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A Bear Hunt.
A Bear Hunt.
Design'd by G.Morland. Engrav'd by S.W.Reynolds.
London: Published April 1st 1796, by S.W.Reynolds, No 6. Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint. 325 x 380mm.
Whitman: 409. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 4282]   £520.00  
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[Bear Hunt]
[Bear Hunt] Chasse à L'Ours
Peint par Carlo Vanloo. Gravé par J.J. Flipart
A Paris chez Jean rue St. Jean de Beauvais No. 32 [c.1773 bit later]
Engraving, platemark 505 x 370mm (19¾ x 14½"). Large margins.
Two bears attacked by numerous dogs and men (mainly on horseback), while another bear is pursued in the background. Engraving after a painting by Carle Van Loo, originally issued as a pair with a 'Tiger Hunt' after Boucher. The paintings were part of a set of nine then at the Surintendance in Versailles, and it appears that the engraver Flipart having obtained permission to reproduce them, originally intended to publish a larger series (see notes to British Museum cataloguing for the latter).
For the pendant see ref. 38466.
[Ref: 38465]   £240.00  
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An Enraged and Badly Wounded Bear Shot by The Author.
An Enraged and Badly Wounded Bear Shot by The Author.
Drawn on Stone, by T.M. Baynes. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 140 x 220mm. 5½ x 8¾". Light marginal staining.
Plate to Volume II of 'Field Sports of the North of Europe; comprised in a personal narrative of a residence in Sweden and Norway, in the years 1827-28. With numerous engravings' by Llewellyn Lloyd, in 2 vols.
British Library: 014817285. Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 11412]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Author In Personal Conflict With A Bear.
The Author In Personal Conflict With A Bear.
Drawn on Stone by T.M. Baynes. Printed by C. Hullmandel.
[London: H. Colburn and R. Bentley, 1831.]
Lithograph on india laid paper, sheet 140 x 220mm. 5½ x 8¾". Light marginal staining.
Plate to Volume II of 'Field Sports of the North of Europe; comprised in a personal narrative of a residence in Sweden and Norway, in the years 1827-28. With numerous engravings' by Llewellyn Lloyd, in 2 vols.
British Library: 014817285. Not in Abbey.
[Ref: 11411]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
The Game fleeing before the Hunters.
H.B. des. 1837.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Coloured lithograph. Image 150 x 205mm (6 x 8". Trimmed from a larger sheet.
Buffalo, zebra and antelope stampeding across a valley. Published in Captain Henry Butler's 'South African Sketches: Illustrative of the wild life of a hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony'. Captain Henry Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King Williamís Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to have been a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey Travel: 336.9
[Ref: 30233]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Camp at Modder Key. (going out in the morning). The Bontibok Flats.
Camp at Modder Key. (going out in the morning). The Bontibok Flats.
H.B. pinxit. 1838.
[London: Ackermann & Co., 1841.]
Coloured lithograph. Image 150 x 210mm (6 x ¼". Trimmed from a larger sheet.
A self-portrait of the author reaching for his gun having spotted some antelope to kill. It was published in Captain Henry Butler's 'South African Sketches: Illustrative of the wild life of a hunter on the Frontier of the Cape Colony'. Captain Henry Butler, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, was posted to South Africa with the 27th or Inniskilling Regiment of Foot. In 1837 and 1838 he travelled to the hunting grounds of the Bontebok Flats (between the Klipplaats and Windvogel Rivers in Eastern Cape Province, about eighty miles north of King Williamís Town). He returned to England in 1839 and in 1841, the year of publication, he transferred to the 59th Regiment, promoted to Captain. His book appears to be a vanity publication, accounting for its rarity, containing only the lithographed title, 15 plates and 15 pages of text. His only other publication was an article in the New Monthly Magazine.
Abbey Travel: 336.
[Ref: 30234]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Chase of the Hartebeest.
Chase of the Hartebeest.
H.B.=3c.
[n.d. c.1830.]
Coloured lithograph. 190 x 275mm (7½ x 10¾").
Hartebeest running away from hunters approaching on horseback. The hartebeest is an African species of grassland antelope, first described by Peter Simon Pallas in 1766. From Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches".
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 30162]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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The wounded Blesbok. Plate III.
The wounded Blesbok. Plate III.
H.B.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 197 x 279mm (7¾ x 11"). Some toning, crease to upper left corner.
A wounded blesbok, an antelope endemic to South Africa; vultures fly overhead ready to scavenge. From Captain Henry Butler's "South African Sketches".
Abbey 336.
