Item #40200 The Life of a Sportsman. With Thirty-Six Coloured Plates Illustrations by Henry Alken. Charles James. By Nimrod APPERLEY, pseud.

The Life of a Sportsman. With Thirty-Six Coloured Plates Illustrations by Henry Alken.

London. Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co. 1914. Soft cover. sm4to. 26cm, xi,401p., with 36 coloured plates including frontis & half title, captioned tissue guards, heraldic bookplate, a fine bright copy. (Tr) Attractive coloured sporting prints by Henry Alken; primarily fox hunting & horse racing. A reprint of the first edition, 1842 with Nimrod's original Preface - "a half-true, half fictitious story. to portray the character of an English gentleman attached to the sports and pastimes of his country." Charles James Apperley "Nimrod" (1777-1843) was a Welsh sportsman and sporting writer to "The Sporting Magazine" Item #40200

Price: $300.00