HUNTERS ALL. By Brian Plummer.

HUNTERS ALL. By Brian Plummer.

OBSERVATIONS ON FALCONRY AND PAKISTAN. By John Cox.

OBSERVATIONS ON FALCONRY AND PAKISTAN. By John Cox.

COURSING AND FALCONRY: The Badminton Library. By Harding Cox and Gerald Lascelles.

(1892) 1986 new edition. 8vo (139 x 195mm). Ppxiv,413. Plates by G.E. Lodge and others, illustrations. New introduction by Colin McKelvie. Decorative green cloth gilt.

This is a combined volume consisting of two separate books: Coursing, by Harding Cox, and, Falconry, by the Hon. Gerald Lascelles. "A few hints only are necessary to explain the object which these volumes are put forth. There is no modern encyclopaedia to which the inexperienced man, who seeks guidance in the practice of the various British sports and Pastimes, can turn for information. ...The Badminton Library is offered to supply the want." The two books published here as a pair must still be amongst the least-thoroughly covered of the British Sports, and both retain their interest and utility. Chapters include - Coursing: The Waterloo Cup; A treatise on breeding; Practical greyhound breeding; Treatment of saplings; The greyhound in training; Enclosed coursing; Some celebrated greyhounds of the past; Opinions of noted coursers; Description and points of the greyhound; Some English coursing clubs, by Charles Richardson. Falconry: Introductory - the modern falconer, implements used, glossary of terms; The peregrine - eyasses, hacking - hawks, training - game hawking - records of sport - magpie hawking; The peregrine - passage hawks - advantages of - how caught - mode of training - heron hawking - rook hawking - gull hawking - passage hawks for game - lost hawks; Gerfalcon - kite hawking - hare hawking - merlins - how managed - lark hawking - the hobby - the sacre - the lanner - shahins - sport in India - other varieties of hawks used in falconry; The short-winged hawks - goshawks - how obtained - training - entering - rabbit hawking - various flights - the sparrow hawk - managment - blackbird hawking; Celebrated falconers - Scotch, Dutch, and English clubs - The Falconers' Club - Colonel Thornton - The Loo Club - The Old Hawking Club - Amateur falconers - famous hawks - records of sport; General management - mews - blocks - perches - bow-perch - bathing - condition - feeding - castings - imping - moulting - various diseases - general hints.
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Author Cox (Harding) and Lascelles (Gerald).
Book Code 639
ISBN 090706955X / 090706955X
Book Description Small library stamp, slight staining and use. Good-plus.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1986
Publisher Ashford Press.
Place Southampton.