LUNA: Folger Digital Image Collection
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Blome, Richard, d. 1705.
The gentleman's recreation.
Source Created or Published:
opp. p. 34
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HAMNET CATALOG RECORD:
Blome, Richard, d. 1705.
The gentlemans recreation. In two parts. The first being an encyclopedy of the arts and sciences. To wit, an abridgment thereof, which (in a clear method) treats the doctrine, and general parts of each art, ... The second part, treats of horsmanship, hawking, hunting, fowling, fishing, and agriculture. With a short treatise of cock-fighting; for the breeding, dyetting, ordering, matching, and fighting them. All which are collected from the most authentick authors, and the many gross errors therein corrected, with great enlargements, made by those well experienced in the said recreations. And for the better explanation thereof, great variety of useful sculptures, as nets, traps, engines, &c. are added for the taking of beasts, fowl, and fish; not hitherto published by any. The whole illustrated with about an hundred ornamental and useful sculptures, engraven in copper, relating to the several subjects.
Place of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
printed by S. Roycroft, for Richard Blome, dwelling at the upper end of Dutchy-Lane, near Somerset-House in the Strand,
Date of Creation or Publ. (Hamnet):
Physical Description (Hamnet):
, 236, , 280,  p., , 10,  leaves of plates (1 fold) : coats of arms, diagrams, ill., tables ; 2⁰.
Encyclopedias and dictionaries -- Early works to 1800.
Sports -- Great Britain -- Early works to 1800.
Agriculture -- Early works to 1800.
Science -- Early works to 1800.
Hunting -- Early works to 1800.
Veterinary medicine -- Early works to 1800.
Associated Name (Hamnet):
Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery, former owner.
With an additional title page (plate) engraved: The gentlemans recreation by R. Blome.
Title page in red and black.
Approbation of Charles II, "given ... the 14th day of February 1682/3," first preliminary leaf.
Part 2 has separate dated title page, with imprint "printed for the undertaker Richard Blome", pagination and register.
Part 2 Washington, D.C., Folger Shakespeare Library, 1991. Reign of the Horse (catalog p. 35) DFo
Wing (CD-Rom, 1996), B3213
ESTC (RLIN) R23267
Folger Holdings Notes (Hamnet):
127649. Imperfect: lacking folded plate. Some plates (e.g. folio 10) possibly printed unfinished. MS. notes. Plate bound second after leaf 2X1 has obscured dedication;. plate bound after ²E2 mutilated and repaired, affecting text; plate bound second after leaf ²Z1 torn and repaired, affecting engraving. Foxed and stained, affecting text. Cambridge-style binding, signed by Wallis. Provenance: Huntington Library duplicate copy
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