The Wild-Fowl and Sea-Fowl of Great Britain (Classic Reprint)
Liczba stron: 368
Wydanie: 2015 r.
Excerpt from The Wild-Fowl and Sea-Fowl of Great Britain<br><br>My childhood and youth were spent on the foreshores and In the marsh-lands of North Kent, where I associated freely with the shore-shooters and the fishing-folk as one of themselves. At the same time some of the best standard works of that day were open to me through connections of my own.<br><br>The sketches of character given are from the life. There was a quaintness and an originality about our marsh-land folks that I have never met with elsewhere.<br><br>Although I no longer handle a gun - having exchanged it for a field-glass - I have never been out of touch with the old friends of my youth, and specimens of the birds have been sent to me fresh from the tide, and have lain before me as I wrote these chapters on wild-fowl and sea-fowl.<br><br>About the Publisher<br><br>Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com<br><br>This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.