Pp. viii, 253; frontispiece color portrait of the Herbert Atkinson, 9 color drawings of hunting scenes and of fighting cocks, 10 black-and-white line drawings by the author. Publisher's original gray cloth, lettered in gilt on the spine, blue pictorial endpapers, color pictorial dust jacket, sm 4to. This volume is derived from the notebooks of Herbert Atkinson of Ewelme together with the life and letters of John Harris, the Cornish Cocker. The table of contents follow: The Origin of Game Fowl; Rearing and incubating; Feeding and fighting; Colour of Game Cocks and showing; Game Fowl and Dorkings, Eggs and Table Fowl; The Enemies of Poultry; Cock-Pits; On Books and Pictures; Indian Game, Asil; Great Sportsmen of the Old School and others; In Other Lands; Various Methods; The Oxford Old Game Club; A Defense of Cock-Fighting; The Life and Letters of John Harris; From the Record of Belvoir Castle; A Discussion on Courage; and Notes on artificial Cock-Spurs. No ownership marks and almost no signs of use. A fine (new) copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Cock-Fighting and Game Fowl
Publisher: Liss, Hauts, UK: Ninrod Press, . Fourth Impression.
Publication Date: 1986
Book Description George Bayntun, Bath, 1938. Hardcover. First Edition. Cloth. 253pp. With color and b&w illustrations. Light wear to extremities, a hint of foxing to text block. A very good+ copy. ; Quarto. Bookseller Inventory # 554