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The gentleman's recreations: in three parts. : The first part contains a short and easie introduction to all the liberal arts and sciences, &c. : The second treats of horsemanship, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, agriculture, &c. : Done from the most authentick authors, especially several lately printed at Paris, as may be seen in the preface; with great enlargements, made by those well experienced in the respective recreations. : The third is a complete body of all our forest, chace, and game-laws, as they are at this time. : The whole illustrated with near an hundred copper-cuts relating to the several subjects, particularly all sorts of nets, engines, traps, &c. are added for the taking of wild beasts, fowl, fish, &c. not hitherto publish'd by any
Bib ID 6003917
Format BookBook
Blome, Richard, -1705
Edition The Second edition corrected, with near one half of additions. 
Description London: : Printed for R. Bonwicke, at the Red-Lion in St. Paul's Church-Yard; J. Walthoe, in the Middle Temple-Cloysters; W. Freeman, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, and B. Tooke, in Fleet Street near Temple-Bar; J. Nicholson, at the Queen's-Arms in Little-Britain; S. Manship at the ship in Cornhil; and R Parker and R. Smith, under the Royal-Exchange., MDCCIX [1709]-1710 
v.1: 2 leaves, [5], 1 leaf, 290 p., 1 leaf ; v. 2: 1 leaf, 385 p. ; v.3: 65p. (3 v. in 1); 78 leaves of plates (some folded) : ill. (metal cuts) ; 41 cm. (fol.) 

With an added title-page, "The Gentleman's recreation by R. Blome", engraved ; and a list of subscribers in Part I.

Title page from Pt. II reads: The gentleman's recreation: treating of horsemanship, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing and agriculture. which are collected from the ... Part II. The Second edition, with large additions and corrections throughout. London, : Printed for R. Bonwick [etc.], MDCCIX [1709].

Part III has no volume number, title page reads: The laws of the forest and game: and also, of hunting, hawking, fishing, and fowling, according to the common and statute-laws of England. [London] : "In the Savoy Printed by J. Nutt for R. Bonwick [etc.], MDCCIX [1709].

Pages omitted in numbering: Pt. I, p. 190-191, 193-194; no loss of text.

Includes engraved plates, 1 is signed: F.H. Van Hoven sculp.

"B. Tooke" may be either Benjamin Tooke, d. 1716, or his son Benjamin Tooke, d. 1723, both of whom were active at this time.

NLA copy: Provenance. Originally owned by the Vyner family of Eathorpe in Warwickshire. Mr Thomas Vyner (1653-1708), head of the family in the late 17th- 18th century, included a passage in his will which stated that his library was not be sold, but pass to his descendants with the estate, demonstrating the value he placed on his book collection.

NLA copy: Includes an inscription by Thomas Vyner's grandson Robert Thomas Vyner (1804-1879) who inherited the estate in 1856.

NLA copy: Binding : Contemporary 17th century leather, gold tooled borders front & back covers & spine ,leather patch on spine, fore edges with red ink sprinkling.

NLA copy: includes 1 accompanying leaf of correspondence addressed to " J. Bevil Symthe", signed "Tontavon Tontontavon"

Cited In

ESTC (RLIN), T135908

NUC pre-1956, v. 61, p. 492

Subjects Agriculture -- Early works to 1800.  |  Hunting -- Early works to 1800.  |  Fowling -- Early works to 1800.  |  Fishing -- Early works to 1800.  |  Science -- Early works to 1800.  |  Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.  |  Mathematics -- Early works to 1800.
Form/genre Subscribers' lists  |  Subscription lists (Publishing)
Place England London.
Other authors/contributors Bonwicke, R. (Rebecca), active 1706-1711, bookseller  |  Walthoe, John, 1657 or 8-1744, bookseller  |  Freeman, William, -1715, bookseller  |  Goodwin, Timothy, -1720, bookseller  |  Wotton, Matthew, -approximately 1729, bookseller  |  Tooke, Benjamin, -1716, bookseller, attributed name  |  Tooke, Benjamin, -1723 bookseller, attributed name  |  Nicholson, John, -approximately 1717, bookseller  |  Manship, S. (Samuel), bookseller  |  Parker, Richard, active 1692-1725, bookseller  |  Smith, Ralph, active 1697-1721, bookseller  |  Hove, Frederick Hendrick van, 1628?-1698, engraver


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