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Notitia Venatica - A Treatise on Fox-Hunting to which is Added a Compendious Kennel Stud Book

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This vintage book contains a comprehensive guide to fox hunting, with historical information, descriptions of various types of hounds, comments on riding, instructions for training horse and hound, notes on attire, explanations of etiquette, and much more besides. "Notitia Venatica" is highly recommended for those with an interest in the history of English fox hunting, and would make for a worthy addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: "Introductory Remarks", "The Love of Fox-Hunting on the Decline", "Manner of Hunting in Germany", "Fox-Hounds in France", "Hunt Committees, Anecdote of Mr. Nicholl", "Extraordinary Number of Foxes Destroyed in France During some Seasons", "King James I., his Love of Hunting, Different Breeds of Hounds", etc. Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. This volume is being republished now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on the history of fox hunting.

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