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Reay Esq., Henry Utrick]
Bewick, Thomas- Rarity] A Short Treatise on that Useful Invention called the Sportsman's Friend, or the Farmer's Footman, by a Gentleman Farmer of Northumberland. [Together with] The Horse and Carriage, John Jervis
Edward Walker, Newcastle, 1801. First edition. Three quarter calf, embossed cloth, gilt lettering on cover, morocco gilt label on spine. A very scarce Bewick title, with no copies found in the marketplace, and only one copy located in World Catalog. Two wood engravings and an etching by Thomas Bewick. The work is bound with "The Horse and Carriage." by John Jervis, the second part of his work, London, Colburn, 1828. There is an informative and contemporary five-line holograph inscription by a former owner which appears on the erratum page, as follows: "This treatise was withdrawn from publication. Its scarcity as well as its being illustrated by original wood engravings by Bewick gives it a fictitious value." And, according to Tattersall: ".Newcastle bookseller William Garret, Reay, sensitive to criticism, 'withdrew the pamphlet from public sale when very few had been sold, and . destroyed all the copies', but Garret may have been circulating this story to puff the price of existing copies." Calf worn, internally very good and tight. Also bound in at the end: Ram (F.) Breeding Horses for Use, 1883, occasional faint spotting, late nineteenth century half-calf,A must for any Bewick collector. [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: Nudelman Rare Books [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]

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