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Creator:
Thornton, Thomas, 1751 or 2-1823.
Title(s):

A sporting tour through various parts of France in the year 1802 : including a concise description of the sporting establishments, mode of hunting and other field-amusements, as practised in that country : with general observations on the arts, sciences, agriculture, husbandry and commerce : strictures on the customs and manners of the French people, with a view of the comparative advantages of sporting in France and England : in a series of letters to the Right Hon. the Earl of Darlington : to which is prefixed, an account of French wolf-hunting / by Colonel Thornton, of Thornville-Royal, Yorkshire ; illustrated with upwards of eighty correct and picturesque delineations from original drawings from nature, by Mr Bryant, and other eminent artists ; in two volumes.

Additional Title(s):

Sporting tour through France &c.

Published/Created:
London : Albion-Press Printed by James Cundee, Ivy-Lane, for Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, Paternoster-Row, and C. Chapple, Pall-Mall, 1806.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill., music ; 29 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK199 .T46 1806+ Copy 1 Oversize
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK199 .T46 1806+ Copy 2 Oversize
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK199 .T46 1806+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added engraved title page: A sporting tour through France &c. by Colonel Thornton in a series of letters to the Rt Hon. the Earl of Darlington.
Engravings by J. Merigot, Mackenzie, and John Scott, after Joshua Bryant, Philip Reinagle and F. Lucas.
Abbey, J.R. Travel, 84
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.) 488
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, v. II, p. 259-61
Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 85
Includes indexes.
BAC: British Art Center has 3 copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Large paper copy with proof impressions of plates. Bound in half morocco marbled boards. Copy 2 is 2 v. in 1, bound in gilt-stamped calf binding. Bookplate: Harry Worcester Smith. Extra-illustrated with newspaper clippings, bibliographical descriptions and correspondence. Copy 3 is in 2 v. Bound in original light yellow boards, with publisher's printed title label on the cover of each volume. Inscribed: Anne Hope Johnston; Cramond.
Subject Terms:
Chapple, C. -- Publisher.
Cundee, James -- Printer.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1806.
Etching -- Specimens -- 1806.
Fox hunting -- France.
France -- Description and travel.
France -- Social life and customs.
Horse racing -- France.
Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme -- Publisher.
Smith, Harry Worcester -- Bookplate.
Sports -- France.
Stipple engraving, Colored -- Specimens -- 1806.
Wood engraving -- Specimens -- 1806.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- 1806.
Extra-illustrated copies (Provenance)
Contributors:
Mérigot, J., engraver.
Scott, John, 1774-1827, engraver.
Bryant, Joshua, fl. 1795-1810, ill.
Lucas, F., ill.
Reinagle, Philip, 1749-1833, ill.
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