Field Sports

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  • AN EXCEPTION COPY IN A BEAUTIFUL FULL MOROCCO BY LUCIEN BROCA
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers. by RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    RAWSTORNE, Lawrence.
    Gamonia: or, the Art of Preserving Game; and an Improved Method of Making Plantations and Covers.

    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic…

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    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. An exceptional copy of this remarkable work in a beautiful binding by the elusive and brilliant Lucien Broca with, most uncommonly, his own stamp. The full morocco binding has gilt raised bands and wonderfully intricate gilt tooling to the panels. Heavily crushed morocco with a surround of fillets and a splendid gilt roll form the doublures, facing watered silk free endpapers. All edges gilt. First edition, with errata slip to the last printed leaf. With 15 absolutely lovely aquatints from drawings by J. T. Rawlins. Gamonia is 'One of the most attractive colour plate books, with the aquatints all beautifully coloured and with the skilled application of gum arabic making them especially bright and sparkling.'- Ford. Eric Parker, in an 1930 edition of this book, notes: "'Gamonia' is valuable not only for its rarity and charm . It was published privately and gifted to friends by the author and is recognised as is the first treatise devoted solely to the subject of pheasant rearing, covert shooting, and the management of woodlands for the special purpose of preserving game . We can see much of what is in Rawstorne's mind in the treatment of the subjects he has chosen for illustration: in the quiet ridicule of the unskilled, in the hint of knowledge of how the thing could and should be done; in the cold and snow in which he likes to set his sportsmen seeking their quarry, and in the serenity of sunlight in which in each drawing stands Penwortham, his home". Lucien Broca was recently revealed by Marrianne Tidcombe to have created the finest bindings attributed to Sarah Prideaux, to her designs and instructions. He was born in France and bound to the highest level in Frith Street, Shaftesbury Avenue, Percy Street and Gerrard Street. A superb copy of this fascinating work.

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  • VERY RARE FIRST EDITION IN MAGNIFICENT FULL MOROCCO
    The Sporting Repository. by ALKEN, Henry & BARENGER, James (illustrated by).
    ALKEN, Henry & BARENGER, James (illustrated by).
    The Sporting Repository.

    London: Thomas McLean, 1822. Full morocco, 9 1/2 inches tall. This is a fabulous copy of the very scarce first edition containing all 6 parts (all published) and not the reprint of 1904. Bound in a superb later full morocco by the great firm of Morrell with gilt raised bands, sporting centre tools to the panels and a series of gilt fillets and bits as corner tools to the boards. With the armorial bookplate of George Seton Veitch. With 19 very bright hand coloured aquatints by Henry Alken and James Barenger. The Sporting Repository contains anecdotes and illustrations on many sporting subjects including 'Horse Racing, Hunting, Coursing, Shooting, Archery, Trotting and Tandem Matches, Cocking, Pedestrianism and Pugilism'. An exceptionally fine and clean copy of a much sought after title.

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  • SPARKLING COLLECTION IN FULL CALF BY BUMPUS
    Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford Hounds. by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Jorrocks's Jaunts and Jollities; Hawbuck Grange; Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Mr. Facey Romford Hounds.

    London: Walter Spiers, 1838; Longman et al., 1847; Bradbury and Evans, 1853; Bradbury and Evans, 1854; Bradbury and Evans, 1858; Bradbury and Evans, 1860; Bradbury and Evans, 1865. 7 volumes, 8 1/2 inches tall. Splendid, sparkling full calf by Bumpus with gilt raised bands, 'country' gilt centre tools, triple labels (excepting the first novel, 'Jorrocks's Jaunts' which was published anonymously) and with gilt corner tools and triple fillets framing the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. These are all first editions in single volume book form excepting 'Handley Cross'. "Jorrocks's Jaunts' has 12 full page illustrations by 'Phiz', 'Hawbuck Grange' 8 plates by 'Phiz', the remainder have hand coloured plates by Leech. Some foxing and a small superficial stain to the lower board of 'Jorrocks's Jaunts'. A wonderful collection of these hilarious, vulgar and rollicking novels of English Country life in the early nineteenth century

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  • RARE COLOUR PLATE BOOK IN FULL MOROCCO BY TOUT
    A Touch at the Fine Arts by ALKEN, Henry
    ALKEN, Henry
    A Touch at the Fine Arts

    London: Thomas McLean, 1824. Full morocco, 11.25 inches tall. A very fine binding by TOUT with gilt raised bands, floral gilt tooling to the panels and elaborate gilt tooling to the boards. Wide dentelles, doublures and gilt top edge. 12 superb hand coloured lithographs satirising the arts.

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  • FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters. by MAYER, Alfred M.
    MAYER, Alfred M.
    Sport with Gun and Rod in American Woods and Waters.

