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The Warwick Woodland or Things as They Were There Twenty Years Ago My Shooting Box The Deerstalkers or Circumstantial Evidence A Tale of The South-Western Counties

By Frank Forester

1846-1851

Carey and Heart : New York; Philadelphia

7.5" by 5"

200; (1) [viii] [9]-179 (1); [2]-198pp.

 

 

 

DETAILS

An excellent collection of three very scarce illustrated works by Frank Forester, bound together in a handsome morocco binding by A. L. Day.

Very scarce. My Shooting Box and The Deerstalkers are both the very scarce first editions of the work, with The Warwick Woodlands being the very scarce first illustrated editions. Collated as follows: The Warwick Woodland contains four full page monochrome engravings. The work is lacking the half title, engraved title page and engraved frontispiece. My Shooting Box contains two engraved plates and an engraved title page. The work is lacking the half title and one further engraved plate. The work also contains a page of publisher's advertisements to the recto of the final page. The Deerstalkers contains an engraved a frontispiece and title page vignette. The work is lacking the half title. In a handsome binding by A. L. Day with binder's stamp to rear pastedown. Three volumes in one with illustrations by the author. Henry William Herbert, who wrote under the pen name Frank Forester was an English novelist, poet, historian and writer of sport, who moved to the United States in 1831 to teach Latin and Greek at a private school in New York. Herbert was a prolific author, writing works regarding a number of subjects, both fiction and non fiction. This charming work is a bound collection of three of his fictional work, all of which taking inspiration from his interest in shooting and hunting.

CONDITION

Rebound in a handsome half morocco binding with marbled boards. Externally in excellent condition with minor shelf wear only. Small bookplate for one 'Kirk W' to front pastedown. Internally firmly bound. Pages generally bright and clean with age toning and scattered spotting, heavier to the first and last few pages. Plate entitled 'Ruffed Grousse' as been closely cropped with loss to the extremities of the plate. Lacking all half titles, and several plates as well as an engraved title page. Tidemarks to title page and first few leaves of The Warwick Woodland. Scattered spotting to fore edge.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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