Lot 5
  • 5

Alken, Henry

Estimate
1,500 - 2,500 GBP
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Description

  • The National Sports of Great Britain. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1825
  • Paper
FIRST EDITION, folio (365 x 255mm.), 50 hand-coloured etched plates by Henry Alken, contemporary straight-grained red morocco gilt, gilt edges, slightly rubbed, spine slightly faded

Provenance

Westport House, bookplate; Bernard Edward, Duke of Norfolk, engraved label

Literature

Schwerdt IV:5 (cf. I:19-20, 8vo edition of 1825); cf. Tooley (1954) 43 (8vo edition of the same date)

Catalogue Note

Although this has the same title as a work published by Alken in 1821 (see lot 4), the illustrations are different and represent "a collection of new and original drawings and descriptions" (preface). 
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