A Hawk In the Hand by Phillip Glasier hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
Robinson Publishing, 1991, Hardback in dust wrapper.
2nd printing. [First Published: 1990] Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; Chapter Headpieces;
From the cover: In this highly entertaining autobiography, Phillip Glasier introduces us to many of the different animals and birds (not to mention a few of the people) who have enriched his extraordinary life. His is a world where it is not unusual to find a deer on the stairs or a baby barn owl waddling about the sofa. Equally deftly he tells of Mozart the Eagle Owl, who attended the Royal College of Music, his pioneer work breeding rare species in captivity, flying falcons for TV advertisements and travelling overland to Afghanistan.
Illustrated with more than 50 of his own photographs, A Hawk in the Hand displays Glasiers deep affinity with his birds, and his knowledge of their habits and needs. Whether describing a day out on the hills with Islay, the Harris Hawk or sharing the contents of his mailbag (“Dear Sir, I am 13, unmarried, and would like to be a falconer”), he absorbs the reader on every page of his exceptional life story.
Introduction by: Eric Hosking
Very Good in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper faded at the spine otherwise pleasant. Text complete, clean and tight.
Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine.
188 pages. 9½” x 6¼”.
This book will be listed, sooner or later, for £6.50 on my delightful website… (added to my Biographies & Memoirs category.) but get 50% off buying from my blog… below…