[FOREIGN FIELD SPORTS]. Foreign Field Sports, Fisheries, Sporting Anecdotes, &c. -Field Sports...of the Native Inhabitants of New South Wales. London: Edward Orme, 1814, 1813.
4to (270 x 225 mm). Half-title, 109 (of 110, lacking frontispiece?) hand-colored aquatint plates, watermarked 1811, supplement with separate title-page. (Some light spotting or minor offsetting, a few short mostly marginal tears with old repairs.) Later half green morocco, marbled boards, spine gilt (some light wear, particularly to corners). FIRST EDITION, including illustrations depicting sport around the world, including Europe, the Americas, India and Africa, and including depictions of whale hunting and bull fighting. From the Library of Ch-teau du Bois Boudran, an estate acquired by Count Greffulhe in the 19th century to establish hunting grounds. The estate was a well-known location for hunting and shooting with a renowned hunting library, which sold in 1937 to Galerie Charpentier. Abbey Travel 2.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,500
Provenance: Count Jean-Henry-Louis-Greffulhe (1774-1820) French banker and politician (bookplate of the library of Ch-teau du Bois Boudran, initials on spine).