Legal Guidelines for Well-Born Sportsmen Cox, Nicholas [fl.1673-1721]. [Manwood, John (d.1610)]. The Gentleman's Recreation: In Four Parts. Viz. Hunting, Hawking, Fowling, Fishing: Wherein Those Generous Exercises are Largely Treated of; And the Terms of Art for Hunting and Hawking, More Amply Enlarged than Heretofore: Also the Method of Breeding and Managing a Hunting-Horse: Unto Which is Now Annex'd an Appendix of Choice Receipts or the Cure of Several Maladies. Whereto is Added, A Perfect Abstract of All the Forest-Laws, And Every Particular Act Since Magna Charta to This Time, As Do Any Way Relate to the Several Kinds of Game Above-Mention'd; With Several Forms of Warrants Relating Thereto, Never Before Printed. To Which is Prefixed a Large Sculpture, Giving Easy Directions for Blowing the Horn. And Other Sculptures Proper to Each Recreation. London: Printed for N.C. and Sold by J. Wilcox, 1721. Two works in one. The second work, An Abridgment of Manwood's Forest Laws. And of All the Acts of Parliament Made Since; Which Relate to Hunting, Hawking, Fishing, Or Fowling. With Precedents of Warrants for Gamekeepers, Licences to Hunt, Hawk, &c., has divisional title page reading London: Printed by H.p. for N.C., 1721. [iv], iv, 304 [i.e.288], 285-438; , 115,  pp. Copperplate frontispiece, four folding plates, one of them oversized (19-1/2" x 15"). Complete. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-3/4"). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in period style, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, upper corners and hinges mended. Light rubbing to baords, corners bumped, lower corners lightly worn. Moderate toning, light foxing in places, light edgewear to preliminaries and oversized folding plate, which had tape repairs to its verso. A handsome copy with the often-lacking oversized plate. $1,250. * Sixth and final edition, and the only edition that includes precedents of warrants and licenses. This guidebook contains one of the few treatises on falconry from the period. It was first published in 1674. Two editions designated the fourth were issued in 1697; one does not have an abridgment of Manwood. The abridgment published in the 1721 edition was also issued separately. English Short-Title Catalogue T133087.
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