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A Steeple Chase or, a Cross-Country Match: A Series of Six Prints, From the Original Drawings, by Mr. Henry Alken

Alken, Henry Thomas
London (34, Rathbone-Place) : Published by S. & J. Fuller, at their Sporting Gallery, [1827] ([London] : Printed by L. Harrison, 17 Oxford-Street)
Variant Title
Steeple chase
Cross-country match
  • Plate 1. The start ... off they go with White for choice
  • Plate 2. Getting over an old blind-road way and doing it well, even belting
  • Plate 3. A slap at a stone enclosure, five to four on White
  • Plate 4. Crossing a deep ravine dangerous to pass, with 6 to 2 on White
  • Plate 5. Getting a strong bullock fence down for a hundred without any odds on White
  • Plate 6. The winner, and to such wondrous doing brought his horse.
  • Hamlet.
[1] leaf, 6 leaves of plates : col. ill. ; 43 x 55 cm.
Each plate has title "A steeple chase" above the print. "H. Alken, del. et sc." and imprint "Pubd. Janry. 1, 1827, by S. & J. Fuller, 34 Rathbone Place, London" appear below the print.
Local Notes
SPECIAL COLLECTIONS: 19th century red cloth with red morocco backstrip and corners; in red cloth slipcase. Marion duPont Scott Sporting Collection. Scott Fund, 2012/2013.
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