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The Hunter-Naturalist. Romance of Sporting; or, Wild Scenes and Wild Hunters.
Philadelphia: Lippincott, Grambo & Co, 1852. Second edition, second printing. Large 8vo, 5 chromolithograph plates (4 by Alfred Jacob Miller), 1 steel-engraved plate, numerous wood-engraved illustrations, original black cloth, spine lettered in gilt, covers panelled in blind. First published in 1851, and notable as the first American work to contain chromolithographic illustrations, this second Lippincott printing [of the second 1852 edition] printed "Miller pinx't" underneath the plates after Alfred Jacob Miller. This same printing features a black line border in the margins around the text - Tyler, Ron, ed., Alfred Jacob Miller: Artist on the Oregon Trail, Fort Worth: Amon Carter Museum, p. 448. Howes W196. Skillfully re-backed with original spine laid down and gilt spine-lettering refreshed, light to moderate foxing to prelims, frontispiece (heavier on verso), and terminal leaves (few marginal foxmarks on plates), a very few leaves, with one or two short, closed marginal tears, otherwise a fine copy. "My cherished object in this undertaking is, to introduce within the general scope of Polite Literature, a popular Natural History: upon the production of which I have so brought to bear the latest discoveries of Science, in the application of mechanical forces to pictorial illustration, as to cheapen all their cost without any deterioration of artistic value; and bring the essential spirit of what have been heretofore as sealed books, from their excessive costliness, within the reach of the People." (page 3). Presentation copy, inscribed by the author to Nathaniel Hawthorne … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
Verkäufer: Thomas A. Goldwasser Rare Books [UNITED STATES]
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