Item description for Hawking Or Faulconry (History of Falconry Series) (History of Falconry Series) by Richard Blome...
"Hawking or Faulconry" was originally published in 1686 as part of the author's classic work - "The Gentleman's Recreation.", and is now considered an important milestone in the early history of Falconry. First editions of this work are now extremely rare and consequently expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS has now republished it using the original text and engravings. One hundred and fifty five pages contain twenty five detailed chapters:- Directions for Taking Hawks. - Of the Several Sorts of Hawks. - The Gerfaulcon. - The Slight Faulcon. - The Lanner. - The Merlin. - The Hobby. - The Bawrel. - The Castrel. - The Goshawk. - The Sparrow Hawk. - Reclaiming the Haggard-Faulcon. - Enseaming a Faulcon. - Bathing a Hawk. - Making a Hawk Bold and Hardy. - Feeding. - Hern Hawking. - Brook Hawking. - Rules for the Mew. - Falconers Rules. - Falconry Terms. - Diseases and Cures. - Choice and Use of Spaniels. - Certain Terms of Art. - Hawking Statutes. Etc. Also incorporated in the contents is a thirty two page preface with notes on the history of this, and other important falconry books. This is a fascinating read for any Falconry enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. READ COUNTRY BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.35" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2005
Publisher Read Country Books
ISBN 1905124953 ISBN13 9781905124954
Availability 75 units. Availability accurate as of May 23, 2017 03:18.
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