Treatise on Fox Hunting & Hounds Dogs 1847 Vyner leather book w/ 10 color platesBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
(Old Books, 19th Century Books, Fox Hunting, Hounds, Vetinary Medicine, Dogs, Dog Breeding).
Notitia Venatica: A Treatise on Fox-Hunting. Embracing The General Management of Hounds and the Diseases of Dogs: Including Distemper and Rabies; Also Kennel Lameness Its Cause and Cure, by Robert T. Vyner.
Published 1847, London by Rudolph Ackerman.
172 pages. Text in English. Publisher's 8 pp. catalog bound at rear. Ten full page engravings with original hand color (including frontis portrait).
Stamped leather binding by Riviere & Son.
Period grained 1/2 morocco leather binding, raised bands, gilt bands and compartment decorations, gilt title lettering. Front and rear joints slightly scuffed but sturdy, rear joint with slight surface cracking, overall binding remains clean, tight, and sound.
Book remains well preserved and attractive on the shelf. Rear top corner of binding leather lacking, exposing corner of board. It displays a pleasing and unique age patina and is in nice antiquarian condition, the age flaws easy to overlook or forgive.
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Book Measures c. 9 1/2" H x 6 1/8" W.