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Hawking or Faulconry was originally published in 1686 as part of the author's classic work - "The Gentleman's Recreation.", and is now considered an important milestone in the early history of Falconry. First editions of this work are now extremely rare and consequently expensive. We are now republishing it using the original text and engravings. One hundred and fifty five pages contain twenty five detailed chapters: - Directions for Taking Hawks. - Of the Several Sorts of Hawks. - The Gerfaulcon. - The Slight Faulcon. - The Lanner. - The Merlin. - The Hobby. - The Bawrel. - The Castrel. - The Goshawk. - The Sparrow Hawk. - Reclaiming the Haggard-Faulcon. - Enseaming a Faulcon. - Bathing a Hawk. - Making a Hawk Bold and Hardy. - Feeding. - Hern Hawking. - Brook Hawking. - Rules for the Mew. - Falconers Rules. - Falconry Terms. - Diseases and Cures. - Choice and Use of Spaniels. - Certain Terms of Art. - Hawking Statutes. Etc. Also incorporated in the contents is a thirty two page preface with notes on the history of this, and other important falconry books. This is a fascinating read for any Falconry enthusiast or historian, but also contains much information that is still useful and practical today. Many of the earliest sporting books, particularly those dating back to the 1800s, are now extremely scarce and very expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

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