Thoughts on Hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a Friend. Peter Beckford.

First edition of a Classic Work

Thoughts on Hunting. In a series of familiar letters to a Friend.

Sarum: Printed by E. Easton: Sold by P. Elmsley in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James's Street; London and W. Sollers, Blandford, 1781.

First edition, with half-title. Engraved frontispiece and two engraved plates comprising depiction of the Goddess Diana, the plan and elevation of a kennel. [10], 334 pp. 1 vols. 8vo (7-3/4 x 6 inches). First edition of a Classic Work. Contemporary diced calf, neatly rebacked, front hinge starting Podeschi 64; Schwerdt I, p. 56; Gee, Sportsman's Library p. 8 ("The corner-stone of a huntsman's library"); Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, pp. 40-41. Item #236893

The definitive statement on foxhunting and hound management, written after many years of practical experience by an eloquent squire and former M.P.; its teachings form the basis of modern foxhunting. The work has gone into numerous editions, few of them so physically attractive as the original.

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