The art of cockfighting; a handbook

Historical fiction writers may want to known how cock-fighting done, in places such as Cock’s Yard in the old days of Burslem. New at the Hathi Trust, there’s a free scan of a book that lays out the whole thing: The art of cockfighting; a handbook for beginners and old timers.

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Ugly and cruel, but a part of that bygone Victorian past that one might hang a novel on.

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