British Preserve with Etchings from Drawings by S. Howitt

London: Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1823. Original Edition. Hardcover. Green blind-stamp cloth/boards; gilt vignette decoration on front cover. Brown (perhaps age-toned) cloth spine with gilt lettering and decoration. Hand-colored/illustrated title page. 72 leaves, including 36 bw plates, all hand-colored to some degree and with tissue guards. AEG. Spine missing, but all other parts present, but covers detached, and content is separated into 3 parts. Text free of extraneous marks but with some age toning to edges. Plates clean but with age toning, and some with light damp staining, to margins (nothing affecting plates). Item #158852

36 beautiful plates of all sorts of wildlife, of which 36 are British game birds. With a page of annotations for each (by Charles Armiger) facing the tissue-guarded plate. This book is a candidate for either rebinding or for having the plates framed with the descriptions mounted on the back.

OCLC: 37953736

Price: $475.00 save 10% $427.50

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