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Old-time outdoorsman's how-to book on trapping and snaring using basic materials:

Deadfalls and Snares: A Book of Instruction for Trappers on How to Make These and Other Home-Made Traps
by A.R. Harding
Published by A.R. Harding, Columbus, Ohio, 1907. First edition.
Hardcover with tan bookcloth over boards and red embossed design and type.
84 pages including illustrations, charts, diagrams and photographs. Ads in the back for other trapping and hunting manuals.
7" x 5"

How to build traps and snares of nearly every kind in the woods, to catch bear, coon, martens, and more. Instructions on deadfalls, triggers, moveable traps, and all you need to know on the hows, wheres, whens and whats of trapping. This is the first edition of a book that many consider a bible of trapping.

Very good condition with some wear and a couple of spots on the cover, cracked spine in front, no dogears, some rubbing at edges and corners.

antique book for trappers. Deadfalls and Snares by A.R. Harding, 1907 first edition. Rustic woodland guide


  • Vintage item from 1900 - 1909
  • Materials: paper, photographs, type, lettering, bookcloth, bookboards
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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