London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
Instructions for Hunting, Breaking Pointers, and Finding out Game, intended for young sportsmen; also a journal of a tour in the Highlands above Marr Lodge. Banff: J. Davidson, 1817. 12° (title a little soiled, lower corner of D4 torn away with loss of one letter on verso and touching two others, clean tear through text at bottom of I1, small but heavy stain in outer margin of K4-6), early 20th-century morocco-backed boards. Provenance: William Leslie Christie, Stonehaven, 19 December 1916 (inscription on front free endpaper; bibliographical pencil note on front pastedown).
FIRST AND ONLY RECORDED EDITION of this rare work by James Christie "Gamekeeper", "to which is subjoined poems and songs, chiefly in the Buchan dialect". No sale recorded on ABPC since 1977 when a copy sold for £140. Schwerdt I, p. 112.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
No VAT on hammer price or buyer's premium.
An exceptional example of the most valuable illustrated book ever produced — and an icon of American art — will be offered on 14 June to benefit conservation causes
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June
Mark Wiltshire, Associate Specialist in Science & Books, walks us through the history of Christianity’s most influential printed text
Why the French Impressionist’s paintings of the Saint-Lazare train station are among his greatest achievements
Meredith Etherington-Smith hails the long and distinguished career of the London antiques dealer with a client list that reads like an international who’s who