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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 20

    PETER BECKFORD

    Price Realised  

    PETER BECKFORD

    Thoughts upon Hare and Fox Hunting. London: Vernor and Hood, 1796. 8°, 20 engraved plates by Cook (caption of frontispiece rather rubbed, title a little discoloured), original boards, printed label on spine, largely unopened (covers soiled and rubbed at extremities, short tear in head of spine). Provenance: ? Kemble, 1798 (signature on title). Third edition, the first to be so fully illustrated. Schwerdt I, p. 56; and three other editions of the same work.

    COOK, John. Observations on Fox-Hunting, and the Management of Hounds in the Kennel and the Field. London: for the author, 1826. 8°, 3 lithographed plates after Barenger, Noddar and Gauci (a little light browning and offsetting), original boards, printed label on spine, uncut (small piece missing from head of spine). FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt I, p. 119.

    With: CHAFIN, William. Anecdotes respecting Cranbourn Chase, London, 1818, original boards -- JONES, Thomas. A Diary of the Quorndon Hunt, Derby, 1816, original boards (spine worn) -- RADCLIFFE, F.P.D. The Noble Science, London, 1839, original blue cloth; and one other volume. (9)


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