Folio, pp. [8 (blank)], xxviii, , [1 (blank)], 36, , [3 (blank)], with 5 hand-coloured lithographic plates; title and 4 part-titles with vignettes and coloured by hand, numerous vignettes in text, frontispiece signed by the artist; contemporary purple morocco, boards filleted in blind to a geometric design, spine richly gilt and lettered directly, top-edge gilt; sunned and a little bumped, a few very small scuffs, nonetheless a very good copy.
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Rural Sports, together with the Birth of the Squire and the Hound and the Huntsman … with an Introduction by Owen Culbertson.
Limited edition, numbered 94 of 200 copies for sale, signed by the artist. A handsome edition with hand-coloured illustrations by the sporting watercolourist Gordon Ross (1873–1946).
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