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Cox, Nicholas, active 1673-1721, author, publisher.

The gentleman's recreation : in four parts, viz. hunting, hawking, fowling, fishing : wherein these generous exercises are largely treated of, and the terms of art for hunting and hawking more amply enlarged than heretofore : whereto is prefixt a large sculpture, giving easie directions for blowing the horn, and other sculptures inserted proper to each recreation : with an abstract at the end of each subject of such laws as relate to the same.

Collected at first from antient and modern authors, and now in this second edition corrected and very much enlarged by several eminent and skillful persons, lovers of the sports.
London : Printed by J.C. for N.C. and are to be sold by Tho. Fabian at the Bible in Paul's Church-yard, the Corner-Shop nest Cheap-side, 1677.
Physical Description:
[12], 158, [2], 159-254, [4], 78, 89-95, [3], 78, [12] pages, [4] folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 19 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK25 .C69 1677
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Dedication signed: Nicholas Cox.
Frontispiece engraved by William Sherwin. Plate preceeding the text on hawking is signed: W. Dolle sc.
Each part has special title page.
ESTC identifies the publisher and printer as James Cottrell and Nicholas Cox.
Signatures: [*]¹ A⁴ B-L⁸ M⁶ ²M⁸ N-R⁸ S² ²A-² E⁸ ²F⁴ ²G-² L⁸.
English short title catalogue, R30278
Wing, D.G. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America, and of English books printed in other countries, 1641-1700 (2nd ed. 1994), C6703
BEIN Uzn25 677c Copy 1: Imperfect: special t.p. of part 1 (signature B1) and the preceding plate (headed "The antient hunting noats") wanting; the corresponding plate from a later edition has been inserted instead (headed "The antient hunting notes").
BEIN Uzn25 677c Copy 2: With the special t.p. of part 1, and the genuine preceding plate. Imperfect: plate preceding t.p. of part 1 badly mutilated, only the upper third being present; plate preceding part 2 (following p. 158) wanting.
BEIN Uzn25 677c: Ownership inscription and ms. note of Job Lousley. Imperfect: all plates wanting.
BAC: British Art Center copy incomplete: two folding plates only. Extra-illustrated with engraved figures of animals cut out and glued to text leaves. Bound in later dark brown calf, repaired; gold lettering on spine. Signed in manuscript by Anthony Crittondon and John Crittondon.
Subject Terms:
Crittondon, Anthony -- Autograph. (BAC)
Crittondon, John -- Autograph. (BAC)
Falconry -- Early works to 1800
Fishing -- Early works to 1800.
Forestry law and legislation.
Fowling -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Lousley, Job -- Autograph.
Lousley, Job -- Ms. note.
Engravings -- 1677.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Cottrel, James, active 1649-1670, printer.
Fabian, Thomas, active 1675-1693, bookseller.
Dolle, William, active 1670-1680, engraver.
Sherwin, William, active 1670-1710, engraver.

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