George Tuberville, The Noble Art of Venerie or Hunting, 1611 - title page.

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Date:1611

Description:The care of hunting dogs in Shakespeare's time.

Turberville’s handbook was popular in Queen Elizabeth’s time and was reprinted after James I succeeded her on the English throne. The care and training of hunting dogs was important for deer hunting, and for hare-coursing on the country estates of the Elizabethan nobility and gentry.

Full title: George Turberville, The noble art of venerie or hunting. Wherein is handled and set out the virtues, nature, and properties of fifteene sundry chaces, together with the order and manner how to hunt and kill every one of them. Translated & collected for the pleasure of all noblemen and gentlemen, out of the best approved authors and reduced into order and termes as are used in Great Britaine. At London, printed by Thomas Purfoot, 1611.


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