London, South Kensington
29 April 2004
Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c., London: Edward Orme, 1814-13. 4° (263 x 211mm). 110 hand-coloured aquatinted plates after Howitt, Atkinson, Clark and others. (Plate 12 with short marginal tears, plate 89 with repaired tear, occasional light scattered spots.) 19th century calf gilt, spine with calf lettering-piece (rubbed and scuffed, spine faded), top edges gilt.
Provenance: Alex Mackenzie, 25th Regt. (Signature on title).
FIRST EDITION. Schwerdt I, pp.177-9: "The coloured plates in this work, especially those drawn by Howitt, are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring, and the production as a whole possesses a certain cachet, probably due to the refined taste of the publisher, Edward Orme". Abbey Travel 2; Tooley 224.
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