The Sporting Magazine. London: John Wheble [and others], -1870. 94 volumes various (of 156), 8° (205 x 128mm). Engraved titles, engraved plates throughout. (Occasional spotting, occasional browning and waterstaining.) Bound to match in 19th-century green half sheep, gilt spine compartments with sporting ornaments, red edges (extremities rubbed). [With:] [BANKS, F.S., F. LAWLEY, and W. GILBEY]. Index of Engravings with the names of the Artists in the Sporting Magazine 1792-1870. London: for Walter Gilbey by Vinton, [c. 1892]. 8° (222 x 143mm). Full sheep, green spine labels (extremities rubbed, spine scuffed).
AN EXTENSIVE RUN IN A HANDSOME BINDING OF 'THE MOST INTERESTING SPORTING PUBLICATION OF ITS TIME'. As Schwerdt states, this long-lived magazine was 'the paramount source of information for the historian of the chase ... there is hardly an incident of note in the whole field of sporting subjects which the student cannot find an account of in this monumental work ... hardly an artist of repute whose contributions did not enrich this work'. The many plates showcased the talent of Henry Alken, A. Cooper, the Ferneleys, George Morland, Sartorius, and numerous others in the heyday of British sporting art. The set comprises: vols 1-15, 21-30, 35-38, 44-45, 74-75, 94-100 and all vols. from 1843-1870 except 1855. Schwerdt II, pp.174-203. Sold as a periodical not subject to return. (95)