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DICTIONARY OF SPORTS;
THE FIELD, THE FOREST, AND THE RIVER SIDE.
EXPLANATIONS OF EVERY TERM
Bacing, Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, Hawking, Archery,
PRINTED FOR THOMAS TEGG AND SON, CHEAPSIDE;
This new SPORTING DICTIONARY has been compiled with more than ordinary care, and by a gentleman whose experience and facilities of acquiring information rendered him peculiarly fitted for the task. The Publishers feel confident that, although their volume is inferior in bulk to the ponderous tomes that encumber the shelves of many a country gentleman's library, it yields to none of its predecessors in fulness, accuracy, or perspicuity, and, that as a Sporting Manual it must long continue foremost in the field.
The term Dictionary is doubtless applicable to the alphabetical arrangement, which the Author thought it expedient to adopt, but it by no means conveys an adequate idea of the value or real character of the work; this may be described as a series of condensed Essays upon Shooting, Hunting, Fishing, Hawking, Archery, and every species of manly British sport, or interesting game practised or patronised in the Sporting World; interspersed with explanations of every term found in sporting nomenclature; and accompanied by a most valuable collection