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    Fifteen Heavily Illustrated Volumes
    of British Sports

    [Sporting Books]. British Sports and Sportsmen. London: Sports and Sportsmen Limited, [N.d., two dated 1914 and 1920]. Limited edition of 1000 copies, several of which are numbered 971. Fifteen quarto volumes. Compiled and edited variously by "The Sportsman", "Sporting Life & Sportsman", and in "Conjunction with The Sporting Life". Frontispieces, illustrated plates with tissue guards, and numerous in-text illustrations. Title pages in red and black. Uniform publisher's full red morocco covered beveled boards with gilt rules, title and coat of arms on upper board, five raised spine bands with gilt titles, rules, decorations and devices in compartments, all edges gilt, gilt inner dentelles, and marbled endpapers. Bindings lightly rubbed some scuffing, few boards lightly bowed, spines color faded, some spine ends bumped, one with small tears (see online). Armorial ink stamp, holograph ink previous owner's name and small pencil: "B4" on each front fly-leaf. Pages with light edge wear, few minor ink stains in margins, and few smudges. A near fine collection of these heavily illustrated volumes. From the collection of Donald Carter.

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    Athletic Sports/ Tennis - Rackets/ and Other Ball Games. N.d., 421 pages.

     

    Big Game Hunting and Angling. 1914. (Limited edition of 1000 copies, this being copy number 36). No armorial device on upper board. Small writing on verso of front endpaper (No ink stamp, name or numbers on front fly-leaf) Frontispiece tipped-in on a stub. Offset from tissue guards onto plates. 593 pages.

     

    Breeding Agriculture/ Country-Life Pursuits. N.d., 491 pages.

     

    Commerce & Industry. N.d., 584 pages.

     

    Cricket and Football. N.d., 485 pages.

     

    Golf - Athletics/ Tennis- Hockey/ and Other Ball Games/ Winter Sports. N.d., 492 pages.  (bookseller's pencil notes on front fly-leaf)

     

    Hunting. N.d., 522 pages.

     

    Modern Commerce - Transport/ Motoring and Aviation. N.d., 538 pages.

     

    Modern Flat-Racing/ Steeple Chasing. N.d., 536 pages.

     

    Polo & Coaching. N.d. 482 pages.

     

    Racing. 1920. 402 pages. Small tears to spine at foot.

     

    Shooting and Deerstalking. N.d. 428 pages.

     

    Sportsmen of the Past. Part I.  N.d. 168 pages

     

    Sportsmen of the Past. Part II.  N.d. 169 - 325 pages

     

    The Story of Shipping. N.d., 497 pages.



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