Williamson's Oriental Field Sports 1st Quarto Edition

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Lot 262: Author: Williamson, Thomas. Title: Oriental Field Sports; Being a Complete, Detailed, 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, the Leopard, the Dear, the Deer, the Buffalo, the Wolf, the Wild Hog, the Jackall, the Wild Dog, the Civet, and Other Domesticated Animals; as Likewise the Different Species of Feathered Game, Fishes, and Serpents. Place Published: London. Publisher: Edward Orme. Date Published: 1807. Description: 2 volumes. xvi, 306, (2) ; (vi) , 239, (12) pp. 2 additional illustrated title pages; 40 hand-colored plates after Samuel Howitt. (4to) 32.5x23.5 cm (123/4x9 1/4") early full straight-grain red morocco, elaborate borders in gilt and blind, gilt diamond-shape panel on boards, spines gilt, all edges gilt. First Quarto Edition. Spectacular series of plates of big-game hunting in the Indian wilds. Preceded by a folio edition in 1807. Tooley 510. Bookplate of James C. Dewar of Vegry. Condition: SOme scuffing to leather, restorations to spines, hinges cracked, light foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $3000-$5000
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