- London: S. & J. Fuller, 1849.
- square 8vo.
- original cloth with new spine covering.
- Frontispiece; 58, (6) pages, 8 plates
Price: $500.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 65235
First edition (Bridson & Wakeman B17 - for second edition of 1851). A treatise on the technique of etching by one of Britain's greatest ever sporting artists. An avid sportsman himself, Alken specialized in depicting hunting, coaching, racing, shooting and fishing scenes. British sporting periodicals frequently carried his illustrations. In this book, he distills some forty years of experience of both practicing and teaching his art into an excellent practical manual on his techniques. Engraved plates by Alken. With the bookplate of Gavin Bridson. Inside hinges cracked. Rebacked with new cloth and with a modern paper spine label. Ink ownership inscription at top of title page.