see it listed below), was “cleaned up” a bit in a misguided moment of political correctness. Here’s a chance to have the real thing as it originally appeared. Incidentally, the true first edition is worth $5,000 or more! $25. 
    • Maurizio Valerio, Top Rated Bird Hunting: Upland, Turkey & Waterfowl in North America. Baker City, OR: Picked-By-You Guides, 1999. Paperback. 156 pages. Illus. New. $10. 
    • Oscar Vick, How to Make Your Own Turkey Callers. Charleston, SC: Privately published, no date. Comb bound. 50 pages. Illustrated. Although this is presumably a limited edition book, since the title page has “Book # followed by a blank space, that is somewhat misleading. It is a “self-produced” book (done at Kinko’s or a similar operation). Still, it is obscure and offers detailed diagrams (lost of them) and information on making various types of calls. The author is deceased so there won’t be more copies forthcoming. As new. $50. 
    • Curtis and Michael Waguespack, My First Turkey Hunt. No place given: Country Kid Publishing, 2011. Paperbound. Illustrated. Signed by both authors. $10. 
    • John M. Weber, Stray Shot: Tales from the Turkey Blind and Beyond. Hayward, WI: Privately printed, 2014. [vi], 227 pages. Signed. $20. 
    • Tom “Doc” Weddle, Turkey Tails and Tales from Across the USA. Indianapolis, IN: Dog Ear Publishing, 1913 (privately published by the author). Hardback in dust jacket. [iv], 200 pages. Illustrated. Stated as Volume I so the author obviously plans a sequel. A collection of the author’s hunting experiences. Signed and inscribed. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $35. 237. Charles S. Whittington, Tall Timber Gabriels. No place or publisher given (privately printed for the author), 1971. Hardback. 156 pages. Illustrated. A rare item. Interestingly, it is even rarer in the paperbound version, although the hardback is far more attractive with its color cover based on a painting. I have offered only three copies for sale in the last decade, and now suddenly I have two in stock. Fine. $595. 
    • Michael Widner, The Wild Turkey in Arkansas. Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, 1998. Paperback. 112 pp. illus. $20. 
    • Ben Ames Williams, The Happy End. NY: The Derrydale Press, 1939. Hardbound. Xiv, 240 pages. Limited edition of 1250 copies, this copy #1110. Includes a great turkey story, “The Centaurs,” as well as an Introduction, “Turkeys, Dreams and Mr. Williams” by noted writer Kenneth Roberts. Good copy—there is a bit of staining to the linen portion of the cover. Unusual item from the most famous of all American sporting presses. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $95. 
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., After the Hunt. Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 1996. Paperback. 255 pp. Lavishly illustrated. An interesting, informative look at all sorts of details associated with hunting – making calls, trophy uses of your bird, cooking tips and recipes, and the like. Highly recommended. New. $10. 
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., The Art & Science of Wild Turkey Hunting. Gainesville, FL: Real Turkeys, 1989. Hardback. x, 331 pp. Illus., index. Signed by the author. Williams is the biological authority on wild turkeys, and he also happens to be a top-rate hunter. He writes as well as he researches, and this is one of the finest modern books on the subject. New. $100.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., The Book of the Wild Turkey. Tulsa, OK: Winchester Press, 1981. Hardback. 181 pp. Very fine. An early book by one of the most knowledgeable modern writers on the sport. Getting quite difficult to find. $40. 
    • Same book in paperback format. $25.  
    • Ben Thompson, Beginning Turkey Hunting. Enumclaw, WA: Litho Printers for CamoTurkey Outdoors, 2014. Paperbound. xiv, 31 pages. Illustrated. Very good. $22.50.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., Erick H. Baur, and Neal F. Eichholz, The Ocellated Turkey in the Land of the Maya. Cedar Key, FL: Real Turkey Publishers, 2010. Hardback in dust jacket. xxvi, 140 pages. Illustrated. Signed by Williams. As new. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $40.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., Hunting the Gould’s Wild Turkey in Mexico. Cedar Key, FL: Real Turkey Publishers, no date (circa 2010). Paperbound. 160 pages. As new. $20.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr. and David H. Austin, Studies of the Wild Turkey in Florida. Gainesville: Univ. Presses of Florida, 1988. Paperback. xxiv, 232 pp. Illus., bibliog., index. New. A groundbreaking study which should be read by every serious student of the wild turkey. $40.  
    • Same book, but in hardbound format. Fine in glassine-protected dust jacket. $55.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., The Voice & Vocabulary of the Wild Turkey. Gainesville, FL: Real Turkeys, 1984. Hardback. x, 85 pages. Illus., index. No dust jacket. Fine. It is difficult to find this book in hardbound form. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. $40.  
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., Wild Turkey Country. Minocqua, WI: NorthWord Press, 1991. Paperback. 144 pp. A beautiful, lavishly illustrated book by one of the sport’s great authorities. $25. 
    • Another copy, this one the hardback edition. Very fine in dj. $50. 
    • Lovett E. Williams, Jr., Wild Turkey Hunting & Management. Cedar Key, FL: Real Turkeys, 2006. Hardback. 386 pages. New in dj. Includes a CD, “Real Turkeys VI.” $30.  
    • Richard Wiman, Long Shots from the Flatlands. Belzoni, MS: Greasy Bayou Pub. Co., 1995. Hardback in dj. 240 pp. Illus. A delightful collection of outdoor tales (many though not all of them deal with turkey hunting), full of wit and whimsy. Missing from most collections. Inscribed copy. $30. 
    • Richard Wiman, Tired Tubes and Ten-Speed Turkeys. Leland, MS: Mississippi River Publishing, 1991. 172 pages. Hardback in price-clipped dj. Fine. $60. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. First copy I’ve had for several years.  
    • Wade Wineman, Bird of Courage. Greenville, MS: OK Publishing, 2007. Hardback in dj. xvi, 184 pages. Sequel to East of the Slash. Splendid storytelling. New. Signed. $75. 
    • Wade Wineman, East of the Slash. Greenville, MS: OK Publishing Co., n. d. Hardback in dj. v, 220pp. Illus. Signed. A delightful collection of turkey hunting stories by a veteran Mississippi hunter who chronicles his long, meaningful association with the OK Hunting Club. Interesting and informative. Difficult to find. $95. ONLY ONE COPY AVAILABLE. 
    • Larry W. Woods, Skillfully Hunting the Keen-Eyed Wild Turkey: A Practical Guide for Dedicated Hunters. Crossville, TN: Privately published, 2002. Paperback. 122 pp. Large format with slick paper. Illus. The key word for this book is “practical.” The author shares his extensive knowledge in an easygoing, informative fashion. Signed by the author. $22. 
    • Tom Yacovella, Turkey Guide: Scotch Guide for Successful Hunting and Calling. Cobleskill, NY: Scotch Game Calls, 1997. Paperbound. 28 pages. As new. Obscure and difficult to find. $30. 
    • Rea Yarnall, Turkey Hunting (and Other Hunting) at Its Best. Nashville, TN: Little Jewel Enterprises, 1989. Hardback in dj. 192 pp. Illus. Signed copy of a book which most serious students of the sport have somehow overlooked. New $35  

