LEWIS WRIGHT'S POULTRY. By Joseph Batty.

LEWIS WRIGHT'S POULTRY. By Joseph Batty.

TALES OF A WILDFOWLER. By W.A. Cadman. Illustrated by Sir Peter Scott.

TALES OF A WILDFOWLER. By W.A. Cadman. Illustrated by Sir Peter Scott.

THE HISTORY OF COCKFIGHTING. By George Ryley Scott F.Z.S., F.Ph.S. (Eng.), F.R.A.I.

(1957) 1983 3rd edition. 4to (185 x 243mm). Pp204. Colour and b/w photographs and plates, bibliography. Brown cloth, spine titled in gilt.

"Besides being one of the most ancient breeds, the pure Game Cock is endowed with a renowned courage which has placed him above all others. This is the history of these remarkable birds which gave sport and enjoyment to thousands, including Royalty. ...the author examines the earlier records and presents a balanced and reasoned account not only of cockfighting, but on the attributes of the birds themselves. Moreover, since he details the current standards and explains the present day requirements of a well-bred cock or hen, he provides the present day fancier with information on keeping them. ...This new edition includes new colour illustrations of birds from the past [and] the present, from Australia, the USA and the UK." Stated on the imprint page as the second edition, this appears to actually be the third. Chapters include:- The origin of the game fowl; Breeds and varieties of game fowl; Breeding and rearing game fowl; Selection, training, preparation for battle and care of the fighting cock; The genesis and development of the artificial spur; The cockpit; The cockfight; The origin and antiquity of cockfighting; Historical aspects of cockfighting in the United Kingdom; Historical aspects of cockfighting in the United States of America; Cockfighting in other countries; The war on cockfighting; The case for and against cockfighting; Cockfighting and the law. Appendices include:- Standards of perfection for the old English game; A glossary of technologic and jargonic terms; Bibliography.
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Book Code
292
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Author Scott (George Ryley).
Book Code 292
ISBN 0862300606 / 0862300606
Book Description Slight shelf-wear / spine-fading else near fine copy in dust-wrapper.
Book Cover Hardcover
Published Date 1983
Publisher Triplegate Ltd.
Place Hindhead, Surrey.