[Harting, James Edmund]. A Perfect Booke for Kepinge of Sparhawkes or Goshawkes. Written about 1575. Now first printed from the original MS. on vellum.

London, Quaritch, 1886.

4to. (4), XXXII, 51, (1) pp. With frontispiece after a 16th-century etching and a facsimile plate. Original morocco-backed boards.

 4,500.00

An Elizabethan treatise on the training of sparrowhawks; no. 39 of 100 numbered copies. The original manuscript was at Didlington Hall, Norfolk in the possession of Mr. W. A. Tyssen-Amherst. "Written about 1575, the original vellum ms. was discovered in a country home, where it had lain forgotten for several hundred years; its authorship has not been established" (Cave).

Provenance: Dr. Mitchell, Boldmere (bookplate); O.V. Aplin, Bloxham (ink inscription to half-title).

Lacking backstrip; upper cover detached. Corners worn, rubbed.

Harting 81. Schwerdt I, 233. OCLC 19806693.

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