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The Gentleman's Recreation in two parts. The First being an Encyclopedy of the Arts and Sciences.... The Second Part Treats of Horsmanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing, and Agriculture. With a Short Treatise of Cock-Fighting

1686
Author Richard Blome (English, 1635 - 1705), Engraved by Samuel Gribelin (English, 17th century), Engraved by Frederik Hendrik van den Hoove (Dutch (worked in England), 1628–1698), Engraved by Arthur Soly (English, 17th century), Engraved by Nicholas Yeates (English, 17th century), After Francis Barlow (English, 1626–1702), Printer Samuel Roycroft (English, 17th century)


Place of Publication: London, England

Catalogue Raisonné

Wing B3213

Dimensions

Overall: 41.2 x 27.5 x 6.5 cm (16 1/4 x 10 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

2005.366

Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 86 engravings and numerous woodcuts

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Illustrated books

(London: Samuel Roycroft for Richard Blome, 1686) Folio; 268 leaves, plus plates; contemporary blind-stamped brown calf, gilt-stamped black leather label

Allegorical title page; subscribers’ coats of arms; diagrammatic presentations of fields of study; illustrations of various trades and methods of hunting; numerous woodcut diagrams and illustrations in text


London: Samuel Roycroft after Richard Blome, 1686

Provenance

Early nineteenth-century ownership inscriptions on front pastedown of Boston residents,Thomas and James [Revalion?]; Charles Hitchcock Tyler (1863 - 1931), by whom bequeathed to MFA, 1932-33.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Hitchcock Tyler