A Short Discourse of Hawking to the Field

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By: Sir Thomas Sherley
ISBN: 0961983949/9780961983949
Binding: Trade Cloth
Size: 9.5" X 6.5"
Pages: 220
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Publication Date: 2004 (Peregrine Fund)

Description

Limited Edition print of only 375 copies by The Archives of American Falconry


The Foreword is by S. Kent Carnie and the preface is by Peter B. Devers. Only one copy of the original 1603 edition of this work is known to exist; it is housed in the Wagstaff Collection of Yale's Beinecke Library. This high quality reprint by the Archives of American Falconry is the Subscriber's Edition that limited to 375 number copies

 This work is the third book printed on the sport in English and the first such written by a practicing falconer based on personal experience. Only a single copy of this work is known to exist, presently in the Wagstaff Collection of Yale's Beineke Library. As such, it is clearly the rarest printed book on our sport in the English language.


Author Biography

The famed falconry scholar and bibliographer, J.E. Harting, unaware of its existence, failed to list this work in his otherwise exhaustive Bibliotheca Accipitraria (1891). It has never been reprinted. Certainly Sherley's work was one of the few books on the subject available to Thomas Morton when he set forth from England to become America's first falconer.

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