ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain... with Descriptions in English and French, FIRST EDITION, 1823
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ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain... with Descriptions in English and French, FIRST EDITION, 1823
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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, short tear repaired to margin of additional title, red crushed morocco by R. Wallis, inner gilt dentelles, early boards bound in [Tooley 42; Schwerdt I, p.19], folio (472 x 295mm.), Thomas M'Lean, 1823

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  • A handsome copy of "Alkens's most important work... owing to the beauty and size of the plates... it must always be the cornerstone of any Alken collection" (Tooley). See illustration overleaf.
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