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Girton, Daniel

The complete pigeon-fancier, or, A new treatise on domestic pigeons ... / by Daniel Girton, of the County of Bucks ; embellished with a set of engravings elegantly executed from drawings accurately taken from the life.

Additional Title(s):

Complete pigeon-fancier

New treatise on domestic pigeons

London : Printed for Alexander Hogg, No. 16, Pater-noster-Row, [1790?]
Physical Description:
iv p, pp. [13]-140 p., [1] folded leaf of plates : ill ; 17 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SF465 .G57 1790
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Daniel Girton is possibly a pseudonym.
Based on John Moore's 'Columbarium: or, The pigeon house', first published in 1735.
Reissued ca. 1790 as 'A treatise on domestic pigeons ...'.
Title page continued: Containing the most valuable information concerning the nature, properties, and management of all their various species, under the following heads; 1. A n useful comprehensive, and entertaining natural history of pigeons. 2. Full and ample direction for building a pigeon-house, or dove-cote. 3. Plain and necessary instructions for stocking and managing the pigeon-house, or dove-cote, with a particular account of those pigeons which are most advantageous for that purpose; and an abstract of the laws now in force relating to pigeons. 4. Account of the best methods now in practice, for preventing pigeons from leaving their habitations. 5. An accurate and just description of all the valuable species of fancy birds and toys now bred in England, France, and Holland; their foul marks pointed out, and their real perfections clearly displayed, particularly Powters, Carriers, Horsemen, Dragoons, Croppers, Powting Horsemen, Uplopers, Fantails, Chinese Pigeon, Lace Ditto,Tumbelers, Runts, Spots, Laughers, Trumpeters, Jacobines, Capuchnis, Nuns, Shakers, Helmets, Ruffs, Finnikins, Turners, Barbs, Mahomets,Turbits, Owls, Smiters, &c.
Title page continued: 6. Rules necessary to be observed in distinguishing the sexes, particularly of young pigeons. 7. Useful particulars relative to coupling or matching of pigeons. 8. A copious account of the most elegible [sic] methods of erecting, and furnishing a loft for pigeons. 9. Remarks and observations on the diet proper for pigeons. 10. The diseases pigeons are liable to, with the best remedies for each distemper, as practiced by the most experienced fanciers. 11. General remarks on the distinction between pigeon-fanciers and pigeon-keepers; concluding with some advice worth the attention of both. 12. Instructive and useful intelligence respecting the generation and incubation of pigeons. Being an [sic] useful, instructive, and sure guide to fanciers in every sphere of life, comprehending all that is necessary to be known in the whole fancy of pigeons.
Final 12 page sequences is a 'A general catalogue of valuable neww books, printed and sold by Alex. Hogg.'
Date of publication from ESTC.
English short title catalogue, T162715
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in quarter calf and marbled boards. Has publisher's catalog, 24 p. at end. Bookplate: Joseph Pocklington. Carlton, Nottinghamshire. 17__
Subject Terms:
Birds -- Early works to 1800.
Dovecotes -- Early works to 1800.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1790.
Hogg, Alexander -- Publisher.
Pigeons -- Early works to 1800.
Pigeons -- Housing -- Early works to 1800.
Pocklington, Joseph, 1736-1817 -- Bookplate.
Hogg, Alexander, active 1778-1819, publisher.

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