London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
F. C. TURNER
Turner's Illustrations to Nimrod on the Condition of Hunters. London: Court Gazette Office, [c. 1833]. 8°, lithographed title with hand-coloured vignette and 12 coloured lithographic plates interleaved with brown paper (title detached), original pictorial wrappers (rebacked in paper but spine largely lacking, stain on front cover). Nimrod's book had been published unillustrated in 1831. The same plates, with different wrappers and titles, were also used to illustrate Billesdon Coplow. Mellon/Podeschi 142; Schwerdt II, p. 272.
COOPER, Abraham. Impressions of a Series of Animals, Birds, &c. Illustrative of British field sports: from a set of silver buttons. London: J.H. Burn, R. and S. Prowett, 1821. 8°, engraved half-title, advertisement leaf with 2 engravings dated 1 October 1821, subscribed by Thomas Gosden, 13ll. containing 14 mounted engravings by John Scott after Cooper, engravings and letterpress descriptions both within ornamental borders, final leaf with vignette, two advertisement leaves at end (leaf with vignette lightly browned), original green boards with paper cover and spine labels, later cloth case. FINE COPY of the second issue. Schwerdt I. p. 213. (2)
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