THE PREMIER COLLECTION


The Premier Collection was an outgrowth of the early focus of Sporting Classics magazine. At the outset the books were chosen by an Advisory Committee of four individuals associated with the magazine. Later, when the magazine ran into financial trouble when John Culler was publisher, the venture capitalists behind Premier Press “pulled” the operation. This was sometime in late 1989 or 1990. From that point on for a time I chose the books, wrote most of the forewords, or when that was not the case selected the person who did write them. Ultimately, in 1995, John Culler and his son, Wade, managed to get the series back. At that point my involvement came to an end. They also began using slightly lower quality materials and the new material at the outset of the book, an important feature of every volume up to this point, disappeared. This was almost certainly a cost-saving measure. I feel fairly certain that the 50 titles listed below are all that were published, but given the fact I had no involvement in the final years of the series I cannot state definitively that such is the case.

As the list which appears below reveals, it soon becomes obvious that there was not a great deal of consistency in the number of volumes published annually. The original goal had been four reprints per annum, but financial problems in the form of unpaid printers and binders intervened. Also, it should be noted that in virtually all cases fewer, often far fewer, than the stated 3,000 books of the specified limited edition were printed. In some of the later years the print run might not have been more than half or even a third of that number. This is the case despite some numbers which are much higher, because subscribers to the series got the same number each time. Thus, an individual who started with #2711, for example, would always get that number even if far fewer actual volumes were printed.

Here is a listing, alphabetically by author, of all the books published in the series. It is intended in the first instance as a reference guide, because over the years I have realized there is considerable confusion connection with the series. I have many of the items for sale, and where that is the case the number(s) and with limitation numbers and my asking price are given. If you are interested in forming a complete set I would be happy to endeavor to put one together, and I have already been able to do so for two individuals.

Also, for further reference, this listing is followed by a complete chronological listing of all the books in the Premier Collection. It shows the volumes published in each year and, where applicable, the name of the individual who provided a new introduction. This was not done, probably as a way of cutting cost corners, for the final ten volumes which appeared after John Culler regained control of the series.

BOOKS ALPHABETICALLY BY AUTHOR THOSE I HAVE FOR SALE, WITH PRICE AND LIMITATION NUMBER, ARE SO NOTED



Unless otherwise mentioned, all books are very fine. They were issued without dust jackets but feature the normal qualities associated with premium binding—raised hubs, gilt edges, ribbon markers, marbled end papers, and the like.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

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To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.
 
