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Alken, Henry

2,500 - 3,000 GBP
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  • The National Sports of Great Britain. London: Thomas M’Lean, 1825
  • paper
FIRST EDITION, 8vo (260 x 170mm.), 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, watermarks 1822, original printed title label pasted in at front, green crushed morocco gilt by Riviere, red silk endpapers, gilt edges, collector’s folding cloth case, [Schwerdt I.19, describing this copy; Tooley 43]


William Morley Pegge, armorial bookplate; C.F.G.R. Schwerdt, two armorial bookplates

Catalogue Note

THE SCHWERDT COPY, described by him in Hunting Hawking Shooting: “This book differs from the folio edition... Alken himself seems to have drawn in colours and engraved the plates, which... are peculiarly pleasing on account of their small size".