FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes... from Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Mansarich, &c. with a supplement of New South Wales
Lot 62
FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes... from Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Mansarich, &c. with a supplement of New South Wales
Sold for £2,040 (US$ 3,201) inc. premium

Lot Details
FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS
Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes... from Drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Mansarich, &c. with a supplement of New South Wales, 110 hand-coloured aquatint plates, first gathering working loose with upper hinge cracked, bookplate of Richard Cope, contemporary green straight-grained morocco gilt, g.e. [cf. Abbey Travel 3; Schwerdt I, 179; Tooley 226], 4to (320 x 233mm.), Edward Orme, [c.1819]

Footnotes

  • "The coloured plates in this work, especially those drawn by Howitt, are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring, and the production as a whole possesses a certain cachet..." (Schwerdt). The "Field Sports" depicted are wonderfully diverse, including "Arabs Hawking Antelopes", "Russian Fishing in Winter", "German Bear-trap pitfull", "Hunting Antelopes with a Panther", "Whale Fishery" (4), Bullfighting (13), "Greenlanders Seal Hunting" and "Hog Hunting in India", and the supplement of ten plates illustrating hunting and activities in New South Wales.
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