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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 174

    [RICHARD BLOME]

    Price Realised  

    [RICHARD BLOME]

    The Gentleman's Recreations: in three parts ... the second edition corrected, with near one half of additions. London: for R. Bonwicke [and others], 1710. 3 parts in one volume, 2° (412 x 260mm), engraved allegorical frontispiece and 73 engraved plates only (of 78?), one double-sided and counted as 2, 3 folding, text woodcuts (first few leaves detached, small area of rubbing to one plate causing loss, occasional tears without loss, some light and mainly marginal spotting and staining), contemporary calf with crowned monogram on covers (worn, upper cover almost detached). Provenance: Sir Walter Wyndham Burrell, West Grinstead Park (armorial bookplate) -- "Sir Charles Burrell, Sussex Militia" (inscription) -- "Isabella Pomfret's copy" (inscription dated 1893).

    Second edition, even larger in scope than the first, published after Blome's death in 1705. Mellon/Podeschi 39.


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