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The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports. by  James and Thomas Doughty - First Edition - 1830-33 - from Raptis Rare Books (SKU: 84654)

The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports.

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The Cabinet of Natural History and American Rural Sports.

by Doughty, James and Thomas

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Philadelphia: J. and T. Doughty, 1830-33. First edition of "The first color-plate sporting book printed in America"(Grolier/Henderson). Quarto, 3 volumes. bound in contemporary half morocco over marbled boards, top edge gilt. Three engraved titles, 2 engraved portraits, and 57 lithographic plates after Thomas Doughty and others (comprising 53 hand-colored lithographs, one colored etching, two uncolored engravings and one uncolored wood-engraving), 17 in-text wood engravings, index leaves printed on blue paper trimmed, mounted, and bound into vol.III. According to Bennett, Volume III is perhaps the most difficult of all American sport items to find...Artistically Vol. 1 is much the most important, for it contains the original plates by Thos. Doughty, famous painter and founding-father of the Hudson River School." Bennett, p. 35; Grolier/Henderson, p. 40; Howes D-433; Thomas Doughty, one of America's greatest landscape painters "apparently taught himself how to paint, and around 1816 he painted his first landscapes. It was also at this time that he listed his occupation as "painter" in the Philadelphia register, among the first American artists to do so. He was an avid hunter and fisherman whose intense love of nature inspired him to capture the serenity and joy he experienced in the wooded hills and along the quiet streams of the Northeast" (Britt Steen Zuniga for DNB). Bennett, page 35; Henderson, page 37;Howes D433; Reese, American Color Plate Books 12.


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Founded by Matthew and Adrienne Raptis, Raptis Rare Books is an antiquarian book firm that specializes in literature, children's books, economics, photo books, signed and inscribed books, and landmark books in all fields. Our business model is simple: we strive to handle books that are in exceptional condition and to provide exceptional customer service. We are proud members of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America (ABAA) and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers (ILAB) and exhibit at major book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston, as well as other regional fairs.


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top edge gilt
Top edge gilt refers to the practice of applying gold or a gold-like finish to the top of the text block (the edges the pages... [more]
Full page illustration or photograph. Plates are printed separately from the text of the book, and bound in at production. I.e.,... [more]
First Edition
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Marbled boards
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The term quarto is used to describe a page or book size. A printed sheet is made with four pages of text on each side, and the... [more]
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also... [more]
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet... [more]

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