London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837. Second edition. Hardcover. Very Good. H. Alkan, T.J. Rawlins. 206 pages. 5 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. Red morocco binding, gilt lettering on spine, ruled gilt on cover, floral gilt inner dentelle, 5 raised bands, gilt emblems in compartments, marbled end papers, illustrated in color- 18 colored aquatint plates- drawn and etched by Henry Alken and aquatinted by E. Duncan. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD+: light wear overall to spine and covers, lower spine end a bit more worn to edges, upper corners bent, leather still supple, pages and illustrations clean, binding tight. NOTE: this volume was rebound by Reviere, possibly late 1890s, with original cloth covers and spine on pages in rear. Comes in half morocco slipcase (slight wear to spine) with detachable cloth inner sleeve. Sports, RGR.
London: John Murray, 1843. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. L. Haghe, T. Landseer, & S. Williams. 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. xvii, with preface, errata, contents, index of illustrations, and 298 pgs of text, plus adverts on single pg. In original green cloth binding with blind-stamped rules and decoration on cover with gilt otter devouring a salmon, mermaid on back cover, and gilt lettering and eagle on spine. 13 color lithographs and 9 B&W vignettes, all accounted for in this copy. RARE original cloth binding of the first printing of this desirable book. A custom clamshell case has been made for it c. 1920, in dark green linen with the title in gilt lettering on spine, with 1843 date, a very nice case is very good condition, lined in matching green paper. Illustrations by L. Haghe, T. Landseer and S. Williams from paintings by Sir David Wilkie, Edwin Landseer, Charles Landseer, William Simson, and Edward Cook. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; corners are bumped as are ends of spine. Very little edge wear, covers very clean with a few slightly paler areas to front. Spine is slightly faded, with 1" tear to upper rear of spine. Front hinge is slightly weak, with fine crack inside, ditto rear hinge, though it is much firmer. Mild foxing to endpapers and some pgs, also to the borders of the illustrations, though the illustrations themselves are very clean and good. Text overall very clean and fresh, and binding very solid with no loose pgs. In brown ink at top of title pg is the name Augustus Frederick Thistelhwayte, Dec 14th, 1880. A lovely copy in rare original binding, and carefully stored for nearly a century in a fine clamshell case.
5 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. xiii, 51 pgs. Red cloth boards with paper label on spine. Many B&W photo illus. First edition. Condition is VERY GOOD ; upper front corner very bumped, others good, some wear to ends of spine. Binding tight, covers and upper edge of text block somewhat darkened. Text very clean. DJ condition is GOOD+ ; some wear and chipping to edges and small tears at top and spine. No price to clip. Covers clean but somewhat darkened at edges, spine darkened. Quite rare in the original dustjacket. Sport. RGR.
6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. xiv, 198 pgs. Quarter cream paper with green cloth boards. Hunting horn on front cover, gilt lettering on spine. Color portrait frontis, several B&W illus. Has original Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; corners and edges not bumped or worn, covers perfect, spine lovely, binding tight. Text has some yellowish spotting to about 15 pgs, and to sides of text block. Very clean overall, and fresh. Has original slipcase with printed paper label. Sport. Bio. RGR.
London: the London and Counties Press Association Ltd., 1913. Limited ed. Hardcover. Very Good. 10 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. xii, 413 pgs. Limited edition of 750 copies, of which this is No. 667. Full brown crushed morocco with gilt rules and blindstamped lettering on cover and spine. Numerous full-pg color and B&W illustrations, all present. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD ; corners slightly worn, top of spine worn and frayed down 1/4 inch. Light rubbing to edges. Leather very clean and unblemished, with two minor indentations to back. Binding tight and text is exceedingly clean and fresh. A lovely copy with wonderful plates. Scarce. Sport. RGR.
221 pages. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Black cloth binding at spine with mottled green paper boards, gilt lettering on spine, several b&w illustrations. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: light wear overall, edges of text block lightly tanned, pages and plates clean, binding tight, book plate of Robert K. Cassatt on ffep as well as Cassatt's name in ink. Condition of the dust jacket is GOOD: wear overall- heaviest at top spine end with several small tears, spine and rear cover lightly darkened, a few small light stains on rear cover, rear cover corner missing. Sports, RGR.
256 pages. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Yellow cloth binding, black printing, illustrated throughout in b&w. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: very light wear overall, edges and spine faded, corners a bit more worn, edges of text block tanned, pages clean, binding tight, book plate of Robert K. Cassatt on inside of front cover. Condition of the dust jacket is GOOD: wear to edges - esp. top edge with several tear, top spine end missing piece, rear corner torn, spine and cover faded, price clipped. Sports, RGR.
385 pages. 7 x 10 1/4 in. White paper binding with color printing, several b&w illustrations. Condition of the book is GOOD+: light wear overall, front hinge starting to crack at front cover, edges of text block lightly foxed, spine lightly faded, pages and plates clean, binding sound, book plate of Robert K. Cassatt and ink inscription on ffep. Condition of the dust jacket is GOOD: wear overall- heaviest at top spine ends with several small tears and small pieces missing, spine lightly faded, light foxing overall, price clipped. Sports, RGR.
