1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 700
FREDERICK PETER DELMÉ RADCLIFFE
The Noble Science: a Few General Ideas on Fox-Hunting. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1839. 8°, additional wood-engraved title, 7 plates and several woodcuts in the text, 2 engraved portraits (portraits rather browned), original cloth gilt, uncut (spine faded). Provenance: Baron Newborough (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt II, p.122: "a well-written treatise on the art of fox hunting, containing much practical information".
TWICI, William. The Art of Hunting, by William Twici, Huntsman to King Edward the Second. (MSS Phillipps, No.8336), edited by Sir Henry Dryden. Daventry: Thomas Barrett, 1843. Small 4°, 10 wood-engraved plates and a plate of wood-engraved music, printed on light blue paper, original cloth with printed label on upper cover (a trifle rubbed). Provenance: Rev. A.J. Biggs (inscription on an endpaper stating himself to be a friend of the editor and also that the work was limited to 40 copies "for private circulation only"). Schwerdt II, p. 274.
COCKAINE, Sir Thomas. A Short Treatise of Hunting ... presented to the Roxburghe Club by G.E. Cokayne. London: Nichols & Sons, 1897. 4°, title printed in red and black, woodcut illustrations in the text, original brown roan-backed boards (head and foot of spine lightly rubbed). Provenance: Panshanger (Caledon) copy (armorial bookplate). Schwerdt I, p.115.
With 22 others including: the Schwerdt copy of The Warwickshire Hunt, from 1795 to 1836 (1837), a presentation copy (from Somerville) of Somerville and Ross's Dan Russel the Fox (1911) and R.S. Surtees's Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities (1838). (25)
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Contains 27 volumes in total, not 25.