Lot 515

BECKFORD, Peter (1740-1811). Thoughts upon Hunting.

Estimate: £70 - £100
Hammer price: £50
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BECKFORD, Peter (1740-1811). Thoughts upon Hunting. In a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend ... The Third Edition. Salisbury: E. Easton (and others), 1784. 4to (208 x 170mm). Half title, engraved allegorical frontispiece by Bartolozzi after Cypriani, 2 engraved plates at the end (some light mainly marginal spotting and staining). Later red crushed morocco gilt by Bayntun, the covers with gilt hunting motifs at each corner, the spine gilt in compartments with repeated hunting motifs, top edges gilt, others uncut (section torn away from top compartment, upper joints splitting. extremities rubbed, some staining). Gee Sportsman’s Library p. 8: “The corner-stone of a huntsman’s library”; Lowndes p. 142; Podeschi 64; Schwerdt I, 56 (references citing the first edition of 1781).


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