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Title: Cynegetica; or, Essays on Sporting: consisting of observations on Hare Hunting : containing, an account of the Hare Hunting and Coursing of the Ancients, from Xenophon and Arrian: - A philosophical enquiry into the Nature and Properties of the Scent.: - Remarks on the different Kinds of Hounds, with the Manner o Training them.: - Directions for the Choice of a Hunter: - The Qualifications required for a Huntsman: - And other general rules to be observed in every Contingency incident to the Chase. Together with An Account of the Vizier's Manner of Hunting in the Mogul Empire. ...To which added, The Chace: A Poem. by William Sommerville. A New edition, embellished with an elegant frontispiece and a Vignette.
Description: London, J. Stockdale, 1788. Large 8vo. W. engr. front. ['T.Stothard del. I.Heath sculp.'] and an engr. title w. title vignette ['T.Stothard del. I.Heath sculp.'] Rebacked in modern hlf. gray cloth over dull blue paper brds., new endp. [A4, B-T8, U4]. (VIII, 292, IV(John Stockdale bookcat.) pp.). (Uncut). (Light occasional foxing.). Blane's extensive discussion of hare hunting, scent and trails, fox hunting, the choice and training of horses and hounds, etc. The engraved frontispiece depicting a Tiger hunt w. elephants; The engraved vignette depicting a fox hunt. Souhart, 57: Mellon Coll. 67: Higginson, sporting authors, p. 27: '...contains Somerville's epic poem The Chace.'

Keywords: harehunting horsemanship paarden Poetry

Price: EUR 300.00 = appr. US$ 326.05 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 3088