A SHORT DISCOURSE OF HAWKING TO THE FIELD WITH HIGH FLYING LONG WINGED HAWKES, TOGETHER WITH THE SORTING and ORDERING OF SPANIELS. By Sir Thomas Sherley. Subscriber's Edition limited to 375 numbered copies.
(1603) 2004 2nd edition - Subscriber's Edition. 8vo (155 x 235mm). Ppxxxiv,79. Colour plates at rear. Green cloth boards, brown cloth spine, spine and upper board titled in gilt. Edited and introduced by Peter Devers. ". . . Dedicated (as a Sommers solace) unto all such as either delight in, or hereafter shall use that Gentleman-like and pleasant recreation". The first reprint of the world's rarest falconry book! ...The third book printed on the sport in English and the first such written by a practicing falconer based on personal experience. Only a single copy of this work is known to exist. Unknown to Harting, its authorship has only recently been proved by Peter Devers. From a total edition of 625 copies. The Historian's Edition limited to 75 copies, the Patron's Edition limited to 175 copies, and the Subscriber's Edition limited to 375 copies.
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|Author||Sherley (Sir Thomas).|
|ISBN||0961983949 / 0961983949.|
|Book Description||A fine unread copy.|
|Publisher||Archives of American Falconry.|