Catalog Record: The book containing the treatises of hawking, | HathiTrust Digital LibraryThe book containing the treatises of hawking, hunting, coat-armour, fishing, and blasing of arms; as printed at Westminster by Wynkyn de Worde English hawking and hunting in the Boke of St. Albans : a facsimile edition of sigs. The secret history of the green-room: containing authentic and entertaining memoirs of the actors and actresses in the three theatres royal. Some account of the life and publications of the late Joseph Ritson, esq. The pain and sorrow of evil marriage : from an unique copy printed by Wynkyn de Worde. Skip to main Skip to similar items.
The Book of Saint Albans or Boke of Seynt Albans is the common title of a book printed in that is a compilation of matters relating to the interests of the time of a gentleman. This edition credits the book, or at least the part on hunting, to Juliana Berners as there is an attribution at the end of the edition reading: "Explicit Dam Julyans Barnes in her boke of huntyng. It contains three essays, on hawking , hunting , and heraldry. It became popular, and went through many editions, quickly acquiring an additional essay on angling. Scholarship on the sources of the Book indicates that little in it was original. It is expressly stated at the end of the Blasynge of Armys that the section was "translatyd and compylyt," and it is likely that the other treatises are translations, probably from the French. Satchell from a manuscript in possession of Alfred Denison.
During the Middle Ages St Albans had a flourishing monastery, with a scriptorium where chroniclers had been at work since the thirteenth century. The essay on hawking was not intended as a full practical guide, but to introduce technical terms, and to describe the feeding of birds of prey and their illnesses. It contains a list of special collective nouns for animals, a tradition still used in modern English. It contains a section on the use of heraldic terms, recounting contemporary discussions on the relationship between gentility and heraldic practice. The Cambridge copy, imperfect like most, was formerly owned by William Burton — and Bishop John Moore — Burton was an antiquary, famous for The description of Leicestershire ; one of the annotations in his hand on folio 4 recto cites John Leland and John Bale. Under the 'More' menu you can find metadata about the item , any transcription and translation we have of the text and find out about downloading or sharing this image.
Berners, Juliana 1388?-
Sale Price realised GBP , Westminster: Wynkyn de Worde, Type: G, Gouda Typecutter's type C 6. Printed in formes. Lombard initials, woodcut ornamental initials, woodcut of fishing with an angle, numerous woodcut illustrations of angling equipment, numerous woodcut coats-of-arms, full-page woodcut incorporating the Tudor arms, large printer's device on final leaf.