1810. Item #16532
Beckford, Peter. Thoughts on Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend. [London] Albion Press 1810 (1st pub. 1781). 312p + 10 engraved pls. by John Scott after paintings by J. Barenger (including frontispiece and folding plate of a kennel layout); engraved title page. Very good hardcover: later full polished leather, elaborately gilt-stamped and with leather spine labels. A few pencil lines of verse on rear endpaper. ** A really beautiful copy, in extraordinary condition, of this classic guide to hunting, hounds, foxes, and hares. Perfect as a special gift for your favorite M.F.H. or hunting companion.