ALKEN (HENRY) Comparative Meltonians, As They Are and As They Were... by Ben Tally-Ho  1823
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Comparative Meltonians, As They Are and As They Were... by Ben Tally-Ho, Thomas M'Lean, 1823
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[ALKEN (HENRY)]
Comparative Meltonians, As They Are and As They Were... by Ben Tally-Ho, letterpress title and 6 hand-coloured aquatints by G. Hunt after Alken, one or two very minor spots, upper margins trimmed to (or just within) plate-mark, without text as issued, contemporary half calf, slightly worn [Dixon 53; Mellon/Snelgrove 18; Schwerdt I, p.13; Tooley 23], oblong folio (442 x 300mm.), Thomas M'Lean, 1823

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  • A very clean copy of, by common consent, one of the finest and rarest sets of Alken hunting plates, showing up the brutality and lack of skill of present day 'dandies' compared to the old-style Meltonians: "One of Alken's most brilliantly coloured hunting sets... magnificently coloured plates" (Schwerdt); "Beautiful and excessively rare" (Dixon); "A very rare series, among the largest and finest of Alken's plates" (Tooley).
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