FAIRFAX, Thomas. The Complete Sportsman; or, Country Gentleman's Recreation... London: J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, in Pater-Noster-Row [ca 1760].

$ 400.00

FAIRFAX, Thomas. The Complete Sportsman; or, Country Gentleman's Recreation... London: J. Cooke, at Shakespear's-Head, in Pater-Noster-Row [ca 1760].

8vo., (6 4/8 x 4 inches). 24-page publisher's catalogue at end. Engraved frontispiece. Contemporary pigskin (rebacked to style).

Provenance: with the modern bookplate of R.A.G. Festing on the front paste-down.

"Containing the Whole Arts:

Of Breeding and Managing Game Cocks, with the best Methods of Fighting them.

Of Rearing and Backing Colts.

Of managing Race-Horses, Hunters &c.

Of Horse-Racing.

Of Bowling.

Of Hare-hunting.

Of Fox-hunting.

Of Buck-hunting.

Of Otter-hunting.

Of Coursing.

Of breeding and ordering Dogs for the Gun, or Chase, &c.

Of Angling in all its various Branches

Of breeding Pigeons, Rabbets, Canary Birds, &c.

Of finding the Haunts of Partridges, Pheasants, and all manner of Game

Of Shooting, and of Shooting, and of Shooting Flying, &c. Bowling, &c.

Together with several other equally curious Articles too numerous to be mentioned in the Title Page" (from the title-page).  Westwood & Satchell, p.90; Schwerdt I, p.169