Philanthropic Society, 1801, Hardcover, Book Condition: Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, First
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight. Marbled edges in good condition. No date, but circa 1801 as plates are dated 1801. Part I deals with angling. Full gilt stamped and decorated leather over boards, marbled end papers, , 378 pages, 15 plates (which includes the title page) with tissues, some fold-out, one extra folding plate "Trench at Thornwood" which is actually listed as being in Part II, Volume II. Text body is free of writing or marks. Corners and spine ends are bumped with some wear, rebacked spine with original spine reattached, reattached original spine leather is chipped and a large piece at bottom of spine missing, top layer of leather on spine detaching, gilt on spine faded, leather scuffed and worn, foxing to tissues guards and facing pages and plates (rest of text has only minor foxing), tissue guards missing on one plate and torn on another. Part II includes a continuation of angling, then moves into bird hunting, dogs used in shooting, and finally ammunition & guns. Full gilt stamped and decorated leather over boards, marbled end papers, , 356 pages, 29 plates (some with tissues), some fold-out, Index. This copy lists the aforementioned plate "Trench at Thornwood" in the List of Plates, but it is actually in Part I. Corners and spine ends are bumped with some wear, spine rebacked with original spine reattached and with piece missing near head of spine and partially affecting the title, leather scuffed and worn, previous owner's signature and address in pencil on front free end paper as well as a stamped name on front free end paper, foxing to varying degrees throughout, tissue guards missing on some plates and torn/worn on others, previous owner has made pencil corrections to the pagination on the List of Plates, and has annotated the Index, and has drawn vertical pencil lines next to some paragraphs. This is a SET of books and may require extra shipping charges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 6 lbs 6 oz. Category: Fishing & Hunting; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 009856.