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Borzoi Books For Sportsmen

Compiled by A.M. Rapach, 2020, All Rights Reserved

Alfred A. Knopf, located in New York, New York published the “Borzoi Books for Sportsmen” series between 1943 and 1955. The books in the series were uniformly bound in burgundy cloth with the Knopf logo blind-stamped on the lower right of the rear cover and “Borzoi" dust jackets. The books explored outdoor topics from fresh & saltwater fishing to hunting, guns, and shooting

  • Annabel, Russell; Hunting and Fishing in Alaska; 1948.

  • Bergman, Ray; Fresh-Water Bass; 1945; (1942, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing,).

  • Bergman, Ray; Just Fishing; 1943; (1932, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing,).

  • Bergman, Ray; Trout; 1943; (1938, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing,).

  • Betten, H. L.; Upland Game Shooting; 1944; (1940, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).
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  • Camp, Raymond R.; Duck Boats: Blinds: Decoys and eastern seaboard wildfowing; 1952.

  • Churchill, Robert; Churchill's Shotgun Book; 1955; (1955, London, Michael Joseph, as “Game Shooting”).

  • Claflin, Bert; American Waterfowl; 1952.

  • Claflin, Bert; Blazed Trails for Anglers; 1949.

  • Claflin, Bert; Muskie Fishing; 1948.

  • Curtis, Paul A.; Guns and Gunning; 1943; (1934, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).

  • Elmer, Robert P.; Target Archery; 1946.

  • Gasque, Jim; Bass Fishing; 1945.

  • Gasque, Jim; Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smokies; 1948.

  • Heilner, Van Campen; A Book on Duck Shooting; 1943; (1939, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).

  • Heilner, Van Campen Salt Water Fishing; 1943; (1937, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).

  • Hightower, John; Pheasant Hunting; 1946; (also limited edition, 550 signed copies, slipcase).

  • Holland, Bob, Dan & Ray; Good Shot!; 1946; (also limited edition, 850 signed copies, slipcase).

  • Holland, Ray P.; Nip and Tuck; 1946; (1939, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).

  • Holland, Ray P.; Scattergunning; 1951

  • Knight, John Alden; Ruffed Grouse; 1947; (also limited edition, 210 signed copies, slipcase).

  • Knight, John Alden; Woodcock; 1944; (also limited edition, 275 signed copies, slipcase).

  • MacDowell, Syl; Western Trout; 1948.

  • Mitchell, Horace; Raising Game Birds; 1944

  • O'Connor, Jack; Hunting in the Rockies; 1947; (1939, Philadelphia, Penn Publishing).

  • O'Connor, Jack; Hunting in the Southwest; 1945; (1939, New York, Derrydale Press, as “Game in the Desert”).

  • O'Connor, Jack; The Big-Game Rifle; 1952.

  • O'Connor, Jack; The Rifle Book; 1949.

  • O'Connor, Jack; The Shotgun Book; 1964; issued in the same format as Borzoi Books for Sportsmen, but not part of the series, which ended in 1955.

  • Ormond, Clyde; Hunting in the Northwest; 1948.

  • Stilwell, Hart; Fishing in Mexico; 1948.

  • Stilwell, Hart; Fishing in Texas; 1946.
Additional information on the “Borzoi Books for Sportsmen” series can be found in Isaac Oelgart’s, The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen, a checklist and price guide, 1982, Litchfield (CT), American Sporting Book Price Guides, limited edition, 1000 copies; and M.L. Biscotti’s The Borzoi Books for Sportsmen: 1992, Madison OH: Sunrise Publishing, limited edition 319 copies.


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