1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 562
[CHARLES JAMES APPERLEY]
The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1842. 8°, additional engraved title and 35 hand-coloured aquatint plates after H. Alken (first few leaves detached, very occasional light spotting to text), original red pictorial cloth gilt, gilt edges (spine chipped, extremities rubbed). FIRST EDITION. Tooley 65: "considered by many to be the premier coloured plate sporting book in the 19th century".
Memoirs of the Life of the late John Mytton, Esq ... by Nimrod. London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1851. 8°, additional engraved title with vignette and 18 hand-coloured aquatint plates by E. Duncan after H. Alken and T.J Rawlins (some light spotting throughout and some mainly marginal staining), original green pictorial cloth gilt, gilt edges (extremities worn). Tooley 68: "This third edition is a desirable item to add to any collection as it is the first to contain the Life of Nimrod."
[SURTEES, R.S.] The Analysis of the Hunting Field; being a series of sketches ... souvenir of the season 1845-6. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1846. 8°, additional engraved title and 6 hand-coloured aquatint plates after H. Alken (some light mainly marginal spotting and browning), original red pictorial cloth gilt, gilt edges (head and tail of spine a little bumped, lightly rubbed). Second issue. Tooley 470. (3)
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