Aristocrats of the Air
Aristocrats of the Air

KNIGHT, Capt. C.W.R. Aristocrats of the Air.

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KNIGHT, Capt. C.W.R. Aristocrats of the Air. Williams and Norgate. 1925.

4to. Original cloth; pp. 150, b&w photos throughout; wrapper price-clipped, very good.
First edition.The author was Captain Chas Knight (1884 - 1957), the British soldier, part-time actor ( he appeared as Captain Barnstaple in Powell and Pressburger's 1945 film I Know Where I'm Going), falconer and author. He was best known for his international lecture tours with his pet golden eagle Mr Ramshaw, who featured in his own book All British Eagle in 1943. He was also a well-respected bird photographer and this book, which recounts his experiences with all kinds of birds but especially birds of prey, is richly illustrated with his work.

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