RURAL SPORTS. The Rev. Wm. B. Daniel.


In three volumes, totalling approximately 1,800 pages, with engraved title page each volume, 68 plates (10 folding, all of which have been linen-backed), index; nineteenth century brown morocco, the spines lettered and decorated in gilt between raised bands, marbled papered boards, rubbed, edges lightly worn; all edges sprinkled red; later (but not recent) endpapers, hinges starting, several mainly small damp stains (mostly to the margins), corners of a few leaves lightly creased, the plates faintly offset, scattered light foxing and soiling; Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, London, 1812. New edition. *Originally published in two volumes in 1801. A Supplement volume was published separately in 1813. The first volume covers traditional country sports: hunting foxes, rabbits and hares, martin, badger and otter, etc. Volume II is devoted to fishing, and Volume III to bird shooting (game, water fowl, pigeons and rooks, etc). From the library of firearms collector Douglas Mills, with his business card laid on the upper free endpaper each volume. Item #141696

Price: $950.00

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