BLOME (RICHARD) and NICHOLAS COX The Gentlemans recreation. In two parts. The first being an encyclo
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BLOME (RICHARD) and NICHOLAS COX The Gentlemans recreation. In two parts. The first being an encyclopedy of the arts and sciences... the second part, treats of horsmanship, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, and agriculture. With a short treatise of cock-fighting
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BLOME (RICHARD) and NICHOLAS COX
The Gentlemans recreation. In two parts. The first being an encyclopedy of the arts and sciences... the second part, treats of horsmanship, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, and agriculture. With a short treatise of cock-fighting, first edition, engraved frontispiece and 85 plates including 10 plates of subscribers' arms, woodcut illustrations, approbation leaf facing title, a little browning and dampstaining at edges, short tear to plate 3 of heraldry without loss, one plate of horsemanship shorter (from another copy?) and loosely inserted, bookplate of Sarah Sophia Child, contemporary calf, rebacked preserving original spine, corners worn, upper cover near detached [Wing B3213; Schwerdt I, p.72], folio (408 x 255mm.), S. Roycroft, for Richard Blome, 1686

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  • The first part deals with all manner of arts and sciences including navigation; the second with horsemanship, hunting, hawking, fishing, agriculture etc., including well-executed plates with engraved dedications below the image. Schwerdt lists the total of 86 plates, and notes that "perfect copies are rarely found; the imprimatur leaf, some of the plates of arms, especially the 10th, and the plate of horsemanship inscribed to Sir John Skeffington [here loosely inserted, possibly from another copy], are often missing".
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