The Acquisitions Table: The Game Fowl; for the Pit, or the Spit

Burnham, Geo. P. The Game Fowl; for the Pit, or the Spit. Melrose, Mass.: [s.n.], 1877.

509740_0002The frontispiece portrait of the “Earl of Derby” game cock provides a striking starting point to this thorough, and early, survey of American game fowl and their culinary and pugilistic applications. The poultry advice book was copyrighted by George P. Burnham in 1876 as part of his books for poultrymen, a series for which AAS already has the first and second titles. This third title promises to elucidate “how to mate, feed, breed, handle and match them; with practical suggestions as to cures for their peculiar ills and ails.” Included is a directory of suppliers of various breeds of game fowl.

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