4 April 2003
[ORME, Edward, publisher]. Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes...from drawings by Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, and others. London, 1814. 4o. 110 hand-colored aquatint plates (a little marginal soiling, some spotting). Contemporary brown straight-grained morocco, covers with elaborate borders decorated in gilt and blind, spine similarly decorated, g.e. Provenance: Walter St. John Fox and Reuben Jay Flick (bookplates). FIRST EDITION.
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Offered to benefit a new scholarship initiative from Bennington College, this work distils the unique form of abstraction for which the artist would become famous
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