Hunting Books

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These are digital copies of  hunting books that were preserved for generations on library shelves before they were carefully scanned as part of a project to make the world’s books discoverable online. (By companies like IBM, Microsoft, Google, Gutenberg ..etc…)

They have survived long enough for the copyright to expire and the books to enter the public domain. A public domain book is one that was never subject to copyright or whose legal copyright term has expired. Whether a book is in the public domain may vary country to country. Public domain books are our gateways to the past, representing a wealth of history, culture and knowledge that’s often diffcult to discover. The history of the working terrier can be traced back to this period and these books give us a glimpse of how it all started.

Marks, notations and other marginalia present in the original volume will appear in these titles – a reminder of this book’s long journey from the publisher to a library and finally to you.


Rev. John Russell – Biography of the Reverend John (Jack) Russell.                           Published in 1878

A history and description of the modern dogs of Great Britain and Ireland. (The Terriers.) Published in 1894

Fox-Hunting on the Lakeland Fells – (First published 1898) – Richard Clapham

Foxes Foxhounds and Fox Hunting – (First published 1920) – Richard Clapham

Rat Catcher Revelations – (First published 1898) – Ike Matthews

Hunting – The Badminton Library– (First published 1885) – Eight Duke of Beaufort

History and description with reminiscences, of the Fox Terrier. Published in 1889

Jock of the bushveld  – (First published 1908) – Sir Percy Fitzpatrick

The Fox, part of the “Fur, Feather and Fin Series”, Thomas F. Dale. Published in 1906

The Master of Game, (First Published 1400), The Second Duke of York, Edward

Book 12 (Pending)



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