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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 156

    JOHN MITFORD

    Price Realised  

    JOHN MITFORD

    The Adventures of Johnny Newcome in the Navy. London: Sherwood, Neely and Jones [and others], 1819. 8°, 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates by C. Williams (a little light discolouration), blue morocco gilt by Rivière, gilt edges (spine faded). FIRST EDITION and not to be confused, as Tooley points out, with a work with the same title which had been published in the previous year. One of the plates shows Johnny Newcome at a fox hunt. Tooley 331; Abbey Life 340.

    ANON. Real Life in Ireland; or The Day and Night Scenes, Rovings, Rambles and Sprees ... of Brian Borus, Esq. ... by a real Paddy. London: B. Bensley [for] Jones and Co., and J.L. Marks, 1821. 8°, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece and 18 plates after W. Heath, H. Alken and others (title in facsimile, following leaf short at margin and possibly in facsimile, occasional light spotting and light mainly marginal staining, marginal tears to two leaves), green morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, gilt edges. Abbey Life 282; Tooley 201: "more rare than Life in London".

    "WANDERER". Across Country. London: Bradbury, Agnew & Co., 1882. 11 original parts, 8°, 22 coloured plates by G. Bowers, advertisements in each part, original pictorial wrappers, in a cloth chemise and slipcase. Schwerdt II, p.289; and 18 others, the majority with hand-coloured plates, including 6 vols. of Surtees in uniform cloth. (21)


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