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Unrepeatable as the Collection
of this Nimrod of Hunting Collectors of all Ages
The Catalogue which has no equal
Schwerdt, C. F. G. R. Hunting, Hawking, Shooting illustrated in a Catalogue of Books, Manuscripts, Prints, and Drawings Collected by (himself). 4 (four) vols. London, Waterlow & Sons for the Author, 1928-37. Reprint. With an introduction by Kurt Lindner in English-German parallel text. 1985. 4to. With
382 ( some double full-page and partly folded resp. ) plates .
Orig. imitation leather with back-plate.
The as rich as splendidly illustrated catalogue
of the unrepeatable , famous Schwerdt Collection ,
published then in a lavishly designed private print of just 300 copies whose printing plates were destroyed afterwards, and which since long is an as dearly wanted as highly paid for trouvaille.
Dissolved in 1939 the legendary and unrepeatable collection comprised the hunt in all its manifestations. Shown in rare plenty of precious manuscripts, rare as common books, rare prints, admirable drawings and pictorial originals. And this multitude so carefully catalogued by his wife Mathilde that the visual pleasure about the rich plate material is complemented by the usability as solid bibliography.
(Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874, A Catalogue of The Paul Mellon Collection, p. IX).
The bibliophile magic of the original catalogue this slightly reduced reprint shall and cannot pretend. Nevertheless it is inevitably more than just the indispensable bibliographic aid closing a dire gap. For because of its complete plate part it is at the same time the reflected glory of the absolute.
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