ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain... with Descriptions, in English and French
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ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain... with Descriptions, in English and French
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ALKEN (HENRY)
The National Sports of Great Britain... with Descriptions, in English and French, first edition, second issue, additional hand-coloured pictorial title (dated 1821) and 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, contemporary green morocco, elaborately gilt tooled (including stag motif on spine), gilt dentelles, g.e., small scuffmark on upper cover, rubbed at extremities [Tooley 42; Schwerdt I, p.19], folio (475 x 300mm.), Thomas McLean, 1821

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  • First edition of Alken's "best known and most comprehensive work" (Schwerdt). The subjects include horse-racing, fox hunting, coursing, shooting, otter hunting, fishing, boxing, dog and cock fighting, and the "barbarious sport" of bull, bear and badger baiting. See illustration at page 7.
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