1. TALES OF A BIG GAME GUIDE – RUSSELL ANNABELL. Copies #977, #2135. $90.
2. AFTER BIG GAME IN THE UPPER YUKON – ARMSTRONG 3. MY HEALTH IS BETTER IN NOVEMBER – HAVILAH BABCOCK. Copies #421, #977, #2135. $100.
4. GUNNERMAN’S GOLD – HORATIO BIGELOW. Copies #977, #2135. $100.
5. BASS BUG FISHING AND BERMUDA FISHING – JOE BROOKS. Copy #2135. $75.
6. BLOOD LINES - NASH BUCKINGHAM—Copies #2135. $90.
7. DE SHOOTINEST GENT’MAN – NASH BUCKINGHAM. Copies #176, #2135. $100
8. OLE MISS – NASH BUCKINGHAM. Copies #176, #977, #2135. $90.
9. GUNNER’S DAWN – ROLAND CLARK. Copies #343, #977, #2135. $80.
10. STRAY SHOTS AND POT LUCK – ROLAND CLARK. Copy #343, #977, #2135. $75.
11. FISHING A TROUT STREAM – EUGENE CONNETT. Copies #343, #2135. $70.
12. AMERICAN BIG GAME FISHING – EUGENE CONNETT. Copies #5, #10, #78, #2135. $100.
13. RANDOM CASTS – EUGENE CONNETT. Copies #343, #475. $70.
14. UPLAND GAME BIRD SHOOTING IN AMERICA – EUGENE CONNETT. Copies #78, #482, #977, #2135. $125.
15. WILDFOWLING ON THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY – EUGENE CONNETT. Copy #2135. $75.
16. FIFTY YEARS ON THE FRONTIER—JAMES COOK 17. WOODCOCK SHOOTING – EDMUND DAVIS. Copies #977, #2135. $80.
18. THE AMERICAN WILD TURKEY – HENRY DAVIS. Copies #977, #2135. $250.
19. CARIBOU SHOOTING IN NEWFOUNDLAND—S. T. DAVIS 20. WALL STREET AND THE WILDS – A. W. DIMOCK. Copies #343, #2135. $75.
21. CANADIAN NIGHTS – THE EARL OF DUNRAVEN 22. AMERICAN GAME BIRD SHOOTING – GEORGE BIRD GRINNELL. Copy #977. $100.
23. ON THE HEADWATERS OF PEACE RIVER – HAWORTH 24. A BOOK ON DUCK SHOOTING – VAN CAMPEN HEILNER. Copies #977, #1749, #2135. $80.
25. TWO DIANAS IN ALASKA—AGNES HERBERT 26. TO FAR WESTERN ALASKA FOR BIG GAME – T. R. HUBBACK 27. TROUT FLIES – PRESTON JENNINGS. Copies #977, #2135. $75
28. A. B. FROST – HENRY LANIER. Copies #343, #977, #920, #2135, #2737. $80
29. ALASKA BEAR TRAILS—HAROLD McCRACKEN 30. THE WILD TURKEY AND ITS HUNTING - EDWARD McILHENNY. Copies #163, #176, #343, #379, #467, #664, #977, #2117, #2135. 31. CAMP FIRE REMINISCENCES – DAVID MOORE 32. ATLANTIC SALMON FISHING – CHARLES PHAIR. Copies #78, #482, #2135. $110.
33. HUNTING TRIPS OF A RANCH MAN – THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Copies #977, #1284, #2135. $100.
34. THE WILDERNESS HUNTER – THEODORE ROOSEVELT. Copies #1035, #2135. $100.
35. AN AMERICAN HUNTER – ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE. Copies #7, #977, #2135. $90.
36. HUNTER’S CHOICE—ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE 37. PLANTATION GAME TRAILS – ARCHIBALD RUTLEDGE 38. RECENT HUNTING TRIPS IN BRIT. N. AMERICA – F. C. SELOUS. Copies #358, #977, #2135. $80.
39. WILDERNESS OF THE UPPER YUKON – CHARLES SHELDON. Copy #1189. With previous owner’s bookplate and blind stamp to front end paper. $60. Copies #343, #2135. $70
40. THE WILDERNESS OF THE NW PACIFIC COAST IS.—SHELDON 41. THE WILDERNESS OF DENALI – CHARLES SHELDON 42. TRANQUILLITY – H. P. SHELDON. Copy #977. 43. TRANQUILITY REVISITED – H. P. SHELDON. Copies #28, #977, #1693. $80.
44. FIRELIGHT – BURTON SPILLER. Copy #977, #2135 45. GROUSE FEATHERS – BURTON SPILLER. Copies #664, #977, #920, #2135. $75.
46. THOROUGHBRED – BURTON SPILLER. Copy #977, #2135. $75.
47. THE STILL HUNTER – THEODORE VAN DYKE. Copy #977, #2135. $75.
49. ON SNOW-SHOES TO THE BARREN GROUND – C. WHITNEY Copy #1284. $75
50. ALASKAN YUKON TROPHIES WON AND LOST – G. O. YOUNG. Copy #977. $100

