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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. Limited edition number 309 of one thousand copies printed, folio, 38 x 29 cm; xv, [blank] 538pp., fifteen tissue-guarded photogravures and numerous illustrations, many taken from photographs, publisher's chamfered red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, a fine copy in every respect.

    £350
  2. First edition; 8vo; 15 fine, hand-coloured aquatints by Rawlins, a few marks and light spotting to early pages and tissue guards (not affecting plates), otherwise bright; publisher's full green morocco gilt, errata slip, toned, spot to upper cover, a few scratches to rear one, otherwise very good, modern cloth box, a very good copy.

    £1,400
  3. First edition, presentation inscription by Gielgud to half-title; 4to; numerous illustrations from photographs; publisher's blue cloth gilt, faded at top and bottom edges, illustrated endpapers of 'leading ladies', mild crease to upper free one, pictorial dust-jacket, chipped, worn and creased, closed tear to rear panel but the inscription inside more than compensates for a less than perfect dust-jacket; together with a theatre programme for John Gielgud's production of Hamlet at the Lyceum Theatre, London; cream wrappers, printed in gold, red and black, toned and dust-soiled but sound and remarkably sound and complete; [2] xxiii [2]pp.

    £375
  4. First edition, slim 8vo. vii, [blank], 73pp., vignette illustrations with the text, neat near-contemporary ink gift inscription to half title, publisher's illustrated paper-covered boards, browning to upper section and endpapers, otherwise a very good copy.

    £250
  5. Sml. 8vo.,lx, 418, [1] pp., 12 steel-engraved plates and numerous woodcut illustrations within text, slight age-toning, else fine, tree calf gilt by Riviere, the spine with gilt angling devices (tackle, and fish basket) within raised bands, all edges gilt, a little rubbed and few scratches, otherwise a beautifully bound copy.

    £580
  6. Crown 8vo., slight offsetting from frontispiece plate to title, otherwise fine, contemporary green half morocco gilt by J. Larkins, gilt angling devices (fish, fly, tackle) on spine, top edge gilt, extremities slightly rubbed, else very good.

    £425
  7. 8vo., first edition thus illustrated, hand-coloured plates by Wildrake, Heath and Jellicoe, original red vertical-ribbed cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt and blind.

    £250
  8. First edition. 4to (29 x 20.5 cm), 50 hand-coloured plates captioned within the plate. Uncut in original red boards; rebacked, original paper label to upper cover.

    £1,250
  9. First, first, second, & third editions; 4 works in 5 volumes, 8vo, The Horse & The Hound with frontipiece, 4 plates, 6 full-page illustrations & further illustrations in the text, uniformly bound in red half morocco for Hatchards, gilt ornaments on spines, marbled boards with matching marbled endpapers, spines slightly sunned / darkened, scattered light foxing, particularly to endpapers, some light waterstaining to preliminaries of Nimrod Abroad vol. I, very light waterstain to margin of titlepage of Northern Tour; light waterstain to margin of final pages of The Horse & the Hound; none-the-less a very attractive set. xvi, 598; ix, [1], 285, vii, 306; [ii], 427, [1], [4](index];

    £1,650
  10. Sixth edition, 12mo., iv, 261, [xi, including 4 pages ads]pp., contemporary calf ruled in gilt, joints repaired, red morocco label, a fresh, clean copy.

    £875
 

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