A very warm welcome to my website - raresportingbooks.com which represents many years of my book collecting, searching bookshops, jumble sales, charity shops, auction houses & more recently online auction sites. My main areas of interest have been Hunting, shooting & particularly Big Game Hunting, especially the golden age of the 2nd half of the 19th century. Firsthand accounts by writers such as Selous, Baker, Roosevelt, Foran, Karamojo Bell, “Pondoro” Taylor, Cumming, Burton & Hunter are all represented.

I aim not to list rubbish & most books are 1st editions or rare titles in good or better condition. I do from time to time also buy similar books, if you think you may have suitable titles please feel free to drop me a line.

Whilst learning many different facets of book buying & selling over the years I am not a professional book dealer but an enthusiastic collector & although I make every effort to ensure the details published on this site are accurate mistakes or ommissions can happen, as such I believe the best way to assess the condition of any book is by photos. I want prospective buyers to have the fullest understanding of the book & it's condition before commiting to buy. I am therefore able to supply, via e-mail, digital photos of any book that is advertised - these are images of the actual book not a generic library image. Please be sure that your enquiry includes author, title & stock reference number as well as your contact e-mail.

Whilst I am more than happy to deal with worldwide enquires I would ask that any non-UK buyers identify themselves at the earliest opportunity as shipping is often significantly higher than for a UK address & may make some heavy books uneconomic to post. As a guide postage costs of a 2kg parcel is £12 to Europe & £24 to USA & RoW.

UK Payment terms;
I can accept cash, cheques, Postal orders or direct bank transfer (on £250+)
Postage is charged at a flat rate of £4.50/order & will be free of charge on orders in excess of £150

International buyers;
I ONLY accept Paypal or cash in UK£ or US$ - sent at buyers risk