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The compleat sportsman; or country gentleman's recreation. Containing the very best instructions under the following heads. Viz. of breeding and the management of game-cocks. Of Cock-Fighting. Of Calts, and backing Colts. Of the Breeding and Management of Race-Horses, Hunters, &c. Of Horse-Racing. Of Bowling. Of Coursing. Of Hare-Hunting. Of Fox-Hunting. Of Buck-Hunting. Of Breeding and Ordering all Manager of Dogs, Pigeons, Rabbets, &c. Of Angling. Of Otters and Otter-Hunting. Of Pheasants, Partridges, Wood-Cocks, and all Manner of Game. Of Breeding and Managing Canary-Birds, &c. &c. And several other Articles too numerous be mentioned in a Title Page. Compiled by Mr. T. Fairfax.
- Fairfax, Thomas, Esq.
- M.DCCLVIII. 
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London : printed for J. Cooke, opposite St. Clement's Church in the Strand, M.DCCLVIII. 
,250p. ; 12⁰.
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