[Ref: 30165]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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[A cheetah running down a blackbuck.]
[A cheetah running down a blackbuck.]
Harrington Bird 1905.
Published by A. Baird-Carter, 70 Jermyn Street, London S.W. 1906
Colour lithographic print, rare, signed in pencil by the artist. Printed area 290 x 490mm. Glued into mount, some spotting.
A cheetah chasing a blackbuck, an antelope native to India and once the country's most hunted wild animal. The artist, John Alexander Harington Bird (1846-1936), specialised in sporting pictures, including foxhunting, coaching, dressage, pig-sticking, coursing and racing. The Royal Family were among his clients.
[Ref: 30154]   £330.00  
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Die Bären=Iagd. Venatio Urforum.
Die Bären=Iagd. Venatio Urforum. So starck der Bär auch ist bringt doch der Hunde menge Bet alter seiner Wut denselben ins Gedränge Viel Feinde bringen auch den stärcksten in die Enge. Copia magna canum praestantem viribus ursum Assequitur, superat, villosa pelle cruentat Hostibus innumeris superatur maxima virtus.
G.P. Rug. del. I.P. Koch excud. A.V.
[n.d. c.1780.]
Mezzotint in blue ink. 254 x 362mm. 10 x 14¼".
Bear hunt; hounds attacking two bears, men with spear behind, and others on horseback, in a wooded landscape.
Original chalk drawing is in the BM.
[Ref: 18980]   £330.00  
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Bechuana hunting the Lion.
Bechuana hunting the Lion.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
Bechuana, people from Tswana, seen hunting a lion. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30166]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Hunting at Meritsane.
Hunting at Meritsane.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
Hunters chasing animals at Meritsane, an area which is now Mokala National Park in the Northern Cape of Africa. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30170]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hunting the Blesbok
Hunting the Blesbok
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
A hunter on horse back with his rifle chases after a fleeing herd of blesbuck. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30172]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Hunting the Giraffe.
Hunting the Giraffe.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
Two Indian army officers on horseback, one in the background with his rifle pointed directly at a giraffe standing still, and a second chasing after an escaping herd. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30167]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hunting the Ostrich.
Hunting the Ostrich.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
An ostrich in the foreground running as a hunter stands behind by his horse with rifle pointing ready to shoot; in the background a procession of cattle and wagons. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30171]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Hunting the Wild Buffalo.
Hunting the Wild Buffalo.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½"). Tear into image along lower edge.
Wild buffalo flee, one injuring itself to left, as Indian hunters arrive on horseback with their rifles ready to shoot. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30169]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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Shooting the Hippopotamus.
Shooting the Hippopotamus.
W.C. Harris.
[n.d. c.1838.]
Coloured lithograph. 165 x 240mm (6½ x 9½").
Three hippos seen in the water, a fourth seen walking on the shoreline; an Indian hunter hidden behind a tree ready to shoot. By Sir Captain William Cornwallis Harris (1807-1848), an officer in the Indian army and an acclaimed naturalist who travelled through South Africa. From "Wild Sports of Southern Africa".
Abbey 334.
[Ref: 30168]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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British India. Return From Hog-Hunting.
British India. Return From Hog-Hunting.
Drawn By The Hon. Charles Hardinge. I.D. Harding Litho.
[1847.]
Sepia tinted lithograph, printed area 310 x 375mm (12¼ x 14¾"). Repaired tear to image edge from lower extremity.
An evocative and rare image of a boar hunting party returning home with their elephants after a day's sport in India. Plate 3 to "Recollections of India. Part 1. British India and the Punjab" by James Duffield Harding (1797 - 1863) after Charles Stewart Hardinge (1822 - 1894). Charles was the eldest son of Sir Henry, first Viscount Hardinge of Lahore (1785 - 1856), the Governor General of India. Within eighteen months of Viscount Hardinge's arrival in India as Governor-General, the First Anglo-Sikh War broke out in the Punjab in December 1845. Hardinge and his son Charles travelled in this region. Charles Hardinge wrote, "The sketch...represents a party returning from a Boar Hunt. The period is evening. This amusement is generally popular with the English in the neighbourhood of Calcutta."
[Ref: 10713]   £420.00  
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Een Vreemde Bok.
Een Vreemde Bok. Pag.170.
J. Wandelaar del.
[1727.]
Engraving with very large margins, paper watermarked. Library stamp top right. Plate 297 x 172mm (11¾ x 6¾").
An antelope. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. Dorschen aan de Kaap.
