An Encyclopaedia of rural Sports, or, complete Account, historical, practical, and descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, &c. &c. … a new Edition, revised and corrected by ‘Harry Hieover,’ A. Graham, Esq., ‘Ephemera’, etc. etc.

London, Spottiswoodes and Shaw for Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852.

8vo, pp. xiii, [1 (blank)], 1246; with wood-engraved title vignette and 576 woodcut illustrations by R. Branston after Alken, Landseer, Dickes, and others in text; a very good copy in contemporary half green morocco with marbled sides, borders filleted in blind, spine gilt in compartments with gilt morocco lettering-pieces, speckled edges, blue endpapers; spine slightly sunned, rubbed at extremities with a few minor scuffs, splits to joints; ownership inscription of J. Johnstone dated 1856 to title, bookplate of Sir Frederick William Stopford (1854–1929) to upper pastedown.

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An Encyclopaedia of rural Sports, or, complete Account, historical, practical, and descriptive, of Hunting, Shooting, Fishing, Racing, &c. &c. … a new Edition, revised and corrected by ‘Harry Hieover,’ A. Graham, Esq., ‘Ephemera’, etc. etc.

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Second edition of Blaine’s comprehensive work on rural sports. First published in 1840, the Encyclopædia of rural Sports marks a considerable departure from Blaine’s earlier scientific texts on veterinary medicine, with sections on the history and philosophy of field sports, and on horse-racing, hunting, hawking, coursing, shooting, and fishing. It is nonetheless a useful guide to all aspects of rural sports.

Cf. Mellon 162 (first edition).

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