THE CHASE. William SOMERVILE, Hugh Thomson.


London: George Redway, 1896. First edition thus. Hardcover. 8vo. Blue cloth with gilt illustrations and titles. About very good. Light rubbing and edgewear to boards. Frontispiece and tissue guard have separated. Otherwise good and sound. Light foxing here and there, but overall clean throughout if modestly toned. 87pp. Very good. Item #19578

"Reprinted from the original edition of 1735, with a memoir of the author." One of the best-known works by this English poet, which tells the story of a "chase" as field sport (hunting), for which Somervile was an enthusiast. Features illustrations similar to cover depicting hunters atop their horses, with attendant dogs. A charming edition.

Price: $25.00

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