1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 750
Estimate GBP 700 - GBP 1,000
Fourteen Engravings from Drawings of the Horse. Edinburgh: [A. Aikman Junior, printer], 1824. Oblong 2° (289 x 433mm), 13 numbered etched plates only by W.H. Lizars and others after Howe, one leaf of text (lacks plate 8, some light crease marks, light browning to a few plates), original pink wrappers with title on front cover (worn).
A RARE SERIES, issued without a title-page. The one leaf of text, inserted on a smaller sheet, is headed: "Lines originally published in the Annals of Sporting, descriptive of the following engravings ...." Schwerdt possessed a copy with the plates in two states, coloured and uncoloured (included as lot 674 in Christie's sale of the Duke of Gloucester's Library, 27 January 2006). Schwerdt I, p. 250; not in Mellon/Podeschi.
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