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.

By: Surtees, Robert Smith

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Book Condition: Very Good


First Edition. Seven hand-colored aquatint plates, including frontispiece and extra title, forty-three woodcuts engraved by Cook and CO. 4to; 26 cm. vi-326 pages.


Handsomely bound by Morrell in Full crimson morocco leather; Four raised spine bands with tittle and decorations; Dentelles embellished Doublures to marbled endpages. Original cloth and spine bound-in at rear. Bindings tight and square. Text clean, toned with scattered foxing. Moderate handling wear.


This is one of Surtees few non-fiction works, taken from the sporting newspaper Bell's Life in London during the fox hunting season of 1845-6.


Robert Surtees was an English editor, novelist and sporting writer. He left for London in 1825, intending to practice law in the capital, but had difficulty making his way and began contributing to the Sporting Magazine. "His Novels are pre-eminebt in the annals of sport".[ Kunitz]


Henry Thomas Alken was an English painted and engraver chiefly known as a caricaturist and illustrator of sporting subjects and coaching scenes.


REF: Tooley: 470; Prideaux; Nevil: 31; Kunitz: 597; Roy Young, Catalog: 236; Higginson: 55; Smith: 433.

Title: 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.

Author Name: Surtees, Robert Smith

Illustrator: Alken, Henry

Categories: TRAVEL, GEOGRAPHY & EXPLORATION, 19th CENTURY LITERATURE and WORKS, LEISURE, SPORT & ENTERTAINMENT,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Rudolph Ackermann: 1846

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: None Issued

Type: Book

Seller ID: 009674

Keywords: Fox hunting; Hunting -- Great Britain; Hunting; English Country Life,