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RAWSTORNE, Lawrence; RAWLINS, J.T. (illustrator).

Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game;

and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers, Explained and Illustrated.

Stock Code
101738
London, Ackermann, 1837
£1,400

'They are very charming and excellent illustrations, precise with bright colouring, showing more aquatint ground than in the stories Alken illustrated alone. Sometimes we have subtle etching of sunlight and shadow which seems to belong near Havell's Seats off Nobility. This book, largely an instructional work in planting trees suitably in hunting estates, may be less generally readable than the others but its plates are among the best. The second part is easy-going, semi-technical with praise for country life and English country gentlemen, and a leaven of animal anecdotes.' (Franklin).

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Description

First edition; 8vo; 15 fine, hand-coloured aquatints by Rawlins, a few marks and light spotting to early pages and tissue guards (not affecting plates), otherwise bright; publisher's full green morocco gilt, errata slip, toned, spot to upper cover, a few scratches to rear one, otherwise very good, modern cloth box, a very good copy.

Bibliography

Schwerdt II 127; Tooley 393; Abbey (Life), 392; Franklin pp 44-45.

Stock ID:101738

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