The Life of John Mytton, Esq., Of Halston, Shropshire ... With His Hunting, Racing, Shooting, Driving, and Extravagant Exploits / By Nimrod
George Routledge and Sons, 1869. First Edition. Leather. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" Tall (tall thin). / No Jacket. Item #L073924
Lacks most of illustrative material (18 plates by Alken and Rawlins; engraved half-title is present at front); slight rubbing to covers (leather; chiefly at edges); previous owner's bookplate on front attached endpaper; slight internal browning to edges. xi, , 234,  pages + plate. Later UK issue: 'Fourth Edition, revised and enlarged, with a notice of Nimrod' (title page recto); includes the preface to the first edition (dated 'Calais, 1835'), plus the 14-page 'Notice' (signed 'H. C.'). Printed by Savile, Edwards and Company, London; both London and New York addresses of publisher George Routledge on title page recto. Originally published in Great Britain in 1837 (see BMC, volume 18, page 728, column 268; citing the second edition); not located in Halkett & Laing. Bound in full dark brown calf, gilt-stamped and decorated spine with partly raised bands, covers double-ruled in gilt, blue-gray endpapers, t.e.g., remaining edges trimmed. In supplied clear mylar protective jacket.1 Engraved Plate (half-title page).