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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, xiii, [blank] 421pp., twelve tissue-guarded photogravures and numerous illustrations, many taken from photographs, tissue-guards toned, else fine, publisher's chamfered red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, boards slightly bowed, else near-fine.

    £350
  2. Limited edition number 309 of one thousand copies printed; folio, 38 x 29 cm; xiii, [blank] 513pp., twelve tissue-guarded photogravures and numerous illustrations, many taken from photographs, frontispiece tissue-guard creased, else fine, publisher's chamfered red morocco gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt Anthemion dentelles and all edges gilt, fading to spine, otherwise a near-fine copy.

    £350
  3. First edition, limited to 1500 numbered copies, large 4to (32 x 26 cm). xv, 23 pp., 103 illustrations on 95 leaves, including 24 tipped-in in colour with tissue guard. Pink cloth gilt, oval illustration of a hunting dog gilt to upper cover, letters and editor's monogram gilt to spine, top edge gilt, cloth lightly stained to upper cover and faded to spine, a very good copy.

    £70
  4. First Trade edition. Sml. 4to., title heightened in gilt, illustrated frontispiece, six further plates, one map, numerous illustrations and decorations, contemporary quarter morocco over cloth, rebacked preserving contemporary backstrip, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, light age-toning to paper and a few spots to endpapers otherwise in a very good state.

    £950
  5. Large 8vo (24 x 16 cm). Printed dedication leaf, 132 pp. incl. half-title and title, index [2] pp., with 2 lithographed plates with monogram SMC, protected by tissue guards. Contemporary full red morocco, large gilt coat of arms of the Russian Empire inside gilt-ruled borders to covers, spine with raised bands, red morocco label with gilt lettering, compartments gilt-ruled, gilt rollwork to turn-ins, red silk endpapers, silk bookmark, all edges gilt, kept in a worn slipcase.

    £5,750
  6. First edition, first issue, 8vo, viii, 402pp., ten pages of ads at end, hand-coloured aquatint additional title, frontispiece and 34 plates, all by Alken, four of these plates on india and mounted on leaves with printed captions, original blue cloth, the spine and upper side stamped in gilt, the sides with scrolling border stamped in blind, edges gilt, yellow coated endpapers, rebacked preserving original worn spine, rubbed, pull-off morocco box, a very good clean copy.

    £1,500
  7. 8vo, xii, 234pp., additional engraved title and 18 hand-coloured plates after Alken and Rawlins, contemporary red morocco gilt by McDonald, spine in six compartments, gilt lettered direct in second and fourth, others with sporting motifs, raised bands, top edge gilt, a handsome copy.

    £400
  8. First edition. 4to. 8 etchings on 4 folded sheets mounted on stubs, 2 with faces highlighted in red; some light offsetting. Old boards with later manuscript label to upper cover, plate 5 with small blemish to blank portion.

    £850
  9. First edition. 4to., vii, 147 pp., 24 hand-coloured lithographed plates after Brodrick, occasional light spotting, publisher's pictorial cloth gilt, neat repairs to spine, a very good copy.

    £3,500
  10. First edition. Large folio (61.5 x 44 cm). Title, [4] introduction, 27 hand-coloured engraved maps and 55 lithographs on india paper on 31 sheets, each map accompanied with printed leaves of text; bookseller's printed overslip ('Paris [...] Vve. Bouchard-Huzard') pasted onto date of title page, a few maps lightly browned, some spotting, mostly marginal. Contemporary green half morocco, gilt rules to covers, spine with raised bands gilt in compartments, marbled endpapers; neatly rebacked preserving spine, neat repairs to extremities.

    £4,750
 

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