ALKEN, HENRY, AND GEORGE ALKIN | A Group of Seven Titles Related to Hunting and Satirical Representations of Sport
ALKEN, HENRY, AND GEORGE ALKIN | A Group of Seven Titles Related to Hunting and Satirical Representations of Sport
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Property from the Sporting and Travel Library of Arnold "Jake" Johnson

ALKEN, HENRY, AND GEORGE ALKIN | A Group of Seven Titles Related to Hunting and Satirical Representations of Sport

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

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

ALKEN, HENRY, AND GEORGE ALKIN | A Group of Seven Titles Related to Hunting and Satirical Representations of Sport

Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot Sold:15,000USD

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

ALKEN, HENRY, AND GEORGE ALKIN

A Group of Seven Titles Related to Hunting and Satirical Representations of Sport


Alken, Henry. Sporting Discoveries or The Miseries of Hunting in A Series of Seven Plates, Being Hints to Young Sportsmen by Ben Tally-Ho. London: S. And J. Fuller, 1816 [watermarked 1815]. Oblong folio (14 7/8 x 10 7/8 in.; 375 x 277 mm). 7 hand-colored etched plates; one or two closed margin tears, minor soiling to margins. Original gray-brown wrappers bound in, with letterpress title on upper wrapper, later half red morocco over marbled boards, spine gilt-lettered, marbled endpapers; wrappers a bit wrinkled with some minor soiling, rubbing to extremities of binding. One of the rarest of Alken's works. Mellon/Snelgrove p.20; Schwerdt I, p.23 (lacking the wrappers); Siltzer 69; Tooley 53 — Alken, Henry. A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk. London: Thomas McLean, 1822 [no watermark]. Folio (14 3/4 x 10 1/2 in.; 374 x 267 mm). Letterpress title, 6 hand-colored aquatint plates; some marginal foxing and fingersoiling, neatly repaired closed marginal tear to B1, marginal paper repair to B4. Original printed front wrapper; some soiling to front wrapper, back wrapper and spine renewed, small hole to back wrapper. Beige cloth over board slipcase, gilt-lettered black morocco label to upper board, folding chemise. Abbey, Life 384; Dixon 43; Mellon 48; Schwerdt I:12; Siltzer 71; Tooley 22. Provenance: Christie's London, 30 October 2012, lot 34 — Alken, Henry. Hunting, Or Six Hour's Sport, by Three Real Good Ones, from the East End, and Without Seeing a Hound. London: Thomas McLean, 1823. Oblong folio (10 7/16 x 16 in.; 265 x 408 mm). Letterpress title-page, 6 hand-colored etched plates; some offsetting, some foxing occasionally affecting plates. Title remnant of original front wrapper mounted and bound in at rear, later full red levant morocco, bound by Riviere and Son, covers decoratively bordered in gilt, all edges gilt, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and third gilt-lettered, others with repeat overall decoration in gilt, all edges gilt, elaborate inner dentelles gilt, coated blue-green endpapers. Later quarter red morocco over gray cloth slipcase and folding chemise. Mellon/Snelgrove 17; Schwerdt I:16; Siltzer 71; Tooley 32. Provenance: Alain de Suzannet (bookplate to front pastedown); PBA Galleries, 16 September 2010, lot 158 — Alken, Henry. Shooting, or One Day's Sport of Three Real Good Ones. London: Thomas McLean, 1823 [watermarked 1821?]. Oblong folio (10 1/2 x 16 in.; 267 x 406 mm). Letterpress title, 6 hand-colored etched plates by Henry Alken; some offsetting, some fingersoiling to margins, a few stray spots generally not affecting images. Later half red morocco over red cloth covered boards, spine gilt-lettered; minor rubbing to extremities, one or two small water stains to upper board. Mellon/Snelgrove 49; Schwerdt I:21 & plt. 13; Siltzer 71; Tooley 49 — Alken, Henry. Shooting, or One Day's Sport of Three Real Good Ones. London: Thomas McLean, 1823 [watermarked 1822]. Oblong folio (10 9/16 x 14 3/8 in.; 270 x 365mm). 6 hand-colored etched plates by Henry Alken, without letterpress title. Green half morocco by Riviere over green cloth covered boards, upper board gilt-lettered, spine with raised band in six compartments, second and third gilt-letters, others with gilt rules, top edge gilt, plum coated endpapers; spine sunned, lower corners bumped. Mellon/Snelgrove 49; Schwerdt I, p. 21 & plt. 13; Siltzer p. 71; Tooley 49. — Alken, Henry. Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to Hunting, and Other Sports; Caught in Leicestershire, &C. London: Thomas Mclean, [1826-1830, But Watermarked 1841-1844]. 7 parts in one volume, folio (12 3/4 x 8 5/8 in.; 325 x 220 mm). 42 hand-colored etched plates, heightened with gum arabic, by Henry Alken, original paper label preserved at rear; title-page supplied in facsimile, stab holes in lower margins where previously bound as oblong folio, minor marginal fingersoiling, short marginal tears often closed though occasionally with loss, not affecting images, some spotting to final leaves. Full red levant morocco by Riviere, covers decoratively gilt-ruled, spine with raised bands in six compartments, second and third gilt-lettered, others with repeat overall gilt-foliate pattern, all edges gilt, turn-ins with elaborate gilt dentelles, coated blue endpapers; lower corners bumped. First edition, later issue. Mellon 104; Schwerdt I:17; Siltzer 72; Tooley 36. Provenance: Forrester Britten (bookplate to front pastedown); Christie's London, 30 October 2012, lot 87 — Alkin, George. Casualties of Hunting Drawn on Stone. Numbers 1 & 2. London: Rowney and Forster, 1822; 1823. Oblong 4to. (9 1/2 x 11 13/16 in.; 243 x 300 mm). 8 hand-colored lithographs; some spotting infrequently affecting images, one or two closed marginal tears, some soiling to margins. Original printed wrappers, publisher's advertisements printed recto and verso of rear wrappers; spines split, some wrinkling, spotting primarily to margins. In half crimson morocco chemise, upper board and spine gilt-lettered. First edition of this unrecorded series of lithographs. Not in Abbey, Schwerdt, Siltzer, or Snelgrove. Provenance: Joseph Widener (bookplate to front pastedown of chemise).


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