London: Printed for Thomas M'Lean by Howlett, 1819. Handcoloured aquatint on J. Whatman paper with accompanying letterpress description on J. Larking rag paper, dated 1817. 18.5 x 23 inches. 47 x 58.5 cm. Sheet size. Engraved by H. Merke, using the same plate as the first edition published by Edward Orme. Tiny marginal loss.
ORIENTAL FIELD SPORTS : being a complete, detailed, and accurate description of the WILD SPORTS OF THE EAST; and exhibiting, in a novel and interesting manner, the NATURAL HISTORY of the elephant, the rhinoceros, the tiger, the leopard, the bear, the deer, the buffalo, the wolf, the wild hog, the jackall, the wild dog, the civet, and other undomesticated animals: As likewise the different species of feathered game, fishes, and serpents / the whole interspersed with a variety of original, authentic, and curious anecdotes, taken from the manuscript and designs of Captain Thomas Williamson, who served upward of twenty years in Bengal; the drawings by Samuel Howett, made uniform in size, and engraved by the first artists...
Author: Williamson, Thomas Captain (1758-1817) and Artist: Samuel Howett (1756-1822).
Tooley, 510 (for the smaller 1819 quarto edition); Abbey,Travel II, 427 (for the 1807 first edition). Item #51-2120