London, South Kensington
1 September 2008
The Sporting Dictionary and Rural Repository of general information upon every subject appertaining to the sports of the field. London: Vernor and Hood [and others], 1803. 2 volumes, 8°, engraved frontispieces and 4 plates after Marshall, half-titles, with the final advertisement leaf in volume II, original boards with printed label on spines (spines a little darkened). Provenance: THE SCHWERDT COPY (bookplate). The engraved frontispieces show "His Majesty's Harriers" and "The King's Stag Hounds". Schwerdt II, p. 248.
The Sportsman's Cabinet; or, a correct delineation of the various dogs used in the sports of the field. London: J. Cundee, sold by T. Hurst, T. Ostell and Chapple, 1803-1804. 2 volumes, 4°, engraved frontispiece and additional engraved title in each volume, 24 plates by J. Scott after Reinagle, wood-engraved vignettes (frontispieces and engraved titles spotted, most plates in vol. II spotted and browned, light browning to text), contemporary diced calf gilt (joints of vol. I broken but cords holding, joints of vol. II slightly splitting, some rubbing). Provenance: Court Library Shadwell (bookplate) -- Earl of Cromer (bookplate). The plates after Reinagle show twenty-four breeds of dog. Nissen ZBI 4074; Schwerdt II, p. 248.
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