Harting, James Edmund. Hints on the Management of Hawks. Second edition, to which is added Practical Falconry, chapters historical and descriptive.

London, Horace Cox, 1898.

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


The second and 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 not merely revised the original text, but made considerable additions to it, as well as to the illustrations. Plates and illustrations include 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, spine-ends chipped; first and last leaves slightly foxed and the usual browning, pasted bookplate and manuscript entry on blank recto of the frontispiece. Good copy of this manual on practical falconry and the management of hawks.


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

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