    Edinburgh: David Douglas, 1884. 2 volume set, 11 inches tall. An elegant full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and the panels and boards framed with gilt pallets and rolls. Wide gilt dentelles and gilt top edges. Armorial bookplates. 11 Japan mounted proofs and hundreds of woodcut illustrations throughout.

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  • SUPERB FIRST EDITIONS IN VERY FINE HALF MOROCCO PULL OFF CASES
    Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Facey Romford's Hounds. by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Sponge's Sporting Tour; Handley Cross; Ask Mama; Plain or Ringlets; Facey Romford's Hounds.

    London: Bradbury & Evans 1853, 54, 58, 60 & 65. 5 volumes, 9 inches tall in half morocco cases 10 inches tall. The original cloth bindings are all in superb condition and are housed in top quality half morocco pull off cases with raised bands and gilt titles. The volumes have decorative titles and numerous hand-coloured plates, and further black and white illustrations in the texts. There is an armorial bookplate of Frederick George Hilton Price to 'Plain or Ringlets'. From the Library of the Late Christopher Foyle of Beeleigh Abbey. Surtees was hugely popular in his day and he is still considered the master of the picturesque comic 'Field Sport' novel. William Morris considered him "a master of life" and ranked him with Dickens.

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  • CHARMING WORK IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Sports & Anecdotes of Bygone Days. by REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    Sports & Anecdotes of Bygone Days.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. Bound to the finest quality by Leighton of Soho with gilt raised bands and neat gilt tooling to the panels and boards. Dentelles and all edges gilt. Bookplate of Leopold de Rothschild. Colour title page and 6 further colour plates.

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  • A NEW IMPROVED EDITION IN SUPERB FULL MOROCCO
    Sporting Anecdotes. by EGAN, Pierce
    EGAN, Pierce
    Sporting Anecdotes.

    London: Sherwood, Jones & Co., 1825. Full morocco, 9 inches tall. A splendid later binding by Riviere with gilt raised bands, stunning gilt tooling to the panels and triple gilt fillets framing the boards. Some expert minor paper restoration done at the time of this sumptuous binding Gilt dentelles and top edge. 'A new edition, considerably enlarged and improved'. Illustrated with 3 colour plates and numerous black and white plates and vignettes.

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  • MOST ATTRACTIVE SET OF THIS FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK
    Traité Général des chasses à courre et à tir. by JOURDAIN, F.X.J.
    JOURDAIN, F.X.J.
    Traité Général des chasses à courre et à tir.

    Paris: Audot, 1822. 2 volumes complete, 8 inches tall. A most attractive set in half speckled calf with gilt pallets, large blue labels and delicate gilt centre tools. Armorial bookplate. Yellow edges and interesting endpapers. With 36 engraved plates. Described by Thiebaud (522) " Un des livres de chasse les plus agréablement illustrés de cette époque". In the original French.

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  • EXTRAORDINARY VERSE IN STUNNING VICTORIAN FULL MOROCCO
    Hunting Songs, Ballads, &c. by WARBURTON, R.E. Egerton
    WARBURTON, R.E. Egerton
    Hunting Songs, Ballads, &c.

    Chester: J.Seacombe & London: Baldwin and Cradock, 1834. Full morocco, 8.75 inches tall. A beautiful binding by Bickers with gilt raised bands, very fine floral gilt tooling to the panels and a triple gilt fillet framing the boards. Top edge gilt. Armorial bookplate of Sir William Bass. Striking and sometimes fantastic full page engraved plates.

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  • ENTERTAINING EXTRA ILLUSTRATED DELUXE EDITION IN HALF MOROCCO
    Fifty Years of my Life. by ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    ASTLEY,Sir John Dugdale, Bart.
    Fifty Years of my Life.

    London: Hurst and Blackett, 1894. 2 volume set, 9 inches tall. A splendid half morocco by Riviere with gilt raised bands, 'hunting, shooting and fishing' gilt centre tools to the panels and gilt top edges. Bookplates. With a total of 33 plates. Inscribed by the author to his brother. Subscriber's special copy. These entertaining reminiscences contain the first recorded appearance of the phrase "like a duck to water".......I always took to shooting like a duck to water.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED WORK IN STUNNING FULL RED MOROCCO
    Hunting Reminiscences. by NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.).
    NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.).
    Hunting Reminiscences.

    London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1843. Full morocco, 10 inches tall. A beautiful copy bound by Riviere with gilt raised bands and superb floral gilt tooling around a classic pomegranate centre tool. Triple gilt fillets frame the boards, dentelles and all edges gilt. Original cloth cover bound in. The text comprises the memoirs of the Masters of Hounds; Notices of Crack Riders; and Characteristics of the Hunting Countries of England. With 32 illustrations by Alken, Wildrake and Henderson, including 9 engraved plates of Meets.

