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

Peter Beckford, Esq.

Published by James Toovey, 1879
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Red boards with black decoration on front and back, gilt printing on spine. Spine sunned. Stains along bottom of front and along gutter section of front. Light soiling along front and back edges.Corners bumped. Frontispiece partially separated at binding. PO signature at top of title page. Pages lightly toned. Starting at page 176. Advertising brochure from the publisher bound in at back. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: Thoughts upon Hunting, in a Series of ...
Publisher: James Toovey
Publication Date: 1879
Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st Edition

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By Peter Beckford, Esq.
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Book Description 2018. SUPER DELUXE EDITION. Condition: New. Antique look with Golden Leaf Printing and embossing with round Spine completely handmade binding(extra customization on request like Color Leather, Colored book, special gold leaf printing etc.) Reprinted in 2018 with the help of original edition published long back [1802]. This book is printed in black & white, sewing binding for longer life, Printed on high quality Paper, re-sized as per Current standards, professionally processed without changing its contents. As these are old books, we processed each page manually and make them readable but in some cases some pages which are blur or missing or black spots. If it is multi volume set, then it is only single volume. We expect that you will understand our compulsion in these books. We found this book important for the readers who want to know more about our old treasure in old look so we brought it back to the shelves. Hope you will like it and give your comments and suggestions. Lang: - eng, Print on Demand. EXTRA 10 DAYS APART FROM THE NORMAL SHIPPING PERIOD WILL BE REQUIRED. (Normal Hardbound Edition is also available on request.) Language: eng. Seller Inventory # SD11010821235

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Beckford, Peter Esq.
Published by James Toovey, London (1879)
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Book Description James Toovey, London, 1879. Hardcover. Condition: Good. No Jacket. Illustrated (illustrator). Sir Peter Beckford (1740¿1811) writer and avid huntsman penned: Familiar letters from Italy, to a friend in England (2 vols., 1805), Thoughts upon hunting, in a series of familiar letters to a friend, 1781, Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting, in a series of letters to a friend, 1781, and Thoughts on Fox Hunting, published 1791. Red cloth boards with black ruled borders and hunt cap/crossed whips on frt bd. Gilt fox mask and crossed whips/spurs and title on backstrip faded but remain legible. Corners bumped and rubbed but not unsightly. A very special presentation copy not signed by Beckford but signed on verso preface page by Lord Charles Bereford to Mr. Frank Gillard M.F.H. of the Belvoir Hunt, UK dated March 1880. Also, tidy inscription from former owner, past M.F.H. Dr. William J. Lay on fep. Beresford combined the two careers of the navy and being a member of parliament, making a reputation as a hero in battle and champion of the navy in the House of Commons. His family traced their ancestry to Englishmen who had invaded Ireland in the reign of James I and stayed to rule. The family estate covered 100,000 acres at Curraghmore near Waterford in South East Ireland, included stables for 100 horses and employed 600 people. The family enjoyed hunting, to the extent that his uncle was killed in a riding accident, his brother was crippled in another, and he himself managed ten broken bones at various times. 269 pp uncut edges. Hinges shaken but not split. Includes a fold-out kennel diagram along with a comprehensive list of hound names. Bound in the rear by the publisher is a separate 20pp booklet, A List of Works on English Sports and Pastimes, Including Angling, Cocking, Fencing, Hawking, Racing and Shooting Together With a Large Collection of Prints and Pictures Relating to the Same Subjects offered by James Toovey, Publisher. In a series of letters to a friend; in which are given ample directions for erecting a kennel, the management of hounds, and the duties and qualifications necessary for a huntsman and whipper-in. Laid in are several pages of contemporary biographies of Beresford & Gillard. Seller Inventory # 40521

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