A PANORAMA OF THE PROGRESS OF HUMAN LIFE FASHIONABLY DISPLAYED ILLUSTRATING 'SHAKESPEARE'S AGES' AND EXHIBITING THE MANNERS, CHARACTER AND FIELD SPORTS OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLE

London: Privately Printed (by Waterlow & Sons) by the Author of 'Hunting Hawking Shooting', 1930. Limited Facsmile Edition, First Thus. Soft cover. Facsimile, reduced in size but proportioned, of the original illustrations of Henry Thomas Aiken (1784-1851) published by S. and F. Fuller in 1820 on rollers or mounted as a series of drawings. Alken is known for illustrated works on British sport and social manners as 'Jorrock's Jaunts and Jollities': Panorama was the forerunner of Nimrod's 'The Life of a Sportsman'. With a new preface and commentary by C.F.G.R. Schwerdt. Oblong folio, stiff printed wrappers, limited edition #124/400 copies, signed by Schwerdt. 15 colored plates - for a total of 35 pictures - mounted on 5 leaves, with descriptive letterpress facing each page. Original plates destroyed. Covers a tad solied with a few short tears and a small chip. Sheets near fine. Scarce. Near Fine. Item #010880

Price: $675.00

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