London: Thomas McLean, 1821. Item #05105
A Fine Set of Six Hand Colored Etched Plates
Depicting the Humorous Adventures of Two Inexperienced Gentleman Riders…
ALKEN, Henry. A Set of Six Plates on Horse Riding by Henry Alken 1821 [cover title]. London: Thomas McLean, 1821.
Oblong folio (12 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches; 324 x 450 mm.). Specially printed title-page Six fine hand-colored etched plates, all plates window-mounted on stubs. (platemark size: 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches; 200 x 247 mm.). All plates with imprint "London, Published Aug. 1st 1821, by Thomas McLean, Haymarket". A few of the plates with very slight darkening to left-hand blank margin, not affecting image.
Bound ca. 1960 in three quarter dark blue morocco over light gray boards decoratively ruled in ruled in gilt. Front cover with large rectangular dark blue morocco label decoratively bordered and lettered in gilt. Spine with five raised bands, decoratively ruled and lettered in gilt, white endpapers, edges speckled blue.
The humorous adventures of two inexperienced gentleman riders…
3. Perfectly Satisfied.
From the estate of Arnold “Jake” Johnson (1930-2017) of Bozeman, Montana. A true bibliophile, Johnson was an inveterate collector of rare items related to travel, expeditions in India and Africa, English sporting and color-plate, 19th century big game hunting, and Western Americana. To be offered in a series of sales, the Collection comprises hundreds of rare books, hand-written accounts of hunting expeditions, striking examples of 19th century photographic travel albums, and elusive bibliographies and facsimiles of major works.
Not in Abbey; Not in Mellon/Podeschi; Not in Schwerdt; Not in Siltzer; Not in Tooley;.