Harting, James Edmund. Hints on the Management of Hawks.

London, Horace Cox, 1898.

8vo. With 11 full-page black and white plates and 42 numbered black and white illustrations in text. VII, 268 pp. Including errata-slip tipped-in at end. Original pictorial cloth, gilt.


The second, best edition of Harting's manual on the management of hawks and a historical and descriptive explanation on practical falconry. For this edition, the author has not merely revised the original text, but has made considerable additions to it, as well as to the illustrations. With plates and illustrations showing a hooded falcon on block, heron hawking, kite hawking with jerfalcons, the falconer's knot, a falcon in flight, etc. The first edition of this work appeared in 1884 with the same publisher. "Not recommended for the beginner [...] Much interesting material collected from various sources, particularly the instructions for hawk catching" (Barber).

Binding rubbed.


Barber 7. OCLC 23929448. Cf. Harting 80 (first edition). Schwerdt I, 233 (first edition).

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