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  • FINELY ILLUSTRATED EDITION IN FULL MOROCCO
    'Down the Road' or Reminiscences of a Gentleman Coachman. by REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    REYNARDSON, C.T.S. Birch
    'Down the Road' or Reminiscences of a Gentleman Coachman.

    London: Chapman & Hall, 1887. Full morocco, 8 inches tall. A most good looking full morocco by Leighton with gilt raised bands, gilt tooled panels, dentelles and all edges. A charming work with 12 colour plates. Very slight scuffing to the boards, an excellent copy. With the bookplate of Alfred Freiherr de Rothschild of Halton House, Bucks..

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  • CHARMING ANECDOTAL WORK IN SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    Sporting Scenes and Country Characters. by MARTINDALE (WHITE, Charles)
    MARTINDALE (WHITE, Charles)
    Sporting Scenes and Country Characters.

    London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1840. Full morocco, 8 1/4 inches tall. A really splendid binding by TOUT with raised bands, classic hunting gilt centre tools within a cartouche and delicate gilt borders. Similar exquisite gilt tooling and quadruple fillets frame the boards. Fine woodcuts throughout. Slight marking to the boards, overall a lovely copy.

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  • CLASSIC COUNTRY TALES IN FULL CRUSHED MOROCCO BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Gamekeeper at Home. by JEFFERIES, Richard
    JEFFERIES, Richard
    The Gamekeeper at Home.

    London: Smith, Elder, & Co., 1896. Full morocco, 7 inches tall. A beautiful binding in full crushed morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands and superb field sport centre tools framed in the panels. The same centre tools adorn the boards around an ornate decorated panel. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Armorial bookplate. Charming frontispiece and vignettes by Charles Whymper. A fine copy of one of Jefferies works in which the great English naturalist depicts various aspects of English rural life.

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  • COLOUR PLATES IN FINE FULL CALF BY MORRELL
    The Chace, The Turf, and the Road. by NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.)
    NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles J.)
    The Chace, The Turf, and the Road.

    London: John Murray, 1870. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A very fine Victorian binding by Morrell with gilt raised bands, triple labels and equine gilt centre tools to the panels. Triple gilt fillets and corner tools frame the boards. Gilt dentelles and all edges. Delicate vignettes and 14 hand tinted engravings by Alken. A smart copy of this charming work.

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  • FINE PRINTING ON HAND-MADE PAPER IN HALF MOROCCO
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green. by SOMERVILE, W
    SOMERVILE, W
    Hobbinol, Field Sports, and the Bowling Green.

    London: R. Ackermann, 1813. Half morocco, 12 inches tall. A tall, elegant half morocco by Hatchards with raised bands and gilt framed panels. Gilt top edge. Finely printed on hand-made paper with delightful engraved vignettes throughout. Slightly rubbed and scuffed.

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  • SPLENDID FULL MOROCCO
    The Sportsman’s Library. by MILLS, John
    MILLS, John
    The Sportsman’s Library.

    Edinburgh: Tait, 1845. Full morocco, gilt, 8.5 inches tall. A splendid binding with gilt raised bands, 'hunting, shooting and fishing' centre tools to the panels and large gilt devices to the boards framed within gilt fillets and corner tools. All edges gilt. With 10 fine lithographs. Spine slightly faded and light foxing to the portrait. Neat ink inscription '.........on leaving Eton 1857' on first blank.

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  • HAND COLOURED ENGRAVINGS IN FINE FULL CALF BY ZAEHNSDORF
    The Chace, The Turf, and The Road by NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles, J.)
    NIMROD (APPERLEY, Charles, J.)
    The Chace, The Turf, and The Road

    London: John Murray, 1870. Full calf, 7.5 inches tall. A fine binding by Zaehnsdorf with gilt raised bands, twin labels and floral gilt tooling to the panels. Gilt dentelles and top edge. Slight fading to the spine. With hand coloured engraved frontispiece, colour engraved title page and 14 hand coloured engraved plates by Alken. Delicate vignettes throughout. Original cloth bound in. A lovely copy of this classic title.

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  • SPLENDID COPY IN FINE FULL CALF
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour by SURTEES, Robert Smith
    SURTEES, Robert Smith
    Mr. Sponge’s Sporting Tour

    London: Bradbury and Evans, 1853. Full red calf, 8.5 inches tall. A very fine copy in pristine condition. Bound with gilt raised bands, labels and delightfully tooled gilt panels framing a centre tool of riding cap, stick and whip. Gilt dentelles and top edge. First edition. With hand coloured full page engravings by John Leech.

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