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SALE NUMBER 1646
ON PUBLIC EXHIBITION FROM MONDAY, MARCH TWENTY-SEVENTH
A WELL-KNOWN COLLECTOR
THE VERY RARE AMERICAN TURF REGISTER, 1829-44
ALKEN, GEORGE CRUIKSHANK
FROM THE FAMOUS GILBEY COLLECTION
THE PROPERTY OF
TO BE SOLD
MONDAY AND TUESDAY EVENINGS
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
[MITCHELL KENNERLEY, PRESIDENT]
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET, NEW YORK
CONDITIONS OF SALE
All bids to be PER LOT as numbered in the Catalogue.
The highest bidder to be the buyer. In all cases of disputed bids the lot shall be resold, but the Auctioneer will use his judgment as to the good faith of all claims and his decision shall be final.
Buyers to give their names and addresses and to make such cash payments on account as may be required, in default of which the lots purchased to be immediately resold.
Goods bought to be removed at the close of each sale. If not so removed they will be at the sole risk of the purchaser, and subject to storage charges, and The Anderson Galleries, Incorporated, will not be responsible if such goods are lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed.
TERMS CASH. If accounts are not paid at the conclusion of each sale, or, in the case of absent buyers, when bills are rendered, this Company reserves the right to recatalogue the goods for immediate sale without notice to the defaulting buyer, and all costs of such resale will be charged to the defaulter. This condition is without prejudice to the rights of the Company to enforce the sale contract and collect the amount due without such resale at its own option. Unsettled accounts are subject to interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum.
All books are sold as catalogued, and are assumed to be in good SECOND-HAND condition. If material defects are found, not mentioned in the catalogue, the lot may be returned. Notice of such defects must be given promptly and the goods returned within ten days from the date of the sale. No exceptions will be made to this rule. Maga+ zines and other periodicals, and all miscellaneous books arranged in parcels, are sold as they are, without recourse.
Autograph Letters, Documents, Manuscripts and Bindings are sold as they are, without recourse. The utmost care is taken to authenticate and correctly describe items of this character, but this Company will not be responsible for errors, omissions, or defects of any kind.
BIDS. We make no charge for executing orders for our customers and use all bids competitively, buying at the lowest price permitted by other bids.
Priced Copy of this Catalogue may be secured for fifty cents for each session of the sale.
THE ANDERSON GALLERIES
PARK AVENUE AND FIFTY-NINTH STREET
TELEPHONE PLAZA 9356
1. A’BECKETT (GILBERT ABBOTT). The Comic History of England. With 10 colored etchings, and 120 woodcuts, by John Leech. 2 vols., 8vo, three-quarter green morocco, gilt panelled backs, gilt tops, uncut. London, 1847-8
FIRST EDITION. Fine copy, with the advertisements at end of each volume.
2. ESOP, pseud. Sporting Reminiscences of Hampshire. From 1745 to 1862. 12mo, cloth, uncut.
London: Chapman and Hall, 1864
3. ALKEN COLORED PLATES. HUNTING. A Series of 7 highly colored Sporting Plates, by Henry Alken, as follows:
Each plate, measuring 9 by 12 inches, inlaid to imp. 4to size, and bound in three-quarter crimson morocco.
Very attractive and humorous series. Rare.
London: S. & J. Fuller, 1815
QUALIFIED HORSES AND UNQUALIFIED RIDERS, in a series of 7 humorous finely colored plates by Henry Alken. With the rare leaf of explanation. Oblong 4to, half morocco. London, 1815
SHOOTING DISCOVERIES, or THE MISERIES OF SHOOTING, in a series of 7 finely colored plates by Henry Alken. FIRST ISSUE. Oblong 4to, half morocco. London, 1816
6. DRIVING DISCOVERIES: Being hints to young and inexperienced Drivers, in a series of 7 finely colored plates by Henry Alken. FIRST ISSUE. Oblong 4to, half morocco with label on side. London, 1817
HUNTING DISCOVERIES, or, THE MISERIES in a series of 7 finely colored plates by Henry Alken. Oblong 4to, half morocco.
FIRST ISSUE. London, 1817
8. SOME DO, AND SOME DO NOT; IT IS ALL A NOTION. series of 7 brilliantly colored hunting plates by Henry Alken, with the rare leaf of explanation. FIRST ISSUE. Oblong 4to, half morocco, with label on side.
THE RARE FIRST ISSUE OF ALKEN'S "BRITISH
9. ALKEN COLORED PLATES. The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. Emblematic frontispiece and 50 magnificent plates in colors by Henry Alken, engraved in aquatint by I. Clark. Imp. folio, full contemporary morocco, gilt and blind tooled back and sides, gilt edges. London: Thomas McLean, 1820-21
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the colored title page dated 1820. This issue is of excessive rarity, nearly all copies of the first edition bearing the later date on both titles. "The National Sports of Great Britain' is unquestionably the most important and most famous work of the great sporting artist, Henry Alken; and also one of the most difficult to find in complete and perfect state, as on account of the large and beautiful plates, many copies have been broken up and the plates framed.
A trip to Melton Mowbray. Being a series of 14 finely colored plates by Henry Alken, depicting scenes by the way, and Fox Hunting at Melton. Neatly mounted on six cards and matted. Oblong folio. London, [c. 1820]
Originally published as a panorama to go in a cylindrical box. The above is a complete copy of the earliest issue and mounted on cards for greater convenience, the impressions being most brilliant. One of Alken's finest works and of the utmost rarity, few complete copies being known.
WITH BRILLIANT COLORED PLATES
11. ALKEN COLORED PLATES. The Sporting Repository, containing :
Trotting and Tandem Matches
Anecdotes on Sporting Subjects, interspersed with Essays, Tales and a Great Variety of Miscellaneous Articles. 19 colored plates by Henry Alken and I. Barenger, engraved by G. Hunt and lithographed by Lahee. 8vo, crushed green levant morocco, emblematically tooled back, line borders, gilt top, uncut, by Bickers.
London: Printed for Thomas McLean, 1822
FIRST EDITION OF THIS SHORT-LIVED PERIODICAL, WITH THE RARE SERIES OF COLORED PLATES, CHIEFLY BY HENRY ALKEN. ALL BRILLIANT IM
The volume comprises Nos. 1-6 inclusive of Vol. 1, from Jan. 15 to June 15, 1822. Of the plates but 5 are by Barenger, THE REMAINDER BEING BY ALKEN.
Alken (Henry). Moments of Fancy and Whim. Parts 1 and 2 complete. 14 Plates (7 to each part, including frontis