1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 350 - GBP 450
The Sporting Alphabet. London: C. Tilt, [c. 1840]. Small 8°, hand-coloured etched title and 24 plates by and after Heath (blank verso of title spotted, margins a little cropped affecting a few captions, slight spotting to plate edges), original pictorial boards, front cover hand-coloured (spine worn, a little soiled).
Schwerdt I, p. 236: "A scarce book containing a humorous plate for each letter of the alphabet".
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