Howitt, Samuel (1756 – Somers Town 1822). Shooting Anecdote(s), India. Spitting Bengal tiger under a fern, angrily barked at by the dog / Bengal tiger attacking a riding elephant. 2 sheet. Aquatints by Henri Merke (Niederweningen, canton Zurich, c. 1760 – after 1820) in their original coloring. Inscribed: Howitt del. / Published & Sold Jany. 1st. 1813, by Edwd. Orme, Bond St./Street, London. / Merhe (sic!) sculpt., otherwise as above. 7⅛ × 9-9⅛ in (18 × 23-23.2 cm).
Tooley 225, 44 + 224, 17. – From the 1819 2nd and 1814 1st edition resp. of FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS , Schwerdt I (1928), 177 ff.: “The coloured plates … especially those drawn by Howitt, are fine, both as regards draughtsmanship and colouring … (The book) is sure to increase in value … ”. – The wide white margin a little age-spotted here and there, sheet 2 with trace of sealing-wax in the right lower corner. – Sheet 1 on especially strong paper.
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