178 pages. 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Green cloth quarter binding with teal paper boards, gilt lettering on spine. Condition of the book is VERY GOOD: wear and soiling to covers and spine- several light scuff marks to rear covers, spine lightly faded- gilt lettering worn, edges of covers lightly darkened, pages clean, binding sound. Sports, RGR.
6 1/4 x 9 1/4 in. 215 pgs. Green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. B&W illus. Comes in bright red cloyh-covered slipcase with printed paper label on front. Condition is NEAR FINE ; as new, with one minor ding to lower front edge. Text and binding perfect. Slipcase as new. Limited edition of 1450 copies. Sport. RGR.
6 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. xi, 409 pgs. Red cloth boards with blindstamped horses on cover, gilt lettering on spine. B&W illus. Condition is VERY GOOD ; corners and ends of spine bumped and slightly worn, spine quite faded with lettering illegible. Binding tight, text clean. Sport. RGR.
8 tipped in color plates with interleaving sheets in between + 2 pages of text. 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Heavy tan paper binding, black lettering on cover. Condition of the book is GOOD+: wear and soiling to covers and spine, top inch of spine end missing, corners and edges worn, spine and cover tanned overall, end papers with light soiling, pages and illustrations clean, binding sound. Sports, RGR.
5 x 7 1/2 in. 114 pgs. Red blindstamped cloth boards with gilt lettering and gent on horseback on cover, gilt lettering on spine. 6 color plates, including frontis, all present. Origanl cloth binding. Hand-colored engravings by John Leech. Condition of book is GOOD+ ; corners and edges worn, covers and spine faded, old repair to upper spine, both upper and lower spine missing some cloth, but overall a very nice copy of this scarce, delightful book, in original cloth. Binding is solid and text clean, with some faint browning and some very mild foxing to plates. Earlier owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Sport. RGR.
4 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. Vol 1 - vi, 241 pgs. Vol 2 - vi, 231 pgs. Green cloth boards with blindstamped decoration, gilt lettering on spine. B&W plates. Condition of books is GOOD+ ; corners bumped and worn, edges rubbed, ends of spine quite worn, covers clean. Spines darkened and lettering faded. Bindings tight. Some moderate foxing to text, with more at first and last pgs. Plates have light foxing which is only really noticable in their margins. Tissue guards present. Both vols have earlier bookplate on front pastedown. Sport. RGR.
5 x 7 1/4 in. 36 pgs. Yellow paper covers with red lettering. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; no wear, some fading around spine, binding tight, text perfect. B&W illus. Sport. Stacks.
5 x 7 1/4 in. 36 pgs. Brown paper covers with silver lettering. Condition is VERY GOOD+ ; no wear, some fading around spine, binding tight, text perfect. B&W illus. Sport. Stacks.
4 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. 30 pgs, plus miscellanies. Brown cloth boards with gilt lettering and fox on cover, gilt lettering on spine. Beveled edges, red tinted sides to text block. Numerous B&W plates, all present, with tissue guards. Condition of book is VERY GOOD ; cover has very light scuffing, no soiling, spine and its lettering moderately faded. Binding tight, text extremely clean, earlier owner's name in ink at top of title pg. Scarce. Sport. RGR.
6 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. 61 pgs. Numerous facsimile illus. Quarter tan cloth with heavy brown paper boards, label on cover and spine. Condition is GOOD ; corners worn, spine darkened, binding tight, text extremely clean. Some damn mouse has chewed a small area up on the lower spine, extending to covers. Sport. RGR.
6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. 99 pgs. Numerous B&W illus. Black cloth boards with yellow lettering, on cover and spine. Condition is NEAR FINE ; almost no wear to edges, covers and text extremely fresh, binding tight. A lovely copy. Sport. RGR.
6 x 9 1/2 in. Vol 1 - dedication pg, preface, list of plates, 535 pgs, plus 1 pg on 'Coursing'. Vol 2 - 378 pgs, plus pg on the publication with list of plates on the other side. Vol 3 (supplementary volume) contents, list of plates, 356 pgs. Deep cobalt blue full calf with gilt outer dentelle and tooled decorative border inside, 4 raised bands on spine with gilt lettering and ruled compartments. Marbled sides to text block. A contemporary binding. Vol 1 contains the requisite prints - title pg plus 19 plates, some are fold-out, Vol 2 and 3 contain the requisite title pg plys 42 plates. All are present as called for. First edition. Condition of books is GOOD ; corners, edges and sides of spine rubbed and somewhat worn, outer joints are just slightly cracked, as leather is a bit dry there. Covers evince some light scuffing, but the leather is lovely to the touch and blue still rich with no spots or fading. Bindings are tight in vols 1 and 2, ever so slighly loose in 3. Vol 1 has tear to lower rear spine and vol 3 to upper front. All spines have lost most of their gilding. All vols show mild foxing, to text and plates, but it is sporadic, with many pgs having no foxing at all, while the plates all have mild to moderate foxing. First signature in Vol 1 is detached, but present. A classic in a lovely, contemporary binding. Sport. RGR.