Sportsman's Dictionary or, The Gentleman's Companion. 2 vols. 1735 (1735)

Sportsman's Dictionary or, The Gentleman's Companion In all Rural Recreations With full and particular Instructions for Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Setting, Fishing, Racing, Riding, Cocking. With the method of breeding, curing, dieting, and ordering of Horses, Dogs Pigeons, Cocks, & c. [etc.]

Published: Printed for C. Hitch, at the Red Lion, and C. Davis, both in Pater-Noster Row; and S. Austen, at the Angel and Bible in St Paul's Church-Yard.

Date: 1735

2 no. handsome, leather bound volumes. Presumed original binding. Full vellum: five raised bands; tooled decorations to borders. Exceptional copies of this much-loved book. Bindings are as delightful as contents: minor rubbing and abrasion only. Hinging is A1. Text pages are entirely clean. No foxing or deterioration.

Provenance
Ex Libris: J. Hainstock Anderson bookplate to pastedown.

Quote
'BANDOG; a dog for the house, bull, bear &c. which should be chosen with such like properties and qualities, that he has a large amd mighty body, well fet, a great head, sharp fiery eyes, a wide black mouth...' etc.

Illustrated
As per directions at end: 25 plates, mainly fold-out, all properly placed.

Condition
Very Good

Binding
Leather

£650

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