Observations on Fox-Hunting, and the Management of Hounds [1826]

Cook, John. Observations on Fox-Hunting, and the Management of Hounds in the Kennel and the Field. Addressed to a young sportsman, about to undertake a hunting establishment. London: William Nicol for The Author 1826. xvi, 292p + 3 lithographed pls. Seemingly contemporary boards (worn) and spine label; later cloth spine. Outer pages foxed, some heavily (including title page and frontispiece); else nice and clean. Bookplate of Franklin Jones Willock. ** The first edition of this important work on handling hounds, with a long list of the hounds to be found in many British packs of the day, and their breeding. The long list of subscribers to the book includes C.J. Apperley (Nimrod), the Duke of Beaufort, Hugo Meynell, George Osbaldeston, and many other well-known hunting men. Item #14458

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