Place Published: London
Publisher: Published by Rudolph Ackermann Cook and Co. Printers and Engravers, 76, Fleet Street
Date Published: 1846
Edition: 1st Edition
Binding: Hard Cover
First edition, first issue. , 326,  pp. A very handsome book, near fine condition. Illustrations by Henry Thomas Aiken. Six colour aquatint plates and coloured additional engraved title page (dated November 19, 1846); 43 wood engraved text illustrations by Cook. Plates engraved by J. Harris. 6 x 9-1/2 inches, full dark green Morocco, 5 raised bands on the spine, title and author’s names stamped in gilt on the spine, all edges gilt. 2 leaves of publisher’s advertisements at the end; also bound in is the original cloth cover from the upper board. Stamped on the bottom of the front pastedown in gilt: “BOUND FOR CHAS. J. SAWYER. LTD. LONDON.
Charles J. Sawyer Bookseller (1876-1931), whose archives are at the Grolier Club in New York, was a London-based bookseller firm specializing in the finest books. With publisher F.J. Harvey Darton, Sawyer co-wrote English Books 1475-1900, an illustrated guide to English book collecting. Contents: The master: month, October -- Adjourned debate: the master at Cottonwool's -- The master (continued) -- The master (concluded) -- The huntsman -- The huntsman (continued) -- The whipper-in -- The whipper-in (concluded) -- The earth-stopper – The groom -- The groom (continued) -- The groom (concluded) -- Peter Pigskin -- The farmer -- Elijah Bullwaist, the blacksmith -- The squire -- Lord Evergreen, with some thoughts on tuft hunting -- Captain Shabbyhounde, the steeple-chaser -- Captain Shabbyhounde (concluded) -- Lady foxhunters: Sir Rasper Smashgate and Miss Cottonwool -- Colonel Codshead, or, The close of the season.
Robert Smith Surtees (1805-1864) was an English Victorian novelist of the chase and the creator of Mr. Jorrocks, one of the great comic characters of English literature.
Full 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 1845-46
On consignment with LDRB.
Near Fine. Item #9019