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The Pointer And His Predecessors

Author : William Arkwright
ISBN : 9781632200907
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Originally published in 1906, The Pointer and His Predecessors is a highly researched guide to anything and everything relating to the pointing hunting dog. These hunting dogs primarily fall under the setter and pointer breeds, and Arkwright has included everything that an owner would need to know. Anyone who has any interest in shooting and hunting culture will find this book of substantial use. The Pointer and His Predecessors includes topics such as: Characteristics of the Pointer Breeding and Selection Shooting Over Dogs Breaking and Training Kennel Management Amidst the plethora of factual information are Arkwright’s own theories and anecdotes on the topic of pointing dogs. Arkwright discusses their origin as he pulls biblical quotes and examples to pinpoint where in history these hunting dogs were first spotted. He also recalls on his own experiences with the hounds to exemplify his passion for game dogs. The Pointer and His Predecessors is the top choice for anyone interested in hunting with dogs. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Pointer And His Predecessors

Author : William Arkwright
ISBN : 1293655473
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

The Pointer And His Predecessors

Author : William Arkwright
ISBN : 1332568882
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Excerpt from The Pointer and His Predecessors: An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog From the Earliest Times Since the publication of The Pointer and his Predecessors in its original form, a demand appears to have arisen for a cheaper, more portable edition, which shall be suitable for everyday use. To meet this demand the present volume has been designed, to synchronise if possible with a similar edition in French. It has been carefully revised throughout and a few additions have been made chiefly to the chapter on kennel management: otherwise it remains unaltered. The general arrangement is identical, with the exception that the descriptions of the illustrations, formerly in a separate chapter, have been distributed, so that each may be opposite the picture of which it treats; and the forty original plates have been reduced to twenty-two of the most apposite in order to make the book as compact as possible. After consideration, the chapter that deals with Shows and Working Trials has been left untouched because since 1901, the year when it was written, there has been no appreciable change in the policy of the various canine Societies. One fresh subject alone seems to me to require consideration. The late Mr. C. J. Cornish, in the course of a most thoughtful criticism of this book for 'Country Life, ' remarked, 'There is only one bed-rock subject which Mr. Arkwright does not discuss, and that is the history of the growth and transmission of the gift or habit of pointing.' This omission not having been due to any cloudiness in my own mind as to the derivation of the phenomenon, I am now presenting my view of the subject without claiming for it any special originality. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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The Pointer And His Predecessors An Illustrated History Of The Pointing Dog From The Earliest Times

Author : William Arkwright
ISBN : 1230361855
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... LIST OF BOOKS CONSULTED FOR THIS WORK, ARRANGED CHRONOLOGICALLY & IN SECTIONS. Classical. Cynegeticon, by Xenophon. b.C. 445-360. Peri Zoon (De Naturd Animalium), by Aristotle. B.C. 384-323 Cynegeticon, de Aucupio Fragmenta duo, by Marcus Aurelius Olympius Nemesianus. About B.c. 283. De Re Rusticd, bv Marcus Terentius Varro. B.c. 116-28. De Conjuratione Catiline, De Bello Jugurtbino, by Caius Sallustius Crispus. B.c. 86-34. Historie Naturalis Libri XXXVII., by Caius Secundus Plinius. Died A.d. 23. Historie, by Publius Cornelius Tacitus. 1st century. De Duodecim Casaribus, by Caius Tranquillus Suetonius. 1st century. Panegyricus Trajano dictus, by Cascilius Caius Secundus Plinius. 1st century. Cynegeticon, by Gratius Faliscus. 1st century. De Re Rusticd, by Lucius Junius Moderatus Columella. A.d. 50. Cynegeticus, by Flavius Arrianus. 2nd century. Cynegetica, by Oppianus. 2nd century. Onomastikofiy by Julius Pollux. 2nd century. De Naturd Animalium (Peri Zoon), by Claudius DEGREESlianus Prasnestinus. 3rd century. Ars Veterinaria, by Vegetius Renatus Publius. 4th century. De Re Rusticd, by Rutilius Taurus DEGREESmilianus Palladius. A.d. 37I 395 English. Le Art de Venerie, by Guyllame Twici (ex MSS. Phillipps, No. 8336. Printed 1840). 1307-1327. Sir Gawayne and the Green Knight. A Romance Poem. 1320-1340. The Maister of the Game (MS.), by Edmund de Langley (Duke of York). 1341-1402. De proprietatibus rerum, by Bartholomeus de Glanvilla. About 1360. Boke of St. Albans, by Dame Juliana Bernes. i486. Toxopbilus, by Roger Ascham. 1545. De Differentiis Animalium, by Edward Wotton. 1551. The Booke of Falconrie or Hawking, by George Turber- ville. 1575. Englische Dogges, by Dr. John Caius of Cambridge. 1576. Hawking, Hunting, Fishing. (Anon.) 1586. Brita


