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Gamonia: or The Art of Preserving Game; and An Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers, Explained and Illustrated With Fifteen Coloured Drawings by T. J. Rawlins, Taken on the Spot. A New Edition with an Introduction and a Note on the Author's Game Reister by Eric Parker

Rawstorne, Lawrence, Esq. Eric Parker

Published by David McKay Company 18371930, Philadelphia, 1837
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From White Fox Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB (West Windsor, VT, U.S.A.)

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8vo. 26 by 18 cm. 256 pp. With 15 color plates. Reprint of classic. Gamonia was intended as a guide or handbook on the maintenance of a hunting preserve, or how best to set up farmland or woodland so as to optimize hunting or shooting potential. Written in a comparatively breezy or conversational style, its words of advice are still appreciated and read -- it remains a valuable reference, a classic on the subject. But without question the work is treasured above all else for its wonderful plates depicting sportsmen of the Regency Era -- plates much reproduced, framed and emulated. Clean and tight, with a very good or better dust jacket (with a few minor edge chips/tears). Bookseller Inventory # 002950

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Bibliographic Details

Title: Gamonia: or The Art of Preserving Game; and ...

Publisher: David McKay Company 18371930, Philadelphia

Publication Date: 1837

Binding: Cloth

Illustrator: Rawlins, J. T.

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

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Antiquarian books of all kinds, with emphases on color plate books, decorative arts, foreign literature (German, French, Italian, Spanish), children's literature, philosophy, sporting (equine, hunting, shooting).

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