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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

Sporting discoveries, or, The miseries of shooting / in a series of seven plates ... by Ben Tally-Ho.

Additional Title(s):

Sporting discoveries

Miseries of shooting

[London] : [Published by S. and J. Fuller], [1816]
Physical Description:
[7] leaves of plates : all ill. ; 28 x 38 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 54
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Not Evaluated
Ben Tally Ho is the pseudonym of Henry Thomas Alken.
Cover title.
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, 45
BEIN JJn16 4p: Cover-title wanting; title taken from C.F.G.R. Schwerdt, Hunting hawking shooting, London, 1928, vol. 1, p. 23.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in red half morocco and red cloth. Lack cover title.
Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed), 57
Subject Terms:
Aquatints, Colored -- Specimens -- 1816.
Caricatures and cartoons -- Great Britain -- 19th century.
English wit and humor, Pictorial.
Great Britain -- Social life and customs -- Pictorial works.
Hunting -- Great Britain -- Caricatures and cartoons.
S. and J. Fuller -- Publisher.
Satire, English.

  • A simple discovery. Having spent an almost sleepless night
  • A common discovery. Having lost your dog
  • A trifling discovery. Having mark'd a bird over the hedge
  • A troublesome discovery. Having taken out a brace of pointers for a day on trial
  • A fatal discovery. Having fllush'd a bird suddenly on the side of a hedge
  • A curious discovery. Having positively promised a friend some game
  • A painful discovery. Having your dog call out lustily on the other side of a fence.

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