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The Life of a Sportsman
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1842. First edition. Cloth. Very Good. 10" by 6". Henry Alken. A very bright and well preserved first edition copy of this vibrantly illustrated sporting work by Charles James Apperley. Rare in the original cloth. Scarce in the original cloth, this first edition is complete with thirty-six coloured plates including the frontispiece and title page. Rebacked, with the original spine laid down. Held in a custom clamshell red cloth box. "Life of a Sportsman" contains an account of country life. The author is stated as "Nimrod" which is a pseudonym for Charles James Apperley. This is one of his best known works. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Nathan of Churt. With eight pages of publisher"s adverts to the rear. In the publisher"s original cloth binding. Rebacked with the boards and spine preserved. Externally, very smart with light rubbing to the extremities. Gilt has faded to the spine. Custom slipcase is very smart. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright with just the odd spots to pages. Very Good
Bookseller: Rooke Books [United Kingdom]
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