ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain, first octavo edition, for Thomas M'lean, 1825
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ALKEN (HENRY)
The National Sports of Great Britain, first octavo edition, for Thomas M'lean, 1825
£2,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,300 - 6,600
Lot Details
ALKEN (HENRY)
The National Sports of Great Britain, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, full crushed red morocco by Bumpus, t.e.g., spine in six compartments with gilt hunting motifs, inner gilt dentelles, spine slightly dulled [Tooley 43; Schwerdt I.19; Podeschi 121], large 8vo (255 x 170mm.), for Thomas M'Lean, 1825

Footnotes

  • "This book differs from the folio edition... Alken himself seems to have drawn in colours and engraved the plates, which... are peculiarly pleasing on account of their small size" (Schwerdt).

    Provenance: Sir David Lionel Salomons, bookplate.
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