[Ref: 30721]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Der Hottentotten Manier om Wilder dieren te Vangen.
Der Hottentotten Manier om Wilder dieren te Vangen. 2:de Deel Pag. 113.
A. Zeeman del. A. Zaeeman inv. et fecit.
[1727.]
Engraving with very large margins, printed on 18th century watermarked paper. Library stamp bottom left. Plate 292 x 171mm (11½ x 6¾").
The Khoikhoi way of catching wild animals; hunters bearing down with clubs and bows and arrows on a lion in the foreground which is mauling a native underneath it; hunters attack three elephants in the centre, two leopards on a rock in the background and a gazelle; a monkey escapes in the right foreground and two lions in the distant background. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. First published in Germany in 1719 as Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum, the book 'professes to be a complete account of the Cape Colony and its inhabitants'. This is taken from the Dutch edition, published in Amsterdam in two volumes in 1727.
[Ref: 30856]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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Manier im Groote Dieren te Vangen.
Manier im Groote Dieren te Vangen. 2:de Deel Pag. 114.
I.C. Philips delin.
[1727.]
Engraving with very large margins, printed on 18th century watermarked paper. Library stamp bottom right. Plate 292 x 171mm (11½ x 6¾").
Khoikhoi elephant traps: two large holes have been dug in the ground covered by bushes so as to be hidden and complete with a large spike to kill they catch; an elephant has fallen into one hole in the foreground. Other elephants walking around; an empty hole ready to left foreground. From "Naaukeurige beschryving van de kaap de Goede Hoop". Peter Kolbe (1675-1726) was sent to South Africa with a mission to provide information about the country and to do astronomical and surveying research. First published in Germany in 1719 as Caput Bonae Spei Hodiernum, the book "professes to be a complete account of the Cape Colony and its inhabitants. His writings were the basis of nearly everything that was published concerning South Africa during the next half century. To those who can compare them with official records of the time, they are unquestionably of very great value, but others should be careful not to rely too much upon them. This, from the Dutch edition, was published in Amsterdam in two great volumes in 1727.
[Ref: 30857]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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[Leopard Hunt.] [Chasse au Tigre.]
[Leopard Hunt.] [Chasse au Tigre.]
[Peint par F. Boucher. Gravé par J.J. Flipart.
A Paris chez Jean rue St. Jean de Beauvais No. 32 [c.1773].]
Engraving, proof before all letters. 505 x 370mm (19¾ x 14½"), with large margins. Red ink collector's stamp of 'Henry R. Ba[***] Plymouth', not in Lugt.
Men in oriental costume, some on horseback attempt to kill a group of leopards (not the tigers of the title]. This engraving, after a painting by François Boucher, was originally issued as a pair with a 'Bear Hunt' after Van Loo. The original paintings were part of a set of nine then at the Surintendance in Versailles, and it appears that the engraver Flipart having obtained permission to reproduce them, originally intended to publish a larger series (see notes to British Museum cataloguing for this print).
For a lettered impression see ref 38466.
[Ref: 39720]   £380.00  
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Strution insequitur celeri gens Maura molosso, Et Galeis plumas aptat, gestamen honorum.
Strution insequitur celeri gens Maura molosso, Et Galeis plumas aptat, gestamen honorum. 62.
Iohannes Stradanus inventor 1577.
[n.d. c.1578.]
Engraving with large margins. Plate 214 x 279mm (8½ x 11"). Slight creasing; small tear lower edge.
Ostrich Hunt: Men on horseback, wearing turbans, armed with shields and spears, surround an ostrich; dogs are involved in the pursuit; other ostriches are pursued in the background; palm trees at right. From a series of 104 plates dedicated to the jurist Henricus van Osthoorn en Sonnevelt, "Venationes Ferarum, Avium, Piscium. Pugnae Bestiariorum: & mutuae Bestiarum".
[Ref: 28572]   £240.00  
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The Spring Bow.
The Spring Bow.
On Stone by Major Parlby. Sketched on the Spot by [printed Arabic signature.]
[1850.]
Coloured lithograph highlighted in gold leaf, sheet 190 x 280mm. 7½ x 11". Slightly soiled.
A tiger inadvertently walking into a trap beside a watering hole in India. To the left, a bow is primed to fire an arrow when the trip-wire is touched by the animal. Plate to Fanny Parks's (Mrs. Parlby) 'Wanderings of a Pilgrim in search of the Picturesque, during four-and-twenty years in the East', 2vols., London: Pelham Richardson, 1850.
Abbey Travel: 476, 31.
[Ref: 10281]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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