HENRY ALKEN

Sporting Discoveries or The Miseries of Shooting in a series of seven plates, being hints to young sportsmen by Ben Tally-Ho

Fuller

1816

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First edition Alken's Sporting Discoveries with 7 hand-colored aquatint plates.

  • Henry Alken (English).
  • London: Fuller, [1816].
  • Oblong folio.
  • Uncut in original printed gray wrappers with letterpress title on upper wrapper.
  • Bound in three-quarter red morocco and cloth with original wrappers.


'First issue of a well drawn and finely colored set of plates representing shooting accidents, not easily met with in perfect state' (Schwerdt). The plates each bear the publisher's name and date Feb. 1, 1816.

Literature

Schwerdt I, p.23 (lacking the wrappers).

Mellon/Snelgrove p.20.

Tooley 53.

Siltzer p.57.

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Occasional light soiling and creases.

Dimensions
Height: 15 inches / 38.1 cm
Width: 11 inches / 27.94 cm
Language
English
Subject
Art, Sport
SKU

C5FD8

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