Item #227397 British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott. John Lawrence.
British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott

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British Field Sports; embracing practical instructions in shooting, hunting, coursing, racing, cocking, fishing, &c. With observations on the breaking and training of dogs and horses; also the management of fowling pieces, and all other sporting implements. By William Henry Scott.

London: Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820.

Second edition (i.e., first book edition; first published in 1818). Engraved half-title and 34 engraved plates by Tookey, Davenport, Scott, Greig, Mutlow, Webb, Warren and Ranson, after drawings by Barrenger, et al. xi, [1], [8], 615 pp. 1 vols. 8vo. In Original Boards. UNCUT in the publisher's printed pictorial boards, with large engraved vignette on upper cover. Small chip from head of spine, slight wear and soiling to boards; some very light foxing and offsetting internally, otherwise an astonishingly well-preserved copy, as it was issued. With the 19th-century armorial stamp of John Greaves on the front free endpaper, and the early 20th-century armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford. In a blue cloth slipcase and chemise Schwerdt I, pp. 304-305. Item #227397

Contains the charmingly illustrated verses by "An Old Sportsman" entitled "A Sportsman's Progress", which, according to Schwerdt, are "generally missing " and without which "the work is incomplete."

Rare thus.

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