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HOWITT, S.; Williamson, Captain Thomas; Atkinson; Clark; Manskirch; Et Al
Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. &c., From Drawings By Messrs. Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, Manskirch, & c., With a Supplement of New South Wales (Australia).
London Edward Orme Printseller to his Majesty, New Bond Street, Howlett and Brimmer, Printers Frith Street, Soho, (Plates dated 1813), n.d. (1819). in-folio, 2 leaves (half-title & titlepage) + 170 p. + 1 leaf (Index) + 110 hand-coloured aquatint plates after Howitt, Atkinson, Clark, and Manskirch. engraved ex-libris with coat of arms ?Charles Langton Massingberd? with devise ?Est Meruisse Satis?, contemporary full straight-grained dark morocco binding, large giltframe on both covers, traces of use, joints starting but firm, inside joints reinforced with leather, edges of boards a bit scuffed. Spine richly gilt. Second large-paper edition. Almost identical to the 1814 /(& suppl.) 1813 editions published by Orme & H. R. Young. Our copy with the imprint of Howlett and Brimmer on title-page v°. The vibrant illustrations of the magnificient work depict all manner of hunting sports and traps, including big game hunting, whaling, fishing, birding, hunting in North America, Germany, Lapland, Spain, Russia, India, Asia and Africa. Also 13 beautiful plates on bull fighting, and especially the supplement with the illustrations of the ?Field sports of the Native Inhabitants? (Australia) with bird-hunting on trees and fishing from dugout canoes, always with illustrations of numerous natives and idyllic landscapes all in colors. The earliest editions of this work (Tooley 226) contained 110 plates, and Tooley mentions another issue but does not indicate that fewer plates were included. The plates are dated 1813 but not watermarked; the second edition was published in 1819. Includes four … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Harteveld Rare Books Ltd. [Fribourg, Switzerland]
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