Nice Copy of an Early Sporting Classic

The Complete Sportsman, or Country Gentleman's Recreation.

London: Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, in Pater-noster-Row, [after 1764].

Price: $300.00

About the item

Third [?] edition. Engraved frontispiece, showing a hunting scene, with two lines of verse underneath. 1 vols. 12mo. Nice Copy of an Early Sporting Classic. Contemporary sheep, spine replaced, portion of lower margin of one leaf missing without loss of text, else internally near fine, crisp and attractive. Schwerdt IV, p. 32; Westwood & Satchell, p. 90; Podeschi 53.

Item #13003

A very nice copy of this basic and scarce work, which went into numerous editions, some bibliographically confusing. This is most probably the third edition, following the first edition, dated 1758, and its reprint dated 1764. It deals with a wide range of sporting activities, including hunting, shooting, racing, angling, cock-fighting, and much more. An important book.