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Recreations in Natural History; Or, Popular Sketches of British Quadrupeds: Describing Their Nature, Habits, and Dispositions, and Interspersed with Original Anecdotes; Embellished with Numerous Engravings and Wood Cuts, from Portraits of Living Animals, Painted by the First Masters.

Description:
pp. xvi, 367, (i) Directions to Binder. Frontispiece and 22 plates, all on India Paper, 46 text vignettes, all wood cuts. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, spine gilt in panels, all edges gilt, some snags and scuffs to the boards, some of the plates with a small damp-mark in the top inner corners, one plate with a marginal tear into the India Paper but not the image, this plate also with an old repair [early stamp edging!] along the lower plate mark, two other plates splitting along the lower plate marks, the occasional marginal mark and damping, overall a good - very good copy.

*Very scarce in any format, but especially on Large Paper with plates on India; the text vignettes are by LUKE CLENNELL, after whom some of the larger plates are engraved. However, Reynolds Stone reckons that some of the woodcuts are by Clennell's fellow-apprentice, EDWARD WILLIS. Both of these artists worked in Bewick's establishment, whose influence is obvious. The subjects include all domesticated animals - DOG - CAT - HORSE - COW - ASS - SHEEP etc. See SUSIE GREEN Dogs in Art.

William Clarke and others. London.

Date Published: 1815. 4to. LARGE PAPER.

Stock No. 63465

Price: 400.00

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