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1825: Sporting Magazine: Coursing, Wood Pigeon Shooting, Bullbaiting, Snipe Etc. For Sale
Observator, Nim North, Richard Lawrence, Nimrod etc:
The Sporting Magazine or Monthly Calendar of the Transactions of The Turf, The Chase and Every Other Diversion Interesting to the Man of Pleasure, Enterprise & by J Pittman, London, 1825. First Edition. Binding: Hardcover. Book Condition: Good Condition. Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket.
No dust jacket, as published. Bookplate for Junior Carlton Club on inside front cover. Half-leather with marbled boards, banded spine. Short splits at head of spine, wear on leather on front, all plates have been removed except vignette title and plate of "dog’s head and partridge". Pages are darkened but otherwise clean.
April: Newmarket Craven meeting; destruction of foxes for the preservation of game; Lambton hounds – Hurworth subscription pack; condition of hunters – advantages of clipping; the question of breeding; “cry of dogs” – southern or old English, hound and other matters; Mr Richard Lawrence on Nimrod’s system of summering hunters; coursing decision at Amesbury; run with the Duke if Beaufort’s hounds; training of greyhounds; merry harriers; Dorset vale harriers; fishing tour – the fall of Llan Rahiadr; Nimrod; racing inquiry; a week’s sport with the old Berkeley hounds and misunderstandings between shooters and fox hunters; exhibition of the society of British artists; sporting intelligence;
May: Chantilly; variegated partridge; a chase in a churchyard; the late Colonel Kelly; Nimrod’s tour; French post horses; the proper rules for deciding coursing matches; cranes and herons; the animal question, and the late motion in the house of commons of Richard Martin Esq; information on the Barbolt, by Amicus; “Patriotic” resolutions against private training; veterinary surgeons; the late Linlithgow and Stirlingshire hunt; destruction of deer; inquiries about racing; feast of wit; poetry;
June: Newmarket second spring meeting; Epsom races, by Nimrod; bettings on the St. Leger; letter to subscribers to harriers; boxing; wood pigeon shooting; sporting subjects – in the exhibition of the royal academy; stench from dead rats; coursing decisions; farmers hunt crops; St Leger favourites; breeding of woodcocks; Irish naiveté; horse dealing; the exportation of English horses; Flash; Bubble and Squeak – 2 setters; exhibition at the royal academy; sporting intelligence;
July: coursing decisions; pigeon shooting at the Red House inclosure, Battersea; bettings on the July stakes, St. Leger; attempts to abolish the sports of the people: bullbaiting, cockfighting, badger and bearbaiting, dogfighting; considerations on Mr Wortley’s game bill and on preserving foxes and game; sporting in Wales – the Tivyside hunt; regulations respecting coursing umpires, or trier; sporting tour to Caithness; coupling up post horses; Lillithgow and Stirlingshire hunt; Ascot races; pedigree and performances of Rubens; the distemper in dogs;
August: Newmarket July meeting; observations on breeding for the turf; the treatment of stagecoach horses, and other cattle, in hot weather; observations on courses with laws for their regulation; Launceston harriers; breeding horses and various topics; letter from a fox hunting farmer on breeding horses; the first meeting of the society for the protection of animals; Shelton and Browne for two hundred pounds, boxing; game laws: the preservation of game and the non-preservation of foxes, Nimrod; view of the rendezvous, the Parc of Deprimont, Chantilly; the championship, of the ring; Curtis and Warren, boxing; sporting intelligence;
September: Norfolk foxhunting game laws – abundance of game and how to protect it; comparative merits of northern and southern horses; the conduct of stage coachmen; Newcastle fair, and otter hunting party; advantages of giving horses plenty of water when on a journey; whist; charge for keep of greyhounds; rules of coursing; popular superstitions in the west of England – few words to Nimrod, on verbal criticism & from snaffle; the asserted superior driving at the cape – inquiries; an inquiry into the object and principles of Mr Martin’s act against cruelty to the brute creation; canine madness; Mr Charlton’s stud; popular amusements; the smoker; a roarer, horses; hatching of partridges; anecdotes in natural history, animals removing their young; Colonel hawker’s instructions to young sportsmen; sporting intelligence;
October: snipe shooting; the viper and frog; few lines on roarers and the pedigree of Filho Da Puta, and north vs. south; Devonshire hunting – Broadberry harriers; betting ring; races to come; Colonel O’Kelly’s parrot and John West’s daw; Jem Ward and the championship; red grouse; Paris races; cruelty of sports; farmers riding in scarlet; sporting intelligence; feast of wit;
Racing calendar: Anson hunt, Lichfield; Doncaster hunt; Croxton Park; Newmarket Craven; Catterick Bridge; Bath Spring; Exton Park, Rutland; The Hoo, Herts; Middleham; Kelso Spring; Newmarket; Durham; Chester; York; Epsom, Surrey; Beverley;