A SHORT TREATISE ON HUNTING, 1591. Sir Thomas Cockaine.


With an Introduction by W.R. Halliday.

  • N.P. The Shakespeare Association/Oxford University Press, 1932.
  • 8vo.
  • paper-covered boards.
  • xxii, (32) pages

Price: $20.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 73559

Published for The Shakespeare Association by Humphrey Milford at Oxford University Press. Printed with the Replika Process by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co. Issued as No. 5 in the series of Shakespeare Association Facsimiles of rare texts illustrating life and thought in Shakespeare's England. Detailed introduction by W.R. Halliday. A collection of practical hints drawn from Sir Thomas Cockaine's (b.ca. 1519) own experience, differing from the usual emphais on technique and ritual that were French in origin. The social revolution of Tudor and Elizabethan times created a demand for books on sport among the new gentry. "Why you know an a man have not skill in the hawking and hunting languages now-a-days, I'll not give a rush for him...He is for no gallant's company without them" (Ben Jonson, "Every Man in His Humour"). Illustrated.