Lot 61 of 218:
The Life of a Sportsman by Nimrod  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$1,800
Estimate:
$1,200 - $1,800

Title:
The Life of a Sportsman by Nimrod

Author:
Nimrod [Apperly, Charles James]

Place:
London

Publisher:
Rudolph Ackermann

Date:
1842

Description:

viii, 402 pp. 36 hand-colored plates, including frontispiece and additional title page, by Henry Alken. (8vo) 23.5x15.5 cm (9¼x6¼") full red morocco, bordered in gilt, gilt leaf devices at corners, spine gilt, gilt dentelles, all edges gilt. Expertly rebacked with the original spine leather laid down. Publisher's spine cloth bound in at rear. First Edition, First Issue.

First issue with four mounted plates with titles beneath. Considered by some to be among the premier colored sporting books of the 19th century. Tooley 65.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Small chip to front free endpaper; near fine.


 
Item number:
274718
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