1821 1st ed Impressions of Animals Silver Buttons Engravings Illustrated HUNTING

SCOTT, John [engraver]

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‘Impressions of a Series of Animals’ is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable book of animal engravings by Abraham Cooper. These small illustrations were taken from a unique set of silver buttons that were sold for shooting coats. Publisher J.H. Burn published these designs with a quotation under each plate. (Gilbey, p. 161). The animals noted on these buttons include

  • The woodcock
  • The setter (dog)
  • The mallard
  • The pointer (dog)
  • The hare
  • The greyhound
  • The grouse
  • The fox
  • The pheasant
  • The stag
  • The partridge
  • The foxhound

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1821 1st ed Impressions of Animals Silver Buttons Engravings Illustrated HUNTING

 

‘Impressions of a Series of Animals’ is an impressive, valuable, and highly desirable book of animal engravings by Abraham Cooper. These small illustrations were taken from a unique set of silver buttons that were sold for shooting coats. Publisher J.H. Burn published these designs with a quotation under each plate. (Gilbey, p. 161). The animals noted on these buttons include

  • The woodcock
  • The setter (dog)
  • The mallard
  • The pointer (dog)
  • The hare
  • The greyhound
  • The grouse
  • The fox
  • The pheasant
  • The stag
  • The partridge
  • The foxhound

 

Item number: #6705

Price: $1950

SCOTT, John [engraver]

Impressions of a series of animals, birds, &c. illustrative of British field sports: from a set of silver buttons,

London, J.H. Burn 1821. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages

o   17 engraved leaves

o   These pages include 16 ‘buttons’ – one for each animal – and advertisement from Thomas Gosden – the originator of the buttons

  • References: Gilbey, Animal Painters of England;
  • Provenance: Bookplate

o   John M. Schiff

  • John Mortimer Schiff (August 26, 1904 – May 9, 1987) was an American investment banker and philanthropist.
  • He was a partner in the firm Kuhn, Loeb & Co., as well as a trustee of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, a breeder of championship thoroughbred racehorses, and the national president of the Boy Scouts of America from 1951 to 1956.

o   George Weare Braikenridge

  • A notable English antiquities collector whose Braikenridge Collection is extensive and still well-known.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure

o   Visible repair at inner hinges

  • Size: ~8.75in X 5.5in (22.5cm x 14cm)
  • Extremely rare with auction estimates and price comparisons at over $5,300 (Doyle 2008)

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6705

Category

Arts & Architecture

Authors

SCOTT, John [engraver]

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete