1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 812
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
[WILLIAM HAMILTON MAXWELL]
Wild Sports of the West. London: Richard Bentley, 1832. 2 volumes, 8°, 5 aquatint plates, wood-engraved vignettes, with half-title in vol. I (early quires in vol. II detached or loose), original cloth-backed grey boards, paper spine labels, uncut (both spines worn, vol. II with upper cover and spine detached). Provenance: C.F.G.R. Schwerdt. Although vol. II requires repair both vols. are internally fresh and clean, retaining their original boards and spine labels. Schwerdt II, p. 20, describing this copy.
HARDY, Campbell. Sporting Adventures in the New World; or Days and Nights of Moose-hunting in the Forsts of Arcadia. London: Hurst and Blackett, 1855. 2 volumes, 8°, tinted lithographic frontispieces after the author, original cloth with gilt figures of moose on covers, uncut. FINE COPY. Schwerdt I, p. 230; and 3 other books on the region. (7)
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