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Herbert, Henry William [Frank Forester]
FRANK FORESTER'S FIELD SPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: STRINGER & TOWNSEND, 1849
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Herbert, Henry William [Frank Forester]
FRANK FORESTER'S FIELD SPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: STRINGER & TOWNSEND, 1849
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 5,250 USD
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Herbert, Henry William [Frank Forester]
FRANK FORESTER'S FIELD SPORTS OF THE UNITED STATES AND BRITISH PROVINCES OF NORTH AMERICA. NEW YORK: STRINGER & TOWNSEND, 1849
2 volumes, 8vo (8 1/4 x 5 1/4 in.; 210 x 130 mm). 12 plates of game. Publisher's deluxe binding of black morocco on first volume, brown on second, each gilt extra with bold foliate motif at corners, central gilt device of hanging game, grouse, woodcock, hare, etc. to sides, spines with stag and powder horn at head, crossed long rifles in center, gilt turn ins and edges, patterned endpapers; minor fading and some rubbing to spine gilt of second volume.
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Provenance

Tsar Alexander II (bookplates to pastedowns, library label with shelf numbers on verso of endpaper) — Jacques Levy (his sale at Sotheby's New York, 20 April 2012, lot 4)

Literature

BAL 8112; Van Winkle 25-29; Wetzel 157

Catalogue Note

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION, TSAR ALEXANDER II COPY. Alexander II (1818-1881) was Emperor of Russia from 1855 until his assassination on 13 March 1881. Henry William Herbert, a prolific author of novels as well as works on American sport, originally emigrated to escape his debts, eventually helping found a number of sporting American periodicals. 

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