MEMORIES OF A MASTER FALCONER
By Lorant de Bastyai
Printed by The British Archives of Falconry and produced with a kind donation from Mr Andrew Thorne.
Edited by Paul Beecroft, David Horobin & Mark Upton
Design and Layout by Mark Upton
Produced from a unprinted and charming manuscript by Lorant de Bastyai, recounting his life story from early childhood in Hungary, living through the Second World War, the Hungarian Uprising and emigrating to the UK. Falconry features all the way through the book, starting with his first interest in birds of prey, as a child on his uncles farm.
Help with material was given by his nephew and niece Richard and Julie de Bastion, who wrote a foreword along with a second foreword by John Buckner and a précis of his later life in England and Wales by David Horobin.
Hard cover – 185 pages – 2 illustrations – 34 Black & White Photographs and 4 Colour Photographs.
The book sells for £25 plus p&p
By Roger Upton
Privately printed by Roger Upton and sponsored by Count Umberto Caproni di Taliedo
Roger’s third historical falconry book follows the history of falconry in the UK after the demise of Old Falconers Club and the First World War up to the enormous popularity of falconry in the 1980’s. Contains many photographs of the period.
Roger and Umberto have donated remanding copies to the British Archives of Falconry and all funds will come directly to the Archives.
Price £25 plus p&p