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Fairfax, Thomas, Esq.
The complete sportsman, or, Country gentleman's recreation : containing the whole arts of breeding and managing game cocks, with the best methods of fighting them : of rearing and backing colts : of managing race-horses, hunters, &c. : of horse-racing : of bowling : of hare-hunting : of fox-hunting : of buck-hunting : of otter-hunting : of coursing : of breeding and ordering dogs for the gun or chase, &c. : of angling in all its various branches : of breeding pigeons, rabbets, canary birds, &c. : of finding the haunts of partridges, pheasants, and all manner of game : of shooting, and of shooting flying, &c. : together, with several other equally curious articles, too numerous to be mentioned in this title page / by Thomas Fairfax, Esq.
Additional Title(s):

Complete sportsman

Country gentleman's recreation
London : Printed for J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, in Pater-noster-Row, [1760?]
Physical Description:
vi, [1], 8-240, [1], 2-24 pages, [1] leaf of plates : illustrations ; 18 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK31 .F35 1760
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
In this edition there is a colon after the word "recreation" on the title page; page 11 is signed A6 and page 15 is unsigned.
Signatures: A-K¹².
Date of publication from Podeschi.
Includes headpieces, tailpieces, and initial.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 53
English short title catalogue, T126824
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later quarter mock-vellum and marbled boards. Includes catalog for books sold by J. Cooke, 24 pages at end.
Subject Terms:
Amusements -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain.
Outdoor recreation -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Outdoor recreation.
Physical education and training -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Physical education and training.
Wood engravings -- 1760.
Early works.
Publisher's catalogs.
Cooke, John, 1731-1810, publisher.

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