BOOKS IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE, WITH CONTRIBUTOR OF NEW MATERIAL LISTED


1983

1. Roland Clark, Gunner’s Dawn (Foreword by Paul Rundell)

1984

2. Havilah Babcock, My Health Is Better in November (Foreword by Lloyd Davis).

3. Nash Buckingham, De Shootinest Gent’man (Introduction by James A. Casada)

4. Eugene Connett, Wildfowling the Mississippi Flyway (Foreword by Charles L. Woodard)

5. Preston Jennings, A Book of Trout Flies (Foreword by Paul Schullery)

1985

6. Russell Annabel, Tales of a Big Game Guide (Foreword by Ellen Enzler-Herring)

7. Roland Clark, Stray Shots and Pot Luck (Foreword by Ernest S. Hickcock)

8. Eugene Connett, Upland Game Bird Shooting (Foreword by George Bird Evans)

9. Henry W. Lanier, A. B. Frost (Foreword by Charles Woodard)

10. Charles Phair, Atlantic Salmon Fishing (Foreword by Joseph Wilcox)

11. Burton Spiller, Firelight (Foreword by E. M. Saniga)

12. Howard Walden, II, Upstream & Down (Foreword by Paul Schullery)

1986

13. Nash Buckingham, Ole Miss’ (Introduction by Jim Casada)

14. Eugene Connett, American Big Game Fishing (Foreword by Jim Casada)

15. Edmund Davis, Woodcock Shooting (Foreword by George Bird Evans)

16. E. A. McIlhenny, The Wild Turkey and Its Hunting (Foreword by John Randolph)

17. Burton Spiller, Grouse Feathers (Foreword by George Bird Evans)

1987

18. Eugene Connett, Random Casts (Foreword by Jim Casada)

19. Theodore Roosevelt, The Wilderness Hunter (Foreword by Jim Casada)

20. Frederick C. Selous, Recent Hunting Trips in British North America (Introduction by Charles A. Wechsler)

21. Charles Sheldon, The Wilderness of the Upper Yukon (Foreword by Jim Casada)

1988

22. Nash Buckingham, Blood Lines (Introduction by Jim Casada)

23. Henry Edwards Davis, The American Wild Turkey (Introduction by John Randolph)

24. Theodore Van Dyke, The Still Hunter (Introduction by Rob Wegner)

1990

25. Horatio Bigelow, Gunnerman’s Gold (Foreword by Jim Casada)

26. Eugene Connett, Fishing a Trout Stream (Foreword by Paul Schullery)

27. Theodore Roosevelt, Hunting Trips of a Ranchman (Foreword by John D. Fair)

1991

28. Archibald Rutledge, An American Hunter (Foreword by Rob Wegner)

1992

29. Joe Brooks, Bass Bug Fishing and Bermuda Fishing—two books combined (Foreword by Jim Casada)

30. Van Campen Heilner, A Book on Duck Shooting (Introduction by Jim Casada)

31. G. O. Young, Alaskan Trophies Won and Lost (Foreword by Jim Casada)

32. Harold P. Sheldon, Tranquility Revisited (Foreword by Jim Casada)

1993

33. Archibald Rutledge, Hunter’s Choice (Foreword by Jim Casada)

34. A.W. Dimock, Wall Street and the Wilds (Foreword by Jim Casada)

35. Charles Sheldon, The Wilderness of Denali (Introduction by Jim Casada)

36. Burton Spiller, Thoroughbred (Foreword by Jim Casada)

1994

37. T. R. Hubback, To Far Western Alaska for Big Game (Introduction by Jim Casada)

38. Archibald Rutledge, Plantation Game Trails (Foreword by Philip Drennon Thomas)

39. Charles Sheldon, The Wilderness of the NW Pacific Coast Islands.

1995

40. Nevill Alexander Drummond Armstrong, After Big Game in the Upper Yukon (Foreword by Jared Lobdell)

41. Lord Dunraven, Canadian Nights (Foreword by Phillip Drennon Thomas)

42. George Bird Grinnell, American Game Bird Shooting.

43. Harold Sheldon, Tranquility.

1996

44. Paul Leland Haworth, On the Headwaters of the Peace River (no new material)

45. David Moore Lindsay, Camp-Fire Reminiscences (no new material)

46. Casper Whitney, On Snow Shoes to the Barren Ground (no new material)

1997

47. Harold McCracken, Alaska Bear Trails (no new Introduction)

48. James H. Cook, Fifty Years on the Old Frontier (no new Introduction)

49. S. T. Davis, Caribou Shooting in Newfoundland (no new Introduction)

50. Agnes Herbert and A Shikari, Two Dianas in Alaska (no new Introduction)
The best known of America’s 20th century gun writers, O’Connor was a prolific scribe whose life’s work included an impressive number of books. Here are the duplicates I have in stock, and note that some new items appear at the bottom as well.

I always inscribe books I have been personally involved with unless otherwise instructed, and of course I would be delighted to personalize them in any way you suggest.

Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.
 

UNIQUE O’CONNOR HOLDING


This collection consists of ephemera, notes, file folders holding research materials and photocopies of O’Connor stories, approximately 20 vintage magazines (mostly Petersen’s Hunting) with articles by or about O’Connor, two Hunting Annuals with O’Connor contributions, and material I used in connection with my efforts as editor of Classic O’Connor and The Lost Classics of Jack O’Connor. Altogether there is a 12-15-inch stack of items and this would make a nice addition to the holdings of any really serious O’Connor fan. $200.


