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ALKEN, Henry (illustrator); APPERLEY, Charles James.

The Life of a sportsman. By Nimrod.

Stock Code
88705
London, Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 1842
£1,500

First edition, first issue, in the original cloth, 'considered by many to be the premier colour plate sporting book in the 19th century' (Tooley).

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Description

First edition, first issue, 8vo, viii, 402pp., ten pages of ads at end, hand-coloured aquatint additional title, frontispiece and 34 plates, all by Alken, four of these plates on india and mounted on leaves with printed captions, original blue cloth, the spine and upper side stamped in gilt, the sides with scrolling border stamped in blind, edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers, rebacked preserving original worn spine, rubbed, pull-off morocco box, a very good clean copy.

Bibliography

Dixon 111: 'one of the finest of the books illustrated by Alken'; Mellon/Podeschi 167; Schwerdt I, p.36; Tooley 65.

Stock ID:88705

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