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Somervile, William
The Chace. A Poem
Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., Shakespeare Printing Office, London, 1802. Second Bulmer edition. With wood engravings by John and Thomas Bewick. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 1 vols. 8vo. Lavishly Bound and Extra-Illustrated. In addition to the original Bewick engravings, this volume has been profusely extra-illustrated with the insertion of approximately 60 engraved portraits of notables (including Johnson, Hogarth, Bewick, Newton, Voltaire, and Somervile himself), sporting scenes (several in sanguine) and bird and animal studies (including an impressive double-page steel engraving of Landseer's "The Challenge"), the whole expanding Somervile's focus on hunting to the greater world of sport in general. An impressive volume. Schwerdt II, p. 167; Hugo, The Bewick Collector, 94, 181; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 347 (note) Full dark brown morocco, elaborate floral fan devices on corners of upper and lower covers, panelled spine, gilt dentelles, t.e.g., by Tout; inner hinges cracked and chips to front free endpaper; occasional foxing to inserted plates, else internally fine With wood engravings by John and Thomas Bewick. EXTRA ILLUSTRATED. 1 vols. 8vo [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: James Cummins Bookseller, ABAA [New York, NY, U.S.A.]
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