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    Sale 5310

    The Sporting Sale

    1 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 78

    WILLIAM SOMERVILE

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    WILLIAM SOMERVILE

    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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