Apperley´s Life of John Mytton
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APPERLEY´S LIFE OF JOHN MYTTON. (APPERLEY, CHARLES JAMES). The Life of John Mytton, Esq.re of Halston, Shropshire. Formerly MP. for Shrewsbury, High Sheriff for the Counties of Salop & Merioneth, and Major of the North Shropshire Yeomanry Cavalry: With His Hunting, Racing, Shooting, Driving, and Extravagant Exploits. By Nimrod. With Numerous Illustrations, by H. Alken and T. J. Rawlins. Fourth Edition, Revised and Enlarged. With a Notice of Nimrod. London, George Routledge and Sons, 1869.
8vo. 260 x 175 mm. XI, (1), 234, (1) pp. 18 hand-coloured lithographed plates. Black later (20th century) half calf with gilt spine with red label and raised band, marbled boards with gilt filets and trimmed edges (Bookends). In flannel-lined marbled slipcase. Minor stains.
John "Mad Jack" Mytton (1796-1834), one of Britain´s most notrious mavericks. Apperley was present when Mytton tried to cure his hiccups by setting fire to the shirt he was wearing.
From the library of Hugo Wistrand (1933-2014).