A Sportsman In Ireland. With His Summer Route Through The Highlands Of Scotland by A Cosmopolite. In Two Volumes. London: Henry Colburn, 1840. First Edition. Pp (1) xv, 315; (2) vi, 305, , all edges gilt. Each volume has an engraved steel frontispiece with 18 further engraved vignettes. Contemporary full crimson morocco, tooled & embellished with gilt decorations to upper & lower boards & on spines. Light shelf-wear to covers, frontispiece plate to volume one lightly stained, otherwise contents in fine bright condition.
A desirable set in a classic vintage binding.
Contains much on salmon and trout angling throughout Ireland, by a sportsman who 'contented himself with such accommodation as he could find among the humble inns and farmhouses, varied occasionally by hospitality freely offered by the poorer gentry and clergy of the west.'