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Author: OSBALDISTON William Augustus

Title: The British Sportsman, or Nobleman, Gentleman, and Farmer's Dictionary of Recreation and Amusement, including a most improved System of modern Farriery, and anatomical Dissections of a Horse, with concise Rules for Chusing good Horses, and the Secrets of Training them with Wind and Vigour for the Course, Field, and Road, particular Instructions for Riding, Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Hawking, Shooting, Setting, & Fishing, with the most approved Methods of Breeding, Curing, and Managing all Sorts of Cattle, particularly Oxen, Cows, Deer, and Sheep, and for Breeding, Training, and Managing Dogs, Hawks, Cocks, Doves, Pigeons, Singing-Birds, &c., with a new and interesting Description of all the Traps, Nets, Engines, Baits, and magical Contrivan

Price: £280.00

Year: 1812

Edition: 3rd Edn,

Publisher: W Lewis

Summary: iv 672 pges, 4to 42 engraved plates 1 plate part strengthening to verso along inner margin not affecting the image. Ownership name to front paste down and repeated on first page blank margin. Original ? brown calf over marbled boards red title label, 3cm crack to lower front spine edge, rubbing to lower outer corners. A tight copy first published in 1792 "The pleasure and convenience of being well informed in the Recreations and Amusements of a Country Life, are objects of themselves sufficiently interesting, to justify the Author in presenting this Work to the Public.". Chute 491 Schwerdt vol 2 54, Swift 442 -01/02 (1st)

Ref: 22472

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