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Croquet - A Handbook On The Strokes And Tactics Of The Game

by Handel Elvey

Croquet is the perfect game for a summer day, this helpful guide is perfect for anybody wishing to have a go at this fast, fun garden game. Easy to set and up and simple to learn croquet really is the perfect...

Eton and Rugby Five - A Complete Handbook of Practical Advice, Instruction and Rules

by David Egerton

Fives is a game played at the elite public schools of England. While few have heard of the game let alone played it, with this helpful guide you will find a fast, fun game that can be played almost anywhere...

Six-Man Football

by Ray O. Duncan

This little book will teach you everything you need to know about six-man football, a variant of American football. A comprehensive guide to the rules, techniques and strategies of the game providing knowledge...

Mountaineering In The 1800s - The Correct Equipment And Outfit

by C. T. Dent

This little book offers a classic concise guide to equipment and outfit required for mountaineering in the alps. Information on clothing, hats, boots and boot-nails, stockings and socks, shirts waterproof coats,...

Places To Fish In Britain And Ireland - Footloose With A Fishing Rod

by W. Davies

This early work provides a personal and detailed account of one man's fishing experiences in the British Isles. Full of entertaining information and anecdote that will appeal to all lovers of the sport and extensively...

The Eton College Hunt - A Short History of Beagling at Eton

by A. C. Crossley

The idea of a school having an annual hunt seems odd to most people but then most people did not go to Eton. This fascinating guide to the most popular of field sports is a wonderful window into a life that...

Nights with an Old Gunner (History of Wildfowling Series)

by C.J. Cornish

Originally published in 1897 this scarce early work on wildfowling and wild life is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. READ COUNTRY BOOKS have republished it in an affordable, high quality,...

Card Tricks Without Skill

by Paul Clive

This early manual of tricks is an absorbing work which will prove of much interest to the enthusiast or historian of magic. Originally entitled Card Tricks Without Skill in Sleight-of-hand the author intended...

Fishing For Pike And Other Coarse Fish - The Perch

by H. Cholmondeley-Pennell

The common perch is 'good fysheing and good eating' according to an old writer. This great little book contains much information on the subject of perch fishing. Includes notes on where is best to fish for perch,...

Coarse Fish And Float Fishing Generally

by H. Cholmondeley-Pennell

This is a fantastic brief guide to course fishing and floats fishing. Containing notes about tackle, hooks, rods, creels, landing nets, floats, shot and lead wire, the plummet, and a fisherman's knife. A fine...

The Hunting Horn - What to Blow and How to Blow It

by L. C. R. Cameron

Originally published in 1910. There are few more evocative sounds than the distant call of the hunting horn. This illustrated booklet gives detailed instruction on the art of blowing the horn with notes on its...

A Pictorial Guide to the History of Boxing - From the Early Days of Bare Knuckle Boxing to the Famous Bouts of the 1950's

by Anon.

A wonderful book for any fans of the history of boxing, full of classic pictures from some of the biggest fights and the story behind them.

Clashes of the Boxing Greats - Accounts of the Contests at the Beginning of the 20th Century - Boxers Included Are James Corbett, John L. Sullivan, Ja

by Anon.

Boxing has probably the longest recorded history of any combat sport but it was not until the 20th century and the dawning of mass media that these fighters became heroes and villains the world over. This is...

Hunting Terriers at Work

by Anon.

Terriers are some of the finest hunting dogs. This is a perfect handbook to anybody wishing to train and hunt with a Terrier.

A Beginner's Guide to Canaries - Including Chapters on Food, Rearing and Care for Canaries

by Anon.

A great book for somebody new to canary ownership and wants the best for their birds.

Go on Show Us a Trick - Magic Tricks Perfect for Impromptu Occasions

by Anon.

This unusual book, containing an impressive variety of magic tricks performed on-the-spot, is sure to delight young and old alike and is the perfect introduction to magic of this type. Its 76 pages contain a...

Scientific Boxing - Diet; Fight Training, Scientific Boxing, K.O. Punching

by Anon.

A helpful guide for any keen amateur boxer, a historic guide written by one of the first trainers looking at boxing as a scientific process.


by Anon.

Fencing, now a modern sport increasingly practised throughout the world, is an art of the greatest antiquity with centuries of tradition behind it. Swordsmanship has been studied from the dawn of history but...

Hound and Hunting

by Anon.

This book contains many articles and stories on beagles and hunting. A fantastic book for the beagle-lover or anyone interested in hunting dogs and country sports. Contains articles titled: Charlie Gets Converted,...

Climbing the Weisshorn - A Historical Account of a Mountaineer's Attempt to Climb One of the Highest Peaks in the Alps

by John Tyndall

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality,...