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Chafin, William, 1733–1818

A second edition of the Anecdotes and history of Cranbourn Chase / by William Chafin, clerk ; with additions, and a continuation of the said history to some extent ; to which are added, some scenes in, and anecdotes of Windsor forest ; by the same author.

Additional Title(s):

Anecdotes and history of Cranbourne Chase

London : Printed by and for J. Nichols, Son, & Bentley, Red Lion Passage, Fleet-Street, and 25, Parliament-Street : sold also by Messrs. Brodie and Co. Salisbury : Shipp, Blandford : Penny, Sherborne : Thomas Weymouth : and by all the other booksellers in the counties of Dorset and Wilts, 1818.
Physical Description:
[2],103, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
DA690.C76 C43 1818
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
BEIN Byz C85 818c: Bound with his anecdotes respecting Cranbourn Chase. London. 1818.
BEIN 2005 908: Ms. note: n. 4303. Ms. notes in the hand of William Beckford. Spine binding has William Beckford's cinquefoil flower device. From the library of William Beckford.
Engraved frontispiece depicts a stag-hunting party. This engraving is after a drawing by Byng, lent to the publishers by Robert Wray, a descendant of Byng.
The first four leaves (sig. B) are numbered: [1], 1*, 2, 2*, 3, 3*, 4, 4*.
The first edition was published the same year.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in contemporary gray boards; rebacked.
Subject Terms:
Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Ms. notes.
Beckford, William, 1760-1844 -- Ownership.
Cranborne Chase (England) -- History.
Cranborne Chase (England) -- Social life and customs.
Game and game-birds.
Game laws -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
Hunting -- Great Britain -- History.
Hunting dogs -- Great Britain.
Messrs. Brodie & co. -- Bookseller.
Penny -- Bookseller.
Poaching -- Great Britain -- History.
Shipp -- Bookseller.
Weymouth, Thomas -- Bookseller.
Engravings -- 1818.
Annotations (Provenance) -- 19th century.
Byng, Robert, 1666-1720, illustrator.
J. Nichols and Son, publisher.

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