1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 2,375
Estimate GBP 600 - GBP 800
Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of making Plantations and Covers, explained and illustrated. London: Rudolf Ackermann, 1837. 8°, 15 hand-coloured aquatint plates after J.T. Rawlins, half-title and errata slip (some mainly marginal staining to a few leaves and plates, marginal tear to one leaf, repaired), publisher's straight-grained green morocco, gilt borders, gilt-lettered spine, gilt edges (slight ink staining to upper and lower covers, spine faded and a few small worm holes to lower cover), modern velvet-lined cloth box.
FINE PLATES. Abbey Life 392; Schwerdt II, p. 127: "it is really a treatise on forestry, written with a view to laying out plantations in the way most suitable to game preservation ... the highly coloured plates mostly represent shooting scenes ... [and] are unusually attractive"; Tooley 393.
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