LAGGARD.

LAGGARD.

FLIGHT TO FREEDOM.

FLIGHT TO FREEDOM.

HINTS ON THE MANAGEMENT OF HAWKS AND PRACTICAL FALCONRY. CHAPTERS HISTORICAL AND DESCRIPTIVE. By James Edmund Harting.

(1884) 1971 facsimile edition. 8vo (139 x 211mm). Ppviii,268. B/w photographic frontispiece and illustrative plates, text illustrations. Green cloth, spine titled in gilt.

A facsimile reprint of the 1898 second edition. "This is a classic on managing hawks and on the practice of falconry. It examines in detail the requirements for success in the sport. James Edmund Harting was a renowned ornithologist who made a special study of falconry. Out of print for many years, the book is now offered again because of the frequent requests we have received for its re-issue." Introduction to a recent edition. Harting himself said much the same thing, "In acceding to a demand for a second edition of these 'Hints,' the author has not merely revised the original text, but has made considerable additions to it, as well as to the illustrations. The reader is thereby carried further afield, and the descriptions which have been added, in the second part of the book, of flights at Rook, Lark, Partridge, Grouse, Woodcock, Snipe, Hare, and Rabbit, are but the natural sequel and practical outcome of attention to the 'Hints' for training and management contained in the first part. From an historical point of view, the chapters on Kite-hawking and Heron-hawking - no longer practicable in England - and on trained Eagles employed by Eastern falconers, will give an insight into little known phases of the sport. The chapters which deal with 'Devices for taking Hawks,' and the 'Law relating to Trained Hawks,' will, it is hoped, have a practical value in the eyes of those who may seek for information on these subjects."
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Book Code
6127
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Author Harting (James Edmund).
Book Code 6127
ISBN 0900294000 / 0900294000
Book Description Good-plus in price-clipped dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1971
Publisher Thames Valley Press.
Place Maidenhead.