One of the Best Books on the Small Hunt
Jester, F(riedrich) E(rnst). (The Small Hunt. For Hunters and Hunting Amateurs.) In German. 5th ed., completely reworked by O. v. Riesenthal. With 242 text ills. and
11 plates in wood engraving.
Leipsic, Brockhaus, 1884. X, 822 pp. Black and gilt tooled green orig. cloth with hound medallion on the front cover. Paled stipple edges.
Lindner 11.1075.07; ADB XIII, 788 ff. – Here and there slightly foxing, only few ll. more. Joint of back cover, as the corners, too, somewhat pushed, that of the front cover with quite slight begin of breaking in the fly leaf.
Jester’s (1743 Königsberg 1822) profound work, first published in 8 small volumes 1793-1808. Its “repeated editions certainly speak, since then there was by no means a shorting in writings on the hunt, for the value of the book,
for a long time (up to Diezel) the best one for the subject of the ‘lower hunt’ .
Also the descriptions of the respective game are short and to the point” (ADB).
After short classification of the haired game belonging to the small hunt and more extensive description of gun + ammunition (pp. 7-59) as with 108 pages most comprehensive part “Of the Hounds” (pp. 60-167), reaching from keeping, feeding and breeding as well as the relevant races and their training up to diseases (pp. 133 ff.). Following then in 30 chapters on the several kinds of the small game, 13 of which on winged game.
Offer no. 13,137 / EUR 202. (c. US$ 244.) + shipping
“ … and I wish to thank you for packing it so carefully … ”
(Mr. P. M., August 28, 2003)