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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 59


    Price Realised  



    Fox Hunting Sixty Years Ago. [No imprint: 1840]. 8°, [2], 11,[1]; 8p., red half morocco by H. Wood, original green printed wrappers bound in. Provenance: Ormond Blyth (armorial label) -- C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate). Contains two poems, "Meynell's Hunt, Billesdon Coplow" by Lowth, and "The Epwell Hunt" by Goulburn separately paginated. Schwerdt IV, p. 58, describing this copy.

    [RACE]. The Life of a Fox-Hound dictated by himself. London: Jarrold and Sons, [c. 1850]. 8°, [2], 56p., later red half calf, original red printed front wrapper bound in. ASSOCIATION COPY, verso of wrapper inscribed: "William Goodall May 20th 1856 given to him by George Race, 'Son' of the 'Author'". In a series of letters signed "Thistlewhipper". Not in Schwerdt.

    MASON, Finch. A Season's Greeting. Miniature Sporting Nonsense Rhymes. London: A. Webster, [c. 1900]. Oblong 16°, 20 full-page coloured illustrations by Finch, original cloth-backed pictorial boards, modern morocco-backed slipcase. With 11 other works in 13 volumes, all bound in morocco. (16)

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