• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 55


    Price Realised  


    Martin's Sportsman's Almanack, Kalendar, and Traveller's Guide, for 1819. London: [W. Clowes for] W. Simkpin and R. Marshall, 1819. 12°, hand-coloured engraved map of Britain, and 42 hand-coloured county maps by James Wallis, engraved cash account and memoranda leaves, with half-title (duty stamp on title), uncut in original boards (rebacked in paper, preserving original paper spine label, corners rubbed and bumped, lower cover stained). Provenance: Potterton (signature at head of title and on pastedown). Kingsley 71 iii; cf. Chubb CCCXLIV.

    MILLS, John. The Life of a Foxhound. London: H. Hurst, 1848. 8°, engraved frontispiece portrait and 6 plates (some spotting to plates and text, some light marginal browning and thumb-soiling), original green cloth gilt, uncut (slightly sunfaded, corners bumped, spine frayed at head and foot). FIRST EDITION of this autobiography of "Ringwood", a famous foxhound. Schwerdt II, p. 28; and 9 others. (11)

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