8vo, pp. [2 (blank)], xix, , 344, with colour frontispiece and 13 plates (of which 5 in colour with tissue guards); likely lacking one guard; a very good copy in publisher’s half vellum with marbled sides, gilt red morocco lettering-piece to spine, top-edge gilt, others unopened, green endpapers; very slightly dust-stained, end-caps lightly bumped.
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Reminiscences of a Huntsman … a new Edition with Illustrations.
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