London: Thomas Simpson, 1811.
Illustrated by J Scott frontis+extra tp. Early printing. Hardcover. Very Good- with no dust jacket. Item #BOOKS002145I
Professionally re-spined, rear flyleaf creased, light foxing, owner's signature, note on rear flyleaf, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Half leather binding with contemporary marbled paper boards (rubbed) and modern leather spine with gilt ruling and spine label. Subtitle concludes: including the several subjects of Hunting, Shooting, Racing, Coursing, Angling, Hawking, etc. The two Scott engravings (dated Sept 1, 1810) are well foxed. Massive anthology of English sports poetry, attributed to bibliophile and sports publisher Thomas Gosden; frontispiece of hunter with two dogs by J Scott after Benjamin Marshall is said to be portrait of Gosden.; 469 pages.