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Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography Antiquarian Books, Maps, Prints & Photography CAPTAIN W. S. HUNT (B. 1830)
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Brown’s Sporting Tour in India – A pictorial journal of that distinguished sportsman’s doings in the East, by Captain W. S. Hunt, London: Published by J. Hogarth, 5 Haymarket, 1865.
Engraved frontispiece + title-page + 1 leaf of dedication + 41 full-page engravings of caricatures with captions
Contemporary brown half-leather binding with a one-inch piece missing at head of spine. Gilt-title on spine. Oblong 4to / this is an uncoloured copy.
Compare: A hand-coloured copy sold at Cristie's September 2008 sale for GBP 1,375
Condition NotesInternally disbound but complete. A few early pages brittle along margins and occasional foxing along blank margins on some plates and some pinholes in gutters towards the end. A rather poor copy of a very rare book copy.