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Les Chasses et Le Sport en Hongrie

Budapest: Armand Geibel, [1857]. Folio. (21 x 16 inches). Half-title. Chromolithographed frontispiece and 12 chromolithographed plates, finished by hand and heightened with gum arabic. 12 mounted head and tail-piece chromolithographed vignettes, wood-engraved illustrations and initials. Scattered minor foxing to the plates.

Publisher's lettered boards, rebacked and retipped with red morocco, endpapers renewed, small area of loss of text to the upper board

A rare color plate sporting book.

"A magnificent book which illustrates every form of sport as practised by the Hungarian nobility in this unrivalled corner of pre-war Europe" (Schwerdt). Translated into French by J.B. Durringer and F.A. Schwiedland. The plates are lithographed by Arnz & Company, Eugène Charles Francois Guérard, Adolphe Jean-Baptiste Bayot and others, after various Hungarian artists.

Schwerdt I, 31; cf. Westwood & Satchell p.59.

Item #35976

Price: $12,500.00

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