London: John Murray, 1839; 1843.
First edition of Salmon Fishing; new edition of Deer-Stalking. Illustrated by engravings and lithographs after paintings by Edwin and Charles Landseer and by the author, etc. 2 vols. 8vo. Publisher’s Copies, “from his very sincere friend, the Author”. Publisher’s full green morocco extra, a.e.g. Some rubbing to extremities, joints of Salmon Fishing tender. Each copy inscribed from the author to the publisher. Bookplate of Sir John Gilmour of Lundin and Montrave. Custom half morocco slipcase and cloth chemises Schwerdt II, pp. 154-5; Westwood & Satchell p. 191; Bibliotheca Salmo Salar 53. Item #239177
The two most celebrated Scottish sporting books of the early Victorian period, in an unparalleled association, inscribed from the author to his publisher, John Murray.
With an inserted autograph letter, signed, from Scrope to Murray dated 3 November 1844, discussing Southey, as well as D’Israeli’s Coningsby, which the author had just sent him. There is a highly interesting passage concerning Queen Victoria and the Prince Consort on their visit to Blair: “Her Majesty was very liberal to the domestics … to one she gave 100 £ & to her Pony Leader 50 £. But the unfortunate Prince was obliged to return every day to eat his Luncheon with Her Majesty, a Tyrrany, which to any woman but a Queen, was quite sufficient to cause a Divorce, a royal Exchange I should say.”
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