Wild Sports of the West. With Legendary Tales and Local Sketches. By the Author of "Stories of Waterloo". Two Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1832. First Edition. With 17 illustrations & vignettes. Pages (1) , [ix], 306; (2) [vii] 323. Contemporary half calf, marbled boards, with three previous to front free endpapers of both volumes and book plates. Scarce thus. Maxwell was born in Newry, co. Down, in 1792. He wrote a variety of sketches and novels, chiefly on sporting and military subjects. His ‘Wild Sports of the West’ brought him some reputation as a sporting and military novelist, and earned the praises of Professor Wilson in ‘Noctes Ambrosianæ’ (November 1832) as the work of a true sportsman.