Item #39262 The Sportsman's Cabinet; or, a Correct Delineation of the various DOGS USED IN THE SPORTS OF THE FIELD: Including the Canine Race in General. Consisting of a Series of Engravings of Every Distinct Breed, from Original Paintings, taken from Life. Interspersed with beautiful Vignettes, engraved on Wood. Illustrated by a Comprehensive, Historical and Systematic Description of the Different Species; With a Review of the Various Diseases to which they are subject, and the most approved and efficacious Modes of Treatment and cure. To which is added, a scientific disquisition upon the Distemper, Canine Madness, and the Hydrophobia. William. By A. VETERAN SPORTSMAN TAPLIN.

The Sportsman's Cabinet; or, a Correct Delineation of the various DOGS USED IN THE SPORTS OF THE FIELD: Including the Canine Race in General. Consisting of a Series of Engravings of Every Distinct Breed, from Original Paintings, taken from Life. Interspersed with beautiful Vignettes, engraved on Wood. Illustrated by a Comprehensive, Historical and Systematic Description of the Different Species; With a Review of the Various Diseases to which they are subject, and the most approved and efficacious Modes of Treatment and cure. To which is added, a scientific disquisition upon the Distemper, Canine Madness, and the Hydrophobia.

London. Printed & Published for the Proprietors by J. Cundee. 1803-1804. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to. 29cm, The First Edition, in 2 volumes, vii,276,(2) & 310,(2),(4)pp., with 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 title-page vignettes (extra engraved title-page to Vol.2 laid-in), 23 engraved plates, numerous wood engraved vignette illustrations, bound in full tan calf, raised bands, gilt borders and decorations in the panels, gilt spine titles on dark crimson leather labels, blind ruled borders on the boards, some foxing on some plates, light on others, generally clean, fine. An early English dog book noted for its exceptional dog illustrations by John Scott after Reinagle. The wood-cut illustrations are by Thomas Bewick. Author, William Taplin (d.1807) was an English veterinary surgeon. - "A true dictionary, but mainly on the horse and dog as used in riding to hounds'. The word Gun' is described as: "that well-known instrument of pleasure used in the destruction of game, for the privilege of carrying which, its devotees voluntarily contribute so largely to the exigencies of State, and the support of Government." Riling #340. Item #39262

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