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Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting

Peter Beckford

Vernor & Hood 1796

Binding:  Hardback  |  Condition: Good  | 

'Given In a Series of Letters to a Friend in Which are give ample directions for erecting a kennel, the management of hounds, and the duties and qualifications necessary for a huntsman and whipper-in.' Nicely rebound and reconstituted copy of the first edition of Beckford instructional account of Hare and fox hunting. With eleven b/w plates (out of 20). A reproduced title page. Pages have been recut, existing plates remounted. Handsome half-leather binding with gilt decoration, raised bands. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Very scant spotting within. Binding tight. some rubbing to extremities and red cloth. Despite the missing plates a rather nice binding of Beckford's enduring work. Good condition.