London, South Kensington
3 October 2006
WILLIAMSON, Thomas & Samuel HOWITT (1765?-1822). Oriental Field Sports; being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the wild sports of the East. London: Edward Orme, 1807. Volume I only (of 2), 2° (333 x 238mm). Engraved frontispiece, 20 hand-coloured aquatint plates (plate no. 4 detached, plates evenly browned, some spotting throughout). Contemporary half calf (rebacked and recornered, quite rubbed). Provenance: A. Campbell (armorial bookplate) -- Charles Taylor (inscription on blank). Schwerdt IV, p.100. "The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt II, 297-289).
With Samuel Howitt's The British Sportsman (London, 1812, 72 engraved plates, Provenance: Frank Orme, descendant of Edward Orme). (2)
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