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piece), each plate containing a number of smaller scenes, depicting humorous incidents of domestic life in city and country, horses, cattle, costumes, sports, soldiers, etc., etc. 2 vols., oblong 4to, each in the original printed wrappers, the 2 enclosed in a cloth folding London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823
Fine copy, very rare in the original wrappers.
13. Tutor's Assistant, containing a variety of amusing scenes. 6 Plates, each containing many smaller scenes of humorous incidents connected with school and domestic life, highly colored, by Henry Alken. Oblong 4to, original printed wrappers, in cloth folding case. London: Thomas M'Lean, 1823
Fine copy, rare in original wrappers.
14. A SERIES OF 6 FINELY COLORED PLATES BY HENRY ALKEN, COMPRISING: The Prospect of Hunting, The Reality of Hunting, Learning to Drive a Dennett, Learning to Drive Tandem, Comparative Knights. As they are, and as they were. Oblong 4to,
London, 1823-4 VERY SCARCE. Bound up with this volume is Fuller's 4 page catalogue of sporting books.
Shakespeare's Seven Ages of Man. Drawn and engraved by Henry Alken. 7 large finely colored plates, as follows:
The Sixth Age
The Last Scene of All
Oblong 4to, three-quarter blue levant, leather label, gilt top. London: E. & C. McLean, June, 1824 FIRST EDITION of this extremely rare series, in superb condition.
16. A Touch at the Fine Arts: Illustrated by 12 full-page humorous and highly colored plates, with descriptions, by Henry Alken. Royal 8vo, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gold line borders on sides, gilt panelled back and broad inside dentelle borders, gilt top, with the advertisements and the original printed wrappers preserved and bound in at end.
London: Thomas M'Lean, 1824
FIRST EDITION. A fine clean copy.
17. Ideas, Accidental and Incidental to Hunting, and other Sports; caught in Leicestershire, etc. The full series of 42 full-page highly colored plates, (4 inlaid), by Henry Alken. Imp. 4to, full crimson straight-grain morocco, gold lines and blind tooled borders on sides, panelled back, gilt edges.
London: Thomas M'Lean, 1826-30
FIRST ISSUE. Fine copy of this exceedingly rare series of humorous sporting plates. Very few copies have the full number of 42 plates, but this one is complete, with the plates in splendid condition.
A Steeple Chase. A Series of Beautiful Sporting Prints, six in number, aquatinted in brilliant colors, drawn and engraved by Henry Alken. The titles are as follows:
1. The Start. "Off they go with White for choice."
5. Covering a Strong Bullock fence down.
6. The Winner,-"and to such Wondrous doings brought his horse."
Oblong 4to, each plate measuring 93% by 12% inches, minute pinhole in some plates, each matted. In cloth folding case.
Very fine set of this RARE SERIES. London: S. & J. Fuller, 1827
19. (Apperley, C. J.). Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq.. of Halston, Shropshire, . . . With Notices of his hunting, shooting, driving, racing, eccentric and extravagant exploits. By Nimrod. With numerous illustrations by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Second Edition, reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine. Engraved title, and 18 brilliantly colored full-page plates. Large 8vo, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gold line borders on sides, panelled back, and inside borders, advertisements and original cloth covers preserved and bound in at end. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837
Fine copy of the Second and best edition, containing 18 plates. The first edition contained only 12 plates.
20. (Apperley, C. J.). The Life of a Sportsman. By Nimrod. With 36 beautiful full-page brilliantly colored plates by Henry Alken. Thick royal 8vo, original blue cloth, with gilt vignettes on back and front cover, original yellow end papers, restored at hinges, gilt edges, as issued, with the 8 pages of advertisements at end. In cloth case.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1842
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the four mounted plates in the front part of the volume. It is said that these plates were not ready in time to be printed on plate paper when the volume was first issued, and are therefore mounted. The volume is clean and crisp throughout, and the plates, which are among the finest ever executed by Henry Alken, are in brilliant state.
21. (Surtees, R. S.). The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that compose one. The whole forming a slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6. With numerous illustrations by Henry Alken: title-page and 6 full-page brilliantly colored plates, and also 43 illustrations on wood. Royal 8vo, original red cloth, gilt sporting title vignettes on front cover and back, one hinge strengthened, back slightly faded, original light canary end papers, gilt edges, as issued.
London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1846 FIRST EDITION. Fine copy, with text and plates in fresh clean condition.
The National Sports of Great Britain. With descriptions in English and French. With 50 fine colored plates. Folio, half red morocco, gilt top, uncut. New York, 1904
23. Sporting Sketches; consisting of Subjects relating to Sports of the Field, as Horses, Dogs, Fox Hunting, Shooting, etc., etc. Engraved title and 36 pages in black and white (somewhat foxed and some edges frayed). IN THE ORIGINAL 6 PARTS, oblong 4to, original printed wrappers.
