FIRST EDITION IN FULL SPECKLED CALF BY RIVIERE
SOMERVILE, William ~ The Chace.
London: G. Hawkins, 1735
Full calf, 9.25 inches tall. A pristine later full speckled calf by Riviere with gilt raised bands, twin labels and ornate floral gilt tooling to the panels. A triple fillet frames the boards, gilt dentelles and all edges. A magnificent engraved frontispiece by Gravelot. A very clean copy of the first edition of Somervile's most famous work, with good margins, in a fine binding.