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Frankland, Robert, Sir, 1784–1849
Indispensable accomplishments / Billesdon Coplow.
[London] : Published June 24, 1811, by H. Humphrey,
Physical Description:
[1] leaf, 6 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 28 x 36 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 78
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
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Billesdon Coplow is the pseudonym of Sir Robert Frankland.
Title page is engraved.
Henry Alken published a satiric response to this publication in 1815 titled "Qualified horses and unqualified riders."
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, I:186-187
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed), 122
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 158
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 75
BEIN JJn16 4: Bound with Alken, H.T. Qualified horses. London, 1815.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in plain tan wrappers, stitched. Title and author written in manuscript on front wrapper. In green cloth folder; gold lettering on front cover and spine. Bookplates: Fitz Eugene Dixon; Moncure Biddle.
Subject Terms:
Biddle, Moncure -- Bookplate.
Dixon, Fitz Eugene -- Bookplate.
Etching, Colored -- Specimens -- 1811.
Fox hunting -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Horse sports -- Great Britain.
Humphrey, H. -- Publisher.
Hunting -- Great Britain.

  • Going along a slapping pace
  • Topping a flight of rails ...
  • Charing an ox-fence
  • Going in and out clever
  • Facing a brook
  • Swishing at a rasper.

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