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AuthorMarkham, Gervase
TitleCountry contentments, or, The husbandmans recreations : contayning the wholesome experiences in which any man ought to recreate himself, after the toyle of more serious business ; as namely hunting, hawking, coursing with greyhounds, and the lawes of the lease, shooting in longbow or crossbow, bowling, tennis, baloone ; the whole art of angling, and the use of the fighting cock
Pub Year1654
KeywordsHunting England
Early works to 1800
Physical education and training
Abstract'Country Contentments' discusses recreational activities popular in Britain during the 17th century. Sports such as hawking, hunting, and coursing with greyhounds are included, as well as a large section on cocking. The use of a crossbow or longbow in hunting is also described, as well as angling and tennis. Chapters include discussions on regions in which hunting or angling is most fruitful, as well as preparation for each of these sports.
PublisherPrinted by W. Wilson, for E. Brewster, and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate-hill, neere Fleet-bridge
Place of PublicationLondon
Local Call NumberSK 185 M37 1654
Resource TypeBook
CollectionDr. Thomas J. Khattar Collection