Thoughts Upon Hunting: In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. The Fourth Edition.

By: BECKFORD, PETER:

Price: £100.00

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Hardback, Size 8 x 6.5 inches. In speckled full calf leather binding with gilt banding to spine and gilt lettering to black leather spine label. Speckled page edges and plain endpapers. Gilt dentelles to outer board edges. In very good condition. Some rubbing to edges. Corners slightly bumped, top corners slightly chipped. Small chip to top rear corner of spine. Lacking front free endpaper. Bookplate to front “Austin Mackenzie.” Inside pages all very clean, bright and tight, throughout. One tiny inscription to top of p99 (”Thoughts on hunting.”) and neatly patched tear to p191. Else a very clean and tight copy. 360pp. Illustrated with 3 B&W engraved plates including frontis and plan. A classic book on hunting in England, with hounds, for foxes, rabbits, and deer. Each chapter is a letter which details different aspects of fox and hare hunting etc covering kennels, scents, diseases, care and feeding of hounds, breeding and care of a hunter. First published in 1781 and reprinted many times, this being the 4th edition from 1802.

Title: Thoughts Upon Hunting: In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. The Fourth Edition.

Author Name: BECKFORD, PETER:

Categories: Sports & Pastimes,

Publisher: London, Printed for J. Debrett, 1802 4th:

Seller ID: 83838

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