THE DOG AND THE SPORTSMAN, Embracing the Uses, Breeding, Training, Diseases, etc., etc., of Dogs, and an Account of the Different Kinds of Game, with Their Habits; Also, Hints to Shooters, with Various Useful Recipes, etc., etc. With illustrations
1845 · Philadelphia, (PA)
by Skinner, John S.
Philadelphia, (PA): Lea & Blanchard, 1845. First edition. 8vo. 223, (1) pp. Illustrated from wood engravings, frontispiece and four plates, extra engraved title page; 1843 Lea & Blanchard catalogue bound in at rear. Includes considerations of pointers, setters, and the "Chesapeake Bay Water-Dog," and qual shooting. Skinner (1788-1851), a lifelong resident of Maryland, founded and published two of the earliest American periodicals devoted to the outdoors, giving "new stimulus to agricultural pursuits and adding to the general popularity of outdoor sports" (Wiki). Phillips, p. 349. Riling 553. Henderson "Early American Sport," p. 69. Gee "The Sportsman's Library," pp. 80-81: "The author was the founder of 'The American Farmer' and 'The American Turf Register.'" Owner's stamp on front endpaper, plates toned, else a very good copy. Original embossed brown cloth, gilt spine title and decoration, enclosed in a custom cloth slipcase. (7851). (Inventory #: 64573)