Master of Game

ISBN-10: 0812219376

ISBN-13: 9780812219371

Edition: 2005

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"The Master of Game is the oldest and most important work on the chase in the English language. Based primarily on Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, originally composed in 1387, The Master of Game was written by Edward of Norwich at his leisure between 1406 and 1413, mostly while being held prisoner for having treasonous designs against his cousin, Henry IV. While much of the book is almost an exact translation of de Foix, Edward added five chapters of his own to form the major source for our knowledge of the medieval hunt."--BOOK JACKET.
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List price: $22.50
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 9/17/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Periodically throughout his extraordinary career, Theodore Roosevelt turned to the writing of history. Energetic about everything he did, he imbued his writing with verve and a strong sense of drama that continues to attract readers today. Born in New York City and educated at Harvard University, he immersed himself in public affairs long before he became President of the United States. A man of many talents, he was, among other things, police commissioner, mayoral candidate, rancher, hunter, explorer, soldier, and governor. His strong sense of history probably influenced his actions more times than not, and certainly he brought to the White House in 1901 an awareness of how much the past conditions the present and informs the future. Roosevelt made history, influenced history, and wrote history.

Edward of Norwich, Second Duke of York (1373?-1415) was cousin of King Richard II and became a supporter of the House of Lancaster in 1399. He was killed at the Battle of Agincourt. William A. Baillie-Grohman (1851-1921) was an outdoor writer, adventurer, and explorer who spent much of his life developing business interests in British Columbia, Canada. Florence Nickalls Baillie-Grohman was often his collaborator. Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919), the twenty-sixth President of the United States, was an avid outdoorsman and wrote extensively about the wilderness and big-game hunting.

List of illustrations
The prologue
Of the hare and of her nature
Of the hart and his nature
Of the buck and of his nature
Or the roe and of his nature
Of the wild boar and of his nature
Of the wolf and of his nature
Of the fox and of his nature
Of the grey (badger) and of his nature
Of the (wild) cat and its nature
The otter and his nature
Of the manner and habits and conditions of hounds
Of sicknesses of hounds and of their corruptions
Of running hounds and of their nature
Of greyhounds and of their nature
Of alauntes and of their nature
Of spaniels and of their nature
Of the mastiff and of his nature
What manner and condition a good hunter should have
How the kennel for the hounds and the couples for the raches and the ropes for the lymer should be made
How the hounds should be led out to scombre
How a hunter's horn should be driven
How a man should lead his groom in quest for to know a hart by his trace
How a man should know a great hart by the fumes
How a man should know a great hart by the place where he hath frayed his head
How the ordinance should be made for the hart hunting by strength and how the hart should be harboured
How a hunter should go in quest by the sight
How an hunter should go in quest between the plains and the wood
How a hunter should go in quest in the coppice and the young wood
How an hunter should go in quest in great coverts and strengths
How a hunter should quest in clear spires and high wood
How a good hunter shall go in quest to hear the harts bellow
How the assembly that men call gathering should be made both winter and summer after the guise of beyond the sea
How the hart should be moved with the lymer and run to and slain with strength
How an hunter should seek and find the hare with running hounds and slay her with strength
Of the ordinance and the manner of hunting when the king will hunt in forests or in parks for the hart with bows and greyhounds and stable
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