1 September 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,250
GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East. London: by Edward Orme, [no date, ?1819]. 4° (324 x 243), additional hand-coloured engraved title and 40 plates after Williamson and Howitt (title cut down and mounted, lower margin of 3M1 recto and inner gutter of 3M1 and 3M2 verso repaired, occasional light spotting), contemporary straight-grained red morocco, wide gilt tooled border on sides, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges (quite rubbed and scuffed). "Second edition".
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