The Loo falconry: The Royal Loo Hawking Club, 1839-1855.

The Loo falconry: The Royal Loo Hawking Club, 1839-1855. J. W. M. Van de Wall.
The Loo falconry: The Royal Loo Hawking Club, 1839-1855.

Blaine: Hancock House, 2004. Quarto, laminated boards, colour and black and white illustrations.

In the nineteenth century in Europe, falconry was carried out in a spectacular and vibrant way. And there was no more impressive activity than that taking place at the Dutch palace of the House of Orange-Nassau. It was there that the Royal Loo Hawking Club came into being. Founded by passionate falconry advocates famous for their Haut Vol falconry, flying falcons at the graceful and high flying heron, all too soon the Club passed into oblivion. The Loo Falconry celebrates the colourful history and prestige of this international society. The author has dug deep into historical records and accounts and offers readers an impressive compilation on the Club, its origins, patrons, falcons and falconers. In addition to detailed and organised data, the book is filled with magnificent reproductions of watercolours and sketches by J Wolf, J B Sonderland, P L Dubourcq and others who recorded pictorially all the facts and events of falconry at The Loo.

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