ALKEN, HENRY Fox Hunting.
London: S. & J. Fuller, 1 February 1813. First edition, first issue. Bound in modern three-quarters morocco, tan cloth sides in matching slipcase. 16 3/4 x 21 inches (41 x 51 cm); the series of four hand-colored etchings by Clark and Dubourg after Alken. First plate with small chip and minor restoration at margins. The Leopold Heinemann (see small stamp on plate versos)/Joel Spitz copy.
Issued without a general title, these are among the earliest recorded plates by Alken, and are quite rare. The individual plate titles read: Throwing Off; Breaking Cover; In Full Cry; The Death. The coloring has an attractive sepia tint coming from the stipple-printed ground, which has been heightened by hand. Mellon/Snelgrove 1; Siltzer p. 57.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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