London: S. and J. Fuller, [1817-8]
VERY SCARCE IN THIS STATE.
ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY HENRY ALKEN
24. ALKEN (HENRY). Collection of 6 exquisite Original Colored Drawings by Henry Alken, depicting Arab horses and horsemen, upon their native plains. Each drawing matted. Bound in an oblong 4to volume, full brown levant, gold tooled back and inside borders, gilt edges, by Riviere. 1829
These drawings are remarkable as being out of the ordinary sphere to which Alken devoted his art. The beauty and grace of the Arabian horse is well shown.
25. A COLLECTION OF 8 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, EACH SIGNED. Various sizes, each mounted and matted to size, neatly hinged and bound in one volume, oblong 4to, full crimson levant morocco, gilt panel sides, gilt back. By Riviere.
The Drawings comprise: A sportsman with gun and three dogs, Pigsticking (2), Dead game and hound, A horse and two hounds, Snipe, Pheasants, Spaniel. Beautifully finished drawings from the collection of Sir Walter Gilbey.
26. A COLLECTION OF 5 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, EACH SIGNED. Each drawing mounted and matted to size, neatly hinged and bound in a volume, oblong 4to, full blue levant morocco, gilt panel sides, gilt back. By Riviere.
Fine exquisite drawings done to illustrate the old Nursery Rhyme, "A Frog He Would a-Wooing Go." From the collection of Sir Walter Gilbey.
A COLLECTION OF 9 ORIGINAL DRAWINGS, EACH SIGNED. Various sizes, each mounted and matted to size, neatly hinged and bound in one volume, oblong 4to, full crimson levant morocco, gilt panels, gilt back. By Riviere.
Magnificent specimens of Alken's best work from the collection of Sir Walter Gilbey. The drawings comprise: Pheasants, Three Deer, trees in background, Deer attacked by a Staghound, A Pointer, Mail Coach in a Snowdrift, Mail Coach in the Snow, Pheasants, with trees in background, Snipe and Spaniel, Man Shooting Snipe, two dogs.
28.  Hints to Purchasers of Horses. 18mo, original pictorial boards (back worn).
London: Printed for Charles Knight, n. d. The designs on front and back covers are by Henry Alken.
29. ALKEN (S.). A series of 4 magnificent colored aquatint engravings of sporting subjects measuring 2712 by 11 inches. By G. Maile and T. Sutherland after S. Alken. Oblong folio in cloth folder. London, 1823
Magnificent impressions of an excessively rare set with full margins.
30. ALKEN AND SUTHERLAND. Hunting. A Series of 4 colored prints etched by Henry Alken, aquatinted by T. Sutherland. Titles as follows:
Meeting at Cover.
Each plate measuring 734 by 26 inches. Oblong folio, matted.
Excessively rare series, and in very fine state.
AMERICAN SPORTING PERIODICAL OF GREAT
31. AMERICAN TURF REGISTER AND SPORTING MAGAZINE. Full-page steel engravings. Vols. 1-15. IN THE ORIGINAL PARTS AS ISSUED. 15 vols., 8vo, wrappers, uncut. In cloth slip cases. Baltimore and New York, 1829-1844
OF EXCESSIVE RARITY. It was Edited and published by John S. Skinner, and in consequence of the nature of the publication, IT IS DOUBTFUL
IF A PERFECT COPY CAN EVER BE OBTAINED.
The present copy is in a remarkable state, considering the ephemeral nature of the work and its reference value, and while some of the wrappers are worn and a plate or two loose, it is IN ALL PROBABILITY AS NEARLY PERFECT A COPY AS WILL EVER BE OFFERED. We give as follows the major defects:
Vol. 1. Nos. 5, 7, and 11 missing, three covers and one plate lacking. 2. Two covers lacking.
Vol. 3. One plate and two covers trimmed.
Vol. 8. Index and Title-page missing.
Vol. 10. No. 9. missing.
Vol. 11. One plate missing.
Vol. 12. No. 4 missing.
Vol. 13. Lacks four covers and title-page to Vol. 12.
Vol. 14. Lacks title-page and Index for Vol. 13.
Vol. 15. One plate missing.
This oldest and most important American Sporting Periodical was founded in September, 1829, by John S. Skinner. In his Introduction to No. 1, Volume 1, he said: "The want of a repository in this country, like the English Sporting Magazine, to serve as an authentic record of the performances and pedigrees of the bred horses will be admitted by all, . The longer we remain without such a Register, the more difficult will it be to trace the pedigrees of existing stock and the more precarious will its value become. Sensible for years past of the danger which in this way threatens property of so much value and persuaded that