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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 177


    Price Realised  



    The Gentleman's Recreation in four parts ... sixth edition. London: for N.C. and sold by J. Wilcox, J. Sackfield, J. Batley, and W. Chetwood, 1721. 8°, engraved frontispiece by E. Kirkall and 4 folding engraved plates (light browning, some waterstaining at upper margins), contemporary panelled calf (rubbed, spine chipped, corners bumped). Includes an abridgement of Manwood's Forest Laws with separate title-page. Chute 138.

    The Fowler. London: J. Smeeton, [1795?]. 8° (some spotting, without one of two final advertisement leaves), uncut in contemporary blue wrappers (covers spotted, spine worn), modern blue hessian box. The second of two separate issues recorded in ESTC, the earlier appearing c. 1780, both rare. See Chute 141 (earlier issue).

    Together with: Fairfax, Thomas. The Complete Sportsman, J. Cooke, [1760?], 8°, engraved frontispiece, contemporary calf (rebacked); and 6 other vols. by Cox, including two separate printings of The Huntsman, J. Dixwell, [1780?], 8°, first separate issue, and J. Smeeton, [1795?], 8°, also an unrecorded issue of The Falconer. The Cocker, J. Smeeton, [n.d.], 8° (first part on falconry only). (9)

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