The Cocker: A Poem. In Imitation of Virgil's Third Georgic. Humbly Inscrib'd to the ...

The Cocker: A Poem. In Imitation of Virgil's Third Georgic. Humbly Inscrib'd to the Honourable Society of Sportsmen at Grantham.

HALLAM (Isaac)

Editorial: Stamford: Printed by Francis Howgrave, 1742
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First Edition, 4to, [8],61,[1]pp., including list of subscribers, engraved frontispiece after Emanuel Bowen, some expert repairs to margins of frontispiece, title and several leaves of text, half red morocco over marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf, lightly rubbed, uncut. An extremely rare and early provincially printed poem relating to cock-fighting, it is dedicated to the Honourable Society of Sportsmen at Grantham —"As the diversion of Cock-Fighting is daily growing into esteem, and has for several years been my favourite amusement, and also attended with a series of success, I humbly beg leave to offer my opinion towards the improvement of the present English breed". ESTC locates 4 copies only, BL in the British Isles and Huntington, UCLA & Yale in North America; Foxon, H6. N° de ref. de la librería

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Título: The Cocker: A Poem. In Imitation of Virgil's...
Editorial: Stamford: Printed by Francis Howgrave
Año de publicación: 1742

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Descripción Gale Ecco, Print Editions, United States, 2010. Paperback. Condición: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++British LibraryT065468Stamford: printed by Francis Howgrave, 1742. [8],61, [1]p, plate; 4. Nº de ref. del artículo: APC9781170430866

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Descripción Stamford: printed by Francis Howgrave, 1742. Hardcover. Condición: Good. 1st Edition. (8), 61 pp. + an engraved frontispiece. 4to, full brown morocco, gilt, spine gilt, a.e.g., by Riviere & Son. First edition. A remarkable poem on cock-fighting, described by the author in his dedication as a "diversion . . . daily growing into esteem;" the author was himself an enthusiast of this violent sport. Much of the verse is devoted to the breeding of birds and the hatching of eggs, but the poem concludes with a vivid, if crudely-written, description of an actual match, with the spectators engaged in excited wagering: "Thus circling round the glitt'ring guineas fly, / As various odds become the gen'ral cry, / And five to two the nice advent'rers ply." The last line is explained by one of the author's many informative footnotes: "Five to two is a common bett with the groom porters, when the cocks on both sides are judg'd of an equality, against naming the side which wins the following battles, but if either party be judged superior to the other, their bett is then five and a half to two against the weakest winning two together." Particular attention is paid to the sharp metal spurs attached to the birds' feet, to make the contest lethal. A reference to an "ingenious artist" named Smith is glossed: "Mr. Thomas Smith, near Katherine-Street, being allow'd the most curious and noted maker of silver cock-weapons." The lines of the poem are very widely spaced (with sometimes as much as 2 cm between each line), giving the text on the page a striking and distinctly provincial appearance. Francis Howgrave established his press in Stamford in 1732, where he published the Stamford Mercury, a newspaper which lasted for much of the 18th century. With a two-page list of subscribers, including the printer himself, as well as Mr. Thomas Howgrave, Sir Thomas Trollope, Thomas Trollope, Esq., and T. M. Trollope, Esq. The frontispiece engraved by Emanuel Bowen shows three gentleman, one holding a bird, one a sack and key, and the other a numbered scroll. A fine copy of a very rare Lincolnshire imprint; the ESTC lists four copies (L; CSmH, CLU-C, CtY). Foxon H6; CBEL II, 1569. Nº de ref. del artículo: 439h-p

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