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Harris, William Cornwallis, Sir, 1807-1848.

Portraits of the game and wild animals of southern Africa : delineated from life in their native haunts, during a hunting expedition from the Cape Colony as far as the Tropic of Capricorn, in 1836 and 1837, with sketches of the field sports / by Captain W. Cornwallis Harris ... ; drawn on stone by Frank Howard

London : Published for the proprietor, by W. Pickering ..., and to be had of P. & D. Colnaghi ..., W. Wood ..., and T. Cadell ..., 1840.
Physical Description:
[2], vi, [6], 175, [1] p., XXX leaves of plates : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 61 cm. (fol.)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
In Process Folio B 2015 17
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Abbey, J.R. Travel in aquatint and lithography, 1770-1860, 335
BEIN SSz14fg 137: Variant without printer's statement on added engraved t.p. P. [1]-[6] misbound between p. [iv] and [v]. Armorial bookplate: William Stevens Richardson. Bookplate: Sir Jonathan E. Backhouse, Bart. Bookseller's label: Thomas Thorne, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Binder's stamp: Bound by Hering 9 Newman Street.
BEIN 1974 Folio 14: Variant with printer's statement on added engraved t.p. Bookseller's label: William Potter, Liverpool.
"Binding : Five Parts, original buff wrappers, front wrappers reproducing letterpress title, but dated 1840, 1841, 1841, 1842 respectively, while part 2 omits London in the imprint and part 5 gives Pickering's address as Piccadilly instead of Chancery Lane ... Work contains "tinted lithograph vignettes (one tint), coloured and heightened with varnish. Lithographed vignettes, uncoloured ..." cf. Abbey, J.R., Travel in acquaint and lithography 1770-1860, Folkestone, 1972, v. 1., no. 335, and Tooley, R.V., English books with coloured plates 1790 to 1860, London, 1978, no. 247.
Added engraved t.p., with vignette in colors.
Variant has "Printed by Hallmaudel & Walton" at foot of added engraved t.p.
Subscription list: p. [3]-[5].
Subject Terms:
Backhouse, Jonathan E. (Jonathan Edmund), Sir, 1849-1918 -- Bookplate.
Big game hunting -- Africa, Southern.
Game and game-birds -- Africa, Southern -- Pictorial works.
Mammals -- Africa, Southern -- Pictorial works.
Richardson, William Stevens -- Bookplate.
Safaris -- Africa, Southern.
Zoology -- Africa, Southern -- Pictorial works.
Subscription lists (Publishing) -- England -- London -- 1840.
Booksellers' labels (Provenance) -- Thomas Thorne.
Booksellers' labels (Provenance) -- William Potter.
Binders' stamps (Binding) -- Hering.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Howard, Frank, 1805-1866, ill.

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