Rural sports. Volume II. Fishing.
Item ID 70384
London, Longman, Hurst, Reese & Orme, 1812. 4to (27.8 x 21.5 cm). Stipple-engraved, hand-coloured title page (dated 1807), letterpress title page to the volume, [iv], 445 pp.; 19 engraved plates of which 18 finely hand-coloured and one plain (as intended). Contemporary full-grained morocco. Spine with five gilt-ornamented double raised bands, vignettes and title. Boards extensively hand-tooled and with rich gilt borders containing images of lions, owls, beehives, squirrels and various other mammals and birds. Gilt dentelles. Olive endpapers. All edges gilt. A sumptuously bound copy of the complete fish (angling) section of this well-known rural sports book by the Reverend William Barker Daniel (1754-1833). This is the second volume of the second edition, published in three volumes between 1807 and 1813. Earlier, a two-volume edition was published. This coloured quarto edition is very rare. Octavo and/or uncoloured editions are far more common. The plates are superbly coloured. Front free endpaper with a repaired tear; a few spots, otherwise in very good condition. Mulder-Bosgoed, 3983; Nissen ZBI, 1034. Not in Dean. Very rare coloured edition in a very fine binding