ALKEN, HENRY, AND C.B. NEWHOUSE | A Group of Eight Titles Related to Equestrian Pursuits 
ALKEN, HENRY, AND C.B. NEWHOUSE | A Group of Eight Titles Related to Equestrian Pursuits 
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ALKEN, HENRY, AND C.B. NEWHOUSE | A Group of Eight Titles Related to Equestrian Pursuits 

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ALKEN, HENRY, AND C.B. NEWHOUSE | A Group of Eight Titles Related to Equestrian Pursuits 

Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD

Lot Sold:11,250USD

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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ALKEN, HENRY, AND C.B. NEWHOUSE

A Group of Eight Titles Related to Equestrian Pursuits 


Alken, Henry. Qualified Horses and Unqualified Riders. London: S. And J. Fuller, 1815 [watermarked 1819 And 1821]. Oblong folio (9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in.; 248 x 350 mm). Engraved title, 7 hand-colored etched plates; minor foxing, occasionally affecting images. Later full green morocco, covers gilt-ruled, upper cover gilt-lettered, spine with raised bands in three compartments, all gilt-ruled, second gilt-lettered, inner dentelles elaborately gilt, marbled endpapers. Alken's first hunting satire. Dixon 4; Mellon/Snelgrove 3; Schwerdt I:20; Siltzer 69 & 74; Tooley 44 — Tally-Ho, Ben [Henry Alken]. How to Qualify for a Meltonian; Addressed to all Would-Be Meltonians. London: S. And J. Fuller, 1820. Oblong folio (13 3/8 x 16 1/2 in.; 340 x 420 mm). 3pp. letterpress text, 6 hand-colored etched plates after Alken, original gray wrappers bound in; one or two stray marginal spots, not affecting images, wrappers backed with paper. Later full red morocco, title in gilt on upper cover, covers gilt-ruled, double gilt rules to turn-ins, marbled endpapers. Second edition. Schwerdt I:15; Siltzer 58 & 69; Tooley 29 — Alken, Henry. The Right Sort. London: S & J Fuller, 1821-1822. Oblong folio (12 1/16 x 15 in.; 306 x 381 mm). 6 hand-colored lithographs by C. Hullmandel after Alken, interleaved with later blank paper; first and fourth plates with closed marginal tears, some foxing and toning. Later red half morocco over red cloth covered boards, margins gilt, spine gilt lettered between two raised bands, top edge gilt, pink endpapers. According to Spitz, "an early series of great rarity." Schwerdt III:83; Siltzer 59 — Alken, Henry. The High Mettled Racer. London: S. & J. Fuller, 1821. Oblong folio (album size: 16 1/4 x 22 1/4 in.; 412 x 565 mm). Modern letterpress title, 6 hand-colored aquatint plates by Alken and T. Sutherland after Alken (visible plate image: 13 3/5 x 16 in.; 340 x 408 mm), window-mounted; some light marginal browning. Blue half morocco over marbled boards, bound by Aquarius, gilt-lettered and bordered blue morocco label to upper cover, spine with raised bands in six compartments, edges speckled; lower corners slightly bumped. First edition of "an excessively rare series" (Dixon 30). Mellon/Snelgrove 60; Siltzer 59 — Alken, Henry. Specimens of Riding Near London, Drawn from Life, by Henry Alken. London: Thomas Mclean, 1823 [watermarked 1821]. Three parts in one, oblong folio (10 1/8 x 14 1/4 in.; 256 x 362 mm). Letterpress title-page, 18 hand-colored etched plates by and after Alken, interleaved; foxing, sometimes affecting images, offsetting, some marginal soiling. Half red morocco over brown boards, gilt-lettered red morocco label to upper board, flat spine with gilt bands; overall rubbed, some minor loss to label, endpapers wrinkled and foxed. In red cloth clamshell case, upper cover gilt-lettered. Second issue. Mellon/Snelgrove 74; Slater 110; Tooley 51. — Tally-Ho, Ben [Henry Alken]. Comparative Meltonians, As They Are and As They Were. London: Thomas Mclean, 1823. Oblong folio (12 5/8 x 19 3/16 in.; 321 x 487 mm). 6 hand-colored etched plates by G. Hunt after Alken; some light wrinkling, plates 4 and 6 with repairs to short marginal tears. Original printed pink wrappers, upper wrapper with title, motto and imprint, lower wrapper with publisher’s advertisements; rebacked and recornered, somewhat soiled. In quarter black morocco clamshell box, upper cover and spine gilt-lettered. The Widener copy. Mellon/Snelgrove 18; Schwerdt I:13; Siltzer 59 & 71; Tooley 23. Provenance: Joseph Widener (morocco label; his sale, Parke Bernet, 28 November 1944, lot 21); Joel Spitz (collection stamp and bookplate; his sale, Christie's London, 27 May 2015, lot 110) — Alken, Henry. The Seven Ages of the Horse. London: S. & J. Fuller, 1825. Oblong folio (album size: 14 1/4 x 17 7/8 in.; 363 x 455 mm). Modern letterpress title-page, 7 hand-colored etched plates (visible plate image: 10 1/4 x 12 in.; 261 x 306 mm), window-mounted; occasional light marginal browning. Modern green half morocco over light green cloth, gilt label on upper cover, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and third gilt-lettered, others decorative gilt borders, edges speckled; minor rubbing to extremities, lower corners bumped. Dixon 80; Mellon/Snelgrove 62; Tooley 48 — Newhouse, C.B. The Roadster's Album. London: Fores, 1845. Folio (14 7/16 x 10 1/4 in.; 366 x 261 mm). Hand-colored engraved title-page, 16 hand-colored aquatint plates after Newhouse; lacking publisher's advertisements at end, plate 2 with some paint smudges, occasional fingersoiling to margins. Original green cloth decoratively ruled and stamped in blind, gilt title to upper cover, yellow endpapers; extremities worn, head and foot of spine a bit frayed. First edition. Abbey, Life 407; Tooley 346.


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