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A Sporting Tour Through Various Parts of France in the Year 1802 Including a Concise Description of the Sporting Establishments, Mode of Hunting and Other Field Amusements, as Practised in That Country, with General Observations on the Arts, Sciences, Agriculture, Husbandry, and Commerce: . . . (Two Volumes)

Thornton, Colonel Thomas

Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London, 1806
Condition: Very Good
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4to, 29.5 by 23 cm. lxvi, 168, [6], xii, 260, [6 -- including errata page] pp. Volume One has 24 plates, of which 5 are folding. Volume 2 has 30 plates, of which 6 are folding. Also two page plate of music score. Most plates are aquatints, with some being engraved. Plates are beautiful, many evocations of pastoral scenery, in addition to sporting related. Also costume plates depicting people of unsual professions. Also engraved vignette illustrations throughout. Full calf with Greek motived blindstamped band and gilt edge ruling. Minor starting and rubbing of joints. Calf has scuffs and a few tiny abrasions. Gilt rubbed on spine. Still an attractive contemporary binding. Scattered light foxing but mostly clean within. Also included are two bookseller invoices, one from 1846, the other, from 1876, for this book. Bookplate of Thomas Grahame in both volumes. Marbled endpapers. Bookseller Inventory # 004630

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Title: A Sporting Tour Through Various Parts of ...

Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, London

Publication Date: 1806

Binding: Full Calf

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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