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Title:
The Oracle of rural life.
Alternate Title(s):
Illustrated book of rural sports
Published/Created:
London : A. H. Baily & Co. ... and B. B. King ...,, 1839-1844.
London : Printed by J. L. Cox and Sons,
Physical Description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
GV191.2 .O73
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Periodicals
Notes:
BEIN Uzn10 Sp59 copy 2: Covers and advertisements in place.
Illustrations by Richard Parr; after William Barraud.
Added engraved title page.
"An almanack for sportsmen and country gentlemen."
BAC: British Art Center bound in publisher's Dark green cloth; gold huntsman on front cover, gold decoration and gold lettering on spine, blind stamped on front and back covers, "Book of Rural Sports" is stamped in gilt on spines of both cloth-bound volumes. The title of issue is "Book of Rural Sports". (Periodical publication with title changes.) 2 volumes containing 6 annual issues: Volume I: 1839, 1840, 1841, and Volume II: 1842, 1843, 1844. Plates of engravings in both volumes.
Subject Terms:
Country life -- Great Britain.
Fishing -- Great Britain.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
King, B. B. -- Publisher.
Outdoor life -- Great Britain.
Sports -- Great Britain.
Sports -- Periodicals.
Form/Genre:
Almanacs.
Engravings -- 1839-1844.
Contributors:
Parr, Richard, active 1820-1839, engraver.
Barraud, William, 1810-1850, illustrator.
A. H. Baily and Co., publisher.
J. L. Cox and Sons, printer.
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