Hardback of the fourth edition revised and enlarged. 18 hand coloured plates, none missing. Red textured board cover. The spine is flapping, revealing interesting previous use of spine lining paper. No inscriptions or foxing but one section is loose: pp. 161-176. Otherwise bright and clean, gilding on front cover in excellent condition.
Sub-titled: MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE JOHN MYTTON, ESQ., of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly M.P. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop and Merioneth and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomary Cavalry; with Notices of His Hunting, Shooting, Driving, Racing, Eccentgric and Extravagant Exploits.
Preface by Nimrod, Calais, 1835
John Mytton was born on 30 September 1796, the son of John Mytton and Sarah Harriet. His family were Shropshire squires with a lineage that stretched back some 500 years. His father died at the age of 30, when Jack was two years old, and he inherited the family seat of Halston Hall, Whittington, near Oswestry,