London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
JOHN SMALLMAN GARDINER
The Art and the Pleasures of Hare-Hunting. London: R. Griffiths, 1750. 8°, half-title (a few short marginal tears), mid-20th-century half calf. Provenance: Sir Thomas Phillipps (William H. Robinson label). FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt I, p. 197: "a classic on hare hunting, which had for centuries been preferred to foxhunting".
ANON. The Hare: or Hunting Incompatible with Humanity. London: Vernor and Hood, 1799. 18°, engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved title vignette (title spotted, B3 torn at upper corner with loss of one or two letters on recto and partial loss of rule, without final two advertisement leaves), speckled calf gilt by J. Larkins, spine in compartments with red morocco label, yellow edges. Provenance: C.F.G.R. Schwerdt (bookplate) -- Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester (bookplate). FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt I, p. 230, describing this copy.
Together with 6 later volumes on hare hunting, including the 1807 reprint of Gardiner's work in original blue printed wrappers, and James Beard's A Diary of Fifteen Years' Hunting (Bath, 1813) in original printed boards (rebacked). (8)
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