Golden Age of Waterfowling (#725 of Limited Edition of 1,250 copies)

$400.00

It all began when Kaneaster Hodges, Jr., my friend and frequent hunting partner, asked if I would like to read Edgar Queeny’s Prairie Wings. Only then did I realize what a wonderful history waterfowling entailed. From that time on, I could not read enough about the olden days and the old-time hunters. As I began to collect out-of-print hunting books, I met my hometown outdoorsman, Nash Buckingham. However, it was only through his books that I got to know him, because he was long deceased by the time my interest was piqued in the history of my sport.

As the available books that I had not read began to dwindle, I began the search of my local, out-of-print newspapers. Further interest led me to out-of-print sporting journals and magazines such as American Field and Forest and Stream. At some point, I realized that I needed to write a history of waterfowling for the states of Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and the Boothill of Missouri, for which Memphis was the hub.

Although Nash wrote eloquently about the olden days and the old-timers, there was much that he had left out or just didn’t know. I knew the task would be difficult, because so much of our history has been lost, as all of the old-timers have gone to the Happy Hunting Ground, and with them they took a large part of our history. Nevertheless, I accepted the challenge of writing The Golden Age of Waterfowling.

This book is the writer’s attempt at telling some of their illustrious history and some of their glorious stories. It begins, for the most part, just before the Civil War and proceeds to the Golden Age of Waterfowling that lasted until the 1920s and takes us through the waterfowl “Great Depression” years of the 1930s and the Dust Bowl. In a few instances, I venture past this time frame when I had information that I thought would be beneficial to the reader.

This book chronicles the waterfowling legacy for the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and southeastern Missouri. Marvel at the 143 old photographs of clubhouses, Swamp Angels, Sports, Paddlers, Pushers, Market hunters and other denizens of the swamps . Own a piece of history as this book will only appreciate in value.

All out-of-print books are in “as new condition,” which means the covers are bright and there are no damages to covers or text pages or dust jacket if they have one, and show no shelf-ware.

The softcover and, especially, the hardcover books are very hard to find and has been my most sought-after book which are out-of-print.

PRICE is based on the book being out-of-print, rarity, collectability, demand, subject matter, limited first edition or an additional edition, softcover vs. hardcover with dust jacket, how hard is it to find one on the secondary/out-of-print market, and condition of book.

PRICE: SOFTCOVER, 453 pages, over 100 images, 8.5 x 11, #725 of limited edition of 1,250 copies, signed and numbered, June 2001. Price $500 in “as new condition.” In stock to purchase.

PRICE: SOFTCOVER, 453 pages, over 100 images, 8.5 x 11, edition of 2,500 copies printed June 2001 (actually June 2002).

Clarification: This limited edition of 1,250 copies, signed and numbered, was printed June 2001. The edition of 2,500 copies were printed with the mistaken date of printing being June 2001; printing was done one year later on June 2002; the mistake was made because I didn’t update my limited edition file to the correct printing date of June 2002 for the edition of 2,500 copies.

TERMS OF PURCHASE: Every out-of-print book I sell is unconditionally guaranteed to meet your standards and expectations. If you are not completely satisfied, please contact the seller within seven days. If returned, book(s) must arrive in the “as new condition” in which it was purchased and mailed and must be returned within 7 days. Return postage is at purchaser’s expense.

PRICE: HARDCOVERS WITH DUST JACKET

Very Rare, 453 pages, over 100 images, 8.5 x 11, limited first edition of 250 copies, signed and numbered, leatherette hard covers with gold-foil stamping spine and front, published June 2001. Price $700 in “as new condition.” Out of stock; None are in stock at at this time.

Clarification: the hardcover books have a misprint which I did not realized until 2020 when I started this website. The limited edition page says

“LIMITED FIRST EDITION.

COPY NUMBER ________

OF TWELVE HUNDRED FIFTY COPIES”

The last line is incorrect as there were only 250 copies printed in the limited first edition hardcovers so the total number sold was only 250 and not 1,250. Sorry for this mishap and confusion. After they were sold, no more hardcovers were printed; therefore, there was only one printing of the first edition. My two sons each have copies numbered 1/250 as I didn’t want one to have number 1 and the other to have number 2. Therefore there is no number 2 and the next number starts with 3/250.

TERMS OF PURCHASE: Every out-of-print book I sell is unconditionally guaranteed to meet your standards and expectations. If you are not completely satisfied, please contact the seller within seven days. If returned, book(s) must arrive in the “as new condition” in which it was purchased and mailed and must be returned within 7 days. Return postage is at purchaser’s expense.

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This book chronicles the waterfowling legacy for the states of Mississippi, Tennessee, Arkansas, and southeastern Missouri. Marvel at the 143 old photographs of clubhouses, Swamp Angels, Sports, Paddlers, Pushers, Market hunters and other denizens of the swamps in this 456-page, soft-cover book that begins just after the War Between the States and ends during the 1940’s. Own a piece of history as this book will only appreciate in value.

 

 

 

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