24 November 2009
HORSES & HUNTING -- HARRIS, William Cornwallis (1807-1848). Portraits of the Game and Wild Animals of Southern Africa. London: published for the proprietor by William Pickering and others, 1840-.
One volume bound from the five original parts, colombier 2° (548 x 392mm). 3pp. list of subscribers. Lithographed additional title with hand-coloured vignette, 30 handcoloured plates by Frank Howard after Harris, 30 uncoloured vignette illustrations. (Text spotted, title and dedication leaf mounted on guards with small repaired tears, some spotting or soiling to plates III, V-VII, IX, XIII, XVIII, XXVII and XXIX.) Later red half morocco, spine lettered in gilt, original wrappers to one part bound at back (slight abrasion to upper cover).
LARGE PAPER ISSUE, with generally clean bright plates, of 'ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE OF THE LARGE FOLIO WORKS ON SOUTH AFRICAN FAUNA'. Mendelssohn I, p.688; Tooley 247; Abbey Travel 355; Nissen ZBI 1843; Schwerdt I, p.231.
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