FRANKLAND Sir Robert
Sketches Of Deer Stalking In The Highlands
Oblong folio without title page, 10 lithograph plates without titles as issued the plates (1) A stalking party, (2) Three ghillies and hounds, (3) Stags viewed through a telescope, (4) Stalkers approaching stags, (5) Stalkers and ghillie Crawling, (6) Stalkers and ghillies pursuing stags, (7) Stag hounded on cliff edge (8) Wounded stag separated from the herd, (9) Stag attacked by hounds , (10) Ghillie and pony bearing dead stag. The plates are on India paper on card, foxing to the card and occasionally to plates, 2 of the plates have closed tears to lower blank card margin not affecting plate. Bound in contemporary 1/2 dark leather cloth sides, gilt title label to upper board within gilt frame, chipping to head and tail of spine with rubbing to corners and edges. Schwerdt notes the printed label. There are 3 copies listed in UK libraries with title, the British Library copy with title in manuscript, we have had 1 other copy also without title, I would assume the title is part of the paper card wraps. A scarce set of well drawn lithographs by someone who knew the subject well and produced at a date when in the absence of modern rifles and their accurate shooting, deer hounds were indispensable. Schwerdt Vol. I 187.
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