1837 Memoirs of John Mytton HUNTING Sports Color Illustrated Alken & Rawlins

APPERLEY, Charles James, aka NIMROD

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Charles Apperley’s book ‘Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton’ is a fascinating biography with beautiful color illustrations depicting different hunting scenes, which fell in line with Apperley’s work writing for the Sporting Magazine of London.

 

“This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough” (Martin Hardie).

 

“A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as ‘a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'” (Tooley).

 

This 1837 edition is illustrated with 17 hand-colored aquatint plates by Henry Alken and T.J. Rawlins with original hand-coloring in full page format!

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1837 Memoirs of John Mytton HUNTING Sports Color Illustrated Alken & Rawlins

 

Charles Apperley’s book ‘Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton’ is a fascinating biography with beautiful color illustrations depicting different hunting scenes, which fell in line with Apperley’s work writing for the Sporting Magazine of London.

 

“This is not a work of fiction, for John Mytton, a rather inglorious character for a biography, was a hard-living, hard-drinking country squire of Halston, Shropshire, capable of the utmost physical endurance, and ready to accept any wager to walk, shoot or ride against any man. Many of his feats are recorded and graphically delineated, including the climax of his folly in setting his nightshirt on fire to cure a hiccough” (Martin Hardie).

 

“A most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as ‘a biography of a man that reads like a work of fiction'” (Tooley).

 

This 1837 edition is illustrated with 17 hand-colored aquatint plates by Henry Alken and T.J. Rawlins with original hand-coloring in full page format!

 

Item number: #7733

Price: $550

 

APPERLEY, Charles James, aka NIMROD

 

Memoirs of the life of the late John Mytton, Esq., of Halston, Shropshire …: with notices of his hunting, shooting, driving, racing, eccentric and extravagant exploits

 

London: Rudolph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting Gallery, and New Sporting Magazine Office, 191 Regent Street, 1837.

 

Details:

  • Collation:
    • [ix], [1], 206
    • 17 plates
  • References: Tooley 67. Schwerdt 1, p. 38. Abbey, Life, 385. Martin Hardie, pp. 185-186. Prideaux, p. 326.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
    • Visible repair to front and back board
  • Size: ~9.5in X 6in (24cm x 15.5cm)
  • Very rare with auction estimates and price comparisons as high as $2,000

 

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Authors

APPERLEY, Charles James, aka NIMROD

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent