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Creator:
Beckford, Peter, 1740-1811, author.
Title(s):

Thoughts on hunting : in a series of familiar letters to a friend.

Published/Created:
Sarum : Printed by E. Easton, sold by P. Elmsly, in the Strand; J. Ridley, St. James's Street; London, and W. Sollers, Blandford, MDCCLXXXI [1781]
Physical Description:
[10], 334 pages, [3] leaves of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK285 .B39 1781 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
SK285 .B39 1781 Copy 2
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SK285 .B39 1781 Copy 3
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Classification:
Books
Notes:
By Peter Beckford.
Signatures: [A]²b⁴(-b4)B⁴(-B4)C-2U⁴.
Errata: p. 334.
Frontispiece engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi; after Giovanni Battista Cipriani.
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, volume 1, page 56
English short title catalogue, T93429
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 64
BEIN 1984 356 and BEIN Uzn62 781b copy 2 both have catch words "to the" on page 2.
BEIN Uzn62 781b copy 1: Imperfect?: only 2 leaves of plates.
BAC: British Art Center copy 1 imperfect: lacks half-title. The author's copy, with annotations for second edition. Bound in later quarter calf and contemporary gray boards. Autographed in manuscript on front cover: "Beckford." Frontispiece bound in after title page. Catchwords "to the" on page 2.
BAC: British Art Center copy 2 bound in contemporary brown boards. Frontispiece bound facing title page. Catchword "to" on page 2. Bookplate of C.F.G.R. Schwerdt.
BAC: British Art Center copy 3 bound in contemporary dark red half morocco, and green cloth. Frontispiece included in 3 engraved plates and bound in after title page. Two remaining plates bound at end. Catchwords "to the" on page 2.
Subject Terms:
Beckford, Peter, 1740-1811 -- Ms. notes (BAC Copy 1)
Coursing -- Early works to 1800.
Fox hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Lloyd, John Robert -- Bookplate (BEIN Uzn62 781b copy 2)
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. -- Bookplate (BAC Copy 2)
Form/Genre:
Engravings -- 1781.
Annotations (Provenance)
Contributors:
Bartolozzi, Francesco, 1727-1815, engraver.
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista, 1727-1785, illustrator.
Easton, Edward, 1720-1795, printer.
Elmsley, Peter, 1734 or 1735-1802, bookseller.
Ridley, John, -1782, bookseller.
Sollers, William, bookseller.
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