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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

The national sports of Great Britain / by Henry Alken ; fifty engravings, with descriptions.

Additional Title(s):

Alken's Sports of Great Britain

Sports of Great Britain

London : Printed for Thomas M'Lean, Haymarket, by Howlett and Brimmer, 10, Frith Street, Soho, 1825.
Physical Description:
vi p., [53] p., [50] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE960 .A4 1825+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
A different collection from the one published under the same title in 1821, in folio.
Publisher's printed spine label: Alken's Sports of Great Britain. Fifty Coloured Plates. Price three guineas.
Plates have imprint date of 1824.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 121
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 36-37
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 43
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illlustrated by Henry Alken, 45
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in dark red striated half morocco, and marbled boards.
Subject Terms:
Fox hunting -- Great Britain.
Horse racing -- Great Britain.
Howlett and Brimmer -- Printer.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
M'Lean, Thomas -- Publisher.
Sports -- Great Britain.
Soft-ground etchings -- Hand-colored -- 1825.

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