Cynegetica; or, the Force and Pleasure of Hunting: An Heroi-Comical Poem, in Two Canto's. Containing several comical Incidents, and diverting Episodes. By a Gentleman of the Inner Temple.

MORGAN Hawten Maria (1718)

£600.00  [First Edition]

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First Edition. 12mo in 6's. 46pp (without the final blank leaf). Engraved frontispiece by Elisha Kirkall of a hare and stag-hunting scene in a wooded landscape (included in the pagination and repeated on p. 30). Browned throughout. Early 19th-century plain calf (joints rubbed, label chipped).

London: for William Chetwood,

Very rare burlesque poem on hare-hunting. With thanks to Christopher Edwards for identifying the anonymous author as most probably Hawten Maria Morgan, a student at the Inner Temple 1674 and Magdalen College, Oxford (BCL 1676). It has otherwise been attributed by ESTCto Hill Morgan with the impossible dates of 1724-1801.

Foxon M443 (St John's College, Cambridge; William & Mary College and Yale only). 

A 1720 edition (Bodley only) is either a reissue or partial re-impression of this edition.


Provenance: Old Maggs cost code of £2. Probably the copy offered in Maggs Catalogue 883, Sports and Pastimes (1962), item 193, £5/5/-.

Stock Code: 251460

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