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Rural Sports; or Treatises on Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Angling, Fowling etc.
London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, also Crosby of Ludgate, 1807. 4 volumes, comprising the 3 volume (1807) work plus the supplement (published 1813). Quarto, with 80 fine plates including 4 engraved titles. Complete, with two plates misbound. Original full tan polished tan calf, extra gilt with twin labels and 'field sport' tooling to spine, green endpapers, speckled edges. Occasional toning/offset otherwise contents generally clean; bindings gracefully aged with a little rubbing to spine, small chip to foot of first volume. A near fine set, elegantly bound From the library of lawman Christopher Tower (1747-1810) of Huntsmoor Park, Buckinghamshire, Justice of the Peace for Essex and High Sheriff of Bedfordshire (family bookplate to pastdowns).
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