London: Herbert Jenkins, 1929. Facsimile reprint of the 1837 first edition. Tall 8vo (9 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches). 15 color plates. Full green morocco with emblematic designs by Bayntun for Sotheran's, the covers with outer gilt-rule surrounding a dense blind-tooled border, a central panel framed in blind and gilt-rule, with 15 gilt-blocked figures of sporting motifs, the spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two, a repeating gilt figure of a hunter and dog standing under a tree in the remaining, wide turn-ins gilt, marbled endleaves, all edges gilt. In fine condition. Item #402205
With an introduction and a note on the author's game register by Eric Parker. "'Gamonia' is valuable not only for its rarity and charm, it is the first treatise devoted solely to the subject of pheasant rearing, covert shooting, and the management of woodlands for the special purpose of preserving game" (Introduction). For the first edition, see Abbey Life 392; Chute 536; Schwerdt II, p. 127; Tooley 393. A fine copy in a superb emblematically-tooled binding.