Thoughts upon Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend


Publication Date: 1879
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BECKFORD, PETER. Thoughts upon Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. London: James Toovey, 1879. xi, [1], 269 p. Engraved frontis. by Bartolozzi after Cipriani in two states (uncolored and sepia), 8 engraved plates and a double-page plan of a kennel. Contemporary dark red half morocco, spine gift in compartments with hunting motifs, top edge gilt. A handsome copy. Later gift inscription. Bookplate. A lovely new edition of the book that Ernest Gee called "The corner-stone of a huntsman's library--as sound today as when it was written." The first edition was published in 1781 and contained only two plates and a frontispiece. Podeschi 64 (1st edn.); Gee, Sportsman's Library, p. 8. Bookseller Inventory # 14637

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Title: Thoughts upon Hunting in a Series of ...

Publication Date: 1879

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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