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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 101

    [RICHARD GARDINER]

    Price Realised  

    [RICHARD GARDINER]

    September. A Rural Poem. Humbly inscribed to all Sportsmen. King's Lynn: W. Whittingham, 1780. 4°, with final blank but without pasted-on errata slip, modern brown half calf.

    FIRST EDITION. RARE. ESTC records only 3 copies in the British Isles though more in the USA. Chute 233: "consists of fun verse on shooting in September when sport transcends other pleasures -- such as maids and studies"; Schwerdt I, p. 198: "a rare pamphlet and supplemented with copious footnotes".


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