Hunting, Hawking, Shooting, Illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, and Drawings.

London: Privately printed for the author by Waterlow & Sons, 1928-1937. First edition, 1/300 sets signed by the collector. Large 4to. 4 volumes: xxiv, 324; xvi, 359; (10), 256; xx, 260 pp. Illustrated, 382 plates, some folding, some double-page, 138 printed in color, facsimiles. "The Schwerdt catalogue ranges from early works to those of the [20th century], mainly from European countries, but also from America and Asia. It is a scholarly work, its contents expertly collated, with information notices on many items" (Snelgrove British and Sporting Animal Prints, 1658-1874: A Catalogue of the Paul Mellon Collection, p. ix). "The greatest and finest catalogue in all sporting literature" (Litchfield 84). Schiff sale 291: "Monumental and indispensable catalogue of [Schwerdt's] collection." Original three-quarter dark green morocco and cloth, gilt patterned endleaves, t.e.g., others untrimmed, by Kelly & Sons, London. A little rubbing, but otherwise a very good set of a major work. (2947). Item #56472

Price: $4,500.00

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