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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 17


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    The Sportsman's Vocal Cabinet. London: T. Griffiths, 1830. 12° (occasional light soiling and spotting, some light creasing), contemporary cloth-backed boards, uncut (upper joints worn, front inner hinges split). Provenance: C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. cf. Schwerdt I, p. 45 (1834 edition).

    DIBDIN, Charles. The High-Mettled Racer ... illustrated by ten first-rate engravings on wood by G.W. Bonner from designs by Robert Cruikshank. London: William Kidd, 1831. 12°, woodcut frontispiece and 5 plates, 4 vignettes, by Bonner after R. Cruikshank, contemporary straight-grained green quarter morocco, original purple wrappers bound in (upper cover detached). Provenance: Edward Hailstone (pencil attribution).

    GOULBURN, Edward and others. The Epwell Hunt [by E. Goulburn]. The Raby Hunt [by the Hon. M. Bladen Hawke]. The Melton Hunt [edited by Sir Thomas Phillipps]. Typis Medio-Montanis: Jacob Rogers, 1847. 2°, 8p. (lightly browned), original boards (spine worn). Provenance: C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate). Schwerdt I, p. 214, describing this copy.

    With 21 others in verse, including: Songs of the Chace, 1811, 8°, contemporary straight-grained half morocco -- WARBURTON, R.E.E. Hunting Songs and Ballads, 1846, 4°, contemporary quarter morocco (rubbed) -- MEADOWS, Lindon. Dame Perkins and Her Grey Mare, 1868, 4°, hand-coloured plates by H.K. Browne, original blue cloth (a little soiled). (24)

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