SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BLEW, William.
Robert Vyner.
Notitia Venatica : A Treatise On Fox-Hunting.

London: George Routledge and Sons, 1910.
London: George Routledge and Sons, 1910.

Limited Edition A New Edition; Illustrations: 12 tissue guarded hand coloured illustrations by Henry Alken. Dimensions: 270 x 180 mm (11 x 7 inches) - 238pp; 184pp. Attractive green hardback cloth cover with vignette gilt fox decorations to upper board; gilt top edge; title and gilt devices to spine; Good condition plus,without dust wrapper. Cover very lightly rubbed and bumped. Browning to end papers; some spotting to page ends. Contents tight. Coloured plates in order: Volume 1. 1. Frontispiece. Fox Hunting - The Stream. 2. Hunter & Hounds. 3. "He was actually roasted & brought to table". 4. "One favourite actually jumped upon the horses quarters & licked his master's face". 5. "A dreadfyl bore to one who is not an admirer of the symetrical". 6. "My first brush". Volume 2. 7. Frontispiece. Fox Hunting - The Start. 8. "And sure enough he didi come attended by his 3 sons". 9. "Ned the whipper-in descended with great gallantry". 10. "It was a deep woodland where we found". 11. "A man climbs part of the way up the tree, & holds under him some damp straw or hay which is lighted". 12. Fox Hounds - The Finish.