London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, Paternoster-Row, 1822-28.
Alken, Henry. First Edition, with rare Number for June 1828 and the leaf of Errata in Volume II. Illustrated with 152 plates, many of them hand colored, by Henry Alken, Samuel Alken, Robert Cruikshank, Thomas and Edwin Landseer, etc., and 214 woodcuts in the text and including wood-engraved additional titles. With half-titles. 13 vols. 8vo (8-1/2 x 6 inches; 215 x 150mm). Uniformly bound in full tan polished calf by Riviere, spines gilt with red and green morocco labels, all edges gilt. Very occasional foxing to plates. A fine set Schwerdt I, pp. 32-5; Tooley 64; Podeschi A12; Cohn 32; Slater p. 9. Item #267937
One of the great appeals of this journal is the breadth of subjects covered. The primary emphasis is on hunting, shooting, and the turf, but its reach extends to such less fashionable pursuits as swimming and gymnastics; the angler will find much of interest here. A superb, prime set of this important sporting journal, complete in 13 volumes, WITH THE RARE JUNE 1828 NUMBER, (the last issued, of which only a small number were published), the January to June title page for 1828, half titles where called for, and the errata page in Vol. 2. PLUS The Turf Herald and Turf Guides for 1824-1827. A fresh, clean set, beautifully bound.
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