New York, Park Avenue
29 October 1992
The Property of
WILLIAMSON, Captain THOMAS and SAMUEL HOWITT. Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the Wild Sports of the East; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the Natural History of...undomesticated animals...interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes. London: Printed by William Bulmer...for Edward Orme [1805-] 1807.
Oblong folio, 462 x 577mm. (18 3/16 x 22 3/4in.), dark green half morocco gilt, marbled edges, by Riviere, corners a little worn, some foxing and occasional offsetting to text, very minor and occasional soiling to blank margins of a few plates, dedication leaf creased.
Colored aquatint vignette half-title "Wild Sports of the East" and 40 colored aquatint plates (nos. 33 and 36 are stipple engravings with aquatint and no. 20 is soft-ground with aquatint) by H. Merke after
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