SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Annals of Sporting by Caleb Quisem and his various correspondents.

London: Thomas Tegg, c. 1809.
Slater pg 8; Wright 1259; Bobins III 1192.
London: Thomas Tegg, c. 1809.

12mo; recent ½ calf with marbled boards; spine comprised of 5 compartments of blind raised bands; single gilt fillet to boards; gilt to spine; Ex-libris on paste down end paper (loose). Title page with hand coloured vignette of a man falling off of a winged horse and 28 hand coloured caricatures including frontis by T. Rowlandson after H. Bunbury and Woodward. P. frontis title blank (8) 1-104. An excellent example; plates and text are clean and crisp. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Caleb Quizem Esq. 2. Title page vignette. 3. The True Method of sitting a Horse Mathematically Delineated. 4. Marian, The Maid of Mim. 5. Costume of Hogs Norton. A Back front View of Miss Dickinson's new dress. 6. Costume of Hogs Norton. The Morning Dress of a Lady and Gentleman of Hogs Norton. 7. The Bucephalus Riding Academy for grown Gentlemen (folding plate.) 8. Game Wigs. A Long Bob / A Short Bob / A Black Scratch / A Physical Tie / A Sir Cloudesley Shovel / A Three Tier. 9. Game Wigs. A Cauliflower / A Full Bottom / A Short Que / A Long Que / A Rose Bag / A Full Bag. 10. Hounds. Rugged and Tough / The Lyon Hound. 11. Hounds. The Black Straddler / The Short legg'd Shag Hound. 12. Mathematical Horsemanship. Mr Ralph Marrowbone, forming an obtuse angle. 13. Mathematical Horsemanship. Tom Timorous, forming an Acute Angle. 14. Mathematical Horsemanship. Dicky Diaper, forming a Right Angle. 15. Mathematical Horsemanship. Tobias Slender, forming a Diameter. 16. Mathematical Horsemanship. Mr Benjamin Bukskin, & his horse performing their evolutions within the Circumference of a Circle. 17. Mathematical Horsemanship. Mr Robert Rasp, letting fall a perpendicular from his saddle. 18. Fashionable Furniture at Hogs Norton. Chimney Ornaments / Improved Trencher / Hogs Norton Recess / Fashionable looking Glass / Fashionable Clock. 19. Fashionable Furniture at Hogs Norton. The Stocking Sweep / Colonade of Sheets / Fashionable Table / Cobweb frieze / Sarcophagus Celeret or Coal Scuttle / Fashionable Chair. 20. The Bailiffs Hunt. The Second Escape. 21. The Bailiffs Hunt. Going Out in the Morning. 22. The Bailiffs Hunt. At Fault. 23. The Bailiffs Hunt. The Pursuit. 24. |The Bailiffs Hunt. In Full Scent. 25. The Bailiffs Hunt. Breaking Cover. 26. The Bailiffs Hunt. The Siesure. 27. The Bailiffs Hunt. Double and Squat. 28. How to Vault from the Saddle.