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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 199

    The Sportsman's Dictionary; or, the Gentleman's Companion for Town and Country. London: for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1792. 4°, engraved frontispiece by Cook and 15 plates (a little light browning), contemporary calf (rebacked with old lettering piece preserved). Fourth edition, first appearing in 1735. cf. Schwerdt II, pp. 220-21.

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    The Sportsman's Dictionary; or, the Gentleman's Companion for Town and Country. London: for G.G.J. and J. Robinson, 1792. 4°, engraved frontispiece by Cook and 15 plates (a little light browning), contemporary calf (rebacked with old lettering piece preserved). Fourth edition, first appearing in 1735. cf. Schwerdt II, pp. 220-21.

    JOHNSON, Thomas Burgeland, editor. The Sportsman's Cabinet, and Town and Country Magazine. London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1833. 2 volumes, 8°, 24 engraved plates, including a few aquatints, and 2 wood-engraved plates (some plates rather browned, two small wormholes in fore-corners at beginning of vol. II), original cloth with printed label on spine, uncut (vol. I detached from block). Provenance: W.S. Dixon (blue stamp at head of titles). Not in Schwerdt.

    With: Sporting Anecdotes ... of Eminent Persons, 1804; Lacelles' Letters on Sporting, [?1811] (without title as "usual"); William Henry Scott's British Field Sports, 1818 (lacks 2 plates); Pierce Egans's Anecdotes ... of the Sporting World (London, 1827, coloured plates); the 1830 edition of Strutt's Sports and Pastimes; and 6 others, most 8°. (14)


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