The Deerstalkers; or, Circumstantial Evidence: A Tale of the South-Western Counties,; by Frank Forester. Illustrated by the author.

Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1849. 12mo. 198 pp. Extra engraved title page and frontispiece. BAL 8114. Bound with: My Shooting Box, by Frank Forester. Philadelphia: Carey and Hart, 1846. First edition. 12mo. 179 pp. Illustrated, extra engraved title page, frontispiece, and two plates; ad on verso of page 179. BAL 8091. Somewhat later green three-quarter morocco (joints rubbed) and marbled boards, endpapers, and edges. Very good copy. Item #45129

First edition of Deerstalkers, first edition, state 1 of Shooting Box. Angling author J.J. Brown’s copy with his bookplate on the front pastedown and ownership signature on title page of first title. Brown published The American Angler’s Guide anonymously in 1845 ; it went through many editions over the next several decades. These Herbert titles were issued in printed wrappers (not present here; BAL, for second title notes “no copy so bound has been located”).

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