Rare book entitled THE ORACLE OF RURAL LIFE: AN ALMANACK FOR Sportsmen, Farmers, Gardeners, and Country Gentlemen, for the Year 1839, with 13 of the called for 14 engravings by R. Parr present. Fly Fishing, Deer Stalking, Coursing, Grouse, shooting, four equestrian-related including one titled Steeple Chase. Includes information on "fairs, farming and turf intelligence." Published London, 1839 by A.H. Bailey. Gilt stamped leather cover and custome leather flyleaf incorporating the tooled bookplate of renowned book collector Henry Arthur Johnstone (dated 1899). Additional paper bookplate for Howard Gould. Original Paper Covers bound in. Provenance: the estate of Margaret Wemyss Connor, Nashville, Tennessee. Condition: Stain to top edge of front cover, fading to back cover.
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