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Memoirs of the Life of the Late John Mytton, Esq.

NIMROD [pseud. APPERLEY Charles James 1778-1843]

  • Publisher: Rudolph Ackermann
  • Published: 1837 , London: 191, Regent St.
  • Condition: very good
London: 191, Regent St.: Rudolph Ackermann, 1837 Near fine, 1837, 2nd ed, 18 pls (complete). In deep red morocco by GJ Sawyer Ltd, gilt edge tooling. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling & titles. Internally, additional engraved title page with vignette, [3], (iv-ix), [3], [1], 2-206 pp, 18 pls (hand coloured, with) + eng tp pl, lacks adverts, a.e.g., spine rubbed at head & tail edges, very minimal browning, board edges in gilt, intricate gilt tooled turn-ins (binders stamp), red marbled endpapers, small binders label to epd. (Folio, 147*228 mm). A lovely copy of the first complete and best edition. (OCLC 1455044. Tooley 67). Apperley, [pseud. Nimrod], writer on sport, was said to have created the role of gentleman hunting correspondent. Writing at first under various pseudonyms (Acastus, Eques, and A), he published his first article for the Sporting Magazine as Nimrod in January 1822 and he subsequently usually used that nom de plume. See ODNB. Title continues: Reprinted (with considerable additions) from the New Sporting Magazine.

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