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Osbaldiston, William Augustus

The British sportsman, or, Nobleman, Gentleman, and farmer's dictionary, of recreation and amusement : Including a most improved system of modern farriery, and anatomical dissections of a horse : with concise rules for chusing good horses, and the secrets of training them with wind and vigour for the course, field, and road : particular instructions for riding, racing, hunting, coursing, hawking, shooting, setting, & fishing : with the most approved methods of breeding, curing, and managing all sorts of cattle : particularly oxen, cows, deer, and sheep : and for breeding, training, and managing dogs, hawks, cocks, doves, pigeons, singing-birds, &c. : with a new and interesting description of all the traps, nets, engines, baits, and magical contrivances, for taking birds, and all sorts of game, alive : and for destroying vermin of every kind that annoy poultry, or infest the farmer's yard : the whole comprised under one alphabetical arrangement, and each article explained under its proper name : Compiled from the latest discoveries, and improved by many years real practice and observation / by William Augustus Osbaldiston, Esq. ; embellished with elegant copper plates, adapted to each subject.

Additional Title(s):

Dictionary of recreation and amusement

Nobleman, gentleman, and farmer's dictionary of recreation and amusement

London : Printed for the proprietor by J. Stead, sold by Champante and Whitrow, [1792-1796?]
Physical Description:
iv, [5]-664, [2] pages, [41] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK11 .O81 1792+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Issued in 42 parts.
Illustrations by J. Pass, Thomas Prattent and John Lodge; after Daniel Dodd.
Preface dated 1792.
English short title catalogue, T96301
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 70
BEIR Uzn13 +7923o: Bookseller's label: William Potter ... Liverpool.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in later red half calf, by Bickers and Son, Leicester. Armorial bookplate: Almeric Hugh Paget. 1st Baron Queenborough.
Subject Terms:
Horses -- Early works to 1800.
Pager, Almeric Hugh -- Bookplate.
Sports -- Dictionaries -- Early works to 1800.
Sports -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Armorial bookplates.
Booksellers' labels (Provenance) -- William Potter.
Pass, J., engraver.
Prattent, Thomas, engraver.
Lodge, John, -1796, engraver.
Dodd, Daniel, illustrator.
Champante and Whitrow, bookseller.

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