Rawstorne, Lawrence. Gamonia: Or, the art of Preserving Game.
Lot 2158
RAWSTORNE, LAWRENCE. Gamonia: Or, the art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making Plantations and Covers. London: Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 1837.
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Lot Details
RAWSTORNE, LAWRENCE.
Gamonia: Or, the art of Preserving Game; and an improved method of making Plantations and Covers. London: Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 1837. xiv, [2], [17]-208 pp. Half-title. With 15 hand-colored aquatint plates after drawings by J.T. Rawlins. Errata slip bound in. 8vo (231 x 146 mm). Publisher's full green morocco gilt, spine gilt-lettered, a.e.g. Custom clamshell box. Some plates bound close affecting imprints, spine darkened.

Richly colored plates. This copy with inscription on front flyleaf: "From Lawrence Rawstorne / April '93." Rawstorne's work is "really a treatise on forestry, written with a view to laying out plantations in the way most suitable to game preservation ... the highly coloured plates mostly represent shooting scenes ... [and] are unusually attractive" (Schwerdt II, p 127). Abbey Life 392; Tooley 393.
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