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SCROPE, William.

Art of Deer Stalking [with] Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed;

illustrated by a narrative of a few days' sport in the forest of Atholl, with some account of the nature and habits of red deer [and] with a short account of the natural history and habits of the salmon.

Stock Code
104280
London, John Murray, 1854
£2,250


William Scrope (1772–1852), a classical scholar and amateur artist who dedicated himself to deer-stalking and salmon fishing and extremely skilled at both. These titles are both important works in the history of the sport. Landseer contributed to the illustrations. Gingrich while commenting on Scrope's famous work on salmon fishing said that he was obviously just as accomplished a stalker as fisherman

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Description

First edition. 2 vols; 8vo ( 26 x 17 cm); vol one: (Art of Deerstalking), additional engraved pictorial title, engraved frontispiece, 10 tinted lithographed plates; vol two: ( Days and Nights of Salmon Fishing in the Tweed), presentation copy inscribed by the author to front free endpaper, additional lithographed pictorial title, 12 lithographed plates, several partially hand-coloured; both volumes beautifully bound in uniform brown morocco gilt by Tout, binders stamp in both volumes, foliate corner pieces gilt with triple gilt fillet borders, spine gilt in six compartments, with deer and salmon motifs respectively, gilt turn-ins, decorative silk endpapers, top edge gilt, spines slightly faded; a fine example.

Bibliography

Westwood & Satchell, p.191.

Stock ID:104280

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