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 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