The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of ... The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of ... The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of ...

The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer, and a short description of the Scotch forests; legends, superstitions, stories of poachers and freebooters, &c. . .

SCROPE, William (1772-1852)

Published by John Murray, Albemarle Street, London, 1839
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First Edition of the classic text on deer stalking, with errata on p. [xiv]. Illustrated with engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author. 8vo: xix,[1],436, with steel-engraved frontispiece and title page vignette and 10 tinted lithographic plates. Bound without the advertisement leaf. Armorial book plate of bibliophile Henry Machin to front paste down. Half hunter-green morocco, flat spine richly gilt, decorated paper-covered boards with matching end papers, all edges gilt. An excellent, wide-margined example, some marginal staining to several plates and foxing to adjacent leaves (principally frontispiece and title page), but most pages and plates clean and bright. Schwerdt II, pp. 154-55. Including an account of the nature and habits of the Red Deer, a description of the Scottish Forests, and historical notes on the earlier Field-Sports of Scotland. With chapters on Dogs, Rifles, Highland Legends, Superstitions, Traditions, Folk-Lore, and Tales of Poachers and Freebooters. A "famous book, showing how this dangerous sport was carried on with the aid of deerhounds before modern rifles were introduced. It seems a pity that such noble animals as Scotch deerhounds and Irish wolfhounds cannot now be put to their natural use." (Schwerdt) Machin (1832-1918) was presumably the senior bureaucrat, born in England, in the province of Quebec. N. B. With few exceptions (always identified), we only stock books in exceptional condition. All orders are packaged with care and posted promptly. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # BB1411

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Title: The art of deer-stalking : illustrated by a ...

Publisher: John Murray, Albemarle Street, London

Publication Date: 1839

Binding: Morocco

Edition: First Edition.

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