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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton...with notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, and Extravagant Exploits, by Nimrod
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1835. First edition in book form. With 12 hand colored plates by Henry Alken. 1 vols. 8vo. Bound in late 19th century full red morocco, spine gilt, a.e.g., with the original front cover cloth bound in at back, by Riviere. Bookplate of Harry Twyford Peters. Extremities very slightly rubbed; a near fine copy. First edition in book form. With 12 hand colored plates by Henry Alken. 1 vols. 8vo. The career of "Mad Jack" Mytton (1796-1834) is the apotheosis of Regency eccentricity. Born to wealth and position, he plunged into a life of headlong extravagance, and his fearless, heedless nature drew him to exploits that approached, and later transcended, the irrational. Nimrod's sympathetic biography contains 12 plates by Alken. Although subsequent editions increased their number, this, the first, contained three that were not used again. Tooley 66; Schwerdt I, p. 38; Tally Ho! 400 Years of Foxhunting, 61
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