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Alken, Henry Thomas, 1784-1851.

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

Additional Title(s):

British sports

Chasse et amusements nationaux de la Grande Bretagne

London : Published by Thomas McLean, 26, Haymarket. Printed by W. Lewis, Finch-lane, Cornhill, 1821.
Physical Description:
[4], 2, 2, [100] p., [51] leaves of plates col. ill.; 50 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2011 72
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Information
With an added engraved title page: British sports, by Henry Alken. London, Published by Thomas McLean, Hay market, 1821.
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.
A second impression of the letterpress matter; thirteen of the leaves bear numerical signatures (see Podeschi). Includes frontispiece (Plate [1]) not present in first issue. Added engraved title page is dated 1821.
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. 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. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 41
BAC: British Art Center copy with added engraved title page dated 1821. Bound in blind- and gilt-tooled red roan.
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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