BOOKS



1. The Art of Hunting Big Game in North America. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1967. Hardback. No dust jacket. [viii], 404 pages. Very good. $15.
2. Another copy, with dust jacket but ex lib. Minimal markings. Book very good, dust jacket worn. $12.50.
3. The Big Game of North America. NY: E. P. Dutton, 1961. Folio size volume. About fine in a very poor, ragged dust jacket. Lovely book with loads of color plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations by Douglas Allen. Good buy at only $30.
4. Another copy in similar condition. $30.
5. Another copy, lacking dust jacket. Book fair (cover foxed, internally clean and crisp). A bargain at $10.
6. The Big-Game Rifle. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952. Hardback in dj. 1st edition. Book fine, dj very good. A volume in the fame Borzoi Books for Sportsmen series. $125.
7. The Complete Book of Rifles and Shotguns. NY: Outdoor Life, 1961 and 1965. Hardback. 477 pages. Illus., index. New edition, revised and updated (13th printing).Fine in good dust jacket. $25.
8. Another copy, this one the 17th printing. Fine in good, glassine-covered dust jacket. $25.
9. Complete Book of Shooting. NY: Harper & Row/Outdoor Life, 1965. Hardback in dj. [iv], 385 pages. Illus., index. Book fine, dj very good. $30. Two copies available.
10. Horse and Buggy West: A Boyhood on the Last Frontier. NY: Knopf, 1969. 1st edition. x, 303 pages. Book near fine in very good, price-clipped dj. $195.
11. Hunting in the Rockies. NY: Knopf, 1947. Hardback. xiv, 297 pages. Illus. Book fine in somewhat worn dj. One of the more difficult O’Connor titles to obtain. Internet listings run $200+. Only $150.
12. The Hunting Rifle. NY: Winchester Press, 1970. 1st edition. [iv], 314 pages. Illus., index. Hardback. Near fine in very good dust jacket. $40.
13. Another copy. This is the third printing from 1981. Fine in good dust jacket. $22.50.
14. Another copy. This one good in fair dust jacket. $15.
15. Another copy. Later edition. Good plus. No dust jacket. $12.50.
16. Jack O’Connor: An Outdoor Legend. Safari Press, 2010. A two-hour DVD produced from original film. As new. $20.
17. Jack O’Connor’s Big Game Hunts. NY: E. P. Dutton for Outdoor Life, 1963. Hardback in dj. 415 pages. Book very good, dust jacket good. $40
18. Another copy in similar condition. $40.
19. Another, slightly lesser copy. $35.
20. The Last Book. Clinton, NJ: Amwell Press, 1984. Trade edition. xviii, 247 pages. Illus. Fine in fine slipcase. $100.
21. The Rifle Book. NY: Knopf, 1949. First edition. Lacks dj. xii, 332 pages. In near fine condition and no markings. $30.
22. Another copy, again the 1st edition and in similar condition to the above listing. $30.
23. Another copy, second edition, revised and enlarged. Good with good dust jacket. $17.50.
24. Another copy, second No dust jacket. Good. $12.50.
25. Sheep and Sheep Hunting. NY: Winchester Press, 1974. Xii, 308 pages. Illus., index. 1st edition. Very fine in fine dj. $135.
26. Another copy. Book near fine but dust jacket only fair. $100.
27. The Shotgun Book. NY: Knopf, 1965. First edition. Hardback in dust jacket. viii, 332, ix pages. Book is fine; dust jacket is fair. $35.
28. Another copy. Again the 1st edition and this one has a better dust jacket. $37.50.
29. Another copy. Again the 1st edition. Book is fine and dust jacket very good. $37.50.
30. Another slightly lesser copy—book is fine but dust jacket only fair. $30.
31. Sportsman’s Arms and Ammunition Manual. NY: Outdoor Life/Popular Science, 1952. First edition. Hardback. Fine in fair dust jacket. 256 pages. Illus., index. $45.


NEW BOOKS



The Lost Classics of Jack O’Connor. Edited and compiled by Jim Casada. Camden, SC: Live Oak Press, 2005. Hardback in dust jacket. New. xxx. 329 pages. Illustrated. An extensive selection of O’Connor stories never previous published in book form. Includes contributions by his son, Bradford, one of his daughters, and extensive introductory material by yours truly. $35. Now out of print and I have only two copies left.


Classic O’Connor. Edited and compiled by Jim Casada, with a Foreword by Brad O’Connor and an Afterword by Buck Buckner. Camden, SC: Live Oak Press, 2010. Hardback in dj. New. Xxxi, 400 pages. Limited, boxed, numbered edition of 1,000 copies (this is #281). The limited edition sold out almost immediately after publication. $200.
North Carolina’s Great Smoky Mountains were the place of my birth and a wonderful boyhood. The region remains the home of my heart and I retain close ties to the little town of Bryson City, the surrounding area, and its history and folkways. A part of that link has involved reading on the place and its people, along with collecting literature associated with it, almost all my adult life. What follows is a list of duplicates I’ve accumulated that link, in one way or another, to the Smokies and southern Appalachia. This is an entirely new list covering a subject area where I have not previously offered books.
Prices are net. S.C. residents will be charged 7 percent tax.

In the U.S., shipping is $5 for first book and $2.50 for each subsequent book. There are no shipping charges on domestic orders over $200. Postage and handling charges are appreciably higher for foreign/international buyers because such shipments can only go by priority mail rate – please contact me for a postage quotation.

