1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 438
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
The Chace. A Poem. London: G. Hawkins, 1735. 4°, engraved frontispiece by G. Scotin after Gravelot (occasional light waterstaining at lower gutter), modern brown half morocco and marbled boards (a few white specks on upper cover). Provenance: Sam Crooke (early signature at head of title). FIRST EDITION. Foxon S562; Schwerdt II, p. 166.
Field-Sports. A Poem. London: J. Stagg, 1742. 2°, modern brown half morocco. FIRST EDITION of this poem on hawking. Published in the year of Somervile's death, it formed a supplement to The Chace. Foxon S569; Schwerdt I, p. 168.
Hobbinol, or The Rural Games. A Burlesque Poem. London: J. Stagg, 1740. 4°, modern half calf (scuffed). FIRST EDITION. A burlesque in blank verse dedicated to Hogarth. Foxon S571.
With: the second and third editions of The Chace, 1735, 8°, modern wrappers and contemporary calf respectively; and 2 other vols. by Somervile. (7)
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