7.25" x 4.5"
w/ moire silk endpapers
1821 1st ed Impressions of Animals Silver Buttons Engravings Illustrated HUNTING Impressions of a Series of Animals is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable book of animal engravings by Abraham Cooper. These small illustrations were taken from a unique set of silver buttons that were sold for shooting coats. Publisher J.H. Burn published these designs with a quotation under each plate. (Gilbey, p. 161). The animals noted on these buttons include The woodcock The setter (dog) The mallard The pointer (dog) The hare The greyhound The grouse The fox The pheasant The stag The partridge The foxhound SCOTT, John [engraver] Impressions of a series of animals, birds, &c. illustrative of British field sports: from a set of silver buttons, London, J.H. Burn 1821. First edition. Details: Collation: Complete with all pages 17 engraved leaves These pages include 16 buttons one for each animal and advertisement from Thomas Gosden the originator of the buttons References: Gilbey, Animal Painters of England.
Extremely rare with auction estimates and price comparisons at over $5,300 (Doyle 2008)
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