Insurance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED for all orders, and sender cannot be responsible for lost books. Accordingly, I recommend insurance $3 for the first $100 and $1.50 for each subsequent $100 in value. I have had enough problems with the U. S. Postal Service (USPS) to come to the reluctant conclusion that insurance is very important. If a shipment which is uninsured doesn’t make it, I will provide proof of shipment.

Unless you wish to pay for a faster rate, books are shipped via book rate through the USPS , and delivery generally takes seven to ten days from the date you submit your order. I try to mail orders out the day they are received. If I do not respond immediately I am out of town. Please be assured that I will contact you as soon as I return.

Payment by personal check, cashier’s check, money order, or through PayPal is accepted. I do not handle credit cards directly, although you can use them with a PayPal account. If you need help using PayPal, please contact PayPal Customer Service at 1-888-221-1161.

To order online with PayPal utilize the add to cart buttons found below each book entry and if insurance is desired please use the add to cart buttons below to purchase. NOTE: After placing an item in your cart, the PayPal cart can be seen on this page just above the book lists.

Insurance up to $100 ($3.00)

Additional insurance $100 ($1.50)


To pay by personal check, cashier’s check, or money order please contact Jim Casada at 1250 Yorkdale Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730-7638; Phone 803-329-4354; E-mail jimcasada@comporium.net.

