Oriental Field Sports of the East; Being a Complete, Detailed, and Accurate Description of the Wild Sports of the East, Second Edition, taken from the manuscripts and designs by Captain Thomas Williamson, drawings by Samuel Howitt, 1819. Printed by B. R. Howlett for Thomas McClean, London. Oblong folio, 145 marble edged pages with index, 40 hand colored aquatint plates after Samuel Howitt (from sketches by Williamson) by H. Merke, J. Hamble, and Vivares, hand painted half title page, rebound in three-quarter black pebbled leather with green pebbled leather sides, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. Illegible 1892 Calcutta inscription to interior. 17 1/4" H x 22 5/8" W x 1 3/4" D. Early 19th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso" He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including lot 66, a tray with Bengal Staff Corps inscription. CONDITION: Covers in worn condition with loss to leather, cracks, largest 3 1/2" to spine, corners bumped. Pages with toning/toning impression, acid burn, foxing spots, creases, tears, pencil inscriptions, etc. to be expected from age. Plates are collated. Plate I laid down onto page.
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