Monday, January 25, 2010

Book of the Week

The National Sports of Great Britain. With Descriptions in English and French. A New edition. by Henry Alken

Published: New York, D Appleton & Co, 1904
Edition: Reprint
Binding: Red half leather cover with red boards

100pp + plates :: 50 full colour plates :: 490mm x 310mm (19" x 12") :: 50 full-page engraved hand-coloured plates on subjects including hawking, hunting, horse-racing, shooting, fishing, baiting, and combating animals. Rare, VG : in very good condition without dustwrapper. Some rubbing and scuffing to leather cover. Top and tail of spine frayed. Top of spine with horizontal tear. Uncut pages. Teg. Slight foxed in places throughout the book on pages with text. Small section of worming at top of page from contents page through to the end of the preface which does not impinge on the text. All plates clean with tissue guards. Small tear to two of the endpapers (not affecting text or plates)
Stock number: L0403.

£ 1560.00 ( approx. $US 2553.10 )

From the stock of Barter Books.

You can view more books on shooting here, on hunting here, on birds of prey here, and horse racing here.

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