Deerstalking in Scotland in the 1870s: Crealock’s magnum opus
[Deerstalking Portfolio, comprising:] Among the Red Deer, Sketches from Nature in the Forest [and:] The Happy Hunting Grounds of Loch Luichart [and:] In the Forest of Balmacaan, [First Series] [and:] n the Forest of Balmacaan, Second Series. [Cover title:] Among the Red Deer.
London: Published by George Hogarth Turner, [1870-1874].
Only edition. Each work with illustrated title page with mounted photograph. 239 photographic plates of drawings mounted on 109 sheets, with printed or photographic captions. With descriptive letterpress accompanying each work. 1 vols. Folio. Deerstalking in Scotland in the 1870s: Crealock’s magnum opus. Contemporary half brown morocco, morocco label to upper cover, a.e.g. Some traces of rubbing slight bumping to extremities, occasional light spotting. Very good OCLC lists 4 locations in multiple records (NLS, Durham, UC Berkeley, Metropolitan Museum of Art). Item #346282
A superb set of the rare deerstalking albums of career soldier Henry Hope Crealock (1831-1891), who served in Crimea, India, China, and in the war in Zululand. His sketches from the field of battle were published in the Illustrated London News. He was a noted shot and spent considerable portions of his leave stalking in Scotland, and produced a remarkable record of the sport in Victorian times. The four portfolios, issued by George Hogarth Turner, are photographic reproductions of Crealock’s drawings and vignettes, usually captioned and keyed to the narrative accounts of the stalks or a list of the illustrations. In the Forest of Balmacaan has a letterpress folio dedication page with list ofplates; for others of the portfolios, the text was issued as a separate pamphlet; in this copy these texts are mounted on the album leaves.
Comprising: Among the Red Deer, Sketches from Nature in the Forest, title leaf, 2 pages mounted letterpress and 80 mounted plates (most with printed captions) on 28 leaves; The Happy Hunting Grounds of Loch Luichart, title leaf, 4 pages mounted letterpress and 55 plates (26 with printed captions, 14 captioned in ink) on 21 sheets; In the Forest of Balmacaan, [First Series], title leaf, 2 pages letterpress and 27 plates (22 with printed captions) on 15 sheets; In the Forest of Balmacaan, Second Series, 4 pages mounted letterpress and 78 plates (title illustration and 77 images numbered by hand, most with photographic captions) on 29 sheets.
Deer-Stalking in the Highlands of Scotland (1892) is a later, smaller format memorial compendium edited by his brother and issued as a printed book. While the portfolios are sometimes, uncommonly, encountered individually, it is rare to see a complete set.
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