Art and Books

 

Lot 81: "Fly Fishing" by Chris Dawn

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Final bid:
£10
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Presented by Suzanne Greenhill:

A beautifully illustrated copy of Fly Fishing by Chris Dawn.

Lot 82: National Geographic World Atlas

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£75
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Presented By Simon Thorp and Adam Smith: 

Celebrating 100 years of award-winning National Geographic cartography, this exquisite new Tenth Edition of National Geographic's prestigious World Atlas is the essential resource you need to make sense of our fast-paced, ever changing planet. 

The stunning array of political, physical, and thematic maps covers every area of the globe—including both Poles and all ocean floors—as well as the universe beyond. Compelling charts, graphs, and informational graphics make the latest geographic data clear and relevant at a glance, while dozens of colour photos draw you closer to our world’s diverse people and places and their many interconnections.

Pinpoint the latest trouble spots in Africa and the Middle East. See the Earth’s natural forces at work. Follow emerging trends in land use, human migration, communication, energy consumption, and more. Examine additional new political plates of Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales, and Australia.

Find expanded coverage of Africa, more details on the Mariana Trench, plus a new close-up view of the strategic Mediterranean Basin. Venturing upward, you’ll also discover new information about Mars, our moon, and both the northern and southern night skies.  The 10th Edition also includes an expanded place-name index with more than 150,000 entries, with separate undersea, Moon, and Mars features.

Extensive back matter includes flags and facts for all 195 nations, geographic comparisons, world time zones, metric conversion tables, and more.

Collection/delivery to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 83: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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£20
Item available until:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (item sold)

Presented by Patrick Laurie:

The Heather Trust has put together an ID guide for moorland waders, attractively illustrated and designed by Patrick Laurie. Featuring a curlew, a peewit, a greenshank, a dunlin, a redshank, a golden plover, a snipe and a dotterel, the quality poster also includes comments on the individual species, as well as some regional names.

A perfect gift for any upland enthusiast, the A1 wallchart (594mm x 841mm) is printed on quality paper stock and delivered in a cardboard tube. It is available for purchase from The Heather Trust on a ‘buy now only price’ of £20.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 83.5: "Moorland Waders" Wallchart

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Cost:
£20
Item available until:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Patrick Laurie:

The Heather Trust has put together an ID guide for moorland waders, attractively illustrated and designed by Patrick Laurie. Featuring a curlew, a peewit, a greenshank, a dunlin, a redshank, a golden plover, a snipe and a dotterel, the quality poster also includes comments on the individual species, as well as some regional names.

A perfect gift for any upland enthusiast, the A1 wallchart (594mm x 841mm) is printed on quality paper stock and delivered in a cardboard tube. It is available for purchase from The Heather Trust on a ‘buy now only price’ of £20.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 85: "Lines from Euston - by one who is not going" by A M Harbord

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£10
Item available until:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (finished)

Presented by Keith A McDougall:

“Lines from Euston – by one who is not going” is a wistful poem written by A M Harbord about a gentleman from another era as he quietly observes and envies a sporting traveller at Euston. 

This edition is illustrated by Keith McDougall, and measures 41.5cm x 30cm, unframed.

It is available for purchase from The Heather Trust on a ‘buy now only price’ of £10.00 (including postage & packing).

Lot 87: "Bespook" by artist Melanie Shand

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Final bid:
£36
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Presented by artist Melanie Shand: 

'Bespook'; a bespoke notebook, descorated with a personalised, hand-drawn piece of artwork!

This A4 (or 2 A5) notebook is suitable for writing in/making field notes as well as drawing. Made from 32 pages of 150grm paper, the notebooks will be personalised to the buyer, with a hand-drawn front cover of their chosen animal, bird or favourite saying.

A lovely gift!

Lot 811: A 12 month subscription to Fieldsports Magazine and Scottish Sporting Gazette Magazine

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Final bid:
£31
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Bids:2
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by BPG Media

Lot 812: A 12 month subscription to Fieldsports Magazine and Scottish Sporting Gazette Magazine

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Final bid:
£30
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Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by BPG Media.

Lot 813: A signed copy of Curlew Moon by Mary Colwell

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Final bid:
£28
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PUBLISHED TO TIE-IN WITH WORLD CURLEW DAY ON 21st APRIL

 

‘In this empowering account of a walk that focuses a razor light on the plight of one of the UK and Ireland’s most iconic birds, Mary Colwell adds a powerful fresh voice to the conservation debate and challenges us to think and act differently. Inspirational!’ Tim Birkhead

 

Curlews with their long curved bills are Britain’s largest wading birds. Their plaintive calls, celebrated in both verse and music, are the sound of the British wilderness – a haunting song which is the springtime music of our uplands, moorlands, marshes and seacoasts.

                                                          

But so fast has been their fall in numbers that the curlew has now been put on the Red List of the UK’s most endangered birds. Over the last 22 years the curlew has declined by more than 50 per cent across England and Scotland and by more than 80 per cent in Wales and Ireland and it is now sliding rapidly towards extinction.

 

To raise awareness of the curlew’s rapid decline and funds for its conservation, Mary Colwell, a nature writer and long established producer at the BBC Natural History Unit, went on a 500 mile walk from the West of Ireland to the East of England to track these elusive birds and observe them in their different habitats. CURLEW MOON is the account of her journey.  Starting in the early spring, when birds are first arriving at their breeding grounds in the west of Ireland, she then walks to Wales, where they incubate their eggs. She makes her way through England to coincide with the time when chicks are hatching and six weeks after setting out she arrives in East Anglia as the fledglings are beginning to try out their wings.  Finishing on the east coast, she marks the place where many curlews come to spend the winter.

 

Curlews need wet, rough pasture to nest, and their decline has largely been driven by loss of this habitat – in Ireland, by the stripping of boglands for peat and elsewhere, by widespread forestry planting and other developments which have destroyed nesting sites, including increased predation by a rising number of foxes.  But although their decline has been drastic there is still time to do something about it. Weaving an evocative tale of discovery interspersed with the natural history of the curlew, CURLEW MOON focuses a light on the plight of this iconic bird which so desperately needs our help.

Lot 88: Signed copy: "The Black Grouse” by Patrick Laurie

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Final bid:
£24
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Bids:5
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

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Presented by Patrick Laurie:

The Black Grouse is a lively natural history interwoven with a personal account of an on-going battle to conserve black grouse on a farm in Galloway.  The author’s beautiful illustrations convey his passion for these vulnerable birds, so full of character, from their aggressive lekking behaviour to their desperate struggle to survive against nearly-impossible odds in modern Britain. 

‘This beautiful book is a labour of love, with its lively text and striking illustrations by the author. ‘  The Scotsman, Sept 2012 

‘ Whichever background you come from, this is must to read as it covers so many basic questions, including the age-old quandary between the shooting world and conservation. ’ The Highland News, July 2012 

‘It is without doubt a book which, no matter your individual knowledge of the bird in question, you will learn something from.  For many, they will learn a lot, because Patrick has done an exceptional job in researching this bird.   Lindsay Waddell, NGO Chairman, Aug 2012

Patrick Laurie is Project Manager and Head of the Country Market and Sporting Sale at the Heather Trust, and has written a monthly column for the Shooting Gazette since 2009.

The Black Grouse book is signed by the author and available when required from The Heather Trust. FREE postage and packing within the UK mainland.

 
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