or, the Country Gentleman's Companion,

(Sportsman.) THE SPORTSMAN'S DICTIONARY:

or, the Country Gentleman's Companion,

in all rural recreations: With full and particular Instructions for Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Riding, Cocking. With the Method of breeding, curing, dieting, and ordering of Horses, Dogs, Pigeons, Cocks, &c. Extracted from the most celebrated English and French authors, Ancient, and Modern: With Large Improvements, made by several Gentlemen well experienced in these noble Exercises. Illustrated with near thirty copper-plates, representing the different kinds of Nets, Engines, and Traps, that are made use of in taking all sorts of Game.

Description: FIRST EDITION, 2 vols., with 26 engraved plates, some folding, including frontispiece and 'The Antient Hunting Notes', pp. [vi, 384, 1 (ads)]; [ii, 352], 8vo, contemporary superior quality calf, sides gilt with a crowned monogram, spines gilt in compartments, red lettering pieces, headcap of vol. i chipped, lettering piece to vol. ii partly defective, very good

Publication Details: Printed for C. Hitch ... C. Davis and S. Austen, 1735

Notes: The first of many editions: later, enlarged, editions were published as 'The sportsman's dictionary; or, the gentleman's companion: for town and country.' We have not identified the monogram, and the internal inscriptions are no more helpful than 'Ante Room', and 'Ld. H's Room.' Schwerdt's collation suggests half-titles, not present here.

Bibliography: (Schwerdt II, p. 220; ESTC T131287)

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1735

Stock Number: 60491

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