[ALKEN, HENRY] [Miniature Sporting Prints].
[London: circa 1827]. A group of six finely hand-colored etched plates, all window-mounted. Preserved in a tan buckram chemise and matching quarter lilac morocco clamshell case by the Lakeside Press, Chicago, spine with two sporting tools and longitudinal title lettering between two raised bands. 2 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches (8 x 13 cm) in card mounts; no visible margins. Light wear to joints, small chip to head of spine. From the Library of Maxine and Joel Spitz, with their bookplate and collection stamp.
All six plates depict racecourse scenes. The attribution is taken from the case; the plates are unsigned.
C Estate of Arnold 'Jake' Johnson
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