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Creator:
Cox, Nicholas, active 1673-1721, author, publisher.
Title(s):

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.

Edition:
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.
Published/Created:
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
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK25 .C69 1677
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
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 (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.
Game-laws.
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Lousley, Job -- Autograph.
Lousley, Job -- Ms. note.
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1677.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Contributors:
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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