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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 141


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    Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East. London: for Edward Orme, 1807. 2 volumes, 4° (321 x 235mm), 2 additional plain engraved titles, 40 hand-coloured engraved plates after Williamson and Howitt (some spotting throughout text, staining mainly in vol. II, plates lightly browned with occasional light marginal thumb-soiling or spotting), contemporary green diced calf, sides ruled in gilt with wide roll-tool borders in blind, spines in gilt, brown morocco lettering-pieces (repaired at head and tail of spines, rubbed, scuffed).

    "The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" in Schwerdt's view. An oblong folio edition and an octavo edition were also published in the same year. Schwerdt IV, p. 100. (2)

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