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Lot 311: [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819

1014: Rare Books & Manuscripts

by Addison & Sarova Auctioneers

05 November 2016

Macon, GA, USA

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  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
  • [Hand-Colored Plates] Oriental Field Sports, 1819
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Description: Williamson, Thomas. ORIENTAL FIELD SPORTS OF THE EAST; BEING A COMPLETE, DETAILED, AND ACCURATE DESCRIPTION OF THE WILD SPORTS OF THE EAST. London: for Thomas McLean. 23" x 18". Color frontis and 16 hand-colored plates (of 40), wanting text pages 67-72, and 89-92, one text leaf with paper repair to top margin. Sold as collection of plates. In period crimson straight-grained morocco boards, boards detached, spine-strip lacking, various chips and scuffs, contents loose. Most plates with some soiling and thumbing to margins, most with offsetting of text to plates (and vice versa), one plate with long tear and one plate with short marginal tear (both repaired on verso with paper.) Sold as collection of plates, As-Is. ********************************** Incomplete, yet a remarkable collection of plates. "The most beautiful book on Indian sport in existence" (Schwerdt). "The book is not only a mine of information as to the manners, customs, scenery, and costume of India, but contains one of the finest series of sporting plates ever published" (Hardie). [Hardie, English Colored Books 135–36; Schwerdt 2:297]

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