1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 938
GBP 400 - GBP 600
Instructions to Young Sportsmen. London: R. Hunter and J. Ridgway, 1816. 8°, hand-coloured aquatint frontispiece, 5 engraved plates, after the author (some spotting to plates and text), uncut in original boards with paper spine label (soiled and stained, spine restored). Chute 285; Schwerdt I, p. 234: "second edition of this delightful book, which reflects more fully the attractive personality of the author".
HANGER, George. The Life, Adventures and Opinions of Col. George Hanger. Writtten by himself. London: J. Debrett, 1801. 2 volumes, 8°, one engraved illustration (lacks half-titles, upper margins of vol. I wormed, I6 holed affecting one letter recto and verso, light creasing in the same vol.), contemporary half calf with contrasting morocco labels (extremities rubbed, spine of vol. I torn at head and lifting, upper joints of the same vol. cracked). FIRST EDITION. Chute 271; and 11 other works, all early 19th century, by Hawker, Hanger and others. (14)
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