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Title: Notitia Venatica: A Treatise on Fox-Hunting. Embracing The General Managment of Hounds and The Diseases of Dogs: Including Distemper and Rabies; Also Kennel Lameness, Its Cause and Cure. A new Edition, revised, corrected, and enlarged.
Description: London, Published by Rudolph Ackermann, at his eclipse sporting gallery, 191, Regent Street, 1847. 4to. W. engr. front.portr. of Vyner ['E.Walker J.B.Hunt'] & 9 pls. (8 of which two - tone lithogrs.['H. Alken del.- E.Aubry, lith. Day &Haghe, lithrs to the Queen'], 1 woodengr.), 3 woodengrs. in the text. Original full red blind- and giltst. publ. cloth., spine rebacked, original spine laid down; the new red cloth rebacking only showing at top and bottom of spine and along the outer hinges.; edges of covers rubb. and lower corners bumped / dam.). Upper cover giltlettered title. [n4, 2n2, A1, B-L8, M6, X4]. (XII, 172, 8 (Ackermann bookcat.) pp.). (Some light foxing, unimportant.). (Plate 1 deep in inner margin a small tear.). (Original light yellow endpapers.). First edition. Galloway, 137: Mellon Coll. 179: described in extenso w. detailed collation, detailed information on printers and publishers etc. Binding illustrated in colour. With the fine Henry Alken plates.: Sally Mitchell. Dictionary of British Equestrian artists, pp. 76 - 87: The Alken family in detail: Higginson, Sporting authors, p. 72 - 73: '... Notitia Venatica, one of the ablest practical treatises on foxhunting extant today, and has an appendix and the lists of many wellknown packs of hounds ... should be in every hunting man's library...':

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Price: EUR 450.00 = appr. US$ 489.08 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 8122