“ The coloured lithographs are good ”
Three of which on Fish , of the Text 83 Pages
King, W(illiam). Ross. The Sportsman and Naturalist in Canada, or Notes on the natural history of the game, game birds, and fish of that country. With
6 beautiful chromolithographs
by W. L. Walton for Hanhart as well as 13 wood engravings. London, Hurst & Blackett, 1866. Large 8vo. XVI pp., errata slip, 1 l. index of ills., 334 pp. Green orig. cloth with gilt spine and front cover, this with large gilt moose vignette. Uncut.
Schwerdt I, 284; Sabin 37857; Westwood p. 127. – Not in Nissen, Souhart & Staton/Tr. – First edition. – Title, contents, and chapter contents in red & black, section headlines in red. – Quite isolated tiny fox spots, one plate foxed verso with but few spots penetrating the wide white front margin. Leading edges and capitals slightly pushed and rubbed resp. Otherwise fresh and with wide margins.
Carefully revised edition with both bound-with errata page with 3 and bound-with errata slip with 8 cor-rections and with
two hunting ex-libris
one showing a rich collection of arms including bibliophile interest, the other kind of a shooting stage to-gether with hunting prints. – The plates showing winged game and (3) fish were valued by Schwerdt as “The coloured lithographs are good”. – The three almost equal sections treating game, winged game, and fish. And all the fine reminder of space & beauty.
Offer no. 11,777 / EUR 404. / export price EUR 384. (c. US$ 464.) + shipping
„ Habe heute Ihre Sendung dankend erhalten. Freue mich schon, das Buch meinem Mann … zu Weihnachten zu schenken. Liebe Grüße aus … am Dachstein “
(Frau K. G., 12. September 2007)