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Antique Book, Thoughts on Hunting

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Our Stock # 18.9834

This is an antique book, Thoughts on Hunting by William Beckford. An English language hard bound compendium of sporting letters, dating to the Georgian period, published 1810.

An English novelist and art critic, William Beckford (1760 - 1844) was the son of a former London Mayor - the significant inheritance upon his father's death afforded Beckford a lifestyle conducive to indulgence in art and architecture. A brief dalliance as a pupil of Mozart gave way to following the tutelage of Alexander Cozens (1717 - 1786), a British landscape artist. His most notable written work is Vathek - a gothic novel started in French and first published in English without Beckford's name in 1786. Other titles by Beckford include Italy - with Sketches of Spain and Portugal, and the satirical novel Azemia.

Presented in good antique condition. Lightly time-worn and intact
Printed in London by Albion Press across 314 pages
Illustrations engraved and reproduced by John Scott
Hard bound with distinctive marble paper with gold tooling and titling
Frontispiece and illustrated title plates with delicate paper cover

This is a fascinating antique sporting book, Thoughts on Hunting. A fine example of Georgian non-fiction and in pleasingly clean and intact condition. Delivered ready to enjoy.

Dimensions:
Max Width: 15cm (6'')
Max Depth: 3cm (1.25'')
Max Height: 24cm (9.5'')

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$756.36  USA
705.37  EU
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Period Early 19th Century Antiques Material Paper Origin English Item code as272a7147 / 18.9834 Status For Sale

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