Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History por David D. S. Jones

March 20, 2019

Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History por David D. S. Jones

Titulo del libro: Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History

Autor: David D. S. Jones

ISBN: 1846891892

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David D. S. Jones con Gamekeeping: An Illustrated History

David Jones has written a fascinating and comprehensive book on the history of gamekeeping since the inception of the profession in the late seventeenth century until the present time. He writes about all aspects of gamekeeping with chapters on training, pay, cottages, gamekeepers in wartime, loaders and loading, lady gamekeepers, gamekeeping throughout the UK and Ireland and also overseas, especially in the days of the British empire. There is an interesting section on the moorland gamekeeper which includes the memories of George Grass of Ramsgill. Gamekeeping not only contains a large selection of historic illustrations depicting the gamekeeper's work but also draws on oral and written testimonies from gamekeepers, contemporary newspaper cuttings and extracts from historic documents. With its comprehensive coverage and wealth of stunning illustrations, this book provides a unique insight into gamekeeping and gives an accurate record of gamekeeping in times past, something often neglected by other authors who have painted a much rosier picture of the gamekeepers life in bygone days, rather than a truthful one based on hard facts.

Review
Published in hardback and attractively designed, this fascinating book will be of interest to all who appreciate the ole which game and gamekeeping have had in the development and management of the British countryside which we enjoy today. --BDS Deer Magazine

This is a book that every naturalist and shooting person should have on their bookshelf, as without an understanding of the history of the subject you cannot fully understand the subject today or in the future. --Highland News Group

Cleverly crafted, meticulously researched and generously illustrated by archive photographs, illustrations and gamekeeper's personal records this substantial hardback is a must-read for anyone who's even remotely interested in game shooting and the countryside. --Country Life

This is a book that every naturalist and shooting person should have on their bookshelf, as without an understanding of the history of the subject you cannot fully understand the subject today or in the future. --Highland News Group

Jones's comprehensive volume is enlightening, from the modern requirements for the job and the dedication it entails, to a look at the often gritty history of the gamekeeper. Chapters on lady gamekeepers, gamekeepers at home and abroad, those during wartime and from the great estates all demonstrate the gamekeeper's worth...A valuable addition to the sporting world's memory but, one hopes, not its eulogy. --The Field


David S D Jones has been an archivist and historian for the National Gamekeeper's Organisation for over a decade and has written extensively on the subject of gamekeeping over the past thirty years, contributing numerous articles to all of the major British sporting titles. In addition, he owns the Gamekeeping Photographic Archive and the David S D Jones Photographic Collection. He is author of the widely acclaimed Sporting Estates of the Outer Hebrides - Past and Present, and Sporting Lodges (9781846891687) with Jeremy Hobson.