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ALKEN, Henry.

A Cockney's Shooting Season in Suffolk.

Stock Code
102247
London, Thomas M'Lean, 1822
£3,500

An attractive copy of this 'pleasing book, well printed, with fine plates' (Schwerdt), describing in pictures and verse the misadventures of two cockney would-be sportsmen, Peter Pop, son of a pawnbroker, and his friend and neighbour, Sam Slop, on their first visit to the countryside of Suffolk.

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Description

First edition. Folio (37.5 x 26.5 cm), 6 hand-coloured engraved plates after Alken,16 pp text, short tear repaired to blank margin page 11, handmade paper guards, blanks at end, later red half straight-grained morocco gilt, marbled sides, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Abbey (Life) 384; Mellon Collection 48; Schwerdt I, p.12; Tooley 22.

Stock ID:102247

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