London, South Kensington
8 October 1999
WALTON AND COTTON CLUB. Rules and Regulations of the Walton and Cotton Club. Instituted 19th March 1817. Revised 8th April 1840, London: [printed by C. Whittingham], 1840. Small 4, wood-engraved Aldine device used by William Pickering on recto of first and verso of last leaf, wood-engraved frontispiece, wood-engraved vignettes of fish and decorative initials, each page with red typographical border, original green cloth, spine titled in gilt. Provenance: Basil M. Pickering June 25 1846 (ownership inscription on first leaf).
PRIVATELY PRINTED AND VERY SCARCE. Although the ownership inscription is Hugh Pickering's, it is William Pickering (1796-1854) who is included on the list of 33 Club members, and who was also on the committee appointed to revise the rules and regulations of the Club. W. & S. p. 237: "A pretty volume"; Petit 2155.
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