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Parr, Frederick, 1806–1871

Myttonian feats : the sketches from nature / by Captain Parr ; furnished (along with many authentic anecdotes) to Nimrod (Charles Apperley, Esq.), for his work, "The life and death of John Mytton, Esq., of Halston Hall, Shropshire.".

[England] : [s.n.], 1835.
Physical Description:
[26] leaves : ill. ; 30 x 43 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 66
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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With the bookplates of C.F.G.R. Schwerdt and the Duke of Gloucester (Prince Henry William Frederick Albert).
Bound in red straight-grain roan. The endpapers are watermarked 1867, suggesting the volume was compiled and bound in that year.
Podeschi, J.B. Books on the horse and horsemanship, 149
Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, hawking, shooting, v. 2, p. 59-60
Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, p. 38-39
Comprises: Letterpress title leaf, 1 leaf of text, 3 original drawings by Captain Parr, 7 colored proof plates by Parr and Thomas J. Rawlins, and 14 colored plates by Henry Alken.
"A unique and highly interesting volume which contains a collection of original drawings by Captain Parr [i.e. Frederick Parr, 1806-1871], together with a number of proof plates of illustrations printed for 'Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton, Esq.,' which was published by Ackermann in 1835. Parr was evidently disappointed by Apperley ("Nimrod") the author, and claims to have been the originator of most of the illustrations, being assisted by T.J. Rawlins who supplied the figures. According to the title [of the present work], Parr not only provided sketches taken from nature but also many authentic anecdotes. At the end of a biographical notice of Mytton he states that he forwarded a design for the title, together with twelve other illustrations to Apperley for insertion in the second issue of the 'Memoirs,' conditionally that certain exclusions were to be made, a reservation which was unhandsomely ignored. A mystery attends this statement because the eighteen plates included in the second edition are inscribed by Henry Alken and Rawlins without any mention being made of Captain Parr. The plates were undoubtedly drawn by Alken who probably benefitted by the captain's suggestions."--Schwerdt.
Subject Terms:
Ackermann, Rudolph -- Publisher.
Eccentrics and eccentricities -- England -- Biography.
Henry, Prince, Duke of Gloucester, 1900-1974 -- Bookplate.
Hunting -- Great Britain.
Mytton, John, 1796-1834.
Parr, Captain.
Schwerdt, C. F. G. R. (Charles Francis George Richard), 1862-1939 -- Bookplate.
Shropshire (England) -- Biography.
Watercolors -- 1835.
Armorial Bookplates (Provenance)
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1835.
Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851, ill.
Duncan, Edward, 1804-1882, engraver.
Rawlins, Thomas J., ill.
Nimrod, 1778-1843. Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton.

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