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Hardback, 8.5 x 6 inches. Quarter bound in white vellum to spine and corners, and marbled paper to boards. Leather label to spine lettered in gilt. Dark green endpapers. Top page edges gilt. In overall very good condition. Cover quite heavily darkened, edges rubbed, bumps to center edges of front board Small chip to marbled paper on bottom front corner. Spine label rubbed. Neat glue repair to front hinge with neat inscription to front endpaper “Iain, from Moira with Love, Sept. 17. 1961.” No penned inscriptions. Some minro darkening to tissue guards else pages and plates all very clean, bright and tight throughout, no marks or spots to pages. Some very minor spots to endpapers. Else a very good clean and tight copy. 304pp. Illustrated with 10 B&W full-page engraved plates. (All Tissue-guarded.) Thornton was a keen sportsman. Thoroughly English, but an inveterate Francophile, it was his privilege, during the height of the Napoleonic Wars, to be allowed to travel and hunt in France, where he met Napoleon himself. After Waterloo, Thornton settled in France, ending his days in Paris in 1823.
Title: The Art of Deer-Stalking. Illustrated by a narrative of a few day’s sport in The Forest of Atholl. With some account of The Nature and Habits of Red-Deer. And a short description of The Scottish Forests, Legends, Superstitions, Stories of Poachers and Freebooters, etc. Illustrated with Engravings and Lithographs. A New Edition. “The Sportsman’s Library,” No. 5, Edited by Herbert Maxwell.
Categories: Sports & Pastimes,
Publisher: London, Edward Arnold, 1897:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 83837
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