  • Paul J. Adams, Mt. LeConte. Knoxville, TN: Holston Printing Company, 1968. Paperbound. 63 pages. Illustrated. Good. Rare. $50. 
  • Felix E. Alley, Random Thoughts and the Musings of a Mountaineer. Salisbury, NC: Rowan Printing Company. Hardback. xxxii, 539 pages. Illustrated. Poor, ex lib. reading copy of an important and overlooked book on mountain life including important insight on Horace Kephart and Margaret Morley along with a decidedly different look at Abraham Lincoln’s origins. $12.  
  • Juanitta Baldwin, Smoky Mountain Mysteries: Stories about Magnificent Mountains [and] Unique People. Kodak, TN: Suntop Press, 2002. Paperbound. 160 pages. Illustrated. Fine. $8. 
  • Fred Barick, Hunting in North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: N. C. Wildlife Resources Commission, 1973. Paperbound. [ii], 38 pages. Illustrated. Very good. $5. 
  • E. R. Beeson, In the Spirit of Adventure: A 1914 Smoky Mountain Hiking Journal (edited by Norma Myers, Ned Irwin, and Charles W. Maynard). Seymour, TN: Panther Press, 1994. Paperbound. xiv, 92 pages. Illustrated. About good. $12.  
  • Marcia Bonta, Appalachian Spring. Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1991. Paperbound. xvi, 187 pages. Index. Fine. A lovely evocation of the sights, sounds, and sensations of spring. $8.
  • Elizabeth Skaggs Bowman, Land Of High Horizons. Kingsport, TN: Southern Publishers, 1958. Hardbound. xiv, 212 pages. 5th edition (first revised one). A minor classic. Very good. No dust jacket. $10. 
  • Another copy. This one the first edition, signed and warmly inscribed. About good with some darkening to the attractive linen-like cover. $15. 
  • H. H. Brimley, H. H. Brimley, a North Carolina Naturalist: Selections from His Writings (edited by Eugene P. Odum). Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1949. Hardback in dust jacket. xvi, 205 pages. Index. 1st edition. Fine in good dust jacket. Difficult to find in hardbound form. $30. Carlos Campbell, William F. Hutson, and Aaron J. Sharp, Great Smoky Mountains Wildflowers. Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1974. Comb bound. 3rd edition. 114 pages. Illustrated (many color photographs). Poor copy with lots of internal notes (many are helpful and informative). $3. 
  • Chris Camuto, Another Country: Journeying Toward the Cherokee Mountains. NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1997. Hardback in dust jacket. xiv, 351 pages. 1st edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. $10. Chris Camuto, A Fly Fisherman’s Blue Ridge. NY: Henry Holt, 1990. Hardback. xviii, 258 pages. Good (hints of foxing to edges) in find dust jacket. $10. 
  • Carlos C. Campbell, Memories of Old Smoky: Early Experiences in the Great Smoky Mountains (a volume in the Outdoor Tennessee Series edited and with a Foreword by Jim Casada—I’ll gladly sign). Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 2005. Paperbound. xviii, 223 pages. Index. Very fine. Kaye Carver Collins, Angie Cheek, et al., Foxfire 12. NY: Anchor Books, 2004. Paperbound. xvi, 560 pages. Illustrated, index. Fine. $12.  
  • Delmar Dennis (editor), The Great Smokies Yesterday and Today. Sevierville, TN: Nandel Publishing, 1988. Paperbound. 256 pages. Illustrated. Stories from many authors. $12. 
  • Shepherd M. Dugger, The Balsam Groves of the Grandfather Mountain: A Tale of the Western North Carolina Mountains. Banner Elk, NC: Shepherd M. Dugger, 1895. Hardback. [iv], 187 pages. Illustrated. Fair (binding worn and there are two spots internally with foxing, apparently from newspaper clippings having been tipped in). Scarce. $70.  
  • Wilma Dykeman, Explorations. Newport, TN: Wakestone Books, 1984. Hardback. [vi], 265 pages. Book fine in good dust jacket. 1st edition. $6.  
  • Wilma Dykeman, Return the Innocent Earth. NY: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1973. Hardback in dust jacket. 428 pages. 1st edition. Ex lib. copy. Fair only. $5. 
  • William Elliott, Carolina Sports by Land & Water. NY: Arno Press, 1967. Hardbound in dust jacket. [x], 172 pages. A reprint of the 1846 edition as a volume in the Abercrombie &Fitch Library. Includes a new note by the publisher. Fine in good dust jacket. $25. 
  • Michael Frome, Strangers in High Places. Garden City, NY: Doubleday and Company, 1966. Hardback. xiv, 394 pages. Ex lib. copy (about good) with unmarked dust jacket (good) of the 1st edition. A classic. $10. 
  • Jim Gasque, Hunting & Fishing in the Great Smokies. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. Hardbound. xiv, 216 pages. Illustrated, index. A classic with a chapter on the legendary Mark Cathey. Book is near fine; dust jacket is poor. 1st edition. $30. SOLD 
  • Another copy. Book good (would be fine except a previous owner’s named is inked across the bottom) in poor dust jacket. $22. 
  • Another copy. Lacks dust jacket and fair only (stain, perhaps shellac, to rear cover). Tight and bright binding otherwise and internally clean and crisp. $18. 
  • Another copy. This one ex lib. Fair. $12. 
  • Jim Gasque, Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies (with a New Introduction and photos provided by Jim Casada). Chapel Hill, NC: UNC Press, 2008. xxiv, 215 pages. Illustrated, index. Paperbound. $20. 
  • Joseph Hall, Smoky Mountain Folks and Their Lore. Asheville, NC: Gilbert Printing Company, 1964. Hardbound. 72 pages. Illustrated, index. Fair plus copy. Seldom found in hardcover form. $30. 
  • Ana Nez Heatherly, Healing Plants: A Medicinal Guide to Native North American Plants and Herbs. NY: The Lyons Press, 1998. Advance bound paper proofs. Xii, 235 pages. Bibliography. Cover spotted with foxing, internally clean. $3. 
  • Barbara G. Hallowell, Mountain Year: A Southern Appalachian Nature Notebook. Winston-Salem, NC: John Blair, 1998. Paperbound. [xii], 289 pages. Illustrated, index. Good. $12. 
  • Harvey Broome Group of the Tennessee Chapter of the Sierra Club, Wilderness Trails of Tennessee’s Cherokee National Forest (A volume in the Outdoor Tennessee Series with a Preface by the editor, Jim Casada—I’ll gladly sign—and a Foreword by Lamar Alexander). Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1992. Paperbound. xxvii, 323 pages. Illustrated. 1st edition. Fine. $15. 
  • Ross E. Hutchins, Hidden Valley of the Smokies: With a Naturalist in the Great Smoky Mountains. NY: Dodd, Mead and Company, 1971. Hardback in price-clipped dust jacket. x, 214 pages. Illustrated, index. Book near fine, dust jacket fair. $14.  
  • Another copy, very good but without a dust jacket. $10.  
