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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784–1851

The national sports of Great Britain / by Henry Alken ; with descriptions in English and French.

London : Published by Thomas McLean, 26, Haymarket. Printed by W. Lewis, Finch-lane, Cornhill, 1821.
Physical Description:
[2], 2, 2, [100] p., [51] leaves of plates. col. ill.; 50 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 71
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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With an added engraved title page: British sports, by Henry Alken. London, Published by Thomas McLean, Hay market, 1820.
With an added title page in French (on verso of the English title page): Chasse et amusements nationaux de la Grande Bretagne ...
Table of contents, preface, and the descriptions of plates in both English and French.
Four of Alken's original drawings reproduced here are now in the collections of the Yale Center for British Art (Department of Prints and Drawings, B2001.2.385-386, B2001.2.475-476).
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 111
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 32-33
Van Devanter, W. Checklist of books illlustrated by Henry Alken, 49
Tooley, R.V. English books with coloured plates, 1790-1860, 41
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in blind- and gilt-tooled red morocco.
Subject Terms:
Aquatints, Colored -- Specimens -- 1821.
Fox hunting -- Great Britain.
Horse racing -- Great Britain.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
Lewis, W. -- Printer.
McLean, Thomas -- Publisher.
Sports -- Great Britain.

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