1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 700
The Life of an Actor. London: C.S. Arnold, 1825. 8°, 27 hand-coloured aquatint plates, a few woodcuts in text (occasional light browning and soiling), original boards with the bookseller Milliket's ticket on front cover, uncut (a little soiled, front cover becoming a little loose, spine rather worn), in blue morocco pull-off box. FIRST EDITION. Abbey Life 414; Tooley 195.
Sporting Anecdotes ... new edition, considerably enlarged and improved. London: for Sherwood, Jones and Co., 1825. 8°, 2 engraved portaits and 4 plates, 3 hand-coloured, one folding, uncut in original pictorial boards (a little soiled and darkened), folding cloth box. Schwerdt I, p. 159: "second and finest edition. The book deals with every manner of sport and contains memoirs of many celebrated sportsmen. Egan's works are still met with but rarely in an uncut and perfect state"; Tooley 202.
Together with the 1820 first edition of the Anecdotes, also uncut in original printed boards (half-title and title detached, boards worn). (3)
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