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Title Orme's collection of British field sports / illustrated in twenty beautifully coloured engravings from designs by S. Howitt.
Creator Howitt, Samuel, 1765?-1822, ill.
Contributors Clark, J., 1789-1830, engraver.
Craig, W. M. (William Marshall), approximately 1765-approximately 1834, engraver.
Godby, J. (James), active 1798-1812, engraver.
Merke, Henri, engraver.
Swaine, John, 1775-1860, engraver.
VivareĢ€s, Thomas, approximately 1735-approximately 1810, engraver.
Orme, Edward, publisher.
Additional Titles Collection of British field sports
British field sports
Classification Books & serials
Imprint [London] : Published Jany. 1, 1807 by Edwd. Orme, 59, Bond Street, the corner of Brook Street, London, [1807-1808]
Physical Description [2] leaves, 20 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 47 x 59 cm.
Full Orbis Record

Aquatints by James Godby, Henri Merke, William Marshall Craig, J. Clark, Thomas Vivares, and John Swain; after Samuel Howitt.

Originally published in ten parts. Within these parts, the plates were not published in numerical order (see Snelgrove).

Plates are dated 1807 or 1808.

The titles of the plates are given in English and French.

Abbey, J.R. Scenery, 14

Snelgrove, D. British sporting and animal prints, 105-106

Podeschi, J.B. Horse and horsemanship, 86

Schwerdt, C.F.G.R. Hunting, II, p. 53

Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 273

Siltzer, F. Story of British sporting prints (2nd ed.), p. 164

BAC: British Art Center copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards. Early state: plates 2 and 9 have an overslip correcting a misprinted title; plate 18 unnumbered.

BAC: British Art Center copy 2 is the first issue, with misspellings of "Raceing" and Coursing" on plates 2 and 9; plate 18 unnumbered. The list of plates is bound in at the end. Bound in contemporary red quarter morocco and original marrbled board boards; with publisher's original printed illustration on front cover (the same as that used on the wrappers of the original parts).

BAC: British Art Center copy 3 (the Podeschi copy) is in the original parts, in blue-gray wrapper covers, with illustrated cover labels. Early state: plates 2 and 9 have an overslip correcting a misprinted title; plate 18 unnumbered.


Shooters going out in a morning -- Horse racing -- Fox hunting -- Fox hunting, 2nd -- Stag hunting, 1 -- Stag hunting, 2 -- Hare hunting, 1 -- Hare hunting, 2 -- Coursing, 1 -- Woodcock shooting -- Pheasant shooting, 1 -- Pheasant shooting, 2 -- Partridge shooting, 1 -- Partridge shooting, II -- Grouse shooting -- Snipe shooting -- Rabbit shooting -- Duck shooting -- Hare shooting -- Fox hunting.

Call Number Folio B 2011 32 Copy 2
Folio B 2011 32 Copy 3
Folio B 2011 32 Copy 1
Collection Rare Books and Manuscripts
Subject Terms Sporting prints.
Sports -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Sports in art.
Hunting in art.
Form Genre Terms Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1807.
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