First Edition

Sporting Scenes and Sundry Sketches; Being the Miscellaneous Writings of J. Cypress, Jr. [William Post Hawes]. Edited by Frank Forester.

New York: Gould, Banks & Co, 1842.

First edition. Four plates, plus a few woodcuts pasted in on blanks by a previous owner. 2 vols. 12mo. First Edition. Original brown cloth, blind stamping to both covers, spine lettered in gilt, hinges cracked, extremities worn, some internal foxing. BAL 8068; Van Winkle pp. 82-3; Wright I, 1138 (Hawes). Item #15161

The first book appearance of the pseudonym “Frank Forester” (a transparent one, as Herbert's name appears as author of the opening section, “Memoir of the late William P. Hawes, Esq.”); “Cypress” was Herbert's friend William P. Hawes.

Price: $150.00