ATTRACTIVE COPY WITH BARTOLOZZI FRONTISPIECE (1784)

BECKFORD, Peter

Thoughts upon Hunting. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. Third Edition.

Published: Sarum: Printed by E. Easton; sold by P. Elmsly .. B. Law [and others]

Date: 1784

mall 4to. [12], 360pp., handsome allegorical frontispiece plate (Bartolozzi engraved after C. B.Cipriani), & 2 engraved plates at rear (a plan and elevation of kennels), contemporary tree calf, sides with a decorative gilt rolled border, sometime neatly rebacked with a new matching tan calf spine, spine with raised bands and a maroon morocco label, no half-title, title page lightly foxed, minor scuffing to corners and joints, very good and attractive copy.

Note
ESTC t143980 Beckford, the first English writer to describe fox and hare hunting in detail, first published this classic work in Sarum [Salisbury, Wiltshire] in 1781 and this is the last edition printed there. The attractive frontispiece depicts Diana preparing for the chase.

£495

Offered by P & B Rowan