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The Analysis of the Hunting Field

Being a Series of Sketches of The Principal Characters that Compose One.

The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season 1845-6

By Robert Smith Surtees

1846- London- Rudolph Ackermann

10" by 6"; 326, (5)pp

 


 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 

DETAILS

 

A first edition of this hunting work by Robert Smith Surtees.

First edition first issue with illustrated title dated 1846.

With seven hand coloured aquatint plates by Alken including the frontispiece and illustrated title page. Henry Thomas Alken was an English painted and engraver chiefly known as a caricaturist and illustrator of sporting subjects and coaching scenes.

Robert Smith Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He is best known for Jorrocks' Jaunts and Jolities and Mr Sponge's Sporting tour, and his other comedic novels. This is one of his few non fiction works, taken from the sporting newspaper Bell's life in London during the fox hunting season of 1845-6.

CONDITION

In a crushed morocco binding by Root and Son. Gilt hunting tools and fox detailing. Original cloth bindings bound in. Externally, in lovely condition. Booksellers label to front pastedown. Internally, firmly bound. Pages bright with occasional scattered spotting. Externally: FINE. Internally: VERY GOOD INDEED. Overall: NEAR FINE.


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