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Sports & Pastimes

Sports and Pastimes covers a range of recreational activities, including ball games, racket sports, field sports and others, as well as food & drink. Make sure to view the related items in photographs and prints.

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  1. 4 vols including supplement, 4to, engraved portrait, additional engraved titles, with additional hand-coloured engraved frontispiece and half-title, 72 engraved plates (68 with original hand-colour), 2 engraved tables, occasional spotting to supplement and title to supplement with soft crease, contemporary russia gilt, all edges gilt, neatly rebacked preserving spines, wear to supplement corners, a very attractive set.

    £2,500
  2. Limited deluxe edition, number 344 of 652, signed by the author; crown 4to (260 x 200 mm); 45 illustrations including frontispiece portrait of Grace, small mark and hole to base of tissue guard, not affecting image, else internally near fine; publisher's half black morocco, top edge gilt, others uncut, small, professional repair to head cap, offsetting (browning) to endpapers, fore-edges toned, with a few minor spots, otherwise a near-fine and very bright copy; xii, 512pp.

    £1,200
  3. Limited edition, number 7 of 250 copies; 4to; half-title, mounted colour frontispiece, additional plates throughout (some colour and mounted, some photogravure), captioned tissue guards, maps, text clean and bright; later half red morocco, spine gilt in compartments, upper cover slightly sunned, spine slightly faded, top edge gilt, others uncut, marbled endpapers, an excellent copy.

    £475
  4. First editions; 5 vols, 8vo; 200 colour plates, tissue guards, numerous black and white illustrations in text, scattered light foxing; publisher's pictorial blue cloth gilt, gilt lettering to spine, flower design on gilt background to upper cover of each volume, inset 'window' on upper covers of vols 3 and 4, flower designs rubbed on 3 vols, all edges gilt, black endpapers, an attractive set.

    £575
  5. First edition; 4 vols, large 8vo; colour frontispieces, colour plates throughout, additional black and white illustrations in text, two folding chromolithographs on rear pastedowns of vols I and IV, scattered light foxing; publisher's blue pictorial cloth, gilt lettering to spines and upper covers, spine ends slightly bumped, corners slightly rubbed, otherwise an attractive set.

    £300
  6. 36 issues bound in one volume, 4to, (25.7 x 19.8 cm); 36 full-page graphic pictorial covers, scattered foxing, some toning to leaves, a few short closed edge tears, 3 sections of news article on boxing pasted to rear blank flyleaves; contemporary half brown leather, pebbled cloth boards, gilt lettering to spine, a few minor spots to covers, some material loss to foot of spine, light rubbing to extremities, overall a very good copy; 288pp.

    £3,750
  7. Folio (48.5 x 31.5 cm), engraved additional title dated 1821, coloured by hand, 50 hand-coloured engraved plates, text in English and French; nineteenth century green polished half calf gilt, red morocco label, presented in original cloth backed slipcase, a fine clean copy.

    £12,500
  8. First edition, first printing, inscribed by the author; 8vo; publisher's burgundy cloth backed blue boards, titles to spine gilt, pictorial endpapers, with the dust jacket. Spine rather cocked, smudge to upper board, but an excellent copy in the dust jacket.

    £250
  9. First edition. small 4to, xii, 215 pp., numerous illustrations by Lt. General H. Hope Crealocke, handsomely bound for Hatchards in brown half morocco gilt, light soiling to title else an excellent example.

    £250
  10. First edition. Small 4to, [xii], xiii, 178, [1] pp., first leaf blank with previous owner's inscription, small paper flaw to first leaf of subscribers' list early twentieth century half calf, light waterstain from page 132 to end, a very good copy.

    £6,500
 

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