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.
Second Edition. London, Sherwood, Neely and Jones, 1820. 14 cm x 22 cm. XI, 615 pages with 34 original engravings by J. Scott after Berenger, with Vignettes by Bewick. Original Hardcover (full contemporary brown leather with gilt lettering and ornaments on spine). Good and firm condition with some external signs of wear. Upper hinge damaged with the spine starting to separate. But still in strong and firm shape. Bookblock in excellent condition with beautifully marbled edges. Occasional browning only.
[Ray Riling Bibliography “Guns and Shooting” – No.383: “This work includes material on the “management of fowling-pieces and other sporting implements” as well as a poem entitled “The Sportsman’s Progress”, descriptive of the pleasures to be found by the Sportsman].
Includes for example the following chapters: British Field Sports / Game Laws / Elucidations / Shooting / The Gun / Powder and Shot / Loading the Piece / Cleaning the Gun / The Sporting Dress and its Concomitants / Use of the Gun / The Dog Genus, Species and Varieties / Animal Disease and Medicine / Breaking and Training the Dog for the Gun / The Field / Miscellanea / The Game Laws / Falconry or Hawking / Hare Hunting / Rabbit / Deer / Fox Hunting / Otter Hunt / Vermin Hunting / The Game Laws / Hunting / The Turf / The Breeding Stud / The Turf Laws / Cock-Fighting / Fresh-Water Fishery / References to the Table of Implements / The Fishing Laws / The Sportsman’s Calendar and Monthly Remembrancer //