London: Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, 191, Regent Street, 1843.
Alken, Henry. First edition with Alken's plates, second edition of text. 15 hand-colored illustrations drawn and etched by Henry Alken. 1 vols. 8vo. Hand-colored sporting plates. Full red morocco, stamped in gold on spine and cover, gilt edges. Original dark green publisher's cloth binding (spine, front, and back covers) bound in at rear, by Bayntun, Riviere, spine slightly sunned. An exceptionally clean and bright copy with brilliant coloring. Tooley 471; Biscotti, Six Centuries of Foxhunting, p. 358-59. Item #313824
The book first appeared in the New Sporting Magazine (Vols. I-VII), then in book form, in America in 1838 and 1839 with 12 Phiz illustrations, then here in 1843 with the incomparable Alken illustrations. Widely considered the best edition, this copy preserves the original dark green publisher's cloth binding, spine and all, in three leaves at the end of the volume, giving a look at its original format.
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