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SA Auction #87 begins on 03 Dec 2020

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Millais, J.G.

Game Birds and Shooting Sketches

Published: Henry Sotheran & Co., London, 1894

Edition: 2nd Ltd ed. decorative leather

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A beautifully bound copy of this scarce volume on game-bird shooting in Great Britain, 185pp., of which no other de-luxe copies are listed for sale, possibly making this a unique, bespoke copy, made to order for the aristocratic Loder family (see note below); marbled end-papers, gilt dentelles, gilt ruling and ornate decorations of game birds on front cover, top edge gilt, fore- and bottom edges uncut. The only points to note are: the bookplate of Alan Lupton affixed to f.p.e-p.(possibly the book-binder himself), slight spotting to blank preliminaries and rear blanks, and lightly bumped corners; otherwise a very attractive copy, with clean text and illustrations.

This copy inscribed: 'To Stephen Busk, with best wishes from Louise and Gerald Loder, Christmas, 1894' on a blank preliminary.

[NOTE: Gerald (Walter Erskine) Loder, title 1st Baron Wakehurst (1861-1936), married Lady Louise de Vere Beauclerk (1869-1958) making this copy an item coming from the library of this aristocratic family, before presenting it to Stephen Busk, who is presumably Baron Wakehurst's brother-in-law ('Busk' being the Baron's mother's maiden name).]

  • Jacket Condition: -
  • Binding Condition: very good
  • Overall Condition: very good
  • Size: 8vo
  • Sold By: Imagine Books
  • Contact Person: Steven Duckworth
  • Country: South Africa
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Telephone: 0833587398
  • Preferred Payment Methods: Preferably EFT's; alternatively PayPal (regret: no credit cards)
  • Trade Associations: SABDA


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