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Title: THOUGHTS ON HUNTING. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend.
Description: Sarum Printed by E. Easton Sold by P. Elmsly ..., 1781. 1st Ed. Square 8vo. [x] + 334pp. Engraved frontis. after Giovanni Battista Ciprian engraved by Bartolozzi, 1 engraved plan, 1 engraved plate. Some light browning, inscribed to front f.e.p. ‘Clem from Robbie Nov. 25th 1909’ with their entwined initialled bookplate, inner gilt dentelles, early calf, double gilt ruling to edges of boards, minor signs of wear, sympathetic repair to upper joint, gilt tooled raised bands with intricate gilt tooled compartments and gilt lettered title label to spine. ¶ ESTC T93429 ‘Anonymous. By Peter Beckford. With a half-title. Pp. 303-310 misnumbered 301-308. Frontis = plate.’ Podeschi 64; Schwerdt I, pp.56; Gee, Sportsman's Library pp.8 ‘ corner-stone of a huntsman's library’; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, pp.40-41. Peter Beckford (1739/40–1811), dog breeder and writer on hunting. ‘... Beckford's works were remarkable because they detailed the grubby nitty-gritty of animal husbandry in a light, eloquent prose. Clearly an expert in every aspect of managing hunting animals, Beckford offered detailed advice on all aspects of animal welfare, specializing at various periods in the breeding of harriers, foxhounds, and buck-hounds. Almost a hundred years later his tips on various practical topics were quoted in D. P. Blaine's authoritative An Encyclopaedia of Rural Sports (1870) ...’ ODNB.


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