1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 400
Estimate GBP 250 - GBP 350
Sketches of Field Sports as followed by the Natives of India. London: [printed by T. Fowler] published for the author by Longman, Hurst [etc.] and Thomas Fowler, Great Torrington, Devon, 1822. 8°, engraved frontispiece of a jungle scene after Ann Elizabeth Palmer, inserted slip with "Description of the Frontispiece" (frontispiece spotted at margins, occasional spots and stains elsewhere), original blue-grey boards with paper back and title label, uncut (spine rubbed and chipped, corners bumped). Provenance: C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate).
SCHWERDT COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL BOARDS. The work of a former East India Company surgeon, it included anecdotes concerning "the late Nawab Vizier Asoph Ul Dowlah's grand style of sporting and character". Schwerdt I, p. 268.
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