Williamson, Captain Thomas & Howitt, Samuel
Williamson, Captain Thomas & Howitt, Samuel
Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East; and Exhibiting, in a Novel and Interesting Manner the Natural History of the Elephant, the Rhinoceros, the Tiger, Etc
Edward Orme1807
This is the 1st 4to edition with hand-coloured plates (preceded only by the extremely rare oblong folio in parts 1805-7), this edition much superior to the 1808 edition wihich was illustrated with tinted plates. 2 volumes in 1. 2 engraved title pages and 40 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates; light spotting in places, mostly marginal with closed marginal tear to pp.17-18 not affecting text, hinges cracked. Contemporary full embossed morocco binding with spine in seven compartments and with two morocco labels, gilt lettering and decoration, rebacked retaining original spine, some wear - mostly to edges. All edges finished in gilt. Collation:- frontis to vol.1, xiv, [2], 306pp, 20 plates; frontis to vol.2, [4], 239pp, [11 index], 20 plates. Abbey 427 and 431.
Size: Large 4to - 340 x 247 mm
binding: Full Leather