Lot 49 of 576:
The Best of Sheep Hunting - Inscribed  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$250 - $350

Title:
The Best of Sheep Hunting - Inscribed

Author:
Batten, John

Place:
Clinton, NJ

Publisher:
Amwell Press

Date:
[1980]

Description:

2 volumes. Preface by Jim Rikhoff. Illustrated with drawings by Gorden Allen and color frontispieces from paintings by Carl Rungius and Henry Adamson from the author's private collection. (8to) 23x15.5 cm (9x6"), original gilt-decorated burgundy leatherette, spines lettered in gilt, decorative endpapers, attached ribbon bookmarks, all edges gilt, together housed in the publisher's slipcase. No. 8 of 1000 hand-numbered sets. Limited First Edition.

Signed by the author, Gordon Allen (illustrator) and Jim Rikhoff (President of the National Sporting Fraternity Limited) on the limitation leaf. Also inscribed on the limitation leaf by the author: "For my valued friend Basil Bradbury, as great and as keen a sheep hunter as the world has ever seen- and a great guy! John H. Batten, 7-28-80." Super item for a sheep hunter's library by a man whose name is a synonym for sheep.


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Condition:
Slight wear and rubbing to slipcase, light wear and rubbing to volumes; near fine.


 
Item number:
269641
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