Author: Colonel T. Thornton
Publisher: London Printed for Vernor and Hood 1804
First edition. 16 engraved plates by Medland, Peltro and others after Garrard and Barrett.
4to., contemporary calf backed marbled paper boards, spine with contrasting leather label. Joints cracking but sound, spine a bit rubbed, otherwise a very good copy.
"... an enjoyable account of this famous sportsman's hawking, shooting and fishing experiences in Scotland" (Schwerdt); and with superb engraved views of the Highlands, and 4 plates of particular sporting interest: "Duck-Shooting", "Deerforest", "Pike-Fishing", and "The Heath Cock".
Colonel Thornton was a notable falconry enthusiast, a sport never far from his thoughts; but the narrative of his adventures includes bird shooting, hawking, seal-killing, salmon-fishing, deer hunting, etc., etc., as well as entertaining accounts of local customs. Schwerdt II, pp. 259-60; Harting 58