1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 700
The Compleat Sportsman; or Country Gentleman's Recreation. London: J. Cooke, 1758. 12° (title and A1 a little loose, some spotting of preliminaries), contemporary half sheep and marbled boards (recased with new endpapers, new spine label, extremities a little rubbed and bumped). Provenance: Arthur Pyne Capt. 102d (signature on title) -- Ja. Tomlyn (signature on A1) -- Geo. Offley Covent Garden (signature on front blank) -- C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate) -- [Maggs 1945] (pencil note at rear). SCHWERDT COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. RARE ON THE MARKET. On-line ABPC records the sale of only one imperfect copy. Schwerdt IV, p. 31, describing this copy; not in Chute.
The New Complete Sportsman, edited by George Morgan. London: Alex. Hogg, [1785?]. 12°, engraved frontispiece (a few marginal tears, a few leaves shaved at outer margin), contemporary calf with morocco label (joints slightly split, spine repaired at foot). Provenance: Chas. Coxwell (early signature on free endpaper) -- C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate). Chute 208; Schwerdt I, p. 170, describing this copy. (2)
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