[Apperley, Charles James 1778 – 1843] By Nimrod, Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq. of Halston, Shropshire Formerly M. P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry; with Notices of his Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentric, and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Third Edition. Reprinted with considerable Additions, from the New Sporting Magazine. London, Ralph Ackermann, Eclipse Sporting and Military Gallery. 191, Regent Street, 1851. Printed by G[eorge] Barclay, Castle Street, Leicester Square.
[Introductory blank; frontispiece, “Well Done, Neck or Nothing; You are not a bad one to breed from.”; engraved title page with vignette; printed title page i-ix, list of 18 plates verso of ix; 1-218 pages; concluding blank] The frontispiece is listed in the table of plates as appearing at page 146. It appears in this copy only as the hand-colored frontispiece. 25 cm. 8vo. This third edition has the biographical “Memoir of Nimrod,” the introductory thirteen pages preceding Part I. Original green, gilt-stamped cloth, front cover and spine, gilt page edges all around. Leather book plate of Herschel V. Jones, publisher of the Minneapolis Journal, and a Grolier Club member at the time of his death in 1928. There is a pencil annotation under the book plate. Original bookseller’s tag partially removed. A magnificent, pristine copy with superb hand-coloring. Still housed in its red cloth, hard slip case with a repaired chemise.