4 Prints: "The Hog Deer at Bay", "Hunting an Old Buffalo" (Number 25), The Tiger at Bay" & "Hog Hunters Meeting by Surprise a Tugress and her Cubs." FROM : 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. . . undomesticated animals. . . interspersed with a variety of origianl, authentic, and curious anecdotes BY Captain Thomas Wiliamson.

London: Edward Orme, Printseller to His Majesty Henri Merke was principal engraver, 1807.

Price: $1,500.00

About the item

Howitt, Samuel. from the First edition. 4 colored aquatint plates Number 25, by H. Merke after Samuel Howitt's Drawings. 4 vols. Image 14-1/2 x 18-1/2 inches. Uniformly framed and glazed in curly maple. Some fading and browning. Abbey Travel 427; Nissen ZBI, 4416; Schwerdt, vol. II, p. 297; Tooley (1954), 508.

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Williamson spent 20 years in Bengal. Howitt was the brother-in-law of Thomas Rowlandson. British Sporting Artists, 165 "The most beautiful book on Indian Sport in Existence. Another edition was published in 1808. It is greatly inferior to the First edition."