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The Analysis of the Hunting Field.



The Analysis of the Hunting Field; Being a Series of Sketches of the Principal Characters that Compose one. The whole being a slight Souvenir of the Season, 1845-6. With Numerous Illustrations, by H. Alken.

Engraved frontispiece, title and five plates after Alken, all with original hand-colouring, and 43 wood engravings in the text.

First Edition. [249 x 155 x 29 mm]. [4]ff, 326pp. Bound in contemporary half red calf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels with gilt and blind pallets, lettered in the second on a green label, the others tooled with a hunting trophy, marbled endleaves and edges. (A little rubbed). London: by [Cook and Co. for] Rudolph Ackermann, 1846.

Some light foxing or browning, and the plates are rather browned (though the hand-colouring is still bright). A good copy in an attractive binding.

Bookplate of Oliver Collett.

Stock no. ebc3426

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Price: £400