Item #19625 The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6. R. S. Surtees.
The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6
The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6
The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6

First edition, First Issue, of Surtees's Hunting Classic

The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being A Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose One. The Whole Forming a Slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6.

London: Published by Rudolph Ackermann, 1846.

First edition in book form, first issue, with titles and preface dated 1846 and with three of the plates dated Nov. 9th. Illustrated by Henry Alken, with hand-colored title page, frontispiece and five other colored plates, and 43 wood engravings in the text. 1 vols. 4to. First edition, First Issue, of Surtees's Hunting Classic. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards, panelled spine, sprinkled edges, covers rubbed, else fine; with Ackermann's 191 Regent Street label on front pastedown, with the armorial bookplate of Robert Fiennes Hibbert, and signature of Geo. D. Hibbet, Chalfont Tooley 470, Schwerdt II, p. 232-33; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 359. Item #19625

An internally fine copy of the classic work; Tooley notes “There are early states of some of the plates with the imprint dated Nov. 9th not Nov. 19th”; in this volume there are three such early states.

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