The Analysis Of The Hunting Field; Being A Series Of Sketches Of The Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming A Slight Souvenir Of The Season, 1845-6. Robert S. Surtees.

The Analysis Of The Hunting Field; Being A Series Of Sketches Of The Principal Characters That Compose One. The Whole Forming A Slight Souvenir Of The Season, 1845-6

London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1846. Alken, Henry. First edition. Hardcover. 326 pages. Six hand-colored plates by Alken, with additional pictorial vignette title, and forty-three illustrations on wood engraved by Cook. GORDON RAY p.36, said of Alken, "He worked in color aquatint in a style akin to that of Rowlandson and the early George Cruikshank, passing from the broader caricature in his early books to a more sober recording of the passing scene in his later." Moderate foxing to first few text leaves, light to moderate toning beyond, plates clean, four pages of adverts at rear. Orig. green cloth with pictorial front cover in gilt, sharp and bright. Front cover design replicated on back cover in blind. Aeg. Near fine in custom cloth slipcase. Item #18467

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