The chace [chase]. A poem. By William Somervile, Esq: SOMERVILE, William (1675-1742) The chace [chase]. A poem. By William Somervile, Esq: SOMERVILE, William (1675-1742)

The chace [chase]. A poem. By William Somervile, Esq

SOMERVILE, William (1675-1742)

Published by Printed for G. Hawkins, and sold by T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, London, 1735
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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4to: [12],106,[2]pp, with frontispiece by Scotin after Gravelot of Apollo receiving his lyre and Diana, goddess of the hunt. Contemporary full mottled calf, spine in six compartments gilt, red morocco lettering piece gilt. An excellent, wide-margined copy, collated and complete, expertly recornered, joints skillfully reinforced, head caps rebuilt. Very minor worming to rear end papers and a few adjacent pages, far from any text, with most pages bright and fresh. Printed by William Bowyer, whose records show 750 copies produced. Provenance: engraved armorial bookplate of John West, first Earl De La Warr (1693-1766), to front paste down, and on the front fly leaf the engraved bookplate of the dukes of Gloucester with the order of the garter motto, 'Honi Soit qui Mal Y Pense,' surmounted by a crown. Foxon S562. According to the ODNB, Somervile had two major interests, writing poetry and the hunting. Both were united in this, his major work, comprising four books of Miltonic blank verse through which he conveyed the excitement and dangers of the hunt. The poem also traces the history of hunting up to the Norman Conquest and provides all manner of incidental information on kennel design; hare, stag, and otter hunting; the breeding and training of dogs, and dog diseases and bites. It's interesting to speculate on West's association with Somervile, who dedicated this, his major work, to Frederick, prince of Wales. In March,1736, West was sent to Saxe-Gotha to accompany Princess Augusta to England, where she was to become Frederick's consort. Bookseller Inventory # BB0636

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Title: The chace [chase]. A poem. By William ...

Publisher: Printed for G. Hawkins, and sold by T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, London

Publication Date: 1735

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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