1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,500
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 800
JOHN GUILLE MILLAIS
Game Birds and Shooting-Sketches. London: Henry Sotheran, 1892. 4°, frontispiece portrait of Thomas Bewick and 34 plates after Millais, including 16 chromolithographs, illustrations (some very light, mainly marginal spotting and staining), contemporary red straight-grained half morocco gilt, top edges gilt (heavy rubbing and scuffing). Provenance: Basil Edward Spragge (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Nissen IVB 634.
With 3 other works by Millais: A Breath from the Veldt, 1895 (loose in binding); British Deer and their Horns, 1897 (loose in binding); and Mammals of Great Britain and Ireland, 1904-06, 3 vols. (6)
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