Author : David Hancock
ISBN : 9781847976314
Genre : Pets
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This book is about gundogs, those ever-willing companions of both sportsmen and discerning dog owners. Gundogs is not a manual covering training, grooming, nutrition and dog care; it is very much a celebration of the gundog's contribution to the sporting and companion dog scene, an examination of their past, their performance and their prospects in an increasingly urban society. Painstakingly researched, it covers the well-known recognized breeds and the more obscure ones from overseas, some quite unknown to the British public.David Hancock's earlier books have been highly praised, as have his many articles in sporting magazine in the last thirty years. When reviewing one of his previous books, the revered writer on sporting dogs, the late Brian Plummer, described it as a 'masterpiece'. Reviewing his Sporting Terriers, Dogs in Canada magazine stated that it 'has the quality of a classic'. A reviewer of his last book, Sighthounds, stated that 'Hancock's work provokes thinking in the reader the way a good discussion stimulates and refreshes our minds.' A Canadian reviewer of another of his books gave the view that David Hancock is 'perhaps the most important living writer about dogs.' A comprehensive survey of the gundog's origins, its role and its future, Gundogs is essential reading for all those with an interest in these loyal dogs, especially gundog and country sport enthusiasts. Meticiously researched and packed with information it covers the well-known recognized breeds as well as more obscure ones. Superbly illustrated with 360 colour and black & white photographs. David Hancock has studied dogs for over half a century and is a past winner of the Dog Writers Association of America.
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The History Of Retrievers A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic Labrador Flat Coated Retriever Golden Retriever

Author : Charles C. Eley
ISBN : 9781446548806
Genre : Pets
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Originally published in 1921, this is one of the earliest detailed works on Retrievers and Retriever Trials. It is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have republished it, using the original text, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. Two hundred and sixteen pages contain seven detailed chapters: - The Flat-Coated Retriever. Early History. - The Flat-Coated Retriever. History. - The History of the Labrador. - The Labrador at Field Trials. - Curly-Coated and Golden Retrievers. - The Future of Retriever Trials by Captain Harry Eley. - A Record of Retriever Trials by Walter Baxendale. This is a fascinating read for any Retriever enthusiast or historian of the breeds, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. "Men who shoot without dogs tire of sport early in life, whilst all who are fond of animals and of training them retain a long lasting pleasure in it." F.R. Bevan. 1891. Many of the earliest dog breed books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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Matter And Form In Early Modern Science And Philosophy

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ISBN : 9789004221147
Genre : History
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Bringing together an international team of historians of science and philosophy to discuss the fate of matter and form, this volume shows how disputes about matter and form spurred innovation as well as conservatism in early modern science and philosophy.
Category: History

Private Collecting Exhibitions And The Shaping Of Art History In London

Author : Stacey J. Pierson
ISBN : 9781315311920
Genre : Art
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The Burlington Fine Arts Club was founded in London in 1866 as a gentlemen’s club with a singular remit – to exhibit members’ art collections. Exhibitions were proposed, organized, and furnished by a group of prominent members of British society who included aristocrats, artists, bankers, politicians, and museum curators. Exhibitions at their grand house in Mayfair brought many private collections and collectors to light, using members’ social connections to draw upon the finest and most diverse objects available. Through their unique mode of presentation, which brought museum-style display and interpretation to a grand domestic-style gallery space, they also brought two forms of curatorial and art historical practice together in one unusual setting, enabling an unrestricted form of connoisseurship, where new categories of art were defined and old ones expanded. The history of this remarkable group of people has yet to be presented and is explored here for the first time. Through a framework of exhibition themes ranging from Florentine painting to Ancient Egyptian art, a study of lenders, objects, and their interpretation paints a picture of private collecting activities, connoisseurship, and art world practice that is surprisingly diverse and interconnected.
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Retrievers And Retrieving With Notes On Field Trials A Vintage Dog Books Breed Classic Labrador Flat Coated Retriever

