WORKS RELATING TO DECOYS.
|It is an interesting fact that the very curious engraving of a Decoy here given should coincide in date (1665) with the one alluded to by Evelyn (page 3). This is the earliest sketch of a Decoy and its pipes as now used in existence. It is from "The Fables of Æsop Paraphrased in Verse, adorned with Sculpture and illustrated with Annotations. By John Ogilby, Esq., Master of His Majesty's|
|Revells in the Kingdom of Ireland. Printed by T. Roycroft for the Author, MDCLXV." Fable LXXIX., The Husbandman and the Stork," page 200. of Agriculture," 5th edition, 1844, page 1,092; and one which is partially "A Dictionary of Science and Art," by Brande and Cox (1865).|