[APPERLEY, Charles James (1777-1843).] Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton… by Nimrod. London: Rudolph Ackermann, 1835.
8vo (209 x 133 mm). Aquatint frontispiece, 11 hand-colored aquatint plates. (Some minor browning). Publisher's brown gold-stamped cloth (rebacked, preserving original spine, some light wear); cloth slipcase. FIRST EDITION of "a most valuable and important book for the sporting life of the period, aptly described by Newton as 'a biography of a real man that reads like a work of fiction'" (Tooley).
Estimate $ 400-600
Provenance: H.W. Selby Lowndes (1813-1885) English sportsman (bookplate); Alfred Barmore Maclay (1871-1944) American equestrian (bookplate); Sold Christie's, 23 May 1997, lot 178.