ALKEN (HENRY) The National Sports of Great Britain

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ALKEN (HENRY)
The National Sports of Great Britain

Sold for £ 2,880 (US$ 3,591) inc. premium
ALKEN (HENRY)
The National Sports of Great Britain, 50 hand-coloured aquatint plates, on Whatman paper watermarked 1822, SCHWERDT COPY, with 2 bookplates (and that of William Morley Pegge), original printed title label pasted in at front, green morocco gilt by Rivière, gilt panelled spine with raised bands and thistle designs, inner gilt dentelles, red silk endpapers, g.e., preserved in cloth solander box [Tooley 43; Schwerdt I.19, describing this copy; Podeschi 121], large 8vo (258 x 168mm.), Thomas M'Lean, 1825

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  • "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).
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