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The Annals of Sporting and Fancy Gazette; A magazine entirely appropriated to sporting subjects and fancy pursuits; containing every thing worthy of remark on hunting, shooting, coursing, racing, fishing, cocking, pugilism, wrestling, single stick, pedestrianism, cricket, billiards, rowing, sailing &c. &c.
London Sherwood Neely and Jones -28 1822 - First edition, 13 volumes, 8vo., 153 engraved plates including 50 hand-coloured, after Samuel Alken, Herring, Egerton, Davis, R. Cruikshank, and others, numerous vignettes throughout, red half morocco gilt, top edges gilt, a fine set. Vol. 1: half title, title, 444 pp., 12 hand-coloured plates; Vol. 2: iv, 434 (+ additional leaf between pp. 320-321, numbered 321*-322*), 1 errata leaf, 148, 40 pp., 12 plates including 11 hand-coloured, top corner of p.83 torn off with some text missing; Vol. 3: title, [2], 440 (+ 1 folding sheet between pp. 302-303), 204 pp., 12 plates including 9 hand-coloured and one folding (including 1 duplicate from vol. 2); Vol. 4: half title, title, 436, 97-196 pp., 9 plates including 8 hand-coloured (including 2 duplicates from vol. 2 and 3); Vol. 5: half title, title, 440, 24 pp., 9 plates; Vol. 6:half title, title, 387, 25-136 pp., 10 plates including 4 hand-coloured and 2 folding; Vol. 7: engraved title, title, 376, 137-192 pp, 10 plates (including one duplicate from vol. 6); Vol. 8: woodcut title, title, 400 pp., 12 plates including 2 hand-coloured and one folding; Vol. 9: woodcut title, title, 400 pp., 8 plates including 4 hand-coloured (including one duplicate from vol. 5); Vol. 10: woodcut title, title, 380 pp., 12 plates, including 2 hand-coloured and 2 woodcuts (including one duplicate from vol. 6); Vol. 11: woodcut title, title, 368 pp., 12 plates including one woodcut and one folding map (incl. two duplicates from vol. 5); Vol. 12: woodcut title, title, 352, 96 pp., 12 plates including one woodcut; Vol. 13: woodcut title, title, 356, [1] pp., 8 plates. Tooley lists 153 plates; we have 138 plates, including 8 duplicates (always bound in a different volume), 1 plate not in Tooley, and 2 plates bound in the wrong volume. In total, we only have 129 plates out of those listed by Tooley + a new one. A comprehensive view of the life and habits of those who lived in the English countryside. With a broader scope than the "Sporting Magazine" and with its fine series of coloured plates, this is the most attractive periodical of its type. Schwerdt I, 32-35; Tooley 64. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
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