The Chace, The Turf, and the Road. With a Gift Inscription by the Author. For full description see below - after all photographs.
First Edition [ALKEN, Henry, illustrator]. With Illustrations by Henry Alken, and a Portrait by D. First edition in book form, originally serially published in the Quarterly Review. Octavo (8 3/4 x 5 3/8 in; 223 x 135 mm). Xx, 301pp, [1, printer's slug], [18, separately numbered publisher's catalogues] pp.
Thirteen partially hand-coloured plates, some in aquatint, with tissue guards, and plain, stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece. Elegant half leather binding, green cloth boards, gilt titles and decoration. The signed page has been laid onto another page or rebacked.
A devoted fox-hunter, around 1821 Apperley began to contribute a series of articles to The Sporting Magazine, under the pseudonym of "Nimrod, " that covered horse races, hunt meets and other sporting events. His references to the personalities of the people he knew or met at such events helped to double the circulation of the magazine within a few years. Pittman, the proprietor of The Sporting Magazine, gave Nimrod a handsome salary and defrayed all the expenses of his tours. He also gave Nimrod a stud of hunters. To avoid imprisonment, Apperley moved to Calais in 1830, where he supported himself by writing.
Apperley is best known for his two books, The Life of a Sportsman, and Memoirs of the Life of John Mytton, both of which were illustrated with colored engravings by Henry Thomas Alken. It's The Comet, &c. Spine - good condition - gilt titles and decoration, raised bands. Joints - good condition - minor wear. Boards - good condition - green cloth.
Page edges - good condition - top edge gilt. Hinges - good condition - good and solid.Paste downs - good condition - marbled. End papers - good condition - marbled. Title - good condition - heavily oxidised (foxed). Pages - good condition - some foxing, heavy to plates. Binding - good condition - attractive.
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