Author : W. G. Eley
ISBN : 9781473346871
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RETRIEVERS AND RETRIEVING With Notes on Field Trials By Major W.G. Eley A VINTAGE DOG BOOKS CLASSIC REPRINT. Originally published in London 1905, and then revised and updated in 1913, this rare early work was one of the first books to deal with retrievers, their training, and use in Field Trials. It is both expensive and hard to find in any early edition. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS have now republished it using the original text, as part of their CLASSIC BREED BOOKS series. The author was a well known and respected breeder and trainer of retrieving breeds and also an experienced game shot. He contributed many articles on both subjects to the sporting press of that era. Major Eley states that for all practical purposes Retrievers can be summed up as one breed. Flat Coated Retrievers and Labradors were the favourite breeds of his day, and numerically the strongest, but his advice also covers any retrieving breed of dog. "Retrievers and Retrieving" consists of one hundred and fifty five pages divided into five comprehensive chapters: - Early Training. - Work in the Field. - Observations. - Retriever Trials. - Kennel Management. This is a fascinating read for any gundog enthusiast or historian of those breeds, but also contains much information that is still practical and useful today. Many of the earliest dog books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. VINTAGE DOG BOOKS are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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The Annotated Sense And Sensibility

Author : Jane Austen
ISBN : 9780307950222
Genre : Fiction
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From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility that makes this tale of two sisters in love an even more enjoyable read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,000 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context -Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings -Definitions and clarifications -Literary comments and analysis -Multiple maps of England and London -An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events -More than 100 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating information about everything from the rules of inheritance that could leave a wealthy man’s daughters almost penniless to the fashionable cult of sensibility that Austen so brilliantly satirizes, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Sense and Sensibility is an entertaining and edifying delight.
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The Akc S World Of The Pure Bred Dog

Author : Duncan Barnes
ISBN : 0517641003
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Shows different breeds of dogs, discusses various types of dog shows and field trials, and looks at dogs in art and literature
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The Hunting Instinct

Author : Michael Brander
ISBN : UCAL:B2805188
Genre : Fishing
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The Master Of Game The Oldest English Book On Hunting

Author : Edward of York
ISBN : 9781473342019
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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First published in the early 15th century and reprinted with a foreword by American President and hunting fan Theodore Roosevelt. Considered the very first book in English on hunting. Full of information on how to hunt hare, hart, buck, roe, boar and wolf, fox, badger and otter. Not just a historical guide to hunting there are still good honest tips to maintaining and caring for your dogs. Including a specially commissioned introduction to deer stalking and hunting.
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The Master Of Game

Author : Edward of Norwich
ISBN : 9780812200966
Genre : History
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The Master of Game is the oldest and most important work on the chase in the English language. Based primarily on Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, originally composed in 1387, The Master of Game was written by Edward of Norwich at his leisure between 1406 and 1413, mostly while being held prisoner for having treasonous designs against his cousin, Henry IV. While much of the book is almost an exact translation of de Foix, Edward added five chapters of his own to form the major source for our knowledge of the medieval hunt. The book begins with a description of the nature of popular quarry, such as the hare, deer, and badger, including their behavior, characteristics, and even smells, and then moves to a discussion of various hunting dog breeds and how to train them. The medieval chase was a ritual event, so the book continues with an explanation of the various rules and techniques for a successful hunt, including how food was to be distributed among the hunters, the support persons, and the dogs. Weapons and traps of choice are also described, as well as the different horn calls used for communication. The Master of Game is a unique text for naturalists, hunters, and persons interested in social history. Although hunting is nowadays far removed from most people's experience, it was of major interest in the time of Edward of Norwich for ritual, sport, and, of course, food. Some knowledge of the chase was essential for all persons of medieval times. This edition, the first paperback ever of the original version edited in 1909, includes a hearty foreword by Theodore Roosevelt, who adds some important contextual information about the chase and draws on his own vast hunting experience. A delight to read, even for those who are not keen on the sport, The Master of Game has, as one review exclaimed," all Chaucer's freshness, love of the open sky and fragrant woodland."
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