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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 112


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    The Oakleigh Shooting Code ... by Thomas Oakleigh. London: James Ridgway and Sons, 1836. 12°, half-title, extra-illustrated with an engraved frontispiece of "Pheasant Shooting" by W. Smith after A. Cooper (frontispiece browned at margins, title lightly browned), contemporary blue boards, uncut (rebacked in cloth with morocco label). FIRST EDITION IN BOOK FORM. Originally published in the New Sporting Magazine as a series of papers entitled "Nights at Oakley Old Manor House" (1833), the manor house being the author's residence in Derbyshire. Neither Chute nor Schwerdt call for a frontispiece. Chute 369: "informative on all that relates to shooting"; Schwerdt I, p. 283.

    MAUDE, Gideon Michael Angelo. A Tour into Westmoreland ... with remarks on grouse shooting. [No imprint]: 1831. 8°, folding lithographic map and 4 plates after the author (map a little spotted and torn at one fold), contemporary grey boards backed in red cloth, uncut. Schwerdt II, p. 18.

    With 5 other titles: DOBSON, William. Kunopedia. A Practical Essay on breaking or training the English Spaniel or Pointer, 1814, 8°, wood-engraved vignette frontispiece (quire a4 misbound). Chute 177: "scarce"; Schwerdt I, p. 145 -- Hints to Grown Sportsmen, 1832, 12°. Chute 296: "a dialogue on the advantages of expensive town-made guns; ranges of shooting; working dogs; grouse shooting etc. ... very scarce"; Schwerdt I, p. 243 -- [VINCENT, John]. Fowling, a poem, 1808, 8° (without final advertisement leaf). Chute 647; Schwerdt II, p. 284 -- [JOHNSON, T. B.] The Shooter's Guide by B. Thomas, 1810, 12°, second edition. Chute 340; Schwerdt I, p. 270 -- and another copy of the Oakleight Shooting Code, 1836, without frontispiece. ALL UNCUT IN ORIGINAL BOARDS (somewhat worn). (7)

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