Lot 7: SPORTING NOVELS. 3 WORKS IN 9 VOLUMES, 1842-1877 (9 VOL.)
October 20, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: i) Smart, Hawley. Bound to Win – A Tale of the Turf. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877, 3 volumes, 8vo (188 x 120mm.), FIRST EDITION, original green cloth lettered in gilt on spine and with design in black on upper cover, collector’s green cloth slipcase [Sadlier 3067], some browning and spotting, extremities slightly rubbed, lower hinge of volume two split; ii) [Carleton, John William]. Hyde Marston; or, a Sportsman’s Life. London: Henry Colburn, 1844, 3 volumes, 8vo (204 x 116mm.), FIRST EDITION, original brown cloth-backed boards with paper labels on spine, some spotting and browning, extremities worn; iii) [Wilson, John, "Christopher North"]. The Recreations of Christopher North. Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood, 1842, 3 volumes, 8vo (199 x 123mm.), FIRST EDITION, advertisements at the end of volume 2, original green cloth, covers decorated in blind, covers lettered and decorated in gilt [not in Sadleir or Wolff], A FINE COPY (9)
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Provenance: iii) William Macmath FSA, ownership signature dated 1888 on front endpaper of volume 1, bookplates; I. J. Whitefoord Mackenzie, bookplate