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Charles J. APPERLEY [NIMROD] Henry ALKEN, , illustrator
The Chace, The Turf, and the Road
London: John Murray, 1837. First Edition [ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. NIMROD (pseud. of Charles J. Apperley). The Chace, The Turf, and the Road. With Illustrations by Henry Alken, and a Portrait by D. Maclise. First edition in book form, originally serially published in the Quarterly Review. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in; 223 x 135 mm). xx, 301pp, [1, printer's slug], [18, separately numbered publisher's catalogues] pp. Thirteen partially hand-coloured plates, some in aquatint, with tissue guards, and plain, stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. Elegant half leather binding, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decoration. Gilt decorated spine. The signed page has been laid onto another page or rebacked. Plates heavily oxidised. Charles James Apperley (1777-1843), English sportsman and sporting writer, better known as Nimrod, the pseudonym under which he published his works on the chase and on the turf. A devoted fox-hunter, around 1821 Apperley began to contribute a series of articles to The Sporting Magazine, under the pseudonym of "Nimrod," that covered horse races, hunt meets and other sporting events. His references to the personalities of the people he knew or met at such events helped to double the circulation of the magazine within a few years. Mr. Pittman, the proprietor of The Sporting Magazine, gave Nimrod a handsome salary and defrayed all the expenses of his tours. He also gave Nimrod a stud of hunters. After Pittman's death, the proprietors of the magazine sued Apperley for the money that had been advanced. To avoid imprisonment, Apperley moved to Calais in 1830, … [Click Below for Full Description]
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