A Treatise of Modern Falconry

James CAMPBELL ( - )

The 18th century book A Treatise on Modern Falconry is still one of the most quoted books in today's falconry community.

The preface was possibly written by a Rev. A. Willis, ridicules "The Origin and Progress of Language," a publication shortly before his writing this book. The introduction to this book gives a historical account of the development of falconry from its beginnings long before the 9th century in the middle East to its apparent decline at the invention of the hunting gun. It also includes interesting facts about the practice of falconry in Persia and Hindostan, where falconry became (and in some parts of the Middle East still is) a sport and pastime of the upper classes.

In the second and main part, the book talks about the falconer and his instruments as well as how to treat and train his birds. The book introduces methods of training and handling falcons, hawks and other birds of prey, and also includes sections about their diseases and possible injuries.(Summary by Curt Walton.)

Genre(s): Animals, Nature

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Curt Walton
Play 02 Introduction Part 1 of 4 Curt Walton
Play 03 Introduction Part 2 of 4 Curt Walton
Play 04 Introduction Part 3 of 4 Curt Walton
Play 05 Introduction Part 4 of 4 Curt Walton
Play 06 Chapters 1-10 Curt Walton
Play 07 Chapters 11-20 Curt Walton
Play 08 Chapters 21-30 Curt Walton
Play 09 Chapters 31-39 Curt Walton
Play 10 Chapter 40 & Glossary Curt Walton