ALKEN, Henry Thomas
The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French.
D Appleton and Company, New York
folio, chromolithographed frontispiece, facsimile of the 1823 title-page, 50 full-page engraved coloured plates after Alken. With accompanying description in English and French on most of the Sporting subjects practiced at the time. Including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals. Some even browning to blank end papers, the contents clean and free of foxing. Bound in the publishers half red morocco, red cloth sides, gilt, top edges gilt, the binding clean and tight in vg condition First published in 1821, this facsimile published in London in 1903, and in New York in 1904 The London edition was bound in a red cloth the American edition in a much superior half leather.
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