  • Jimmy Jacobs, Trout Fishing in North Georgia. Atlanta, GA: Peachtree Publishers, 1996. 2nd edition. Paperbound. xx, 218 pages. Illustrated. Signed and inscribed copy. Fine. $10.  
  • Jimmy Jacobs, Trout Streams of Southern Appalachia. Woodstock, VT: Backcountry Publications, 1996. Paperbound. 335 pages. Index. Fine except for a remainder mark across bottom.3rd printing. $10.  
  • Robert G. Johnsson, A Naturalist’s Notebook: Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg, TN: Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Association, 1984. Comb bound, folio size. 130 pages. Lavishly illustrated by John D. Dawson. Made to be used in the field. Near fine. $25. 
  • Horace Kephart, The Book of Camping and Woodcraft. NY: Outing Publishing, 1906. Hardbound. xxiv, 321 pages. Illustrated. 1st edition. Although the subject matter and the title are similar, this is a distinct book and less frequently encountered book than the two-volume (or two volumes in one) Camping and Woodcraft. Good. $35. 
  • Horace Kephart, The Camper’s Manual. NY: Outdoor Life, 1937. Paperbound. [viii], 63 pages. Illustrated. This is a reprint, one of many, of a book first offered in 1923. It should not be confused with his much longer Camping & Woodcraft. It is dedicated to I. K. Stearns, a resident of Bryson City, NC and friend of Kephart’s who served as his literary executor after the untimely death of Jack Coburn. About good. $7.50.  
  • Horace Kephart, Camping. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1927. Hardbound. 405 pages. Illustrated, index. A reissue of the 1917 version of this classic. Good. $17.50. 
  • Horace Kephart, Camping and Woodcraft. NY: The Macmillan Company, 1936. Hardbound. Two volumes in one. 405, 479 pages. A reprint of the new edition of 1921. Illustrated, index (separate index for each volume). Good. $25. 
  • Horace Kephart, Our Southern Highlanders (with a new Introduction by George Ellison). Knoxville, TN: University of Tennessee Press, 1980. Paperbound. xlvii, 469 pages. Illustrated. Fair plus. $12. 
  • Joe B. Long, Papa Was a Fisherman: Memories of the Great Smokies. Barre, MA: Barre Publishers, 1969. Hardbound in dust jacket. viii, 98 pages. Signed copy of 1st edition. Book and dust jacket very good. $25. 
  • Another copy, also signed. Book very good and dust jacket fine. $27.50.  
    Grace Lumpkin, To Make My Bread (with an Introduction by Suzanne Sowinska). Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press. Paperbound. xliii, 384 pages. A modern reprint of the herald novel on a mountain family driven to take jobs in textile mills. Very fine. $10. 
  • Robert R. Madden and T. Russell Jones, Mountain Home: The Walker Family Farmstead, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Washington, DC: National Park Service, 1977. Paperbound. viii, 55 pages. Illustrated. Very good. $10. 
  • Ian Marshall, Story Line: Exploring the Literature of the Appalachian Trail. Charlottesville, VA: University of Virginia Press, 1998. Paperbound. xiv, 284 pages. Index. Very good. $9.  
  • Hodge Mathes, Tall Tales from Old Smoky. Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1991 (reprint of the 1952 edition). Hardback in dust jacket. x, 241 pages. Fine in fair dust jacket. $10. 
  • W. Clark Medford, Great Smoky Mountains Stories and Sun Over Ol’ Starlin. Johnson City, TN: Overmountain Press, 2000. Paperbound. xii, 157 pages. Dozens of stories set in western North Carolina. Very good. $15.  
  • Harry Middleton, The Earth Is Enough: Growing Up in a World of Trout and Old Men. NY: Simon and Schuster, 1989. Hardback in dust jacket. 269 pages. 1st edition. Book and dust jacket are very good. $55. 
  • Harry Middleton, On the Spine of Time: An Angler’s Love of the Smokies. NY; Simon and Schuster, 1991. Hardback. 237 pages. Very fine in very fine, glassine-covered dust jacket. 1st edition. Has become rare thanks to the author, whom I knew well, emerging as something of a cult figure in the aftermath of his death. $75. 
  • Johnny Molloy, the Best in Tent Camping: Smoky Mountains. Birmingham, AL: Menasha Ridge Press, 1997. Paperbound. xvi, 171 pages. Fine. $10. 
  • Mountain Makin’s in the Smokies: A Cookbook. Gatlinburg, TN: Great Smoky Mountains Association, 1957. Comb bound. vi, 54 pages. A passel (perhaps six score or more) old-timey mountain recipes from traditional mountain cooks. Fine. $6. 
  • John O’Brien, At Home in the Heart of Appalachia. NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2001. Hardback. x, 306 pages. Fine in fine dust jacket. Beautifully written. $7.50.  
  • Linda Garland Page and Eliot Wigginton (editors), The Foxfire Book of Appalachian Cookery. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1992. Paperbound. xxii, 327 pages. Illustrated, index. Fine. $10.  
  • John Parris, Mountain Bred. Asheville, NC: Citizen-Times Publishing, 1967. Hardbound (lacks dust jacket). [x], 372 pages. Illustrated. 2nd printing. Good. Signed and inscribed. $22.50. Two copies available. 
  • John Parris, Mountain Cooking. Hardback. Asheville, NC: Asheville Citizen-Times Publishing Company, 1979. Very good (inscription to previous owner) copy in very good, glassine-covered dust jacket. By far the most difficult of the Parris “Mountain” books to find. Illustrated. $27.50. 
  • John Parris, My Mountains, My People. Asheville, NC: Citizen-Times Publishing Company, 1957. Hardback. [xii], 259 pages. Illustrated. Signed copy. 1st edition. Good. $35. Two available. 
  • John Parris, Roaming the Mountains. Asheville, NC: Citizen-Times Publishing Company, 1955. Hardback in dust jacket. x, 246 pages. 2nd printing. Book very good in fair dust jacket. $24.  
  • Another copy, this one the 4th printing of 1982. Hardbound. Very good. $20.  
  • John Parris, These Storied Mountains. Asheville, NC: Citizen-Times Publishing Company, 1972. Hardback. [xii], 372 pages. Illustrated. Fair (tape staining to front and rear end papers and to bottom of front cover. Signed and inscribed. 1st edition. $15.  
  • Marion Pearsall, Little Smoky Ridge: A Natural History of an Appalachian Neighborhood. Birmingham, AL: University of Alabama Press, 1959. Hardback. xiv, 205 pages. Fine in poor, price-clipped dust jacket. Unusual item. $35. 
  • Roderick Peattie, The Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge. NY: Vanguard Press, 1943. Hardback. x, 372 pages. Index. Poor ex lib. reading copy. $5. 
  • T. W. Reynolds, High Lands: Stories of the Carolina Mountains. No place or publisher given (self-published). Copyright 1964. 178 pages. Paperbound. Good (spine faded).